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The Yankee Lady Inn
Ranked #30 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 October 2011

This was our first stay at a Bed and Breakfast, so take that in to account here.

We stayed in "The Rose Room" the week of Oct. 9 for our honeymoon. It was a quaint little room that my wife said reminder her of her grandmother's house. We found it to be very clean and comfortable, but if you are looking for amenities, look elsewhere. You get a bed to sleep in and a private bathroom, though as at least one other reviewer noted, the shower is extremely tight, and even as skinny people we had trouble maneuvering in it. There are no T.V.s in the rooms, and only a small one in the small living room on the downstairs level. Of course, we weren't there to watch T.V. and we knew the rooms had none.

As others have noted, June, the owner, is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the area, and is quite happy to share her knowledge of geology in particular. She serves three different breakfasts during the week, and all were very good, but don't expect all-you-can-eat. The strawberry pancakes were especially good.

The location is about as good as you could get. Easy walk to town, but far enough away that it was very quiet at night.

My one complaint, and it's probably inherent in all B and B's, is that you don't feel the same sense of anonymity as you do in a hotel, and with the walls not muffling sound very well, one might feel a bit hesitant to engage in certain honeymoon-like behaviors. I also would have liked breakfast to be served a bit later in the morning (stop time was 0930) so we could have felt there was more time to simply lie in bed and enjoy the morning.

But all in all, I'd recommend "The Yankee Lady Inn," though I'd probably consider other lodging as well should we return to the area (which is gorgeous in early October).

Room Tip: The "Green Room" looked to be quite spaceous. Might try that one next time.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Our room had hairs in the shower when we arrived. That is just nasty. If you are staying in the rose room, the shower is extremely tight. You couldn't hardly move in it without banging some part of your body on the wall. The room is worn and outdated. The host was nice, and the breakfast was just o.k. The location is good.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed at the Yankee Lady Inn and found the host to be a wonderfully friendly lady. She prepared a nice simple breakfast each morning with a two hour eating window. This was good if you didn't want to be down at 7am you could come up until 9am.

The room we stayed in was a decent size with a nice queen size bed. The bed was made and the towels changed daily for us. There were lots of windows which was great because you could catch a nice breeze.

The complaints we had were that the air conditioner shut off if there was a little bit of rain or the temperature changed. Once it shut off it was pretty much off until the next day. It was kind of a drag because if it went off in the middle of the night you'd wake up sweating and would have to go open a window.

The bathroom also was not very clean. When I say clean I mean there were many hairs left around the sink and in the shower and on the shower curtain. I understand that sometimes one or two may be overlooked but we found probably close to 6 or 7. That is pretty gross when you think about it.

All in all it was alright as the location was great...5 minute walk to town and good food. If the room was a bit cleaner I would have no reservations about recommending it.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

Our group of 5 friends stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful experience at the Yankee Lady. June is an excellent, friendly hostess and her rooms are comfortable and extremely clean. This is a non-pretentious, well located B&B...breakfasts are simple but scrumptious. We would definiely return.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

Yankee Lady is in a great location for Bar Harbor -- right in town and only a block or two walk from eateries, the buses and waterfront. If the primary reason for your trip to Bar Harbor is to visit Acadia National Park, the Yankee Lady Inn is a great choice. June, our hostess, was gracious and informative -- a quintessential "Maine-ian." Her breakfasts sent us off ready for each day. We had blueberry pancakes the first morning and eggs the second. Both breakfasts included tea, toast and juice. She also has a water cooler where you can refill your bottle. Since we were out most of the day, the Green Room was economical and sufficient -- absolutely nothing to complain about. We were very happy with it. The Inn has a common area downstairs which we didn't use, but other guests did to watch TV. There are only a couple of rooms so breakfast chats were nice and intimate. We also got great tips from our fellow lodgers: 1) Use the bus system in the park -- good tip! We didn't have to fuss with parking in the park and the buses came by quite often. We would however, drive to the Visitor's Center and park next time so we could head into town more quickly when we finished. (June has parking for her guests in her driveway and in front of the B&B). 2) Do the hike from Sand Beach to Otter Point and bring your lunch. There's a great cafe near the Yankee Lady Inn called Morning Glory where we got our sandwiches. 3) Get up early and watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. We got up at about 4:45 am (note that the stairs creak!) and drove to the summit of Cadillac. (Many others were on the road, too, so don't be surprised if parking might be difficult when you get to the top.) Needless to say, it was gorgeous. In spite of the number of people, there seemed to be an understanding in keeping the serenity of the morning -- no loud talking, bursts of laughter or intrusions into quiet moments. We also really enjoyed our hike to Acadia Mountain (closer to Southwest Harbor).

In the evening, we walked around Bar Harbor and despite the very touristy feel, it maintains a quaint atmosphere. We decided to go to the movie theater one evening and were surprised to learn that we could save seats by placing a paper plate in front, leave the theater to go home and change, and come back knowing our seats were still there! The theater served pizza and wine and beer so it was more of a dinner theater experience. They even had an intermission! We really loved Bar Harbor and can't wait to come back again. The Yankee Lady was a great place for our stay. Thanks, June!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 18 Roberts Ave, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Ranked #30 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Number of rooms: 25
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