We stayed there for two nights and absolutely loved it. The place was rustic but immaculately clean and cozy. The small details were much appreciated- the fresh baked goodies set out every night in the dining area, coffee and tea always available (self serve after breakfast), shared sitting room with lots of magazines and books to peruse while you sit by the (gas) fire, and free Netflix on the TV in the room!
We stayed in the Heritage room and it was cozy and cute. I appreciated the interior decorating and lighting, as well as the overhead fan in the room to keep the air moving. There was no closet, but they have a rack with hangers and a dresser, so it didn't bother me. The bed and pillows were also extremely comfortable (which is more than I can say about a few of the other places we've stayed recently). It was raining our last day, and the owners left umbrellas outside our door for us to use as needed- so cute! The breakfasts were also very tasty and interesting (for example,baked pears with mascarpone and granola crumbles, waffles, and sausage, with real maple syrup). It looks like they can (at least somewhat?) accommodate food restrictions, as another guest was gluten-free and they had meal and cookie options for her. I suppose I would check with them before booking, if you have unique dietary needs.
The only downside of the place that I see is that it is about a 5-10 minute drive from Bar Harbor town center. We don't drink much alcohol, so it didn't matter to us, but this could be an negative for some who want to go out for dinner in town and have a lot of drinks and be able to walk back to their lodging (not sure what the taxi cab situation is there).
Otherwise, I highly recommend this place. The owners are very nice and the stay was lovely. Check it out!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chef Owned/Operated Coach Stop Inn bed & breakfast built c.1804 is Bar Harbor’s oldest inn, originally a stagecoach stop and tavern. Our convenient location makes it easy to get to all that Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. You’ll be sure to remember Deborah's attention to detail and glorious breakfasts and snacks. Come see why "Down East" magazine says Coach Stop Inn is "Where to Stay in Bar Harbor". As seen on Emeril Live. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coach Stop Inn Bed And Breakfast Bar Harbor, Maine