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Bar Harbor’s AAA Four-Diamond Oceanfront Lodging

Experience an elegant Bar Harbor getaway at Balance Rock Inn. Originally constructed as a summer "cottage" in 1903, the property now presents a romantic ambiance of times gone by along with luxury amenities designed to deliver an unforgettable Maine getaway. You'll have it all here at Balance Rock. An outdoor, oceanfront swimming pool is the perfect place to get a lap in, or you can head to the fitness center for a light workout. Luxury suites feature handcrafted furnishings along with amazing amenities including fireplaces, whirlpool baths, saunas and private porches, not to mention picture perfect ocean views. Should you choose to leave these immaculate grounds, downtown Bar Harbor sits only a block away and offers a number of unique shops and galleries. You can eat at one of the downtown restaurants, or head back to the Veranda Bar where you can enjoy a cocktail and appetizers. Come experience the beauty of the gardens, the sumptuous decor, and find out what drew the the wealthy summer residents to Bar Harbor at the turn of the century.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 30 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Bar Harbor
  • Nearby Water Bar Harbor
  • Open Dates May 17 to Oct 21


The rocky shores of Maine may not offer the traditional "sandy beach" getaway, but there is still plenty of room for exploration during your stay at Balance Rock Inn. Stroll hand-in-hand with your special someone as you admire the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a walk over to Grant's Park or continue up the shoreline to discover the unique shops and galleries of Bar Harbor.


Bar Harbor offers numerous opportunities for outdoor exploration, not the least of which is Acadia National Park. The entire Mound Desert Island Acadia National Park comprises over 49,000 acres of natural wilderness and granite carved mountains that meet the ocean. Explore the rocky beaches or find yourself along the historic Shore Path, which winds it's way to the ocean's edge.


Suite accommodations at Balance Rock Inn play the perfect host for your next Bar Harbor romantic rendezvous. Classic decor transports you back to the early 1900's, with classic fireplaces, canopy beds, balconies, and ocean views. Spend your days browsing the shops of downtown Bar Harbor, just a few blocks from your comfortable accommodations. Take the Shore Path to the Ocean's Edge, or plan an adventure in Acadia National Park. It's all possible during your romantic trip to Balance Rock Inn.


Charm and luxury meet you at every turn during a stay at Balance Rock Inn. The former "summer cottage" of Scottish railroad tycoon Alexander Maitland and his family features incredible ocean views and great amenities like private balconies and fireplaces. A private outdoor swimming pool overlooks the ocean, and offers the perfect place to take a relaxing dip. The onsite Veranda Bar is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail and a tasty snack. Find out how the country's wealthiest families spent their summers and spend your next vacation with Balance Rock Inn.


Picture yourself spending your honeymoon in suite accommodations featuring breathtaking ocean views. A glowing fireplace flickers as the turn of the century decor creates a romantic ambiance unlike any other. Spend your afternoons enjoy a charming picnic on the well-groomed lawns, and stroll through the vibrant gardens hand-in-hand. Spend an afternoon perusing the charming shops and galleries along Bar Harbor's downtown area. All of this and more is waiting at Balance Rock Inn!

Bed & Breakfasts, Inns

Originally built as a "summer cottage" for a Scottish railroad tycoon and his family in 1903, Balance Rock Inn offers an elegant inn experience in Bar Harbor. Luxurious suites feature fireplace, private balconies, canopy beds and more, creating an unforgettable experience for your next romantic getaway. Enjoy views of the ocean, grab a drink at Veranda Bar, or take a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool. Find out how the wealthiest Americans spent their summers in the early 1900's!

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Room Service
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Nearest Airports

  • Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) / 8.9 miles
  • Dewitt Field,Old Town Municipal Airport (OLD) / 45.4 miles
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR) / 42.3 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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