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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.

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Open Dates
  • May 17 to Oct 21
Property Size
  • 30 units
Nearby City
  • Bar Harbor
Nearby Water
  • Bar Harbor
General
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Ice Machine
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
Parking
  • Free Parking
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  • Laundry Facilities
  • Room Service
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Romantic Getaway

The perfect gift for that special someone…

Package Includes:

-Couples Massage

-Assorted Chocolates

-Small Flower Arrangement

-Bottle of Sparkling Wine 

-Two hour Sail aboard the Margaret Todd Clipper Ship through Frenchman’s Bay

Deal Expires

October 4, 2019

Travel Dates
  • June 14, 2019 to October 4, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Three night minimum Based on double occupancy Must be booked 14 days in advance Cannot be combined with any other special offers, packages, or discounts

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Adventure Enthusiast

Come explore with us!

The island has so much to offer…

Great for those who love the outdoors and staying busy! This package offers a grand tour of all the great activities Acadia National Park has to offer.

Package Includes:

Bicycle Rentals

Half Day Ocean Kayak Tour

Acadia National Park Pass

Trail & Hiking Guide

Deal Expires

September 28, 2019

Travel Dates
  • June 15, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Two night minimum Based on double occupancy Must be booked 14 days in advance Cannot be combined with any other special offers, packages, or discounts

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Summer Sailing

Sail your worries away

Enjoy these special savings on one of our most popular packages

Frenchman’s Bay is magical with its surrounding mountains and little islands. With this package you can enjoy a guided sail aboard a great clipper ship.

Package Includes:

-Two hour sail aboard the Margaret Todd Clipper Ship through Frenchman’s Bay

-Bottle of Fine Sparkling Wine

-$100 Towards a Dinner for Two at a Select Local Restaurant

Deal Expires

September 28, 2019

Travel Dates
  • June 15, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Two night minimum Based on double occupancy Must be booked 14 days in advance Cannot be combined with any other special offers, packages, or discounts

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Tour of Acadia

Enjoy all that Acadia has to offer

Exploration and discovery awaits…

Enjoy our wonderful package which offers the perfect experience for those looking for a relaxing and informative experience on Acadia and all the history Mount Desert Island has to offer.

Package Includes:

-Acadia National Park Pass

-Trail & Hiking Guide

-$25 Towards Tea & Popovers at the Jordan Pond House

-Two Hour Scenic Trolley Ride through Acadia

Deal Expires

September 28, 2019

Travel Dates
  • June 15, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Terms and Conditions

Two night minimum Based on double occupancy Must be booked 14 days in advance Cannot be combined with any other special offers, packages, or discounts

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