Downeast

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Downeast Maine is a beloved vacation destination for its amazing glacial carved rockbound coastline. Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is the first place in America to see the sun, offering breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay. Bar Island in Bar Harbor is one of Maine's marvels, reachable by car at low tide but only by kayak or boat at high tide. Vacationers traveling to Downeast Maine can explore Mt Desert Island, the natural wonders of Acadia National Park, or take a scenic boat ride to see over a dozen lighthouses in a day trip. Furthest "Downeast" Passamaquoddy Bay offers amazing 20 foot plus tides! A visit to Down East Maine offers the adventure of hiking, biking and exploring the coast, with the comforts of staying at a Maine resort, lovely historic inn, RV campgrounds or a more traditional brand hotel.

 

Bar Harbor is the draws the most visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there are many other towns in the Downeast Region that is just as diverting.

 

Gold Featured Lodging Properties

Blue Hill Inn

Blue Hill Inn Blue Hill
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Your hosts: Don & Mary. 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine 207-374-2844

Pentagoet Inn

Pentagoet Inn Castine
Pentagoet Inn | Castine
Gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging and a farm-to-table restaurant await you. This award winning Queen Anne Victorian inn overlooks the picture perfect village and harbor of Castine. . Take one of our bikes to Dyce Head Lighthouse, hike Witherle Woods or relax at the backshore beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the coast of Maine with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay. The inn offers a summer jazz series and weekly wine tastings. 26 Main Street, Castine, Maine 207-326-8616

Kingsleigh Inn

Kingsleigh Inn Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn | Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! 373 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-5302

Acadia's Oceanside Meadows

Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Prospect Harbor Inn
Acadia's Oceanside Meadows | Prospect Harbor Inn
Enjoy magnificent ocean views from our private sandy beach on this 200-acre, historic Sea Captain’s home. Discover the serenity of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula and the hospitality of our bed and gourmet breakfast inn. Situated five minutes from Acadia National Park, we’re the perfect place for your Maine vacation or romantic getaway. Discover tidal pools, four local lighthouses, kayaking, canoeing, whale watching, perennial gardens and wildlife. Experience concerts, science talks and art gallery in our 1820’s timber frame hall. 202 Corea Road, Prospect Harbor, Maine 207-963-5557

Bay Meadow Cottages

Bay Meadow Cottages Bar Harbor
Bay Meadow Cottages | Bar Harbor
Just a stone's throw from Frenchman's Bay, sits a hamlet of fourteen separate cottages with stunning panoramic views. Perfect for couples and families yearning for the simple joys of a bygone era. These cottages are just a ten minute drive from the shops, restaurants, and other various attractions of Bar Harbor. Guests love our private beach, picnic tables and lounge chairs, and barbecue grills. All Cottages have kitchenettes, private bathrooms, color cable TV. Free Wireless Internet (WiFi) available. 126 Old Bar Harbor Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5451

The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center is located directly on the ocean in beautiful Bar Harbor. Surrounded by twelve acres of lush gardens with incredible views of Maine's scenic coast. Many of the rooms have balconies or patios, all have refrigerators, air conditioners and modern amenities. There are two tennis courts, an outdoor as well as an indoor saltwater pool and exercise facility. We are located near the entrance to Acadia National Park and a 1 mile from downtown Bar Harbor. 119 Eden Street, Route 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5801

Acadia Inn

Acadia Inn Bar Harbor
Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor's most accommodating hotel. 95 deluxe air conditioned rooms with a king or queen beds. Well-maintained grounds and recreational area. Amenities include: free continental breakfast, HBO, guest laundry, heated pool and Jacuzzi, refrigerators, free local calls, irons, hair dryers. Located one mile to downtown and all the shops and water activities. Just minutes to the wonders of Acadia National Park and its many outdoor activities. 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-3500

Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. 952 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine 207-667-8452

Bar Harbor Regency

Bar Harbor Regency Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Regency | Bar Harbor
Oceanfront accommodations featuring more than 278 luxurious rooms and penthouse suites many showcasing spectacular ocean views, offshore islands and beautiful grounds. With three distinct dining areas and numerous on-site activities, you will enjoy a first rate resort hotel. Relax in our ocean side pool for lunch and cocktails from our Splash Pool Bar. Enjoy a traditional Maine dinner at Stewman's Lobster Pound or the new La Bella Vita Ristorante! The Bar Harbor Regency will exceed your vacation expectations. 123 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-9723.

Harborside Hotel

Harborside Hotel Bar Harbor
Harborside Hotel | Bar Harbor
Nestled in downtown Bar Harbor, just moments from the natural splendor of Acadia National Park, it's the perfect coastal, luxury destination. We offer a full-service spa, exercise room, marina, ocean side pool and tennis. AAA Four Diamond fine dining. The hotel has 187 deluxe guest rooms and suites. Just footsteps away from shopping, lobster pounds, restaurants and whale watching, The Harborside is sure to exceed your vacation expectations. 55 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5033

West Street Hotel

West Street Hotel Bar Harbor
West Street Hotel | Bar Harbor
The newest hotel in the beautiful seaside town of Bar Harbor, The West Street Hotel is a deluxe boutique hotel with nautical themed guestrooms offering ocean and harbor views from private balconies. Wifi, flat screen TVs and iPod docks and in room fridge complete your comfort. There is even an adult only rooftop pool with extraordinary vistas of Frenchman's Bay. Guests of the West Side Hotel have privileged access to the Bar Harbor Club next door, this is Maine’s most scenic and historic private club with a full service The Spa, fitness center, tennis courts and oceanfront pool and jacuzzi. 50 West Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-0825

Conveniently located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, just a 5 minute walk to shopping, restaurants, boat tours, and the waterfront. 2 miles to Acadia National Park. All non-smoking rooms feature 1 king or 2 double XL beds with Serta Silver Suite mattresses, air-conditioning/heat, free WIFI, 32" flatscreen cable TV, in-room coffee, mini-fridge, free local calls, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, clock radio/alarm clock, and outdoor sitting area. Property amenities include complimentary Grab & Go continental breakfast, free parking, free WIFI, and heated outdoor pool. 207 Main Street, Bar Harbor, Maine. 207-288-3211.

The Manor Inn

The Manor Inn Castine
The Manor Inn | Castine
The Manor Inn welcomes the traveler with a comfortable bed, friendly staff, and a good breakfast in a casual, but elegant, setting. The original design of the Manor Inn as a private home created large rooms, some with high ceilings, fireplaces and fabulous views to the Castine Harbor and Penobscot Bay. The inn is open from mid-March to the end of the year. Dinner is served several nights of the week and the nights depends on the time of the year. The menu features flavors from all over the world using local ingredients. 76 Battle Avenue, Castine, Maine 207 326 4861