Guide to Hancock, Sullivan, Prospect Harbor, and Winter Harbor Maine Hotels, Inns, and Lodging

Hancock, Sullivan, Winter Harbor and Prospect Harbor areas are all near Mount Desert Island. Hancock County sports a couple of Inns and B&B’s. Sullivan and Sullivan Harbor are located just across Frenchman Bay from Bar Harbor. While millions flock to Mount Desert Island to see Acadia and Bar Harbor, few visit the incredibly scenic Schoodic Peninsula which is also part of Acadia National Park. This is the only mainland region of Acadia National ParkSchoodic Peninsula offers a spectacular scenic drive around the peninsula via car or bike with many great places to stop for a picnic or a walk on the magnificent pink granite boulders and beaches. The sunsets and sunrises from here across Frenchman’s Bay and Cadillac Mountain are stunning. 

Lodging here has the benefit of waterfront bed and breakfast homes, and cozy cabins situated right by the ocean’s edge. Lobstering is plentiful in these waters, and therefor affordable at local lobster pounds and classic Maine clam shacks. Boaters and artists love visiting these towns and less discovered harbors as these are true Maine gems. This Downeast region also provides some fabulous oceanfront camping opportunities with Mount Desert Island as a stunning backdrop. Other affordable relaxed Maine towns in this region are Winter Harbor, Gouldsboro, Sorrento and Trenton, and further Downeast areMachias, Jonesport, and Lubec.

Lodging in Nearby Towns

Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor 207-288-3500 | 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Acadia Inn sits on four acres bordering Acadia National Park and the coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting for a classic family vacation or seeking adventure, the Acadia Inn is your perfect fit. Our hotel has all the essentials - comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities, and a great location. Plus, direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores, a pool, playground, and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn More
Bar Harbor Villager Motel | Bar Harbor 888-383-3211 | 207 Main St, Bar Harbor, Maine
The Bar Harbor Villager Motel is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor close to shops, restaurants, activities, and the beautiful Bar Harbor Waterfront. With our in-town location, free off-street parking for guests, and the free Island Explorer bus service (May-October) which departs from just around the corner - you can access all the incredible features of downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without ever getting back in your car. Learn More
Bar Harbor Motel | Bar Harbor 207-288-3453 | 100 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Maine
Nestled close to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Motel is offers so much. You can hike, bike, shop, and dine, all within a mile or two of our drive. The Motel also offers on-site amenities to make your trip spectacular. Our heated outdoor pool, playgrounds, lawn games, and kid-focused activities make your days filled with fun! The Island Explorer bus stop, on-site trail access to the park, bicycle storage, complimentary continental breakfast, and guest laundry make it simple. Learn More
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill 207-374-2844 | 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine
Relax and vacation at The Blue Hill Inn (est. 1840). Visit a quiet town on the picturesque Maine coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food from farmers and fishermen at one of the local restaurants. Then return to a romantic, historic inn complete with fireplaces and a hearty breakfast, drinks and hors d'oeuvres which are always served with extraordinary hospitality. Learn More

Lubec Area

Peacock House l 207-733-2403

Tidal Point Cottage l 207-885-5658

Machias Area
Bluebird Motel l 207-255-3332

Machias Motor Inn l 207-255-4861

Riverside Inn and Restaurant l 207-255-4134

Whiting Area

Whiting Bay Bed and Breakfast l 207-733-2463

Machiasport Area
Captain Cates Bed and Breakfast  l 207-255-8812

Manset Area
Moorings Inn l 207-244-5523

Milbridge Area
Stony Cliff l 508-429-4692

Princeton Area
Hideaway on Pocomoonshine Lake, l 207-427-6183

Kadey’s Cabins l 207-796-2898

Lakeside Inn and Cabins l 207-796-2324

Long Lake Camps l 207-796-2051

Prospect Harbor Area
Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn l 207-963-5557

Robbinston Area
Redclyffe Shore Motor Inn l 207-454-3270

Sorrento Area
Bass Cove Farm Bed and Breakfast l 207-422-3564

Sunset Cottages -West Tremont l 207-244-3760

Sullivan Area
Flanders Bay Cabins and Camping l 207-422-6408

Edgewater Cabins l 207-422-6414

Surry Area
Surry Inn l 207-667-5091

Trenton Area
Acadia Sunrise Motel l 207-667-8452

Isleview Motel and Cottages l 207-667-4300

Narrows Too Camping Resort l 207-667-2930

Open Hearth Inn Bed and Breakfast l 207-667-2930

Winter Harbor Area
Main Stay Inn and Cottages l 207-963-2601 

Pines l 207-963-2296/2269
West Bay Acadia RV Campground l 207-963-9160

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  1. To who this may concern:
    I was born in Maine and spent the summers in Castine, my mother’s hometown. Those years were between 1939 and 1957 then we sold my Grandparent’s house. To this day I still wish there had been away of keeping it.
    There is something I don’t understand when mentioning The Maine Maritime Academy–established in 1971?? I can remember it was functioning when I was a young child. Could this be a misprint?
    I did enjoy reading about the Coastal (Rte. 1) trip. So familiar, been on that journey from Saco many times thru my ‘teens’ and now in my 85th year it certainly brought back many memories!! I’ve lived my married life, over 60 years, in several other states. Enjoyed the the ‘recap’ of my early summers.

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