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

The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event 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. Most rooms have balconies or patios, all have refrigerators, air conditioners and modern amenities. There are outdoor and indoor pools and an exercise facility. We are located near the entrance to Acadia National Park and just one 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

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 Inn consists of five separate buildings on 15 acres located 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor and 2 miles from Acadia National Park entrance. The hotel is within minutes to popular activities such as kayaking, biking, nature cruises, whale watching, golfing and hiking. An ideal place to stay when visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This Bar Harbor hotel offers amenities such as complimentary continental breakfast, outdoor heated pool, Cable TV, Hi-Speed internet access, convenient exterior room entrances and more. Great rates and Vacation Packages. 452 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-5823

Harbor Watch Inn

Harbor Watch Inn Swans Island
Harbor Watch Inn | Swans Island
The only motel on Swan’s Island and offers four rooms with prices starting as low as $98/night. Upgrade to a room with a full kitchen for just a little more and enjoy a private balcony overlooking the harbor. Take a vehicle ferry from Bass Harbor to reach the island then explore everything the island has to offer: Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse, Swan’s Island Lobster and Marine Museum, our beautiful sand beaches, lobsters right off the boat, and endless vistas. Book directly through the website and use the code VISITMAINE for a special rate. 111 Minturn Rd., Swan’s Island, ME. 207-526-4563. 919-824-4265.