Cleftstone Manor Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.6

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October Noreaster

5 on October 30, 2014

We had a great time in spite of the weather. A very friendly and inviting bed and breakfast. The food was tremendous, the staff friendly and very helpful. The entire place well kept and clean. I would recommend this b&b to anyone going to the Bar Harbor, ME area.


Cleftstone Manor is great value !

5 on October 26, 2014

Our last stay was 24 years ago, and when we returned recently - it was the same as we remembered, but better ! You can't beat the location, ambience, friendliness of staff, and price. Go and find out yourself.


Another great stay at the Cleftstone.

5 on October 22, 2014

Cleftstone is a great place to stay. Great food, friendly staff, and comfortable beds. The owner makes the best quiche in the world.


Very nice

3.2 on October 22, 2014

The property was very nice, with a rich, historic background. The staff was very friendly, and the breakfast was good.


A fantastic escape.

4.6 on October 17, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend, 2014.


Average B&B

3.2 on October 17, 2014

Cleftstone was a fine place to stay, but it was just that...fine. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. If we're back in Bar Harbor, we may look for somewhere else to stay because for the same price, we can probably find something a little better than average.


Great property & breakfast!

5 on October 16, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Cleftstone Manor. It was conveniently located, affordable, had great amenities and a delicious breakfast.


Cozy and Comfy B&B

4.8 on October 16, 2014

This was our 6th stay at the Clefstone for our Anniversary week! We love Ann and her staff - the rooms are cozy and comfortable, the breakfasts outstanding, and the location just perfect for either going downtown Bar Harbor, hiking Acadia, or scooting over to Schoodic for a day. Highly recommended!


Great room,great food

4.8 on October 13, 2014

Stayed here with my wife for part of our honeymoon. Our room was great, and the breakfast was probably the best I have ever had! Just outside of town, easily within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay while visiting Acadia.


memorable Maine

3.0 on October 11, 2014

Anne is a lovely hostess and wonderful cook. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed, accommodated, and comfortable. Enjoyed the books of local interest available to peruse in the sunroom, and how the history of the area is incorporated into the names of the guest rooms. NOTE: The room exceeded my expectations, but that star wouldn't stay highlighted on the scale.....


Cleftstone Manor was wonderful!

4.8 on October 06, 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Cleftstone Manor in mid September. Anne and her staff were attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The room was spacious, the breakfasts were very yummy and the whole B&B quite lovely. I would recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Bar Harbor.


Return visit confirmed our memories

4.2 on October 05, 2014

We recently stayed at Cleftstone for a second time, while bicycling in Acadia National Park. We returned because of the wonderful memories of our first stay there, and we were not disappointed. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the breakfasts were scrumptious and the rooms were nicely appointed with a comfortable bed. The location is extremely convenient and the history of the place is fascinating. We'll be back.


Cleftstone Manor

4.6 on October 04, 2014

We were very happy with everything. The owners were very accommodating and the food was delicious. In the early evening, before guests would leave for dinner dining,the owners would serve appetizers. We would definitely stay there again!


Very good stay if you like historical manor!

4.4 on September 24, 2014

I really like my stay with Cleftstone. We had a great time! Breakfast was fantastic. Every morning, the host served different menu and they all taste super delicious. Room was spacious and very clean. I really like it!


Vacation Trip

5 on September 22, 2014

Great location for Bar harbor vacation, helpful staff, comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast!


Great B&B for an elegant yet relaxed stay.

5 on September 21, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and had an absolute great experience. Anne is a charming hostess and joined us for the afternoon social hour most days. The room was meticulously prepared and cleaned with minor touches added (decanter of port, chocolates) to enhance the overall experience. This was our second visit and we already know there will be more. You can't go wrong with this one.


Our 35th anniversary back again at the Cleftstone Manor.

5 on September 16, 2014

Our first stay at the Cleftstone Manor was on our 25th anniversary. We were so impressed that we returned for our 30th and 35th anniversary! The innkeepers are so kind and personable. The service is impeccable and the Manor is beautiful! The breakfasts are better than you can imagine, served with elegance and a smile. You will never be disappointed staying here.


Cleftstone Manor

5 on September 13, 2014

Wonderful experience! Better than the pictures. Only place I will stay if we return to Bar Harbor


Great location and charming owner/hostess in Bar Harbor

4.2 on September 12, 2014

Great location and charming owner/hostess in Bar Harbor. Wonderful period decorations in a historical house. Fun guest social sessions with refreshments each evening. Great introduction to the area and the glorious park.


Wonderful B & B

4.2 on September 07, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our two night stay here. We stayed in the Waldron Bates room/suite and loved the roominess and quietness of this third level room. Anne, the owner, was helpful with any questions we had about the area. You choose the breakfast you want the evening before-between two choices. I thought the food was very good. The cleanliness was exceptional. I would absolutely stay here again when visiting Acadia or Bar Harbor.


Perfect stay

5 on September 04, 2014

My husband and I had a truly wonderful time at the beautiful Cleftstone Manor. Everywhere you look you find another treasure! We loved the Joseph Pulitzer dining room table. All of the rooms are different and unique. Ann showed a few that were open and we loved them all. Wonderful nooks and crannies all over. Ann is a fantastic cook and she and her staff are very helpful and friendly. We really felt at home. Would love to return! We spent 5 nights in the Laura Blair room last week


It was okay.

2.8 on September 04, 2014

We were on the 3rd floor and it seemed as though it took FOREVER for the hot water to reach up to us.........literally waiting 10 minutes for the shower to get warm was frustrating. The inn was very nice and our room was sufficient, although I had expected better linens and warmer hospitality based on my prior stays at other B&Bs. It was a nice alternative to the hotels in the area and the free shuttle around the island was a nice plus.


Service is outstanding

4.0 on September 04, 2014

I arrived late and left early and Anne took it all in stride, even providing a breakfast for the road. Convenient location, rooms are very clean, and the breakfasts were great. Shower in the James Blaine room is on the small side. Anne is knowledgeable about the island and always ready with a recommendation. I've stayed twice and would go back again.


Relaxing ambiance. Great food

4.8 on September 03, 2014

Great place and great customer service. Only complaint is the slow wi-fi. But who needs wi-fi when you're on vacation anyway.


First trip to Maine

4.0 on August 31, 2014

Our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and a high bar has been set for future stays. Anne was friendly and provides a lovely, comfortable room and bed. We enjoyed sitting on the attached porch although traffic was a little loud at times, still relaxing. She was very kind when I interrupted her dinner to ask for ice. Her reviews/suggestions for restaurants were perfect and the breakfasts and appetizers she served were way beyond what I expected! They were delicious! Location is great for us to spend time at Acadia, as well as in town. Thank you Anne for a great B &B experience!


Best food ever in a B & B. Excellent atmosphere.

4.6 on August 30, 2014

Our room was on the third floor, but was still big and comfortable. Communal areas were great - light and airy. Breakfast service was outstanding: food first-rate, and service great.


A wonderful stay at the Cleftstone Manor~

5 on August 27, 2014

Our room was beautiful and the breakfast was simply divine! We would definitely love to go back and highly recommend his bed and breakfast!


basic review

4.2 on August 26, 2014

Very convenient location for Bar Harbor and Acadia NP.


Bar Harbor Gem

5 on August 24, 2014

We were in Bar Harbor with friends and Cleftstone Manor was their first experience with a B&B. They were not disappointed. The breakfasts were amazing with a choice of out of entree each morning along with a beautiful fruit serving, breads, juice and coffee always available. The bus line runs in front of the Inn every 15 mins for a quick trip to the center of town. Very close proximity to Acadia National Park. We enjoyed our stay at Cleftstone. Manor.


Pleasant experience

3.4 on August 23, 2014

The bathroom wasn't pristine, but otherwise Clefstone was great. Also fantastic to have access to the pool next door. Great breakfast.


Lovely and personal

4.8 on August 20, 2014

Considering that we knew nothing about Bar Harbor, we feel we lucked out with our choice of B&B. We loved the location. It's not right in town, but close enough for an invigorating walk, and the bus system is convenient if you are too tired to walk. The house is gorgeous, and our room was really pleasant and comfortable. We enjoyed gathering with the other guests on the porch in the late afternoon. And the breakfasts were superb! Our host and staff were ready with advice and recommendations on what to do -- or to avoid -- so we felt our time overall was well spent. I'll stay here again, and feel comfortable giving it a strong recommendation.


Beautiful manor to stay

4.6 on August 20, 2014

The property is just a piece of art. The room was big, comfy - the bed and linens were stunning.


APPRECIATED THE EXTRAS

3.4 on August 19, 2014

The early evening get togethers were really appreciated, a lovely way to talk to fellow travellers. The style and breakfast menus ensured one was not eating excessively, a thoughtful selection of healthy options was included.


Our great Bar Harbor visit

4.8 on August 18, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Cleftstone Manor. We were fortunate to have the Clefstone room; enjoyed the great space and a fire each evening. The breakfast was great as well as the conversation during the evening "happy hour". We took the opportunity to use the indoor pool and hot tub daily at the adjacent hotel; was very relaxing. We would definately stay her again!


Our stay in Bar Harbor

4.4 on August 18, 2014

The room was nice and large and clean. Beautiful,old home. The breakfast was excellent and diversified. The service was pleasant and cordial. Enjoy our stay tremendously. Would recommend it.


a home away from home

4.6 on August 16, 2014

great home style hospitality and service. wonderful location right outside of downtown Bar harbor.


A Wonderful Stay

5 on August 16, 2014

My husband and I chose Cleftstone Manor from your site and were very pleased. Anne greeted us upon our arrival and brought us through the residence explaining any needed information for our stay. Our room was beautiful and had four large windows that we left open in the evening rather than air conditioning. The breakfasts were wonderful with a choice of two entrees each morning with fruit and croissants as well. I would highly recommend Cleftstone Manor for anyone's stay while visiting Mount Desert Island.


Great food and company

4.2 on August 15, 2014

Was very happy with our stay. The food was delicious (thanks, Anne, for the cooking and recipes) and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Cheryl for all of her help and friendly conversation.


Best B & B

5 on August 08, 2014

Outstanding service. Great location. Would stay there again & would definitely recommend.


Amazing B&B

5 on August 06, 2014

Everything was perfect from begining to end. The people were allways available, breakfast were awsome!


Josephine McCafferty Room

4.2 on August 05, 2014

Clefstone Manor is a nice place to stay. The rooms were as advertised and quite nice. The Manor is a beautiful historic house and the breakfast was great!


Outstanding

5 on July 27, 2014

Our first time to Bar Harbor and was there for our 50th anniversary and wanted to get just the right place and it could not have been better. Ann and Bob know how to run an inn and make the stay just right. Great room (The Cleftstone) and all the little special details to make us feel welcome were well attended to.


Family Reunion

5 on July 27, 2014

Greetings from Minnesota... Thank you Anne and Robert and all employed by Cleftstone for making our family reunion/vacation to Bar Harbor a five-star experience. You certainly exceeded our expectations.


Historic home stay

5 on July 26, 2014

You don't have to be Martha Stewart to stay in one of the few remaining "summer cottages" on the island. Short driving distance to Bar Harbor and entrance to Acadia.


A lovely place to stay

4.8 on July 25, 2014

Great breakfasts and a pleasant social hour with fellow guests and our host. Short walk to downtown and a bus at the door home.


Perfect getaway.

4.8 on July 20, 2014

The house was nicely appointed with period furniture. Our favorite part was the delicious breakfast made by our host, Anne. She was the perfect combination of delightful host and politely reserved.


ALL GOOD!

4.4 on July 19, 2014

Very accommodating. Clean. Wonderful breakfasts. Quaint, cozy rooms. Would definitely stay again.


Nice quiet place to stay

3.4 on July 14, 2014

A nice and quirky old mansion. Lots of corners and stairways to explore. Very quiet and peaceful. The common rooms on the first floor were a great place to sit and sip a glass of wine after a day of hiking. The morning breakfasts were excellent, fresh and hot. Our room on the second floor, the Bruce Price, was very nice, but it took a full 10 minutes for the hot water to get to the shower. Lots of wasted water.


Wonderful stay!

4.4 on July 14, 2014

We really enjoyed our short stay and would love to return in the future. Beautiful home!!


Like sleeping in a museum

4.6 on July 10, 2014

Spent five days camping in Acadia and decided to down te last in the luxury of civilization. Stepping into the cleftstone was like stepping back in time. The decor and afternoon snacks were wonderful. The host was very knowledgeable about te town and the history of the house.


belle endroit de sejour

4.6 on July 08, 2014

endroit tres chaleureux


a good, clean and cozy inn

3.8 on July 05, 2014

Our stay at the Inn was very comfortable, there was a good breakfast, the staff was very friendly and we had a very good dinner at the restaurant which is only a two minute walk away


Great place to stay!

4.4 on July 03, 2014

Convenient to downtown, great breakfast served, cozy atmosphere!


Wonderful stay

5 on July 01, 2014

This was the perfect stay for our honeymoon. The breakfast was phenomenal and the staff was very helpful.


Excellent place with a lot of charactor

3.2 on June 30, 2014

Our room occupies the entire floor. The whole building is beautifully decorated. It is neat and clean. If you wonder through the manor, it feels like back in time to 30's. The bathroom's equipment is old style, not so convenient for modern standards, but it is a nice change for a short holiday. Good environment for breakfast with two choices of meal. It locates in a quieter area with few minutes drive to the main part of Bar Harbour which is very busy. We enjoyed our stay, and will definitely will love to stay there again.


Wonderful B&B

4.6 on June 23, 2014

Cleftstone Manor was located centrally near Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It was clean and beautifully decorated. The service was wonderful and we had a great visit. I would definitely go there again.


Nice B&B

3.2 on June 20, 2014

The room was nice. Big, comfortable bed. We like to watch TV in bed, this was impossible as the TV was too far away. One of the blinds was too short to cover the window which I found odd.


Great stay at Cleftstone Manor...

4.0 on June 19, 2014

It's important to know that the Cleftstone Manor is not directly in town. That makes it a nice quiet place to stay. It's about .6 miles from downtown, and a pleasant walk. The whole place was very comfortable, and the manor is very nicely decorated. It has a very warm and cozy feeling. We stayed in the Josephine Macaffrey room. Our room was small, but comfortable. The bed was great. The bath had a bathtub and separate shower stall. It could have had more vanity space. It just had a pedestal sink, and a small shelf to put toiletries on. The water pressure and temperature were great. The view out our window was obscured by trees. Breakfast was truly outstanding. The had two choices for breakfast each day, usually a savory and a sweet choice. There were also coffee and teas to drink. Fresh breads, local jams, and steel cut oatmeal were offered every morning. The breakfast entrees were excellent! We really enjoyed staying at Cleftstone Manor, and would consider it again when we're in the area.


Great location, great service and the breakfast were amazing. I would highly recommend them for your next stay in Bar Harbor

5 on June 10, 2014

We stayed four nights as part of our traveling honeymoon. Everyone was so helpful, the breakfast were amazing, rooms are comfortable and very clean, as well as the common areas. It was also a great deal, we stayed four nights for the same rate most chain hotels quoted us for.


Amazing!

5 on June 07, 2014

Everything was incredible! From the room to the breakfast to Ann and her staff it was amazing. We stayed at Cleftstone as part of our honey moon. The look on my wife's face was priceless as Ann gave us a tour. Beautiful place with wonderful people. Thank you. Coming back!


awesome

4.8 on June 04, 2014

This is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay in Bar Harbor. The staff is courteous and friendly The breakfasts are great and the Inn is filled with history. The rooms are well kept and clean.


Bar Harbor Historic Inn feels like home

3.8 on June 04, 2014

When Gary and I stay in Bar Harbor in the late spring and fall, we always check the Cleftsone Manor for availibilty first. The historic inn is located just on the edge of town and on a small hill so it is peaceful and quiet. The staff are wonderful, funny and caring people. There is lovely sunporch to sit with coffee/tea and the paper in the morning or early evening. Gary just loves the breakfasts and thinks Anne is just the best cook. I try not to take his personally but i have to admit the daily muffins and breads are delicious. I encourage to check out this inn and recommend the Kebo Valley room for the privacy and private sunporch space. Enjoy!


Wonderful Week

4.2 on May 30, 2014

For my first trip to Maine, I chose Cleftstone Manor for a week of vacation in Bar Harbor. It was an excellent choice and one that I highly recommend to other travelers. My room had a working fireplace, nice on a chilly evening, and a sun porch. Breakfast was delicious with two choices every morning ranging from blueberry pancakes to eggs benedict. The innkeeper, Anne, could provide suggestions for activities in the local area and both she and her staff were friendly and helpful. The B&B is a mile or so outside of the main tourist area in town - which is good or bad depending on your perspective. The overall value for the price of the room was truly outstanding as my room was cleaned daily, candy and sherry were provided, breakfast was delicious and the social hour was a nice opportunity to meet the other guests.


Off season in Bar Harbor.

5 on May 25, 2014

The Cleftstone was delightful! We could not have asked for more. Anne Bahr was wonderful, shared some of her recipes with us, loaned us a CD for our trip around Acadia National Park, and provided wonderful breakfast choices. The room (Clark Price) was great, well appointed, clean, comfortable and quiet. If we ever return to Bar Harbor, this will be our choice for a place to stay.


First Vacation in Five Years!

4.6 on November 10, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful time in Maine. The innkeeper and her staff were very helpful with suggestions for recreation and food. We will be staying here again in the future.


Wonderful rooms!

4.4 on November 05, 2013

We had a wonderful time staying here, and felt pampered by the lovely rooms and service. The only complaint we had was with the breakfast - it was pretty bad, and the maple syrup was fake, which is a sin to us New Englanders. Everything else was wonderful!


Wonderful Experience

4.8 on October 30, 2013

Spent 3 nights here Oct 16-18. Beautifully decorated and well maintained property, oozed ambiance and had the qualities that make historic Bed and Breakfasts like this such a unique experience. Innkeeper was a friendly, wonderfully industrious woman who was also the chef for breakfast and made some very good recommendations for dining at some of her favorite places in town. Breakfasts varied each day with multiple choices and were delicious. Inn was a short drive to Acadia entrance going west and to the main strip in Bar Harbor going east. Laura Blair Room was a historical, tastefully decorated, nice sized area that did not disappoint. Got a nice tour including a safety brief on the step down into the room at check in so it was not a problem. Morning common area (coffee, etc.) adjacent to room might bother late sleepers but we are early risers and always travel with a sleep sound machine so it was not a big deal for us. Glad we chose this beautful place and would stay here again.


Outstanding Bar Harbor sanctuary

4.8 on October 28, 2013

This beautiful, historic manor (it is a registered national historic building) is maintained to standards that would satisfy a museum. We felt like it was a special privilege to be allowed to book into the Cleftstone room with its gorgeous wood fireplace and ceilings, sitting and writing areas, and very comfortable bed and bathroom. We checked out the other rooms, and there is a wide range of sizes from very cozy to large suites, so it seems able to accommodate a wide range of tastes and budgets. The common areas are spacious, comfortable and again maintained in museum quality (cruise ship passengers come to tour this historic property). There is an afternoon social hour with light snacks and good breakfasts as well. Great staff, too!


Delightful place

5 on October 28, 2013

We spent two nights at Cleftstone and loved it. Clean, friendly, and wonderful breakfast options. We hope to return.


Very very pleased with our stay

4.8 on October 26, 2013

Very pleased with our visit. And easy access to 2 different Acadia park entrances


Bar Harbor Stay

2.4 on October 26, 2013

Good location and large breakfasts. Friendly staff!


Cleft Stone Manor: Kebo room

4.2 on October 23, 2013

This is a lovely place! It was not difficult to find, however it is hidden by a monstorous hotel behind it! The room that we stayed in was one of the last ones left, so you know that means it was one of the less desireable, however it was still very nice with a seperate sitting room. The owner was just lovely. She made sure you were well taken care of and knew the ins and outs of all the rooms as well as history of the house. The breakfast was spectacular and so was the company.


If it's perfect you wish, this is the place.

4.8 on October 21, 2013

One of the survivors of the 47 fire this elegant B&B is just far enough up the road to be away from the busy main area of Bar Harbor. Lots of parking, an adjacent spa, quiet, well appointed, modern bathrooms, fantastic breakfasts, attentive service, late afternoon get-togethers a bonus. Will return if we're by this way again.


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on October 21, 2013

loved our stay here in October 2013. We had a rather small room, but that was ok. I will say that the noise from the busy road below was a problem. The breakfast however was awesome!! Ann is a great cook/baker/chef The Inn was quaint, beautiful old home on the national historic registry. a social hour later in the day was nice to meet others form different parts of the country and the world. would definitely stay again, just in the back of the house.


Will Return

4.6 on October 20, 2013

The Cleftstone Manor was a very relaxing Inn with a clean and inviting room for us to enjoy. Our host Anne was a very friendly, informative innkeeper. Our breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The staff was accommodating and pleasant. My wife and I enjoyed our 3 night stay and look forward to returning to Bar Harbor and The Cleftstone Manor.


Nice Stay and Good Value

5 on October 20, 2013

The staff was very helpful in dealing with the Acadia NP shutdown, provided trail maps to hike in. The social hour and sharing a table at breakfast was nice. It was good experience, the rooms were beautiful and it was a good location. I found it to be a excellent value.


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

5 on October 19, 2013

We were only able to stay one night, but wish we could have stayed a week. Our room was comfortable and inviting. Breakfast was great.


Anniversary viist to Bar Harbor

4.0 on October 16, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the Cleftstone Manor. We enjoyed our room, the breakfast's and the home. Everything worked...which is a plus for an older home. The owner and staff were very nice and helpful. The only caution...carrying luggage to third floor rooms is good exercise.


Made a Great Trip Even Better

4.6 on October 15, 2013

My wife and I were on a road-trip tour of New England and stopped in Bar Harbor to explore Acadia National Park. We thought the park was closed, but upon check-in at Cleftstone, Ann made sure to tell us where to go and how to access the park. She was a wealth of information about what to do and where to go. The food was fantastic and the room was perfect.


Great place to stay

4.2 on October 14, 2013

Gracious hosts, nice location, amazing breakfasts, I'd stay here again.


Where we spent our 40th anniversary.

5 on October 14, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Cleftstone. Just far enough away from town to escape the hustle yet close enough to be able to enjoy the town nightlife. Just down the road from the main entrance to Acadia. Enjoyed the evening snacks, drinks and conversations with the host. Highly recommended. We'll be back!!


Great Inn at Bar Harbor

5 on October 13, 2013

We had an awesome stay at Cleftstone. Ann was very helpful with ideas on where to eat in bar harbor and trails to hike Acadia. Breakfast was so yummy. And it was a bonus to be able to use the hot tub and pool at the sister resort next store. We would definitely stay again.


Outstanding Stay at Cleftstone Manor

5 on October 09, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a 2 night stay at this lovely Inn in early October. Our room, the Joseph Pulitzer, was so nice and the king-sized bed was extremely comfortable. We slept so well that it was really hard to get up and get going. However, the marvelous breakfast awaited us, and this we couldn't resist. Anne and Robert, what a beautiful job you do with breakfast!! It was tasty, filling, and left me full and satisfied until dinner! Everyone we met was friendly, courteous, and helpful. Thanks again, Anne, for sending us off with a delicious sack breakfast the morning we had to leave at 7:30 am. Was delicious, as all your meals. We hope to return to your lovely Inn in the future.


B & B in Bar Harbour

3.2 on October 09, 2013

Was disappointed that I could get no hot water in the hand basin in the morning. However, the breakfasts were excellent, especially the French toast and the dining staff were very pleasant.


Cleftstone Manor is our repeated Go-To in Bar Harbor

4.8 on October 08, 2013

Love the food and the ambiance at Cleftstone and the hug we always get from Cheryl at breakfast. Owner Anne's breakfasts are awesome.


The best B & B in our 10 night trip!

4.2 on October 07, 2013

Room was very nice. The shower instructions of use were abit complicated. Breakfast menus offerred variety and tasty beginnings for our day!


Wonderful Experience

5 on October 07, 2013

We have stayed here a number of times and it's always great. Charming, beautiful old estate perched on a hillside just before you get to the wharf in Bar Harbor. Close to Acadia National Park entrance. Lovely hosts and great hot gourmet breakfast. A pleasure. We will return.


Fine Stay

2.8 on October 07, 2013

We stayed two nights in the Isaac Howe room. The room was fine. The bathroom was separate, but had a private key. This was not horrible, just inconvenient. The bathroom had an odd smell and sink that made a loud noise when you tried to run the hot water. It looks old timey, keeping in with the house, but it does not have great functionality and needs to be updated. The breakfast was good but not amazing. The staff were nice. It is a good B&B for the value, but not my favorite that I have stayed in.


We'll be back!

4.4 on October 06, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here. We specifically reserved the Kebo Valley room to take advantage of the attached sun room at the back. Neither my wife or I had ever traveled to Maine and both Anne and Bob were so helpful to us in providing information about the local area. Breakfast was delicious.


Outstanding B&B

5 on September 27, 2013

Exceeded all expectations. Breakfasts were excellent-Ann is a Great cook. Entire staff is friendly and helpful.


James Blaine Room

4.4 on September 24, 2013

Lovely inn in close proximity to the downtown. Room was fine but the bathroom extremely small in the James Blaine room. Breakfast was outstanding and we would definitely return for another stay.


A perfect place for a Bar Harbor stay

4.6 on September 24, 2013

This is a fascinating old house with ample history and a very knowledgable innkeeper. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


Great Place to Experience Bar Harbor

4.6 on September 24, 2013

Enjoyed our short stay here, it was very comfortable and reasonable for the area. It's close enough to downtown to walk, but far enough away to get out of the noise. I would highly recommend staying. Oh, and breakfast was excellent...


Fabulous

5 on September 23, 2013

Anne was a wonderful host. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding.


A winner at Bar Harbor

4.8 on September 23, 2013

Excellent,comfortable accommodations in a historic inn that has been updated over the years. Our room (Laura Blair) was spacious, bathroom clean an bright, shower was nice. Food was plentiful but each choice for breakfast needed to be made the evening before. Fred MIhalow, Schnecksville, PA


Wonderful stay at Cleftstone Manor

5 on September 20, 2013

This is definitely a place we will come back to stay. Anne and her staff are service oriented and lovely to work with. The Bruce Price room where we stayed was so comfortable with a lovely sitting area and super comfortable bed and sheets. The breakfasts are yummy and it was really good to spend a little time with other guests at the late afternoon appetizer time. Thank you for making our trip to Bar Harbor special.


Beautiful and very comfortable B&B

4.8 on September 17, 2013

We spent a week at Cleftstone Manor after Labor Day and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The rooms were nicely decorated and very comfortable. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. We especially enjoyed the evening hors d'oeuvres where we met other guests staying at the B&B. The house has an interesting history that made for great conversation with the host and was fun to try to picture life at the house during the 19th century. We highly recommend the Cliftstone Manor B&B.


Comfortable and Classic

3.2 on September 17, 2013

Quiet,well appointed inn with quick access to Bar Harbor and Acadia. We stayed in Cleftstone Room which is a romantic and roomy accommodation on the first floor. Comfortable bed, ensuite bathroom (nothing special), working fireplace (wax log provided each nite) and plenty of seating and clothes storage. There is a daily happy hour (bring your own if you want something stronger than tea or lemonade). The owner is adamant about making your breakfast choice the night before. I wouldn't consider the choices or quality all that unusual or special. Coffee was ok. The innkeeper (Anne) is a lifelong B&B operator whose spouse operates the White Columns Inn near downtown BH. As such she treats this more like a business than a passion so I came away with a "been there done that" feeling which was really msnifested during breakfast where the servers were hired help that just went thru the motions. Efficient but not warm or particularly service oriented. We did meet interesting and friendly guests at both gatherings. If not, I don't think our stay would have been as pleasant. Would we return? I don't know...


Great Value

5 on September 17, 2013

Everything was better than one could ask for. Location, food, facility.


Wonderful place to stay!

4.6 on September 17, 2013

We had a very nice stay at the Clefstone Manor! It is a beautiful inn, prettier in person than the pictures on the web show. The staff is just fantastic and very friendly. Breakfast was superb every day. We were given two choices everyday for the breakfast entrees and both sounded delicious, it was hard to decide. We were on the third floor, and our room was beautiful, but getting to it is not for the larger or unfit person. But we loved our stay and would highly recommend it to everyone.


Cleftstone Manor - Bar Harbor Maine

4.0 on September 15, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay - the breakfast was absolutely delicious.


Excellent Stay

4.4 on September 15, 2013

Friendly hosts and staff; great breakfasts; nice info cd for self-tour of Acadia; well appointed room in beautiful "summer cottage".


Affordable and Lovely Stay

5 on September 07, 2013

Beautiful B&B in close proximity to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Staff was kind and knowledgeable. Breakfast was outstanding and and very filling. Isaac Howe room was beautiful. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. No complaints.


A great place for a vacation stay

4.8 on September 06, 2013

Cleftstone gives you a bit of the feeling of what it was like to "summer" in Bar Harbor back around 1900. The place has a rambly, informal feel that comes from being a house that was expanded in several phases. Both breakfast and "happy hour' are times when you can get to meet your fellow lodgers and share experiences.


B&B beautifull and charming

4.4 on September 05, 2013

Relax, sport, eat, drink and love


Cleftstone review

5 on September 03, 2013

Great bed and breakfast! Owner was very knowledgeable about the home, and enjoyed spending time with guests and sharing information. Room was very clean, and breakfast was fantastic.


Wonderful time at the Cleftstone...

3.8 on September 01, 2013

We booked the Frank Ellis room on the third floor. It looked small in the photo but was actually larger in person with a decent sized private bath with shower. It was fine for what we needed. The bed was firm which took a night to get used too. It has a small flat screen TV with many channels although we only used it our first night there. Acadia National Park is very close and provided most of our entertainment. Bar Harbor shopping is 2 minutes away by car. We found the inn to be very quite..very little road noise since it sits above Rte 3. Never heard any other guests which made sleeping peaceful. Anne puts on a wonderful and delicious breakfast every morning and has a social hour in the early evening with appetizers and refreshments. Nice when you arrive late in the afternoon after a long drive. We found her to be very helpful in giving us tips on dining and other areas to visit. She recommended a new restaurant called Opa's which was very good. Well worth the visit! Our next stay will be in the John Clark which is a bigger room with a balcony and full bath. A beautiful room. Overall we had a pleasant stay fot a reasonable price.


We enoyed our stay!

5 on August 31, 2013

Classy and very friendly. We felt welcomed and were treated well. We could not have stayed at a better place.


Our first Bed & Breakfast stay

4.0 on August 30, 2013

Or bathroom was a little awkwardly arranged and the bed was saggy, but the room was clean and attractive. The Clefstone was very quaint on the inside and the staff and owners were absolutely great. Overall - great quality for the price.


Fantastic Inn

5 on August 28, 2013

My wife and I travel and like staying at B&B's every chance we get. This one will be on our short list for future stays. Great owner, staff and food!!!!!


Loved our stay

4.8 on August 27, 2013

When we arrived, I was a little skeptical when we were led to our room, which was behind the kitchen and breakfast area. But to my delight, found a lovely large room that had it's own private porch and outside entrance. The innkeeper had appetizers and wine out for the guests in the afternoon on the sun porch, and this is where we met some of the other guests. I would revisit this lovely inn.


Lovely and above expectations

4.6 on August 26, 2013

Dining means breakfast, which was absolutely outstanding, service and courtesy are also excellent.


Very nice and enjoyable

4.6 on August 25, 2013

This was the first time my husband and I have stayed in a bed and Breakfast and we really enjoyed it.


Comfort at the Cleftstone.

4.4 on August 25, 2013

Our 4 night stay at the Cleftstone was most enjoyable. We stayed in the "Cleffstone" room which is quite beautiful and large with a canopied bed, sitting area with sofa and chairs, fireplace a d desk area. The king bed was very comfortable. The breakfasts where delicious and the late afternoon cocktail hour was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.


Great Inn in Bar Harbor

3.8 on August 25, 2013

We stayed three nights at the B&B. It was wonderful to get away from the busy downtown of bar harbor, but close enough we could pop back and forth between bar harbor and the acadia national park easily. It was very clean and staff was friendly. It was a wonderful vacation!


Wonderful Experience in Bar Harbor

5 on August 23, 2013

We stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Everyone was helpful and pleasant from the time we checked in until we checked out. The breakfast was great with tasty entrees and extras. I loved the feel of staying in an historic home. The home was elegant, but not stuffy.


Honeymoon in Maine

4.8 on August 23, 2013

Outstanding honeymoon retreat! The rooms are spacious, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, and Anne and Bob were wonderful hosts!


Best B&B

5 on August 21, 2013

Excellent stay, room is good and breakfast is very tasty. Anne is very helpfulwith lots of information around the area. I will surely consider to stay there again.


The Cleftstone was a wonderful place to stay - the breakfast selection delicious and would fit any appitite.

5 on August 20, 2013

Our room was very spacious and comfortable.


Best b&b in Bar Harbor!

4.4 on August 19, 2013

the place was very clean and we feel like at home im there; breakfast was outstanding and very delicious; Perfect location close to everywhere town, acadia and public transportation;


Can't wait to go back...

4.4 on August 17, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Isaac How room. It was very spacious and comfortable. Anne and Sheryl made us feel at home and were very helpful. Very close to Acadia, shops and dining. The breakfast was delicious and very satisfying. Not only would I recommend a stay at this beautiful establishment but can't wait to go back!


Cleftstone was exceptional in every way!

5 on August 17, 2013

Amazing innkeeper Ann made sure that every need was catered to. Spacious room (Waldron Bates suite) was very private, with enough room for 3 of us. Breakfasts were superb, with fresh-baked breads daily. Cocktail hr. (BYOB) offered yummy gourmet h'or d'ouvres and a convivial setting. Use of pool (indoor and outdoor), jacuzzi and sauna was an extra special bonus and a great way to end our day. Ann and her staff of two wonderful women (who both serve breakfast and do housekeeping) made sure our needs were met. Setting is near town---a decent walk, or take the local free bus to the Village Green.The inn was full (16 rooms) but never felt crowded or busy. I have found my place to stay in future years.


don't miss this breakfast!

4.6 on August 15, 2013

What a treat from sun up scrumptious breakfast to sundown recommendations for dinner! Location is prime to walk to town and take in an art show or shopping, and leave the parking challnges for others! The owners host you as if you were family and there was never a wait for service of any kind. We'll be back, from Hawaii, to enjoy many more breakfast treats at Clefstone Manor.


6 Nights in Bar Harbor

5 on August 13, 2013

Cleftstone Manor is a fantastic historic inn. Breakfasts were of great fresh quality and varied every day with some standards in case variety is not your thing. Rooms were immaculate and the furnishings and interior decor was beautiful. Afternoon nibbles were always good and varied as well. We look forward to our next stay.


Outstanding Stay at The Clefstone Manor

5 on August 13, 2013

We were delighted with our entire stay, location, our room, service, value, cleanliness and dining. Attention to detail was extraordinary by the Innkeeper and staff.


Highly Historical B & B

5 on August 12, 2013

Michele D.


Reluctant Review

2.6 on August 12, 2013

Normally we would not post a less than complimentary review. However, although Cleftstone may once have been grand, it's size and age are now showing the difficulties of keeping up with maintenance, not only with the inside finishes, but also in the quality of such items as bed linens which were worn and pilled. It's location is outside of town enough that it is not a convenient walk into Bar Harbor. The Inn has no grounds to speak of, but rather is accessed by a driveway off a busy road that continues up to another very large hotel complex, giving the place very little intimacy. If the owners were present, we were not aware of them. Our room was large, but with a bathroom across a hall. That was ok except that it was old and with an inadequate tub/shower situation that we really couldn't use. The staff we did encounter was pleasant and the breakfast tasty. Cleftstone just needs some TLC and a friendlier atmosphere.


Bar Harbor B and B just okay....

3.0 on August 09, 2013

Cleftstone Manor was to be the highlight of our trip to Maine. The pictures showed it in a better light than it was. Granted, the room WAS big. The patio, however, looked onto a busy road, and joined with numerous other rooms. The overall feel of the place was tired. Chairs in the room were warn, as was the bedding. Staff was not friendly, but knowledgeable about tours to take and restaurants. Blueberry pancakes were yummy in the morning....If I was to give a couple of "heads up" to prospective guests to the beautiful Bar Harbor area, it would be book early, and ask about the surroundings. A place within walking distance to town would have been nice.


Amazing Bed and Breakfast

4.4 on August 07, 2013

We stayed for 2 days in Bar Harbor at Cleftstone Manor. Our stay was fabulous. The owner was gracious and very helpful with suggestions for dining and sight seeing. She also hosted a lovely Happy Hour with other guests.


Summer fling

4.4 on August 04, 2013

Very convenient to dining and the harbor


A Lovely Hostess and a Wonderful Atmosphere

4.6 on August 04, 2013

We enjoyed our two night stay at Cleftstone Manor very much. Anne is a gracious and friendly hostess and the manor itself is a charming and very comfortable place to stay. Enjoyed the breakfast meals! When staying here, be sure to request the audio tour of the island, it is very informative and helpful when doing a self-guided tour.


Great place to stay

5 on July 28, 2013

The Cleftstone Manor was a wonderful experience. The room was comfortable, our host Anne was very helpful and kind, the breakfast was first class. It was only about 10 minutes to Acadia National Park. We highly recommend this B&B.


Very charming B&B

3.2 on July 18, 2013

The Inn has very nice Victorian style, most rooms large and comfy, and clean. Excellent breakfast! Staff could try to be friendlier, and more accommodating, esp. the owners.


Even better than I thought it would be.

5 on July 16, 2013

Ann, the owner, is amazing, very friendly, informative, and a great cook. The staff was was wonderful too. We stayed in the Josephine Macaffrey room and we loved it! It was perfect for us, very clean and the view was beautiful. I also loved the fact that it was quite and peacefull and we were just far enough out of town to be able to walk to dinner.


4th of July

4.6 on July 15, 2013

Busy place nice staff, Great location , room was great . food was super good. Only negative was the driveway.. Very hard to leave.. too much traffic and you almost can not turn away from town, It`s Blind exit.


Fantastic Stay

5 on July 15, 2013

My finance and I had a fantastic two day stay at the Cleftstone Manor. Anne, the innkeeper, was a wonderful host. The Manor is beautiful, minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. If you are looking for a wonderful stay and a unique experience in Bar Harbor, this is the place for you!


Fantastice Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 13, 2013

My wife and I just came back from Bar Harbor Maine. We stayed at the Cleftstone Manor and it was really enjoyable. We had stayed there last year and enjoyed it so much we stayed again. We were originally booked for a certain room but due to unforeseeable circumstances(heavy rain prior to our arrival) we were unable to stay in that room. The inn was so apologetic and even upgraded our stay to a different room with no extra charge. The second room was beautiful and newly renovated. This bed and breakfast has changed our whole view for hotels and probably will not return to a hotel for vacations. The breakfasts were incredible. Very filling and well presented. We didn't even feel hungry till late afternoon. The whole staff at the Cleftstone are hospitable , polite, very friendly. They know how to treat their guests. Would recommend this Inn for anyone who wants quiet, tranquility an maybe even a piece of history. Can't wait for our next vacation to Bar Harbor. I know where we will stay again. John and Lori McDonald


Superb Breakfasts, Charming Room

4.4 on July 11, 2013

Our seventh stay at Cleftstone started out with an issue, The a/c didn't work. It was the first hot day of the year and something was broken inside the unit. They immediately installed a new window unit which kept the room comfortable. The breakfasts in particular the red pepper quiche are fantastic. The rooms are well decorated with a good blend of antiques and reproductions. The hosts Ann and Bob are cordial and very knowledgable about the area. Check out Bob on the piano at the Bar Harbor Inn - he's excellect. We will be back again when we can. JBT/BST


wonderful vacation

4.0 on July 10, 2013

Had a wonderful stay and perfect weather and enjoyed the excellent breakfast


Great stay!

4.6 on July 10, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay and especially appreciated that Anne sat with us in the afternoon and chatted about our stay.


Nice place

2.8 on July 09, 2013

We've stayed at many B&B's, I would rate this inn as 'nice'. What I liked - great location, it was clean, social time with munchies, pool is terrific, breakfast was delicious. What I didn't like - the air conditioning on the main floor and dining room was not working well, we had to eat and leave because it was so hot. We had to pay $1 for bottles of water, most places we've stayed give you water. Innkeeper was interesting, friendly at times and then would sort of ignore you. hard to figure out. all in all, I'd give it a B-.


Romantic get-away

5 on July 05, 2013

This was a return trip to Cleftstone. The new owners have kept up the excellent service and the condition of the manor. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was delicious and they accomodated my gluten-free needs. We will visit again in the future.


Great Place and Great Food!

4.0 on July 02, 2013

My wife and I stayed here as newlyweds. We found this B&B to be quite comfortable and charming. It is the only place on that side of the street that survived the fire of 47. It has great history. The rooms were kept very clean and there seemed to be an abundance of assistance in the form of a small book with information about restaurants, the Inn's private collection of movies, as well as shared accommodations with the Bluenose that allow for use of their fitness area, pool and hot tub. The social/tea time held every evening was also enjoyable as we were able to have a bit of social interaction, and then get on with our honeymoon downtown. Some of the restaurants downtown take walk-ins, others have long waits or require reservations. The Inn provided a list of restaurants and whether or not a reservation is required or recommended for each location. The food prepared at the Cleftstone was tasty and home-cooked. We had delicious filling 3-course breakfasts both days and enjoyed the foods served during the social hour. We may try and stay here again next time we go to Bar Harbor, but as it was our first time, we may also try another location. Then ultimately got back to the Cleftstone. We also had some great friendly conversation with the owner/hostess.


perfect

5 on July 01, 2013

The stay was wonderful. Our host was so caring and thoughtful. She and the staff, knowing I was ill, checked on me and asked how I was several times during our stay. They were professional, friendly, helpful, and the food was great!!! The room was just right and the soaker tub was amazing! Will definitely recommend this place.


Fantastic B and B

4.6 on June 30, 2013

Wonderful location and terrific bed and breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was delicious and the room was amazing.


Cleftstone -- great location, perfect room, killer breakfasts

5 on June 30, 2013

Enjoyed our stay immensely....CLEFTSTONE is perfect !!!


Distinguished B&B

4.6 on June 25, 2013

A marvelous inn with distinct character! A terrific location, right near the entrance to Acadia National Park. Excellent service and delicious home-cooked breakfasts! It was a most memorable anniversary celebration!!!


Amazing place to spend 25th Anniversary!

5 on June 24, 2013

My wife and I had a great time at the Cleftstone. The room was just right. The service was wonderful. The food was far better than expected. We highly recommend the Cleftstone!


Our stay

4.4 on June 18, 2013

We recently stayed at the Cleftstone for the week. We had a great time! Plenty of parking just outside the main entrance. Convenient to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Anne and her inn-keeping staff were very friendly and service oriented. They kept our rooms very clean. Rooms were nicely decorated. Nice happy hour/snacks in the late afternoon. We enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace in the main room at night. The breakfasts prepared were extraordinary! Great choices each morning. Well prepared. We didn't have a bad breakfast. We would recommend this B&B to family and friends. We might go back again in the fall sometime.


David Coppes Cleftstone

4.8 on June 16, 2013

Incredible Home and service!


Excellent place.

4.2 on June 11, 2013

This was our first stay ever at Bed & Breakfast. It was our wedding anniversary. We loved the place. Beautiful room, excellent breakfast, friendly staff. I was really glad that I picked that place. We stayed in the Clefstone room. Tomasz & Elena from New Hampshire.


Top-Notch stay in Bar Harbor

4.8 on June 09, 2013

I don't have enough good things to say about the Cleftstone: peerless hospitality, lovely rooms, wonderful breakfasts, and great location! Be aware of the following facts, and you won't be surprised upon arrival: 1) the house sits above the main "strip" into town, and depending on where your room is, you might hear traffic noise from the road below. 2) Similarly, the house is situated across the road from the College of the Atlantic, so depending on the time of year, you may experience some noise from college kids frolicking on their lawn. 3) It's about a 20-minute walk to the harbor area/town proper. Love this place - would return again in a heartbeat, and recommend it to anyone. It's got the intimate, historical, homelike feel of a bed & breakfast, without feeling as though you're staying at your aunt's house - plenty of room for privacy and anonymity.


Absolutely wonderful stay

5 on May 29, 2013

Had a great stay. Wonderful B&B


Perfect vacation

5 on November 15, 2012

My wife and I had a great time in Bar Harbor and enjoyed our stay at Cleftstone Manor. The service was perfect, room was clean and breakfast was amazing. We'd return without question.


Never second best!

4.8 on November 12, 2012

This Autumn we returned to Maine as part of a seven week journey. We looked forward to reaching Acadia National Park and hopefully returning to Cleftstone Manor. We had stayed at Cleftstone Manor four years ago and had a great stay at that time. Staying at Cleftstone Manor is special event. The proprietor makes one feel at home with conversation and a tasty happy hour each afternoon. Breakfast each day is wonderful--gourmet type food. The mood is so comfortable that it is hard to leave. One terrific feature is the location which places you within a few minutes of downtown Bar Harbor and the entrance to Acadia National Park.


Ni ce time!!!

3.4 on November 11, 2012

I would come back again,close to Acadia,but a little far from town.Nice and quiet,bed was comfty,room was large.


Very enjoyable five night stay

4.2 on November 11, 2012

We had a lovely room. Great breakfasts. Owner was very helpful with recommendations - sights to see, places to eat, she loaned out audio CD guide to Acadia Natl Park - driving tours. Very helpful. Social hour every evening was extremely nice - good company to visit with, great snacks provided - bring your own bottle of wine and enjoy an hour or two before going out for dinner.


Lovely Bed and breakfast

5 on October 27, 2012

First time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and I must say it was well worth it. We had a fantastic stay. The food was absolutely wonderful. I figured the breakfast would be mediocre but I was dead wrong. It was fabulous as well as large portions. Ann, the owner was also very helpful. with recommendations for things to do and places to eat.


A wonderful historical retreat

4.8 on October 24, 2012

Thanks so much to Anne and her staff for a very comfortable and welcoming stay!


Maine trip to Bar Harbor ans a perfect B&B with Ann at the Cleftstone Manor!

5 on October 24, 2012

We very much enjoyed are stay this year in Bar Harbor and would recomend the Cleftstone Manner to anyone looking for a upscaled, clean and wonderful breakfast to boot. It is close to town and a grat location to drive to Acadia National Park.


A Wonderful Long Weekend

5 on October 23, 2012

The rooms were very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were huge, delicious, and different each day. The service and friendliness was great. My husband & I were very pleased with our 3 night stay, and would highly recommend this place. The evening "cocktail" hour snacks were tasty, and provided a chance to relax and chat with the owner and other guests. We had a wonderful weekend!


A pleasureful place to stay

5 on October 20, 2012

This was our second time staying here. We came back because of the very well prepared and nicely served breakfast, as well as the charming and roominess of the place. The evening appetizers and openness of the Manor. If and when we are able return to Bar Harbor, we will stay here once more.


Beautiful Inn - great ambianc

4.6 on October 20, 2012

Our room was large and beautifully appointed. The staff was friendly and the evening snacks were great, along with sun porch for visiting.


Cleftstone a historical treasure

4.2 on October 18, 2012

Wonderful breakfasts and a great variety of rooms. The Cleftstone is not located in the downtown area but is only a quick 10-minute walk. So, if you like being in the middle of the action . . . well, as much action as there is in Bar Harbor . . . this may not be the place for you. But other than that, this inn is a great place to stay. And only a few minutes from the Acadia loop road. Did I mention the wonderful breakfasts? The menu changes daily and each entree is fantastic.


Would stay again.

3.8 on October 16, 2012

Had a wonderful two day stay. Easy walk to town for dinner and close to the park trails. Staff were great, service perfect.


Wonderful Experience

4.6 on October 13, 2012

Great hospitality! Anyone visiting Bar Harbor should spend some time at the Cleftstone Manor.


Absolutely lovely B&B.

4.6 on October 08, 2012

This was my first experience with a B&B and I was extremely pleased. My daughter, who traveled with me, had stayed in B&B's previously and enjoyed them, so we made the decision to stay in B&B's on this trip. We were both very impressed with Cleftstone Manor. Staff were extremely pleasant, the food was wonderful, and overall it was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Bar Harbor.


Historic Inn in Bar HArbor, Maine

4.2 on October 07, 2012

Very nice historic inn in Bar Harbor. Owner provides late afternoon snacks that are freshly made and taste great. Beds are very comfortable. Location is very convienent. Rooms are very pleasant. Some are bigger than others. I would have no problem staying there again.


Historic charm

3.2 on October 04, 2012

Had a nice stay at the Clefstone over two nights. In Bar Harbor the Cleftstones was a good option; you have to drive in within a few minutes and it is very close to the Acadia National Park. The Cleftstone has nice and clean rooms but definitely is an old building. The breakfast was ok and it's a lot of food.


A beautiful getaway in Bar Harbor

4.2 on October 02, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Cleftstone for 4 wonderful days in Bar Harbor. The owners, Ann and Bob, have a beautiful old home that was a pleasure to stay in. The breakfasts were a 10 out of 10, the service was exceptional and the rooms were clean and well appointed. The location is so convenient to both Acadia National Park (right next door) and downtown Bar Harbor. It's a beautiful island and we would recommend Cleftstone to our friends without hesitation.


Maine Visit

5 on September 23, 2012

This was an amazing B & B with everything we could ask for. The staff were friendly and informative. It was a perfect stay.


Makes Bar Harbor Special

5 on September 22, 2012

Very pleasant


Want to feel like Royalty? Just stay at Cleftstone Manor

5 on September 21, 2012

Cleftstone Manor is a real gem! I looked for the "perfect" B&B to celebrate the 25th anniversary with my husband. When you trust a website, verses personal recommendations from friends, it can feel like a risk. However, there was NO risk with Cleftstone Manor. From the minute we walked in the door and met Cheryl and received our tour of the fabulous estate to meeting Ann and Bob the Inn Owners we couldn't have been more pleased. We absolutely loved the Bruce Price room. The sherry and chocolates were such a wonderful touch. The electric fire place and wonderfully comfortable bed were so nice after full days of touring Acadia and Bar Harbor (which is all within 3 or so miles from the Inn). We took advantage of the Romantic Package and not only did we have a wonderful tour of the waterways, but the picnic lunch with champagne that Ann packed for us was great. We've stayed at many B&Bs. This was our 3rd one just this year. A wonderful treat and unique treat was Ann spending the afternoon appetizer and drink hour with the guests. Ann made wonderful treats and shared time with all of us - making us feel family not just guests. After just 4 nights, it feel nature to hug Ann "Goodbye" until we see her and Bob again. A wonderful 25th Anniversary for us. Thanks to Ann and Bob!!


Exquisite stay

4.2 on September 18, 2012

Outstanding rooms in a victorian style comfort. Helpful owner who takes care that every one feels important. Hearthy as well as creative breakfast. One of the most beautiful B&B we've been close to Fundy Bay. Close enough to the action, yet very peaceful


labor day weekend

4.6 on September 17, 2012

Very classical style rooms, great food, will come back again


Great Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 16, 2012

Spent 3 nights. Ann, the owner, was very gracious and could answer any question we had about Bar Harbor. The food was excellent. The rooms were very clean and quite quaint. The staff was also very accomadating. If you want a great experience try the Clefstone


Pleasant stay

4.2 on September 14, 2012

This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, and we really enjoyed it. Our room was comfortable, the food was fantastic and the staff were very personable.


Wonderful location

4.2 on September 13, 2012

This is a very clean and comfortable B&B with good warm breakfast, evening appetizer. No regrets here. Close to local restaurants & town.


Excellent Place to Stay

4.6 on September 11, 2012

We chose Clefstone Manor as our honeymoon getaway for four nights in Bar Harbor. The place was beautiful, and had nice touches like the sherry and chocolates in our room. We had chosen the room because of the fire place (which burns self-lighting logs, which they give you), and were delightedly surprised by the appetizers in the afternoon. We were by far the youngest people staying there (we're in our 30s) so we did not meet a lot of people at the appetizers/cocktail hour, but it was lovely nonetheless. We would recommend this place to anyone. Lovely.


Warm and welcoming Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on September 10, 2012

I sincerely enjoyed my stay at Cleftstone manor. The owner was very welcoming and helpful on selecting a spot for dinner. Breakfast was delicious. I wish I didn't have to leave!


Awesome place!

5 on September 10, 2012

Such an interesting house, great hosts, lovely big breakfast, enjoyed the early evening receptions to meet others and enjoyed the appetizers provided. Great atmosphere! Lots to do in the area. We will be back!


Historic charm, nice breakfasts

3.8 on September 07, 2012

The inn is located just outside of the downtown blocks, which isn't a bad thing, as the crowds downtown can be stressful. It's a beautiful old building. Like many historic buildings though, the systems (electrical, plus there is no central HVAC) could use some upgrading. This wasn't a big problem though. The bathroom had been tastefully updated with quality appointments. A sofa in the room was kind of dirty. Of course, this is largely due to the prior guests, and you can't launder a sofa. Still I wished that had been cleaned somehow. Breakfast was included and served in a nice breakfast room by cheerful and efficient staff. There was a choice of two main breakfast items each day, and they were varied daily. The menu was tastefully chosen and prepared and certainly was above the standard for breakfast included with lodging. I quite enjoyed that and it conserved time and was more comfortable to simply walk down the hall to get breakfast than it would have been to drive to a place and then possibly wait in line every morning All in all I enjoyed my stay there and though it wasn't cheap, it offered a square deal in the prevailing market for accomodations in Bar Harbor.


Highly Recommended

4.8 on September 06, 2012

I enjoyed my stay at Cleftstone. I staff was very friendly and accomodating, the food was excellent and the rooms were spacious. There is also cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30pm were hor dourves are served and the ower, Anne, comes out to talk to the guests. It is about 5 minutes from Bar Harbor. The road it a little busy, but other than that is was a nice area. There is a bus stop at the college across the street that will take you into town for free. I would definitely recommned this B&B for anyone looking for a nice, relaxing place to stay near Bar Harbor.


Great Get Away!

4.6 on September 05, 2012

We stayed at Cleftstone over the Labor Day wkend and it was a wonderful experience. When we reserved two rooms all that was available at the time were smaller bedrooms on the third floor which met our expectations and were very clean and comfortable. The inn itself was lovely...we enjoyed sitting in the living room one evening and another evening visited with Ann during the cocktail hour in the sunroom. The breakfast room was bright and cheery, the breakfasts were so delicious, presented impeccably, and the waitstaff was as pleasant as could be. The inn was within a mile or so of downtown Bar Harbor so it was very convenient. Ann and her husband do a wonderful job. We would not hesitate to stay there again...and of course the views in Acadia National Park are spectacular.


One of the best bed and breakfast places we have stayed in a long time

5 on September 04, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Cleftstone. Anne was so helpful in finding places, making reservations at restaurants that are hard to get and making the most delicious breakfast. What is nice is she asks the night before that way you know there will be enough for all visitors. And she has side items. The place was clean easy to find and centrally located. When we are up there again we will stay with her.


A 'First Class' Stay

4.6 on September 04, 2012

Anne is just a great host. I told them that the service and the food was as good as I have ever had at any restaurant. Great location and even though I did not take advantage of the pool we did have access to the one at the Bluenose Inn. We had a room with a detached bath but the price reflected that. Really a 'First Class' stay.


our experience

3.4 on September 04, 2012

we stayed in 2 rooms, the first was fine. although, i expected a better mattress and much better bed linens. the second room was below par. the windows faced the parking and entrance to another establishment. so, they could not be opened without street noise. when we turned on the air conditioner, it sounded like a jet engine taking off! we could not use it. the mirror in the bathroom was discolored, making it difficult to use, could not see. as with the first room, the mattress and linens were below par. glad we only had one nite in this room. with the above being said, the staff and owner were very welcoming. the food was great! the location was convenient.


Cleftstone Review

4.0 on September 02, 2012

After much searching we chose Cleftstone Manor for our 35 anniversary trip. We were not disappointed!! Anne & Bob were greta hosts. Anne took time to sit with us almost every day and just talk. A delightful B&B!!


Nice rooms but definitely an old building

3.4 on September 01, 2012

Had a nice stay at the Clefstone -- two rooms over two nights. The staff was exceptional, the breakfast was great, and the rooms were as pictured. However, I couldn't get hot water in the bathroom while staying in one of the rooms in the third floor.


Clefstone a nice option in Bar Harbor

3.0 on September 01, 2012

We stayed only one night in Bar Harbor and this B and B was a good option. It's not right in the town but there is a trolly loop that's nice or you can drive in within a few minutes. The room was nice and clean. The bathroom was large compared to a lot of B and B's. The water pressure was ok although the shower nozzel had seen better days.. The decor and style are not to my taste. It's very "grandmaish" if you will. The wall paper and carpet are just too busy for me. They actually clash on the second floor. The towel racks don't match in the bathroom. It's little things like that. The common areas are nice and there is a social hour in the afternoons. The breaktast was good and it's a lot of food. It's certainly an option if you stay in Bar Harbor.


Wonderful stay

4.4 on August 31, 2012

Anne & Bob are very helpful, friendly, & easily accessible. The Cleftstone is relaxing, comfortable, & convenient to Bar Harbor restaurants & shops & to Acadia. The food was plentiful & yummy! Wi-fi service was not dependable, but we didn't really need it. We would stay here again!


Excellent value

4.4 on August 29, 2012

My husband is lactose intolerant and they went out of their way to make breakfast dishes that he could enjoy and that were delicious. Excellent service and wonderful ambience.


Good times at Cleftstone Manor

4.2 on August 29, 2012

Very nice facility, conveniently located, food excellent. Enjoyed chatting with Anne.


Charming inn with fantastic breakfast!

4.6 on August 27, 2012

We stayed in the Reginald deKoven room which was nice because there was only a room on one side of it. That being said,for an old home it was quiet! The breakfast was superb, the accomodations very comfortable, and the service was fantastic! You can tell everyone there takes pride in their work, it shows in the way the guests are treated. I definitely would stay here again and recommend it to anyone I know.


Clefstone & Bluenose together

3.6 on August 27, 2012

The combination of the intimacy of a B & B combined with the amenities of a 4 star hotel is outstanding. I would definitely stay here again. However, I thought the front desk manager was not very friendly. She met our requests, but I always felt like it was an inconvenience to do her job.


Wonderful Honeymoon!

4.6 on August 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Cleftstone on our Honeymoon! The room we stayed in (The Cleftstone) was beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice. It was very romantic and beautifully decorated. The staff and owners are all extremely friendly and helpful making sure everyone was comfortable. The breakfast was excellent every morning, great options and always extremely fresh and filling! I would stay again, it was a beautiful place and everyone made you feel very welcome!


Nice room with outstanding food

3.6 on August 27, 2012

We spent the first two days of our Bar Harbor vacation at another B&B that exceeded our expectations in every way so when we checked into Cleftstone Manor the owners had a hard act to follow.....and overall we were very satisfied with the service and our room.....and delighted with the food. The breakfasts were truly outstanding and the snacks at tea just delicious...and very generous portions! Ann is an outstanding chef and a good host. We felt welcome. We rented the Woodbury Park room which is one of the four superior rooms offered. It was advertised with a "private balcony" which turned out to be two plastic chairs sitting on a wood platform (looked like a large pallet) that sat on the roof....the roof area had rotten timber in some spots and overall was not a place where one would want to sit and enjoy a drink.....nor was there any view to enjoy. The private balcony was one of the reasons I rented this room so I was disappointed. I said earlier the food was outstanding and it was. One small improvement would be to provide HOT coffee in the Abbe room before breakfast. Although coffee was provided it looked like a hot pot was mixed with left over coffee from the night before which made the early morning cup cool and non enjoyable. The second area that was less than satisfactory was the outside of the building...it looked very tired. Overall our stay was satisfactory and if you're looking for outstanding food I would highly recommend staying.


Great stay

5 on August 25, 2012

Celebrated with my twin brother our 60th birthday at the Manor. Proprietress Ann was terrific, she was right on in her recommendations for local dinning, and is an EXCELLENT breakfast chef. We felt at home, just as John D. Rockefeller did when he stayed here many years ago. I WILL stay here again, trust me.


It's all about the breakfast!

4.4 on August 21, 2012

Charming Victorian atmosphere. Afternoon social hour was an unexpected treat. Breakfasts were different each of our three day stay and were delicious! Host, Anne was very accommodating.


Lovely inn, great breakfast, wonderful innkeeper

4.4 on August 21, 2012

The inn is an old victorian style building, with lovely sitting areas, great porch and well appointed rooms. It's about a mile from the busy Bar Harbor stores and restaurants, so it is away from the hubbub. It is on the main road, so we didn't keep our windows open at night. The breakfasts were excellent - always included fruit and juice, and a choice of a higher protein dish, or more carb oriented. Anne is a friendly, helpful and down to earth inn keeper. If we go go the area again, we would look forward to staying at the inn.


Great location, great people

5 on August 20, 2012

Quaint lodging in a great location. You could take a quick drive into town or the Park, or walk or ride your bike to either as well. All the people were very friendly & helpful, making for a nice stay. Breakfast was nice and you had a couple of choices.


Wonderful Stay!

4.6 on August 20, 2012

Accommodations were great and the hospitality of our hosts was outstanding. The ambiance, decor, and cleanliness of the whole Manor (and our room) were outstanding. The afternoon "happy hour" of networking and hors d'oeuvres gave us a chance to meet new friends and have interesting conversations with other guests.


We would return again to the Clefstone Manor

4.4 on August 20, 2012

Anne was very helpful in helping us enjoy Bar Harbor, her food was excellent and the evening snacks were tasty and the conversation interesting. The room needed better A/C - it was a bit damp and musty, could use new sheets. The staff kept the room clean and we enjoyed the treats they left. Anne works hard to make your stay pleasant. Thanks!


Lovely B & B we would like to return to!

4.6 on August 19, 2012

My two daughters and I recently stayed at Clefstone Manor and enjoyed it very much. The room was very cozy and inviting and a wonderful place to relax after a busy day. The breakfasts are quite delicious and filling. We also enjoyed the afternoon hors d'oeuvres, and chatting with other guests. It is clear that Anne enjoys cooking delicious food for her guests. We would highly recommend this B & B!


A lovely experience at the Cleftsone Manor

4.6 on August 16, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our one night stay at the Cleftstone Manor. The home was beautiful, the owner was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was divine. We would certainly be happy to stay there again, and would recommend it to our friends.


Wonderful Get-Away!

4.6 on August 16, 2012

Cleftstone Manor was a wonderful, warm, and friendly place to stay. Excellent and friendly service, wonderful breakfast, convenient location, and old world charm. Would highly recommend!


Perfect Honeymoon!

5 on August 16, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Cleftstone Manor in Bar Harbor for our honeymoon and were not disappointed. Our room was spacious and meticiously clean. Anne, the owner and chef, makes such creative and delicious breakfasts that Im worried my husband will be disappointed when I'm the one cooking! The staff was friendly and very accomodating. We will, and have, recommend the Cleftstone to anyone wanting a peaceful, beautiful stay at a reasonable price. Emily and Marty Schmitt Rochester, NY


Great atmosphere and friendly hosts

4.8 on August 16, 2012

Our visit was very enjoyable and relaxing. Well kept and very clean Inn. Would definitely stay there again.


Beautiful B&B Experience in Bar Harbor

3.8 on August 15, 2012

Had a wonderful long weekend stay. Room was perfect. Breakfast was great. Over all a very lovely B&B.


Bar Harbor B&B

3.0 on August 14, 2012

We recently visited Bar Harbor and other coast villages of Maine and found the Cleftstone Manor to be more like a hotel and less like a B&B. There are many rooms here and things were just OK. If I were to go back to Bar Harbor I think I would find another B&B to check out. The breakfasts were good and Ann was very nice. Compared to the three other B&Bs we stayed at while along the coast this one was our least favorite. Also, I had many problems with the Wi-Fi working in the room I was staying in. Overall a fine place to stay, but I would try others before going back to Cleftstone Manor.


Wonderful Stay!

5 on August 13, 2012

Our stay at Cleftstone Manor exceeded our expectations. The owner, Ann, and her staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the John Clark room, which was beautiful. One of the things that impressed us the most was the delicious three-course breakfast that was served in the dining room every morning- a wonderful bonus to our stay! We also enjoyed access to the pool at the in next door, and taking a dip in the morning was a nice treat. We parked our car in the Inn parking lot the day we arrived and then never moved it throughout our stay- the shuttle stopped right across the street but we ended up enjoying the short walk to town more often than not. All in all, the value that you get for your money here is fantastic and we can't wait to go back!


Fantastic stay at Cleftstone Manner

4.0 on August 12, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Cleftstone Manner for 6 nights in late July 2012, and we loved everything about it! Ann, the owner, was a wonderful hostess and very attentive to our needs, not to mention a great cook. We stayed in the Pulitzer and loved our private entrance, and small outdoor sitting area. The room was very spacious, and very comfortable. We are early risers, so we're not bothered at all about the kitchen being beside our room, never found it to be a problem. Had to use the stairs to get into the tall bed, lol, but I am short. Bed was very comfy with nice soft sheets and plenty of pillows. Also enjoyed the free wifi in the room, and ability to store snack, lunch food in the small refridg in the front office area. All of the staff were extremely courteous, friendly, and helpful. Great location, a little walk to downtown Bar Harbor, or bus ride is available. We also took advantage of the pool accommodations both indoor and outdoor at the Blue Nose Inn which is right next door, this was a nice benefit, very swanky place and we had the pool to ourselves most times. Can't say enough about this great little spot, quaint and convenient, nice people, great accommodations, great food, and of course the best of Bar Harbor right at your door. We highly recommeend, and will definitely plan to go back!


B&B + history

3.6 on August 12, 2012

Excellent breakfast, lovely rooms and many little things to discover in the house


Wonderful week!

5 on August 11, 2012

A superb B & B. Our room (Woodbury Park) was spacious and clean. Large bath with jacuzzi tub and very comfortable bed. Anne was great with suggestions on things to do and her breakfasts were outstanding! She and Bob had everything we needed. The staff they employ was very courteous as well and very attentive. Highly recommend a stay at Cleftstone Manor!


A Victorian Paradise

5 on August 10, 2012

The Cleftstone Manor is a wonderful B & B located in walking distance to downtown Bar Harbor. The chef is very creative and the staff is friendly and courteous. It was a great experience for my husband and I which completed our vacation in ME.


A great B&B

4.8 on August 08, 2012

Breakfast is always outstanding. We always stay when in Bar Harbor


We loved Cleftstone Manor

4.8 on August 06, 2012

We stayed for two nights while exploring Mt Desert Island and enjoyed our time at Cleftstone Manor immensely. It is a beautiful property, well maintained and comfortable. Anne, the proprietor, was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Location was very convenient. Don & Terri Coustan


Bar Harbor Heaven

4.8 on August 06, 2012

The Inn was beautiful, Ann was quite the host! We had a lovely room on the 3rd floor, with gifts from Fiore, and complementary sherry and Ferrero Rocher. Breakfast was divine. Our only issue was that even though it was air conditioned, and they so kindly provided a fan, it was still a tad warm up there.


The Cleftstone Manor

4.6 on August 05, 2012

We were very happy with our stay and the owner and staff were very frendly and helpful. I would reccomend this please to stay at.


A wonderful B&B!

4.8 on August 03, 2012

Cleftstone is a first-class B&B. The owner is friendly and makes her guests feel as if they are family. We loved the breakfasts, but also the appetizer get-togethers in the late afternoon. We got to meet so many lovely folks this way. We would go back in a moment.


B&B for the first time!

4.4 on August 01, 2012

It was such a great experience. We got there after 8:00pm and we faced the notes and the key. I loved the whole mansion. Our room I guess was the smallest one with a bathroom outside. It was not the ideal case, but it was ok. I think if we could go there off season, the prices would be more reasonable. The most amazing part of this B&B was their breakfast. It was fresh and delicious. The staff were really friendly. During our breakfast one of them came to our table and gave us some hints to where to go and what to do. They made my first experience of B&B such a memorable time!


Not bad, just not outstanding

2.8 on July 30, 2012

We stayed at Cleftstone for two nights, and while there isn't anything terrible to say about the Inn, we felt it was somewhat lackluster. It was pleasant, but not memorable. The breakfasts were delicious. We were in The John Clark room. It was nice, but there was a lot of wear and tear showing in the bath towels and couch, and a spider web (complete with spider) in the bath tub. Our biggest issue was the lighting in the room. The french doors, which afford a beautiful view, are covered with a set of thin metal blinds, which are bent and ragged. They do not block any light in the morning, so the sunlight streams right onto the bed at about 5:45 A.M. There is a broken set of blinds on one other window, and no blinds on the third window. The bed is super soft, and dips a bit toward the center. Now, I love historic Inns and everything that is unique about them. We were not offered any information about the house, which was fine, but mildly disappointing. It just felt like there was not a lot of pride in the property, and that everyone was just trying to get through the day. The Innkeeper was helpful with suggestions on what to do. When we checked out, nobody asked how our stay was, or if everything was ok. I felt like I paid for a top notch Inn, but I got mediocrity with a few embellishments.


Great Stay for a Great Value

4.8 on July 30, 2012

We loved our stay at Cleftstone Manor! Everything exceeded our expectations. The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms were comfortable. The commons areas are beautiful. We loved the perfect location; it was right outside of town, taking only a minute to drive downtown. The only issue we had was with the hot water for showers. Several times during a shower, the water would get cold. But it would get hot again immediately, so it wasn't a big deal. Anne was extremely helpful. She didn't mind all our questions about restaurants and activities in Acadia. She offered us great suggestions. If we ever return to Bar Harbor, this is where we plan to stay.


The best

5 on July 28, 2012

Great breakfast, very accomodating staff, perfect location, near town, harbor and restaurants. We hope to return again, for our fourth time!


We would go again.

4.4 on July 28, 2012

We enjoyed the whole experience. Anne was a delight and had very interesting history of the area. The inside porch was great; we played games there in the evening. We would go back if in the area. 3rd floor rooms are a tough climb. Great old house. Good location.


Great stay

4.8 on July 26, 2012

I would have given everything 5 stars, except that our bed was very uncomfortable. The room was nicely decorated with a beautiful oak bed and dresser. There were side chairs and a love seat. The breakfasts are wonderful. It is located close enough to town to walk to everything. Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay.


Woodbury park

4.6 on July 23, 2012

Absolutely loved this b&b. Very clean, gorgeous room, hands down most comfortable bed we've ever slept in, the staff was very nice and accommodating, my husband and I did the romance package and I highly recommend that, we will defiantly be staying at the cleft stone again,


Clefston Manor B & B

5 on July 19, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Cleftstone Manor. The food was amazing. The room was clean. The staff helpful. We would certainly stay there again.


Nice B&B

4.0 on July 19, 2012

We stayed for three days while we toured the area and we felt at home. The sun room was especially nice.


Great Vacation!

4.2 on July 17, 2012

We loved the afternoon social hour - we met a lot of very nice people, including Anne.


Cleft stone 6/28-7/1

3.6 on July 15, 2012

Staff accommodated our early departure with a to-go breakfast. We really appreciated that!


Relaxing Getaway!

4.8 on July 15, 2012

We searched online for a B&B in Bar Harbor and loved the description of the room and location. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised of the beauty not only of the B&B but our room "Woodbury". The breakfast that was prepared was exceptional! If you are looking for a relaxing stay or even a romantic weekend this is the place to stay. We will be returning!-S.D.


Cleftsone in July 12'

4.6 on July 12, 2012

Beautiful in a great location. Just a moderate wlk or very short drive into town. Cabs availailable for $5 also. We were in the Cleftsone room. Beautiful spacious first floor room...very quiet and private room. Excellent appateizers late every afternoon. Odd though, we never met the hosts of the inn, but the staff was very graciou8ls and helpful with tips, places to go and see, places to eat, etc...


Clefstone Manor was amazing!

4.6 on July 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Clefstone Manor while visiting Bar Harbor, ME and Acadia National Park. We loved the place! We got a king size bed, complimentary Cherry liqueur with chocolates, breakfast, and hors d'oeuvre in the evening. The breakfast was always amazing, I can't stress that enough. My wife and I can say nothing but good things about their breakfast. Only issue we had was the bathroom with the tub is directly by the dining area and kitchen. The sound from the people working in the kitchen fills the bathroom. The hot tub did not work the first night and we forgot to mention to Anne till the last night we were there. She tried to get a plumber to look into it but it was too late. I was really pleased when we were checking out and she said she reduced our price for the 3 nights we stayed because of the tub. That's excellent service for you! I would recommmend this place to a friend for sure. Once again, breakfast alone was the higlight of our stay.


First class all the way!

5 on July 11, 2012

My daughter and I stayed in the Cleftstone Room for two nights at the end of June and everything was wonderful! The room was so spacious and comfortable, very comfortable bed, welcoming chocolates on the dresser, great water pressure/temperature in the shower. We liked being away from the center of town, it was more peaceful and just a short drive. Delicious breakfasts and yummy afternoon "happy hour" snacks (BYOB). Tea and coffee were available throughout the day, lots of thoughtful touches to make you feel right at home. Anne gave us great recommendations for dinner. Huge selection of DVDs available to watch movies at night, which we actually did one night after whale watching (sadly, no whales). Bottled water and snacks available for purchase at front desk, as well as a small fridge where you could keep your leftovers from dinner. The house is beautiful and so well maintained, and all of the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. This is an ideal place to stay if you don't want to be in the middle of the traffic jams and noise downtown. You can even use the pool next door. I highly recommend Cleftstone Manor, you're sure to have a delightful and satisfying visit!


B&B in Bar Harbor

3.4 on July 11, 2012

Crossing Eden St, can be challenging on a holiday week, but the shuttle picks you up right across the street from the B&B, making it simple to get into town if you don't want to walk the half mile. B&B staff were very nice and helpful when asked recommendations. Went to one of the restuarants that Anne had a menu for, and it was outstanding!!!


Wonderfully Managed Property

4.4 on July 08, 2012

Very much enjoyed our stay at the Cleftstone. Everything was as promised in the on-line materials.


Cleftstone 1-2 July 2012

4.6 on July 08, 2012

Loved the opportunity to talk to the other guests in the inviting sitting room. Help for first time visitors to the area abounds! Breakfast was wonderful.


wonderful Bar Harbor

5 on July 07, 2012

My mom and Ii were making an East coast vacation trip. Bar Harbor was our northern most point. Clefstone Manor was just a it is pictured in their website. The host and hostess were wonderul. Breakfast was fantastic and the evening meet and greet was quite nice. Our room was quiet and restful. We were in the Kebo Valley room. My mom comment and the only negative we had was that there was very little place in the bathroom to put your toiletries. The town of Bar Harbor is a jewl that I would return to in a heartbeat!


First timers!!

5 on July 06, 2012

Our room looked exactly like the pictures, and every day they cleaned the room and our bath room. Anne's breakfasts were amazing along with her appetizers. The restaurants that she recommend were perfect every night. Anne also had all the information for hiking around Acadia Nstional Park, guided cruises, and much much more!! We would recommend this to any couple!!!!


Excellent Inn

4.2 on July 04, 2012

Great inn within walking distance to Bar Harbor and the water. The room was comfortable and the interiors very charming. Great place to spend a night.


June 2012 Stay

4.4 on July 01, 2012

We stayed at Cleftstone Manor for 2 nights in June 2012. What a beautiful inn! The innkeepers and staff were very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was delicious! We will definitely be back.


Bar Harbor

5 on June 29, 2012

The hostess was vey helpful. The breakfast is delicious and the evening appetizers were also nice. I would recommend and return.


Wonderful visit

4.8 on June 28, 2012

We appreciated the welcome atmosphere (hosts and guests included) and uniqueness of the manor and its rooms. The manor was clean and close to downtown, within walking distance. The breakfasts and evening appetizers were delicious! Ann and Bob were wonderful hosts and offered information about Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park at every turn. We will go back to Cleftstone the next time we visit Maine. Thank you.


Great Stay

4.8 on June 25, 2012

We had a wonderful stay for three nights. Everyone was very nice and the morning breakfast was out of this world. We had a great server each morning and we even took her picture and got her name for our scrapbook. It was close to everything downtown. The room was clean and neat every day. Room - 4 star Service - 5 star Value - 5 star Cleanliness - 5 star Dining - 5 star


Totally Marvelous

5 on June 24, 2012

We stayed in the Joseph Pulitzer room. The room was spacious and very comfortable, especially the bed. The attention to detail amazing. Great, filling homemade breakfasts! Helpful and personable staff. We will go back!


Lovely

5 on June 22, 2012

Lovely homey atmosphere, friendly,clean and comfy. Breakfast was spectacular and kept us going for a day of hiking. Wonderful afternoon snack and conversation. Reasonably priced and close to Acadia and downtown. I would definitely stay again.


Great location within walking distance of downtown.

4.0 on June 22, 2012

Comfy room, friendly hosts, and great food - all within walking distance (less than 1 mile) from downtown Bar Harbor.


A return to all of the pleasures of previous visits to this establishment.

5 on June 20, 2012

The owners and staff of Cleftstone Manor are dedicated to making your stay the most pleasant and enjoyable possible.


First time visitors

3.4 on June 18, 2012

We stayed in Kebo Valley room over Memorial Day weekend, our first visit to Acadia. We were very satisfied with our room, breakfast, and afternoon snacks. We enjoyed having access to the pool next door at the Blue Nose. The common rooms were comfortable and inviting. Anne was a gracious and helpful hostess. If we ever return to Acadia and Bar Harbor we would definitely stay at Cleftstone Manor again. Carolyn Oro Valley, AZ


Enjoyable Stay

4.2 on June 18, 2012

The owner's and staff were great. Their suggestions for activites and places to eat were exactly what we were looking form We even got some plants from their gardens to bring home. Breakfast is to die for. We looked forward to every morning. We will definitely stay here again if we are in the Bar Harbor area.


Beautiful Inn

5 on June 18, 2012

You can't go wrong in staying at the Cleftstone Manor. Every detail has been anticipated and exceeded. Anne and Bob Bahr are wonderful innkeepers who provide a scrumptious breakfast every morning and great information about Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We wouldn't stay anywhere else when we visit Bar Harbor!


Maine trip

4.2 on June 12, 2012

We received excellent attention from the staff and owners.


A very lovely place!

5 on June 07, 2012

We had a very nice time at the Cleftstone Manor. Ann was so nice and helpful and the perfect hostess. The breakfast were delicious and we would not hesitate to come back.


Everything I read was true.

5 on June 05, 2012

All the reviews I read about Cleftstone Manor were right on. Everything was great. Can't wait to go back.The owners were very friendly and accomadating. The food was delicious and very well prepared. We spent three hights there and only wish we had more time. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are fantastic places to visit. We will be returning.


pleasant evening in Bar Harbor

3.6 on June 03, 2012

We stayed at Clefstone the first evening they were open for the season. It was quiet and peaceful. Inn Keeper was helpful and available. Breakfast was very nicely done - choice of two different breakfasts.


Great Stay

3.4 on June 02, 2012

We arrived for our night away, to find that we had been upgraded to a better room! Our room was great, very clean and huge! The breakfast was very good, and plenty to start the day! Only good things to say about our visit!


Outstanding service

4.6 on June 02, 2012

Service was very frendly and breakfast were excellent during our five-days dtay. Owner and staff were always available to help.


A Fantastic B&B

5 on May 31, 2012

The room was lovely, the food was great, the inkeepers were terrific,the place was very clean and well appointed. The location was perfect, close enough to town to be convenient to everything, but far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle when you want your privacy and peace.Can't say enough good things about this B&B. Will be back for sure.


Cleftstone Manor is wonderful!

5 on May 25, 2012

A beautiully classic B&B! Ocean views from some rooms,and the breakfast were a delicious treat.Our room had a fireplace and a four poster bed,and was quiet and very clean.Sweetly decorated,and the hosts were friendly and gracious.Can't wait to return!


History and Hospitality...a wonderful combination!

5 on December 11, 2011

Clefstone Manor is not only a wonderful B&B, it contains within it’s walls the history of Bar Harbor and the many summer homes that grace the landscape of this charming town. Our stay was so comfortable and the owners shared the wonderful history of the original owner as well as the history of the property and how it has changed over the years. From the delightful breakfasts laced with local blueberries and fresh fruits to the relaxing gardens and evening appetizers, the welcoming warmth of this B&B is one we will remember fondly and look forward to returning to in the years ahead.


Clefstone Manor Honeymoon Stay

3.8 on December 05, 2011

Overall, our one night stay was very comfortable. The room was wonderful (when we arrived we had been upgraded which was nice). The breakfast was very good as well. The only thing that was unpleasant was the service we received. The "owner" or front desk receptionist was not welcoming at all and completely unfriendly. We were disappointed about that but other than that it was a nice place to stay in.


A MUST STAY!

5 on November 06, 2011

Beautiful manor, rich with history. Yet, so cozy, warm and inviting. The owners are very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts are delightful. The rooms are pretty, and cozy. Great bed to snuggle in after those long hikes in Acadia. No question, a great stay at an awesome location. We will definitely be back! Thank you!! Monika & Adam


Stay in October 2011

3.2 on November 04, 2011

Innkeeper friendly and helpful regarding area attractions. Late afternoon snacks very nice. One day they were so plentiful we didn't even eat dinner. Friendly breakfast staff.


Thanks for this location

4.4 on November 02, 2011

We felt us very comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality and the warm embiente.


Our stay at the Manor

4.8 on October 30, 2011

We had a perfectly lovely time at the Cleftstone. Our room (John Clark) was very comfortable and I loved the fireplace. We would enjoy going again. The entire Manor is beautiful, cozy. Just what I wanted. My only critique was the breakfast. The food was delicious. What I want to say is not a fault of the Manor but rather my preference. For breakfast, I wished we had sat in the dining room with others at the large table and had an opportunity to chat with other guests: family style, or boarding house style. The dining room is gorgeous and beckoned to me of such a dining style. As it was we sat at individual tables in the kitchen/adjacent room.


Wonderful experience.

5 on October 28, 2011

Delicious, gourmet breakfasts! The Laura Blair room was amazing! We have never stayed in the same place twice in Bar Harbor, but that will change! We will definitely stay again!!


Wonderful Stay

5 on October 27, 2011

We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Anne & Robert were gracious and welcoming. The food was excellent and our bonus appetizers in the evening along with the company of our hosts and other guests made us feel cozy and at home. We will return! Pat & Ted


RFirst B & B

3.6 on October 26, 2011

First experience with a B & B. Will definitely be looking to use B & B's in the future.


October 2011

3.4 on October 25, 2011

The breakfasts were great! The Inn is conveniently located only a couple minutes from Bar Harbor shops and restaurants, by car. We had one of the smaller rooms with a detached bath. Fortunately, the Inn provided robes so that you didn't need to dress just to use the bathroom. The TV in the room was small and situated on a table near the foot of the bed. The height of the table was too low in relation to the height of the bed for easy viewing from bed. If you wanted to watch TV from the sitting area, you had to move the table and turn the TV about 120 degrees. Perhaps a flat screen TV mounted on the door jamb between the bedroom and the sitting area would allow the TV to be viewed from both areas by just turning the screen. A small, very small inconvenience and would not keep us from staying at Clefstone Manor in the same room in the future.


WOW!!

5 on October 19, 2011

I am so very happy my husband and i discovered Cleftstone! we have spent a lot of time in Bar Harbor over the years, but somehow missed this treasure! i hope to spend more time at Cleftstone in our future!!! It is so lovely, with all the beautiful furniture and fireplaces and dishes..books, etc! We were so well taken care of by the hostess /owner....she is so personable and friendly and helpful. Everything was amazing. Thanks!


Can't wait to go back!

4.8 on October 19, 2011

The pictures online do not do this place justice. We were a little apprehensive but our room was very nice and had a working fireplace! The price was very reasonable and the food and service of the morning staff was great. They had a nice cocktail hour (BYOB) downstairs every evening which gave people the oppertunity to be social and get to know the other guests. Participation is not mandatory, but it was quite enjoyable to talk and learn about the others staying there and where they were from. The only slighty strange thing about this place is the innkeeper. Oddly, she is very nice and personable in the evening and morning, but if you encounter her in the middle of the day she is not as friendly. Its a small thing, but my husband and I certainly noticed it. I would suggest not to take it personally. Other than that, the place is really great!


Loved it

4.0 on October 19, 2011

My husband and I were here for 4 days to see fall colors. It rained most of the time, but we were ready for it. Everyday we can home about 4 and Ann had a roaring fire going. Just what we needed to take our chill off. At 5;30 headed to the sitting room for a happy/social hour. We met some great people and had wonderful conversations. In the morning, breakfast, well you are in for a hugh treat. They were outstanding. Looking forward to a return visit.


wonderful place excellent food

5 on October 18, 2011

We had a wonderful time in Clefstone Manor. The breakfast was so delicious!


A wonderful B& B

5 on October 16, 2011

It was an outstanding place to stay for our 2 days in Bar Harbor. Everyone was so friendly. I felt that the owner and staff really cared about us and our stay.


Acadia National Park October 2011

3.2 on October 10, 2011

Staff were friendly and freely gave advice if requested. Building historic, rooms clean, mattresses ok. Afternoon snacks were fabulous as were the homemade breakfasts. Yummy!


Another wonderful stay at Cleftstone Manor

4.2 on October 09, 2011

We stayed at Cleftstone Manor for a week in the middle of September and it was another wonderful stay. Ann and Bob the innkeepers are wonderful people who run a beautiful B&B they serve a fantastic breakfast and it is a great place to stay. The rooms are well appointed and reflect the character of when the place was built. I had only two problems with the room, the bed is too high and too soft for me, but that is a personal preference. All in all a great place to stay, we look forward to returning.


A Step Back in Time

5 on October 06, 2011

Our stay was a step back to a time when elegance, service, community and exceptional cuisine were the norm. Bob and Anne are warm and friendly hosts.


Loved It!

4.8 on October 04, 2011

Me and my husband stayed in Woodbury Park and loved it! This is our second time at Cleftstone and we could not be happier with our stay there. The breakfasts our amazing and very filling. Anne is very helpful in her suggestions on where to eat and things to do. We will be back again!


Great stay!

4.6 on October 02, 2011

Breakfasts to die for!! Room lighting was poor for reading. Staff very helpful. Would definitely go back.


Wonderful experience-Can't wait to go back!

5 on October 02, 2011

I have stayed in many B&B's. This was one of the best. Anne and Bob have a beautiful place. The food is wonderful, the rooms are beautiful and charming, the afternoon hors de oevres were fantastic and you are close to everything. We will definitely return in the near future. Glenn R. Burns, Lancaster, Ohio


Great time!!

5 on September 25, 2011

being our 16th time staying here the service, meals and acomodations keep improving and anne and bob are delightful hosts.


Great Place to Stay

4.0 on September 23, 2011

Cleftstone Manor was a wonderful place to stay! The inkeepers were helpful regarding help learning the area as well as questions about the home. They were particularly helpful with my gluten free diet and served me beautiful and tasty breakfasts, and were pleased to meet the acomodation. Should we ever be in the area, we most likely would return to Cleftstone.


Charming room, friendly people

4.2 on September 22, 2011

Our room was a suite with pull-out bed on the sunporch. Even on our rainy day it was bright and lovely. The common rooms were inviting and comfortable, and we enjoyed meeting the other guests.


My stay at the Cleftstone

4.2 on September 20, 2011

Outstanding and varied breakfasts were the highlight of our stay. Food and service were outstanding. Room was nice but claw tub in bathroom was hard to get into, considering I have a bad knee and my wife had sprained her back a few days before we went on vacation.


ok stay

2.8 on September 20, 2011

This inn is nicely located close to both the town and the park. The innkeeper tries hard to provide good service. The rooms were nicely appointed but need new carpeting. The afternoon wine and cheese/hor de'ourves was a nice touch. If a cruise ship is in town, then bus loads of passengers take tours of the inn, I thought this was inappropriate.


Review of Cleftstone Manor

3.8 on September 18, 2011

Staff especially Carol was warm, friendly and informative...food was absolutely wonderful...although it would have been nice to have paper plates available with the afternoon snacks...overall we had an very pleasant stay and would not hesitate to recommend Cleftstone Manor to friends and family or to stay there again outselves.


Excellent place in Bar Harbor

4.6 on September 14, 2011

Great food. Comfortable room. Excellent restaurant recommendations. Staff provided a free CD for a narrated driving tour of Acadia National Park. Would definitely return.


Great stay

4.4 on September 10, 2011

This was a very pleasant stay at this historical inn. We were given a complimentary CD to do a car tour of the area. Room was nice and clean. A little small but adequate. Breakfast was very good. Not always someone at the front desk, but friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and would stay there again.


Anniversary getaway

3.6 on September 06, 2011

The room was spacious, but some of the bathroom features were antiquated: separate faucets for hot and cold water and the toilet bowl ran unless the handle was jiggled. The breakfasts were very nicely presented, but the quality of the food was below average and became monotonous over a 4 day stay.


Clefstone Manor: Fantastic Experience

5 on September 06, 2011

Magnificent B&B. Loved our four day stay there. We had a cute room and huge bathroom, complete with clawed footed tub. Breakfasts were scrumptious, varied, very well thought out and meticulously prepared. A Happy Hour, from 5:30 to 6:30, where delicious "haute cuisine" canapes and appetizers were provided, gave guests an opportunity to meet and socialize, and we met wonderful people during the course of our stay: an excellent initiative on Anne's part. Anne Bahr was a delight to meet, and we look forward to returning to Barr Harbor and revisiting. Big thank you to Anne, Robert and her wonderful staff for such a great stay. We'll meet again. Ken and Maureen


Many reasons for a return

3.4 on September 05, 2011

A very pleasant stay. Escaping the heat of Texas in late August makes any part of ME hard to beat. However, after a day in Portland and two days in Camden, where we had wonderful accommodations as well, the Cleftstone Manor was superb. Service was excellent, staff very helpful and thoughtful, and food beyond expectations. We booked rather late and next trip anticipate booking different rooms, which seem to offer greater amenities. Gates Whiteley


Excellent Experience

4.8 on September 05, 2011

We loved our stay at Cleftstone Manor. We were unable to take advantage of the breakfasts due to scheduling activities in the am. But the hostess made us bags of food to take. That was really nice. Rooms were very comfortable.


Just Wonderful!!!

4.8 on September 04, 2011

Just wonderful - - - centrally located to everything we wanted to do, nice comfortable room w/other rooms for socializing, eating, drinking, reading, and relaxing. Staff is pleasant and knowledgeable with information on surrounding area. Not only was the gourmet breakfast excellent, but as soon as we sat down we were waited on. They were there to serve, and please their guests. I would highly recommend it to anyone.


Wonderful place in a wonderful location

4.2 on September 04, 2011

We stayed in Cleftstone Manor for three nights: we enjoyed every single moment we spent there! Our room was fantastic, breakfast outstanding. We hope to come back again in the future. Thanks for everything!


Very Convenient to College of The Atlantic

4.4 on September 01, 2011

The room was spacious and comfortably furnished. The photos are a good representation of the decor and everything was very clean. The atmosphere was friendly and the welcome tray set out in the bedroom was exceptional. The meals were really satisfying - no one left the table hungry or had to cut their hiking short to get to the next meal. The staff was really responsive and friendly. Our bed was much too hard for me, so I didn't sleep well. Next time I'd bring a foam mattress topper.


Beautiful Inn!

4.0 on September 01, 2011

We stayed in the Woodbury Park room. I loved the old fashioned decor and laid back atmosphere. It was very relaxing! The breakfasts were wonderful, if you stay there and they have the egg cups I recommend them, they were great! The staff was friendly and helpful. If I ever make it up to Bar Harbor again, I'll definately stay at the Cleftstone!


A lovely stay

4.0 on August 31, 2011

We had a lovely and very comfortable room, delicious food, moderate price right in the shadow of beautiful Acadia National Park. Anne Bahr was very welcoming and helpful in suggesting things to do, like the Acadia Theater.


A lovely spot

3.8 on August 31, 2011

Cleftstone Manor is a lovely spot just far enough away from the village of Bar Harbor to let you get away from the business of down town. The owners Ann and Bob are great sources of information and Cheryl who is on staff there is wonderful! I can't imagine not enjoying your stay at this beautiful B&B.


Met expectations

3.0 on August 25, 2011

we spent a long weekend and found the place worth the money. The room was small but enough for a couple, the bed spread didn't look very new, but overall the house was clean. walking downtown Bar Harbor takes 15- 20 min. there is some traffic noise from the nearby road. breakfast was ok.


quick getaway a success!

3.6 on August 20, 2011

We planned a quick getaway to Bar Harbor with friends. We had 3 rooms, one was the Cleftstone Room. They were each lovely, clean, comfy and a great place to stay. We are already planning our next weekend there. Quant, welcoming and quiet. Breakfast was very nice. Could have been a bit less rushed. Owner was delightful. Try it, I think you will be very happy!


A wonderful place!

4.8 on August 20, 2011

We had the best time at Cleftstone Manner. Anne made us feel like a member of her family, our room was charming, and food great. We plan to come here again. Walking distance to town, Anne's restaurant recommendations were spot on--what a wonderful time we had.


Lovely b&b

3.8 on August 18, 2011

This is a lovely b&b just outside the main bustle of Bar Harbor. There is welcome access to the swimming pool at the hotel next door. Afternoon snacks and breakfasts are wonderful!


Win/Win

5 on August 17, 2011

This place is absolutely wonderful. I've NEVER had better in all the places I've traveled. Its a combination of atmosphere and hospitality that won me over, not to mention the history of this house.


The Lee Family

3.8 on August 16, 2011

We found the Cleftstone Manor to be very nice. It was old, but very well kept. We had 2 different rooms, with 2 adult couples. The AC was a window unit and very loud. The AC did keep down the noise of the busy, heavy, loud traffic on Eden Street. Anne Bahr was very helpful suggesting a very good restaurant. And helping direct us to Cadillac Mountain. The breakfast food was delicious. Everyone was very helpful and couteous.


Really Pleased

4.4 on August 16, 2011

We found an open room at Cleftstone pretty last minute, and didn't know what we'd signed up for. There were beautiful photos, but you never know these days. Anyway, when we checked in it was beautiful. The room (we stayed in the Gist Blair) was really great, and so so clean! Also - the food was excellent. Creme brulee french toast all the way! Also - the staff was pretty hands-off other than providing great service at breakfast. Which, for me, is great -- because they were there if needed, but not always buzzing around. We were more inclined to explore Bar Harbor on our own agenda so that worked out great. Also - we didn't get to meet her until we were packing our car to leave but they had the cutest dog, Nellie - who greeted us in the parking lot the last day! Would definitely go back.


Could NOT have been better!

5 on August 15, 2011

We just returned from the best vacation ever. We spent ten days (8/2/11-8/12/11) exploring Mount Desert Island and enjoying the wonderful hospitality at Cleftstone Manor in Bar Harbor. We don't have a vast experience with B & Bs but I am sure that any future stay anywhere else will have to go a long way to beat this one. The room was perfect, comfortable and well appointed. Anne's breakfasts (I am a breakfast person) were outstanding and her hospitality was genuine and very warm. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the "tea time" was not to be missed. All in all, staying here made our trip. Karl & Jerry Ann


Clefstone Manor

4.0 on August 14, 2011

Cleftstone Manor is a lovely place to stay. We were disappointed, however, that the room we chose was very small, smaller than the picture indicated. The other issue was the annoyance of its location on Highway 3. Rather than being able to enjoy the wonderful fresh air with open windows, we had to turn the air conditioner on high to mask the traffic noise. But on a more positive note, the breakfasts were outstanding and the service was great. We would stay there again, now that we know which rooms are on the back side and are larger.


lovely bed and breakfast

4.0 on August 10, 2011

wonderful breakfasts. very nice rooms. warm and friendly inn keepers. provided good tourist information. recommendations for dinner were good. would stay again.


FANTASTIC & PERSONAL TOUCHES

4.2 on August 08, 2011

We were greated at the door upon arrival, checked in and then was given a personal tour of the home by the owner. We've done several B & B in the Bar Harbor, Maine area. . .the Cleftstone, has by far, the best breakfast of any - - -hands down !!! Tom & Vickie Toledo, Ohio


Highly Recommended for a Couples' Getaway

4.2 on August 06, 2011

My husband and I loved our stay at Cleftstone Manor! The room was neat and tidy; the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and incredibly accommodating. You can walk to all the restaurants and shops in downtown Bar Harbor from there easily. Hands down, the best part of our stay was the amazing breakfast daily! We highly recommend Cleftstone Manor.


Cleftstone

4.0 on August 05, 2011

Perfect location if you are visiting the College of the Atlantic as you can walk across the street! Cute and comfortable. The breakfasts and afternoon snacks are fabulous and make this a very good choice for the reasonable cost. Easy access to the Island bus transportation also.


Enjoyed the stay

4.2 on August 05, 2011

We arrived late and set out after breakfast the next day to explore, so we didn't personally meet the innkeeper face-to-face. The kitchen staff was busy serving breakfast in the morning, so there seemed to be less of a personal touch by never having an introduction. All-in-all a good stay though.


A very nice place to stay

4.2 on August 04, 2011

Sitting just a short walk from the center of town this was a very nice place to stay. It was everything we enjoy in a B&B. Our room, the Frank Ellis, was small but quite comfortable. The breakfasts were delicious! The owner, Ann, was a wonderful hostess with helpful suggestions on places for dinner and interesting conversation about the town. We look forward to returning in the future - to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Cleftstone Manor. Barb & Joe, Fredonia NY


Bar Harbor Aug 2011

4.8 on August 04, 2011

This being my second time in a B&B I was very impressed with the accomodations and professsionalism of the staff. The food was teriffice and the B&B was conviently located to public transportation; which is a big plus for this time of year regarding downtown parking. I would stay here again!


Wonderful

5 on August 01, 2011

I loved this B&B! The room and breakfast was well beyond our expectations and the price was terrific!


A delightful stay at Cleftstone Manor

4.0 on July 29, 2011

Cleftstone Manor is a delightful mid-range B&B in Bar Harbor, Maine. Needless to say, we like it very much since this is our second stay. Anne Bahr is an exceptional cook and every breakfast was delightful. Richard McKee


Cleftsone Manor

3.8 on July 25, 2011

Wonderful stay for our Anniversary. Room and breakfast were perfect. Thank you!


met my expectations

3.2 on July 20, 2011

Beautiful accommodations, conveniently located, good service.


Cleftstone Manor is a hidden jewel

5 on July 19, 2011

We truly had a lovely time, very easy to walk downtown from the Cleftstone as well. Charming all around, plus great food!


Clean and Friendly

4.0 on July 19, 2011

Great stay, great staff, homey atmosphere. Really enjoyed it.


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Bar Harbor, Maine

4.6 on July 13, 2011

In June we spent 4 days at Cleftstone Manor and highly recommend it to other travelers. There is so much beauty and history in this home and it is run by a very nice couple and helpers. Our room was clean and very night there was a log in our fireplace in our bedroom. (Yes, we heated our room in June!) If you are considering a visit to Bar Harbor or Arcadia National Park, I highly recommend this is a part of your trip. It is well worth the cost.


Best B&B

4.8 on July 13, 2011

Wonderful stay! Such comfortable beds and delicious breakfast. Would highly recommend to everyone.


A Great Get Away

4.8 on July 12, 2011

The rooms were attractive and quaint, the hospitality warm and welcoming, the breakfast menu was unique and delicious, and together we had a memorable stay. Would highly recommend Cleftstone Manor! Good "bang" for your "buck."


Charming inn

4.2 on July 12, 2011

Beautiful inn, charming atmosphere, good service. My room (Kebo valley) was large and absolutely comfortable for a family of three (son is 16 y/o), the only downside was a bit of noise from the main street. This is a B&B so you have to take your car to reach one of the many restaurants of Bar Harbor and in July finding a parking spot was like winning a lottery, but this of course is not a fault of the Inn. All in all, highly recommended for a pleasant stay in Bar Harbor.


Breakfast of champions

3.6 on July 12, 2011

Light over sink didn't work. Sink drained slowly. Otherwise, satisfied.


Nice place

4.0 on July 11, 2011

Booked a premium room which is worth the upgrade price for privacy and space. Innkeeper gave very good recommendations on places to eat dinner. Breakfast choices at inn were good and filing. Only negative is just a little too too far from town for walking easily.


Lovely stay at Cleftstone Manor

4.0 on July 11, 2011

We had a very enjoyable 2-day stay at Cleftstone Manor. Charming place. Very hospitable. Breakfast and afternoon tea were tasty. Room rates were better than many other options we considered. Location was excellent. The town was an easy 3/4 mile walk, and saved us the trouble of finding parking at dinner time. Annie, the owner, was very pleasant and helpful. Overall fine experience.


Fantasic Inn

4.6 on July 10, 2011

Recently we visited Bar Harbor for three days and had the pleasure of staying at Cleftstone Manor. Anne, the owner was so helpful providing recommendations of things to see and do while in the area. The happy-hours she host in the evenings are an great opportunity to meet other guest from around the world. Anne does all of the cooking at Cleftstone and it is out of this world. Everything is homemade and it is all delicious. I would definitely recommend this inn to friends and family.


2011 Stay

2.8 on July 07, 2011

My wife and I are from New England and have stayed in many NE B&Bs as well as some in Bar Harbor previously over the last 30 years. This one is OK but not on a par with many in which we have stayed. It lacked the “B&B” feel and it is a bit difficult to nail down exactly why. The building had a “dingy” feel not very bright and cheerful. The only place that was an exception was the Sun room where guests gather for afternoon refreshments. The B&B’s location is bit odd as it is located on a steep entry road and adjacent to a large motel/hotel complex. Our room (Pulitzer Premium A) was large/clean with 2 entrances - a private entrance to the room via a private patio and another door that exits through a bathroom to the dining room. A bit odd we thought. As it was located next to kitchen and dining room it wasa bit noisy in the AM. The room also lost some of the feeling of privacy because of the location. Breakfast was good but a bit restrictive and could use more choices. Nice period furnishings. Inn keeper was very friendly. All and all ok but certainly not up to the standards of other B&Bs in that price range where we have stayed.


Good value for Bar Harbor

4.2 on July 05, 2011

James G. Blaine room is great... corner unit with fireplace. About 15-20 minute walk to center of Bar Harbor. Fairly good B&B value considering the area. Breakfast is good... kept my wife and I full until the mid afternoon even during days of intense hiking through Acadia.


Outstanding Bar Harbor Inn

5 on July 04, 2011

This was our 5th stay at Cleftstone Manor. Before discovering this gem, we tried a variety of places in Bar Harbor, never liking any well enough to return. Suffice it to say, we have found our permanent Bar Harbor spot. Cleftstone Manor is warm and inviting, the breakfasts are superb, Anne is friendly and helpful and it is always a perfect and relaxing stay! Highly recommended!!!


Cleftstone Manor was impressive

3.4 on July 03, 2011

We would return to stay here as it was very elegant with beautiful furnishings. Very large and impressive. Our room was quaint with a lovely large original historic bathroom with clawfoot tub and marble vanity with antique faucets. Very well appointed. Owner made herself very available and friendly. The location was easy to find and the Manor sat upon a hill. The afternoon social hour was a nice touch with complimentary beverages and appetizers.


Cleftstone is a Bar Harbor Gem

5 on July 03, 2011

We are repeat lodgers at the Cleftstone. We love the different rooms and the history of the place. Anne is a great hostess and the breakfasts are scrumptious--often it's hard to decide between the two choices offered. The early evening appetizers encourage the mingling among guests--it's great fun to meet folks from all over America.


First trip to Bar Harbor

4.4 on June 29, 2011

My friend and I experienced our first trip to Bar Harbor and were pleasantly surprised. Bar Harbor is beautiful and there are many things to do there to keep you occupied, even on rainy days. We were very happy with our accomodations. Cleftstone Manor is a grand house and tastefully decorated. Our room was comfortable and clean, with all the amenities one would expect at a well-run bed and breakfast. The food was outstanding! We were greeted and treated to appetizers served in the sunrroom on our arrival. Each night, we brought a glass of wine down and enjoyed the appetizers. The hostess (owner) was there each evening to chat and offer ideas for activities and restaurants. The breakfasts were always well presented and delicious! A There were always two choices and were always ample! All in all, I'd highly recommend the Cleftstone Manor.


4 wonderful days

5 on June 27, 2011

We came after a 3 day stay in Quebec and found the history from there and Bar Harbor were so intertwined. It felt like an extension of the trip, especially when we found out that the architect of the Hotel Frontenac where we had our anniversary dinner, was also the architect of the Manor. Breakfasts were glorious and the hospitality and charm was wonderful. We stayed on the 2nd floor and had a great room at the front.


A visit to Cleftstone Manor

4.8 on June 27, 2011

Lovely Bed and Breakfast with wonderful hosts! A bit of a "quirky" location - would have preferred to be a bit closer to town. Breakfasts were delicious with plenty of choice available. All in all a lovely place to stay with shared amenities with the Bluestone Inn above. In warmer weather the pool would have been a real plus. We had a delightful two nights and the price was very reasonable.


Great Getaway

4.0 on June 23, 2011

The Cleftstone Manor proved to be an outstanding value - our room was comfortable, the inn was cozy and quiet despite being nearly completely booked. Breakfast was excellent and the innkeepers were personable and welcoming. With lots of construction going on in Bar Harbor, we were away from it all. We enjoyed being just outside the busy part of town while close enough that we were minutes away by car. Parking was free and plentiful. We would definitely return.


Will come back again!

4.8 on June 22, 2011

Wonderful atmosphere! Delicious breakfast! Comfortable room! Perfect location!


Cleftstone Manor

2.8 on June 14, 2011

I found Cleftstone manner to be acceptable. The room was a good size and breakfast was good, staff was friendly. I did not like the location as it was next a big commercial hotel and therefore not very private or cozy. The patio was not private and was shared with neighboring rooms which was not mentioned in the website. Finally, we found a few small bugs in the bathroom.


Our stay in Bar Harbor

5 on June 14, 2011

Our host, Anne was very gracious and helpful. She had many great suggestions for places to eat and things to do in Bar Harbor. But what we will remember the most were the gourmet breakfasts, they were outstanding!


Bar Harbor

4.2 on June 07, 2011

The Inn is a well cared for old home.....the common areas are warm and welcoming. Our room was very nice, had a fireplace ( too warm to use it) and great decor. We will stay there again whenever we are in the area!


Amazing Maine!

5 on June 02, 2011

We stayed in the Cleftstone room, and the moment I walked in the first words out of my mouth were "oh my god this room is amazing!" because it was! Beautiful, comfortable and perfect. Our stay was too short, but we will return, enjoy the fireplace, curl up on the couch and enjoy chatting with our hosts. Also, the breakfasts were beyond fabulous. Thank you again, Amazing, wonderful time in the most beautiful room I've ever stayed in.


Excellent Value and Locatation

4.6 on May 26, 2011

Shared the Kebo Valley room with 2 close friends. Golden Age mansion converted to B&B still retains much of the aura of yesteryear. Location is very close to Acadia N. P. and within walking distance to downtown. Breakfasts were excellent, especially the red pepper quiche! While the room was charming, if you weigh over 100lbs avoid the sofa bed and sleep on the couch instead. Ann, the host, was most charming. No longer have computer in library area so bring your laptop for the free wifi. All things considered a great experience. JBT


Beautiful place with amazing breakfast!

4.6 on May 17, 2011

This was a wonderful place to spend a few days of our honeymoon. Wonderful innkeepers, delicious breakfast, and comfortable rooms. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying on Bar Harbor.


We LOVE the Cleftstone!

5 on December 08, 2010

We love this inn and try to stay here every time we come to Bar Harbor (usually once or twice a year). We prefer the Joseph Pulitzer or Kebo Valley rooms but others are nice. The hostess, Anne, is interesting and lively. The staff keeps the inn clean and running smoothly. Breakfast has 2 excellent hot options as well as cold options. They put out a treat in the afternoons. Anne can steer you towards attractions if you need help deciding what to see or do. I would definitely recommend this inn if you are spending any time in the park! Gary and Alice


Pleasant October Stay

4.2 on November 01, 2010

We stayed three nights and very much enjoyed the accommodations. The room was spacious, the breakfasts were enjoyable and filling, and additional "little" considerations made the Cleftstone a great choice. We wouldn't hesitate to return.


Great Location in Bar Harbor area

4.4 on October 27, 2010

A great stay at a very friendly inn. The Proprietress shared her interest in Musical Theatre and how important it was to be locally involved with the arts.


Wonderful Weekend Getaway

4.0 on October 23, 2010

Terrific breakfast, beautifully decorated inn, quiet and convenient location. Would definitely stay again!


September stay in the Kebo Valley Room

4.0 on October 22, 2010

This room was excellent for 3 people. Anne was an excellent host and the wait staff very friendly and good service. The price is reasonable and the rooms cozy and clean. Very good breakfast and atmosphere. There were games and DVDs available for in room entertainment. Anne made an excellent recommendation for Maggie's Restaurant for dinner. I would definitely recommend it! MJ in Brunswick, ME


Perfect!

5 on October 21, 2010

Beautiful rooms, excellent food, friendly people. Could not have had a more pleasant experience.


Perfect

4.6 on October 20, 2010

Wonderful stay. Check in and orientation was quick and to the point. Owner met us on arrival. Very comfortable bed. Clean in all respects. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was to die for. Best coffee I've had in years. We shall return!


Great facility, Great hosts

4.4 on October 19, 2010

We stayed three nights, my wife (who was not aware of the arrangements ahead of time) did not want to leave. The room was wonderful - we were on the third floor, but I knew that from the description - the hosts were super helpful, and the food was tasty. Appetizers in the afternoon were a wonderful treat - sitting around the fireplace talking to other guests. The recommendations for places to eat in the evening were excellent (our 2nd night we listened to someone else, and unfortunately found that there is at least one "poor" restaurant in the area; whereas the two recommendations from the hosts were a great meal at a great value.


comfortable

3.4 on October 18, 2010

We enjoyed our stay. However, we felt barely acknowledged when we arrived. The owner/manager is not very friendly. The breakfast waitstaff were very cordial and made us feel welcome. The food was very good.


Very Nice Bed and Breakfast

3.0 on October 17, 2010

Very nice Bed and Breakfast. Somewhat difficult to walk to town. Staff was helpful for locating restaurants in town. Beautiful appointed rooms. Third floor room has low ceilings. Might be difficult for tall people. Overall a very nice place.


A wonderful relaxing stay

4.2 on October 14, 2010

We found Cleftstone not only convenient but very confortable. We stayed in the Joseph Pulitzer room with a private entrance which my husband really liked. The little garden sitting area was very nice. The history of the building and area was also very interesting. I would like to return and spend more time there.


Cleftstone Manor Review

5 on October 13, 2010

The owner was very gracious, friendly, and personable; the staff was professional and courteous; the entire facility was immaculate; and we had a wonderful time. We definitely would go back to the Cleftstone Manor in the future!


Cleftstone Manor - An Outstanding B&B!

5 on October 04, 2010

This was the best bed and breaksfast I have ever stayed in. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The breakfast menu was outstanding and the history provided about the home and surround area was terrific. I will most definitely be back.


A Wonderful Stay in Maine!

4.2 on October 04, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our six nights at Cleftstone Manor! And HIGHLY recommend it to anyone staying in the Bar Harbor area! Just be prepared to gain a few pounds because you will not resist the temptation to clean your plate each morning! The GREAT food, friendly service and interesting surroundings of this elegantly-aged home make it easy to get up for breakfast and a good cup of coffee every day! We, of course, spent a lot of time out and about each day and really liked the open door policy that did not limit when we came and went. LOVED that the beds were made for us each morning...what a nice amenity, and that there were interesting things, like the upstairs library, for us to freely enjoy within the house. We have stayed at a lot of B&Bs, Cleftstone Manor is now DEFINITELY among our favorites! We thank Anne, Bob and your friendly, attentive staff for such a nice visit! Gary and Elaine Magliocca Northern Kentucky


A lovely property and always a pleasure

4.8 on October 03, 2010

This is my second time to stay at the Cleftstone. I highly recommend it.


Impressive

3.4 on September 29, 2010

An awesome accommodation in a wonderful mansion The only blackhole was the cleaness of the bathroom


My first Bed & Breakfast experience

2.8 on August 27, 2010

This was my first bed and breakfast experience. The property was beautiful and the breakfast was delicious. Since this was our first B&B visit, we really didn't know what to expect. A co-worker stayed at a Bar Harbor Inn and raved about how friendly the innkeeper was. This was not the case at the Cleftstone Manor. If we asked the innkeeper a question, she would answer but she did not go out of her way to speak to us. At times, it seemed like we were bothering her. Although the property was nice, our room had peeling paint and wallpaper and when I went to unplug the hair dryer, the entire electric plate came away from the wall. We paid a lot of money for this room, however, I do not feel it was worth it.


Perfect Bar Harbor B&B

4.8 on August 15, 2010

The host was very helpful, made a personal call to get us into the hottest restaurant in town on short notice (and it was wonderful). Lots of great reading material about Bar Harbor and the Inn, and historical touches throughout which made you really feel as if you were a part of the place.


Reasonablly nice stay.

3.4 on August 14, 2010

Location of Inn was very easy to find. House was very clean and decorated well. Room was clean, food was excellent, picnic carry lunch was great, prepared and ready on time I requested. While checking in, owner could have been more personable and happy to have us staying there, no smile, quick answers, fast tour of house. When asked questions about other things to do, I wasn't given much for entertainment in the area. Wifi computer connection was extremely slow, no security for connection.


Glorious place for a relaxing stay.

5 on July 12, 2010

A few words of advice in regards to the Cleftstone: If what you're looking for is a five star modern hotel with all modern furniture, fixtures, and amenities, this isn't the place for you. If, however, you're looking forward to staying in a beautifully maintained historic inn with loads of charm and character, truly gourmet breakfasts, and an engaging innkeeper and friendly staff, then please by all means, make that reservation right now. Our recent stay at the Cleftstone was all of that and more. Anne will tell you that she's not a chef, but that is belied by the excellent breakfasts that came every morning from the kitchen to tantalize our tastebuds - As mentioned before, the Roasted Red Pepper Quiche is fantastic, but so are the Kahlua Pecan Waffles and the Strata was simply out of this world. We had no issues with road noise (admittedly, we did have the air conditioning running, it was quite warm last week!) and I would caution those who are tall or broad in the beam that they may find the Josephine McCaffrey not to their liking as the quarters can be a little on the close side. But that said, we greatly enjoyed our stay and are very much looking forward to a return trip. Hope to see you there!


Simply the Best in Bar Harbor

5 on May 30, 2010

When one enjoys staying at an establishment, he/she may well return for a second time. We are just completing our 20th (you read that correctly) stay at the Cleftstone Manor. Our visits have been and continue to be outstanding, from Anne and Bob Bahr and their very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff, to the exceptionally clean rooms and delicious breakfasts, to the beauty, history, and Old World charm of the Cleftstone Manor. Please do not miss the opportunity to stay at this extraordinary inn.


Great Bar Harbor B&B

4.2 on September 18, 2009

Our stay at the Cleftstone Manor exceeded our expectations. Particularly notable were the outstanding breakfasts - truly gourmet. Room was nice and spacious, but lacked a usable table. Staff very helpful. It is a good value as the price is below many area B&Bs.


Relaxing and Romantic

4.0 on October 24, 2008

We visited the Cleftstone Manor for 3 nights on our honeymoon. I did lots of research on the surrounding bed and breakfasts and this one had everything we were looking for. We chose the Cleftstone room, due to the recommendation of the owner, Anne, that it was a favorite with honeymooners. OUR ROOM: Much larger than expected. Beautifully furnished. Fireplace. Four Post bed. Terry cloth robes. TV and DVD player. Telephone and Desk. THE INN: Relaxing, welcoming, comfortable. Abbie's Retreat was a nice place to sit and read. The front room with the fireplace provided the perfect backdrop for appetizers and drinks before dinner. We met some of the other guests at happy hour as well. Tea and coffee was readily available almost all day. BREAKFAST: Delicious 3 course breakfasts. Varies by day. The first day: pears and raspberries, cranberry muffins, choice of blueberry pancakes or egg and ham cups. The second day: cantalope and strawberries, blueberry muffins, choice of lemon poppyseed waffle or eggs benedict. The third day: mixed fruit cup, pineapple muffins and a choice of blueberry french toast or eggs, any way with bacon. Every morning you were offered coffee, tea, O.J. or cranberry juice as well as a croissant. The food was plenty filling for a day exploring Mount Desert Island. MISCELLANEOUS: The owner Anne, as well as her staff, Grace and Cheryl, were quite accommodating, willing to answer any and all questions. Anne lent us a CD of a tour of Acadia that helped us enjoy this magnificent national park, just ask her. DVD's were available to watch, there were books all over the inn and places to sit and read or chat. Soda and Water were available for $1 a piece on the honor system. We wandered the manor awhile and checked out some of the other rooms. All were beautifully furnished. The location was less than a 5 minute drive to the main pier in Bar Harbor or to the entrance to Acadia National Park.


splendid

4.0 on July 09, 2008

inviting, warm, great host and hostess...ideal for a quiet rest,rooms are elegant but there's also so much to do around you, the afternoon wine a cheese was a great time to hear what other have done and recommendations, so was b/fast which was a feast to behold. Have yet to dare try another B&B ....not sure any would compare


Favorite place!!

4.0 on February 01, 2008

This was our favorite inn in our entire 10 day vacation in Maine and Mass.!! We loved the warm hospitality of the hosts. The breakfast was excellent. The 5:00 social hour in the parlor with appetizers helped us to meet fellow travelers and we loved discussing the house with the owners! Great place. WE want to come back!!


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