The Cleftstone Manor, built in 1884 on “Millionaire’s Row”, is one of the few Victorian mansions to escape the fire of 1947. The seventeen guestrooms, each with private bath, and magnificent common rooms are furnished with Victorian antiques and period pieces, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of turn of the century Bar Harbor. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning created by our chef and owner Anne Bahr as well as afternoon refreshments.
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.
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!
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.
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!
5 on October 28, 2013
We spent two nights at Cleftstone and loved it. Clean, friendly, and wonderful breakfast options. We hope to return.
Downtown, Island, Oceanside, Village
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Internet Service, Library , spa privilages, outdoor pool
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Robert and Anne Bahr
Bob and Anne Bahr have been innkeepers in Bar Harbor for twenty years. Bob and Anne also own Anne's White Columns Inn. Bob is the musical director and Anne the costume designer for area theaters.
Restrictive , Vegetarian