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.
5 on October 26, 2015
I had never stayed at a B&B before so wasn't sure what to expect. It way exceeded my expectations. The room, service and food were great. I would recommend the Cleftstone Manor to anyone.
4.6 on August 26, 2015
This quaint B&B in Bat Harbor, is full of history. They have maintained much of the original house. The staff are very accommodating, the room was clean, as was the whole house. It is close enough to the tourist area, yet quiet. Br ask fast was 3 course, and afternoon appetizers, cold and hot drinks avaiable. I would definitely stay again
5 on August 24, 2015
We celebrated our 35th anniversary with a trip to Bar Harbor. The Cleftstone Manor is a beautiful, historic B&B and we loved it! The food is excellent, from the evening snacks and drinks where the owner mingles with the guests, to the fabulous 3 course breakfasts. The breakfast include homemade jams & preserves from the owner herself. Everything was wonderful. Dianne & Ray
4.6 on August 19, 2015
Thanks to owner Ann and her team of great assistants , my sisters and I again thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Cleftstone Manor. The inn is lovely, with public rooms that are inviting and comfy. The decor tends towards colonial (think heavy wood and patterned wallpaper), and the rooms range from small to very spacious, some with fireplaces. Innkeeper Ann is an excellent hostess, answering our questions ("where's the best lobster?"), cooking delicious breakfasts, and conversing over a glass of punch or wine. It's clear that she takes inn-keeping seriously. We stayed in the Waldrom Bates suite, on the third floor, the only room up there. Furnishings arestandard-issue and comfortable, with good space. Our large bathroom across the hall from our suite was equipped with a small shower and an old-fashioned soaking tub. Our suite had a bedroom (queen bed), a sitting room and a small LR with a double sofa bed and TV. Open the back door and enjoy the balcony, with a lovely piece of water view. It's almost within walking distance of Bar Harbor and it is perfectly situated next to an entrance to Acadia. Choose your entree (2 choices) the night before. Then start with deliciously prepared fresh fruit (peach one day, pear one day, mixed berries another). Entrees include eggs benedict, fruit pancakes, french toast, or opt for the yogurt parfait, a splendid layered affair of yogurt/berries. Bread (croissants, muffins, breads) and juice/coffee complete the meal. We enjoyed snacks on the sun porch at 5:30 (vegetable rollups, shrimp cocktail, meatballs) and cracked open a bottle of sangria that we brought. Ann’s usually in attendance, chatting with her guests, answering questions, and even telling a story or two (if you get her talking about her life). Note that guests can use the pools (indoor and outdoor) /hot tub at the adjacent hotel—a wonderful post-hike treat! Absolutely worth checking out. As is Acadia National Park, a hidden treasure.
4.0 on August 13, 2015
beds were comfortable, breakfasts yummy and the afternoon nibbles were out of this world!!!
5 on July 23, 2015
This was our 3rd visit and as in the past visit just outstanding. If you are visiting Bar Harbor area this is the place to stay. The hosts are wonderful people, who go out of their way to ensure your comfort and that you enjoy each day your there. The breakfast is 5 star.
5 on July 05, 2015
Beautiful property; extremely helpful folks!!! Be sure to borrow their CD for the tour of Acadia Park
5 on June 16, 2015
Beautiful antique inn abundant in history and detail, and decor. Excellent housekeeping, great innkeepers, superb full hot breakfasts. Good recreational and meal recommendations; extremely friendly atmosphere. GREAT inn-dog, "Coco," a really friendly lovable cocker spaniel puppy. Tea and coffee available all day/evening; easy parking. --- Marc and Karen Hiller, Somersworth NH
4.4 on June 07, 2015
Breakfast is outstandinging, a lot of options and good service. The environment is nice and the hotel is like a home. The only problem is that my room has bad shades, the shades can't block the sun completely. Overall good quality
4.2 on May 31, 2015
I booked myself into the Cleftstone Manor and they did not disappoint. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. The innkeeper, Anne, is constantly improving rooms and redecorating so things are fresh. The morning staff are quick with the coffee, helpful and interesting. Return again and you will be treated like family. The Cleftstone Manor is a warm, wonderful and historic inn. It sits on a hill on the edge of town so it is quieter but I can still easily walk into town for an afternoon of shopping. Enjoy ~ AJK
Downtown, Island, Oceanview, 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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Conference Rooms, Internet Service, Library, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Workout facility , outdoor & indoor pool, hot tub and steam room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
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