A Retreat from the Everyday. Open year-round. Bar Harbor's first Green Certified lodging of any type. Breakfasts emphasize local ingredients. All rooms have a king or queen bed - many with canopy - and private bath. Some rooms have a working wood-burning fireplace, sunroom, private sitting room, or balcony. Start the day with a tray of locally roasted coffee outside your room then come down to a full hot breakfast served at your table on our sunny enclosed porch or in the dining room in front of a wood fire in the winter. Baked goods are made from scratch each morning. Enjoy afternoon refreshments on the veranda or in front of the living room fireplace. Play croquet on the lawn, or take a nap in a hammock. Restaurants, shops, and galleries are only a short walk away. We are only a mile from Acadia National Park with 60 miles of carriage roads, 120 miles of hiking trails, and miles of the most majestic coastline in the State of Maine. The Graycote is here to welcome you in any season, whether you wish to "do it all" in the great outdoors, or simply relax and "recharge your batteries" on the country's most beautiful island.
5 on October 27, 2013
My husband and I spent the 4th week of September at our favorite B&B, the Graycote Inn. When I say favorite, I mean it! This was our 9th or 10th week-long visit. We can't resist returning each year to enjoy the warmth, comfort, and convenience of this inn. We just love Pat and Roger and how much at home we feel around them. Indeed, I feel like a priveleged person because we can go back time after time. When I write my memoirs I will say with great fondness "we regularly vacationed in Bar Harbor at the Graycote Inn".
5 on September 23, 2013
We have been staying at the Graycote for the last 5 or 6 years. Roger and Pat are welcoming hosts, they put out a great breakfast, and they are especially knowledgeable about local attractions. The rooms are decorated beautifully. We especially appreciate the extensive library in the house.
4.8 on August 20, 2013
We've spent many happy times in New England, mostly in Maine. The Atlantic air, the lobsters, the special way Maine people treat visitors make it an attractive spot for down time, whether that means activities like hiking, kayaking, biking or just walking around or enjoying the sites. Whatever your pleasure, the place you choose to call home can make or break the experience. We discovered the Graycote Inn, a substantial B&B right in the heart of Bar Harbor to be better than even their own on line ads would suggest. Exceptional cleanliness, down east decor, superb beds and welcoming, knowledgeable hosts Pat and Roger all combined to make our stay a pleasure. The morning after we left, We found ourselves eating a great breakfast in another city at a restaurant but thinking about the varied and fine fare dished up each morning at Graycote and of Roger saying "more juice" as he made the rounds in his maroon apron. Thanks to you both...we shall return!
5 on July 15, 2013
This was our second stay at Graycote Inn and it won't be our last. Pat and Roger have planned everything with the comfort of their guests in mind and every detail of the rooms, breakfast and snacks and public spaces was perfect. They provided an introduction to restaurants, attractions and events on the island and took a genuine interest making sure that each guest had the best vacation possible.
5 on July 13, 2013
Pat and Roger are excellent hosts. They give wonderful attention to detail. The food was delicious and the accommodations charming. Our hosts are also very knowledgeable of the area and very helpful in recommending activities and restaurants. We had a quite memorable vacation!
Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Village
Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles
Take I-95 to I-395 and follow basic driving directions.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Pat & Roger Samuel
Both Roger and Pat are retired academics: Roger formerly a research manager at MIT, Pat formerly a Chemistry Prof. at Boston University. Both enjoy hiking, skiing, reading and music. Innkeepers since 1996.
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Blueberry Ricotta Stuffed French Toast
Stay 3 nights during Quiet Season and receive the third night at half price.
Bar Harbor is a wonderful place in which to celebrate that special occasion - an anniversary, engagement, or just a time to get away together to recapture that "special something". You will find beautiful scenery: rugged mountains, quiet forests and meadows, and of course the sea. Bar Harbor has restaurants to suit every taste: small and intimate or a swinging nightclub, French or Downeast Maine. The Graycote Inn can provide the perfect romantic lodging: canopy bed, working wood burning fireplace, or private balcony. Your Romance Package will include: -Three nights of lodging including early morning coffee trays, full hot served breakfasts, and afternoon refreshments -A half dozen roses -A bottle of French sparkling wine See our web site for costs.
Active military receive a 10% discount.
Ordained clergy receive a 10% discount.
The Graycote Inn will offer our rooms at special Habitat for Humanity rates, the lowest rates of the year ($73 to $98 for rooms in the main inn) in exchange for a check payable to Habitat for Humanity in the amount of $35 or more per stay. Funds raised in this way will benefit the Maine chapters of Habitat for Humanity. See our web site for more details.
Stay 3 nights or more and see some of Mt. Desert Island’s wildlife from the Sea Princess sailing from Northeast Harbor: ospreys, seals, and many species of waterfowl. Learn about the Island’s geology and some of the local history. Go ashore on Little Cranberry Island and visit the Isleford Historical Museum. See our web site for details and costs.
Stay 3 nights or more and enjoy an evening of live professional theatre at the Acadia Repertory Theatre which will be celebrating its 38th season here on Mt. Desert Island. In their intimate performance space they have presented an impressive mix of comedies, dramas, mysteries and children's theatre. The theatre's relaxed and informal atmosphere provides the perfect ending to a day spent enjoying the delights of Mt. Desert Island. See our web site for more info.