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Graycote Inn

40 Holland Avenue , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)
4.7
41 Reviews
$90 - $205
per night

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About

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.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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Love returning to the Graycote Inn

4.8 on May 28, 2014

The Graycote Inn is charming, spotless, "green;" and our favorite B&B to return to whenever we visit Bar Harbor. Innkeepers Pat and Roger always extend a warm welcome, make my husband and I feel at right at home and offer us a peaceful escape from the "real world." In the afternoon there is the fragrance of cookies baking. Lemonade or apple cider accompanies the cookies and is served in the dining room. The living room has a wonderful collection of books, newspapers and magazines to choose from. Every morning there is a delicious breakfast served (love the blueberry-apple crisp) and presented beautifully at little tables for two on the porch or at the dining room table. Our favorite treat is waking up to the cups of early morning coffee left on a table outside our bedroom. The inn is perfectly located off a quiet side street. It is within easy walking distance to all of the restaurants, galleries, shops and a short drive to Acadia National Park. Visiting Bar Harbor has become a relaxing tradition for us. Pat and Roger's gracious hospitality and thoughtful innkeepers' touches make it difficult for us to leave but so easy for us to return. We are already looking forward to our next trip. Thank you both, Pat and Roger!!


Another Great Week at our Favorite B&B

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".


Our favorite B and B

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.


Great Value Good People - We'll Return to Graycote Inn

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!


Wonderful B&B!

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.


Charming!

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!


Perfect Maine B&B

5 on March 24, 2013

This was our second trip to Graycote - this time 4 days in the cold of winter, last time in the spring. The house was warm and inviting, our room (including fireplace) spacious, quiet, and relaxing. All the house is well decorated and filled with lovely amenities - Our Innkeepers were delightful: they really know Bar Harbor and the island as a whole; breakfasts were perfect for the season and sumptuous (spring sitting on the porch, winter nestled in the diningroom with a fire) - chocolate chips and tea at 4pm were lovely - We've been vacationing in Bar Harbor off and on for 30 years - been in probably 3/4 of its Inns - Graycote is the one we come back to! Thank you Pat and Roger


A great find in Bar Harbor

5 on March 04, 2013

We have cottages on the western side of Mount Desert Island and wanted to check on them during the winter and also enjoy snowshoeing. The Graycote Inn, which is open all year, was a terrific place to stay. Our hosts had thought of everything - hot mulled cider and cookies in the afternoon, delicious breakfasts with lots of newspapers to read, a comfortable sitting room and many other extras that made us feel welcome. We also enjoyed the company of the other guests at the Graycote and our lively conversations. We'll be back.


Our Favorite B&B

5 on December 17, 2012

The week of Labor Day, 2012, was our fith or sixth time spending a week at the Graycote Inn! My husband and I love it. Roger and Pat are down-to-earth and gentle, which I so appreciate when I am on vacation and recovering from the work-a-day world. I love the porch, the yard, our room and the wallpaper in it, the breakfasts, the breakfast room, the convenience for walking into town, the peacefulness of the inn, the fragrance of the cookies baking in the afternoon, the lemonade that accompanies the cookies on the dining room table, and the bookshelf with its wonderful collection of books in the living room. I'm looking forward to our next visit!


Perfect B & B

5 on December 07, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Graycote Inn on the last weekend in October, 2012, unseasonably sunny and mild. The Inn is beautiful, beautifully kept, in walking distance of everything in Bar Harbor, a short drive to Acadia National Park. The innkeepers, Roger and Pat Samuel, are so gracious and so intelligent that it felt like spending a weekend in Maine with a college roommate, a roommate who did very well at a very good college. Their restaurant and theater recommedations could not have been better; they seem to know instinctively, or perhaps from long practice, the sorts of things their guests would enjoy. The inn is full of books, and its selection so appealing we hoped for a rainy day. One glass fronted bookcase in our suite offered both P.G.Wodehouse and Proust. Breakfasts are excellent, wholesome and inventive, brown sugar, wheat flour, and yogurt sprinkled with local blueberries and exotic pomegranate seeds. Pat's cookbook, modestly priced, should be bought and studied. If this were not enough, Graycote Inn used to be the vicarage for Saint Saviour's Episcopal Church which has windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Difficult to imagine a better place to enjoy all the Mount Desert offers


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Location

Location Type

Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Village

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-95 to I-395 and follow basic driving directions.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights in season and during holiday periods
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2 nights in high season and for holiday periods
  • Cancellations: If reservation is cancelled at least 14 days prior to the first night's stay we refund the entire deposit minus a $25 fee. For a cancellation less than 14 days in advance any refund is dependent upon our ability to re-rent the room for the full period of the reservation. We do not refund for early departure.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat & Roger Samuel

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Blueberry Ricotta Stuffed French Toast


Deals


Special Package

Romance Packages

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.

Military Rate (active duty)

Active military receive a 10% discount.

Clergy Special

Ordained clergy receive a 10% discount.

Nature Cruise Package

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.

Theater Package

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.

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BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

40 Holland Avenue , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)

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