In 1997, the Hulbert's purchased this old house in Bar Harbor, and committed themselves to the hands on restoration and creation of the Inn. The 1895 Holland House is a traditional New England farmhouse B&B, non Victorian, offering nine restored rooms with private baths, A/C, cable tv, WIFI and modern amenities. Located on a quiet side street amidst other B&B's, the inn is a short stroll from the pier and center of town, and only minutes to Acadia National Park. The inn offers an informal atmosphere where warm hospitality and local insight are made to order. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast on the sun porch. Special diets are welcome. Open May-Oct. Visit our personal web site.
Bubbles has a built in queen size captains bed, surrounded by wainscoating. It has a private full bath and is a great deal for the dollar.
St.Sauveur is an upstairs corner room with two large windows to complement the fresh atmosphere. Another good value.
Beech Cliff is private, sitting up over my kitchen, in its own corner of the house.There are five big windows and a nice second sitting room to enjoy.
The Precipice is one of everybody's favorite. A beautiful,open room with plenty of space to stretch out. The five big windows add to the romance. This is a great place to spend a honeymoon.
The Beehive room is the only one on the first floor of the main house. It has beautiful wood floors, is spacious and is a good deal.
Valley Cove is one the first floor rooms in the Quietside house. It is warm and spacious with a great sitting area in a bright bay window.
Pretty Marsh is one the first floor rooms of the Quietside house. It is a large room and has a private enclosed patio.
Wonderland has great character. It has a private balcony overlooking the backyard.
Ship Harbor is our largest room. An excellent choice for longer stays or those who want a lot of space.
5 on September 12, 2013
We stayed there for 8 glorious nights in August. The Holland Inn has one of the best locations in Bar harbor. It is off the beaten track, but close enough to everything by car or foot. Our room was perfect. We had stayed in the main house, where we just walked down one flight of stairs every morning to have a complete, well balanced breakfast every day. It was like we were at home. Evin, the innkeeper always made the most wonderful breakfast meals ever. She is also extremely knowledgeable about the entire Mount Desert Island, not just Bar Harbor. She could just about plan your entire day for you. Evin always has the correct and proper answer to any question that you could pose to her. She is a great treasure to have around the Inn. When we come to Bar Harbor, we will always stay at the Holland Inn. I must add this little FYI. There is only one B and B that serves dinner, it is right down Cottage Street. I have to mention this 'cause "The Black Friar Inn" had one of the best dinners of our 8 night stay. Well worth it!
5 on October 14, 2012
We loved the holland inn. It was super clean and the inn keeper is very friendly. Very close to town, we walked everywhere the whole time we stayed. Great breakfast.
4.8 on October 04, 2012
itOur first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. This location is great if you are staying in Bar Harbor. We drove in and never drove again. However, there was rain so we were staying close to town but the inn is a short drive to the Acadia National Park, etc. I don't think you can get any closer to the park. Evin, the innkeeper was very sweet and helpful with tips from restaurants to things to do in the area. Take her restaurant advice, I had the best meal of our vacation and probably this decade at Cafe This Way, Evin's tip. I would suggest requesting an upstairs room. You do hear the people walking above you, it is a house. The room was spacious and comfortable. The pillows need some improvement. The temperature is shared within the house. We were there for 2 days, both breakfasts were delicious! Even my picky husband enjoyed the breakfasts. We will definitely stay there again when we go back to Bar Harbor. Since the weather was terrible, we didn't get our lighthouse picture so we'll have to go back.
5 on August 16, 2012
We just returned from staying at the Holland Inn for the sixth summer in a row. This time we were there for 10 days. This is just a fantastic place to stay. It’s hard to imagine that you could find a better place in Bar Harbor, or even an equal place. This Inn has an excellent location, comfortable rooms and totally amazing breakfasts. We can’t say enough about Evin, who is owner, innkeeper and chef extraordinaire. She is an expert on Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the rest of the local area. She is friendly and personable in a warm and genuine way. She is there to answer questions and provide information if you want it, and she knows when to back off and not be over-bearing. In other words, she is the perfect innkeeper. And, her cooking skills are without parallel. She prepares a different gourmet breakfast every morning, all of which are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. She will also cater to special dietary considerations. This inn has many things that are not available in most B&B’s, for instance king beds, larger rooms with sitting areas, in-room refrigerators and microwaves, TVs, DVD players, tables for two people in the breakfast room, and AC. If any of these items are important to you, or if the lack of any of these items has kept you from staying in a B&B in the past, you should definitely check out the Holland Inn. It is a wonderful place and we look forward to returning next summer and for many years to come.
4.0 on August 07, 2012
Great location within walking distance of almost everything in Bar Harbor. Innkeeper was knowledgeable and helpful, if a bit eccentric. Excellent, eclectic breakfasts. Room cute but cramped - no room for bags, computer, even to move around.
4.6 on August 04, 2012
Where to start... Evin was very helpful and friendly with an extensive knowledge base for all events, places to see, and places to eat! If you need something to enhance your stay, just ask Evin. Thanks!
4.4 on May 29, 2012
Holland Inn offers the simple comfort of a meticulously restored farmhouse and the anticipated pleasure of a beyond-par breakfast. As a vegan, I was delighted each morning by Evin's effortless ingenuity: blueberry french toast; broiled grapefruit with port wine and orange zest; lemon and raisin pancakes; quinoa with mixed nuts and fruits. I felt right at home and didn't want to leave. Evin, thank you for your generous and straight-forward service. Everything is in its place and laid out just right (even a large guest refrigerator in the mudroom). And the way you take time to share your up-to-date and intimate local knowledge of places and activities provides a custom experience for each of your guests.
4.8 on May 22, 2012
Having never visited Bar Harbor or Acadia before, my wife and I were lucky to find the Holland Inn. It is not as "fancy" looking as some places but is great. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and nice. The food is very good to excellent (_much_ better than most b &b's, including much more expensive ones), the locations is great both for Acadia park and for Bar Harbor (very convenient for both, but not in the middle of things), and Evin, the inn keeper, is very friendly and has lots of knowledge about the park and the general area. She can give very good advice on activities and has lots of information to share. The Holland Inn is a good value, too. The only drawback was that the rooms were not quite as quiet as I might like- not bad at all (better than my apartment!) but not excellent, either. Still, over all this is a great place and well worth a visit.
5 on July 24, 2011
Our stay at the Holland Inn just made the visit to Maine even better. It is situated just a few blocks from the downtown area but still a peaceful retreat and we loved the simple decor. My boyfriend and I both enjoy staying busy, but couldn't help take a morning to relax and enjoy our private porch and view of the garden. Evin obviously takes great pride in her Inn. Her gardens are beautiful, the Inn is exceptionally clean, and her daily breakfasts were something to look forward to. Evin took time each morning to ask what our plans were for the day and provided us with her abundance of knowledge of Bar Harbor and the surrounding area. We would definitely return and have convinced friends to stay here as well!
5 on June 28, 2011
We enjoyed our stay and the wonderful breakfasts in the sunny front room. Bar Harbour if full of B&B's, but we were happy with our choice and the price. Evin is great about giving advice and suggestions. Staying at Holland Inn was the highlight of our trip.
Airport, City, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Oceanside, Small town, Village
Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles
95S to exit 45A ( Rt.1A/3 to Bar Harbor ) At your first and only stop sign go left. A few hundred yards on the left, take Holland Ave.A few hundred yards, we are on the left.
Antique Shopping, 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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, nature tours and cruises, rock climbing, whale watching, windjammer cruises, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Evin loves to be with her kids, ride her motorcycle, ski, garden and craft, and enjoys many outdoor activities.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , any special diets
...large chunks of Italian bread soaked in a Pure Maple Syrup mixture and layered with cream cheese and blueberries...