The Inn at Bay Ledge

150 Sand Point Road , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Amidst towering pines, The Inn at Bay Ledge literally clings to the cliffs of Mt. Desert Island, which is locally referred to as "The Eden of New England". The decks which overlook the spectacular coastline are extremely inviting and guests may enjoy a swim in our pool, relax in a hammock, or take a walk on our private beach. The elegant bedrooms compliment the style of the inn which was built in the early 1900's, and possess an upscale country ambiance. Beautifully decorated with antiques, all rooms are unique with views of Frenchman's Bay and nearby mountains. King and Queen canopy and antique four poster beds are covered with designer linens, down quilts and feather beds. The cottages off extra privacy and more country style. Each morning a lavish full breakfast is served either on the deck overlooking Frenchman's Bay or before a roaring fire. Unique in character, size, location, and privacy, The Inn at Bay Ledge offers its guests the finest blend of luxury and Maine rustic living.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Love the Bay Ledge!

5 on August 26, 2016

This was our third time coming to the Bay Ledge. We stayed in a smaller room; however, the bathroom was very nice as well. We enjoyed our breakfasts on the porch every morning and we loved hearing Jack's stories. Jeani's granola was delicious and so were her breakfasts. We will come back again!

Beautiful location, delicious breakfast, friendly hosts

4.8 on August 24, 2016

We stayed for a weekend in late August. The location is truly stunning, particularly the private beach. The common areas are cozy and welcoming. Breakfast was delicious and fresh, with a personal touch and great service. The back balcony and porch (where breakfast is served) offers beautiful views of the bay and the manicured gardens. We took a nice afternoon nap on the large hammock tucked away in the woods behind the garden. Our king sized bed was very comfortable. We stayed in one of the "cabins", which offered a bit more privacy. The only thing to note is that the air conditioning units in the cabins are extremely loud. They vibrate the entire room, including the bed, to the point of rattling the window blinds, and even when we turned ours off, the vibrations of the neighbors AC were loud enough to wake us up whenever it kicked in. Only one of our two nights was warm enough to require AC, so this wasn't a huge issue, and of course outside of Summer it wouldn't be an issue. Perhaps they will replace the AC units soon. Outside of that, we would highly recommend this place!

Relaxing Stay

5 on August 23, 2016

I stayed at the Inn at Bay Ledge for a relaxing vacation and to visit Acadia National Park. The Innkeepers were very accommodating and helpful, even with last minute changes to my plans. It was an ideal location for accessing the park, and a gorgeous setting on the water to stay and relax.The breakfasts were delicious! I highly recommend, and would come back again!

Beautiful place and outstanding staff

5 on August 19, 2016

One of the best places I've stayed at.

Inn at Bay Ledge

4.8 on August 19, 2016

Splendid Inn, with beautiful grounds including access to sea. Gourmet breakfasts served. Host gracious and informative.

Truly excellent place to stay

5 on August 17, 2016

This is an amazing place, away from the crowds in Bar Harbor and really beautiful. Best things: See views from your bed, sundecks attached to 1st floor rooms, delicious breakfast, beautiful common areas, garden, little private beach.

Outstanding location

4.2 on August 17, 2016

The bed part is very comfortable and the breakfasts are great. So is the service. And the best about this inn is the location. You will not want to miss the opportunity to see this part of the shore for yourself!

It doesn't get better than this

5 on August 10, 2016

I was very pleased with my stay. The property was beyond beautiful and the owners were extremely pleasant. I will be back.

Lovely stay at Bay Ledge

5 on July 31, 2016

We had some hesitations making this reservation at a B and B, since our last stay a month prior did not go so well d/t barking dogs waking us up. But Bay Ledge was a very pleasant surprise! Quiet location, easy parking, beautiful private rooms, welcoming helpful hosts, the most amazing breakfasts, really cool afternoon tea and baked goods (perfect after an active day out), the most plush $$ linens, gorgeous view, close to town and Acadia.... We work hard for a living, don't take off much time together and this was the perfect little 'get a away' for both of us. Much appreciated!

Beautiful property

4.0 on July 29, 2016

Great location near Acadia National park. The staff was very helpful and friendly. would return and recommend it to friends and family.

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Location Type

Acadia National Park, Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview


Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Route 95 south to Route 395, foolow to end, 3 miles. Exit right Route 1A toward Ellsworth and the islands, about 40 minutes. In Ellsworth Route 3 and 1 join 1A. Follow route 3 on to the island, about ten minutes. From the stop light at the head of the island, follow Route 3 for five miles. The Best Western Inn will be on yur right and Sand Point Road is on the left. Follow it for 3/4 of a mile. We are on the left, over looking the water. Welcome!!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Bath robes, Copier, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Parking, Piano, Pool, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , sana, steam shower, outdoor pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two nights in season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2 nights or half of a longer stay
  • Cancellations: $50 cancellation fee at anytime, this may be applied to a future stay. Less than 21 days notice, the guest is responsible for the room fee.



Jack and Jeani

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About the innkeepers

Both having left the corporate world for the tranquil life of Maine; this is our second Inn on the island of Mt. Desert. Our first was in downtown Bar Harbor, but there was one thing missing...the Ocean. Thus our Inn sits atop an eighty foot cliff with a private beach. A great place for our sailboat. We also enjoy golf, hiking, biking, and skiing. What better place to enjoy it than Acadia National Park...our own back yard!

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  • Time Served: 8 -9AM
  • Serving Location: Sunroom, Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
Fresh Maine blueberries mixed with cream cheese and sweet cream combined with yummy bread pudding with a secret sauce!