The Inn at Bay Ledge

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

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About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

relaxing

5 on August 31, 2015

just sitting on the porch while eating breakfast and overlooking the water was fantastic. the inn keepers jack and jeanie were very pleasant and gave great dinner recommendations and activities. the peace and quiet was wonderful, the only thing iwe wished that there was a small refrigerator in the cottages


Piece of heaven on the Bluff

4.8 on August 30, 2015

Great Inn, view, rooms, and host and hostess. The view was priceless and the area is very quiet so you could sit outside and enjoy the peace. Jake and Jean were cordial and very knowledgeable about the area both present and past. My brother stayed in an Inn in downtown Bar Harbor so he could walk everywhere but it was busy and congested. This little Inn is a great bargain and breathtaking at the same time.


A little piece of heaven

5 on August 21, 2015

We fell in love with The Inn at Bay Ledge. The location, the view, the breakfast were all outstanding. Jack and Jean were warm friendly hosts. We will recommend this Inn to all our friends and relatives! (Jean is the best B&B cook! Delicious without being too pretentious and rich.) loved every minute there!


Great stay in Bar Harbor

5 on August 04, 2015

The Inn at Bay Ledge is a wonderful experience. It is close enough to Bar Harbor to enjoy the dining and shops, but without the noise of being in town. The setting is lovely. Breakfast on the porch was terrific.


Nice B&B, poor bed and breakfast

3.4 on August 03, 2015

The inn is in a beautiful location by the ocean with excellent décor and all the facilities you might need. We stayed in the Bear room, just across the road from the main building. It’s a lovely rustic style room. I do have a couple of reservations about the inn however. I like a reasonably firm bed that gives support, this was very soft and my back was definitely complaining after 4 night sleeping on it. Breakfast consists of a choice of cereals, boiled eggs and a “gourmet” plate of food (no choice here). Typical plates of food are a blueberry crepe with 2 small slices of pumpkin bread and a few slices of strawberry, raspberry and banana (way too sweet for me) or a quiche served in a small ramekin with a biscuit and a few slices of fruit. They’re the prettiest plates of food you’ll ever see for me but I was hoping for something more substantial to set me up for a days hiking. The inn has had many terrific reviews so it obviously suits a lot of people but if you like a supporting bed and a substantial breakfast this may not be for you.


Bar Harbor at its best, The Inn at Bay Ledge.

4.8 on July 20, 2015

Relax, relax, relax........ This well appointed B&B has it all. An unbelievable location with unobstructed views of the harbor, out of the commercial waterfront district, yet only a 5 minute drive to Bar Harbor village and the entrance to Acadia National Park. As if that wasn't enough, the Innkeepers, Jack & Jeannie are experts at their craft and made the experience a memorable one. Our 5 day stay wasn't enough.


A Superior Inn

5 on June 07, 2015

Delightful in all respects. The finest Inn it has been my pleasure to visit. Truly a gem in the world of Inns. Warner Lord

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! We appriciated you staying with us! You were delightful guests. We look forward to seeing you in the future!


Fantastic Environment for a Relaxing and Scenic Trip

5 on May 28, 2015

Jack and Jean (and Pearl) are lovely hosts. Jack is quick with a story and is easy to talk to, while Jean is extremely friendly and makes amazing breakfasts (and cookies). The place itself lies onto of the Bay provide stunning views and access to the beach. The Inn is on the ocean and abutting the national forest and is beautiful in any direction. It's close to town with plenty of dining options. My fiancé and I can't wait to come back, because the Inn helped make our engagement weekend truly unforgettable.


Summer Cabin

3.4 on February 28, 2015

We stayed in the separate Summer Cabin. It was quite lovely, and very spacious (except for the low ceiling in the upstairs bedroom -- ouch!)


A wonderful get away stay

5 on October 22, 2014

We had such a great stay! Jack and Jean were more than welcoming, providing great tips, conversation and homemade breakfasts each day. This was our first time at a B&B and I was more than happy with my choice.


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Location

Location Type

Acadia National Park, Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Village

Airport

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

Beach, Nature area, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Picnic area, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, 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

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack and Jeani

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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!


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