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

Great Inn/ B&B

5 on September 23, 2015

Excellent small inn with fantastic view of the ocean, beautiful gardens, and relaxing deck for morning coffee and afternoon tea. Breakfast was very good and hospitality outstanding. Common areas were very comfortable, homey feeling and beautifully decorated.

Excellent choice for our honeymoon

5 on September 12, 2015

We wanted something special for our stay in Maine for our honeymoon and selected The Inn at Bay Ledge. It met and exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the summer cottage and the private deck provided a beautiful view. The Inn is a few miles drive from Bar Harbor, but we liked the peace and quite as compared to busy Bar Harbor. The morning coffee and breakfast was also very good.

Best Inn Hands Down

5 on September 10, 2015

This was the 3rd time staying at the Inn at Bay Ledge, and three times a charm. The grounds are beautiful, rooms immaculate and comfortable, breakfasts and snacks beyond delicious, and the staff and inn keepers are all amazing, warm, and fun people. We would not stay any where else when visiting the Bar Harbor area but here. Not to be missed!

Delightful Stay

5 on September 09, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location was very scenic. The host and his wife were very attentive to our needs; very charming people. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.

Worth it

5 on September 07, 2015

Great location! It is a five minute drive from Bar Hatbor, so you escape the crowds and still get an ocean view. The breakfasts were amazing!!


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.

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Location Type

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


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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  • 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!