Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast

9 Dirigo Road , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 USA (Show map)

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Escape to The Harbour Cottage Inn, c.1870, a luxurious Southwest Harbor bed and breakfast within close proximity to the world famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Our historic Maine coast bed and breakfast overlooks the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor, less than a mile from breathtaking Acadia National Park. Simple yet beautifully decorated rooms and suites, accommodating up to 6 people, are available at our Mount Desert Island lodging. Our Southwest Harbor inn is famous for its unforgettable gourmet breakfast, served daily with the freshest local ingredients available. Just a short walk brings you to the center of Southwest Harbor, where you'll find wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas & lobster wharves; the perfect alternative to busy Bar Harbor, offering visitors the experience of a more serene and laid back Maine village, with all of the amenities of a Bar Harbor bed and breakfast or Acadia National Park lodging. If you are looking for an extended Maine Coast vacation, check out our beautiful waterfront property adjacent to the inn, with suites and cottages directly on the harbor. These breathtaking Acadia National Park vacation rental units are available weekly from Saturday to Saturday. All have gorgeous water views, kitchens and some can sleep up to 6 people. Stop searching through all the other Southwest Harbor Maine hotels and see why Yankee Magazine named us a ‘Maine Best Lodging of 2010.’




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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Very clean, wonderful location stay in Southwest Harbor Maine

3.8 on October 27, 2015

We stayed in one of the rental properties call the Top Side. It was a perfect base camp to explore Acadia National Park. The place was very clean, the views and location were great. The towns of South Harbor and Bay Harbor were fun to explore. The unit had its own parking spot, the management was helpful and friendly.

Great stay

4.0 on September 15, 2015

We stayed in the Captain's Nook and it was just perfect. Lovely home with a great breakfast.

Really enjoyed Hargour Cottage

5 on October 27, 2014

We found this stay restful and enjoyable. The room was clean and well appointed. The breakfasts were excellent as was the way the host accommodated us.

Lovely Stay

4.0 on October 22, 2014

We truly enjoyed our stay at The Harbor Cottage Inn. The staff was very helpful, they gave us some great tips on things to do in the area and some hikes that would be appropriate for us. We stayed in the Captains Nook room, very cute and cozy. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.

Great location and wonderful service

4.2 on October 21, 2014

Stayed in the harbour suite with our daughter and loved everything- the most comfortable bed of our three week trip, nice spacious bathroom, great breakfast and we loved the village of southwest harbour. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Stay at Southwest Harbor

3.4 on October 19, 2014

The B&B is a lovely and well-kept place that we have enjoyed during our three-day stay. Don, one of the owners, is friendly and helpful. However, I am not sure if I were to return, probably not. Southwest Harbor is pretty quiet, ideal if you were looking for absolute serenity. We wish to stroll around the main street of a little town after dinner, hence Bar Harbor would have been the better option, also offering a wider selection of B&Bs. Hence I would stay there next time. The room was nice and the mattress very comfortable. The pictures are a true reflection of what you get. I found the room very small though, too small, as we neither had space (other than on the bed) to open up our two large suitcases, nor was there any storage, other than a small closet.

Lovely Stay

4.8 on October 18, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay. We were so pleased to be a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Habor. It's within walking distance of restaurants in the village. Great host - thank you Don for the helpful information. Room was delightful - what more can I say other than don't hesitate. If you're thinking of going to Acadia National Park - this place is ideal.

Handy location

2.8 on October 17, 2014

The inn was pleasant enough but our room was too small. There was a lack of a personal touch. The lobby was beautifully decorated and full of helpful printed material.

OK, but nothing special

2.4 on October 05, 2014

We expected a gourmet breakfast as is typical of New England B&B's, but it fell far short of our expectations both days we stayed at Harbour Cottage Inn. Also, the dining room was small and not able to accommodate many guests for breakfast. So, the B&B owner rushed the guests at breakfast and made you feel like you were in a fast food restaurant. Our room was OK, but very small and cramped.

We will return

4.2 on September 30, 2014

Loved the quietness, proximity to the center of Southwest Harbor and the quiet side of the Island.

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Rooms & Rates

The Southwester (Harbour Cottage Inn)

The Southwester is a wonderful self-contained private 3 bedroom cottage on 2 levels with a large kitchen/dining area, bath with tub/shower combination , living room and 3 bedrooms.(2 queen and 1 twin bedroon) A private deck, cable TV and a full breakfast completes the package. This is a great family unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

The Carriage House (Harbour Cottage Inn)

This quaint historic and romantic cottage with 1 queen size bed room and sleep sofa that can sleep up to 3 people or a couple with a teenager or small children. Comfortable liv-area, full kitchen-dining area and cathedral ceilings a newly remodeled bathroom, cable television and ceiling fan. You'll love gas fireplace in the living room. "The Carriage House" is decorated with "country-style" furnishings with all of the essentials. The private deck is ideal to enjoy the sun. Breakfast as always is included daily.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Dory (Harbour Cottage Inn)

This lovely corner king bedroom is bright and sunny and has a view to the harbor. The comfortable sitting area offers a space for private relaxation and conversation. The tub and large private bath offer guests a great opportunity to relax. Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV and WIFI top off the package. Breakfast as always is included daily.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Schooner (Harbour Cottage Inn)

An antique wooden floor, plenty of sunshine and 2 exposures welcome guests into this private comfortable retreat. The elegant queen size wooden bed and pair of high back wing chairs create a relaxing ambiance for your enjoyment. The Schooner has a private bath with shower and is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV and WIFI for your convenience. Breakfast daily as always is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Ketch (Harbour Cottage Inn)

This charming queen bedroom faces the front lawn and garden. The combination of bright colors, fabrics, antique dresser and over sized club chair combine to create a casual yet sumptuous seaside retreat. The private bathroom with shower offer a finishing touch to help lull you into a most restful night's sleep. Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV, WIFI is also provided for your convenience. Full breakfast is also included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Yawl (Harbour Cottage Inn)

This bright and sunny corner room offers plenty of privacy. The combination of blue and white evokes the feeling of being in a cottage by the sea. The breezes from 2 exposures are reminiscent of a leisurely sail into the harbor. The combination shower and tub top it all off. Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Cable TV and WIFI are also provided for your convenience. Breakfast as always is included daily.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Clipper (Harbour Cottage Inn)

One of our most popular rooms, The Clipper, offers guests total privacy, comfort, Combine all of this with a queen size cast iron bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning, oversized bath with antique claw foot soaking tub and separate shower to create a memorable relaxing stay. Antique furnishings and a colorful decor complete the package along with cable TV and WIFI. You will request this room more than once.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Captains Nook (Harbour Cottage Inn)

Welcome aboard this air conditioned charming nautical theme unit that can sleep 3. This mini suite is comprised of a sitting room, private bath and bedroom complete with portholes, a queen size captains bed and a twin bed ,ceiling fan & AC. These elements create the feeling of being in a private stateroom aboard an old fashioned Schooner equipped, of course, with the modern amenities of cable TV, Air Conditioning and WIFI. Breakfast, as always is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

The Downeaster (Harbour Cottage Inn)

This charming private bath king bedroom unit on 2 levels with separate entrance is the perfect retreat for 2. The loft style master bedroom has a king size bed. The pine accents and colorful quilts evoke a quiet comfortable and relaxing country feel. Cable TV, ceiling fan WIFI. Full breakfast daily as always is also included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Harborside (Harbour Cottage Inn)

Situated at the top of the house this lovely two- bedroom suite offers a spacious retreat. Comfortably sleeps four. The air conditioned bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds are separated by a large sunny bath with double Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The harbor view, beautiful furnishings, cable TV ceiling fans, and WIFI make this unit a favorite for two, couples traveling together as well as families. Breakfast is also included

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

The Sloop (Harbour Cottage Inn)

With 2 exposures this cozy and lovely room will win your heart. Complete with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, WIFI Jacuzzi bath/ shower combination, comfortable chairs and soothing colors. This private room keeps guests coming back. The cast iron bed and antiques finish the package. You will love this one!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Deck-House (Pier One)

Waterfront one room cottage , queen size bed, table & chairs, bath/shower tub comb, kit & Pvt. Deck

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Pilot House (Harbor Heights)

Condominium. Spacious living room with sliding glass doors that open to a private deck, a modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms, both with queen sized bed and full baths. 3rd floor unit. This is a walk up as there is no elevator in the building.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Topside (Pier One)

Waterfront 2nd floor 2 BR unit. Queen bed & twin beds, full kit, liv rm/din, bath w shower,deck. This second floor unit is a walk up as there is no elevator in the building.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

The Bow-Sprit (Pier One)

Waterfront two exposures, L shape efficiency galley kit, queen size bed, sitting /dinning area ,deck

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Helm (Harbor Heights)

Condominium. Spacious living room with sliding glass doors that open to a private deck, a modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms, both with queen sized bed and full baths. 2nd Floor. This is a walk up as there is no elevator in the building.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Fok-Sul (Pier One)

Waterfront, queen bed, sep living, full kitchen.w/table,decorative FP,bath w shower 2 decks

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Quata-Deck (Pier One)

Waterfront one bedroom, queen bed, liv/din, kitch, area with sofa bed tub/shower comb, garden & deck. Comfortably sleeps 2.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Acadia National Park, Countryside, Island, Mountains, Oceanview, Small town, Village


Bangor, ME (BGR)

Directions to property:

Rte 95 Bangor to Rte 395. 395 to Coastal Rte 1A to Bar Harbor at Ellsworth pick up Rt 3 to Bar Harbor. Once on Mt Desert Island take 102 to SW Harbor (9 miles) At ctr of SW Harbor turn left onto Clark

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Acadia National Park, several private gardens, deap sea fishing, whale watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Internet Service, Library, VCR , waterfront units

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 5 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: July and August
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: There is a $30 cancellation fee if a reservation is cancelled outside of 21 days. Within 21 days the deposit may be applied to a future stay if used within 12 months.



Don & Javier

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 7:30to 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Front porch, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Diet