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Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast

9 Dirigo Road , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 USA (Show map)
73 Reviews
$169 - $289
per night

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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.’


Rooms & Rates

The Captains Nook

The Captains Nook (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $159-$229

The Carriage House

The Carriage House (Harbour Cottage Inn)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219-$279

The Clipper

The Clipper (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$239

The Dory

The Dory (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$249

The Downeaster

The Downeaster (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$249

The Harborside

The Harborside (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $199-$269

The Ketch

The Ketch (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$239

The Schooner

The Schooner (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$239

The Sloop

The Sloop (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$239

The Southwester

The Southwester (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $239-$289

The Yawl

The Yawl (Harbour Cottage Inn)

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$239

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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20th anniversary getaway

4.0 on September 17, 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Harbour Cottage Inn. It was so relaxing to be on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island, and yet be close to all the places we wanted to see. Our host was very hospitable, quick with helpful suggestions, and he made us feel at home, and yet we had plenty of privacy. Our servers at breakfast (which was delicious!) were very polite and personable young men. The decor was appealingly cottage-style, bright and cheerful. Our room was very clean. All in all, we would recommend this as a place to stay if you like to relax in a home-like atmosphere! William and Cheryl Stringer

Excellent Spot for a Honeymoon

4.8 on August 14, 2014

My partner and I got married in Vermont, then spent our honeymoon at the Harbour Cottage Inn in Maine. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we received nothing but friendly, excellent service. Our room was clean, homey, and beautifully decorated, as was the lobby. Each morning we were treated to a wonderful homemade breakfast, which consisted of items such as fresh fruit and blueberry pancakes. The servers were very friendly, and the owner (Don) would always come to each table to check on everyone. After breakfast, Don frequently advised us on the best places to go in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and personally arranged a sailing excursion for us. Being our first time visiting Acadia, this was incredibly helpful. The Inn is only a short drive from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so it's conveniently located for those that want to immerse themselves and spend multiple days in the park. Unfortunately, we could only stay four days, but we loved it so much that we definitely plan to return. When we visit Acadia again, we will also be return guests at the Harbour Cottage Inn.

Harbour Cottage Inn - Home away from home!

4.6 on August 10, 2014

My husband and I spent four nights at The Harbour Cottage Inn recently. It was our first visit to Maine, so we just took a chance and were so happy with our choice! Southwest Harbor is a quaint village without the heavy tourist traffic that Bar Harbor has. Harbour Cottage is within walking distance of Main Street and the harbor. As we walked in the door of harbour Cottage, the decor, the music and the welcoming atmosphere assured us we had made the right decision! Our room and king-sized bed were comfortable and clean! Don was a warm and welcoming host! Hemade sure we knew the best sights to visit in Acadia National Park and the surrounding area, as well as the best restaurants, etc. The home-cooked breakfasts at the Inn were delicious and varied from day to day. All of the staff made us feel right at home and went out of their way to meet our needs! We highly recommend The Harbour Cottages at Southwest Harbour Maine.

Harbour Cottage Inn

5 on July 25, 2014

This Inn is a perfect 10 on every level: Ambiance, decor, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality of Innkeepers (Javier & Don) and staff, location (quiet side of Mt Desert Island, ME) value, and the best breakfasts I've ever had. We keep going back and love staying in the separate Carriage House suite. A home away from home.

A wonderfull house!

4.8 on July 08, 2014

We enjoyed the stay very much. We recommend this location. Everything was perfect: location, advise, food, room.

Relaxed Visit

4.0 on June 28, 2014

We stayed in one of the housekeeping units and it was clean, comfortable and private. Breakfast was good in the inn itself. Don was a delightful host. The only negative and it's a small one, is that there isn't room for your suitcases in two of the bedrooms.

The hotel, which you want to return again and again ...

5 on June 21, 2014

We stayed at the hotel in a two-bedrooms HARBORSIDE, situated at the top of the hotel. Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast left a very wonderful experiences The hotel is very clean, well maintained, decorated in an elegant and noble Victorian style, a unique interior, fireplace, furniture, rich library in the lobby, great breakfast and wonderful coffee. I want to mention a very friendly, homely atmosphere in the hotel, created by Don and Javier. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation with hiking with a camera and the ability to spend the evening with a book by the fireplace or playing chess under the great classical piano music, we recommend the hotel Harbour Cottage Inn All major attractions of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor to be reached by car in 20-30 minutes Within 10 minutes walking distance are many good cafes and restaurants and the best and cheapest lobsters on the pier at Beal s Lobster Pier We will definitely return to this hotel for 2-3 days to our next visit to Acadia! Thanks for the great welcome! Viktor and Lyudmyla Nikonorov Ukraine June 2014

Great B&B!

4.8 on June 13, 2014

Very quiet, friendly B&B in a small town in Maine. Don made us feel very much at home. Will return.

Excelent experience

3.8 on June 06, 2014

Charming B&B Don really has build a unique experience in his property we enjoyed a lot Saludos from Spain

Wonderful Visit

4.0 on June 04, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful stay , We will look forward to returning in the future.

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Location Type

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


Bangor, ME (BGR)

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

Country Inn, Cottage, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

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

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
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 5 years and older
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: July and August
  • 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

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

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