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Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast

9 Dirigo Road , Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 USA (Show map)
79 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 room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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79 Reviews

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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.

Plesant Stay

3.6 on September 26, 2014

I would recommend this B&B to friends with the understanding that with the exception of a couple of rooms, there is no view of the harbor, at least in the summer and early fall. The Yawl room does not have a view as indicated. Wonderful breakfasts served on the lovely veranda or dining room. Within walking distance to the local lobster pound. Beautiful house on a quiet street.

Great location

3.2 on September 24, 2014

Room was very small but satisfactory. Bathroom heat lamp did not work but individual heat control for room worked well. Breakfast was outstanding but felt rushed by staff clearing plates without giving time to relax with our coffee. Owner was very helpful as to where to go/activities. Great location away from the crowded Bar Harbor.

Great service & fun

4.2 on September 22, 2014

The staff were extremely courteous and fun, the owner is very professional & a great asset for helping to plan your day. Breakfasts were marvelous!

Pier One review

5 on September 21, 2014

We stayed at Pier One. The place is LITERALLY on the water. It was amazing!! Don & Javier were wonderful hosts. Very clean. We couldn't have asked for more!!

Harbour Cottage Inn - September 2014

4.4 on September 19, 2014

It was a delightful long weekend visit. We stayed in the Carriage House, which was charming and perfect. The Inn will definitely be on our list of places to visit again.

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.

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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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