A quaint English Tudor style Inn with all the charm and uniqueness that Bar Harbor, Maine offers. We are located in the heart of town, near many boutiques and dining locations. Acadia National Park is within a few miles from the Inn and we are only a few blocks from a leisurely stroll along the waters edge. We provide all of our guests with an European breakfast that is served every morning. Fresh, local, and mostly organic ingredients is what we pride ourselves on. Please inform us prior to your arrival of any food restrictions or sensitivities. Our amenities and service at the Ivy offer almost everything you need when you are away from home. Eight beautiful and comfortable guest rooms to choose from, bar/lounge open for your convenience and dining in Michelle's Restaurant during peak season. We look forward to serving you and making this your home away from home.
The "Romeo & Juliet" is our signature room, offering extra space for extended stays. This rooms features an over-sized king bed, private bath, and fireplace. Facing Main Street in town it offers plenty of sunshine and warmth.
The "Royalty" room is one of our guests favorites and offers a nice layout for an extended stay. This room is tucked away at the end of the Inn which offers a more peaceful and private retreat. Includes private bath, fireplace, and semi-private deck.
The "Amore" room is quaint and offers sunshine to brighten this lovely space. Comfortable yet cozy while offering a private bath and deck access.
The "Toulouse" room offers a cozy comfort with warm tones that are inviting. Featuring a private bath, fireplace, and deck access.
The "Perrier Jouet" room is tucked away and offers ample space for extended stays. Sunshine brightens this space to create a relaxing and comfortable experience. Featuring a private bath, fireplace, and deck access.
The "Beaujolais" room offers one queen bed in a private room and the option of a comfortable sofa bed in the adjacent private room. Wonderful space that can accommodate an array of options, whether you are traveling with a companion or up to four people this space is perfect for you. Features a bathroom (shared when other room is occupied) and a fireplace in the sofa-bed room.
A charming king room with 19th century French furnishings. Full private bath, fireplace and very private. This room is on ground floor, fully air conditioned, color cable tv and very quiet. Wonderful seating area in front of the fireplace.
The "Versaillies" room is a quaint and cozy room that envelopes you in the true character of our Tudor style Inn. Located on the main floor it offers convenience and accessibility to everything you need. Featuring an over-sized bath and is handicap accessible.
4.4 on August 29, 2014
I had done several nights of research online, checking out all the bed and breakfasts in Bar Harbor. Something about Ivy Manor caught my eye. I booked a two night stay in August 2014. When we arrived I was pleasantly surprised that it had ample parking, the building had so much character, and was so centrally located. You couldn't ask for anything better. The experience at Ivy Manor was nothing short of awesome. Wonderful owners, staff, breakfast, dinner, cozy rooms, close to Acadia NP...the list could go on forever! If I were to leave a tip, it would be to BOOK EARLY! Room selection can be limited or non existent if you wait too late. Happy travels!
4.6 on August 28, 2014
Wonderful stay at this perfect B&B. Right in downtown Bar Harbor, 2 block walk to the harbor, great people, good food, excellent accommodations. Couldn't ask for more. Had a fantastic time.
2.8 on August 28, 2014
The rooms were very large but so very dark. In fact the whole B & B needed more lights. The food was very good what there was of it. Not much to choose from for breakfast and very small proportions. Great location right in the heart of town.
4.8 on August 24, 2014
A few step from all the action yet very quiet. A very good value!
5 on August 21, 2014
We spent a week at the Ivy Manor Inn (August 11 to August 18) and enjoyed ourselves there completely. The hosts are welcoming and friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable, and the room was very clean and attractive. When we had to leave for home fairly early in the morning, Christine, co-host with John, volunteered to make sure we had coffee, freshly baked scones, and watermelon slices. We were touched by her thoughtfulness. The off-street parking was an additional plus to an already great experience.
4.2 on August 16, 2014
While everything was nice during our stay, there were few things needing mention: 1) Our room was at the front of the house, and though the Inn provided a "noise machine" (which we use nightly anyway), the noise from the street, both later at night and definitely early each morning (around 5:30-6am) was disruptive. I would suggest you ask for a room facing the rear of the home. Other things that come under the heading of "surprising": no tissues in the room, only one bar of soap, no water glasses, and the morning coffee was out in the front hallway. So if you wanted a second cup, you had to get up and walk to the front hall. Not terrible, but just surprising....what would a second carafe in the dining room cost? It is, after all, about comfort and ease! The location of the inn was wonderful if you want to be in the middle of the town action (and right on the FREE bus line!), the food was wonderful, and the service was exemplary. All in all I felt a bit pricey.
4.6 on August 12, 2014
The location and service are great and hard to beat. John and Kristine are amazing hosts!
3.2 on August 11, 2014
The owners were very nice. Rooms were good but need some work such as the windows and lighting. Breakfast was very good and nicely presented but there was not much of it. The location for our needs was super-we could walk to so much. We parked our car and did not move it until we left Bar Harbor. We would go back.
3.8 on August 06, 2014
I love b and b's that really want to make you feel special. Nice soaps and special lotions, shampoo,etc, glasses in the rooms, new tv screens that are not desktop size, kleenex, All those things do make one feel special ---maybe next time These are new owners who are working hard to make this special. Keep at it. Michael's restaurant was fabulous. Great food, loved the outside fireplace and heaters. Breakfast was also very nice and owners are helpful to assist when they can.
4.4 on July 29, 2014
John and Christine are top-notch innkeepers, and the kitchen is outstanding (I had the very best Monte Cristo sandwich ever for lunch). Did I say the very best ever, in my (kinda long) life? And breakfast and dinner were also only wonderful. :-) Only negative was the A/C, which was truly struggling. Otherwise, what a great stay! Thanks, John and Christine (and our fab waitress, Amy).
l block to shorepath and ocean, 2 miles to Acadia National Park, Steps to all shopping, Airport, Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town, Village
Bangor, ME (BGR) 45 miles
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bus tours, Carriage rides, Rock climbing, Moutain climbing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale watching, Ferry to Nova Scotia, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
John D Poole
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Nightly Specials at Michelle's Restaurant
Pan Seared Shrimp, Lobster and scallops served over house made pasta in a white wine scampi sauces