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Ivy Manor Inn & Michelle's Restaurant

Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)
151 Reviews
$125 - $225
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Romeo & Juliet Room 1

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.

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

Royalty Room 2

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.

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

Amore Room 3

The "Amore" room is quaint and offers sunshine to brighten this lovely space. Comfortable yet cozy while offering a private bath and deck access.

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

Toulouse Room 4

The "Toulouse" room offers a cozy comfort with warm tones that are inviting. Featuring a private bath, fireplace, and deck access.

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

Perrier Jouet Room 5

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.

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

Beaujolaise Adjoing Room

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.

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

Moulin Rouge Room 7

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.

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

Versailles Room 8

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.

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

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.5

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151 Reviews

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Maine First-Timer

4.6 on August 12, 2014

The location and service are great and hard to beat. John and Kristine are amazing hosts!

July Stay

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.

weekend getaway

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.

our two-night stay in July

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).

A memorable stay at Ivy Manor Inn and Michelle's restaurant

4.6 on July 22, 2014

Our stay at the Ivy Manor Inn is the kind of memorable experience you want on vacation. Comfortable and lovely best describes our stay from the innkeepers and staff to the room, garden, and restaurant. Attention to detail without fussiness. We enjoyed a freshly prepared breakfast every morning. We slept in one day because it was raining and breakfast was delivered to the room. That set the tone for the day; we stayed in and talked, read, sipped coffee, then wine. It was the kind of day that you hope to have at a B & B. How surprising that a rainy day improved the vacation! The ambiance of the inn is enhanced by a small fine dining restaurant; Michelle’s. We enjoyed creative well-presented entrees featuring fresh seafood and local produce. In my opinion, the meals far exceeded other restaurant offerings in the area in terms of quality, price, and service.

Great location in the heart of Bar Harbor

4.2 on July 17, 2014

Wonderful location in the heart of Bar Harbor. Breakfast was excellent. We would stay again.

Pleasent July 4th Holiday

5 on July 09, 2014

The Ivy Manor is conveniently located in the heart of Bar Harbor - you can walk to everything. It is also just a few miles from Acadia National Park. The room was nice and included a gas fireplace (not needed in July). Breakfast each morning was excellent.

This was my second stay at Ivy Manor Inn. Many reasons for my return!

4.6 on July 03, 2014

Quiet retreat. Even though it sets back just off a busy sidewalk and Main St, you would never know it once you get inside. Walking distance to Ocean with Many shops along the way. Attention to detail. The owners are extremely accommodating. Amazing Eats - Happy to find a Gluten Free Menu this year! Rooms. I found myself in one of the several rooms that had been updated. Very tastefully done and King bed so comfortable.Everything very clean. Loved the fact that I could open the windows to let in the outside breeze. The house of IVY, just lovely!

Wonderful stay right in town but lovely and quiet

5 on June 20, 2014

This is a beautiful gem right on Main St. Lovely indoor and outdoor seating areas (front and back) very comfortable bed, nicely decorated, cozy little bar, restaurant on site, delicious freshly made breakfasts and GREAT, friendly owners! Can't say enough good things.

Special occasion reception & dining

5 on June 09, 2014

My Family was in Bar Harbor for the graduation of our niece. Family members had arrived from Savannah, GA, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC and special friends from Merida, Mexico. We wanted an excellent dining experience, but with a casual and intimate atmosphere, not available in a public restaurant. John Poole and his staff delivered everything we wanted and more. We were afforded a private reception area and separate dining room that allowed our group to mingle and interact as if we were in a private home. And then the food and service met everyone's heightened expectations. This night was the highlight and culmination of our time in Bar Harbor and we can't thank John and his group enough. I highly recommend them for a night of fine dining or for their help to make a special occasion really special.

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Location Type

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

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Specific rooms assigned
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minimum for weekend and all holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 Night deposit for 1 -3 day stay 2 Night deposit for 4 or more
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled 14 days prior to arrival date. If not cancelled prior to the 14 days, and the room is re-rented, your deposit for each day rented will be refunded less $35.00 processing fee per day. If not cancelled on time you will be responsible for any day not rerented at full room rate, including early departures. Rates do not include 7% sales tax. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted. Personal checks accepted three weeks in advance.



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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9.00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Nightly Specials at Michelle's Restaurant

Signature Dish

Seafood Scampi
Pan Seared Shrimp, Lobster and scallops served over house made pasta in a white wine scampi sauces

Details Diamond Collection

194 Main Street , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase