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The Kingsleigh Inn

373 Main Street Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 USA (Show map)
4.4
6 Reviews
$140 - $315
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About

A beautifully restored, elegant 1904 mini-mansion overlooking the waters of Southwest Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park and just 15 minutes from Bar Harbor. We offer uncompromised hospitality, well appointed guestrooms with HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES, Port wine, HARBOR VIEWS AND PRIVATE DECKS, private baths, and secluded three-room Turret suite with gas fireplace. A full three course creative gourmet breakfast is served - save room for dessert! We are delighted to share favorite hiking trails, biking routes,the best local restaurants, boat excursions,nature kayaking and other activities to make your stay a memorable one. After a full day of exploring the Island, return to the Inn to enjoy freshly baked 'Goodies' with hot tea or ground-to-order espresso and our early evening wine and hors d'hoeurves hour! See why Fodor's says "It's the details that make the difference at this inn in Southwest Harbor" and why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine highlights our emphasis on gourmet breakfasts!

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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining4.8

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A slice of heaven and a shot of fresh juice to boot!

4.0 on May 29, 2011

From the moment we pulled into the parking space steps from the door, I knew I was going to love this place. Right in the heart of Southwest Harbor, there are nice restaurants for any price range within walking distance. Beautiful views of the harbor from every room. The host and hostess immediately were friends we wanted to visit again. Southwest Harbor is the "quiet side" of the island. Just a fifteen minute car ride to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Bar Habor is busy, lots of shops and restaurants. Once you are done with the hustle and bustle, a short ride to this oasis. Breakfast got better everyday with two choices each day. We were smart, we each chose a different breakfast and shared! Portions were large and the fresh juice every morning was a wonderful treat. We have definately found our favorite vacation spot!


great bfst!

3.6 on July 11, 2010

I picked this b/b for the gourmet bfast and was not disappointed. There was less to do in the town that I thought though. Unless your into hiking and biking dont go to sw harbor. Owners were very helpful and lots of hike info there. Owners live on lower level and its like you have the house to yourself. You can click on the fireplace and cozy up to the great selection of coffee table books on local history. We biked to Bass Light house for 2 hrs, hardly any cars. Ate at lobster pound by the coast guard station a good walk away. $9.95/lb. great clam strips.


A very nice place to stay

4.2 on April 07, 2010

The Kingsleigh Inn was a nice place to stay in Southwest Harbor. The Innkeepers were very helpful and made our stay quite nice. The breakfasts were picture perfect and delicious.


Worth Every Penny

5 on October 26, 2008

Absolutely beautiful house inside & out. The fairly new innkeepers have done a fantastic job remodeling & decorating. They are both extremely charming. The attention to every small detail was amazing, from the common areas to the bathroom. The room was large, pillowtop mattress, feather bedspread, wine & chocolates in the room. Oh the fresh roses in every room. Common areas had a real fire going, brownies, hot beverages, etc. The gourmet breakfast was large & excellent. The outside porch even had a hammock on it. Too bad the house wasn't directly on the water, it should be. That would make it perfect.


A Charming Place with Exquisite Breakfasts

4.6 on July 18, 2008

The Kingsleigh Inn is a charming B & B located in the lovely town of Southwest Harbor. (If you are looking for a quiet, relaxed environment while at Acadia National Park, avoid Bar Harbor and stay in Southwest Harbor!!). The location is terrific, and the general ambiance of the inn is very appealing. We had a small room on the east side of the inn overlooking the harbor. The room had a nice balcony where we spent an hour each morning drinking the excellent coffee served in the inn. Dana and Greg were excellent hosts. The inn deserves its outstanding reputation for the quality of the breakfasts that Dana makes each day (Greg confesses that he just serves!) The stuffed french toast with chocolate drizzled on top was exquisite. This was our second stay at the inn and, if we return to Acadia National Park again, we will certainly stay here.


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Location

Location Type

15 minutes from Bar Harbor, 25 minutes from Bar Harbor Airport, 3 hours from Portland Airport, 45 minutes from Bangor Airport, Island, Mountains, Village

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Bangor International

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Guided Sea Kayaking, Whale Watch Tours, Bike Rentals, Lobster Pounds, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Whale Watching, X-Country Skiing, Lake Swimming & Ocean, Kayaking, Biking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Library, Telephone, Videos , Iron & Ironing Board, Individual Climate Control (A/C & Heat), Complimentary Off-Street Parking, Waterview Rooms have Binoculars, In-Room Port Wine & Homemade Chocolates, Guest Refrigerator w/Complimentary Bottled Water

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Hiking, Whale Watching, X-Country Skiing, Lake Swimming & Ocean, Kayaking, Biking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 -6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum High Season and Holidays
  • Deposit Amount Required: Two night minimum deposit or one half the total due - whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation becomes necessary, deposits are refunded (minus a $30 cancellation fee) provided cancellation is received at least 21 days (30 for the Penthouse Turret Suite) prior to the scheduled date of arrival. With less notice, refunds are made (less the cancellation fee) if the entire reservation can be resold.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pamela & Bryan

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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Meals

Breakfast

Served 3 Course Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:00-9:00
  • Serving Location: Wraparound porch overlooking the harbor, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Chocolate Stuffed French Toast
Our signature dish arrives hot off the griddle with two slices of thick egg bread filled with melted semi-sweet chocolate and bananas, drizzled with a dark chocolate sauce and accented with raspberry coulis - DECADENT!!


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373 Main Street , Box 1426, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 USA (Show map)

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