The Cleftstone Manor, built in 1884 on “Millionaire’s Row”, is one of the few Victorian mansions to escape the fire of 1947. The seventeen guestrooms, each with private bath, and magnificent common rooms are furnished with Victorian antiques and period pieces, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of turn of the century Bar Harbor. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning created by our chef and owner Anne Bahr as well as afternoon refreshments.
4.8 on September 19, 2016
My boyfriend and I chose Cleftstone Manor for our first trip to Maine and the staff exceeded every one of our expectations. Our room was very nicely decorated and very clean. The bed was incredibly comfortable. When we first checked in Anne gave us a tour of the inn and provided us with all the information about Bar Harbor that we needed. She cooked breakfast for all of the guests each morning and the choices were always delicious. We had options like caprese quiche and creme brulee french toast. I could not have imagined a better place to stay for our trip and we are definitely planning on going back again.
4.8 on July 01, 2016
Enjoyed the room and the area immensely. We will be back.
5 on June 26, 2016
We enjoyed our stay very much. The service was outstanding. Thanks again!
5 on October 26, 2015
I had never stayed at a B&B before so wasn't sure what to expect. It way exceeded my expectations. The room, service and food were great. I would recommend the Cleftstone Manor to anyone.
4.6 on August 26, 2015
This quaint B&B in Bat Harbor, is full of history. They have maintained much of the original house. The staff are very accommodating, the room was clean, as was the whole house. It is close enough to the tourist area, yet quiet. Br ask fast was 3 course, and afternoon appetizers, cold and hot drinks avaiable. I would definitely stay again
5 on August 24, 2015
We celebrated our 35th anniversary with a trip to Bar Harbor. The Cleftstone Manor is a beautiful, historic B&B and we loved it! The food is excellent, from the evening snacks and drinks where the owner mingles with the guests, to the fabulous 3 course breakfasts. The breakfast include homemade jams & preserves from the owner herself. Everything was wonderful. Dianne & Ray
4.6 on August 19, 2015
Thanks to owner Ann and her team of great assistants , my sisters and I again thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Cleftstone Manor. The inn is lovely, with public rooms that are inviting and comfy. The decor tends towards colonial (think heavy wood and patterned wallpaper), and the rooms range from small to very spacious, some with fireplaces. Innkeeper Ann is an excellent hostess, answering our questions ("where's the best lobster?"), cooking delicious breakfasts, and conversing over a glass of punch or wine. It's clear that she takes inn-keeping seriously. We stayed in the Waldrom Bates suite, on the third floor, the only room up there. Furnishings arestandard-issue and comfortable, with good space. Our large bathroom across the hall from our suite was equipped with a small shower and an old-fashioned soaking tub. Our suite had a bedroom (queen bed), a sitting room and a small LR with a double sofa bed and TV. Open the back door and enjoy the balcony, with a lovely piece of water view. It's almost within walking distance of Bar Harbor and it is perfectly situated next to an entrance to Acadia. Choose your entree (2 choices) the night before. Then start with deliciously prepared fresh fruit (peach one day, pear one day, mixed berries another). Entrees include eggs benedict, fruit pancakes, french toast, or opt for the yogurt parfait, a splendid layered affair of yogurt/berries. Bread (croissants, muffins, breads) and juice/coffee complete the meal. We enjoyed snacks on the sun porch at 5:30 (vegetable rollups, shrimp cocktail, meatballs) and cracked open a bottle of sangria that we brought. Ann’s usually in attendance, chatting with her guests, answering questions, and even telling a story or two (if you get her talking about her life). Note that guests can use the pools (indoor and outdoor) /hot tub at the adjacent hotel—a wonderful post-hike treat! Absolutely worth checking out. As is Acadia National Park, a hidden treasure.
4.0 on August 13, 2015
beds were comfortable, breakfasts yummy and the afternoon nibbles were out of this world!!!
5 on July 23, 2015
This was our 3rd visit and as in the past visit just outstanding. If you are visiting Bar Harbor area this is the place to stay. The hosts are wonderful people, who go out of their way to ensure your comfort and that you enjoy each day your there. The breakfast is 5 star.
5 on July 05, 2015
Beautiful property; extremely helpful folks!!! Be sure to borrow their CD for the tour of Acadia Park
Downtown, Island, Oceanview
Bangor, ME (BGR) 60 miles
From Bangor, take Interstate 395 east to Highway 1A south. Take Highway 1A south to Ellsworth, where it intersects Highway 3. Take Highway 3 east to Bar Harbor. The Cleftstone Manor is just off Highway 3 in the town of Bar Harbor, about one half mile past the ferry pier on the right. We are across the street from the College of the Atlantic.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watching, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services
Historic Inn, Mansion
Board games, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Pool, Sauna, Spa, Workout facility , outdoor & indoor pool, hot tub and steam room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Robert and Anne Bahr
Bob and Anne Bahr have been innkeepers in Bar Harbor for twenty years. Bob and Anne also own Anne's White Columns Inn. Bob is the musical director and Anne the costume designer for area theaters.