Holland Inn

35 Holland Avenue , Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA (Show map)


The 1895 Holland House is a traditional New England farmhouse B&B, non Victorian, offering thirteen restored rooms with private baths, A/C, cable tv, WIFI and modern amenities. Located on a quiet side street amidst other B&B's, the inn is a short stroll from the pier and center of town, and only minutes to Acadia National Park. The inn offers an informal atmosphere where warm hospitality and local insight are made to order. Enjoy a full farm to table, gourmet breakfast on the sun porch. Special diets are welcome. Open May-Oct. Visit our personal web site.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great location

4.6 on October 18, 2017

Holland Inn is very accessible to town..Evin is very helpful in giving recommendations for dining as well as must see places in Bar Harbor. Breakfasts were healthy and full.

35th Anniversary

3.8 on April 22, 2015

Fabulous Inn, hostess Evian was exceptional, meeting all of our needs. Her breakfast was outstanding all 3 mornings.


5 on January 03, 2015

Great location, gourmet breakfast, terrific owner and staff.

Cozy With Excellent Food

4.2 on October 25, 2014

Nice location and comfortable stay. Short walk to town and next to laundry mat. Evin was a gracious host, informal and easy to talk to and work with. She keeps lots of good information at the Inn on things to do and places to visit, and is personally a great source that made excellent recommendations for food. She doesn't pry but is very helpful if needed. Don't forget to borrow her CD of the driving tour of Acadian NP. Evin is also an excellent cook as the breakfasts were always a pleasant surprise (unique) but healthy and filling. We like that she considered her preferences in tailoring the dishes. We stayed in the detached new building at the back of the main house. The 1st floor room (#2) was cozy and quite adequate, though the bed was just okay (very soft) and the pillows hard. The bathroom was modern and quite spacious along with a roomy shower (very modern). Off street parking was good--right next to the room. Would highly recommend.

Truely One of the Best B and B in Bar Harbor

5 on September 12, 2013

We stayed there for 8 glorious nights in August. The Holland Inn has one of the best locations in Bar harbor. It is off the beaten track, but close enough to everything by car or foot. Our room was perfect. We had stayed in the main house, where we just walked down one flight of stairs every morning to have a complete, well balanced breakfast every day. It was like we were at home. Evin, the innkeeper always made the most wonderful breakfast meals ever. She is also extremely knowledgeable about the entire Mount Desert Island, not just Bar Harbor. She could just about plan your entire day for you. Evin always has the correct and proper answer to any question that you could pose to her. She is a great treasure to have around the Inn. When we come to Bar Harbor, we will always stay at the Holland Inn. I must add this little FYI. There is only one B and B that serves dinner, it is right down Cottage Street. I have to mention this 'cause "The Black Friar Inn" had one of the best dinners of our 8 night stay. Well worth it!

Great Place

5 on October 14, 2012

We loved the holland inn. It was super clean and the inn keeper is very friendly. Very close to town, we walked everywhere the whole time we stayed. Great breakfast.

First Time B & B

4.8 on October 04, 2012

itOur first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. This location is great if you are staying in Bar Harbor. We drove in and never drove again. However, there was rain so we were staying close to town but the inn is a short drive to the Acadia National Park, etc. I don't think you can get any closer to the park. Evin, the innkeeper was very sweet and helpful with tips from restaurants to things to do in the area. Take her restaurant advice, I had the best meal of our vacation and probably this decade at Cafe This Way, Evin's tip. I would suggest requesting an upstairs room. You do hear the people walking above you, it is a house. The room was spacious and comfortable. The pillows need some improvement. The temperature is shared within the house. We were there for 2 days, both breakfasts were delicious! Even my picky husband enjoyed the breakfasts. We will definitely stay there again when we go back to Bar Harbor. Since the weather was terrible, we didn't get our lighthouse picture so we'll have to go back.

The Best B&B in Bar Harbor

5 on August 16, 2012

We just returned from staying at the Holland Inn for the sixth summer in a row. This time we were there for 10 days. This is just a fantastic place to stay. It’s hard to imagine that you could find a better place in Bar Harbor, or even an equal place. This Inn has an excellent location, comfortable rooms and totally amazing breakfasts. We can’t say enough about Evin, who is owner, innkeeper and chef extraordinaire. She is an expert on Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the rest of the local area. She is friendly and personable in a warm and genuine way. She is there to answer questions and provide information if you want it, and she knows when to back off and not be over-bearing. In other words, she is the perfect innkeeper. And, her cooking skills are without parallel. She prepares a different gourmet breakfast every morning, all of which are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. She will also cater to special dietary considerations. This inn has many things that are not available in most B&B’s, for instance king beds, larger rooms with sitting areas, in-room refrigerators and microwaves, TVs, DVD players, tables for two people in the breakfast room, and AC. If any of these items are important to you, or if the lack of any of these items has kept you from staying in a B&B in the past, you should definitely check out the Holland Inn. It is a wonderful place and we look forward to returning next summer and for many years to come.

Nice Place, great location

4.0 on August 07, 2012

Great location within walking distance of almost everything in Bar Harbor. Innkeeper was knowledgeable and helpful, if a bit eccentric. Excellent, eclectic breakfasts. Room cute but cramped - no room for bags, computer, even to move around.

Had a Great Time!

4.6 on August 04, 2012

Where to start... Evin was very helpful and friendly with an extensive knowledge base for all events, places to see, and places to eat! If you need something to enhance your stay, just ask Evin. Thanks!

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Rooms & Rates


Bubbles has a built in queen size captains bed, surrounded by wainscoating. It has a private full bath and is a great deal for the dollar.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $150


St.Sauveur is an upstairs corner room with two large windows to complement the fresh atmosphere. Another good value.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $155

Beech Cliff

Beech Cliff is private, sitting up over my kitchen, in its own corner of the house.There are five big windows and a nice second sitting room to enjoy.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $195


The Precipice is one of everybody's favorite. A beautiful,open room with plenty of space to stretch out. The five big windows add to the romance. This is a great place to spend a honeymoon.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $165


The Beehive room is the only one on the first floor of the main house. It has beautiful wood floors, is spacious and is a good deal.

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

Nightly Rate: $85 - $155

Valley Cove

Valley Cove is one the first floor rooms in the Quietside house. It is warm and spacious with a great sitting area in a bright bay window.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

Pretty Marsh

Pretty Marsh is one the first floor rooms of the Quietside house. It is a large room and has a private enclosed patio.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175


Wonderland has great character. It has a private balcony overlooking the backyard.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $165

Ship Harbor

Ship Harbor is our largest room. An excellent choice for longer stays or those who want a lot of space.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

Sieur de Monts

Sieur de Monts and the house it sits in, were built in 2013. It is a first floor room, with full handicap access. There is a queen bed a nd huge private bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $165


Parkman is in the middle house, on the first floor. It has a queen bed, private bath and semi private outdoor patio. Cable/Wifi, coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $165


Cadillac is on the second floor of the middle house. It has a king bed and a private full bath. There is cable/WiFi, coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Flying Mountain

Flying Mountain is on the second floor of the middle house. There is an expansive deck area overlooking the gardens between the houses. It has a queen bed and private full bath. There is cable/WiFi and coffee maker.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Mountains, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

95 North or South to exit 45A ( Rt.1A/3 to Bar Harbor ) Take Rt. 3 to Bar Harbor. At your first and only stop sign go left. A few hundred yards on the left, take Holland Ave.A few hundred yards, we are on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wheelchair access

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

shuffleboard court

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 10:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only limited to outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited must be 12 to have own room, only two people per room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights July - Oct
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of the total (rate plus tax)
  • Cancellations: Deposit refunded up to ten days prior to your reservation. There will be a $25.00 charge, per room, on cancelled reservations.
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Evin Carson

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About the innkeepers

Evin loves to be with her kids, ride her motorcycle, go hiking, boating, garden and craft, and enjoys many outdoor activities. 2017 is my 20th year since first opening the doors in 1997. The journey has been long and fulfilling.

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Full Gourmet, farm to table as much as possible

  • Time Served: 730, 830, 930
  • Serving Location: on the sun porch or on the shuffleboard court, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian any special diets

Signature Dish

Blueberry Surprise
...large chunks of Italian bread soaked in a Pure Maple Syrup mixture and layered with cream cheese and blueberries...


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