Inn: 1864 Bar Harbor estate graced by porches, balconies, bay windows, library, parlor, formal dining room, thirteen guest rooms. Antiques, Victorian period furnishings,king, queen, twin beds, TVs, phones, A/C, 11 fireplaces. Friendly helpful staff. Full breakfast buffet. Afternoon refreshments. In heart of historic district on nearly 2 quiet acres featuring lovely gardens. Easy walk to shops, restaurants, waterfront. Five minutes to Acadia National Park. Suites: Two separate buildings on property with 5 suites and two rooms.
5 on February 16, 2017
When you enter in the main building you are immediately transported to the 18th century. For someone like me that comes from a "new" country having the experience of a wooden house, with fire places and all the Victorian atmosphere is a whole new experience. I went in October 2016, and the garden with all the falling leaves was a must for the view. Me and my father enjoyed the wine and cheese moment, in the living room and it was relaxing as if we were in a movie. The breakfast is outstanding. Blueberries muffins, waffles, cereal, fruits, coffee, juice and the egg mix - everyday something different - pleased me. Something that I think was the difference is that we have tea, coffee and an afternoon homemade cookie every day when we come back from some walking. Enjoyable! Camila Bona
5 on February 11, 2017
During the year before our first visit to Mira Monte, my wife searched continually online for what she hoped would be the perfect B&B for our initial trip to Acadia Natl. Park and Bar Harbor. Now, 16 years later, she has never once searched for any other B&B in which to stay! We return multiple times during the year and find Mira Monte to always be our "hearts desire"! While the Inn was originally constructed in the mid 19th century, the quirky charm of each room with various Victorian furnishings and the comfort of the common areas , makes it a warm and inviting setting that belies its overall age. It feels as if you have come home to where you know you should be! Along with the appeal of the Inn itself, the staff is as accommodating and gracious in their interaction with the guests as they can possibly be. Over 16 years, we have been blessed to establish long term relationships with a number of the staff members. This only adds to our comfort of feeling as if it's our home away from home! You can find "family" in the neatest places! Also, one should never go hungry when staying here. The FULL breakfast buffet includes an amazing array of fruits, quiches, bakes, waffles and juices and coffees. Breakfast here can truly be the main meal of the day. Follow that up with afternoon wine and cheese in the parlor, and one is easily sated without having to "eat out" And last , but certainly not least, is the fact that the Inn is located just blocks from the downtown area of Bar Harbor. Park your car on premises and walk anywhere around town to restaurants and shops, library, theaters, and the fabulous "greens" and parks! Even Acadia Natl. Park can be reached on foot from MIra Monte. As much as possible, we plan to make Mira Monte our Maine destination whenever we travel! Gary and Jodie H.
4.6 on February 10, 2017
I was there in 2016-october and I was just really good. Really nice place.
5 on February 09, 2017
We have stayed at Mira Monte many. many times over the years, and at many, many other inns in other locations. For us Mira Monte is the gold standard of B&B's. At roughly 150 years old, the main house is clearly not the newest, but each and every room has its own personality and charm. While many updated amenities have been added to make the accommodations more creature comfortable, they do not replace, but only enhance the warmth and friendly greetings found at the inn. We are truly as happy and content at Mira Monte as we are in our own home. Add the close proximity of wonderful Acadia National Park and the OUTSTANDING breakfast (far better than offered at any B&B we've experienced) you have a truly special vacation experience. Lynne and Mike S.
5 on September 11, 2015
The owner, Marion, is very personable, & the people who work there were the most helpful to us, & went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The accomodations were very adequate, & the front porch was a great place to sit and enjoy the cocktails & crackers, provided for us. We thoroughly loved it, & hope to get back to it some day!
1.8 on September 03, 2014
The service at this B&B was far below average. The young girl was very rude and impatient when we arrived. She refused to let us see the room before paying and did not offer to help with bags or provide us with any information. The room itself was old and musty with an old stall shower and springy bed. They offered a cocktail hour which was really just chips and dip and not replenished when it ran out half an hour early. The tea and coffee was as cheap as it gets and all you get for breakfast is a motel-style buffet. For the same price there are a dozen other lovely B&Bs with wonderful hospitality and customer service and delicious, local food for the same price. Do yourself a favor and stay at one of them.
4.4 on May 28, 2009
No doubt this review is somewhat biased, as we stayed at Mira Monte the year Marian Burns opened it, and became friendly with her. We have returned a number of times as our circumstances permitted, and have marveled at the improvements Marian has fashioned over the years. Though we generally seek lower-priced accommodations, Mira Monte is the closest to an ideal B&B that we have experienced, and when we do stay there it's like "coming home"! Frank and Irene H.
Five windows with views of the grounds and gardens add to the charm of this second floor room. With a queen bed, a gas fireplace, custom- tiled large shower, and a private covered balcony overlooking the estate grounds, romance is in the air.
The bay window with the original diamond-paned French doors leading to the private balcony (overlooking the back lawn and gardens) makes this a "Gem" of a room. Gas fireplace and the queen bed with decorative scrolled headboard entice you to relax. The double whirlpool tub with hot air jets, chromotherapy lighting and ozone water purifying system plus bath robes provides the finishing diamond touch in your "re-creation" vacation. This room is located on the second floor.
A large bay window catches your eye immediately when you enter this room. A four-poster Sleep Number king bed faces the Franklin-style fireplace. The shower bath boasts a solar tube ceiling light that greatly enhances the normal lighting in the efficient bathroom. Decorated with elegant reproduction wallpaper, the room gives you a real feeling of the original ambiance- circa 1880.
Corner guest room on the second floor that is reminiscent of a bygone era yet offers all the modern amenities for today's traveler: a four-poster king bed, seating area, Franklin Stove fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the formal gardens. The efficient bathroom boasts a solar tube ceiling light that greatly enhances the normal lighting. A whirlpool tub with shower, towel warmer and bath robes complete this room.
An original queen brass bed with a bay window seating area welcome you to classic Bar Harbor. A gas fireplace and a corner whirlpool tub,towel warmer, plus bath robes welcome you to modern Bar Harbor. A private balcony overlooks the formal gardens. This room is located on the second floor.
This charming quiet second floor room features a bay alcove with three windows for a sitting area There is a private balcony overlooking the grounds and back gardens in the distance. It has a queen bed and a shower bath with added solar tube lighting.
This room is located at the end of the 2nd floor wing and is very private and quiet. Six windows plus a covered private balcony make this room very light and airy. The queen bed, private tub/shower bath, seating area and Franklin-style stove fireplace complete the ambiance.
This first floor room is tucked into the corner of the wing and the main house and is quiet and private. The king bed can be made into two twins upon request. Seating is in an alcove with a sliding door window wall that opens onto a private deck overlooking the brick terrace and lawns. This romantic room has a large scallop shell style headboard and a French ambiance plus a soaking tub/shower, bath robes and a gas fireplace.
This large pleasant first floor room with French country décor has a king bed that can be made into two twins upon request. There is also an additional twin tucked into a cozy alcove. The large, covered porch looks over the back lawns and gardens.There is a gas fireplace, a corner whirlpool bath/shower, towel warmer, and bathrobes. This room can accept a rollaway for a family with two adults and two children. (We do not put adults on rollaway beds).
Opening onto the large deck which faces the side yard gardens, this first floor room is a beautiful quiet romantic room. The queen bed, fireplace, bay window seating area, double whirlpool/shower bath, towel warmer, plus bathrobes - all combine to provide a memorable experience on your vacation. This room is also handicap accessible with a transfer bench available for the tub/shower upon request.
The Agamont has a queen bed, a lovely bay with diamond-paned windows and seating, full bath, and a covered private deck which overlooks the brick terrace and lawns. This room is also handicap accessible, located on the first floor, with a transfer bench available for the tub/shower upon request.
The North Suite at Mira Monte Suites is on the 1st floor. The suite features 1 room divided by large wooden folding doors, queen bedroom with fireplace, parlor, kitchenette, double whirlpool/shower bath, private enclosed screened porch/entrance overlooking the back gardens. This room can accommodate 1 additional person (child) on a rollaway bed.
The South Suite is on the first floor. The suite features 2 Rooms - queen bed, fireplace, parlor w/sleep sofa, dining bay, kitchen, whirlpool tub/shower, private porch/entrance overlooking the back grounds. This suite will accommodate 1 additional Adult or 2 additional children on the sleep sofa.
The DeGregoire in Mira Monte Suites occupies the whole second floor. Sleeps up to six people, 1 queen bedroom and 1 twin bedroom (can be made into a king), with a sleep sofa in the living room; two full baths, full kitchen, dining bay, spacious living room with gas fireplace and a large private deck overlooking the back gardens. NOTE: Two baths are separate and include both shower and tub. This is a housekeeping unit for weekly rentals. No daily housekeeping service or breakfast/afternoon refreshments. Breakfast can be included for an additional $9.00 per day, per person. NOTE: Occasionally available for a 4-night minimum.
The Mt Desert Suite is on the second floor of the wing. Sleeps up to 4 people in 2 rooms - 1 queen and 1 king. The king bed can be converted to two twins. There is a sitting area in the King room which opens onto a pleasant porch overlooking gardens and grounds. Single soaking tub/shower bath. It does not have a kitchen but does have a refrigerator and coffee pot.
The entire first floor is dedicated to the two bedroom Wingwood Suite- 1 queen bedroom and 1 bedroom w/twin beds (can be converted to a king), - one bath, and beautiful kitchenette with oak table & chairs. A back door in the kitchenette takes you out to a private deck. Winter Rate Note: Winter rates do not include housekeeping and breakfast.
The Rocklynn is a quaint, quality room - 2nd Floor. King bed (can be separated into twin beds), sitting area, shower bath, private balcony overlooking the back grounds. Winter Rate Note: Winter rates do not include housekeeping and breakfast.
Downtown, Island, Small town
Bangor, ME (BGR)
Rte 1A to Ellsworth then Route 3 to Bar Harbor(or Rte 3 from Augusta to Bar Harbor) 150 miles (Rte 95 to Augusta, Rte 3 - Bar Harbor) from Portland ME
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Acadia National Park, Birdwatching, Photography, Gardens, Sailing/ large & small vessels, Painting, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Board games, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Videos , 2 bedroom housekeeping suite available weekly
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi
Scott, Kathleen and Greg Burns, Kathryn Moore-Testa
We are second and third generation natives of Bar Harbor and know Acadia National Park trails and the surrounding harbors like old friends.
Our buffet is pretty diverse, but we do help those with allergies, etc.
Marian, the founder of the inn, used this recipe to get people to come back year after year.