Anne's White Columns Inn

57 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 4609 USA (Show map)


Anne's White Columns Inn, an impressive Georgian structure, is located in the Historical Corridor in downtown Bar Harbor. Upon entering through the columned portico, one is greeted by the Victorian elegance of the foyer and salon. The huge fireplace is often crackling in spring and fall. The large wicker attired porch provides a peaceful setting for a leisurely breakfast, or your glass of wine and cheese during those long summer afternoons. The spacious grounds are a haven from the downtown activity but still convenient to the shops and restaurants.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Charming Stay

5 on August 18, 2016

Anne's White Columns Inn is in a gorgeous old converted church surrounded by adorable gardens. The room I stayed in was extremely comfortable and had very cute wallpaper with birds and flowers on it. Location was great, a short walk or drive to the many restaurants and shops of Bar Harbor. Robert was very friendly and gave good recommendations on where to eat and what to see in Acadia. The breakfast was terrific (Maine Blueberry Muffin, goat cheese quiche, strawberry and granola bake and bacon). I hope to come back someday!

Lovely stay

4.4 on June 27, 2016

A lovely place to stay - beautiful grounds and a home with great character. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Breakfast was unique and dining areas presented an opportunity to mix with other guests.

Great Place to Stay

4.6 on June 12, 2016

We had a great time staying here. The staff was great, other guests were wonderful and friendly. We would definitely go back.

A great halloween!

4.4 on November 04, 2015

Bob the host was wonderfull and truly delivered on the feel at home vibe our new go too b and b in bar harbor John and Sue

Great Hospitality

4.2 on September 14, 2015

Owners are very welcoming - rooms are lovely - close to downtown Bar Harbor!

Wonderful experience

5 on August 17, 2015

Delicious food; Bob is a great host; rooms were so nice. Hope we can return!

THE B&B to stay at in Bar Harbor!

5 on August 09, 2015

Beautiful, well-kept house and yard. Perfect location - close to everything. A great value. Would definitely return!

Anniversary Escape

5 on June 10, 2015

We had a delightful time in Bar Harbor and Acadia. The inn is convenient to Bar Harbor so we could walk to dinners and the Friday night art show. The park is a quick 5 min drive. Breakfast was delicious!

Incredible Hosts

4.6 on June 08, 2015

Bob was willing to accommodate our early tee time by serving our breakfast a half hour early. The breakfasts were incredible and Kathy suggested lots of great restaurants for dinner. This was our second year and we will be back next June! You won't be disappointed.

Wonderful stay

5 on May 12, 2015

This was our fifth or sixth time staying at Anne's White Columns Inn Their breakfasts are to die for and the wine and cheese in the late afternoon is very nice. Bob is a gracious host and the rooms are very pleasant. We will certainly go back again. They no longer accept Bed &Breakfast gift certificates

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Location Type

Downtown, Island, Oceanview


Bangor, ME (BGR) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Driving to Bar Harbor: Bar Harbor is easily accessible by car. From Boston (268 miles) - follow Interstate 95 through to Bangor (exit 45-A - 395), then pick-up on Rt.1A to Ellsworth, and follow Rt.3 to Bar Harbor. Another route would be to take I-95 to Augusta, take Route 3 to Belfast over to Route 1 to Ellsworth, then back to Route 3 into Bar Harbor. There is also the coastal route #1. It meanders thought the picturesque villages and takes quite a bit longer to reach Bar Harbor. By Air: Bar Harbor is serviced by a local airport, the Hancock County Airport, located just 12 miles from the village, and by Bangor International Airport only 50 miles away. Bus Service: During the summer months, Bar Harbor is serviced by Greyhound/Vermont Transit from Boston. Since schedules vary, it is best to check with the bus line.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Whale Watching, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, 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
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Two night's rental security is required in advance to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are fully refundable if cancellation is received at least two weeks prior to the stay, less a $25 cancellation fee. If cancellation is within two weeks, we reserve the right to retain the deposit unless the room can be re-rented.
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Robert and Anne Bahr

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About the innkeepers

Robert and Anne have been inkeepers in Bar Harbor for twenty years. Robert is a concert pianist and musical director. Anne is a vocalist and costume designer for the local theater. Robert and Anne have a love for travel and enjoy meeting people from around the world.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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