Thornhedge Inn

47 Mount Desert St , Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1748 USA (Show map)


Thornhedge Inn is an authentic Bar Harbor classic summer cottage. Woodwork, art and curiosities are little changed since it was built as summer home in 1900. The history is celebrated, while the property is updated for today’s sensibilities. Walk in and immerse yourself in the elegance of Bar Harbor’s Gilded Age, reassured modern and luxurious comforts await. This centrally located bed and breakfast is in the Historic Corridor District in the heart of Bar Harbor. Walk to restaurants, shopping, band concerts, Acadia National Park, and all the extreme or relaxing activities our island has to offer. Wholesome breakfasts, working fireplaces—every room has a private bath and some have a fireplace or private balcony.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Outstanding B&B

4.8 on August 15, 2014

First rate B&B with gourmet breakfast.

Wonderful B&B

4.8 on August 05, 2014

After the first B&B my expectations were lower due to the cramped room and area. This inn; however was not the case. The rooms were large and spacious. The owner was very kind and his dog was awesome. Every morning the breakfast was superb with Andrew (owner), catering to our needs. The afternoon wine/cheese/hors d'oeuvres was exceptional as well. We did not plan our vacation very well; however Andrew was very helpful telling us what places to go and what trails to see. Would absolutely visit this place again in the future.

Love the Thornhedge!

5 on July 28, 2014

Our stay at the Thornhedge was wonderful as always! Andrew is a wonderful innkeeper and person and really goes out of his way to make everyone's stay enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and we always enjoy chatting with the other guests around the beautiful dining room table. Our room was beautiful and pristine, just like the rest of the inn. We can't wait to go back!

Best B&B ever!!!

5 on March 02, 2014

I stayed at the charming Thornhedge Inn last July for 10 days and 9 nights. From the second I stepped foot in the foyer I was transported back in time. The interior beauty of the house took my breath away. Not only was it exquisitely furnished, but the grounds and wrap around porch were pristine. The breakfasts were beautifully prepared and I felt like royalty sitting in the magnificent dining room. I have to say that I ate like a lumber jack!! (just ask Andy!!) I've stayed at approximately 18 B&B's during my travels, yet the breakfasts at the Thornhege Inn were the best I've ever had! The quality of the food and presentation was superior. I was pleasantly surprised!! Now, let me tell you about Andy. He has a heart of gold and single-handedly graciously runs the Thornhedge with the quality and care like it's his child. No question goes unanswered, and no request goes denied. Thank you Andy for such a lovely vacation! I will be back!!!!

More than just a room!

4.6 on October 31, 2013

We enjoyed another wonderful stay at the Thornhedge Inn. Since the first stay at the Inn during our annual Acadia trip we return each year. We feel like we are staying in a museum much like the early Bar Harbor residences must have been. The Inn offers sitting rooms and a spacious front porch to enjoy quiet time or to meet other guests. We have very much enjoyed meeting guests from around the U.S. as well as other countries. The five o'clock wine and cheese for all house guests results in great conversation. The addition of a hot dish for breakfast was a particularly nice addition to the normal breads, cereals, fruit and other goodies Andrew prepares. It is nice to leave the car and easily walk to anywhere downtown. Andrew interacts with his guests making it a very warm and informational B & B. Can not say enough about our excellent experience. Be back again next year!

August 2013

5 on October 29, 2013

This was our first visit to Thornehedge We found it to be superbly situated, within reasonable walking distance to the Bar Harbor attractions. The room was spacious and filled with character. Andrew was a friendly and energetic host, always available to chat or provide information and recommendations regarding area attractions and restaurants. Wine and cheese in the afternoons provided excellent opportunities to meet and chat with the other guests. The inn with its eclectic decor offered excellent and varied breakfast each morning. Would definitely to come back !

Very pleasant experience all around.

4.0 on October 23, 2013

Andrew is a very accommodating host. The rooms are well taken care of and the breakfast is very nice. He has good advice about restaurants and attractions in the town as well. And cute dog!

Comfort and Elegance with Fantastic Breakfasts!

4.8 on October 21, 2013

We were more than pleased with the beautiful Queen Anne style inn and its large gracious living room, hall with grand staircase, and dining room. It felt like being a guest in someone's home 100 years ago. Our basement room was large with a nice sitting area and more light than one would expect. Gourmet breakfasts served by the host were outstanding, and the walk to town very short. We plan to come again.

A great get-away

5 on October 21, 2013

During a government shutdown, and off-season - this place was a great getaway, with great tips and ideas given by Andy, great food and one of the most beautiful B&B's you'll ever find.

Fall spectacular in Bar Harbor

5 on October 21, 2013

I stayed three nights at Thornhedge Inn and wished I could have stayed longer. This was my first b&b experience and now I'm excited for more. Even coming at the end of the season, Andrew was very friendly and helpful. He offered suggestions for dining that were all excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the area. The morning breakfasts were delicious and always very eye appealing! His staff was friendly and made you feel welcome. I am already thinking of my return stay.

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Rooms & Rates


Spacious first floor room with chandelier, restored hardwood floors, queen bed, sitting area and fireplace. Private bath with tub/shower, color cable television, A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249

Casa far Niente

Casa far Niente is a sunny second floor room with mahogany furnishings. Furnished with a four-poster queen bed, chaise lounge. Spacious ensuite bath with tub/shower, color cable television, A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Blair Eyrie

Our master suite, Blair Eyrie is an exceptionally spacious second floor bedroom. The ensuite bath is very spacious with a large sink and tub shower. The room features original hardwood floors, a queen four poster bed, sitting area, and fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249


Stanwood is a bright second floor room with private balcony and fireplace. Furnished with a four poster queen bed and antique furnishings. Color cable television, A/C. Ensuite private bath with tub/shower. color cable television, A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249


Devilstone is a large Second floor room with original hardwood floors and fireplace. Furnished with an iron queen bed, antique furnishings. A private bath with shower, color cable television, A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249


Our Woodlands room on the third floor has a queen size bed, A/C, and cable TV. Woodlands has a private bath down the hall.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169


Fairview is a large sunny room with ceiling fan. Furnished with a brass queen bed, antique furnishings. Original diamond pane windows frame a serene view of distant mountains. Fairview has a private bath with shower, color cable television, A/C.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill is a large third floor room with ceiling fan, skylight. Furnished with a queen bed, reading area. A private bath with shower, color cable television, A/C.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189


Tallyrand is our newly renovated room in our lower level. This large, sunny room is furnished with a queen sized bed, features a sitting area with wicker furniture and has a private bathroom with tub/shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Brook End

Brook End is an elegant first floor room with a ceiling fan. Furnished with a queen bed, antique dresser and wicker chairs. A private bath with tub/shower, color cable television and A/C.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

Greenway Court

Greenway court is a spacious first floor room with lots of windows. Furnished with two 3/4 beds, and white antique furnishings. A private bath with tub/shower, color cable television and A/C

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $199 - $249


Corfield is a spacious first floor room. Calming blues and soft browns create a soothing retreat after a day exploring Acadia National Park. An inviting suttee is perfect for relaxing with wine, or planning the next day's activitites.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $219

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Location Type

Downtown, Island


Bangor, ME (BGR)

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Fridge, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only ON FRONT PORCH OR PRIVATE BALCONY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash



Andrew Geel

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About the innkeepers

Hospitality is just the way of life for me. My grandparents opened Thornhedge Inn in 1976. I grew up in the business. I spent my childhood exploring the mountains and trails of Acadia. After college and a career in New York as a recording engineer, I returned to Bar Harbor in 2008 and have been managing the Thornhedge Inn ever since.

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  • Time Served: 8AM TO 10AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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