OK, folks, here I am asking another question of those who know these properties and Bar Harbor.
We're looking for a long-awaited and much-needed romantic getaway, and have chosen Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for the 5 days we've been able to carve out away from kids and sports activities and jobs.
Our choices are: Inn at Bay Ledge (in a cottage), The Maples (in the White Birch Suite) and Quimby House.
Each has its advantages: view and setting at Bay Ledge, convenience and comfort at The Maples, location and perhaps more privacy than a b&b at the Quimby. The decor at The Maples looks like it might be a little much for me -- I am not into country Victorian.
I'm leaning toward the Quimby, but their only availability is a room with a king-size bed on the third floor in a room on the side of the house. has anyone stayed there? is this a place that you'd want to stay on what amounts to a "honeymoon"? they have very few pictures on their Web site, so I can't really get a feel for what the rooms look like.
we both like the idea of being able to walk around at night, go for early morning walks on the Shore Path, find different spots for breakfast, easy access to the Islander (i suppose). We've never been to Bar Harbor, never been to Maine, but are wanting to do lots of hiking in Acadia and exploring some at night.
Thoughts welcomed (please!) our budget says $175/night or less, which unfortunately seems to prohibit any sort of waterview.