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“"Harbour Cottage Inn"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Harbour Cottage Inn
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“"Harbour Cottage Inn"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Harbour Cottage Inn and had a wonderful time! It’s very comfortable and the service is excellent. Don gave us helpful suggestions for places to see and directions. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious and there’s a beautiful view from the breakfast room. You can also enjoy reading a book and having coffee, tea, and snacks in the common area. This was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shelby Township, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We are from Michigan, have been staying with these at Harbour Cottage Inn for four years. We love it. Our problem is shall we stay in the hour normal room which is the Downeaster or move out to the one of the cottages, the Bow Sprit
Love this place.
Don and Javare are the best hosts we have been around.
Kudos to the boys.
We will be back in August.
Jerry and Martina

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jerry H
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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

Stayed at the Harbour Cottage Inn in October 2012. The innkeepers were lovely and gave us lots of good recommendations for dining and activities around Southwest Harbour. Rooms were wonderfully decorated with a lot of attention to details. Everything was clean and in perfect condition. Breakfast was delicious with varying sweet and savory offers from day to day.
The B&B was the ideal starting point for exploring Acadia NP on our first trip to the region. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Cocomandel
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed in the Carriage House and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The furnishings are lovely... the breakfasts wonderful! Don and his staff are so very helpful with sightseeing suggestions. It was our first trip to Acadia and it was wonderful!

Room Tip: If you have 3 people the Carriage House is a good selection!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank KLHS
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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

Our family has visited the Acadia national park area for several years, but this was our first time staying in Southwest Harbor. We loved it! This town is away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, but close enough to go there anytime you are in the mood for the tourist scene. Southwest harbor has its own charm, restaurants, lobster shack,bike rental place, and shops, without the summer mobs! We loved the inn. Breakfasts were creative and delicious. The hosts were warm and welcoming. The furnishings in the inn are lovely. There is a lovely sitting area to drink coffee or read the paper before breakfast, or anytime of day. The inn offers easy access to the "Seawall" area of the park, which is peaceful and gorgeous. All other areas of the park are also easily accessible by car.

Room Tip: The Southwester cottage was terrific! It has three bedrooms, so a perfect place for a family to stay...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank sbottner
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

I stayed in the Carriage House for five nights with my husband and 21-yr old daughter. Everything was perfect, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Accommodations were lovely, clean and quiet; innkeepers and staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. Lots of nice touches and attention to detail. Breakfasts were excellent - we didn't miss a single one! The Inn porch overlooking the beautiful front lawn was a big hit with all of us. This was our first trip to Acadia, and I wasn't sure where I wanted to stay. Bar Harbor is very nice, but I am glad we chose Southwest Harbor - the "quiet side". Location was ideal for exploring most parts of Acadia.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank DianneR_56
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Guilford, CT USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Harbour Cottage Inn for 4 nights with our 10 year-old son. I specifically choose the Inn for The Captain's Nook room, designed like a ship's state room, to entice our son into enjoying a B&B experience as much as we do. We all loved it! The room was very cleverly designed to make use of the roof lines and smaller space and it worked very well. The three of us enjoyed the cozy layout and the small sitting room was terrific if someone wanted to stay up later than the rest. I have to also add, as others have, that the beds are very very comfortable! The highlight though is the wonderful daily gourmet breakfasts which are fantastic and so well presented. We were impressed with the variety over the 4 days. We were very well fed to go off and enjoy the spectacular sights that Acadia has to offer!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank REDUSA
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Property: The Harbour Cottage Inn
Address: 9 Dirigo Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4454
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Harbour Cottage Inn, a premier bed and breakfast providing very private and elegant lodging in the quiet and historic village of Southwest Harbor, Maine. Our beautiful location is steps away from a picturesque working harbor, near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, which makes many great adventures possible. The inn is furnished with museum quality art and antiques, and all of our 11 incredible guest rooms and suites offer cozy, comfortable and well-appointed spaces to relax, refresh and renew. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suite offering relaxing accommodations for 1 couple 2 couples or even a family of 6. Unlike most bed and breakfasts, some of these suites have private living areas, decks and kitchens. Imagine starting your day over a lovingly prepared breakfast on the porch, or in the living room by the fireplace. Explore restaurants, shopping, marinas and lobster wharves near our Mount Desert Island lodging. ... more   less 
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