We found this place by luck. Don Lodge has retired to Southwest Harbor (on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island) and thought he would be bored. So he and Marge opened a B&B. Don loves to cook and experimented with all sorts of new recipes when we told him we ate vegan (grilled portabella on English muffin with hummus - YUM!). He also is so outgoing and well-read and fun to talk with. He provided us with hiking maps, great advice about what to do and where to go. He even contacted one of the island bird specialists when my husband came back with a picture he couldn't identify. The B&B is on an alternative road to the main road just outside the small town of Southwest Harbor. The rooms are ample size, the beds comfortable, and the breakfasts were all good. There's a lounge with packed bookshelves. Marge was also interesting to talk with, although she will admit up front that this is Don's B&B. We would go back and stay with them in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated 125-year-old home. Located on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island, away from the bustle and congestion of the Bar Harbor area, but with easy access to Acadia National Park. Breakfast chosen from an extensive menu available on rotating basis. Internet available throughout. Extensive library available for guest use. Private baths. Close to dining, harbor, hiking trails. We have lived and vacationed in the Mt. Desert Island area for many years, and will be happy to share our knowledge of the Park and its surroundings with you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge-Ings At Southwest Harbor Maine