The Balance Rock Inn is a gorgeous property on the Atlantic Ocean in Bar Harbor, ME. It offers a living room with large stone fireplace and grand piano (and pianist in the evening). The bar area is in a glass-enclosed Florida room looking out to the ocean with tables for gathering, drinking, and eating the wonderful breakfast. If the weather permits, there is an outdoor patio with firepits and an amazing view of the ocean just beyond the beautiful lawn and oceanside walking path. Sip on a glass of wine, watch the cruise ships pass by and meet new friends. Unlike hotels and motels, inns offer a friendlier atmosphere, making it easy to socialize with other tourists and the staff. The rooms were well-furnished.
While this property offers a feeling of seclusion and relaxation, you can walk 1 1/2 blocks and be in the heart of Bar Harbor's shops and restaurants. The harbor is also in short walking distance. We took a tour on a lobster boat and learned about lobster trapping by a local. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Bar Harbor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Balance Rock Inn is one of the premier oceanfront lodging properties in Bar Harbor, ME. Set on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman's Bay, this luxurious Inn's name celebrates the "balance rock," a precariously positioned boulder on the nearby ocean shore, a huge remnant from an ice age. Balance Rock's 27 rooms and suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. All rooms and suites have either a king or queen size select comfort bed, a private bath, flat screen television with DVD player, WIFI internet access, individually controlled AC and heat, and most with amazing ocean views! The Inn features a full bar and restaurant, sundeck with fire pit, and heated swimming pool...all overlooking the ocean. In addition there is a formal dining room for breakfast and dinner, a small fitness center, and ample parking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balance Rock Hotel Bar Harbor
- Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor, Maine