My husband and I recently stayed at the Graycote Inn for 2 nights. We stayed in the carriage house portion, in the Eagle Lake Suite. Upon arrival we received a fairly long tutorial on the rules and procedures of the Inn. It was a little off-putting, but, as the Inn is so beautiful, we were able to overlook the somewhat austere personalities of the owners. The suite was clean, spacious and beautifully appointed. Breakfast is served only between 9am - 10am...so, you need to be punctual. The meals were delicate and delicious. My only issue with the Graycote are the owners.
It is hard not to get the feeling that they would rather not have any guests in their Inn. I was actually chastised for not following the correct procedure, when I went into the dining room and called, "Hello"...instead of ringing the bell. On the day we had checked out, they were kind enough to let us park the car in their lot, until returned from our bike ride. Upon returning from the ride though, the owner would not even let me use a washroom or the kitchen sink to wash my hands.
I was shocked. As lovely as the Graycote property is, I would definitely think twice before returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Retreat from the Everyday. First Green certified lodging on Mt. Desert Island. The Graycote Inn is a traditional bed & breakfast offering large rooms/suites, private baths, king/queen canopy beds. Rooms with fireplaces, sunrooms, balconies. Large landscaped yard on quiet village street. Early morning coffee tray, full hot served vegetarian breakfast, afternoon refreshments. Walk to shops, galleries, and restaurants. One mile to Acadia National Park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Graycote Hotel Bar Harbor
- Graycote Inn Bar Harbor, Maine