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“Perfect Wedding Destination!”
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Ivy Manor Inn
Ranked #18 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Indiana
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3 reviews
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“Perfect Wedding Destination!”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Just had my destination wedding at the Ivy Manor and it was incredible! The owners, John and Christine, helped with so much that we could never have had our special day without them. I now consider them friends and hope to come back for many anniversary trips. Beautiful inn, exceptional food, and wonderful people! You could not ask for a better place to be married!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

The Ivy Manor Inn was an excellent place to stay. As soon as we walked in the door one of the owners, John, greeted us and not only showed us around the place, but also carried our bags in from the car and made us feel very welcome. He was very thorough when telling us about the inn and our room, and they left cookies out that were to die for, some of the best my wife an I have ever eaten. After getting settled in John was kind enough to give us a description of the area restaurants and directed us to one of his favorite establishments. We were a little disappointed that the restaurant at the Ivy Manor was not operating yet, as they have brought in a new chef this season with the promise of top notch gourmet food. John's recommendation for dinner was spot on, and we experienced a great meal. The following night the Ivy Manor hosted a wedding, and even though John and his wife Christine were incredibly busy tending the needs of the wedding, they were still extremely attentive to us, even going so far as to move some of the guest from part of the home so it was quiet for us to get some rest.

The rooms were very well kept, and romantic. There was a fireplace in our room, and with the cooler weather, it not only set the mood, but warmed the room up rather nicely. The bathroom was exquisite with an old cast iron tub and plenty of room. We also had a nice spot on the deck in the back to relax.

If the breakfast in the mornings is any sign of the food that will be coming out of the kitchen once the restaurant opens, the Ivy Manor will soon be the hottest spot for dining in Bar Harbor. We were served a delicious quiche that was moist and delicious. Additionally, since we had to leave early on Sunday John and Christine made sure that we had delicious scones and fresh fruit for the ride to the airport.

Overall, the Ivy Manor Inn is a great place to stay for a romantic couple, or a family, or anyone looking for a great place to stay, with fantastic hosts, and great food, THIS IS THE PLACE!!!!!

Room Tip: We stood in Room 5, and it was absolutely perfect!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

This is my first review, I don’t normally make the effort but this place was special. Ivy Manor is the epitome of what B&B should be. Christine and John treated us like extended family and gave us great info on local places to see, eat and drink. Walking distance to downtown without being stuck in the hussle and bussle of the waterfront. Combine this with with a great breakfast to get us going, we had a ball. I would reconmend this place to my mother and she can be picky! Highly recommended.
Alan and Helen Parker

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Saint Andrews, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2013

We cannot recommend the Ivy Manor Inn enough. From the very start, meeting Christine and John, the well appointed room to the excellent breakfast - it was a pleasure. The Ivy Manor Inn is situated right in the heart of Bar Harbor, within walking distance of the shops and restaurants. The Inn itself has a timeless charm - homely yet elegant. The room was beautifully furnished and had an attractive, working fireplace. Breakfast was exceptional in the true sense of a gourmet breakfast. John and Christine were excellent hosts, friendly and very welcoming. We wish John, Christine and family every success with this new venture. If you stay in Bar Harbor this is the place to enjoy your vacation.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

- Great Location: right in downtown Bar Harbor, close to all the scenic spots, great shops around the inn

-Great Service: We did a late check-in and John welcomed us and showed us to our room. Christine meanwhile had left 2 delicious cookies for our gastric pleasure. We were carrying our own wine and were pleasantly surprised to find 2 wine glasses and a corkscrew awaiting us in our room the next day!

- Great food: The breakfast was tailored to our taste and diet preferences. Water, Tea and Coffee are available throughout the day.

- Great Inn - Charming Victorian house with the best amenities and very comfortable and homely!
This place is highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Ivy Manor Inn is in a great location...walking distance to everything! The house is spacious. We stayed in the Royalty room and loved it! It had a balcony and a king size bed. It was a nice suite with a closet and bathroom. Breakfast was very good and creatively displayed. John and Christine are very friendly and they were able to tell us great places to visit and sites to see. Would love to go back and visit again!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

I had to be in Bar Harbor for work this week and decided to stay right in the middle of town. Apparently there are new owners. I met them and they showed me around and all the improvements, including before photos. Room was great, oversize king bed, free wifi, tv, modern bathroom with old world charm. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookie on the dresser. Breakfast was superb, fresh fruit, scone, cheesy potato hash brown, and baked egg in a dish of Canadian bacon. I was so pleased that I already booked two more nights there for my next two visits.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Ivy Manor Inn
Address: 194 Main St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1742
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Tudor style inn is located on Main Street in the lovely town of Bar Harbor, ME. Shopping is right outside our front door and the entrance to Acadia National Park is only two miles away. Whether you visit in the spring, summer or fall the flowers will be in bloom. All eight (9) rooms are uniquely designed with imported tiles from London and the classical decor gives each room an elegant warm feeling. Quaint outside balconies, fireplaces and all the amenities you expect adorn our rooms. We provide our guests with a full breakfast every morning in one of two dining rooms, or choose to dine outside on our patio. Pascone'st Ristorante is a casual Italian dining experience and is open daily to the public for dinner along with our cozy lounge. We look forward to serving you at the Ivy Manor Inn. ... more   less 
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