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Ivy Manor Inn
Ranked #18 of 31 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Magnolia, Texas
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The innkeepers, John and Christine are extremely accommodating... anything you need or want, just ask and if it is possible they will find a way! We were a group of four with varying dietary needs. My aunt and uncle eat wheat but only eincorn (ancient form of wheat that's not hybridized) and I am allergic to nitrites/nitrates and can only eat organic, farm fresh eggs. I know, needy, right? Anyway... before booking with them I spoke with John and he said that Christine loves trying new dietary things and would enjoy helping us. We brought along a bag of eincorn and Christine amazed us each morning with specially made breakfasts for our group (on top of the regular breakfast she made for all of her other guests and the inn was full!) That alone was enough to have us all on the Ivy Manor Inn bandwagon. There is a restaurant, Michelle's, within the Inn. I think they are now serving lunch and dinner though we only ever made reservations for dinner. We had dinner there 3 nights and everything we our group ordered was perfection and delicious! They have a brilliant new chef that creates fantastic plates we had the pleasure enjoying. And they have gluten free options for each of the courses on the menu. They have a small but very nice wine list and if you ask, a reserve wine list... we enjoyed both! ;) The inn itself is very clean, well kept, calm (even with two resident children), comfortable and inviting. My husband said repeatedly that it reminded him of inn's in the UK because of the lounge (bar) and seating area. We would wake, enjoy a fabulous (perfectly portioned) breakfast, explore Bar Harbor then come back to freshen up and have a pre-dinner drink in the Lounge where we would find John. John was very entertaining - he's a great story teller and so pleasant... easy to enjoy and hour "lounging" with him!
Ivy Manor Innkeepers, Inn, Lounge & Restaurant = Perfection!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mayo, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My friend and I traveled to Bar Harbor in May 2014 and stayed at the Ivy Manor. The Ivy Manor is in a great location with walking distance to all major areas. The room we had, and the rest of our accommodations, were great; the food was wonderful! If you want to feel like you have been catered to, and have an excellent trip to Bar Harbor, stay at the Ivy Manor. You wont regret it!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Flower Mound, Texas
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70 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

July 1 visit. While we can not speak to the Inn, the café associated with the Inn is very enjoyable. Seating was outdoor, just off the Main St sidewalk. Lobster rolls yummy. Adult beverages equally so.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sheeshman_13
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Portland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is an awesome place to stay in Bar Harbor, right in the center of town. Super cozy, cute, and convenient. It's recently changed owners, and the current proprietors are lovely and very hospitable. We overly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emkings
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I can't say enough good things about this beautiful place right on Main St. - yet quiet and comfortable. Great, comfy bed, nice outdoor decks/sitting areas, the whole place is lovely. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The freshly made breakfast each morning was delicious. Perfect location to walk to shops etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Returning from a road trip to Canada we decided to spend a night in Bar Harbor Maine. We happened on the Ivy Manor B&B on Main Street which has to be the best we have ever stayed in. The owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. The breakfasts were incredible. We stayed an extra night it was so good

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Luis Obispo, California
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

How lucky we were to find this charming inn! It is easy walking distance to the surrounding downtown shops. Outside has an open and pretty garden area for cocktails and snacks with an inside bar and Michelle's Fine Dining restaurant. Owners John and Christine Poole are friendly and accommodating, and Christine makes a delicious breakfast every morning. The bed was quite comfortable and there was plentiful hot water for the claw foot tub. Highly recommended!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ivy Manor Inn

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 31 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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