We stayed in cottage 3 for one night, the only one available, which is common availability, especially if you book only days ahead. The reason why we booked…dogs! They were very well welcomed and encouraged to be part of the ever-changing cottage community that is around. The cottages are situated in a half circle facing the main house which is the B&B (no pets) with a big grassy area in the middle. Behind the cottages and across the street (not the main highway) is a small apple orchard that your pets are able to do their business and sniff out wild creature smells in, VERY NICE!! I can for once let my dogs run around and sniff in a yard area instead of a strip of grass next to the road or parking lot! Also, up that same road is…the ocean!! It’s about ¼ mile very nice quaint and quiet bay.
So about the actual stay… as I said we stayed in cottage 3, room for 4 people. Four people would fit comfortably in there. One queen bed in the main room with kitchenette and table and a separate room with two twin beds with access to the bathroom from both rooms (it is a bit of a squeeze around the bed to get into the bathroom, but its fine.) The cottage is exactly as pictured with a cute front porch that is so nice to sit on and mingle with other visitors and soak up the cool night breeze or warm morning sun. It was clean and offered dish soap and sponge and amenities. The cabins themselves are antique, very nice to stay in, they compliment the surrounding area.
Peter checked us in…very nice and welcoming. It took about 10 minutes to check in just because we were talking about all of the stuff to do. He offered to warm the lobster pot up(at no extra charge) if we wanted to bring back our own live lobsters instead of going to one of those you see along the highway. That was very welcoming and unexpected, but very Maine-like! He also told us of the ocean nearby for the dogs and the apple orchard. In the morning, we found him mingling with our neighbors, who are regulars. I found this very reassuring.
Some things you should know…air conditioning is not common in Maine….you’re in Down East Maine, a lot of New Hampshire doesn’t even have air conditioning. If you want something fancy, go stay at a Holiday Inn. Open your door and window, it’s called a crosswind. It will wisk the hot air out of your cabin and let in the fresh mid-summers night breeze. I felt totally safe with only the screen door securing the cabin at night. Occasionally the cat will try to get in, but he/she is friendly. This place is a country type of place on the outskirts of town. Think of it as camping, without all the bugs and your very own nice little bungalow with a shower. If you stay in the cabins, you do not get breakfast (again, not Holiday Inn) because you have a kitchenette. People come up to Bar Harbor to do outdoor activities and relax, not to be hustled by the city life.
We will/are booking again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by lawns and an apple orchard, the Llangolan Inn & Cottages offer a refreshing and relaxing atmosphere with lots of room for the children to play. Located on Route 3, four miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park, six miles from the ferry to Nova Scotia and seven miles from downtown Bar Harbor, we are close to all activities, yet away from the crowds. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Llangolan Inn & Cottages Bar Harbor, Maine