A trip to Bar Harbor would not be complete without exploring some of the 47,000 acres that is Acadia National Park. Bordered by Acadia on three sides and the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth, and less than three miles from the main entrance and Visitor's Center, Bar Harbor makes an ideal base camp for the outdoor enthusiast in each of us. Explore the park at your own pace, or solicit one of Bar Harbor's professional guides, outfitters, mariners or instructors to help you make the most of the opportunities available in this unique environment. The 27 mile scenic Park Loop Road, 45 miles of carriage roads for walking, biking, and cross-county skiing through the heart of the park, and 125 miles of hiking trails ensure that you will never run out of new destinations.
The Saltair inn
is an 1886 Victorian b&b
located 3 blocks from the center of town on an acre of waterfront property. The Saltair has been carefully renovated to accommodate guests while preserving the original architecture and period elements of its Victorian heritage. Each accommodation offers thoughtful appointments and amenities appreciated by modern travelers without compromising the historic legacy of the home.
The inn is within easy walking distance to everything in the village, yet far enough removed to preserve the peaceful tranquility of its distinguished location in the Historic District. The Saltair offers waterfront suites with king-size beds, elegant private baths, multiple fireplaces, TV/DVD/WIFI, full breakfast, and private sitting rooms overlooking the Bay.
An expansive back lawn slopes gently from the rear of the house to the water's edge where low tide reveals a sand bar connecting the Saltair property to Bar Island, from which Bar Harbor takes its name. A full breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:00 AM on the rear deck or in the formal dining room overlooking the Bay. For early risers, fresh-brewed gourmet coffee is ready by 7:00.
Saltair is a smoke-free and pet-free B&B.
All rooms have elegant private baths en suite. Standard amenities include luxury bed linens, gas fireplaces (two in each suite), cable TV, CD and DVD players, and wireless internet access. Common areas within the inn include a sunroom and guest parlor with snacks and beverages available all day, and plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Frenchman Bay. A selection of hiking & biking guides, books, movies, music and games are located in the guest parlor.