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Mira Monte Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Bar Harbor, Maine

A Victorian bed & breakfast inn on two acres of landscaped estate grounds - in the heart
of the village.

The Mira Monte Inn is a romantic Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast Inn,  located a few blocks from downtown Bar Harbor and near the magnificent Acadia National Park. The historic Bar Harbor B&B reflects the grace and beauty of the mid-Victorian time. Each room features a fireplace and/or balcony and is uniquely styled with antique and period furnishings. Our Inn at Bar Harbor has has a romantic atmosphere and is said to be friendly, welcoming and cheerful.  A love of style is evidenced everywhere by terraces, sweeping lawns, two formal gardens, hedgerows, and perennial borders.

Relax in the comfort of the classic Bar Harbor B&B guest rooms and suites. Each room provides private baths, flatscreen TV’s, DVD players, air conditioning, telephone w/voice mail, data port (free broad band high speed cable), free WiFi, CD player/clock radio, heat, hair dryer, iron & board. The Mira Monte historic main building offers three guest room categories: Quality, Premium and Whirlpool. Each provides a queen or king bed and some have an additional single bed. Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and private balconies overlooking the extensive formal gardens complete your experience in many of the rooms.

Wake each morning to a bounteous breakfast buffet served for your convenience from 8-10 AM. Early riser’s coffee is available at 6:30. The afternoon parlor refreshments and social gatherings are a tradition at Mira Monte, a Bar Harbor B&B. All of our room amenities, breakfast and afternoon refreshments and personalized vacation planning are included with your daily rates.

The suites are in a separate building on the property - just a short walk through the gardens. Two have a kitchenette, double whirlpool bath, fireplace, bedroom, parlor, and private porch. The third has two bedrooms and two baths, kitchen, dining bay, parlor with gas fireplace, and a private deck overlooking the grounds.

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Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal Award
"One of Top 15 B&B's with Best Gardens"

Featured on Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
"The Secret Gardens of Bar Harbor"

Choose from:

  • Steamed eggs, Home made Belgian waffles, served with Maine maple syrup or, in season, strawberries and cream. I call them strawberry wafflecakes.
  • Our famous oatmeal filled with Maine cranberries – eat with maple syrup and you’ll be addicted.
    Home made granola
  • Our famous blueberry muffins (cooked in original black cast iron muffin pans that make them crisp on the outside and deliciously moist on the inside)
  • Fruit salad
  • Mini-bagels and cream cheese
  • Our own home made Anadama Bread (a traditional New England corn meal and molasses yeast bread)
    Egg & cheese strata (ingredients change daily)
  • Beverages: (orange juice, cran-raspberry juice), milk, Organic, shade-grown coffee (regular and decaf), choice of regular tea, or herbal tea.
  • Coffee cakes (change daily) or scones, or some other breakfast pastry
  • Cottage cheese and yogurt.
    Blueberry pancakes or some other type of pancakes on Tuesdays.
  • Stuffed French toast or similar type of breakfast treat.
    Choose to eat, family style at the large table, or eat at the smaller table in the bay window.
  • Take a tray to the breakfast porch and sit by the fireplace
  • Take a tray to the library terrace and eat al fresco - looking over the sweeping lawns and shrubbery. (You’d never guess that you’re in the heart of Bar Harbor)
  • Take a tray to the kitchen terrace – looking over the formal garden.
  • Take a tray to your own balcony and eat privately.
  • Other options: in the spring, eat at the table in the violet patch – very romantic.

So Very Much To Do.....

Acadia's 33,000 acres of woodland, mountains, lakes, and shorefront surround Bar Harbor. More that 60 trails and mountains as as high as 1500 feet offer activities ranging from gentle to strenuous. We have listed below just a few activities that await you.

Outdoor Activities

Hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming
Strolling Bar Harbor's parks and shorepath
Golf galore at our famous and historic golf courses Visit the fascinating Wild Gardens of Acadia Walk the sandbar to Bar Island during low tide Sea Kayaking for all levels by two local firms Canoeing and boat rental by several local businesses Swimming in Echo Lake near Southwest Harbor

We are blessed, in and around Bar Harbor, to have a wide array of events that take place indoors and out designed for evening and more casual interests.   There are also sightseeing busses and coaches providing tours to almost the entire island.

Casual Activities

The Arcady Music Festival that runs all summer
Our 4th of July parade and fireworks exhibition
Summer theater in both Bar Harbor and Somesville Bar Harbor Days with food & activities galore Many museums displaying our island's history Plenty of interesting shops and galleries await you Walking tours of historic buildings and homes Buggy rides on Acadia's carriage roads

Mira Monte Inn is an easy walk to delightful shops, excellent restaurants and the waterfront. The wealth of area activities to choose from include summer theatre and music, whale watching, guided naturalist walks, and sea kayaking.

Our beautiful, romantic rooms are complimented by common rooms including the parlor and the library where guests relax by a glowing fire. A glassed-in side porch with a gas fireplace offers another quiet retreat. Included in your stay is a tasty, full buffet breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Friendly staff will answer your questions about the inn and the lovely surrounding Acadia National Park.

Mira Monte Inn Policies Criteria

Minimum Stay:
We have a two night minimum stay policy, but often we have one-night availability between two longer reservations. Please call or email us and we would be happy to try and accommodate your requests.
Check In and Check Out Times:
Check-in times are from 3-9 PM. If you will be arriving after 9 PM please call the desk to make arrangements for a very late check-in. The innkeeper will give you instructions. Check-out time is 11 AM.
We require an advance deposit in order to confirm your reservation.
Deposits are equal to the last two nights of your stay. The remainder plus Maine State Sales tax (currently 9%) is due upon arrival. We accept AMEX, Visa, MC, and Discover cards. Personal checks must be received within 10 days of making the reservation and at least 10 prior to your arrival.Specials and Packages are paid in full.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made at least 10 days prior to arrival will ensure a prompt refund. Within 10 days, refunds are given only if we are able to re-rent the accommodations. In any case, there is a $25 bookkeeping fee. Special packages may have different cancellation policies. Please ask. If you choose to simply re-schedule your reservation, there is no cancellation charge.

Gift Certificates Available

Mira Monte Inn
Bed and Brekfast

69 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
(207) 288-4263
Toll Free (800) 553-5109

Fax: (207) 288-3115
Email: kathie0412@gmail.com
Homepage: www.miramonte.com
Innkeeper: Kathryn Moore-Testa

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