Our Acadia Trip -- Where we Stayed

 We left town mid-morning and set our sights on Maine.  We stopped in Freeport around lunchtime, did a little bit of shopping and then ate lunch before getting back on the road. 

We arrived at our B&B around 3:30 but knowing that check in was not until 4 we weren't expecting to be able to check in yet.  Dora was the sweetest and showed us all around the property before taking us out the little carriage house we had rented and giving us a quick tour of that as well. 



The "carriage house" we rented was so cute inside

It opens into this little seating/ living room area

attached to this kitchenette that was really well stocked 

We had a bathroom with so many cute little touches

Like this! 

And I forgot a photo of our bedroom but it had an old distressed dresser, a queen size metal bed, and night stands.  Perfect for 2 people (though we didn't use the kitchen at all like we had anticipated).

I can not recommend The Cottage Harbour Inn enough; the staff was so nice and the food was incredible! This may end up sounding like an over the top gushing/sponsored post but I swear it is not. We just really loved this little B&B and the staff blew us away with their attention to detail. 

We had a two course breakfast every morning and everything was just amazing.








The grounds were so inviting and there were so many wonderful little touches everywhere-- like fresh flowers in the entry way, a 24 hour coffee/tea/water bar, an afternoon snack (one day we had delicious cookies, another red velvet cupcakes, ) cornhole games on the lawn, cozy chairs and lovely gardens. 






Not set in Bar Harbor, but in the much quieter town of Southwest Harbor, The Cottage Harbour Inn was so easy to get to and so easy to get around from.  Most places we visited inside Acadia were less than 30 minutes away.  We visited Bar Harbor a time or two but preferred what many refer to as "the quiet side of the island." It suited us perfectly since we don't really like crowds or the hustle and bustle. 

Within walking distance we had a few restaurants to pick from and even a cute little ice cream shop and town with just 4 or 5 stores.  I can't wait to go back! 

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  1. This looks like an incredible destination- I think I will be adding this to my bucket list!

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  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! The inn sounds so lovely~
    Jenna

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  3. Looks so lovely! Love the pretty presentation of the food and how nice the grounds and place looks. I would prefer the quiet side of the island as well.

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  4. Maine seems to have the cutest places to stay!

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    1. They really do; I just love anything on the Maine coast.

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  5. We had the pleasure of vacationing in Maine last September. This was our 4th trip but the last time we were there was 2004,. The return visit was like a dream vacation for the first time and it was sort of because our kids are now grown up. :) Anyway, we spent 2-weeks in the Pine Tree state with a three days in Wells, a couple of days in Rangeley, and the remaining time in Bar Harbor. I loved every moment of it and can't wait to go back! Have a boogietastic week, my dear!

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    1. Funny enough I'm not sure our boys have ever been to Maine; we seem to go there for little weekend getaway (that started when we were in college!) and yet rarely head their for a family vacation.

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  6. Bookmarking this. Thank you so much.
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  7. What a gorgeous place to stay. The carriage house really is cute. The food really does look amazing, it looks so pretty too.

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love this.

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  9. What a wonderful travelogue for your Arcadia trip and love that cute cottage. . Thanks for sharing at Senior Salon Pit Stop #264. My shares are 65, 66, and 67. Wishing you a beautiful day.

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    1. I'll head over and check them out; thank you!

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  10. How lovely to get away. The B&B looks lovely . Good food and a wonderful experience.

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  11. Oh my friend, what a charming place! I’m so glad you got away, you deserve a sweet break! Love where you stayed in the food of course look delicious!

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    1. Thank you! It was a wonderful break away from it all.

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  12. Judging by the photos, everything was just perfect: place, food, staff, atmosphere. Yay, for a wonderful experience!

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    1. Thank you! It's rare for a place to tick all the boxes for me but this one really did.

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  13. What a wonderful getaway. The inn looks so gorgeous and inviting, those touches really add a lovely element to the whole experience. I can totally understand why you can't wait to go back.
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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  14. What a wonderful experience. The customer service can make or break the trip, so I loved reading how great it was.
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    Jodie
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    1. It sure can and the customer service was fabulous.

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  15. What a beautiful place to stay! My husband and I were in Maine for 3 weeks after we first married, and we talked about how fun it would be to open a bed and breakfast there someday...I have never forgotten this. I love all those little touches that make things special.

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    1. Yes! I've always thought that might be fun too.

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  16. Oh my goodness - how beautiful! I swear there's nothing better than New England-esque summers!

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  17. What a cute little getaway! I wish this was closer to us as we need a vacation!

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    1. I seem to always be on the lookout for cute little getaways!

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  18. Thanks for sharing this amazing B&B! I looks perfect. My family and do lots of National Park trips so I will keep this place in mind when Acadia comes up. This summer it's Rocky Mountain National Park.

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    1. We went there last year! We really liked the Rocky Mountains a lot and our favorite trail (of the only 3 hikes we managed to squeeze in) was to Grotto falls; it was a pretty easy hike and you could walk right behind the waterfall.

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  19. Joanne, this looks like such a nice B&B. I would love to go back and visit more of Maine.

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    1. It was delightful. I have yet to find anywhere on the Maine coast that I haven't fallen in love with.

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  20. What a gorgeous property, that carriage house is so lovely! All the food looks amazing too! Sim x Hopping over from #SSPS

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  22. Oh my goodness!!!! I am ooohing and ahhhing over all your pictures! I want to go and stay where you stayed.

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  23. What a cute place! It is just adorable! And all of the food looks delicious! I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful time!

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  24. What a dreamy location! And that food looks delish.

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