Aysgarth Station Bed and Breakfast
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I write this blog from atop the highest bed in Maine. Possibly the highest in New England. In fact, possibly the highest in the USA. If I roll over in the night, I am likely to do some serious damage should I fall the full height from bed to floor. I may attach a sheet around me, parachute-style just in case…
I jump ahead. We wake up …
... for the meal I sent back. For us this was a 2/5.
Next day we went to the Café This Way on Rodick Street to get lobster rolls. Well, we paid nearly $50 US for two lobster rolls on hot dog buns with chips (not fries) just chips. Waaaayyyyy overpriced! And again only so-so… maybe 3/5. Enough said..
The final night of our stay at Bar Harbour we decided to take another chance and treat ourselves to Italian…Mama DiMatteo’s – one word - Devine!!! It ...
... and took some pictures. Then it was back to the shuttle for a ride back to the campground.
We spent the afternoon reading, napping and watching a movie. Ahhh! It felt like a vacation day. Dinner was a bit out of the norm though. A local lobster shack has a call-in order meal for folks in the campground. They deliver two lobsters, corn and crab claws right to your campsite. Clay and I wanted lobster so ...
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Jane and Steve are very friendly hosts who serve delicious breakfasts and tasty afternoon snacks at their family-style table, which is conducive to visiting with the other guests. Our room was very comfortable, and we appreciated connecting our laptop to the wireless internet service when we had to "check in" with work and family. They also gave good advice on hiking locations in the park and restaurants. We wanted an authentic lobster experience, and they suggested a lobster pound right on the water for "the real deal." We have stayed in many B&Bs: this is one of the best. Especially if you like hospitable cats, this is your place.
What started out as a spur of the moment day trip from Boston ended up in Bar Harbor. Not knowing where we would end up when we left, we got some information from a welcome center. After calling and finding one B&B closed, and an unpleasant conversation with another B&B about a later arrival, we stumbled on Aysgarth Station. What a delight! After assuring us a late arrival was no problem, the owners checked us in and got us out so we could get dinner. We appreciated their assistance as we were unaware that things closed so early in the winter there. We enjoyed a great breakfast the next morning, Jane made us some fantastic Omelette's and fresh baked muffins that were very good. She also helped us plan some sight seeing in the park, which we did not even know was open, but can be accessed by a out of the way entrance off season. While we were only there one night, it was memorable enough to us to want to return again. We had a great time and would recommend it to anyone.
Best breakfast in town
I have stayed here for a week on two different occasions and both visits were excellent. Jane and Steve were both very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts were amazing, the best I have ever had, with a different menu every day. Jane and Steve were very helpful and willing to answer questions about the town and Acadia. When I go back to Bar Harbor this year I won't even look at another Inn, I will stay here again.
From the moment we arrived we knew that this was going to be a great stay. Upon entering the house we were formally "greeted" by the owners three cats (can't remember their names but my wife's favorite was the gray one) and right behind them was Steve, one of the owners. Steve carried our bags to our room (first time ever at a B&B) and along the way gave us a bit of history behind the Inn. It had been a long day of driving so we wanted to go straight to our room and relax. When we got to the room all I could say was "WOW"! We've stayed at plenty of B&B's prior to this but the accomodations were incredible.
Best of the Best
Aysgarth Station is the best pick of Bar Harbor. It is a great location and just minutes from all the shops, restaurants, and site seeing adventures. The breakfasts are outstanding and I have never been treated better. I could not have asked for better hosts. Aysgarth Station is the place to stay in Bar Harbor.
Best Shower of the holiday
My partner reckons that Aysgarth had the best shower of our 21 day holiday in the NE of USA.
We both thought the house was lovely and it is obvious that Jane and Steve had put a great deal of thought and effort into the decor. Jane serves up a lovely breakfast and as we were the only guests we were spoiled rotten.
Her knowledge of the local area led us to places we might have missed. As it is off season many places were closed but we still managed to dine well locally. We enjoyed our stay and I would not hesitate to recommend them and when we do our leaf peeping tour in 3-4 years you can bet that we will be back for a return visit.
Do not stay in the Henley Room. This room is on the ground floor right next to the dining room. Breakfast is served at 8 am and it is extremely noisy from 8-10 am if you are not an early riser.
Great Little place
This inn can't be beat. Within walking distance to Bar Harbor but away from the noisiness and crowding of the town. The inn is absolutely beautiful. Its a small place which the owners have decorated with beautiful antiques. Jane and her husband cook full breakfasts every morning and cater to the guests every whim. They even provide sodas & juice in a small refrigerator which is located in the dining room.
If you want some old fashioned hospitality, then this is the place to go.
Friendly and welcoming!
We were welcomed very warmly on a rainy Saturday morning, and our room was very spacious with a HUGE bathroom and comfortable bed. Locally made soap, shampoo, and lip balm were even supplied. It was less than a five minute walk to the shops and restaurants/bars and a short drive to Cadillac Mountain!! The price was a steal for the quality and location of this inn. Definitely will return for future stays. (Rooms have air conditioners in them as well!)