Hearthside B&B

Address: 7 High Street, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, United States | B&B
 
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
 

How has this b&b rated in the past?

  What's this?
Discover trends in hotel experiences based on real traveler reviews and ratings. Mouse over circles to see what some travelers had to say.

Location

This B&B, located on 7 High Street, Bar Harbor, is near Lulu Lobster Boat, National Park Sea Kayak Tours, Atlantic Climbing School, and Abbe Museum.
Map this b&b

Description

       

    Historical Traveler Reviews Hearthside B&B Bar Harbor

    What a wonderful place!

    from

    Barry and Susan are the best innkeepers ever. We enjoyed our trip so much that we are already planning a trip next summer. The breakfasts are wonderful, and the rooms are superb. The bed is the best that we have slept in. You won't regret coming to this B&B!

    Plan to Visit Hearthside Again

    from

    Hearthside is one of the best B&Bs we've ever had the opportunity to stay at. Due to scheduling conflicts we ended up staying in three different B&Bs or inns in Bar Harbor on this one trip, and Hearthside was by far the best. The room we stayed in (Emily Dickinson) was well-decorated and well-kept. The B&B itself is only a block or so away from the 'action' of Bar Harbor, yet the street was quiet so we could sleep or rest when we wanted. Owners Barry and Susan and assistant Bonnie were always available and helpful with suggestions with places to visit or things to do. Barry even gave us a coupon he had for a discount at a local company. This was our first time visiting Hearthside, but we encountered many couples who have returned repeatedly. Now we can see why.

    The Most Enjoyable B&B in the Country!

    from

    Of all the B&Bs we have stayed in, this is by far the best! Susan and Barry charm their guests in every way. The inn, originally a Doctor's house, is solid, luxurious, and spacious. Susan's wonderful breakfasts always start the day right for the endless activities Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have to offer. The Hearthside is in town. All the restaurants and shops are just a step away. Ginger and I cannot imagine a more relaxing way to spend a vacation. Make a reservation and I am sure you will agree!

    A Victorian Gem

    from

    It was a real stroke of luck that brought us to the Hearthside Inn in Bar Harbor. The B&B where we originally planned to stay was full, so they directed us to Susan and Barry Schwartz, hosts of the wonderful Hearthside Inn Bed and Breakfast. We were delighted to find out that this beautiful Victorian-style Inn was located in a very quiet neighborhood, but within easy walking distance to the waterfront and its activities, great restaurants and just a short drive from Acadia National Park.

    The atmosphere is warm and relaxed with no pretenses. The common areas are inviting and homey and each guest room is themed and beautifully decorated. As photographers traveling with a lot of camera gear, we were very happy to get a room on the first floor and were "taken back in time" in the Winston Churchill room with a fireplace and adjoining porch.

    We took early morning walks to the harbor and photographed lobstermen readying their boats and heading out to sea, then headed back to the Inn and enjoyed very hearty and delicious breakfasts and great conversations with the other guests.

    Susan and Barry are not just owners of a B&B in Bar Harbor, but are year-round residents who love the area and the many activities each season provides. Their love of skiing, hiking and canoeing enables them to share first-hand experiences and advice.

    In the short time we were there, we felt so comfortable and at home with Susan and Barry that we invited them to visit us in Wisconsin. We were sorry when our stay ended and look forward to returning soon.

    Great B&B

    from

    Wonderful B&B, comfortable, quiet, and delicious breakfast. We met some wonderful people and had a great time. It was a great experience and we will stay again. We recommend this B&B to everyone.

    Wonderful People Treasured Friends

    from

    Wonderful Times Treasured Memories. This is the Hearthside logo and it's an understatement. Wonderful People and Treasured Friends should be added. My wife and I have just returned home from our 8th visit (the last six in annual succession) with Susan and Barry at the Hearthside. While we truly love Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, the Hearthside is the reason we keep coming back. The Inn, with its Victorian decor, is charming and comfortable. It's very evident that Susan and Barry love the house and care for its every detail. Every room is unique with its own theme. The Hearthside's location is ideal - right in the heart of Bar Harbor. Everything the town has to offer - quality restaurants, fun shops, water cruises, bus access to the Park, and other attractions are all within a five minute walk of the Inn's High Street location. The breakfasts are excellent, delicious and creative! We were there for eight days in a row and there was not a repeat! In fact, the breakfasts can last one through the day to dinner! Every afternoon at 4:00 there's tea (lemonade on hot days) and home made cookies, a terrific treat when returning from a vigorous hike in the Park. Susan and Barry are more than innkeepers. They are friendly, gracious hosts who truly care for their guests. They can offer experienced advice and recommendations on restaurants, attractions, even which trails in the Park are difficult and easy. If you need a pair of binoculars to take on a whale watch, they'll provide them. They'll call in your reservations for dinner. In short, they make you feel at home, be you there for only one night or a many-year return guest. The Hearthside is a very special place well worth the visit. You'll want to come back.

    We love the Hearthside!

    from

    My boyfriend and I have been returning to the Hearthside for going on 7 years. In our minds, this Inn is topnotch and we have stayed at many over the years.

    The rooms and general common areas are impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. The breakfasts are hearty and delicious and the location is terrific- we can walk to restaurants and shopping from the Inn.

    The Inn's owners and hosts, Susan and Barry, are extremely gracious, gregarious and always make the stay feel homey, without being overbearing!

    We will continue to visit the Hearthside whenever we're in Bar Harbor!

    Loved it for the 10th visit

    from

    We have stayed with Susan and Barry for the

    10th time and we will be staying at the Hearthside

    for the 11th time in late October. The Hearthside

    is an excellent B & B. They always treat us like it

    is our home. Susan and Barry prepare a very

    appetizing and tasty breakfast every morning,

    then have tea and pastries in the afternoon. They

    are always going the extra mile with regard to

    being professional, courteous and helpful. They

    provide books and maps for Acadia National Park

    and are always eager to give one tips and directions

    for the roads and trails. Their rooms are always

    beautiful and are very cleanly.

    This is why we keep coming back to stay at the

    Hearthside. We do not fix something that is not

    broken. We usually stay for a week and can't wait

    until our next trip. Can't say enough about Susan

    and Barry. I would recommend the Hearthside to

    anyone and once you stay, you will come back.

    We have stayed at other B & B's until we found

    the Hearthside, and we found a home. Truly a

    beautiful home and the service provided is unfounded at other B & B's and hotels. Barry and

    Susan, keep up the good work.

    A place where you are always made to feel special

    from

    I was actually a guest back in 1987 the first year that Barry and Susan owned the inn. I had such a wonderful vacation experience that I always talked about wanting to return to Bar Harbor and specifically to stay at the Hearthside because I remembered the warmth and graciousness of both the inn and the innkeepers.

    In 1998 I got my wish to return. It was a surprise that my husband had cooked up as a gift for our honeymoon. He had never been to Maine and had always heard me speak fondly of my stay at the Hearthside.

    When we arrived at the inn, it was as if I had just been there yesterday and that Barry and Susan were old friends. That is how they make everyone feel. As though you are special. We have been returning almost every year ever since our honey moon because of that.

    The inn itself has it's own charm. We have stayed in three of the rooms in the inn (Wuthering Heights, Emily Dickinson, and Winston Churchill). Each has it's own distinct style and Victorian grace. No two rooms are alike and some have special amentities such as jacuzzi tubs and working fireplaces. Believe me after a day of hiking in the woods, there is nothing nicer and more romantic than coming back to the inn and taking a jacuzzi and lying on your bed in front of a crackling fire. Each room is provided with an alarm clock radio/CD player for convenience, but as a special bonus each room is given a small assortment of relaxing CDs to help you unwind, relax and lull you to a restful sleep on ivitingly comfortable beds.

    Great pains are taken to make sure that no one goes hungry at breakfast. Barry and Susan serve up some terrific things for breakfast (omelettes with your choice of fillings, baked apple french toast, blueberry pancakes, quiche) and there is always juice, fresh fruit, assorted cereals, fresh baked goods, and bagels for those that have a different take on what's for breakfast. The coffee is always hot fresh and just the way you like it, regular of decaf.

    Afternoon tea is always served at 4pm and there are always fresh homebaked goodies to have with it. Often during tea time Barry or Susan will stick around to find out what you did during the day and chat with you about the various things that might be fun to do during the remainder of you stay, or make suggestions about good restaurants that are always within walking distance from the inn.

    For my husband and I we could not imagine staying anywhere else when we vacation in Mt Desert Island. The Hearthside Inn is where we began our life's journey together and we return each time knowing that we will be welcomed as though we had never left.

    Hearthside - fantastic room, fantastic food, fantastic innkeepers

    from

    We have stayed at the Hearthside Inn for the last 2 years when we visit Bar Harbor (which is 2 weeks every fall) and we love it! Susan and Barry Schwartz, the owners and innkeepers are charming, funny, and warm. Susan (who does most but not all of the cooking) is a fantastic cook - breakfasts in the cozy dining room vary from delicious egg dishes to mouth watering pancakes or waffles to french toast to die for, with all sorts of fresh fruit and sides of bagels, muffins, toast, etc. - and even cereal for those who'd like a lighter start. And since breakfast is served at one large table you get a chance to meet other guests and have a leisurely talk over eggs and bacon, while Barry and Susan juggle serving and joining in the general breakfast banter.

    Our room, called "Emily Dickenson" (every room has a name and a distinct personality) is wonderfully inviting and spacious, with a four poster queen size bed, 2 comfy chairs and a gas fireplace, and the bathroom includes a tub with jacuzzi jets for those afternoons after a strenuous hike when the muscles need some time to relax.

    Located on a side street in town you can walk to any restaurant or shop in 5-10 minutes, and one of the things I love is taking a pre-breakfast early morning walk thru town and along the ocean - the perfect way to wake up as far as I'm concerned. In the evening we generally leave our car behind and go on foot to one of our favorite restaurants.

    We already have our reservations made for this coming October, and we can't wait to be back at this favorite spot of ours!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hearthside B&B Bar Harbor

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

    Travel Blogs from Bar Harbor

    Starting our US Trip in Maine!

    A travel blog entry by bigfoot_travels on Oct 16, 2014

    26 photos

    Weeks on the Road 20 weeks
    Travel by Motorhome: 12,882km
    Travel by Car: 5,939km
    Total Travel:18,821km
    Wildlife Sightings: Deer in Acadia NP


    Sorry for the late posting of this blog, no Wiffi in our last campsite! Now as I try to recall what we did it seems like ions ago as we've done so much in 10 days it's scary!!

    October 7th 2014 - Off we go on another East Coast Adventure! We said a sad goodbye ...

    Tuesday Date Night

    A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Jul 30, 2014

    4 photos

    ... lobster pound before, and honestly, had no idea what he was in for. When we pulled into the parking lot just off the road, Mark could not stop grinning from ear to ear. From watching them select his lobster, to watching them cook in the salt water steamers outside, the kid was in heaven. We sat outside under the covered patio and I walked him through the lobster picking process (thanks, mom!). He was slow and methodical at first, but picked up ...

    Acadia in the sun

    A travel blog entry by christinewesten on Sep 15, 2013

    3 photos

    ... the fuss over the popovers. I prefer a nice biscuit but they aren’t famous for biscuits. The first popover I had today was a little burnt but the second one was better. They are best eaten quickly before they cool too much and become hard. They are served with butter and strawberry preserves. I also had the house blend tea and it was pretty good! It is nice to sit and relax after a morning of walking.

    Caught the ...

    Downeast, harrington, bar harbor

    A travel blog entry by phoebeandmillow on Jul 29, 2013

    3 comments, 15 photos

    ... day when it rained, we went to bar harbor for breakfast and some shopping. We had a sunny day and took a nature cruise around the island and saw, bald eagles, peregrin falcons, gray seals harbor seals, common eider, guillemot, and of course cormorants and seagulls. Another day we walked around Cadillac mountain. The views were tremendous but hordes of people, we even went early. We saw the fog over the sea and there was pretty much a 360 degree ...

    Ba Ha Ba (Bar Harbour in Boston Accent!)

    A travel blog entry by tan13_ocanada on Jul 22, 2013

    21 photos

    ... going to spoil our lunch! We then crossed the US border at Calais, which the Americans pronounce as "callous", and not the more elegant French way. We all had to get off of the bus this time and walk into the facility to show our passports, while the officials went on and checked the bus, they trusted us going into Canada from America but not coming back! Perhaps they were concerned we had some wildlife stashed away somewhere, it certainly wouldn't have been a ...