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Historical Traveler Reviews Kingsleigh Inn Southwest Harbor
Wonderful inn and great innkeepers
We stayed at the Kingleigh for six nights in July 2005. The inn is wonderful, the innkeepers (Dana and Greg) are great. The breakfasts (in the dining room or on the porch) are delicious, and the photos on the web site are accurate for once. The Inn is a great place to relax and read (no TV or phone), or to use as a base for excursions to Acadia National Park and surrounding areas. Dana and Greg can help you sort through the many choices you have for activities and dining, and are a great source of local information (in addition to being a lot of fun). Southwest Harbor is a nice little town -- big enough to have good restaurants and shops, but removed from all the craziness a few miles away at Bar Harbor. We highly recommend a stay at the Kingsleigh. Ask for a room on the back side if you want the most peace and quiet. And tell Dana and Greg that the "NC Troublemakers" recommended the inn.
Our stay at the inn was beyond expectations. We enjoyed the warmly decorated 3rd floor suite with its ocean view. Innkeepers Dana and Greg did everything to accomodate our stay. The breakfasts were not only delicious but wonderfully presented and it afforded us a time to chat with and get to know other guests. There are many diversion nearby, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling or just walking the quaint streets. We stayed 3 nights this year, but are planning a trip back next year for an entire week.
Perfect for any occasion
We stayed at the Kingsleigh Inn for our honeymoon in June 2005. I have to say, I have stayed at many B&Bs and I have never had such a wonderful experience. Dana and Greg were perfect hosts. The breakfasts were beyond delicious and they had wonderful recommendations for activities and dinners. They even went out of their way to make reservations for us for dinner one night. Additionally, my husband's birthday fell on one of the days we stayed there and Dana added a candle to his breakfast and had us all sing happy birthday.
The little touches of the Inn are the best part: they have little kits with makeup remover, nail files etc, slippers and robes, chocolate and other candies in the room and fresh coffee every morning.
We stayed in the Hawthorne room. We walked through most of the other rooms (including the Chelsea) and found our room to be the best. It had a cute, private deck that overlooked the bay.
We had the honeymoon package which included cheese tray (crackers, pate, cheese and olives) as well as champange and chocolate dipped strawberries. One suggestion, ask for your cheese tray one day and the strawberries another...it is a lot of food for your first evening there!
If you are going to Mount Desert Island, there is NO better place to stay than the Kingsleigh Inn.
We spent only one night at the Kingsleigh Inn on the night that I proposed to my fiance. We were so pleased with our experience and the hosts Dana and Greg were outstanding. The Inn is immaculate and truly lived up to our first ever B&B stay expectations. We stayed in The Waverly room which was perfectly cozy. Breakfast the next morning was delicious as well.
If you're looking for a great restaurant in the area, Fiddler's Green just down the street is wonderful.
What a B&B experience should be
By far the best B&B experience of the last few years. The owners Dana and Greg are true "naturals" in their roles. They sincerely want their guests to have the best experience. They were quite helpful in answering, even anticipating, our needs and questions. Breakfasts are deliciously original. The inn is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Homemade cookies and espresso machine as well as numerous teas are available at all times.
We wholeheartedly recommend The Kingsleigh Inn.
A terrific B&B
Loved the Kingsleigh Inn. Charming hosts, marvelous breakfasts and wonderful coffee available at all times. Beautifully decorated with many extra touches (robes in rooms, truffles and port wine also). Away from the hubbub of Bar Harbor but close enough to see everything easily.
Wonderful restaurant - Red Sky - around the corner. The inn and restaurant are open all year if you are interested in cross country skiing or just getting away.
Great B & B
Our brief two day stay at the Kingsleigh was wonderful. The house has great furnishings, and cozy rooms. Our room, the Chelsea, had a wonderful deck overlooking Southwest harbor. Dana and Greg were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Dana's breakfast was truly wonderful! A great place to stay on the "quiet side of the island".
Two Thumbs Up, Way Up
The Kingsleigh Inn is a charming and comfortable inn. The backside of the house has a nice porch where you can eat breakfast, and a hammock where you can take a rest after a day of hiking. The breakfasts were both bountiful and delicious, and homemade treats were always available in the afternoon and evening. A glass a port and chocolate truffles was replenished after each evening in your room. The innkeepers were very nice and offered great advice on what to do on the island. The bottom line is that our experience at the Kingsleigh Inn was as good as any other B&B we have stayed at, including many that are more expensive. We would return again without hesitation.
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