Kingsleigh Inn 1904

373 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Maine, 04679-1426, United States | B&B
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All good things must come to an end...

A travel blog entry by debdewalt


... back on Eastern standard time. What I know I have learned, or at least been reminded of

…travel is a wonderful opportunity to keep our minds and attitudes open. The shear pleasure and excitement of living amongst cultures and people that are unlike our norm is something that we should all do as often as possible.
…. that I have just calllenged myself physically, emotionally and socially and I ...

Welcome to my New Zealand Adventure

A travel blog entry by debdewalt


It has been four years since I have taken a solo travel adventure. In 2010 I drove from Southwest harbor ME to San Francisco CA taking the month of February to visit with friends , family and to experience a solo drive across our country. It was a wonderful adventure and one I am so glad I did but four years later, I'm ready for a different challenge. A lot changes in four years. My children are older, more established, being challenged in their individual ways and ...

Penobscot Mountain via Jordans cliff trail

A travel blog entry by juliephilip


... right up our street.

We woke up though to a low mist hugging the bay, so took our time getting out so see if the mist would clear. By 11ish, it hadn't much, but we packed the car for all eventualities and set out for Jordans Pond. Incredibly, when we got there, there was no mist or cloud, so after a tussle for a car parking space, we were booted up, lunch packed and after a debate of whether we needed waterproofs ...


A travel blog entry by juliephilip


First day on Mount Desert Island. We woke fairly early, partly due to the clear sunny morning and partly that unusually, the bedrooms don't have blinds or curtains. Our room downstairs had some very light blinds, but it still seemed to get light very early. The first day in a new place is always a bit of a recce day for us, so the plan was to go into Bar Harbor, get our park pass for the week, a trail map and check out kayaking, cycling and ...

On to Maine and points beyond

A travel blog entry by mnoble61


... property. Heather's daughter Gail is with us for 2 days. We (well, not Quinci) have been friends all the way back to the mid to late 70s when we hung out at their Flathead lake home---back then we were all known as the Polson Surfing Association but that is another story. Heather is 80 and still so full of life and stories, that it is hard to leave. But I must tell one story-Heather was married to her first husband who had a ...

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This B&B, located on 373 Main St, Southwest Harbor, is near Maine State Sea Kayak, Quiet Side Cafe & Ice Cream Shop, Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving, and CAT Ferry.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Kingsleigh Inn 1904 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.

    Fabulous Stay


    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.

    Sheer Excellence


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Kingsleigh Inn 1904 Southwest Harbor

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding