The Central House
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Central House Bar Harbor
It's unique for us to be traveling without the motorhome, so we were pleased to find this cozy inn right in the middle of Bar Harbor at an affordable price. Although the bed didn't look like the Queen size described, it slept like one, and was firm, comfortable, and just what we needed. In the sunroom, a Keurig coffeemaker stood at the ready 24 hours a day, with a variety of coffees, teas, and decaf versions of both drinks, as well. The little cafe across the street was perfect for breakfast the next morning as we prepared for our second half-day exploration of Acadia National Park (5 minutes away). As an historic building, it's been beautifully updated and maintained for the comfort of today's guests. Cleanliness to the "nth" degree, and a welcoming manager/hostess. Their free Wi-Fi didn't work in the front lower level of the inn (we were in room 101).
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After a long Carriage Road walk, we left the wilds of Acadia and headed to civilization. Within minutes we were cruising along Bar Harbor's bustling Main Street. Shops, cafes and B & B's lined the historic village streets. We scored a parking spot down by the harbor. A sleepy waterfront scene greeted us, lobster boats lulled …
... around this beautiful coast!
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... get some information on hiking trails.
We took the loop bus around the park, again FREE, to see the different areas where we might do some hiking. We got off at the Jordan Pond House, a restaurant in the park, to have one of there famous popovers, and a cappuccino. The popovers served with butter and strawberry jam were very good. It was a nice way to end our day!!
... compared to the others which we liked. It’s really quiet and a little bit of a walk from the road.
The next morning we set out for Wonderland Trail at low tide. The path led you through the woods until you reached the rocky coast. The ranger at our campground told us the best time to go is at low tide so you can explore the tide pools that are created when the sea retreats (low tide= near noon, high tide= near 8:00pm-ranging). We hiked along the rugged coast ...
... but that has not made its way here yet. Some Bar Harbor technology entrepreneur will be rich some dsy. We stared out down into the Park. It is wonderful and fascinating. Much more than you can see in two days. In fact the portion that is traveled by Auto is really only about a third of the park land. We only made it halfway around the circle with brief stops at Thunder Hole and some other stops for some rock climbing and picture taking. We drove back to ...