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 …
... we got to Bar Harbor, we were dead. We got a hotel at for $99 in a cheap "Bates Motel" like place and then had dinner in Bar Harber at Paddy's Irish Pub. The food was actually really good. Jess had a seafood stew with lobster, fish, and shrimp and I had a salad...lame. Both meals were excellent though.
By the time we got back to the hotel, cleaned up, and I checked emails, it was 11:00 PM.
... and outdoor recreation. There are beaches and small stores
that stay open year round. This area is more than just a summer
location. I would recommend going to the beach, stopping at the
shops, and then catching a movie at Reel Pizza.
Website Links for Attractions:
Sherman Books: http://www.shermans.com/
Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium: http://www.benandbills.com/index2.html< br> ...
Waking up after a night of continuous rain, we quickly made our wet, bedraggled way to Bar Harbour ignoring the threatening clouds along the way. The marine sun blessed us with some warmth and we had a great wander through the shops of this cute coastal town that is all set up for the cruise ship crowd. Stella was welcomed everywhere and even sat under our table as we ate a delicious lobster roll and lobster Mac and cheese( recently voted by Paula Dean as one of the top 10 in USA). ...
... How disappointing. It was a wonderful boat ride, the captain and his assistant were fabulous hosts, and it was great to be on the water on a day when the cruise ships had unloaded fifty gazillion people into the tiny town of Bar Harbor, spoiling and kind of enjoyable sightseeing on shore. But I really missed seeing my whale. Can't check that one off the bucket list, and least not this trip! But you can't win them all, and I'm not going to let it spoil my trip!