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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We took the Ocean Path Trail from Otter Point to Sand Beach. It was a beautiful hike of just over 2 miles along the rocky coast of the Atlantic Ocean. There were several coves and one place called Thunder Hole where the water comes into the rocks and bounces off the rocks making a sound just like thunder.
We had taken our lunch and as we were eating we watched some rock/cliff climbers. It was cool to watch but isn't ...
... happen, so we considered ourselves very lucky.
We caught the shuttle at Thunder Hole and rode the rest of that particular route through the park and back to the village. The last shuttle took us back to the campground where we grilled hot dogs for dinner. We ended a great day sitting outside and then watching some television and playing cards. Today was restful, tomorrow will be a busy day in ...
... a bike or a motorcycle and is also good for seven days. At first, we were not thrilled to pay the fee, but once in the park we realized that the fee was definitely worth the price. Besides, it was good for an entire week. (Park hours and fees - including information on fee free days.)
Once you are into the park, you then have lots of choices as to what to do. You can park at a number of different locations and hike one of the ...
... br> Bellies full, and lack of sleep catching up, we went back to the tent for a nap. Following asleep to the waves lapping against the shore five paces from your tent is pretty fantastic. I felt incredibly lucky for the 10 seconds I was awake.
We awoke refreshed and doubled back to visit Penobscot Narrows bridge and observatory. The bridge is a modern technical and architectural marvel. I'm not technical or architectural so I won't even attempt to explain why. I'm sure ...
... lakes and a Mountain! The beach is a surprise as it is a great sheltered bay with a wide white sandy beach. Would be fantastic on a hot sunny day! Lots of Lookouts on the rocky coast drive! Highlight is the drive up Cadillac Mt which is 1,700 ft and offers a 360 degree view of Maine as far as you can see. By now the sun is out in full force and we have a picnic lunch at the top ...