Bass Cottage Inn
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An ample breakfast, more chatting with our hosts in Alma a nd we were off again. So far we have driven about 3,400 miles). But it was a quicjk trip into Fundy National Park and we were soon out of the car again to embark on the first of three walks, one to a waterfall, one to a beach, and one to Caribou Plains (no Caribou and no Plains but plenty of trees, a peat bog and Beaver ponds - but no beavers)
Then South ...
... some long walks with Paula & Scot and their dog – Scamp. On some of these walks, their neighbor Marty accompanied us with her dog Cubby. Since Jeff and I are thinking of getting a dog once we’re finished with our travels, this was good practice for us. We also had a chance to explore some of Maine’s cute and quaint towns located on the Mid-Coast. Visiting the towns of Camden, Rockport, Rockland, Belfast, Bar Harbor ...
... and bitter winds. It's a bit more masculine than the Washington coast, I thought. The park is gorgeous, and you can sit out on the rock cliffs and just stare at the ocean. We were very fortunate to be there on a sunny day. The days on either side of that day were stormy.
We had lunch in Bar Harbor, which is kind of an upscale, touristy spot. Our lunch was pretty nondescript, but it included frozen custard, which was another first for us. Mmmm. Then we ...
Kim fell in love with Bar Harbor - could move there in a minute, if it weren't for their cold winters, so for one last glimse of this wonderful little harbor town, we took one last walk along the harbor trail and took some final photos for memories.
... sun was shining brightly all afternoon.
We came off the trail just in time to catch the last loop shuttle that was running. We took the shuttle to the Jordan Pond area so that we could try to have a cup of tea and a popover (it is kind of like a danish with fruit filling). The movie we watched showed us people sitting out back the restaurant with a great view eating their popovers. Unfortunately we were not allowed to do take out and they ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bass Cottage Inn Bar Harbor
Wonderful stay at Bass Cottage Inn
Our three-night stay at the Bass Cottage Inn was simply wonderful. The new owners of the Inn have done a terrific job in restoring it - it is 1st class all the way! The common areas of the house are beautiful - the woodwork, furnishings, decorating make it all very special. Each of the guest rooms has it's own special charm. The daily breakfast offerings were out of this world. It's location in the middle of Bar Harbor made it very convenient. All this, combined with competant and very friendly staff made our stay very enjoyable. Highly recommended!
Nice People; Great Location
My wife and I lucked out and found the Bass Cottage Inn. The location can't be beat and the owners are wonderful. We liked it because it had more of an "inn" type of feeling than a B&B. The breakfasts were incredible and the advice on places to eat/go was right on. We would stay here a 100 more times if we could.
Raises the bar for Maine bed and breakfasts
We had a wonderful time at this bed and breakfast located on a quiet street walking distance to the town center. Rooms were newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Maine lobster aside, their breakfast was one of the best meals we had in the town. We will definitely stay there again when we visit Bar Harbor next time
Bliss at the Bass Cottage
We've just spent three nights at the Bass Cottage during a two week trip around New England. It was without doubt the highlight of our trip. Jeff, our host, could not have been more charming or welcoming, and the inn itself was amazingly homely and comfortable.
Bass Cottage is in the heart of Bar Harbour, but hidden away from the main streets of the town. We stayed in room 3 - the largest of the rooms, since it was off-season and we had our pick of the rooms (we were the only guests for two of our three nights). The room is in the corner of the first floor (second floor if you're American) and has double aspect windows which catch the sun in the mornings. We had an enormous king bed with the comfiest pillows I've ever slept on. The room also featured a fireplace which was just the thing after a day out whale-watching. Our bathroom also had a jacuzzi bath big enough for two - again pretty handy after a 10 mile cycle around Eagle Lake!
One of the most memorable things about our stay was the amazing breakfasts - different every day, and featuring the delicious chicken-apple sausage mentioned by other reviewers. There's also a guest-pantry where you can help yourself to hot and cold drinks and cookies from the afternoon onwards. I believe that during the busier months, the innkeepers also have a wine tasting session each afternoon.
We originally planned to stay two nights, but became so comfortable at Bass Cottage that we extented our stay - we'd have happily stayed longer, but were planning to see more of New England - and anyway the inn was about to shut up for the winter.
Our thanks to Jeff (and Teri whom we didn't sadly get to meet) for a wonderful stay. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Bar Harbour - and we'll be back :)
Spent an amazing honeymoon at Bass Cottage Inn!
My husband and I spent our honeymoon here during the last week in August, and had the most wonderful time. This place is amazing, and we felt completely at home. The highlight of every day for us was breakfast, where they served a complete, three-course meal. For starters, there was always some type of baked good (muffin, pastry, etc.), followed by fresh fruit, yogurt, or something similar, and ending with a choice of either pancakes/waffles/french toast or an egg/omelette/scramble-type of entree. The breakfasts were simply out-of-this world.
We also looked forward to the evenings, when wine and hors d'oeuvres were served on the patio. Also, the 24-hour guest pantry was great - they had coffee, tea, water, soda, and baked goods available at all times.
Our room was very homey and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the whirlpool tub in the bathroom - after a long day of hiking, sightseeing, etc. it was definitely a treat. I honestly cannot think of one bad thing about our stay.
All in all, we had a fantastic time at the Bass Cottage Inn. Even though the place is a little more expensive than what we can normally afford, it is worth every penny!! We will definitely be staying here again the next time we are in Bar Harbor.
Had a business trip to Bar Harbor and decided to make it a bit of a vacation also. Could not have picked a better place to stay then the Bass Cottage.
Right in the "downtown" but far enough off the main streets to be private and quiet. Very nice rooms, the common areas of the inn are beautiful and the breakfast is outstanding.
Two VERY nice extras- a wine hour in the evening and a 24 hour "pantry" for the guests with hot and cold drinks and baked goods.
The hosts and staff are friendly and helpful.
Great place to stay
Perfect spot in a perfect place
We stayed four nights in August at this inn and thought it was wonderful. The accomadations and first class and the warmth of the the owners, Terrie and Jeff, and the entire staff makes the stay a memorable one. We woke each day witht certain excitement to see what was on tap for breakfast and were never disappointed by the options. The wine social at the end of the day is a great touch to meet fellow guests and prepare for a night on the town. Bar Harbor is one of our favorite spots anywhere and now the Bass Cottage Inn will be our "go to" spot when we visit.
I left my heart in Bar Harbor...
The absolute best place to stay with the most amazing hosts ever! Every detail was completed to perfection. The owners Teri and Jeff made my boyfriend and I feel as if we were visiting family. The house and the rooms were decorated with such class and style yet mixed with right amount of drama. The Bass Cottage Inn was the most spotless hotel/B+B that I have ever seen. It was as though we were the first people to ever stay in our room. Every detail from the scent of the room and the presentation of the delicious food to the rubber ducky in the bath tube, added to this amazing experience. The Bass Cottage Inn is the only place where we will stay while in Bar Harbor, Maine. I cannot wait to go back in the fall! Thanks Teri, Jeff and the wonderful staff!
P.S. I cannot stop thinking about the homemade bread and hummus and my breakfasts garnished with a fresh flower-Ahh!
Wonderful stay over the summer
I stayed here over the summer, and my only regret is not booking the Inn for a longer stay. The Inn keepers are wonderful people who did a beautiful job restoring the inn. Words can not describe how tastefully done, a credit to both the inn keepers and the skills trade workers.
Our stay started out with wonderful news, our room was re-booked to a family because it had adjoining doors to another room, so they bumped us up to the best suite in the Inn and didn't charge us a penny extra.
The food was out of this world, we had chicken-apple sausage one morning with our breakfast that was to die for.
Make sure you attend the cocktail hour in the evening, the appetizers were always yummy and they made sure there was plenty of wine to drink. It was also a great way to interact with the other couples staying at the inn and share adventures and get ideas of things to do.
Bar Harbor itself is a great place, I plan on going back and staying at the Bass Cottage Inn again. I have traveled all over the world and can't think of a more pleasant experience then my stay here.
We are very hard markers but there was no doubt in our minds that this inn deserves a 10 out of 10. Our recent stay at the Bass Cottage Inn was just wonderful. The inn is elegantly furnished and tastefully decorated. We were in comfortable and welcoming surroundings made even more so by the very attentive inn-keepers and their staff. The gourmet breakfasts served in the sun filled dinning room were a delight.
Visiting Acadia National Park and staying at this inn - magnificent experience we hope to do again.