Mira Monte Inn is a Victorian bed and
breakfast on two acres of award-winning landscaped estate
grounds in the heart of Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert
Island. Built for the exclusive summer colony visitors of the
mid-1800's, the Inn was named Mira Monte ("behold the
mountains") for the beautiful surrounding peaks of Acadia
Always an elegant summer retreat, Mira
Monte lodging is graced by large bay windows, private
balconies, and a beautiful wrap-around front porch.
A love of style and beauty is evidenced by
the estate grounds -- paved terraces, sweeping lawns, private
informal spaces, and formal gardens. Inside, pleasant common
rooms include the parlor and the library, where many guests
may relax by a glowing fire. The library also has an excellent
piano that guests are encouraged to play.
All guestrooms have private baths, queen-
or king-sized beds, air conditioning, individually controlled
heat, television, private telephones with answering machines,
data ports, and clock radios. Accommodations feature antiques
and period furnishings accented by lace curtains and
wallpaper, helping to recreate the magic of yesteryear.
Additional amenities in some rooms include whirlpool tubs,
fireplaces, and private balconies and porches. Each of the
luxury two-room suites has a parlor, fireplace, bedroom with
canopied bed, double whirlpool bath/shower, kitchenette, and a
private deck overlooking a garden.
Explore Bar Harbor's finest shops,
restaurants, and waterfront, all within a five-minute walk of
Mira Monte. Drive five minutes to Acadia National Park, a
33,000-acre wonderland of mountains, seashore, lakes, meadows,
and forest. Travel through the Park by car or choose from 100
miles of 60 different hiking trails. Walk or mountain bike on
the 55 miles of 16-foot-wide carriage roads. You can also
enjoy canoeing, sea kayaking, golf, whale watching, bird
watching, sightseeing cruises, lobstering tours, and more.
Your innkeeper and hostess, Marian Burns,
was born and raised in Bar Harbor. She can advise you on where
the locals like to eat, where to eat fresh lobster, and which
hiking trail to take based on time of year, weather
conditions, and your ability. Marian trains her staff well,
ensuring additional reliable resources of excellent knowledge
and a better chance of enriching your vacation time. This
gracious hospitality combines with comfortable elegance to
make your stay at Mira Monte Inn Bed and Breakfast the memory
of a lifetime.
A complimentary full breakfast buffet
is elegantly displayed on the 1810 Federal buffet every
morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Choose from freshly baked blueberry
muffins, breakfast breads, waffles, hot and cold cereals,
eggs, juices, and fresh fruit, served with hot coffee or
You may dine family-style in the dining
room, or take a tray to a terrace, porch, or the gardens.
Complimentary refreshments are offered
daily from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the parlor, where you have
the opportunity to peruse menus from selected local
restaurants, talk with a friendly staff member, share the
day's adventures with other guests, or take a tray to a