Coach Stop Inn

715 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Innkeeper(s): Deborah Stahlman

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction

    Coach Stop Inn fireplaceChef Owned/Operated - Featured on "Emeril Live"

    Coach Stop Inn Bed & Breakfast, built c.1804 is Bar Harbor, Maine's oldest inn, originally a stagecoach stop and tavern. Stepping through the front door is truly like stepping back in time to over 200 years ago when Thomas Jefferson was president. Enjoy our country setting surrounded by antique apple trees and lovely gardens. Our convenient location makes it easy to get to all that Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. You'll be sure to remember Deborah's attention to detail and you will find that the food is what you will be talking about for many years. Come see why "Down East" magazine says Coach Stop Inn is "Where to Stay in Bar Harbor".

    "A wonderful find and an excellent value, with cheerful, well-decorated rooms and knowledgeable, friendly innkeepers. Generous breakfast highlighted by delicious blueberry coffee cake and homemade blueberry and cranberry jams." - America's Favorite Inns, B&Bs & Small Hotels, food reviewer & editor.

    The weathered shingled building has been completely restored, yet has retained the unique characteristics of this rural tavern dating to the time of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. It harmoniously blends the warmth of original wide plank pine floors, ancient exposed beam ceilings, colonial fences and arbors, with modern day comforts, bright designer fabrics and wallpapers and all private baths.

    Breakfast At Coach Stop Inn evokes the pleasure of the passing seasons, as we might have experienced them at an earlier, gentler time. Each day a 3 course gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea is served in the dining rooms.

    "If you are looking for country tranquility with panache in Bar Harbor, Coach Stop Inn, built in 1804 and formerly used as a stagecoach stop and tavern is the place to stay." Miami "Diario Las Americas", Food Reviewer.

    Coach Stop Inn ParlorWelcome To Coach Stop Inn

    Your host, Deborah, we will be glad to assist you in tailoring the perfect vacation for you. Magnificent Acadia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea, offers approximately 55 miles of the Rockefeller carriage roads and 160 miles of hiking trails. During the spring, summer and fall, some of the many suggested activities might be whale watching, visiting interesting museums, sailing, canoeing, fishing, boutiquing, and antiquing.

  • How to Find Us

    Coach Stop Inn living room Coach Stop Inn is conveniently located on 1.4 pastoral acres in Bar Harbor, approximately 1 1/2 miles to a public beach, 4 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park, 5 miles from downtown attractions, and a scenic 15 - 20 minute drive to the other coastal villages in the area.

    Driving Directions

    1. The fastest approach from points south is via Interstate 95 to Bangor
    2. Take route 395 at exit 182A to Route 1A
    3. Follow Route 1A to Ellsworth
    4. From Ellsworth, take Route 3 toward Bar Harbor
    5. After passing the Bar Harbor Airport on the left hand side and Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound on the right hand side you will cross a small connector bridge and causeway onto Mt. Desert Island
    6. The township of Bar Harbor begins here
    7. There is a traffic light at this small bridge with a Parkadia Exxon in front of you
    8. Bear left at this traffic light and follow Route 3 for 3.8 miles
    9. Coach Stop Inn is on the left side with a long white picket fence in the front
    10. Parking is in the back of the building, and check in is in the front of the building

    From ferry to Nova Scotia, (CAT Ferry) turn right onto Route 3. The Inn is located on the right side of the road, approximately 5 miles from the ferry.

  • Reviews

    Coach Stop Inn piano“After 40 years in the hospitality business we have finally found the Taj Mahal of all B&Bs.” –Albequerque, New Mexico

    “This is by far the best experience we have ever had, this surely will be the stay against which all future ones will be judged.” –Rutheford, New Jersey

    “You helped make our visit to Maine PERFECT! We really enjoyed the little extra touches.” –Norwich, England

    “Thanks for making us feel so welcomed and at home. We hope to return someday.” –Los Angeles, California