Acadia View Bed & Breakfast

175 Us-1 P. O. Box 247, Gouldsboro, Maine 04607
Innkeeper(s): Pat & Jim Close
  • Introduction

    Acadia View Bed & BreakfastWe are located on a high ocean front bluff with breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay, the mountains of Acadia National Park and the lights of Bar Harbor, Maine in Gouldsboro. You will find Acadia View to be a warm and friendly place to stay offering casual elegance in comfortable surroundings. We have four tastefully decorated guest rooms, each with private bathrooms and private decks from which to take in the spectacular views of Frenchman Bay, watch for bald eagles, enjoy a radiant sunset or listen for the loons haunting calls.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pat & Jim Close for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are ideally situated for exploring the Maine coast, visiting Acadia National Park and experiencing Bar Harbor.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for awesome ocean views and an upscale yet casual environment at reasonable prices.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    "Downeast" experience located in a community of artisans.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "This was the most enjoyable B&B experience we have ever had".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The ocean drive in the Schoodic section of Acadia National park.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hike along the seashore or climb a mountain, take a day trip to Campobella Island, explore Acadia National Park, see Bar Harbor and quaint coastal villages.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    To visit most of the local attractions a car or bike is recommended.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The favorite food here is, of course Lobster, and we can recommend the best local restaurant for our guests particular interests.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce (

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have four large guest rooms, all with private baths, private decks and ocean views.

    Do you accept pets?

    Unfortunately, we don't accept pets, but we do have a very friendly Standard Poodle who will make pet lovers feel at home.


  • Amenities

    Acadia View Bed & Breakfast sunsetYou are free to enjoy the large great room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, relax in the hammock or take the winding path down to the shoreline. You will wake up to a gourmet breakfast and we will be glad to help you with nearby hiking trails, scenic Maine coastal "down east" spots, local artisans, a kayak tour or day trip adventures such as whale watching. Then again, you might just want to spend several hours relaxing at our bed and breakfast with a good book. There is no rush here. After all, you are in Maine.

  • Area Activities

    Acadia View Bed & Breakfast kayaksWhether you stay for a day or a week, it is hard to get bored in this part of Maine. You might like to:

    • Hike on one of the many local trails
    • Visit Acadia National Park Schoodic and Mount Desert Island
    • Explore the coast of Maine
    • Play a round of golf
    • Take a guided kayak tour around Bar Harbor and its outskirts or take a coastal cruise
    • Take a day trip to St. Andrews by the Sea or Campobello
    • Visit many local artisans
    • Go shopping and treasure hunting in Bar Harbor
    • Sit on our deck and have a glass of wine

    If you are making your first visit to the area or your five-hundredth, you will find Acadia View to be a great place to call home. We are located on Coastal Rt. 1, one of the most scenic roads in America (formally designated a National Scenic Byway along Frenchman's Bay), and we are right in the heart of "Downeast Maine". Your hosts are Jim and Pat Close who want to make sure that your visit is special and that you will leave knowing why Maine's slogan is: "Life the Way it Should Be!"

  • Recognition

    Acadia View Bed & Breakfast awardsWinner of the prestigious Yankee Magazine Editors Choice award for "Best of New England 2014" - Acadia and Downeast Region

  • Guest Comments

    "What a beguililng inn & locale, matched only by the graciousness of Pat, Jim & Piper." David & Rosie, Bryant Pond, ME

    "We have absolutely loved our stay here." Steve & Carol, Hot Spring, AR

    "A wonderful inn, lovely hosts, delicious food and a breathtaking view. We couldn't have asked for more." Stephanie & David, Lexington, MA

    "Your B&B was very impressive. Such breathtaking views, exquisite hospitality and environment. The atmosphere here is beautiful and Piper was very friendly. The perfect place" Katherine & Dave, Moline, IL

    "Your B&B is the closest thing to heaven you can get." Lorine & Bill, Mason, OH

    "Thank you for your hospitality! As always the room was lovely, the food was great and Piper was there to greet us as we drove in. It is always so nice to come here and relax and rain or shine we are never disappointed. Hope to see you again next year." Leisa and Don, Old Town, ME

    "Delighted to spend a week at Acadia View. Everything about this place exceeded my expectations." Katheryn, Kennebunk, ME

    "Thank you for a wonderful stay. You have a beautiful place and breakfast was a five-star." Pauline & Gene, Syracuse, NY

    "I enjoyed lying in bed last night looking out at the stars. I wish it hadn't been the end of or trip and we were staying another night. We saved the best for last, It's very peaceful here" Ray & Michele, Huntington, WV

    "Every now and then presents something special & unexpected in life - your warmth and welcoming smiles and great food in the midst of paradise added that touch to our trip ... thank you! Hough & Terry, Tarpon Springs, FL

    "An all around delightful experience" Vin & Dot, Millothian, VA

    "This was much more than we expected. The wonderful view, delicious breakfasts and your hospitality. We promise to be back." Stephan &Michaela, Munich, Germany

    "What a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon! We couldn't have asked for better hosts" Betty & Win, Austin, TX