Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast

9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
Innkeeper(s): Don Jalbert & Javier Montesinos
 
  • Introduction

    Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast living room

    Escape to our romantic Maine bed and breakfast, overlooking Southwest Harbor. Enjoy exploring the world famous Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, just minutes away from our Inn.

    Guests looking for a romantic getaway in Maine will enjoy the seclusion and tranquility of our charming Acadia bed & breakfast, effortlessly blending the present with the past.

    Our historic Southwest Harbor inn is famous for its unforgettable gourmet breakfast, served daily with the freshest local ingredients available. When you are ready to explore, enjoy a short walk to the heart of Southwest Harbor, where you'll find wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas & lobster wharves. We are the perfect alternative to the busy Bar Harbor, offering visitors a more authentic experience of a Maine fishing village.

    Our award-winning Maine B&B has received national acclaim and mentions over the years, including being name "a perfect New England getaway” by Country Accents Magazine.

    To enhance your stay with us, select from a number of  specials and packages, inlcuding romantic getaways, bird & nature tours, sailing the waters and spa packages. The Harbour Cottage Inn gracefully blends the flavor of our historic Main village with the service and amenities of a boutique hotel. 

    Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast pancakesHarbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast dining room

    All 11 romantic guest rooms and suites are simply, yet exquisitely decorated in keeping with a  true Maine cottage feel. Our guest room amenities include king beds, private sitting areas, some with steam shower and private baths with shower/tub to serve as your own spa at the end of the day.

    If you are looking for an extended Maine Coast vacation, check out our beautiful waterfront property adjacent to the inn, with suites and cottages directly on the harbor. These breathtaking Acadia National Park vacation rental units are available weekly from Saturday to Saturday, and feature gorgeous water views, kitchens and some can sleep up to 6 people.

  • Guest Comments

    Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast patio

    “Breakfast was well beyond expectations - beautifully presented and delicious.” Richmond, Virginia

    “What a lovely place to stay?all the details and thoughtfulness of a very upscale hotel, but with the charm and personality of being a well cared for home. Well done!” - Philadelphia, PA

    “Once again, we are amazed by the beauty of this place!” - Portland, OR

    “Thank you for such a pleasant and memorable experience. The house is beautiful, the staff warm and friendly and the location exquisite! A perfect holiday.” - Ontario Canada

    “Spectacular in every way!” - Reston, VA

    “A quiet, soothing beautifully run B&B. What a pleasant surprise to find this beauty in a nurturing environment on our vacation. We?ll be back!” - Martha?s Vineyard, MA

  • Things To Do

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    Welcome to Southwest Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, Mt Desert Island and the wonders of the beautiful coastal Maine.  Rated among the top National Parks and an important “don’t miss” experience, the time you spend exploring Acadia, less than five minutes from Harbour Cottage Inn, will be one of your best lifetime memories, we’re sure. We have selected some of our favorite activities to help make the most of your stay. Many of our suggested activities are also being offered as Specials & Packages at The Harbour Cottage

    Experience Acadia’s maritime history aboard the lobster boat of the 1800’s. Private Charters-Sunset Sails-Lobster Bake Cruises Day Sails. Discover lighthouses, eagles, seals, porpoise, & the islands of Acadia

    Downeast Friendship Sloop Charters - www.downeastfriendshipsloop.com

    Biking 

    The carriage paths in Acadia National Park provide over 40 miles of auto free cycling. Originally built for horse drawn carriages, these paths have gentle grades with wide, crushed stone lanes, and are the ideal way to view the park. The ambitious cyclist will find challenge and reward by taking an early morning ride on the 20-mile Park Loop road. The spectacular scenery is not to be missed. Stop by Southwest Cycle for personalized Service.

    Southwest Cycles - www.southwestcycle.com

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    Canoeing and Kayaking 

    Any day on the water is a great time! While you're staying in Southwest Harbor Maine, you'll definitely want to enjoy the protected waters of Long Pond, Echo Lake, Seal Cove Pond, or Bass Harbor Marsh. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, try the open waters of Southwest Harbor, Somes Sound, and beyond. A wide array of rental boats are available at nearby shops and guide services are offered.

    Maine State Sea Kayak - www.mainestatekayaking.com

    Nature & Bird Tour

    Welcome to Down East Nature Tours, the leader in birding adventures in and around Acadia.  Michael J. Good, MS has been offering personalized bird watching and nature tours since 1993, for individuals, couples, families and small groups.  Michael helps you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East and northern Maine with a special emphasis on native and migratory birds such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers, Flycatchers and more. Tours can be custom tailored to suit individual interests.

    Downeast Nature Tours - www.downeastnaturetours.com

    Pamper Yourself 

    The energy that radiates from Bella Skin and Body Boutique is embracing, nourishing, and cherishing. Simply entering will lift your spirits. Aromatherapy, serene music, the purest natural products, colors and textures promote an atmosphere that soothes and calms. The spa offers total wellness and beauty care; from hair styling and coloring, to facials, body treatments, massage, alternative health and healing, and Ayurvedic sessions to improve your lifestyle and continued well-being. Each treatment begins by assessing your needs, and designing the session to best meet them. Find your way to being well, at Bella.

    Bella, Skin and Body Boutique - www.bellaskinandbody.com

    Golf & Tennis 

    Attention golfers! Some of New England's most picturesque courses are just minutes away from the Inn. Test your golfing skills at Kebo one of the oldest golf grounds in America, here since 1892. Many tennis courts are available all season.

    The Causeway Club - Southwest Harbor, Maine

    Kebo Valley Golf Club - Bar Harbor, Maine

    Other Exceptional Picks 

    Island Cruises - www.bassharborcruises.com | 207-244-5785

    Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. - www.whalesrus.com | 800-942-5374

    The Deck House Restaurant and Cabaret Theatre - 207-244-5044

    Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving

    Scenic Glider and Bi-Plane Rides over Bar Harbor - www.acadiatours.com | 207-667-7627

    Mansell Boat Rental - 207-244-5625

    The Seal Cove Auto Museum - 207-244-9242

  • Fabulous Food

    From the finest fresh seafood to creative international food, all can be found within a mile of The Harbour Cottage. Many are within walking distance.  Allow us to recommend our favorites. We will be more than happy to assist you in making reservations.

    Fiddlers Green:

    Innovative contemporary-cuisine made from the finest ingredients available, local and abroad. www.fiddlersgreenrestaurant.com | 207-244-9416

    Seafood Ketch:

    Specializes in a rewarding mix of continental and traditional Downeast cooking. www.acadiainfo.com/seafoodketch.htm | 207-244-7463

    Sips:

    A contemporary casual wine and coffee bar serving creative Tapas (small plates) and other fresh dishes. 207-244-4550

    Top of The Hill:

    Casual Maine family style spot featuring fresh seafood, steaks and pasta, and a variety of other specialties. www.topofthehilldining.com/ | 207-244-0033

    Red Bird Provisions:

    Where you can buy freshly made food products, pantry items or leisurely enjoy an exquisite meal. www.redbirdprovisionscom | 207-276-3006

    Red Sky:

    Hand-cut meats, fresh local seafood, varying vegetarian choices, and a sinful selection of house-made desserts. www.redskyrestaurant.com | 207-244-0476

    XYZ:

    Authentic Mexican food from several regions of Mexico beautifully presented in a casual atmosphere. 207-244-5221

    Café Dry Dock:

    Menu includes Lobster, Chicken Boursin, Scallops Mornay, Walkers Wellington, Great salads, home made soups and chowders, burgers & numerous entrees made with fresh native fish and seafood. 207-244-5842

    Café 2/Eat-a-Pita:

    Serves breakfast lunch and dinner features an interesting array of gourmet healthy, homemade dining pleasures for practically every taste. Enjoy fine dining in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Whether dining inside or outside, you will enjoy the charm and warmth of English antiques

  • Directions

    The Harbour Cottage Inn - Southwest Harbor, MaineFrom Boston, MA

    1. To 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
    2. Take US 1 north to 95 north to I 295 north to I95 North to Bangor to route 395 east to alternate 1 to Ellsworth
    3. From Ellsworth, follow Route-3 toward Bar Harbor
    4. After crossing onto Mt Desert Island, bear right and follow Route-102 through historic Somesville and continue to Southwest Harbor
    5. Proceed to the center of town and then turn left on Clark Point Road
    6. Continue to Harbour Cottage Inn on the left side of the road atop Dirigo hill overlooking Southwest Harbor

    From Portland Maine

    1. To 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
    2. Take route 95 North to Bangor to route 395 east to alternate 1 to Ellsworth
    3. From Ellsworth, follow Route-3 toward Bar Harbor
    4. After crossing onto Mt Desert Island, bear right and follow Route-102 through historic Somesville and continue to Southwest Harbor 
    5. Proceed to the center of town and then turn left on Clark Point Road
    6. Continue to Harbour Cottage Inn on the left side of the road atop Dirigo hill overlooking Southwest Harbor

    From Coastal Route US 1

    1. To 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
    2. Travel north to Ellsworth to route 3 toward Bar Harbor
    3. After crossing onto Mt Desert Island, bear right and follow Route-102 through historic Somesville and continue to Southwest Harbor
    4. Proceed to the center of town and then turn left on Clark Point Road
    5. Continue to Harbour Cottage Inn on the left side of the road atop Dirigo hill overlooking Southwest Harbor

    From Bangor

    1. To 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
    2. Take route 395 east to alternate 1 to Ellsworth
    3. From Ellsworth, follow Route-3 toward Bar Harbor
    4. After crossing onto Mt Desert Island, bear right and follow Route-102 through historic Somesville and continue to Southwest Harbor
    5. Proceed to the center of town and then turn left on Clark Point Road
    6. Continue to Harbour Cottage Inn on the left side of the road atop Dirigo hill overlooking Southwest Harbor

    From Ellsworth

    1. To 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
    2. Follow Route-3 toward Bar Harbor
    3. After crossing onto the island, bear right and follow Route-102 through historic Somesville and continue to Southwest Harbor
    4. Proceed to the center of town and then turn left on Clark Point Road
    5. Continue to Harbour Cottage Inn on the left side of the road atop Dirigo hill overlooking Southwest Harbor