The Maples Inn

16 Roberts Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Innkeeper(s): Leigh & Matthew Lauck
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast!

    The Maples Inn, Welcome

    The Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the historic village of Bar Harbor. Dating from 1903, the Inn is a short walk from all the attractions of downtown. Come and enjoy warm hospitality, delicious breakfasts, and personal service in our charming and comfortable Victorian B&B.

    Our historic Inn is nestled on a quiet, tree-shaded, residential street. It’s a quick stroll to the center of town, world-class restaurants, galleries, shops, tours, and museums. The many splendors of Acadia National Park, “The Jewel of the East,” are just a quick drive from our doorstep. It’s even possible to hike directly into Acadia from the Inn, where you have access to a large network of scenic hiking trails.

    Choose from seven charming rooms, each with its own unique personality, and appointed with your comfort in mind.

    Inn Amenities

    Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast features tastefully furnished guest rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning and heat, and some with fireplace and private deck. Our comfortable parlor and cozy library offer opportunities for relaxation and socializing with other travelers. Unwind in the rocking chairs on our pleasant front porch after an active day of exploring the sights of Bar Harbor, Acadia, and Mount Desert Island.

    Each morning, choose from an array of tempting options on our daily changing breakfast menu. Your breakfast will be cooked to order by co-owner, Matt, our resident professional chef. Breakfasts are prepared with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.

    The Maples Inn, breakfast

    At the Maples Inn, we are dedicated to making your Bar Harbor, Maine bed and breakfast experience enjoyable, comfortable, and memorable!

    All guest rooms include:

    • Complimentary hot breakfast cooked to order with choice of entrees. Our breakfast menu changes daily.
    • Private baths with walk-in showers.
    • 24/7 gourmet Fair Trade coffees, teas, and hot chocolate, and spring water.
    • Afternoon cookies, pastries, and other treats baked fresh daily.
    • Plush spa quality robes and premium bedding and towels.
    • Hair dryer and eco-friendly Living Green shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and lotion.
    • Free wireless internet access.
    • Air conditioning.
    • The Maples Inn offers several off-street parking spaces for guests, and there is parking available on our quiet, residential, one-way street.
    • Please note that we do not have TVs in our guest rooms or common areas. Our guests may use the inn’s free WiFi to keep up on the news, and stream movies and other entertainment.
    • We offer our guests warm and attentive concierge service. Need a recommendation? A restaurant reservation? Do you have a special request? We’re here for you!

    The Maples Inn, guest rooms

  • Recognition

    The Maples Inn, recognition

    • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
    • 3-Diamond AAA Rated
    • Moon Maine Travel Guide 2017
    • Frommer's Recommended 2018
    • Yankee Magazine's All-Time Favorite Recipes 2001
    • Maine An Explorer's Guide
    • New England The Rough Guide
    • Gourmet Magazine, May 1993
    • Bon Appetit, January 1994
    • Gourmet Magazine, May 1994
    • The New York Times Travel Section, 1992
    • The Los Angeles Times Travel Column, 1994
    • Bernice Chessler's, "Bed and Breakfast New England"
    • David and Linda Glickstein's, "The Discerning Traveler" newsletter
  • Breakfast

    Food is an affair of the heart for us here at the Maples Inn bed and breakfast!

    The Maple Inn, food

    Chef Matt is a professionally trained chef, and brings almost 30 years of experience in restaurants, B&Bs, and catering, to his role at the inn. He has a passion for travel, the culinary traditions and ingredients of local and far-flung cultures, and the power of tasty, fresh, and quality food to nourish and delight. He loves what he does and enjoys putting delicious breakfasts and refreshments on the table for our guests.

    For early risers, a continental breakfast of gourmet Fair Trade coffees, teas, hot chocolate, juices, fruit, and pastries is available beginning at 6:30 am.

    From 8:00 to 9:30 am, we serve a full breakfast in our bright dining room or, in warm weather, on the front porch overlooking the garden. You can choose from among a choice of entrees on our menu, with options ranging from sweet to savory.

    Breakfast entrees are varied and cooked to order. Examples of what you’ll find on our daily-changing menu include eggs as you like them, Maine blueberry pancakes, omelets, French toast, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, toasted bagels and smoked trout (Matt smokes our trout right here at the inn!), and other treats. And don’t forget your sides: local bacon, Canadian bacon, and house made sausage accompany your meal.

    We are committed to supporting Maine’s farmers and growers, and to celebrating the rich and diverse local fare the region offers. We proudly support local Maine growers and local farmer’s markets. Our eggs are always cage-free, hormone-free, and local.

    Special Diet Requests: We are happy to accommodate your special requests and special diet needs (i.e. vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.). Please be sure to let us know of your special requests in advance so that we may be prepared.

    We are always striving to weave Maine foods – local, organic, and consciously produced whenever possible – into your culinary experience at the inn.

  • Area Information

    The Maples Inn, sunshine How long should you stay on our island?

    When guests are planning their first visit to Mt. Desert Island, they often ask how long they should plan to stay in Bar Harbor. If you enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking and biking, we suggest that you plan on spending at least three days.

    Acadia National Park offers over 120 miles of hiking trails, from easy walks to challenging climbs, and an additional 40 miles of carriage roads, that are perfect for easy hiking and are wonderful for biking. In the late spring, summer and early autumn, you can enjoy whale watching, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and many other activities. If you are the type that likes to "do it all", we suggest you spend at least a week. The diversity of the island can fill a week of activities, but there are also lovely day trips to places like Castine, Blue Hill, Deer Isle and Schoodic Peninsula.

    Of course, you can always enjoy relaxing with a good book on our front porch, in our library area, or in our comfortable living room. No matter when you visit Mt. Desert Island, you will be captivated by its unique beauty, and like many of our guests, you will be planning your next visit before you leave.

  • Testimonials

    The Maples Inn, lake Our guests have been so kind to comment on their stays with us

    As veteran B&B’ers, we found Maples Inn a unique and luxurious experience – obviously a labour of love, down to the very last detail. We leave, regretfully – replenished, relaxed, refreshed.”-- Cardiff, Wales

    We arrived just in time for cookies by a warm fire. The Maples is a wonderful place to Honeymoon. The Inn was a good base for our full days of biking, hiking, and running in the park.”-- Vernon, CT

    We have had an absolutely picture perfect bed and breakfast experience here at The Maples Inn. I can’t think of a cozier place to spend a couple of cool fall days in Maine. The breakfasts were delicious and the atmosphere of the entire Inn was so peaceful. We loved the guest living room with its warming fire and the hot tea and hot chocolate that were always available for your guest’s enjoyment. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts.”-- Austin, TX

    The Maples Inn, harborWe’ve stayed in many a B&B over the past 20 years, both in the US and abroad. The Maples is unsurpassed for comfort, tasteful decorations, peaceful surroundings, a congenial host, and truly imaginative, inventive breakfasts. Bravo!.”-- Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

    Thanks for making our tastebuds dance!”-- Stoughton, MA

    This is our third visit to The Maples. If the path is the journey, then this is a great stopping point. It is the attention to details that makes the experience especially memorable”-- Bangor, ME

    The Maples Inn, lobster Hospitality and friendliness, comfort and style, service and quality has a common name for us now: Maples Inn!!! In terms of accommodation this is the definite highlight of our trip – and a good reason to come back to New England and Acadia!”-- Vienna, Austria

    The Maples is an oasis tucked away on a tiny side street in Bar Harbor. The international guests ,Victorian yet modern home, imaginative breakfasts, and cozy evenings in front of the fireplace made this a perfect Easter get-away.” -- Sweden

  • Directions

    1. The Maples Inn,  harbor Follow Route 3 from Ellsworth to Bar Harbor, approximately 15 miles
    2. In Bar Harbor turn left on Cottage Street
    3. Go four blocks to Roberts Avenue and make a right 
    4. Maples Inn is on the left side of the street at 16 Roberts Avenue

    Traveling times to Bar Harbor

    • From Bangor 1 hour
    • From Camden 2 hours
    • From Portland 3.5 hours
    • From Kennebunkport 4 hours
    • From Boston 5.5 hours