The Mira Monte Inn, a Bar Harbor Maine Bed & Breakfast, is one of the original grand homes built as an elegant summer retreat in 1864. Named Mira Monte in 1890 to describe the beauty of its’ location, ‘Behold the Mountain’. Bar Harbor is located on Mt. Desert Island where early settlers and later ‘giants of industry’ came for the beauty and the climate. People have been coming ever since!
13 guest rooms grace the original home. In addition, two separate buildings, the Mira Monte Inn Suites and the recently built Ashe Cottage feature 7 additional guest units.
The 4 Mira Monte Inn Suites include fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, some with kitchenettes and balconies. The suites are large fully equipped units for guests who choose additional space for family and friends.
The Ashe Cottage, in a quiet corner of the almost 2 acres, features 3 units, one suite on the entire ground floor and two large finely appointed rooms on the second floor. Ashe Cottage is heated and cooled by newly installed heat pumps. The ground floor suite has a kitchenette and two bedrooms.
The Main house offers 13 guest rooms on two floors. Private balconies overlooking the extensive formal gardens are featured in many of the rooms. Two of the first-floor rooms are handicap accessible. 6 of the 8 guest rooms on the second floor have private balconies. The 5 guest rooms on the first-floor have private porch entrances.
The Mira Monte Inn blends the grace and beauty of mid-Victorian times with a modern-day relaxed lodging experience. The first floor in the Main building holds the parlor with original fireplace, the dining room and the library with a piano. Fine original decorative details enhance these first- floor common rooms.
Guests come to Bar Harbor to experience ‘Down East’ Maine and to visit Acadia National Park, which is one of the most magical places on earth. Bar Harbor is a hub of activity starting in spring until the last falling leaf of autumn. The Inn is located on a shady street, a leisurely stroll to the village. Guests can enjoy Bar Harbor’s Shore Path in the morning then explore the 100-hiking trails of Acadia and the 50 historic miles of the carriage roads. The views are spectacular! Then home to the quiet elegance of Mira Monte.
” We are blessed, in and around Bar Harbor, to have a wide array of events that take place indoors and out designed for evening and more casual interests. There are also sightseeing buses and coaches providing tours to almost the entire island.”
The Inn’s gardens feature flowering trees and shrubs and native flowers during the three growing seasons. The lawns, gardens, patios and wrap around porch are lovely features that enhance the property and guest experience. The Main house is closed in the quieter season, November to May, while the suites are rented during this season offering limited service.
Tourism is strong in Bar Harbor. This reflects on the strong Mira Monte Inn numbers, with a 45% annualized occupancy.
The Mira Monte Inn, Bar Harbor Maine Bed & Breakfast, is an excellent opportunity for the buyer with a vision for tomorrow. Upgrades and enhanced marketing can bring this property, in one of Maine’s most iconic and beautiful destination locations, to new heights! Are you ready to own this piece of history and make it your own?
For more information, contact Rick Wolf, 207-967-1995 of The B&B Team.