The last storm that blew through really did a number on the trees, including these in Glen Mary Park down the street from us. Thankfully, the inn came through unscathed!
Halloween has traditionally been viewed as the time of year when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest, enabling those from the spectral realm to visit the world of the living. Perhaps not uncoincidentally, as we head into the fall months, we at the Mira Monte tend to experience events … Read More
This postcard of the Miller Cottage Inn from the 1930’s left us puzzled. It shows a building that looks suspiciously like the Mira Monte, or Ash Cottage as it was then known. The similarities are notable, right down to the Greek-style portico, the stacked bay windows and even the sloping driveway to the right of … Read More
Our newly renovated suite is called “Echo Lake” after one of our favorite spots on the “quiet side” of the island. As with our other renovated rooms, the suite features the blend of contoporary and traditional design elements that the Mira Monte is known for. The suite already has a waiting list for … Read More
Mira Monte summer guests can now enjoy the facilities of the Mt Desert YMCA free of charge thanks to our group membership. Don’t snicker; the Y may not have the glitz of a high-end health club, but if you can do without a barley grass smoothie during your workout, you’ll find that the Y … Read More
Our article in the Mount Desert Islander has received quite a bit of attention, and brought an unexpected visitor to the Mira Monte. Meet James G. Blaine V, the great, great grandson of the senator and statesman, who still lives locally. Quite a resemblance, don’t you think? Thanks for dropping by, James!
Fall has arrived, and leaf-peeping season is here! The forests in and around Bar Harbor are alive with color, and you don’t need to travel far to experience the spectacle- just our back yard, as shown in the photo!
When we first arrived at the MIra Monte, we never suspected that our unassuming cottage on Mt Desert Street would belie such rich history. If you’ve followed our blog, you already know what recent research has brought to light. Now our local paper, the Mount Desert Islander is sharing the story of the inn with … Read More
With Halloween fast approaching, we tend to get this question quite a bit. We hate to dissappoint, but in a word, no. Well, that is, mostly no… The Mira Monte has always resonated with the sounds of happy vacationers. Nary a specter, it seems, would dare to intrude upon our festive holiday makers. If there … Read More