Stay at Home Recipes- Anadama Bread

Stay at Home Recipes- Anadama Bread

Anadama Bread We prepare our Anadama bread at the Mira Monte from scratch every day.  This elegantly simple, traditional New England yeast bread is made with flour, cornmeal, butter and molasses. It is brown and slightly sweet, allowing it to accompany a variety of foods both sweet and savory.  There are many stories about how … Read More

Stuck at Home?  Try Our Spumoni Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

Stuck at Home? Try Our Spumoni Shortbread Cookie Recipe!

Making cookies- what better way to spend an afternoon at home! It just so happens that our innkeeper Bruce is a former chef and culinary instructor.  Over the next few weeks he’ll be sharing a few of his favorite recipes along with some goodies from the collections of the Mira Monte.  Here’s one we think … Read More

We’d Love to See You… but not just yet!  Reservations accepted for May-Oct
Acadia Postpones Park Reservation Plans

Acadia Postpones Park Reservation Plans

By now, you may have heard that the National Park Service will implementing a “timed reservation system” for many of the popular attractions in Acadia National Park, including Cadillac Peak, Jordan Pond, Sand Beach and Eagle Lake.  Though originally envisioned to begin in summer of this year, the Park Service has announced that reservations will … Read More

Garden Renovation to Begin

Garden Renovation to Begin

The expansive, impeccably-landscaped grounds of the Mira Monte were once the crown jewel of the property.  Over the years, they have been featured on HGTV and in numerous travel publications from coast to coast.  Though the garden’s spring blooms remain beautiful, their beauty belies a pressing need for renovation.  The award-winning firm of Burdick and … Read More

2 Rooms to Receive a Bold New Look for 2020

2 Rooms to Receive a Bold New Look for 2020

We are happy to announce that we have contracted Wallace Interiors of Trenton, a leading area design firm, to perform a makeover of 2 of our guest rooms at the Mira Monte.  In this pilot project, the North Suite and the Newport room will be re-imagined to feature a bright, refreshed “contemporary Victorian” look.  Under … Read More

Special Winter Rates!

Special Winter Rates!

Bar Harbor in the winter is a wondrous sight to behold!  The advent of snow season promises to turn our seaside town into a winter wonderland; perfect for snow play and cross-country skiing in Acadia National Park.  The Mira Monte currently has a limited number of rooms and suites available at very low off-season rates!  … Read More

Restoration Update

Restoration Update

The Mira Monte is full of charm, character and history but caring for this 150-year-old structure can be a daunting task.  To us, it’s a labor of love.  Time, sub-zero temperatures, snow and our fearsome nor’easters exact a very heavy toll on old wood.  We perform regular maintenance at the end of each season to … Read More

Remembering Ash Cottage

Remembering Ash Cottage

This plaque, to be displayed near the entry, recognizes the Mira Monte inn as the former home of Orlando Ash, an early Bar Harbor entrepreneur and developer who built the Mira Monte and many of the surrounding historic homes. Ash’s holdings were once said to extend from Cadillac Mountain to the sea. Although there have … Read More

Mira Monte Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

Mira Monte Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

We’re proud to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in our first year as new owners! A BIG THANK YOU to all our guests for making this possible. We won’t forget that your’e the reason for our success!