Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

For our many blessings, we give thanks.  Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving from Bruce, Cheryl and the Mira Monte staff.

“Sweet Suites” for Winter!

“Sweet Suites” for Winter!

Relax and enjoy a few days in our “Sweet Suites”, some with kitchenettes and fireplaces, for some holiday fun and getaways!  Bar Harbor is a “winter wonderland” from November through March. Most people are unaware that the Mira Monte Suites are behind the main inn and open all through the winter at reduced rates!  As … Read More

Leaf Season is Here!

Leaf Season is Here!

According to Maine’s website, leaf season won’t reach the island for a few more weeks.  We have it on good authority (our own eyes) that fall has already arrived in  spectacular fashion!  We only have a few remaining openings available for October, so this is effectively “last call for fall.”  We hope to see you … Read More

Massachusetts Visitors Exempt from Testing or Quarantine

Massachusetts Visitors Exempt from Testing or Quarantine

The Mills Administration announced today that, effective immediately, travelers from Massachusetts are exempt from the requirement to get a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days.   This is great news for our guests from MA- there’s still time to book in time for leaf-peeping season!

High Season for Leaf Peeping in Acadia is Mid-October

High Season for Leaf Peeping in Acadia is Mid-October

Leaf Peeping Season is almost here!  Summer is quickly drawing to a close in Acadia- there’s a new chill in the air and, though rare, a few of the trees around the park are already starting to show their fall colors.  High season for viewing typically starts the second week in October, and we’re already … Read More

Acadia Bike Discounts Available for Mira Monte Guests!

Acadia Bike Discounts Available for Mira Monte Guests!

Acadia Bike offers a $3.00 per person discount on their already budget-friendly rates for rentals.  Acadia Bike caters to families, providing a huge selection of children’s bikes, tag-along attachments and child trailers. You can ride directly into Acadia National Park or use one of their convenient car racks; the free Island Explorer Bicycle Express shuttle … Read More

Visiting Acadia In October?  Vehicle Reservation Needed

Visiting Acadia In October? Vehicle Reservation Needed

The National Park Service has developed a vehicle reservation system to reduce traffic and parking congestion so visitors can plan ahead and have a more enjoyable visit to Acadia National Park. As a pilot to prepare for the 2021 season, reservations will be required for vehicles to enter the Sand Beach Entrance and Cadillac Summit … Read More

Special Rates for Kayak Tours!

Special Rates for Kayak Tours!

For a limited time, our guests will receive a coupon good for $5.00 off per person for tours at Coastal Kayaking, located within walking distance of the Mira Monte.  These professionally-guided tours explore the scenic rugged coast of Acadia and are a great way to view coastal wildlife including seal, bald eagle, osprey and porpoises.  … Read More

Smart Lock System Debuts at Mira Monte!

Smart Lock System Debuts at Mira Monte!

We’ve always been a little dubious of newfangled tech when it comes to the inn.  After all, we’re all about tradition here at the Mira Monte, and personally handing keys to our guests has long been part of the B&B experience.  At the same time, a growing number of our visitors have told us that … Read More

The Mira Monte’s Mysterious Doors to Nowhere….

The Mira Monte’s Mysterious Doors to Nowhere….

You’ve seen them in all the old horror movies, the door that leads nowhere, the hidden passage behind the library bookshelf.  Tug on the bust of Beethoven or remove a dusty volume of Shakespeare and the bookcase slides away to reveal… a hidden staircase leading to a dank and dismal dungeon… the dwelling place of … Read More