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!

Mira Monte Featured in Mainebiz

Mira Monte Featured in Mainebiz

We’re very proud to have been featured in Mainbiz, Maine’s premiere business magazine! Read all about it here:  https://www.mainebiz.biz/article/from-california-to-maine-buyers-take-over-one-of-bar-harbors-first-bbs

Hiking Guide- Flying Mountain

Hiking Guide- Flying Mountain

At just over 280′, Flying Mountain is more of a rocky outcropping than a true mountain, even by Acadia’s standards. It was named by the native Abenaki, who thought that the hillock appeared to be leaping or flying from the surrounding mountainsides. Despite it’s modest height, the short 1.5 mile hike to the summit offers … Read More

Bar Harbor 2018 Midnight Madness

Bar Harbor 2018 Midnight Madness

    We’ve already told you about the Pajama Days as a fun day of activities and sale prices, but did you know we have one final day of sales and events to close the year out? Midnight Madness in 2018 in Bar Harbor is on Friday, Dec 7. It starts at 8pm and runs … Read More

Acadia Hiking Guide: Hadlock Ponds

Acadia Hiking Guide: Hadlock Ponds

  Not all hikes offer spectacular views of the ocean and lakes, but what good are those hikes on foggy days? There are plenty of hikes that weave in and around the mountains and lakes that offer tranquility and peace. The Hadlock Ponds area is one of those worth taking in on foggy days. One … Read More

Acadia Hiking Guide: Acadia Mountain

Acadia Hiking Guide: Acadia Mountain

I always say beware the smaller mountains in Acadia because they tend to be the steepest. Acadia Mountain is no different. In fact, where Acadia Mtn. is located there are two of the smaller-yet-steeper mountains on the island, with St. Sauveur being the other. And yet these smaller mountains often offer intimate views that the … Read More

Garden Seekers Come Hither

Garden Seekers Come Hither

Of course Mount Desert Island is famous for Acadia National Park, but would you believe that not everyone comes to the island for the park? Well, it’s true, and while it may seem a bit funny to ignore the park as a destination, there are plenty of other things to do and places to see. … Read More

Acadia Hiking Guide: Connor’s Nubble

Acadia Hiking Guide: Connor’s Nubble

Connor’s Nubble is one of the easiest peaks you’ll bag in Acadia, except that it takes a long time to get to the trailhead. Even so, it’s not difficult hiking at all, as it’s the distance that will give you your exercise. And it has a surprisingly awesome view from the top, so this is … Read More

Acadia Hiking Guide: Parkman Mtn to Bald Peak Loop

Acadia Hiking Guide: Parkman Mtn to Bald Peak Loop

My favorite hike on the island is the Parkman Mountain to Bald Peak loop. I don’t know why it’s my favorite. I guess it has the moderate level of difficulty that I enjoy, and I definitely prefer natural loops, which bring you back to where you started without going over the same terrain. This loop is … Read More