Mira Monte Receives “Traveler’s Choice” Award for 2022

Mira Monte Receives “Traveler’s Choice” Award for 2022

Thank you to all our guests for helping make Mira Monte a Trip Advisor “Traveler’s Choice” for the third year in a row! Only the top 10% of all hotels are accorded this distinction, and we are grateful to all who have joined us through the years.

Still a Bed and Breakfast, Not Just a Bed

Still a Bed and Breakfast, Not Just a Bed

We’ve noticed an alarming trend among Bar Harbor’s Bed and Breakfasts over the past year.  Many independent inns have been bought out by large hotel companies and have closed their kitchens and eliminated breakfast service completely.  We understand why they’ve done this; it’s a whole lot less expensive for them and it makes their businesses … Read More

Peter Marie

Peter Marie

One of Bar Harbor’s more colorful summer denizens was New York philantropist and socialite Peter Marie. His family, having made it’s fortune in banking, enabled Marie pursue a life of leisure relatively early in life.  The consummate bon vivant, Marie was host to a variety of social activities throughout the summer colony.  One of these, … Read More

Henry Cadwalader Chapman

Henry Cadwalader Chapman

Mira Monte History:  In 1890, eminent Philadelphia physician and naturalist Henry C. Chapman bought the Ash Cottage from Orlando Ash to use as a permanent summer residence. Among his many distinctions, Dr. Chapman had been Professor of Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence at Jefferson Medical College and served as curator of Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences … Read More

Mira Monte’s “Almost” President

Mira Monte’s “Almost” President

Each year we continue to discover new details that add to the rich history of the Mira Monte.  New research by Bar Harbor Historian Brian Armstrong has revealed that the inn was the summer home of  one of the preeminent politicians of the gilded age, James G Blaine, during the presidential campaign of 1884 . … Read More

Good News for Out-Of-State Visitors!

Good News for Out-Of-State Visitors!

The Governor’s office has released new, less-restrictive guidance for out-of-state visitors with regard to COVID-19 restrictions: “As of May 1, 2021, Maine no longer requires proof of a negative test or quarantine for travelers to the state. If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply … Read More

Are Vehicle Reservations Required?

Are Vehicle Reservations Required?

Visitors to Acadia National Park will need a vehicle reservation to drive up the Cadillac Summit Road during sunrise and daylight hours for the 2021 summer season. Details about reservation dates, costs, and sales procedures have not been finalized. Vehicle reservations will NOT be required for the Sand Beach Entrance corridor in 2021, however. While … Read More

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