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Bar Harbor’s Festivals – from Flavors to Feathers

Bar Harbor’s Festivals – from Flavors to Feathers 

Bar Harbor’s festival season has begun! With the trees greening up and more flowers in bloom each day, the town is a feast for the eyes. Two early season celebrations offer feasts of bounty for nature lovers and foodies alike. Continue reading

Enjoy Special Early Season Values

Enjoy Special Early Season Values

We’ve extended our 4th night half promotion off through July 31! 

Mark with flowersIs it possible that the endless winter has finally ended, and that May has arrived? We’re happy to report that here in Bar Harbor, there is a hustle and bustle that says indeed the season has begun! A great variety of bird songs can be heard, especially in the morning and evening. Acadia’s Carriage Roads are open to foot traffic during the spring thaw. And each day more shops and restaurants are opening. We welcomed our first guests just yesterday.

We’ve been quite busy these past few weeks around the Inn, sprucing up and repairing the effects of winter. The Inn is well provisioned and ready for a great season.

We’re offering great values for guests who visit us in May and June. Please join us for Mother’s Day weekend (May 9-11), Taste of Bar Harbor (May 15-18) or a June getaway and save. We’ve added a new online reservation system (but we are always happy to speak with you if you prefer! 207 288 3443)

  • Spring Special rates: Only $95/night apply through May 17, 2014 for all rooms.
  • Quiet Season rates are in effect from May 18 through June 21, 2014.
  • 4th Night 50% Off: From May 18, 2014 through July 31, 2014, if you stay 3 nights, you’ll get a 4th night at 50% off (Memorial Day and July 4 weekends excluded).

Not sure the early season is for you? There’s plenty going on! Check out the Chamber’s events listings and then select your room. We look forward to seeing you!

3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor: May 16-19, 2013

3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor: May 16-19, 2013

Yes, Bar Harbor is a go-to destination for hiking, bicycling, birding and boating, but this weekend, it’s all about the food! The Taste of Bar Harbor is a four-day foodie festival, with delightful and delicious offerings from local restaurants and culinary artisans. Bring your appetite and celebrate Bar Harbor’s authentic and creative local cuisine.

Taste of Bar Harbor 2013For those ready to begin the weekend early (or who follow the mantra “eat dessert first!), the festivities begin on Thursday evening May 16, at 6pm. Participating restaurants will be offering their signature desserts. Vote for your top choice and make a note to return to the restaurants featuring your other favorites again later in the season! (If you’re not able to get here for Thursday night’s event, rest assured that Maples Inn offers our guests our own version of dessert for breakfast — our infamous blueberry stuffed french toast.)

Friday evening May 17 brings the Bar Harbor pub tour. Armed with a beer glass and wrist band, stroll the streets of downtown and sample featured brews (and wines) from participating restaurants. A great way to celebrate the start of summer.

Following a good night’s rest at Maples Inn, we suspect you’ll be geared up for Saturday’s events for food lovers. The Bar Harbor Merchants Association sponsors the sidewalk stroll, where you can explore the local merchants’ offerings of sweets, treats, culinary gifts and made-in-Maine products. Many stores offer early season promotions. Saturday evening May 18 is the exclusive Chef’s Table event. The space-limited event includes a reception, a five-course dinner with wine pairings, chef cooking demonstrations and tours. You will be assigned to one of four exclusive restaurants to enjoy this culinary adventure. Advanced registration is required.

If you aren’t already stuffed, participating restaurants are featuring a royal brunch on Sunday May 19 in celebration of Victoria’s Day, the Canadian celebration of the start of summer honoring Queen Victoria.

Additional details and registration for the Taste of Bar Harbor event are available on the Chamber website.