Testimonials - Our guests have been so kind to comment on their stays with us…
We were at the Maples Inn in Bar Harbor for 3 nights this month and had a truly fantastic experience. The Inn is lovely with beautiful rooms and great antique furnishings. The host / owner, Mark, is such a nice guy and really makes you feel like a friend. He sat with me on the front porch and shared ideas for things to see and hikes to do. He pointed out great restaurants and shared where there was good entertainment to be had. Of special note, the breakfasts Mark prepares each day truly spoiled me. I have never had such a delicious assortment of freshly cooked gourmet breakfast items anywhere. From the Fritatta he served one day to the Blueberry Stuffed French Toast served another day, breakfast was indeed something to look forward to. The location is central to everything and only a couple of blocks from Main Street and very close to Acadia National Park.”
I spent three nights at the inn and enjoyed my stay tremendously. The Red Oak room, on the third floor, is quiet and has its own balcony. Breakfast was always a delicious surprise and the company was consistently convivial. I don't get to Mt Desert Island, too often, but if I return I'd return to the Maple Inn.”
We had an amazing stay with Mark at the Maples. In addition to the things you expect with a B&B, Mark sat down with us personally and talked with us about activities we might enjoy on the island and supplied us with guides and maps to assist us. Coffee and tea are available all day, and for good portions of the day, snacks are also available. It is also a "quiet" B&B. We never heard a peep out of anyone when we were in our room and the B&B was full. A lot of times you can hear the people next door or in the hall at a B&B, but not at the Maples. It's also a short walk to downtown for dinner. You don't need your car at all, and Mark recommended many restaurants that we enjoyed. Breakfast was good and he did accommodate special diets. We have zero complaints about our stay. We loved every minute and would stay there again.”
We arrived in Bar Harbor after 7 pm without any reservation on a busy July night. A Google search brought up this inn and going there on spec, we were received by Mark with the utmost cordiality and warmth. He had one room left and proceeded to help us "get situated". The third floor room we had was beautifully appointed and felt quite spacious after days of camping. We missed the hot breakfast but still enjoyed plenty to eat. The inn is located on a quiet street walking distance from the busy hub, but not too close (!) (If you are so inclined, visit St. Saviour church around the corner, one of the oldest churches in the region and filled with Tiffany windows. The doors seem to be always open and it is a serene spot.) We sat with Mark and chatted quite a while before leaving and enjoyed his warm congeniality. It's a beautiful house with lovely common rooms. Highly recommended.”
My friends and I left Boston and took a road trip up the coast, stopping in a few places in Maine before we headed to Canada. We stayed in several B&Bs, and Maples Inn was absolutely our favorite. It was a charming, delightful bed and breakfast, very cosy, very beautiful. The breakfast was amazing, and the owner, Mark, extremely thoughtful and helpful. We stayed in the Birch Suite, and the bed was soft and so comfortable. We absolutely LOVED staying here. I want to go back to Bar Harbor, just to be able to stay at the Maples Inn!”
Stayed here for five nights with my husband. It is charming. Mark, the owner, is an excellent host who makes sure all of his guests are happy. His breakfasts are a culinary delight with generous portions and different menus each day. There are cookies in the afternoon. Coffee and tea service always available in the dining room. The room was clean, quiet, and very comfortable. The house is decorated with lovely Victorian period furnishings. Mark will assist you in planning your itineraries to see the area. He will also recommend restaurants. This B & B is located within walking distance of everything in Bar Harbor. It is a quaint, side street located off the main street so it's quiet with ample parking. We had a delightful stay and would definitely return.”
Since it was our first time staying at a B&B, we were not sure how it worked. And I imagine each innkeeper has their own way of doing things. We chose a B&B this time because we so much enjoyed our stay at Crowne Pointe in Provincetown. They are NOT a B&B, but it is smallish in a converted old home. They serve a lovely breakfast and it has a very personal and homey feel. When we decided to spend our 25th anniversary in Bar Harbor and visit Maine for the first time, we didn't want a large and impersonal hotel. We also wanted a place where we knew without asking that we would feel welcomed and accepted as a lesbian couple. We found the Maples Inn on Purple Roof, and we knew this had to be the place. The pictures on the web site show all the rooms accurately, and we chose the White Birch Suite. We like to spend our evenings reading and planning the next day's adventures, so we like to have a couch or at least two chairs in the room. We couldn't have been more comfortable. Mark, the innkeeper, unblinkingly accommodated our vegetarian diet. We really didn't expect it, and honestly only let him know in advance so he would know how much to purchase and prepare. We are completely happy with oatmeal every morning (actually prefer it), but he spoiled us with his "vacation food." He always has an assortment of baked goods, cold cereals, and oatmeal too. Tea and coffee (and even cocoa) are available all the time and cookies every evening. It's actually more than we expected from a B&B, so we were delighted. Again, our idea of a B&B is that a person opens their home to you and makes you breakfast. It's not a hotel, and it's not a restaurant.
We stayed 10 days, and Mark was extremely helpful with suggestions for area activities and restaurants. He was a very gracious host, and even though he has to be very busy (while we were here we saw him gardening, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and attending to guest rooms) he always made time to sit with guests in the parlor or on the front porch and chat about your day. Mark also did a lovely job of getting the ball rolling between guests, making introductions and pointing out things we have in common. As it turned out, we had roots in common with Mark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The husband of a couple we met spent his summers as a child less than 10 miles from where I grew up just east of Cincinnati. We spent a few long breakfasts getting to know another couple from Florida. We joked that we stayed so long at the breakfast table that Mark would have to start serving lunch!
The rooms are very quiet. There was a room beside us and above us, but we never heard people talking....just an occasional squeaky floor board, which is part of the charm of an old house. It also helps that there are no TVs.
We truly enjoyed our time here, and if our travels bring us back to Bar Harbor, we would certainly stay at the Maples Inn again.”
Give yourself a wonderful treat by staying at the MaplesInn . Mark, the owner makes you feel like family. His charm , friendliness and happy attitude makes you relax for your vacation . He is always eager to assist in planning out your days in Bar Harbor with helpful tips. The house is adorable ! The rooms are all different and lovely , with very comfy beds. Please don,t miss any of his breakfasts. YUMMY ! Of course the blueberry french toast is a winner .Also he has a special touch with rasberries . Its easy to walk to the center of town to explore. There,s plenty of things to choose from to fill you day . I n the evening , It was nice to unwind while sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs , sipping a chilled glass of wine or two. We can,t wait to return again.”
Maples Inn is the most delightful, charming B&B I've ever stayed at. My friends and I took a road trip up the coast, and we were only able to stay here for one night, but we wished it could have been much longer! The breakfasts here are delicious and beautiful, the rooms (we stayed in the Birch Suite) charming and lovely (the bed was so soft and comfortable), and the innkeeper, Mark, was super thoughtful and helpful, friendly but not overbearing. We absolutely LOVED staying here; I would plan a trip back to Bar Harbor just to be able to stay at Maples Inn!”