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US News Best Hotels Silver Badge Balance Rock Inn On the Ocean

Bar Harbor’s AAA Four-Diamond oceanfront lodging in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor

The Balance Rock is a family “cottage” that was built in 1903. A time when wealthy tycoons selected the most desirable locations along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast for their summer mansions. Balance Rock Inn presents romantic ambiance of times gone by and luxury oceanfront accommodations above all to make your vacation relaxing and unforgettable in downtown Bar Harbor.

Commanding a breathtaking waterfront location, the Inn sits on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman Bay. In addition the Inn offers a sense of privacy and serenity, yet steps away lies downtown Bar Harbor. Indulge in the peacefulness of the Inn’s surroundings, with ocean views from your room, common areas, or the pool and grounds. Guests can be pampered, getting incomparable lodging, amenities and service.

In addition to the luxury oceanfront accommodations, the Veranda is a must stop for guests to dine. Visit our restaurant online at The Veranda Bar and restaurant. You can dine outside on our waterfront deck and enjoy the chef’s tasting menu. Guests also enjoy the outdoor fire-pit for cocktails and lite fair. Similarly the Inn offers an array of packages, the  Romantic Getaway is a guest favorite.

We are a wonderful vacation destination for spring, summer, and fall. With a history of hospitality, oceanfront accommodations, spectacular scenery, and innate charm… Balance Rock Inn has it all.