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Looking for recommendations for a place to stay in BH. Looks like a lot of places are closed already so I know the choices are slim. Reviews are all over the map. So personal suggestions welcome.
 

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A few years back we stayed here http://www.saltairinn.com/ Very nice place and in a great spot. It was great to sit on the lawn by the harbor...not sure it would be worth it this time of year...brrrr. The rooms were very large and fancy. We also stayed http://www.aysgarth.com/ and had a nice time. It is much smaller, but the innnkeepers were very nice, laid back and very helpful with their knowldege.
The innkeeper at the SaltAir was the one that told me about the Hulls Cove Tool barn.
 

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We stayed at the Black Friar's Inn many many years ago. THose owners were the ones who got us started on running a B & B. They have however also sold along time ago. So don't know the current status. Can't remember any of the other places we stayed in our other visits there...no others were that memorable I guess:-(
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
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muirford said:
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
Oh, absolutely. 2 links in one email from someone we've never heard from before?
And it is interesting that if you do a search on them, all you find are press releases. Not even their own website shows up before the PR. Page 3 on Google before I got to their site.
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I've been getting spam from them (recommended inns, not the B&B). They will "publish positive feedback from your guests along with unlimited information about your property." Hmmm...
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
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muirford said:
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
Oh, come on. Enjoing conspiracy teories?:)
You may check Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean own website:
http://www.balancerockinn.com/
Or reviews on TripAdvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60709-d112601-Reviews-Balance_Rock_Inn-Bar_Harbor_Maine.html
It makes no difference. I like r-inns just because they have a comprehensive database and some travelers feedback gathered in every listing. So what? I also received ads emails from them.
You know, I'm a live person out here. And I'm just expressing my opinion. You may agree or may not - up to you. Let's better focus on the topicstarter's question. My previous post was related to it. Yours?
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
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muirford said:
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
Oh, come on. Enjoing conspiracy teories?:)
You may check Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean own website:
http://www.balancerockinn.com/
Or reviews on TripAdvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60709-d112601-Reviews-Balance_Rock_Inn-Bar_Harbor_Maine.html
It makes no difference. I like r-inns just because they have a comprehensive database and some travelers feedback gathered in every listing. So what? I also received ads emails from them.
You know, I'm a live person out here. And I'm just expressing my opinion. You may agree or may not - up to you. Let's better focus on the topicstarter's question. My previous post was related to it. Yours?
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We do a lot of what is fondly referred to as thread hijacking around here.
Not to keep dinging the inn you keep posting about but they are closed for the season and their reviews are not that good, especially given what they charge. If they charged $100/night they could get away with reviews like they have.
So, given you don't know anything that's open for when I'm traveling, your post didn't really help me, did it? Whereas the other poster pointed out that the website you were trying to refer me to was probably something you have a vested interest in and I should beware of what I found there.
At which point I went and looked (not clicked the link), I went and looked for the site. Dang near impossible to find even using the name. And how the heck could someone use that site when none of the sorting links work? Sort by price? Returns an error. Sort by location (pretty helpful for a big state like Maine)? Returns an error. With all of the inns listed willy nilly I gave up after looking at the first page. No guest is going to go thru 63 pages of inns with no sorting.
Can't use a site that doesn't work. Or one that is laid out in a way only the programmer knows how to find anything.
So, back to the question...anyone have any recommendations for a place to stay in BH?
 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
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I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
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muirford said:
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
Oh, come on. Enjoing conspiracy teories?:)
You may check Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean own website:
http://www.balancerockinn.com/
Or reviews on TripAdvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60709-d112601-Reviews-Balance_Rock_Inn-Bar_Harbor_Maine.html
It makes no difference. I like r-inns just because they have a comprehensive database and some travelers feedback gathered in every listing. So what? I also received ads emails from them.
You know, I'm a live person out here. And I'm just expressing my opinion. You may agree or may not - up to you. Let's better focus on the topicstarter's question. My previous post was related to it. Yours?
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We do a lot of what is fondly referred to as thread hijacking around here.
Not to keep dinging the inn you keep posting about but they are closed for the season and their reviews are not that good, especially given what they charge. If they charged $100/night they could get away with reviews like they have.
So, given you don't know anything that's open for when I'm traveling, your post didn't really help me, did it? Whereas the other poster pointed out that the website you were trying to refer me to was probably something you have a vested interest in and I should beware of what I found there.
At which point I went and looked (not clicked the link), I went and looked for the site. Dang near impossible to find even using the name. And how the heck could someone use that site when none of the sorting links work? Sort by price? Returns an error. Sort by location (pretty helpful for a big state like Maine)? Returns an error. With all of the inns listed willy nilly I gave up after looking at the first page. No guest is going to go thru 63 pages of inns with no sorting.
Can't use a site that doesn't work. Or one that is laid out in a way only the programmer knows how to find anything.
So, back to the question...anyone have any recommendations for a place to stay in BH?
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The Re comm ended Inns site is owned by Travelegia, which also owns bnbstar.com. While the bnbstar site enjoys a PR4 ranking, the reco mmend ed Inns site has a PR of ZERO, so you're not the only one not finding it online.
 

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well, it's (balance rock) a pretty place but their site says they closed october 25. saw some nice reviews for it on t.a. ...
wondering if much is open fall/winter in that area, bree?
 

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We stayed at Cleftsone Manor years ago and loved it. It's been much improved upon too. I have no clue if they're closed for the season. It's near the ferry.
 

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We stayed at Cleftsone Manor years ago and loved it. It's been much improved upon too. I have no clue if they're closed for the season. It's near the ferry..
i looked it up. nice place. but seems to be closed for the winter.

 

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I would recommend the "Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean".
You can read some actual travelers' comments here: http://www.recommendedinns.com/id_1224174.html
This is really a very nice inn with spectacular view. Have been there for a while. The staff is polite and helpful. Well, it's probably more expensive than a regular B&B might be, but it is worth it.
There are quite few good B&Bs in that area, you can find some more in the same directory:
http://www.recommendedinns.com/find-inns-Maine-Bar%20Harbor-Acadia.html
Good luck in your search!.
Balance Rock is closed for the season and in season it is over $350/night. Not in my price range. And their reviews are all over the place.
.
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
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muirford said:
I'm just guessing that Mr. Vortex is a shill for that recommended inns website. Don'cha think?
Oh, come on. Enjoing conspiracy teories?:)
You may check Balance Rock Inn On The Ocean own website:
http://www.balancerockinn.com/
Or reviews on TripAdvisor:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60709-d112601-Reviews-Balance_Rock_Inn-Bar_Harbor_Maine.html
It makes no difference. I like r-inns just because they have a comprehensive database and some travelers feedback gathered in every listing. So what? I also received ads emails from them.
You know, I'm a live person out here. And I'm just expressing my opinion. You may agree or may not - up to you. Let's better focus on the topicstarter's question. My previous post was related to it. Yours?
.
We do a lot of what is fondly referred to as thread hijacking around here.
Not to keep dinging the inn you keep posting about but they are closed for the season and their reviews are not that good, especially given what they charge. If they charged $100/night they could get away with reviews like they have.
So, given you don't know anything that's open for when I'm traveling, your post didn't really help me, did it? Whereas the other poster pointed out that the website you were trying to refer me to was probably something you have a vested interest in and I should beware of what I found there.
At which point I went and looked (not clicked the link), I went and looked for the site. Dang near impossible to find even using the name. And how the heck could someone use that site when none of the sorting links work? Sort by price? Returns an error. Sort by location (pretty helpful for a big state like Maine)? Returns an error. With all of the inns listed willy nilly I gave up after looking at the first page. No guest is going to go thru 63 pages of inns with no sorting.
Can't use a site that doesn't work. Or one that is laid out in a way only the programmer knows how to find anything.
So, back to the question...anyone have any recommendations for a place to stay in BH?
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The Re comm ended Inns site is owned by Travelegia, which also owns bnbstar.com. While the bnbstar site enjoys a PR4 ranking, the reco mmend ed Inns site has a PR of ZERO, so you're not the only one not finding it online.
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That explains a LOT. Talk about a spam generator.
 
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