Find the best place to stay — Bar Harbor

Where to stay around Bar Harbor?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,067 holiday lettings near Bar Harbor. From 545 houses to 270 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bar Harbor is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bar Harbor?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bar Harbor:

  • Bass Harbor: 73 holiday homes
  • Bernard: 71 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 30 holiday homes
  • Hall Quarry: 39 holiday homes
  • Hancock Point: 30 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bar Harbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bar Harbor. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,173 holiday lettings
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,257 holiday lettings
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf: 1,206 holiday lettings
  • Garland Farm: 1,242 holiday lettings
  • Village Green: 1,167 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bar Harbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Bar Harbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 545 houses in Bar Harbor. Our other popular types of Bar Harbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 270 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 64 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 64 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bar Harbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 52 holiday homes with pool available in Bar Harbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA your home away from home

    Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island was one of the top summer resorts in New England during the 19th century and continues to attract visitors to this exclusive area. Millionaire's Row was once the summer home of the Vanderbilts, Fords, Rockefellers and other powerful families but a large number of these lavish mansions were destroyed by fire in the drought of 1947.

    Things to Do in Bar Harbor, ME

    This beautiful area around Bar Harbor holiday rentals lends itself to hiking, cycling and wildlife spotting. More adventurous-spirited visitors can go rock climbing, sailing and paddle boarding. Take a tour of the local breweries, go on a boat trip or fishing charter or play golf in the area. Shopping is another popular activity with many designer boutiques and art galleries showcasing local skills. Bar Harbor is popular with long distance cyclists as it is the end of the Atlantic Coast Bike route which starts in Key West, Florida, and the start of the Northern Tier Bicycle route which goes across the U.S. to Washington State.

    Places to Visit Around Bar Harbor, ME

    Bar Harbor is on the edge of Acadia National Park with the 1,532 foot high peak of Mount Cadillac at the centre. The summit is the first point each day where the sun rise can be viewed in the U.S. The national park offers scenic loop drives, traffic-free roads for cycling and over 125 miles of hiking trails. Family entertainment in Bar Harbor includes visiting the oceanarium, zoo and the unique Lumberjack Show.

    Weather in Bar Harbor, Maine

    Bar Harbor holiday rentals are ideal to visit at almost any time of year, but in the summer the climate is particularly beautiful. The area is warm and sunny with average temperatures of 81°F (27°C). It can be humid with occasional showers at any time. In winter its coastal location keeps temperatures generally above freezing at night with daytime highs around 46°F (8°C). Spring and fall can be quieter times with cooler days and slightly more rain.

    Travel to Bar Harbor, Maine

    Most visitors to Bar Harbor fly into the local Hancock County-Bar Harbor (BHB) Airport which is served by US Airways and Colgan Air on a daily basis. Bangor (BGR) and Knox County Regional (RKD) Airports are both about 50 miles away in Maine. International visitors should look for flights to Yarmouth (YQI) Airport, over the border in Canada, or Portland International (PWM) Jetport about 120 miles away. From there a hire car will be required to reach the island. Those driving to Bar Harbor should take I-95 to Bangor (exit 45-A - 395), then pick-up route1A to Ellsworth, and then Route 3 to Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor holiday rentals are also easy to get to by high-speed ferry from Nova Scotia in less than 2½ hours.

    Attractions in and around Bar Harbor

    Looking for things to do while you're in Bar Harbor? Don't miss cultural highlights such as Bar Harbor Whale Museum, Abbe Museum and Bar Harbor Historical Society. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Agamont Park, Shore Path and Village Green. You can take a shopping trip to L.L. Bean Shopping Outlet. During your stay, you may want to visit George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, Cadillac Mountain or Ocean Path Trailhead. Other things to do while in town include a visit to Mount Desert Island, Garland Farm and Mount Desert Island Oceanarium.