Once a Grand Summer Cottage
Built in 1903 as a grand summer cottage for a wealthy railroad tycoon, the Balance Rock Inn is now a AAA Four Diamond Inn with sumptuous decor, lush carpets, rich patina woodwork, impeccable fabrics, and expansive views of Frenchman Bay. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac on a secluded tree-covered property overlooking a private beach, the Inn is a hidden jewel, just a block from downtown Bar Harbor.
With comfortable, uniquely appointed guest rooms and luxury suites, the Inn offers quiet common areas, an outdoor pool and aromatic floral gardens that contribute to the Inn’s sense of harmony.
After a hugely satisfying day, unwind with a cocktail at The Veranda Bar and indulge in small plate dining and nightly dinner specials by renowned local Chef Joshua Heikkinen. The Veranda Bar offers privacy and outdoor seating with a stunning view of Frenchman Bay and the surrounding Porcupine Islands. The menu changes weekly ensuring that guests get the freshest seafood and ingredients in Bar Harbor.
Why we love it: The pampering! And, the “OMG” views of Frenchman Bay.