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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2021

Diamond Collection — of inspected luxury inns

Best of New England, Yankee Magazine

Best of New England, Boston Magazine

Boston Globe — 2006

Seven of the Best Inns of America — Boots‘n’all Guide to Indie Travel

Fodor’s Maine Coast

Moon Coastal Maine


Contemporary touches

“If you desire old-fashioned charm but find Bar Harbor’s Victorian décor a bit too relentless, this 10-room inn is your antidote ... it gleams with contemporary-traditional touches.”Boston Magazine, Best of New England

Zero regrets

“For a romantic getaway with outdoor activities, this is the place. The innkeepers and their staff are so hospitable. They make the overall environment so relaxing and comfortable. And the food is AMAZING! Book here and you will have zero regrets.”TripAdvisor guest review

Gorgeous, immaculate, comfortable

“Perfect in every way! I read many wonderful reviews on the Bass Cottage Inn before making our reservation, and I was not disappointed! The breakfasts were delicious and served by very delightful staff. Our room was gorgeous, immaculate, and so comfortable. There were many wonderful special little touches. We most definitely recommend staying at this Inn!” guest review

High marks

“This tucked-away inn gets unfailingly high marks for friendliness, service and proximity to the water. Breakfast feasts are worthy of a multi-star restaurant and will probably keep you around for an hour. You may never want to leave.”Frommers’s Maine Coast

Will definitely be back

“I cannot say enough about the Bass Cottage Inn. I did not want to leave to go to the next stop on our trip, and I wanted to go back after we were gone! We will definitely be back!”TripAdvisor guest review

Fresh and inviting

“Perfectly situated in the center of town, the c. 1885 Bass Cottage has recently received a new lease on life. The 10 renovated rooms are awash with antiques, luxurious linens and soothing tones. They’re fresh and inviting, without being weighed down by frilly Victorian décor found in many other period guesthouses.”Lonely Planet New England guide

A class apart

“A class apart ... This place has pedigree. We cannot say enough positive things about it.”Tripadvisor guest review

A great escape

“The Ritz’s version of a bed and breakfast ... truly a great escape in Bar Harbor.”INNConcierge


“If the words ‘bed and breakfast’ conjure up images of lots of chintz, yellowed doilies and other fussy Victoriana, think again: the Bass Cottage Inn has none of the above.”Tripadvisor guest review

Elegant and refreshing

“Completely renovated in 2004, this elegant and refreshing inn ... respects its Victorian history — without the stuffy Victorian décor.”Fodor’s Maine Coast

Inn hospitality at its best

“The Bass Cottage Inn was just as good as the rave reviews we had read before we booked. This is inn hospitality at its best by people who clearly take justifiable pride.”Tripadvisor guest review

Five stars

“This place sets the standard for a wonderful five star bed & breakfast. The staff is welcoming and helpful, and one wonderful accommodation that makes you feel like home is the 24/7 pantry with coffee, tea, sodas, water, fruit, fresh-baked cookies ... Not to mention the wonderful gourmet breakfast every morning!”Yelp guest review

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