Maine calls itself the Vacationland for good reason. Every year tourists come from all over the country to experience "the way life should be. A favorite destination in Maine, Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island draws hundreds of those tourists. The park itself is comprised of over 47,000 acres, including woods, cliffs, and of course beaches. It was the first national park established East of the Mississippi. It is open to the public year round, however some roads and buildings do close down during the winter months. But winter or summer, the acres of coastline, beautiful foliage, and diverse wildlife, make it worth visiting no matter the season. Also, worth visiting is nearby Bar Harbor, a well-known tourist destination and favorite shopping spot. Because of the popularity of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, hotels fill the area.
One of these Acadia National Park hotels is the Bar Harbor Inn. The Inn sits on a half a mile of the shore of Frenchman Bay, which is located on the grounds of Acadia National Park. Lodging buildings include the Main Inn, the Oceanfront Lodge and the Newport Building. A complementary continental breakfast, wireless internet access, and uniquely, homemade cookies upon check-in, are provided. Most of the rooms overlook the water so that you never have to be too far from the beauty of Maine. Acadia National Park may be open all year round, but the Bar Harbor Inn is closed from December to mid March.
For those wishing to stay in Acadia National Park hotels during the winter The Acadia Inn is open all year round. Though not commanding a place within Acadia National Park, lodging is only one mile from the park entrance, and, conveniently for those tourists who want to see it all, is also the same distance from downtown Bar Harbor. For tourists who want to be even more adventurous, The Acadia Inn is only 300 yards form the Cat, a ferry that runs form Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A continental breakfast and high speed internet is included with each room. The Inn also features an outdoor pool, hot tub, gift shop, laundry facilities, and a children's play area.
Acadia National Park hotels can also be extravagant. The Bar Harbor Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort is one of these hotels. It includes over 1,000 feet of ocean front property on Frenchman's Bay. The Resort also features two restaurants, an oceanfront lounge, meeting facilities, and a ballroom. Aside from their two hundred and nineteen rooms, the Resort also has penthouse sweets which include private balconies, and separate bedroom, living, and kitchen areas. No tourist could ask for more.
Acadia National Park hotels are as varied as their guests, providing visitors with everything they could ever need to live life the Maine way. But one thing they have in common is the breathtaking beauty of Acadia National Park and the Maine coastline. One might even be tempted to take advantage of the park's many campsites, to become totally immersed in the outdoors.