“Acadia View” Bed & Breakfast, Just Outside Schoodic Peninsula Turnoff For Acadia National Park.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013...

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I found “Acadia View” bed & breakfast in the very well done “Downeast Acadia and Schoodic Peninsula” brochure produced by the “Schoodic Chamber of Commerce” that I had picked up during our June visit to Acadia. It sounded nice and I pulled up their Website. It sure looked my type of place BUT then I found this in their “Rates/Policies” page: “Children over twelve years of age, who are well supervised, are welcome”! That was a problem. Teischan is eight and I am not convinced that she can be well supervised. But I took a chance and called. Got co-owner Jim Close on the phone. Explained my dilemma. He understood. I promised to do my best to keep Teischan under control. We made a booking and made arrangements for a late arrival and two ‘blow up’ beds, for the girls, in the 1st floor “Frenchman’s Bay” room — with views over the Bay towards Bar Harbor.

We were delighted when we got there. My first thought was that this was indeed ‘First Class’. By far the best accommodation that we have enjoyed in Acadia, possibly even all of Maine (and that is counting the “Samoset Resort” in Rockland that we have stayed at), though it was also the most we had payed for a room. But it was worth it. Very elegant and classy. It was like staying at a museum (and we are not exactly strangers when it comes to being around objet d’art. This the first time I have stayed at a bed & breakfast in probably 15 years. It was different, in a good way. The owners, Pat & Jim Close, are very nice and helpful. See what I say in the YouTube description.

We will definitely go back again.


Click to access photo montage as a 3:36 minute YouTube video. Some of the pictures aren’t great but this should give you a feel as to this delightful b&b. The outdoor scenes are mainly from the walk to their ocean front. The night view is that of Bar Harbor from our balcony.

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