Immerse yourself in the splendor of Bar Harbor’s gilded age at Cleftstone Manor. Once a private residence, this mansion was built in 1881 and offers luxurious accommodations for guests. Lofty ceilings, heavy timbers, deep windows and ornate moldings are the bones of this architectural gem. Serene colors, tasteful antique and reproduction furnishings provide a welcome retreat from the whirl of Bar Harbor activity.
Breakfast at the Cleftstone is generous, and our recipes featuring fresh Maine ingredients are often requested. Abby’s Retreat is a wicker-filled sunporch where guests may share light appetizers as well as their discoveries of the day. Furnishings, art, sculpture and exotic memorabilia are reminiscent of the Cleftstone’s beginning in Bar Harbor’s heyday, and include Joseph Pulitzer’s dining room table, 12-feet long and made of tiger oak. A rare amber glass collection is on display in the parlor, where a fire glows on cool evenings and comfortable seats are perfect for an afternoon read.
The library is equipped with high-speed internet access, books and games. An outdoor pool is available, and all rooms have private baths, air conditioning and television.
Join us, and recapture the spirit of Bar Harbor at the turn of the century.