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Spectacular Ocean View, 10 min to Acadia, Kayak, Fish, Swim, 3 Lakes Nearby
4.7/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Wonderful trip

"6 couples used home as base for Acadia and Bar Harbor trip. Great location and spacious accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Spectacular Ocean View, 10 min to Acadia, Kayak, Fish, Swim, 3 Lakes Nearby
Beautifully Charming New England Home on Somes Pond & Acadia National Park
Comfortable House, Great Views, Private Setting Available May/june, Sep/oct
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Fabulous

"Loved house! Very spacious with plenty of room for our 8 person college reunion. Comfortable furniture and well equipped. Would come back anytime!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Comfortable House, Great Views, Private Setting Available May/june, Sep/oct
Enjoy a Secluded Location on Mount Desert Close to Acadia National Park
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1.64 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Very comfortable, spacious and quiet home.

"We were very impressed with the property, specially given we had two dogs. The ease of letting them roam around the fenced area was a bonus for us and them. The location is also the best. Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor are both less than 15 minutes away. Southwest Harbor about 10 minutes, and Freshies ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Enjoy a Secluded Location on Mount Desert Close to Acadia National Park
Quiet, Charm, Great Location ~ Come Visit!
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1.53 mi from city center
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Juniper Cottage

"Property was a nice size for two. Property grounds and neighborhood are very nice - park-like setting. Helpful information of nearby attractions. Overall an enjoyable/comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Quiet, Charm, Great Location ~ Come Visit!
Relax, Enjoy the Quiet, Explore Acadia
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1.53 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Quaint cottage in Somesville

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was as described and had everything we needed. The was only a shower, no tub. The bed was really comfortable and the area is very quiet. Inside was decorated with a lot of nice and cozy touches. Convenient to Acadia NP. I would definitely recommend and stay ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Relax, Enjoy the Quiet, Explore Acadia
FARMHOUSE RETREAT in the ❤️ Of Acadia National park/wild blueberries on 3 acres!
4.8/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Lovely visit to MDI

"Robert and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts and provided delightful accommodations and recommendations - especially enjoyed going to Common Good Cafe and Burning Tree restaurant. I was not bothered by traffic noise but others in my party were not used to it."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

FARMHOUSE RETREAT in the ❤️ Of Acadia National park/wild blueberries on 3 acres!
Tall Pines Retreat, Somesville|Mt. Desert. 15 min to Bar Harbor, 5 to Acadia NtP
4.9/5Exceptional! (37 reviews)
1st visit to Maine

"Visiting Maine for the first time was made an even more incredible experience by staying here. The place was incredible and very welcoming. The location was wonderful. We can’t wait to come back and stay longer!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Tall Pines Retreat, Somesville|Mt. Desert. 15 min to Bar Harbor, 5 to Acadia NtP
REDUCED RATES! Oceanfront, HOT TUB, Fire Pit-near Bar Harbor+Acadia National Pk
4.7/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Amazing stay on Somes Sound

"My wife and I really enjoyed our time in the Hall Quarry neighborhood, with excellent views of Somes Sound, Norumbega and Sargeant Mtns., and a well-cared for home that was clean and inviting. Proximity to both sides of the island is ideal. Property Managers were very helpful every step of the way, ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

REDUCED RATES! Oceanfront, HOT TUB, Fire Pit-near Bar Harbor+Acadia National Pk
Acadia Long Pond Waterfront 75 ft to Dock Modern Cottage Sleeps 5
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0.84 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)
Great Cozy Cabin

"If you’re looking for a place to get away and relax then this is the place to go. My wife and I enjoyed the peacefulness of being right on the lake. The owner was very responsive with communication too. This is a must stay location!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Acadia Long Pond Waterfront 75 ft to Dock Modern Cottage Sleeps 5
Acadia National Park-- secluded ocean-front cottage
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2.78 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great Property and Location!

"The Nub House feels private and tucked away, with beautiful views of Somes Sound (sunsets are particularly spectacular), while being close to everything on MDI. The house was clean, comfortable, and well-stocked, and the property owner, Angela, communicated well. We couldn't have asked for a better ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Acadia National Park-- secluded ocean-front cottage
Beautiful Seaside Home with Sweeping Views
The price is $430 per night
1.18 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
The perfect home base for our family reunion

"From the moment we entered this wonderful home it felt familiar and friendly. Everything that we needed was in this very well stocked home. The sunroom was our favorite place to gather during the day and the cozy living room our evening pleasure. Would recommend this property highly to anyone visiting ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Beautiful Seaside Home with Sweeping Views
Tranquil Lakefront Cottage w Dock on Pristine Long Pond by Acadia National Park
5/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Fantastic!

"Vacationing here is a dream. The house is amazing and the location is perfect. Acadia is accessible, Bar Harbor is nearby, or if you just want to relax, Long Pond is right outside. The owner and caretaker are very friendly and make the experience a delight."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Tranquil Lakefront Cottage w Dock on Pristine Long Pond by Acadia National Park
PEACEFUL/Charming home/Dog Friendly/enjoy nature & wildlife/central location
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Very nice.

"Nice home. Quiet neighborhood, We enjoyed our stay there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

PEACEFUL/Charming home/Dog Friendly/enjoy nature & wildlife/central location
The Long House, a Private, Lake Front House, Secluded in the Woods
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Visiting Mount Desert

Visitors can enjoy all that Mount Desert has to offer including the waterfront, mountain views, and bars. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape.

  • You'll find 344 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Bar Harbor
  • The closest major airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), 7 mi (11.3 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Mount Desert

The picturesque setting of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park exemplify the city's natural beauty. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Maine Granite Industry Museum and Acadia Repertory Theater.

As you start planning your visit to Mount Desert, the best accommodation may not be centrally located but there are 210 hotels and lodging options locally. Listed here are places to stay in the surrounding area:

Dressing for Mount Desert

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 47°F during the day and 11°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 80°F, while the average at night is 30°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 82°F with nighttime averages of 46°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 64°F and nighttime averages of 16°F
  • About 1.85 inches of rain falls on Mount Desert each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 79°F, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 14°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Mount Desert?
Based on Expedia’s traveler preferences, Historic village, charming cottage, great central location is a top place to stay in Mount Desert. Other good choices for your visit include Acadia National Park– secluded ocean-front cottage and Tranquil Views of Somes Sound and Beautiful Sargent Mnt. at Your Door.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Mount Desert, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals in Mount Desert.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Mount Desert?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Mount Desert, click here.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Mount Desert?
Farmhouse Retreat in the Of Acadia National Park/wild Blueberries on 3 Acres! is a favorite property for couples, and features a garden and concierge services.
What's the best place to stay with easy access to Acadia National Park?
Asticou Inn is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It’s located 1.9 mi (3 km) from Acadia National Park. Other good options within 5 miles include Harbourside Inn and Kimball Terrace Inn Northeast Harbor.
What is the best spa hotel in Mount Desert?
What's the best accommodation near Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)?
Isleview Motel and Cottages is a popular property, featuring free WiFi and free parking. It’s located a short 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Hancock County - Bar Harbor Airport. Other options near the airport are Acadia Sunrise Motel and Open Hearth Inn.
How is it to stay in Mount Desert?
Visitors can enjoy all that Mount Desert has to offer including the waterfront, mountain views, and bars. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape. Top sights around the area include Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Whale Watching. In Mount Desert, there are 39 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Mount Desert?
Cultural venues include Maine Granite Industry Museum and Acadia Repertory Theater. Natural beauty is on display at Acadia National Park, Long Pond, and Echo Lake Beach. Additionally, you’ll find Bar Harbor Whale Watching in the area.
What's the seasonal weather like in Mount Desert?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 27°F. Average annual rainfall for Mount Desert is 2 inches.

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