Waterfront Cottages & Hotel in Bar Harbor

The closest resort to Acadia. A vacation beyond compare.

Minutes from the Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park and bustling downtown Bar Harbor, Salt Cottages is a lively seaside haven for vacation. We offer a rare combination of resort activities and amenities with plenty of cottage and hotel lodging options, coastal style, and luxe details. All this in a stylish retreat overlooking Frenchman Bay.

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We’ve transformed a collection of charming Bar Harbor cottages into a lively resort complete with a swimming pool, on-site snack bar, and lots of activities. The result is a chic take on the classic Maine vacation experience complete with outdoor seating areas that showcase the stunning water views. If you prefer to create your own fun, we offer a variety of grab-and-go food options to fuel you up for an action-packed day of taking on all the greatest Acadia adventures and the best things to do on Mount Desert Island.

Open May 17- October 19 for the 2024 season.

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Reserve a studio, one or two-bedroom cottage, to feel like you’re in your own private vacation home or select a Bungalow Style hotel room with one king or two queen beds and experience a truly unique vacation.

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Studio Cottages

Everything you need in one open room, studio cottages are designed for solo travelers or couples who need a luxurious place to sleep after a day of adventuring.

1- and 2- Bedroom Cottages

You get all the style and luxury of our studio cottages with more room to spread out and relax.

If you’re looking for a Bar Harbor Hotel with fun things to do, Salt Cottages has plenty of amenities to help you enjoy every minute of your Maine vacation. Start each day by watching the sun rise over Frenchman Bay. Work up an appetite with a morning walk around our property or by playing some of your favorite lawn games. When the temperature rises, you can cool off in our on-site pool or grab a cold drink at Picnic and enjoy a snack under the shade of one of our brightly colored umbrellas. Your cottage’s outdoor seating area is a picturesque place to relax before you join your fellow vacationers for good times and tasty s’mores around our firepit.

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Things to Do in Bar Harbor

No Acadia vacation is complete without a trip to downtown Bar Harbor. Located right off Route 3, Salt Cottages is minutes away from Main Street in Bar Harbor where dozens of shops and restaurants await along with plenty of activities and lots of coastal New England charm. Whether you’re craving a classic Maine lobster roll or an authentic Irish pub, you’ll find it in Bar Harbor. You’ll also find several respected tour operators who can get you up close with harbor seals, whales, puffins, and more of Mount Desert Island’s aquatic neighbors. If you like your vacation with a side of adventure, be sure to check out the stand-up paddleboard and kayak guides or the rock climbing instructors who will help you earn the best views of Acadia National Park.

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Salt Cottages Location

Do you want to be close to all the Mount Desert Island sites and attractions without having to worry about traffic or parking? Our private, seaside retreat overlooks Frenchman Bay and is within walking distance from a general store, waterfront restaurant, wine and cheese shop, and post office. Salt Cottages is also minutes from the Hull’s Cove entrance to Acadia National Park where you can spend your days hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cycling, or simply seeing the sights by car and parking whenever you want to admire the ocean views. When you stay at Salt Cottages you get the ultimate combination of convenience and privacy in a Bar Harbor resort with a swimming pool and lots of fun things to do without getting in your car.

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