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Waterfront Cottages 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 family resort activities and amenities with plenty of lodging options, coastal style, and luxe details. All this in a stylish retreat overlooking Frenchman Bay that has been completely renovated in 2022.

We’ve transformed a collection of Bar Harbor cottages dating back to the 1940s into a family-friendly resort complete with a swimming pool, on-site dining, organized activities, and lots of games for kids of all ages. 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 July 1 – October 31 for the 2022 season.

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Whether you choose a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom cottage, you’ll feel like you’re in your own private vacation home. Our hotel rooms will open in 2023 to deliver a nostalgic vacation experience with your choice of a single king bed or double queens and embody charm without compromising luxury.

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 lunch 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 pizza and sub shop, 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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