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Onsite Experiences at Salt Cottages

From the moment you check in, we want every moment you spend at Salt Cottages to be joyful and stress-free. After you unpack, we invite you to meet some of your neighbors by our pool, around one of our firepits, or playing a spirited game of ping pong in our vintage game shed. If you prefer privacy, we have plenty of places to relax and lots of games to play, including bocce, badminton, and cornhole.

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The Salt Cottages pool is also home to Picnic, our nostalgic snack bar that serves all your favorite summertime snacks, treats, and indulgences. Picnic is the place to be when you’re craving comfort and convenience. When you need a break from the sun, enjoy your treats in our inside seating area.


Heated Pool

There are so many places to stay on Mount Desert Island, but if you’re seeking an Acadia resort with a pool overlooking the ocean, Salt Cottages has you covered. Escape the early afternoon heat with a refreshing swim or kick back in one of our chaise lounges after a busy day of exploring Bar Harbor.

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Fire Pit with S'mores

The list of things to do on Mount Desert Island is virtually endless, but there’s only one way to end each day. We supply the firewood, graham crackers, marshmallows, and  Chocolate bars so you can kick back at our firepit, look up at the stars, and savor every moment of your Bar Harbor vacation.

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Grab & Go

When your vacation plan calls for lots of sightseeing, cycling, hiking, or paddling, let us handle the food so you can focus on fun. Bring your cooler or backpack and choose from our curated mix of healthy snacks, sports drinks, and energy bars to fuel each day’s adventure.

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Spectacular Sunrises

Cadillac Mountain is the most popular place to watch the sunrise on Mount Desert Island, but our lawn is a lot more convenient and every bit as stunning. Kick back in one of our Adirondack chairs or take the short stroll to our entrance and admire nature in all its early morning glory!

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Lawn Games

Whether you’re looking to keep your kids busy or stay active while you enjoy a cocktail, you’ll find plenty of low-impact lawn games that are big-time fun. We have two cornhole games, a Frisbee golf hole where you can practice your “putting,” and a net for badminton or volleyball.

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Hot Tubs

You’ll find our two 2-4 person hot tubs on opposite ends of the patio area near our heated swimming pool. It’s an invigorating way to start your morning, a soothing escape in the afternoon, and a blissful way to relax, recuperate and reflect on the day’s adventures.

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Rain or shine, our club house keeps boredom at bay with fun games of skill for all ages, including Ping Pong, a miniature basketball Pop-a-Shot game, and two entertaining versions of Ring Toss. Bring a playmate or come alone and challenge your fellow guests to some friendly competition.

You chose a Bar Harbor vacation for a reason, and Salt Cottage is just minutes away from the area’s best attractions. You can’t go wrong exploring the downtown area, but to help you spend less time deciding and more time enjoying, our staff has compiled a list of their favorite things to do in Bar Harbor.

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