Graycote Inn      
40 Holland Ave, Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1432, USA    
(207) 288-3044


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Circa 1881. "A retreat from the everyday" is the slogan here, and they mean everyday; unlike other inns in the area they are open year-round. Hospitality is generous at this Victorian inn, originally built for the first rector of St. Saviourís Episcopal Church. Graycoe is the first Green Certified inn in Bar Harbor. Sitting beside the living room fireplace or on the veranda is a relaxing way to enjoy afternoon refreshments. Find a tray of hot beverages placed near guest bedrooms every morning, before savoring a gourmet breakfast on the enclosed porch. Hammocks beckon nappers, and the lawn is ready for croquet. Free off-street parking makes it easy to explore opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, biking, photography, and other local activities. The innkeepers are happy to make recommendations.

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$159 to $224

Off Season: $98 to $120

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Travelers Checks, Discover, Personal Checks, Master Card and American Express.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 12 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with fireplaces, 5 total suites, including 2 two-bedroom suites. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Frequent guest discount program
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • FAX On-site
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Frequent Guest Discount Program

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Seminars
    • Romantic Getaways


Free on-site

Inns Of Interest

    • Churches & Parsonages

Romantic Interest

Canopy beds, deep soaking bathtubs, working wood burning fireplaces, private balconies. The Graycote Inn provides a quiet retreat from the everyday: no telephones in bedrooms, no TV in the inn.

What's Green About Your Inn

Graycote Inn was the first business on Mt. Desert Island to be certified green by the State of Maine. Efforts include energy conservation, pollution avoidance, local sourcing of food, and educational efforts.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Professional Association of Innkeepers International, Maine Innkeepers Association, Bar Harbor B&B Association, African-American Association of Innkeepers International

Describe Garden and Grounds

The Graycote Inn has nearly an acre of landscaped grounds, one of the largest of any B&B in Bar Harbor. There are hammocks, Adirondack chairs, garden benches, and a croquet court.

Cadillac Mountain Suite

This air conditioned suite is the largest room, featuring 10-foot ceilings and a King-size canopy bed. The private sitting room has a wicker chair, an upholstered armchair and a wicker table. The full bath includes a clawfoot tub/shower combination.

Somes Sound Suite

This air conditioned suite provides a very bright bedroom with a King-size canopy bed. The private sitting room contains wicker chairs, a table and a daybed. The full bath includes a clawfoot tub/shower combination.

St. Sauveur Mountain

Curl up with a good book in a wicker armchair in front of the wood-burning fireplace. This large room has a Queen-size canopy bed and a full tub/shower bath and is air conditioned.

Frenchman Bay

Enjoy this very large room's wood-burning fireplace from cozy armchairs or from the King-size lace canopy bed. The spacious shower bath has a large shower and the room is air conditioned.

Bass Harbor Head

Relax in a King-size canopy bed. Enjoy a wood burning fireplace from a cozy settee under a lazy ceiling fan. The good-size bath has a modern shower. The room is air conditioned.

Cranberry Isles

Enjoy this bright airy room with a Queen-size canopy bed. The private full bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination is five steps down the hall. The room is air conditioned.

The Starr

Fall asleep under the stars shining through a skylight over the Queen-size brass bed. The room is air conditioned. The shower bath has a modern shower stall.

Sand Point

This bright airy room features a Queen-size brass bed, a sitting area with two wicker chairs beyond which are French doors leading to a private balcony. The small bath contains the shower and toilet; the sink and vanity are in the bedroom.

Hulls Cove

This romantic room provides a King-size canopy bed, a sitting area with two wicker chairs beyond which are French doors leading to a private balcony. The full bath has a clawfoot tub/shower combination.

Otter Cliffs Suite

This cozy suite provides guests with both a private balcony and a private sitting room. The air conditioned bedroom has a Queen-size canopy bed; the sitting room contains comfortable wicker chairs, a table and a bookcase. The large shower bath has a spacious modern stall shower.

Carriage House

The Carriage House has two stories and each floor is occupied by a two-bedroom suite. One bedroom has Queen-size, the other with King-size bed, also includes a private living room and a shower bath with a modern stall shower. The living room includes a TV and VCR and DVD players. These suites can be rented as either one or two bedroom suites and are air conditioned. Not available during the winter.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights in season June 16-Oct. 15 and Memorial Weekend. Longer for some holidays.


14 days notice, $25 fee


3:00 / 10:30

Other Activities

    • Water Sports
    • Tennis
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Music
    • Theatre
    • Acadia National Park
    • Walk To Excellent Restaurants
    • Concerts
    • Gardens
    • Jackson Laboratory
    • Mt. Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Historic Interest

The Graycote was built for the Leffingwell family. Christopher Starr Leffingwell was the first Rector of St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor.

Historic Memberships:

  • National Trust
  • Local Historical Society

Other Awards:

First Bar Harbor/Mt. Desert Island business in any sector to receive Green Certification from the State of Maine. First business to receive the Environmental Leadership Award from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Nearby College/University

College of the Atlantic

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Warm New England Comfort

The inn is run by Pat and Roger Samuel and they make you feel right at home. They will welcome you but also leave you in privacy if you wish. This inn is immaculately clean, welcoming with every ammenity you can think of except TV, so you can really relax. The breakfast is 5 stars and the cider and cookies in the afternoon is really a nice added touch.
Donna Hutchins
Lisbon, ME

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