Our Gardens in the Heart of Bar Harbor

Our Guest love our free flowing grounds with the different gardens. The large expansive lawn with it’s surrounding plantings are pictured in a photograph from the 1890’s – showing fashionably dressed ladies in their long skirts playing golf - at an afternoon society tea. Today we call this area the “game” lawn. We have a croquet set and bocce balls for guests if they choose to use them. 

We also have tables for relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet. You would never know that you are just 3 short blocks from the center of Bar Harbor village.  The large brick terrace overlooks the game lawn and is a favorite spot for enjoying your early morning coffee or breakfast. The whole expanse is deliberately landscaped in a variety of shades of green (leaves of various sizes and shapes, shrubs, trees and grass) to provide a peaceful, calming aura.

In the spring, we have focal points of color as the various plants bloom: first the beautiful elderberry, followed in succession by a hawthorn tree, lilacs, a fabulous golden chain tree, the enkianthus (with it miniature  pink“bell” blooms), and the Rose Bay rhododendron. Then it is GREEN – with a single white birch accenting the far end of the grass.  In fact we call it our  “green ocean” as the various hues change with the daylight and shade.
The formal gardens on the other side of the property provide masses of brilliant colors. The lower garden colors allows views from the Suites Building and from Ashe Cottage.  Table, chairs and benches provide seating for morning coffee - in a beautiful outside setting.  In addition, we have the “violet” lawn - adjacent to the upper flower garden. Since the violets invaded the lawn, we decided to let them grow there. They bloom abundantly in May and are not discouraged by guest enjoying  breakfast in the center of the violets–how Romantic can you get?  

One last thing about our  Bed and Breakfast in Bar Harbor, we have ample parking on the 2 acres of estate grounds.

Contact us for Bar Harbor Maine lodging information:

Mira Monte Inn Bed and Breakfast
69 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Telephone: 207-288-4263 1-800-553-5109 Fax 207-288-3115

A Bar Harbor Bed and Breakfast Inn / B&B / Inn / Bar Harbor Lodging Accommodations