Thursday, June 16, 2011

A weekend in the country...Ann's Point Inn, Bass Harbor, ME

Alan, Heather, Jeanette and Scott

Those of you following my blog may remember our friends Alan and Jeanette's visit on Scott Free in February. They joined us in Jacksonville Beach and motored down the ICW to Daytona with us.
They own an inn in Bass Harbor, ME and invited us and a few other friends to open up their season with them. What a great idea!
This is an amazingly beautiful place at the end of a peninsula surrounded by this pretty harbor. We were only a few minites from Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor. Bar Harbor was 11 miles away.

Ann's Point Inn, Bass Harbor, ME
They are all on Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park takes up a good deal of it. This is the smallest of national parks but it packs a lot of beauty and activities in this little area.  I spent a lot of time here in my youth on my Uncle and Aunt's boat on these waters. We've taken Scott Free up close to here twice years ago (see our old blog entries on Maine).
As you can see from the pictures, this is a special place (four star AAA). They even have an indoor pool and sauna. There are only four rooms, really suites, so it feels like you are visiting a home - well, actually we were! We stayed in the Blue Heron Room with a living area, gas fireplace, king sized sleigh bed and a private terrace (and a double shower, a real treat for us cruisers).
Jeanette makes incredible breakfasts and Alan
The view is beautiful at high tide (over their meadow)

serves wine and cheese every day at 5PM. We tried a wonderful dry blueberry wine from a local vineyard.
We brought a group of cheeses from Vermont with us and the combination was terrific.
Scott and I haven't been cosseted like this - well, maybe never. We tend to stay in hostels! So this was a big luxurious occasion for sure. 
Wine and cheese is served at 5 PM. Is this heaven?

Breakfast inside

or breakfast outside: That is the question.
They have a table for any weather at breakfast. Our favorites were outside on the deck or inside the sun room, although the kitchen is lovely too - oh these difficult decisions. Did I mention that Alan makes cappuccinos on the espresso machine in the mornings?
If you want to experience this yourself, just check out their website at

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