Friday Feature: Primrose Inn located in Bar Harbor, Maine

ExteriorThe Primrose Inn is ideally located just a few blocks from the center of downtown Bar Harbor and a short distance to the magnificent Acadia National Park. Wonderful restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and activities that make Bar Harbor a world-class destination are just a short distance away. Additionally this historic Inn is just a few minutes to the entrance to the park (by car or the free Island Explorer bus) also nearby are the renowned carriage roads for enjoying hiking, biking, running, leisurely walks and even horseback riding.

Built in 1878, the historic Primrose Inn is decorated in an updated Victorian style. Guests have enjoyed the comfortable elegance of the spacious rooms, each with a private bathroom ("en suite"). Many of the rooms also feature cozy gas fireplaces, spa tubs, adjoining sitting rooms, as well as private porches and balconies.

The guest amenities in each room include luxurious 100% cotton linens and Turkish towels, flat-panel televisions with built-in DVD players, individually controlled heat/air, and free wireless internet access.

Guests of the Primrose Inn have enjoyed hearty full breakfast with a choice of hot entrees served fireside in the dining room or al fresco on the outdoor wrap-around front porch. "Afternoon Tea," featuring an assortment of freshly baked treats from the inn's kitchen, is very popular with their guests, all part of making a most memorable stay at one of Bar Harbor's treasures, the Primrose Inn.

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Visit the Primrose Inn on our website www.KnowlesCo.com

About the Area


Bar Harbor is likely the best-known town on Mount Desert Island (MDI) as it is a popular vacation destination for visitors to Acadia National Park. Originally known as Eden, Bar Harbor boasts a vibrant year-round community with many shops, restaurants, and galleries. It is a busy seasonal port-of-call to many national and international cruise lines and is the main hub for the Island Explorer bus — a free service provided in the summer months by LL Bean — that shuttles visitors all over the island and beyond. Starting from Bar Harbor one can tour MDI by boat, kayak, bus, or trolley. Steeped in history, the village is home to The Jackson Laboratory, world renown for genetics research, and College of the Atlantic as well as many notable points of interest such as the 1932 Criterion Theatre, historic “cottages” built along the rugged shores, the Shore Path and Balance Rock, as well as two charming village parks. Bar Harbor has everything a year-round or seasonal visitor could expect to find yet retains that small-town appeal.

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