This tucked-away inn gets very high marks for friendliness, service, and proximity to the water. Rooms are decked out in cast-iron beds, silk canopies, armoires, writing desks, and the like, but the vibe is updated Victorian, not heavy historical. The bright color schemes range from sage to mint to cinnamon, reflecting each spice-rack room name; several have Jacuzzis and/or views. This is just a 2-minute walk from downtown, yet you won’t be tempted to go out for breakfast feasts are worthy of a gourmet restaurant:, you might wake up to crème brulee French toast, scrambled eggs with Maine smoked salmon, or huevos rancheros. Innkeepers Eddie and Judy Hemmingson have owned the place since 2018 but been on the Bar Harbor hospitality scene for decades—they can dish on favorite, less-crowded corners of MDI.