Built in 1884, this handsome shingled inn is off the beaten track on picturesque Hancock Point, across Frenchman Bay from Mount Desert Island. It's a cozy retreat, good for rest, relaxation, and quiet walks. (It's a quick walk to water's edge.) Rooms are tastefully decorated in comfortable country decor and solid furniture; there's nothing lavish here, but they do have phones. The common areas are more relaxed than fussy. The inn has a few bikes for guests to explore the point. The dining room here is a highlight: Dinner is served in a fun atmosphere daily from May through October. The menu consists of resort fare such as oysters Rockefeller, scallops, fish, pasta, steak au poivre, filet mignon, roast duckling, and rack of lamb.
- Brian Kevin