Balance Rock Inn

About Balance Rock Inn

Balance Rock Inn exterior, lit up byoutdoor lightening at sunset.

To book a room on the property please call To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

The Balance Rock Inn is a premier country inn experience, set against the backdrop of Frenchman’s Bay, in Bar Harbor Maine. Overlooking a secluded beach, the Balance Rock presents the romantic ambiance and luxury amenities that will make your vacation relaxing and unforgettable.

Each room at the Balance Rock Inn is individually designed and styled, offering a unique experience for each guest. Comfortable handcrafted furniture, combined with a long list of amenities and services, ensure an unforgettable experience.

The Balance Rock Inn is just steps away from downtown Bar Harbor. With many fine shops, restaurants, and activities, you’re sure to be able to fill your day.

There are 3 homes with rooms for rent on the property. Currently we have rooms listed below for the main house on the property. Coming soon are rooms for the Carriage House and our Ocean View Suites.

Property

Image of the view of the bay during the daytime. Small boats are speeding on the water.

Built as a family “cottage” in 1903, when wealthy tycoons selected the most desirable locations along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast for their summer season mansions, Balance Rock Inn today presents romantic ambiance of times gone by and luxury amenities to make your vacation relaxing and unforgettable.

Set on a secluded tree-covered property with panoramic views of Frenchman’s Bay the Inn commands a breathtaking waterfront location on a promontory of nearly three acres, jutting into the ocean. The Inn offers a tremendous sense of privacy and serenity, yet steps away lies downtown Bar Harbor with its village green and many fine shops and restaurants. Delight your senses in one of our comfortably appointed guest rooms or luxury suites, tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings, handcrafted furnishings, and all the creature comforts. Each accommodation is unique with features such as ocean views, fireplaces, whirlpool baths, saunas and private porches. Indulge in the peacefulness of the Inn’s surroundings, with ocean views from your room, the Inn common areas, or the pool and grounds. As a Balance Rock Inn guest you’re pampered with incomparable lodging, amenities and service, a wonderful vacation destination for spring, summer, or fall. With a history of hospitality, spectacular scenery, and innate charm… Balance Rock Inn has it all.

Rooms

Main House: Standard Room 107

A queen bed with white linens sits in the middle of a bedroom next to a pair of french doors.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

Step through the tall garden fence to the right of the Balance Rock Inn's main entrance and walk down the short gravel path to this quaint first floor room's private deck entrance. French doors open out from this beautifully decorated room with white wallpaper with pink tulips to accent the garden theme. There is a queen sized four poster carved pine bed and two easy chairs for your relaxation. The private bath with hardwood floors has a sink, pocket shower, and a separate whirlpool tub. Although this is a non-ocean view room, you can step off of your private deck to relax on your secondary private deck with a beautiful view of the ocean. This room is on the first floor and has a private outdoor room entrance. There is a private pocket shower and whirlpool tub in the private bathroom.

Main House: Standard Room 201

Cool blue colored room with white linens.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This second floor newly remodeled non-ocean view room is very airy with its cool color tones and windows allowing for lots of light.The bed faces a beautiful working fireplace with a writing desk to one side. The private bath is complete with a sink and a whirlpool tub shower combination. This bedroom is on the second floor with elevator access. Amenities include a private fireplace, a walk in closet, complimentary WiFi, and bathroom amenities.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Standard Room 202

A bedroom with floral wallpaper with classic paintings lined along the walls. Bed is located next to the private bathroom.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This second floor room is warm with its rose wallpaper décor, hardwood floors, and queen sized bed. Behind your sofa sitting area are windows that look out onto a shared walkway. Offering a smaller bath with a sink and basic pocket shower, this room is ideal for the traveler seeking to spend more time out and about than lounging inside.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Standard Room 207

A modern room with wall art of a peacock on the wall next to the bed.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This smaller second floor room is perfectly suited for our guests who are out in the park most of their time with us. A single French door that leads out to the private balcony. No view of the ocean from the room or the balcony, but a great place to enjoy a cool summer breeze rustling the leaves of the huge maple trees overhead.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Standard Room 310

Room with floral gold wallpaper and a queen size bed with white linens.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This third floor room is warm and cozy with a queen size select comfort bed and a single window facing the ancient Beech Tree. There are two comfy chairs for lounging. The marble bath has a single pedestal sink and a whirlpool tub shower combination which is slightly enclosed with a slanted ceiling to accommodate the dry sauna. This room is located on the third floor with elevator access. Sleeps 2.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 303

Window view of the room looking out over the ocean.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This L-shaped room has almost floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to the ocean. The ocean view is from center to right, and if you look directly left you will see the west wing of the Inn. A French door opens out to the walkway leading to your semi-private ocean view balcony. The bedroom area has a queen sized bed under a slanted skylight. You can enjoy a nice view of the ocean looking through that slanted skylight when standing, but it primarily functions to make the room lighter and brighter. This room is located on the 3rd floor with elevator access and ocean views. The queen bed sleeps 2 and has a semi-private balcony.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 304

A vintage window overlooks the water next to the main house.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This third floor room is quaint, but probably our most unique room. Featuring a nautical theme, the queen size bed faces two original antique arched windows, with a wall between them with a slanted ceiling; each in an alcove created by one of the three dormers on the Inn's pool side (Please note the dormer windows due not open for safety). There is a wing-backed chair on the side of each alcove, creating a cozy seating area to relax and enjoy the view. The private bath has hardwood floors, sink, pocket shower, and a dry sauna created in the third alcove, with a beautiful view of the ocean. The pièce de résistance is the exclusive access to the private rooftop deck, with its two chairs and a small table. Just go up the Captain's ladder to enjoy the 360-degree view of the ocean and mountains!

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 305

View of the water from the private patio.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This small third floor room is light and bright with two comfy chairs. The queen sized bed faces a wall with windows that allow lots of light. When you step through the single French door out onto your private balcony, you have a truly breathtaking view of the ocean. There is a slanted skylight both in the bedroom and the bath through which you can see the ocean when standing and it keeps everything light and bright. The private bath has a whirlpool tub shower combination and sink.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 306

Room with floral red wallpaper and a private balcony. Large windows look out onto the balcony.

This small third floor room is one of our most popular rooms because of the phenomenal view of the ocean! One step up upon entering the room reveals a sitting area with two comfy chairs to your right. The queen sized bed lies parallel to a wall of windows nearly floor to ceiling high and a single French door that opens to your private balcony running along the entire front of the room and beyond! Whether enjoyed from your bedroom or the balcony, this grand view more than makes up for the size of this room. The private bath with hardwood floors has a pedestal sink, pocket shower, and whirlpool tub under a decorative window.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 410

A private balcony looks out over the water. Comfortable wicker chairs line the balcony.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

Located on the fourth floor this room does not have a water view from the bedroom but a fabulous view from your detached balcony. This bright spacious room has two queen four poster beds and twenty foot vaulted ceilings. There is a sitting area for two with overstuffed chairs for added comfort. The bath has a marble shower with built in seat, vanity sink, and loft style whirlpool tub with a water view out the window.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 106

Image of the bathroom attached to the main bedroom. Walls are painted orange.

This first floor room with a rose and beige decor is just off the main lobby. The king sized four poster bed faces double French doors that open up to your private deck with a fabulous view of the ocean! There are two reclining chairs for your added relaxation and a writing desk set under a window to enjoy the ocean view while you catch up on those postcards. The private bath is smaller than in most of our rooms, but has a sink, shower, and a separate whirlpool tub. Step from the bedroom off your private deck and wander down our rolling lawns to the historic shore path and take a leisurely stroll along the ocean.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 108

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This first floor ocean view room is just a few steps away from our sundeck with fabulous ocean views. Walk down the entry hallway to your spacious room with a king size four poster bed. You can enjoy a cozy fire while relaxing in your sofa sitting area. Just beyond your sitting area are windows that have breathtaking views of Frenchman's Bay. A desk sits by a window overlooking our lush gardens and pool area. The bathroom, although cozy has all the wonderful furnishings of any of our finer suites. It has a one person whirlpool tub shower combination which is slightly enclosed to accommodate the dry sauna, perfect for use after a day at Acadia National Park.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 204

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This second floor room is in the very center of the main mansion and is light and bright with floral wallpaper on a white background and hardwood floors.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 206

The room is lit softly by light. A bed with white linens sits next to a classic painting.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

A soft and serene room with a private balcony and spa tub. Enjoy expansive views of the Inns rollings lawns and ocean from your private balcony.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 208

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This second floor room is warm and cozy with the king sized bed facing a wood burning fireplace. The rich leather sofa sits under windows with an amazing view of the ocean. The marble bath has a single pedestal sink, a two person whirlpool tub shower combination, and a dry sauna.

Main House: Ocean View Room 308

White linen bed next to an open window overlooking the ocean.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This third floor room is one of the most luxurious offering every amenity offered. The king sized select comfort bed faces a wood burning fireplace for ultimate romance. A table and two chairs sit under your windows with beautiful water views. A single French door leads to your private balcony with views of Frenchman’s Bay, the pool, and surrounding gardens. The marble bath has a single pedestal sink, two person whirlpool tub shower combination, and dry sauna.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Main House: Ocean View Room 309

A private fireplace sits on a wall with yellow floral wallpaper.

To book this room in the Main House, call 1-800-753-0494

This third floor room is warm and cozy with the king sized select comfort bed facing a wood burning fireplace for ultimate romance. The sofa sitting area sits under windows with an amazing view of the ocean. The desk next to the sofa and fireplace sits in a cozy nook. The marble bath has a single pedestal sink and a two person whirlpool tub shower combination.

Bedroom: 1
Bathroom: 1

Carriage House: Standard Room 110

Elegant wooden bed.

To book this room in the Carriage House, call 1-800-753-0494

Located on the first floor of the Carriage House this room has hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings with a queen size bed. Although small you have all the essentials…two comfy chairs for lounging, a beautiful wood carved desk, and a single French door that leads to your private outdoor sitting area. The marble bath has a two person whirlpool tub, separate marble shower, and a vanity sink.

Carriage House: Standard Room 111

Chairs outside on the patio.

To book this room in the Carriage House, call 1-800-753-0494

Located on the first floor of the Carriage House this room has plush carpeting and a king size bed. The room has chairs for lounging, a beautiful wood carved desk, and a single French door that leads to your private outdoor sitting area. The bath has a two person whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, and a vanity sink.

Carriage House: Standard Room 114

Elegant wooden bed placed next to beautiful wooden side tables.

To book this room in the Carriage House, call 1-800-753-0494

Located on the first floor of the Carriage House this room has a queen four poster wood carved canopy bed. The living area offers seating for two and a fireplace. The bath is large and spacious with hardwood floors, a two person whirlpool tub, separate marble shower, and two vanity sinks.

Carriage House: Standard Room 112

elegant wooden bed.

To book this room in the Carriage House, call 1-800-753-0494

Located on the first floor of the Carriage House this room has hardwood floors and enough space to furnish a king size bed. Two French doors open to the expansive private sitting area with lush greenery. The private outdoor sitting area does well making up for the quaint living space in the room. The bath is large and spacious with hardwood floors, a two person whirlpool tub, separate marble shower, and a vanity sink.

Ocean View Suite: King Suite Junior Room 105

Elegant suite with floral wallpaper.

To book this room call 1-800-753-0494

This first floor junior suite is just off of the main lobby. With its king sized canopy bed, dark blue decor and chandelier, it is one of the most romantic and the most popular rooms we offer. This spacious suite holds a sofa sitting area facing a wood burning fireplace and a large writing desk next to windows with a wonderful view of the ocean. A private deck overlooking a superb view of the ocean allows you to step off and wander down our rolling lawns to the historic shore path. Your private bathroom with hardwood floors has an over sized whirlpool tub shower combination, sink and dry sauna.

Ocean View Suite: King Kitchen Suite Room 109

Image of the fireplace in the suite.

To book this room call 1-800-753-0494

This spacious suite is perfect for families and guests looking for an extended stay. The apartment style has a bedroom, kitchen, and living room. The bedroom has a king bed and an easy chair sitting area. The bathroom located off the bedroom holds two separate vanity sinks and a spacious walk in shower. The kitchen is separate and had all the cooking essentials. Down past the kitchen lays the living room with its amazing view of the water complete with a sofa sitting area, fireplace, and desk. You can also enjoy the private ocean view balcony which sits just off your living room windows.