A Bed & Breakfast Stay at The Atlantean in Bar Harbor, Maine
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of taking a much needed solo road trip to the New England coast. And while there were lots of crazy things that happened like missing my flight, twice, losing my luggage, and replenishing my wardrobe from a rustic New Hampshire Wal-Mart…but I digress. There were a lot of beautiful things that happened as well -- like staying in this LEGIT historic 1903 home built by famed Bar Harbor architect, Frederick L. Savage.
Savage built Atlantean Cottage as his personal residence, fronting on leafy Atlantic Avenue, one of the prettiest residential streets in the village.
Atlantean Cottage is a very important part of Bar Harbor's architectural and social history. Its preservation and beauty today are due entirely to the fact that it can be used as a vital business thus supporting its maintenance and ongoing restoration and modernization. Historic homes are seldom viable as private homes today, and the rebirth of Atlantean as a premier B&B for accommodating discriminating visitors ensures its continuing prominence in this historic village.
"Nadine & Brad" are the keepers of the Atlantean Cottage. They have worked in some of Washington DC's finest restaurants and hotels and decided to pursue a dream during an impromptu vacation to Maine.
The layout of the house provides extensive public space for guests, both inside and outside. The spacious drawing room provides plenty of room for numerous guests to gather, read by the fire or a enjoy a game of scrabble. Likewise there are many seating options outside, on the front porch and in the expansive garden. The comfortable breakfast room features tables for two each morning.
There are eight guest rooms, one on the first floor, five on the second, and two spacious suites on the third floor. All rooms are two person occupancy only to assure a relaxing, adult getaway space.
Breakfasts are enjoyed in the Savage family dining room, and the butler's pantry is used by guests for beverage and snack service round the clock. Everything served is made from scratch here (by Nadine & Brad) at the Inn. Each morning breakfast will begin with a fresh and seasonal fruit appetizer followed by a gourmet entree prepared for that day served from 8:00-9:30 am.
(Breakfast photographed above: White Stone Ground Grits and Aged Sharp White Cheddar Cheese. Topped with Kale sautéed in Sesame Oil, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Roasted Sweet Potato, Crispy Shallots and Smokey Chili Sauce. Served with a Soft Boiled Egg.) #DELISH
Even though this stay was relatively short, I loved every second of it. If (and when) I travel back to Bar Harbor, Maine and need a place to stay, this gem will definitely be IT.
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