Acadia National Park year-round lodging, restaurants

This is the introductory page for a series of listings of lodging, restaurants, businesses or services open near Acadia National Park year-round. An outgrowth of our winter 2015 blog post “Winter a secret wonderland in Acadia National Park”, and spring 2015 blog post “Hope springs eternal for springtime in Acadia National Park,” our research shows how the park and surrounding communities can be viewed as a four-season destination.

Acadia National Park in winter

Acadia National Park in winter has its own special beauty. (NPS photo)

Not exhaustive or all-inclusive, the initial listings are based on information from the Bar Harbor Merchants Association, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the Bar Harbor Bed & Breakfast Association, the Southwest Harbor and Tremont Chamber of Commerce, Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce, Deer-Isle Stonington Chamber of Commerce and the Isle au Haut Community Development Corporation, as well as other info that has come to our attention. We believe it’s the only list of its kind, consolidating year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping and other businesses in a variety of places, from a variety of sources.

Where Web sites or Facebook pages are available, links are provided; otherwise a phone number is listed. Where information about a business reopening sometime during the off-season was available as of this page’s publication, that is also provided. But you should always verify a business’s hours by checking its Web site or by calling.

There are other businesses open year-round or some of the off-season that may not be members of the chambers, the merchants association or the bed and breakfast association, and may not be initially listed. If you know of any other Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor or Tremont businesses open some or all of the off-season, let us know by commenting below and we’ll add them to the free listing.

And there are other businesses open year-round or some of the off-season in other parts of Mount Desert Island, or on Schoodic Peninsula and Isle au Haut, or in surrounding communities that aren’t listed yet either. We plan to eventually add pages for other areas, and for businesses that are only open during the peak seasons.

Sand Beach in Acadia National Park in spring

Sand Beach in spring shows the effects of winter storms, with the rocks to eventually be covered by sand again. (NPS photo)

We’ll also be developing options for businesses to advertise, with a more descriptive and prominent listing, featuring photo, text or other relevant information. We’re in the process of formalizing that procedure, so check back regularly, or contact us through the About us page.

Where available, TripAdvisor(R) reviews are provided as a link next to the business’s name. We’re affiliated partners with TripAdvisor(R); see the sidebar about links to affiliated partners on this blog.

For now, view the free listings as a public service. The listings are not guaranteed as to accuracy or completeness, and are provided for general informational purposes, as a convenience. Inclusion does not constitute a recommendation. Do your usual due diligence before doing business or working with an organization. Remember, confirm a business’s hours by checking the links to the Web site or Facebook page, or by calling.

And if you appreciate this service, tell the business you saw the listing on Acadia on My Mind!

Bar Harbor year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping

Isle au Haut, Stonington year-round lodging, businesses

Schoodic Peninsula year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping

Southwest Harbor and Tremont year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping

Town of Mount Desert year-round dining, other services

12 thoughts on “Acadia National Park year-round lodging, restaurants

  1. Claudia Weber

    Hello, We already made our camping reservations at Mount Desert Campgrounds for the first week in Oct in hopes to catch the fall colors, but they close that following weekend and we were hoping to camp longer somewhere that stays open AT LEAST until the 15th of Oct. ANY information or recommendations for campgrounds, etc would be more then appreciated.

    We moved it PA from Calif 16 years ago and now that my husband has retired, Maine is on our “Bucket List”, but we’re concerned about our timing and we can’t cancel anything without losing our deposit. This is why we are committed to our trip, but know nothing about camping in Oct.and what will be open We were really hoping to visit the sites, eat at some of the restaurants, shop and use the free shuttle. We also have our small well behaved dog who travels with us.

    Thank-you in advance for your response.

    Claudia Weber
    West Chester, PA

    Reply
    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Claudia, thanks for your question. October is a lovely time to visit Acadia, as foliage is beautiful then.

      There are 3 park campgrounds, 2 on Mount Desert Island, and 1 on Schoodic Peninsula, that you can look into online, to see if any spots are available through at least Oct. 15, Blackwoods, Seawall and Schoodic Woods. Go to this link and search Acadia:
      https://www.recreation.gov/

      You can also check the following blog posts we’ve done, which might be of interest for your visit:

      https://acadiaonmymind.com/2016/06/camping-in-acadia-national-park-ask-acadia-on-my-mind/

      https://acadiaonmymind.com/2016/09/acadia-fall-foliage-just-1-highlight-of-rest-of-centennial-year/

      https://acadiaonmymind.com/2016/07/dogs-in-acadia-get-national-parks-conditional-love/

      The fare-free Island Explorer only runs until Columbus Day, but there would be less traffic and more available parking after then, so not having the bus available should not be a problem for the latter part of your trip.

      Good luck planning your trip!

      Reply
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    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Roger, thanks for the info. Will you possibly be opening in future winters? If so, we’ll update the year-round listing to reflect that you’re closed this winter, but may reopen in future winters. We hope to do a seasonal listing sometime, and will surely include you there.

      Also, thanks for letting us know of Canterbury Cottage no longer operating. Will remove that listing.

      Have a good off season.

      Reply
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