Bar Harbor year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping

The free listing below is initially based on information from the Bar Harbor Merchants Association, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Bar Harbor Bed & Breakfast  Association, of Bar Harbor year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping and other businesses.

cross-country skiing in Acadia National Park

Even if there isn’t enough snow for the carriage roads to be groomed for cross-country skiing, you can break your own trail. (NPS photo)

If you know of other businesses or organizations in Bar Harbor that are open some or all of the off-season but are not included, feel free to let us know in a comment below, and we’ll add them to the free listing.

Where Web sites or Facebook pages are available, links are provided; otherwise a phone number is listed. 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, or by calling.

This is one of a series of pages we’ll be rolling out, listing year-round and seasonal businesses and organizations in communities around and near Acadia National Park. Be sure to check back for updates, as well as for expanded business listing and advertising opportunities we’re developing.

For your convenience, we’ve added links to TripAdvisor(R) reviews, where available, next to establishment names, to make research and reservations easier. We’re affiliated partners with TripAdvisor(R). Any purchase you make through the link is the same price as if you went directly to TripAdvisor(R). A small affiliate fee helps support this blog. Thank you.


Bar Harbor lodging open year-round or seasonally*

cruise ship acadia national park

A view from Bar Island puts into perspective one of the many cruise ships visiting Bar Harbor.

Acacia House (TripAdvisor review)
Acadia Hotel (TripAdvisor review)
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel (TripAdvisor review)
Aysgarth Station (TripAdvisor review)
Bar Harbor / Acadia Cottage Rentals
Coach Stop Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Far Niente
Elmhurst Inn
(TripAdvisor review)
Heathwood Inn and Suites (TripAdvisor review)
Maples Inn Bed & Breakfast (TripAdvisor review)*
Mira Monte Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Saltair Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Seaside Cottages (TripAdvisor review)

Bar Harbor restaurants open year-round or seasonally*

Ocean Path in Acadia National Park

Late-summer goldenrod contrasts with the pink granite along Ocean Path in Acadia National Park.

A&B Naturals (TripAdvisor review)
A Slice of Eden (TripAdvisor review)
Aloha (TripAdvisor review)
Bistro on Eden (inside Atlantic Oceanside Hotel) (TripAdvisor review)
Blaze (TripAdvisor review)
China Joy Restaurant – (207) 288-8666 (TripAdvisor review)*
Choco-Latte Cafe (TripAdvisor review)
The Dog and Pony Tavern (TripAdvisor review)
Everyday Joe’s
Fogtown Brewing (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen March 4 (TripAdvisor review for Ellsworth location)
Galyn’s (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen early April
Geddy’s (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen March 3
Havana (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen April 1
Jalapenos Cantina and Mexican Grill (TripAdvisor review)*
Jordan’s Restaurant (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen May
Leary’s Landing Irish Pub (TripAdvisor review)
Mama DiMatteo’s (TripAdvisor review)
McKay’s Public House (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen March 15
Mount Dessert Bakery (TripAdvisor review)
Pat’s Pizza (TripAdvisor review)
Peekytoe Provisions (TripAdvisor review)
Reel Pizza (TripAdvisor review)*
Siam Orchid (TripAdvisor review)
Side Street Cafe (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen March 21
Subway (TripAdvisor review)*
Tailgate Kitchen & Bar
(TripAdvisor review)
The Barnacle
(TripAdvisor review)
The Thirsty Whale Tavern (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen April 1
Two Cats Restaurant (TripAdvisor review)

Bar Harbor gift and retail stores open year-round or seasonally*

Schooner Head Path in Acadia National Park

The well-graded Schooner Head Path provides a grand view toward Champlain’s Precipice. Pets on leash are welcome.

A Little Mad: Island Shop and Gallery  (TripAdvisor review)
Acadia Shops (TripAdvisor review) – Reopen April
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop (TripAdvisor review)
Bark Harbor
The Chocolate Moose (TripAdvisor review)
Christmas Spirit Shop (TripAdvisor review)
Cool As A Moose(R)
Fair Trade Winds (TripAdvisor review)
Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars (TripAdvisor review)
Gaia deBoer Gallery
Geddy’s Down Under 
(TripAdvisor review)
House Wine

Mystery Cove Book Shop (TripAdvisor review)
Patrick’s By the Sea
Queen Anne’s Flower Shop and Evergreen Pottery
Sagegrass Gallery
Serendipity Resale Shop / Bar Harbor Food Pantry
Sherman’s Books and Stationery
(TripAdvisor review)
Spruce and Gussy
Stone Soup
The Village Emporium
Willis’ Rock Shop
Window Panes Home and Garden

Other Bar Harbor businesses, groups open year-round or seasonally*

fall in acadia national park

Brilliant fall colors along a carriage road in Acadia National Park. Acadia is a leaf peeper’s delight. (NPS photo)

A&B Naturals (TripAdvisor review)
Abbe Museum (TripAdvisor review)
Acadia Massage (TripAdvisor review)
Acadia Veterinary Hospital
Artwaves MDI
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan
Bayside Liquors
Camden National Bank
Criterion Theatre (TripAdvisor review)
Destination Health
Dobbs Productions Film and Video
Down East Nature Tours (TripAdvisor review)
The First
First Express Shipping
Friends of Acadia
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport – ground transportation page
Healthy Acadia
Jesup Memorial Library – Secondhand Prose (TripAdvisor review)
Maine Body Boutique
Machias Savings Bank
Massage Bar Harbor (TripAdvisor review)
Mount Desert Islander
The Natural History Center (TripAdvisor review)
Peekytoe Provisions (TripAdvisor review)
Reel Pizza Cinerama (TripAdvisor review) 
Resilience Massage
Salon NaturELLES 
West End Drug (TripAdvisor review)
Wild Iris Farm (TripAdvisor review)
YWCA MDI (TripAdvisor review)

47 thoughts on “Bar Harbor year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping

  1. Pingback: Maine quarantine order, virus testing nix Acadia vacations

  2. Pingback: Federal government shutdown slows Acadia in winter

  3. Pingback: Scenes of Acadia in winter like a picture-perfect postcard

  4. Jessica l

    Looking for an apartment or house in The Downtown Bar Harbor area will be relocating in January if anyone knows of anything please leave a reply thank you

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      You might want to get a subscription to the weekly Mount Desert Islander newspaper to check the classifieds.

  5. Donna

    I just returned from Bar Harbor on Sunday from a week-long vacation. I’m already planning a 2018 trip and was considering late May. Will the shops and restaurants that are typically closed during off-season, be reopened in late May? Or will they not open until June? Thank you.

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Donna, Bar Harbor has a way of getting into your system, doesn’t it? Yes, many of the businesses normally closed during off-season should be open by late May, as Memorial Day weekend has increasingly become busier. We plan on adding seasonal businesses to our blog listings, so perhaps that will be a project for this winter. Feel free to check back, and good luck on planning next year’s trip!

  6. Leslie

    I think you should update the restaurants on your list. Many of these on the list are NOT open during the offseason anymore. Thanks.

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Leslie, thanks for the comment. We’ve been planning on doing a wholesale update of the listings, to also add seasonally open restaurants, lodging and other businesses. Haven’t had a chance to get to it yet, but will soon. Then both the year-round and seasonal listings will be available. But as with any such listings, always a good idea to check with the business before showing up, as things may change unannounced. Thanks again for being a careful reader!

  7. Pingback: Photographer's 'Enchanted Forest' to grace Acadia park pass

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Lina, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Will add the pub to the list. Like your motto, “Closest Irish Pub to Ireland in the U.S.”!

  8. Emily

    This is a great list. Don’t forget the airport, serviced year round by Cape Air and Hertz Rental Car. Plus private flights arriving at Columbia Air Services. Thanks!

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Thanks for the comment, and the reminder about the year-round transportation services. Will update accordingly. Any Snowy Owls at the airport?

  9. Sandi

    Wild Iris Farm is open year round. During the winter they give carriage rides from the farm, complete with warm wool blankets, hot cocoa and sleigh bells.

  10. Barbara Baron-Gifford

    Hi, Thanks for the list. Mystery Cove Book Shop on the Crooked Road in Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor is opened year round. We are Chamber members so I’ll spend our first snow day trying to figure out how to note that on it’s winter list. Thanks, Barbara

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Thanks for the info, and happy to add you to the list. Nothing like a snow day to catch up on stuff!

  11. Nicole

    Anchorspace is a shared workspace open to the community. We have day rates, monthly rates, and hourly rates for the conference/meeting room. Stand-sit electric desks, high speed internet, coffee and tea, laser printer, and more. Open Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm and can be open with a reservation 7 days a week from 6 am to 9 pm:

  12. Pingback: Year in review: Top 5 Acadia stories, top 5 blog posts in 2015

  13. Pingback: Where to stay, eat in fall in Acadia? Ask Acadia on My Mind!

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Eric, thanks for checking out the blog! Will add Mama DiMatteo’s to the year-round listing. Hope you’re not too “snowed under” with this latest storm….

  14. Lena Hatch

    I love how you have listed year round businesses. We just bought an existing B & B on MDI ( in the Bar Harbor village of Salisbury Cove). We have restored the business back to B&B from vacation rental property status and we will have our 1st ( as of yet) guest on Valentine’s weekend !
    We are excited to be year round and hope you will include our Inn in your year round listings .
    Thank you,
    Dana & Lena Hatch

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Dana and Lena, happy to add you to the listing. Good luck on the new B&B! Hope you (and your guests) will subscribe to or check back regularly at our blog for news and features about everyone’s favorite National Park!

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Janet, thanks for the comment on our new and evolving page on year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping and other businesses in Bar Harbor. Epi’s didn’t turn up on our initial search since we were relying on the membership lists of Bar Harbor Merchants Association, the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Bar Harbor Bed & Breakfast Association for year-round businesses. We’ll take another look at our listing, and figure out a way to accommodate other businesses. Thanks again, and stay safe with the impending blizzard…..

    2. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Janet, just updated the listing to include Epi’s. Thanks for the head’s up. Hard to believe but Epi’s is open today despite the blizzard!

  15. Pingback: Flight of the Snowy Owl over Acadia National Park

  16. Pingback: Winter a secret wonderland in Acadia National Park

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.