Southwest Harbor and Tremont year-round lodging, dining

The free listing below is initially based on information from the Southwest Harbor and Tremont Chamber of Commerce  of year-round lodging, restaurants, shopping and other businesses. An outgrowth of a blog post we did about winter activities in Acadia National Park, this page is part of an evolving series on services available to visitors of Acadia National Park, as well as to area residents.

Bass Harbor Head Light in winter

You can get these views in winter off Bass Harbor Head Light. Wear the proper gear for snow, ice and cold. (NPS photo)

As the photos on this page, of hikes on the “Quietside” of Acadia, west of Somes Sound, demonstrate, there’s plenty to explore even in winter. Easy hikes like Bass Harbor Head Light, Ship Harbor and Wonderland Trail could be perfect for a snowshoe or bare boot hike, depending upon conditions. If it’s icy, slip-on crampons may be necessary. And the park activities closer to Bar Harbor are a short drive away.

If you know of other businesses or organizations on the “Quietside” 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. You can also contact us via the About us page.

We’ve just added TripAdvisor(R) reviews where available, to make research and reservations easier. Check the sidebar for information about links in this blog to affiliated partners like TripAdvisor(R).

Think of this as a public service. And feel free to let the business or organization know you saw the listing on Acadia on My Mind!

Southwest Harbor, Tremont lodging open year-round or seasonally*

flying mountain

From Flying Mountain, you can see the mouth of Somes Sound and the Cranberry Isles.

Anna’s Quietside Cottages (TripAdvisor review)
Ann’s Point Cottages (TripAdvisor review)
Bass Harbor Cottages (TripAdvisor review)
The Birches Bed & Breakfast (TripAdvisor review)
Clark Point Inn 1883 Bed and Breakfast (TripAdvisor review)
The Dockside Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Drydock Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Harbor Ridge Resort (TripAdvisor review)
The Harbour Cottage Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Ledges Cottage
The Lodge-ings Bed & Breakfast (TripAdvisor review)
The Moorings Inn (TripAdvisor review)
Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast(TripAdvisor review)
Seawall Motel (TripAdvisor review) – closed in January

Area restaurants open off-season or seasonally*

Common Good Cafe (TripAdvisor review)
Nostrano – By reservation only
Red Sky Restaurant (TripAdvisor review)
Sips (TripAdvisor review)

Area gift and retail stores open off-season or seasonally*

acadia mountain

Acadia Mountain is the only east-west mountain in all of Acadia National Park.

Carroll Drug Store
Clark Point Gallery
Dragonflys Cottage
Hinckley Ship Store (TripAdvisor review)
Island Arts Association
Liquor Locker (TripAdvisor review)
McEachern & Hutchins
Quilt ‘n Fabric
Salty Dog Gallery
Sawyer’s Market
Sawyer’s Specialties
Southwest Harbor Artisans
Under the Dogwood Tree
Westside Florist

Other area businesses, organizations open off-season or seasonally*

Beech Mountain firetower

The only firetower in Acadia National Park is on Beech Mountain. You can climb the stairs to a landing for a better view. The firetower is normally closed, but may be open to the public during special open houses. Check with the park.

Acadia Family Center
Artful Designs Hair Care and Art
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Camp Beech Cliff
Carisa’s Hair and Nail Salon
Coastal Builders and Sons
Dunbar Real Estate
Eastern Maine Recycling (EMR)
The First
G.F. Johnston & Associates
Harbor House Community Service Center
Knowles Chiropractic and Wellness Center – By appointment
L.S. Robinson Insurance
L.S. Robinson Real Estate and Vacation Rentals
Magic Bus Productions
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Southwest Harbor Center
Maine Granite Industry Historical Society – By appointment (TripAdvisor review)
MCM Electric
MDI Community Sailing Center – Office hours only (TripAdvisor review)
MDI Property Maintenance and Management
MDI Vacation Homes
Norumbega Moving and Storage
Royal Promotions
Sargasso Salon Retreat
Seal Cove Auto Museum – Special winter program series (TripAdvisor review)
Southwest Cycle (TripAdvisor review)
Southwest Harbor, Town of (TripAdvisor review)
Stephen Stanley Electric
Straus Center
Tremont Historical Society – Open by appointment
Wendell Gilley Museum (TripAdvisor review)


2 thoughts on “Southwest Harbor and Tremont year-round lodging, dining

    1. Acadia on my mind Post author

      Hi Pamela and Bryan, thanks for the comment. We’ll be developing another series of pages soon for lodging, restaurants and other businesses open during the traditional season of May through October (that is, hopefully when the snow isn’t flying!), and will be sure to add you to that listing. Check back at this blog periodically, or feel free to subscribe to our blog by e-mail, and you’ll get e-mail notification of when that series of pages is up. Good luck digging out!


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