Bar Harbor Villager FAQs

Bar Harbor Villager FAQs

Best places to eat outside of Bar Harbor?

Where can I get an early breakfast?

We serve a complimentary continental breakfast of hard boiled eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, Danishes and fruit along with coffee / tea / juice, beginning at 7am each day. If you are thinking to eat prior to that, Jordan’s Restaurant on Cottage street opens at 5am daily.

Best way to get around Bar Harbor & Mount Desert Island?

Bar Harbor is quite small, with very little public parking – so the best way to get around town is to walk or bike.
Mount Desert Island on the other hand is quite big, so it’s best to take you car to distant places. Unless you are up for riding your bike long distances. Mind the hills!

From June 23rd until October 10th there are Island Explorer shuttles that will take you around Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park on various scheduled routes. Simply speak to the front desk to pick up a schedule map at the front desk or go to for viewing on your phone

What are the most popular tours in Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park?

Lulu Lobster Boat Rides

  • Watch local lobster fisherman pull up their lobster traps and talk about the historic fisherman lifestyle. Keep a lookout for seal sightings on this 2 hour tour around Frenchman’s Bay

Acadian Boat Tours

  • Eden Star Tour covers visits to Puffin Colonies, local Lighthouses and seal hangouts
  • Sightseeing & Nature Tours covers visits to Egg Rock lighthouse and nearby seals hangouts, Acadia National Park Coastline, Coastal Mansions, local Bald Eagles nest sites
  • Frenchman Bay Sunset cruise is a wonderful 2 hour evening tour that ends at sundown – sights to behold: Egg Rock Lighthouse, the Porcupines, local eagle nests, seal sightings, coastal mansions and coastal Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor Whale Watching Company

  • Whale watching cruise – featuring possible sightings of Humpback, Finback & Minke whales. Also keep a lookout for harbor porpoise, white-sided dolphins, basking sharks, ocean sunfish, grey seals, harbor seals
  • Nature Cruise – join a professional guide and naturalist who will point out natural and historic landmarks as well as wildlife such as eagles, seals, seabirds
  • Lobster Fishing – Watch fisherman pull up their lobster traps and talk about the life of a local lobsterman. Look for seals and seabirds and other wildlife.

Oli’s Trolley

  • Bar Harbor Downtown tour – tour historic Bar Harbor on this 30 minute fully narrated tour
  • Acadia National Park Tour – 2.5 hours, a narrated tour of the history of Acadia National Park with stops for walks and photos
  • Acadia National Park Tour – 4 hours, a comprehensive narrated tour complete with several stops for walks and photos in the following areas: Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond & Sieur de Monts springs area

Acadia National Park Tour

  • Tour Acadia National Park with narrated emphasis on the history of the area, the geology, wildlife, and much more! Tour stops include Cadillac Mountain summit, Thunder Hole, Sieur de Monts Spring in this 2.5 hour. Restrooms available at all stops.

Where can I purchase Beer, Wine & Spirits for our room?

House Wines

Quality Beer & Wine selection along with Cheese and Cigars – open daily until 7pm

Bar Harbor Spirit Company

Beer, Wine & Spirits – open daily until 6pm

Circle K

Gas Station and convenience shop selling various snacks, non alcoholic drinks, beers until 12am
Citco Gas Station – Gas Station and convenience shop selling various snacks, non alcoholic drinks, beers until 11pm


Grocery store selling Beer & Wines until 9pm

Atlantic Brewery Shop

Selling small batch beers until 9pm