“What a wonderful
memory for us.”
-Port Washington, NY
Maine “The way life should be.”
Welcome to Southwest Harbor, home to Acadia National Park, Mt Desert Island and the wonders of the beautiful coastal Maine. Rated among the top National Parks and an important “don’t miss” experience, the time you spend exploring Acadia, less than five minutes from Harbour Cottage Inn, will be one of your best lifetime memories, we’re sure. We have selected some of our favorite activities, including Whale Watching, to help make the most of your stay. Many of our suggested activities are also being offered as Specials & Packages at The Harbour Cottage Inn.
Experience Acadia’s maritime history aboard the lobster boat of the 1800’s. Private Charters-Sunset Sails-Lobster Bake Cruises Day Sails. Discover lighthouses, eagles, seals, porpoise, & the islands of Acadia
The carriage paths in Acadia
National Park provide over 40 miles of auto
free cycling. Originally built for horse
drawn carriages, these paths have gentle
grades with wide, crushed stone lanes, and
are the ideal way to view the park. The
ambitious cyclist will find challenge and
reward by taking an early morning ride on
the 20-mile Park Loop road. The spectacular
scenery is not to be missed. Stop by
Southwest Cycle for personalized Service..
Any day on the water is a great time! While you're staying in Southwest Harbor Maine, you'll definitely want to enjoy the protected waters of Long Pond, Echo Lake, Seal Cove Pond, or Bass Harbor Marsh. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, try the open waters of Southwest Harbor, Somes Sound, and beyond. A wide array of rental boats are available at nearby shops and guide services are offered.
Welcome to Down East Nature Tours, the leader in birding adventures in and around Acadia. Michael J. Good, MS has been offering personalized bird watching and nature tours since 1993, for individuals, couples, families and small groups. Michael helps you discover the flora and fauna of Mt. Desert Island and Down East and northern Maine with a special emphasis on native and migratory birds such as Bald Eagles, Osprey, Peregrine Falcons, Shorebirds, Warblers, Flycatchers and more. Tours can be custom tailored to suit individual interests.
The energy that radiates from Bella Skin and Body Boutique is embracing, nourishing, and cherishing. Simply entering will lift your spirits. Aromatherapy, serene music, the purest natural products, colors and textures promote an atmosphere that soothes and calms. The spa offers total wellness and beauty care; from hair styling and coloring, to facials, body treatments, massage, alternative health and healing, and Ayurvedic sessions to improve your lifestyle and continued well-being. Each treatment begins by assessing your needs, and designing the session to best meet them. Find your way to being well, at Bella.
Have you ever experienced the thrill of seeing whales up close and personal? How about seeing them jump or breach and splash down into the north Atlantic waters as they play. We suggest Whale Watching with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. They will speed you to the exact locations for best sighting on their 130 foot jet propelled catamarans.
The whale season runs from mid spring thru the end of October. Common in the waters during that period are the Right whale, Northern Humpback... Read More>>
GOLF & TENNIS
Attention golfers! Some of New England's most picturesque courses are just minutes away from the Inn. Test your golfing skills at Kebo one of the oldest golf grounds in America… here since 1892. Many tennis courts are available all season.
The Causeway Club
Southwest Harbor, Maine
2,300 yards - 9 holes,
4,700 yards - 18 holes
Rental Clubs, Carts, Pro Shop
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Bar Harbor, Maine
6,100 yards - 18 holes
From the finest fresh seafood to creative international food, all can be found within a mile of The Harbour Cottage. Many are within walking distance. Allow us to recommend our favorites. We will be more than happy to assist you in making reservations.
A contemporary casual wine and coffee bar serving creative Tapas (small plates) and other fresh dishes
Top of The Hill 207-244-0033
Casual Maine family style spot featuring fresh seafood, steaks and pasta, and a variety of other specialties.
207-276-3006 Where you can buy freshly made
food products, pantry items or leisurely
enjoy an exquisite meal. www.redbirdprovisionscom
Red Sky www.redskyrestaurant.com
Hand-cut meats, fresh local seafood, varying vegetarian choices, and a sinful selection of house-made desserts
Authentic Mexican food from several regions of Mexico beautifully presented in a casual atmosphere
Café Dry Dock 207-244-5842
Menu includes Lobster, Chicken Boursin, Scallops Mornay, Walkers Wellington, Great salads, home made soups and chowders, burgers & numerous entrees made with fresh native fish and seafood
Serves breakfast lunch and dinner features an interesting array of gourmet healthy, homemade dining pleasures for practically every taste. Enjoy fine dining in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Whether dining inside or outside, you will enjoy the charm and warmth of English antiques
The Deck House Restaurant and Cabaret Theatre 207-244-5044
Mansell Boat Rental 207-244-5625
Wendell Gilley Museum of Bird Carving
The Seal Cove Auto Museum 207-244-9242
Harbour Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast
Regular mail: P.O. Box 258, Southwest Harbor, Maine (ME) 04679-0258
For FEDEX, UPS, GPS etc.. 9 Dirigo Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine (ME) 04679-0258
Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern US Time. Otherwise please send us an email or reserve online.
Toll Free: 1-888-843-3022 | Phone: 1-207-244-5738 | Fax: 1-207-244-7003 www.vacationrentalinmaine.com | email@example.com