Shore Path Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Bar Harbor Maine Shore Path Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Bar Harbor
Shore Path Cottage
Bar Harbor ME
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The Shore Path Cottage in Bar Harbor, Maine is a gracious oceanfront Bed & Breakfast located at the end of a quiet street next to the famous Shore Path. You will love the gorgeous ocean views and being close to town restaurants, shops, and galleries via the oceanside path. Family owned and operated for 30 years, the Shore Path Cottage at the top of this page is lovingly rendered by artist Kate Chester. The children grew up here and the rooms are named for them. Now years later both Lisabeth Chester Oxman and Melinda Chester Spitzer, as co-hostesses, will provide you with an individualized itinerary based on their insider info. about hiking and biking in the park as well as all the land and sea activities, restaurants and local attractions this incredible area offers.

View Slideshow | View Article from “The View,” Cape Air's Publication 2012

From your window you can look across our wide lawn, past a field of wild flowers, and through the trees to Frenchman's Bay and the spectacular Porcupine Islands.

Please select location link to view our exceptional location in town and on the ocean.

New! "Stay with a Local in Bar Harbor " The benefits you'll gain (read more...)

"We return to the Shore Path Cottage to experience the warm atmosphere, the beauty, the peace and the magical ambiance of the sea."
        — Wendy and Winston Moody, Philadelphia PA

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Shore Path Cottage Bed and Breakfast The famous Shore Path in Bar Harbor
Our lawn overlooking the ocean, with the famed Bar Harbor Shore Path at the end of our lawn and along the sea

Shore Path Cottage in Bar Harbor, MaineEnjoy the ideal location of the Shore Path Cottage, a gracious oceanfront B&B on the historic, scenic shore path, minutes by foot into town on a secluded, residential street and close to Acadia National Park. The SPC has a bright south/east exposure with sunlit, spacious rooms, and a grand, sloping lawn to the sea.

Please choose this link to view the interior of Shore Path Cottage, and to learn more of the amenities that await you here, in this quiet corner of Bar Harbor's exceptional beauty and splendor.

In our vegetarian kitchen, most of our breakfast ingredients are organic. We are happy and able to accommodate the following dietary needs: kosher, lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant, vegan and macrobiotic.

Shore Path Cottage is the ideal and restful "home port" for your adventures while visiting Bar Harbor and the rest of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Main St., yet within easy walking distance, this location was so romantic we became engaged at the end of the lawn on the beautiful shore path.

- Diane Rosati and James Carroll

Shore Path Cottage in Bar Harbor, Maine

Shore Path Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Bar HarborThe Shore Path Cottage is featured in The Maine Explorer's Guide, your "bible" if Maine is your destination. The cottage, the word used to describe the large homes in Maine and typical of downeast Maine understatement, is a beautiful example of Maine Coast architecture. Park your car in our circular driveway, sit on the porch with a cold drink and homemade cookies, experience the luxury of limitless space, and "consider yourselves at home."

"This place is enchanting."
        — Brad and Kris Rubenstein, Andover MA

"Beautiful, but unpretentious."
        — Pandora and Peter Svenson, Stockholm, Sweden

We provide additional amenities for our
guests celebrating special occasions,
so please let us know!

Homegrown lilies on porch table
Cape Air Bird's Eye View Summer 2012 Shore Path Cottage Ariticle Summer 2012

Cape Air honored us with an article in their Summer 2012 issue of Bird's Eye View. Please take a few moments to read this by clicking on the image to the left or here.

"Nowhere on our trip through New England did we meet with so much hospitality and such a beautiful B&B than at The Shore Path Cottage!"
        — Claudia Saatweber, Waldbrol, Germany

Visitors from Waldbrol, Germany

The following items are included in the forthcoming collection by Roberta Chester, "Be My Guest: The Inside Story of a B & B in Maine."

~ Shore Path Notes 2013 ~

A bed and breakfast can provide some interesting lessons as to the nature of human nature. Observing a group of assorted strangers around our big dining room table would not provide these insights if our guests were separated, seated at small tables as couples whose sole contact was with each other. Consequently, ... Read more ...

~ Shore Path Notes 2012 ~

Entering Maine off the Kittery Bridge, the billboard reads, “Maine, the Way Life Should Be.” Itís a promise to travellers eager to get away from it all, to a place where, if only for a few days, they can get off the beaten track and ... Read more ...

~ Shore Path Notes 2011 ~

The feeling I share with other B & B owners at the end of the season, around the beginning of November, is total exhaustion. Otherwise, it's a bad sign and I might as well literally and figuratively "throw in the towel." So I'm... Read more ...

~ Shore Path Notes 2010 ~

Owning a Bed and Breakfast is like having a child in perpetuity; to my guests who ask when and how and if I ever get away, I have often remarked (only half in jest) that the B & B and I are connected by umbilical cord from the house to the end of the driveway; actually, though, the connection is impervious to geographical distance. Read more ...

~ Shore Path Notes 2009 ~

The rain in Maine falls mainly other places (but of course) than Bar Harbor, but when it does, my guests enjoy different activities than climbing on slippery rocks in Acadia National Park, biking the carriage roads, or going to sea in a kayak. Those include area sight seeing car trips, the local museums, art galleries, craft shops, and antique stores that might not appeal to their children, especially those who are too old to fall asleep in the back seat. Read more ...

~ Shore Path Notes 2008 ~

Hearts and Flowers at Shore Path Cottage When my grandchildren and I have been nibbling on too many gingerbread cookies, my guests have to make do with squares of Ghirardelli chocolates. Although I sometimes find the chocolates left behind, the cookies disappear without a trace. Read more ...

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From every point of view ...
a singular and memorable experience.

Five minutes drive (or bike ride) to Entrance of Acadia National Park:
Shore Path Cottage
24 Atlantic Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

Summer (May 10 - December 10): 207-288-0643
Winter (December 10 - May 10): 917-806-8959 (Cecily Chester Weinberger)
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