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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10

Built by Daniel Somes, son of the pioneer, the Mount Desert House is of prime historical interest as an early public house on Mount Desert Island located just minutes from the beautiful Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Come stay where Thomas Cole, principle artist of the Hudson River School, Frederick Church and hundreds of others have stayed while exploring Mount Desert Island.

Your party will be the only guests of the Inn occupying the entire second and third floor of a wing. The second floor consists of the 'Pawn's Room' full bunk bottom with a single top, connecting bath to the 'Knight's Room' (double). The 'Bishop's Room' (Queen)has its own private bath.

The third floor known as 'The Castle' consists of a large open living area with beamed cathedral ceiling and a completely furnished large kitchen, (ice-maker, microwave, stove, oven, disposal, refrigerator w/cold water) a living room with table and chairs, gas fireplace, king-size day bed, double sleeper, small sleeping loft with queen floor mattress and full bathroom with tub and shower, washer and dryer.

The suite has water and mountain views and a private entrance and balcony.

Comes with all linens, towels, dishes, and kitchen appliances,BBQ grill, three bicycles, canoe, sat tv, private phone line with free local calls, DVD player, flat screen TV.

Hobbie Cat Sail boat available for rent.

Sleeping arrangement: Bedrooms:
Bedroom 1- Queen bed
Bedroom 2- double bed w/ single bunk on top
Bedroom 3- Queen bed

Loft- Queen bed w/ room for sleeping bag on floor

Living room- has double pull out couch and a king size day bed (or two twins)

Private off street parking.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, german, Some Spanish..
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Bishop's Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Knight's Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Pawn's Room...moreless

  • Pawn's room has a bunk set up, double size lower with single size top upper. (see photo) Sleeping loft has a queen floor mattress. (platform for sleeping only) Main living room has a sleeper sofa and a king size day bed that is also two twins 1 pack and play crib....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Fire pit with wood available.


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Propane Fire Place...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private off street parking for guests....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fax


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Hobie Cat and Sail boat for rent....moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf:

    Two sets of clubs....moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


Driving Directions - From Ellsworth, Maine:

Take the 3rd right onto High St/US-1 N/ME-3. Continue to follow High St.

High St becomes Bar Harbor Rd/ME-3.

Stay straight to go onto State Highway 102/ME-198/ME-102. Continue to follow

ME-102. (4.8 miles)

The Mount Desert House at 1113 MAIN ST is on the right.

$500 deposit upon signing the lease; the remainder due upon arrival.

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Trenton
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Necessary

Enjoy Acadia National Park 1 mile; sunset /sunrise on Cadillac Mountain 7 miles, swimming on sandy ocean beaches, or your choice of nearby fresh-water lakes .5 miles, hiking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, golfing at either Kebo Valley 8 miles, Northeast Harbor 5 miles , or Southwest 5 miles., live theater at Acadia Repertory Theater less then half a mile down the street or in Bar Harbor 8 miles, miniature golf, whale watching, glider rides, close to the Bar Harbor Airport, restaurants, and as always shopping. We are located right in the middle of the island for easy access to all your adventures.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1983

About the owner: Though the Mount Desert House is the oldest inn on Mount Desert Island, Bill and Tina Reiff restarted the inn in 2002. Since then they have enjoyed many years of great guests and fun times throughout the summer. I

Why the Owner Chose Somesville, Mount Desert, ME, USA:
You wouldn't to want to be anywhere else. Come have some fun!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Mount Desert House is located at the center of the island making it a good choice for a base from which to explore the area. The dock on Somes Sound services the boats and provides access to the ocean.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german, Some Spanish..
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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    Mill Pond

  • Hobbie Cat: Available for rent

    Hobbie Cat: Available for rent

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  • Boat for rent

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    Your sunset view

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