on July 12, 2000
The Balance Rock mansion was built in 1903 and is the most romantic Inn in Bar Harbor. It's located along the Shore Path and has a spectacular view of Frenchman's Bay. As you walk in the front door you'll feel the elegance surrounding you. Classical music plays and they offer guests an afternoon tea in the living room. The salon offers a wonderful fireplace surrounded by comfortable furniture and a baby grand piano. The rooms are wonderful as well. Most have ocean views and private porches so you can really enjoy the scenery. Several even have saunas or Jacuzzis. A buffet style breakfast is served each morning in the dining area. There you can relax and enjoy a wonderful meal next to a warm fire before begining your day. Walk out the back of the Inn to the veranda and you'll see an inviting pool. Beyond that is a perfectly manicured lawn and flower gardens that stretch to the ocean. On the shore you'll see the 'balance rock', a huge boulder from which the mansion got it's name. The Balance Rock is definitely my favorite place to stay in Bar Harbor. It gives you the feeling of ultimate relaxation, romance and seclusion.
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