Map & Directions
The Quickest Route Take I-95 North to Bangor, exit 182A, and continue on I-395 to exit 6A. Drive east on Route 1A to Ellsworth, then take Route 3 into Bar Harbor.
The Scenic Route Take I-95 North to Augusta, exit 113, and follow Route 3 into Bar Harbor. (Note: in high season the scenic route could add 45-60 minutes to your journey.)
NOTE: During 2017, the State of Maine will be making long-needed highway improvements on Route 3 leading into Bar Harbor. Significant parts of Route 3 will be closed as construction commences.
Consequently, look for route detour signage just after you drive onto Mount Desert Island. These detours are well-marked and will lead you through the scenic center of Mount Desert island. It is not anticipated that route detours will add significantly to your travel time to downtown Bar Harbor and the Bass Cottage Inn.
Google Maps and other online map services can provide updated turn-by-turn directions for getting to the Bass Cottage Inn, 14 The Field, Bar Harbor, once you enter town by the detour route.
Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport (BHB) Twelve miles from downtown Bar Harbor, the airport is served by Pen Air (800-448-4226) and Cape Air (866-CAPE-AIR) with direct or connecting flights from Boston. (Note: Cape Air code–shares with JetBlue to simplify your booking.) BHB has taxi service (with prior arrangement) and rental cars from Enterprise and Hertz.
Bangor International Airport (BGR) Fifty miles from Bar Harbor, this airport is served by Allegiant (702-505-8888), Delta (800-221-1212) and US Airways (800-428-4322). Most major rental car companies are also located within the airport.
Other airports you might consider
- Portland International Jetport (PWM) — 3¼ hours from Bar Harbor
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) — 4½ hours from Bar Harbor
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) — 5 hours from Bar Harbor
- 14 The Field
- Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
Admittedly we can be tricky to find, but you’ll love the location once you find us. Take Route 3 from Ellsworth into the village of Bar Harbor. Turn left on Cottage Street. At the end of Cottage Street take a right onto Main Street and immediately look left for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust on the left side of the street. Turn left at the flag pole just past the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust drive-through entrance. Proceed to The Field, a small road which begins at the rear of the bank parking lot. The Bass Cottage Inn is a stately tan and white house located at 14 The Field.
Note: Check-in time is between 3pm and 7pm daily. However, if you plan to arrive later than 9pm you must call ahead to make arrangements for entry into the Inn (866-782-9224).Google Map