About Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast
Our 120+ year-old coastal Maine home located in downtown Bar Harbor was built in 1895. Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast has had many owners over the years, each of which has left their own mark on the house. It has seen generations come and go. It has been a private residence, once housed a dentist office and for many years provided room and board for the Greyhound Bus Drivers who came and went throughout the years and now provides guests with wonderful vacation accommodations in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.
The inn offers wonderfully comfortable lodging, full hearty breakfasts and delightful afternoon refreshments. We have six unique guest rooms all with queen/king beds and air conditioning; all located just minutes from beautiful Acadia National Park. Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast offers gracious and unpretentious personalized service to make every guest feel special.
Our charming inn is right downtown on a quiet side street, located conveniently close to Bar Harbor’s busy waterfront, shops, restaurants, village green, a classic Art Deco movie theater and the winding Shore Path walk; which wraps around the oceanfront and the remaining ‘cottages’ from days gone by.
Relax and unwind on the front porch in our comfy rocking chairs, the third-floor sun deck, or in the evening in front of the fireplace. Review your day with the other guests, the innkeepers, play with our cats, Pip and Fred, or plan tomorrow’s adventure while watching a New England sunset. We also have high-speed wireless Internet available all throughout the inn, so you can share your photos from your day in Acadia National Park with your friends and family.
- Please—No smoking. For the comfort of all our guests, we are a smoke-free Inn.
- No pets, our rescue cats Pip and Fred will get jealous.
- We regret that we are not set up to accommodate young children.
- We offer off-season rates and discounts on extended stays.
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.
We look forward to making your stay in Bar Harbor and Acadia memorable!
Melody Kronenberg – Innkeeper/Owner
Your innkeepers are Melody, sometimes Caroline, Pip and Fred.
Melody was born and raised in Southern California but lived in New Jersey for the last 20 years, where she raised three children. Caroline just graduated from UMaine and this may be her last summer in Bar Harbor depending on her job prospects. Melody’s other children, Chris and Katie, live in Aliso Viejo, CA, and Columbus, OH. Pip and Fred are the newest additions to our family and are the resident cats and rulers of all things.
When they visited UMaine a few years ago while college touring, Melody discovered the joy and beauty of Bar Harbor! A passionate traveler, Melody had never visited the same place twice. But Bar Harbor is different – it kept calling her back! And when it came time for a life change, settling in at Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast was an obvious choice – Melody loves the charm of the community, the location and the opportunity to serve others.
And for Melody, it’s all about making memories. Whether it’s through photos, crafting, cooking or exploring, she embraces each day as a new adventure. We hope you will come see us and make some memories of your own at Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast!
Aysgarth is actually a location. The name originates from old Norse, meaning the open space in the oak trees. Aysgarth is a village in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England. The village can be found in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is famous for its three waterfalls. It is located on a restored antique railway and is one of the most beautiful places on earth, next to Acadia, of course. The owner who named the inn spent many summer holidays there as a child, and named the inn in memory of those golden years.
If you haven’t been to the Yorkshire Dales National Park you still might have seen Aysgarth Falls and not even realized it! It was used as the backdrop for a famous fight scene in the movie, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
More recently, Downton Abbey used Aysgarth as the family name of one of its characters.
All of the rooms at Aysgarth Station Bed & Breakfast are named after places in England. One day Melody is going to take a field trip and visit all of the places named in the inn.