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Cheap Spring Lodging Tip Near Acadia National Park, Maine

Photo of Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Kimball Terrace Inn, Northeast Harbor, Maine (photo by Eric)

As a kid growing up in the Boston, Mass., area, one of the things I always looked forward to most was traveling the six hour trek with family in the spring to Northeast Harbor, Maine, and staying at the Kimball Terrace Inn.

Staying at this friendly, well-kept motel during this time of the year was an affordable foundation to enjoy the spectacular ocean-meets-the-mountains scenery of nearby Acadia National Park (about 10 minutes away) and the bustling, fun-filled downtown Bar Harbor. Northeast Harbor is a gem ¬†on its own, a quaint little village with some beautiful harbor views and a good mix of friendly little mom and pop shops and restaurants. Fortunately, for the Kimball Terrace, location is everything as they offer many rooms with harbor views (a few hundred years away) and a setting that’s only about a five minute walk to the village. In between the harbor and motel are some nice views of the expansive lush green lawn. With hills in the background rounding out this splendid scene, I’ve always looked forward to enjoying this beautiful, little spot.

Additionally, Kimball Terrace has a nice outdoor swimming pool (you’ll have to catch a very warm day to use the pool, given this is Maine!) and an excellent breakfast-lunch-dinner restaurant that includes patio dining overlooking the harbor.

Having not been to Northeast Harbor and Kimball Terrace for a long time, I just checked the rates for the Kimball Terrace Inn and it’s nice to see that the prices are still cheap. At this writing, I spotted first and second floor harbor view rooms for $100 and a third floor single room for $75 (presumably, with no harbor view) until May 23. The prices stay quite reasonable until the end of June. I encourage you to take a look at the current Kimball Terrace rates on its web site.

I also encourage you to read our article on Northeast Harbor, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor to get a more detailed perspective of this amazing region of New England.

In addition, if you have been to this part of Maine, we’d love to hear your comments. Please share your expertise on Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park by writing in the “Leave a Reply” box below. Thanks!

Photo of Northeast Harbor, Maine (photo by Eric)

The harbor at Northeast Harbor, Maine (photo by Eric)

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