Fly / Drive Directions

Closest Airports:  
Bar Harbor, ME  25 Minutes  BHB
Bangor, ME  International  1hr   BGR    
Portland, ME  Jetport  3.5 hrs       
Boston, MA     4.5 hrs
 
Car Rentals at each.
 
Perhaps the most important thing you need to know is how to get here.... Someone from Maine once said    
"you cannot get there from here," but trust us, this is not true in the case of  the Acadia Access Cottages.

                                  We are close by with easy access to the park, and town.  

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
 
FROM PORTLAND, BOSTON AND POINTS SOUTH 
TAKE  I-95 NORTH  TO BANGOR.
 
Follow Rt 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth. 
Follow  Rt. # 3  to  Mt Desert Island, follow signs for Bar Harbor.
 
FROM BANGOR
 
Follow Rt 1A from Bangor to Ellsworth. 
Follow  Rt. # 3  to  Mt Desert Island, follow signs for Bar Harbor.
 
FROM BAR HARBOR AIRPORT
 
At exit of airport, turn Left onto  Rt #3 to Bar Harbor
 
All Are Easy, Relaxing Drives

Aspen/Birch     
GPS-   16 Norris Ave
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Dogwood/Cedar  
GPS-   18 Norris Ave
Bar Harbor, ME  04609

Norris Cottage
GPS-  12 Norris Ave.
Bar Harbor, ME   04609

Park View Cottage
CPS- 14 Norris Ave
Bar Harbor, ME   04609

  • Follow Maine Route # 3 into Bar Harbor. 
  • Turn Right onto Spring St.
  • Left onto Norris Ave. 
  • Properties on your immediate right.

Green Cottage   
GPS-   23 Glen Mary Rd
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Cottage entry is really on Norris Ave.

  • Follow Maine Route # 3 into Bar Harbor.  
  • Right onto Spring St.
  • Left onto Norris Ave. 

Last property on right before Glen Mary Rd.

48  Cottage
GPS-   48 Glen Mary Rd,
Bar Harbor, ME  04609

  • Follow Maine Route # 3 into Bar Harbor.    
  • Right onto Ledgelawn St.  
  • Left onto Park St.   
  • Right onto Glen Mary. 

At end of street on left.

 

Branch Pond Cottage GPS- 221 Cove Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605

If you are coming from Bangor, about 10-12 miles after the 395 intersects Route 1A going towards Ellsworth you may notice on the right hand side of the road a sign which says Camp Jordan, do not turn there however-just notice the pretty sign. Continue on towards Ellsworth for about 2 more miles. You will come upon a traffic island with parts painted red on top, look to the right hand side of the road where you will see a road called Branch Pond Road. Turn ;right on that road and follow the paved portion for about 2 miles. Continue on----

If you are coming from Ellsworth, on Route 1-A about 10 minutes or 9 Miles West from the US 1 / RT 3 Intersection in of Ellsworth you will notice a traffic island with parts painted red. On your left is a road called Branch Pond Road. Turn onto that road and follow the paved portion for about 2 miles. Continue on---- [If you come to "Twice Nice" a second hand store on your right- you missed Branch Pond Rd.]

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On the right hand side of the road you will see an apple orchard which has electric fencing around it. There is a road on the right hand side which goes right into the middle of the orchard. That is the road you have been searching for.... Yup, go ahead and take it. The road is marked by a big sign with a whole bunch of names on it. For security reasons the FBI has suggested that we not list our name on it, but do not let that dissuade you from your travels. Turn right on to that road -which is dry, dusty dirt if you are lucky! In the winter it is ice, and following rain it can be pure mud. Follow this road thought the apple orchard and down a steep hill until the road ends. It is maybe a quarter of a mile. Now, you are really starting to wonder what you have gotten yourself into.... But trust the process, and turn right onto Cove Rd. Sometimes there is a sign, but the key is the road will end at a T. Continue on Cove Rd and count for the 4th driveway on the left. It is almost hidden away and invisible, but trust us it is there! [Hint- it is the one just past the sign that used to say Limeburner.] You have arrived at the world famous Gravel Driveway of the Branch Pond Cottage. Depending on the season there may be crowds of tourists, since this is one of the hottest tourists’ sites in Maine, but just continue on past them down the driveway to the cabin. If you are driving a large bus, semi-trailer, or heavy car we suggest you not drive all the way down to the front door as you may never get out. Disregard the 1 hour parking sign and the meters.... Relax, you've arrived! What else could possibly happen? Earthquake, Hurricane, Tidal Wave, or A-bomb attack >> when you really think about it, the possibilities are endless.... Plan to relax and enjoy your time and nature in a peaceful setting.......