One of the most unique and stunning accommodations in Bar Harbor! People's jaws drop when they walk in and we often hear, "Wow! There is nothing else like it in Bar Harbor!" It is becoming a popular venue for bridal groups and we've even had a few wedding parties here! So beautiful and comfortable, you want want to leave! Ideal for large groups, special celebrations, or reunions, the historic and grand Mason House is located in one of Bar Harbor's best in-town neighborhoods. The tree-lined street is optimally located within two blocks of everything: restaurants. parks, shops, grocery stores, churches and the free shuttle into Acadia National Park and around MDI. Park your car and never worry about parking for the rest of your stay!
This is a one of a kind accommodation, located in one of the most sought after in-town areas. Built in 1887 as the Bar Harbor High School/Emerson School, and later converted into a Masonic Lodge from 1914 to 2016, this building is seeped in history and fantastic details. This majestic, 7000 SF building has been renovated into two boutique style lofts, one on each floor.
If you don't see your dates available, check out our sister property, Emerson House, listing # 4434292
This loft, occupying the entire second floor of the building, is called the Mason House in honor of it's previous owners. It is 3500 SF with 15 foot high coved ceilings, hardwood floors, and exquisite original woodwork. Accessed through a private entrance and up a grand balustraded staircase, one enters into the "reading room" with a window seat and a quiet place to read or work (if you must). Off of this space there are two bedrooms (each with king beds and en suite bathrooms). Two additional king bedrooms and bathrooms are located just inside the grand "ballroom", along with a 500 SF sleeping loft (with two queen sofa beds). The living and dining area, occupying the ballroom, is 56' x 32' and features a large seating area, a decorative fireplace, a 65" smart tv, a dining table for 10-12, a baby grand piano and an additional seating area/ game table. A brand new kitchen features marble countertops, Moroccan style tiles, full brand new appliances, and everything needed to cook, entertain and feel at home. A unique pantry/linen/closet space with vintage glass-front closets connects the kitchen to the full laundry room. Off the Kitchen is a large triple french door leading to a large south-facing deck/balcony with a grill, outdoor dining and seating.
Amenities include air conditioning (in living area and ceiling fans in bedrooms), wifi, smart tv, and newly renovated and professionally designed spaces. All beds are king sized. Fine, crisp linens and soft towels are provided.
The Mason House sleeps 10-12 in beds/sofabeds and additional persons on a large sectional sofa. A portable crib and highchair are available upon request.
For groups wanting an even larger accommodation, the Mason House can be combined with the five bedroom Emerson House in the same building. Please inquire for availability and rates.
The property has been completely renovated in 2017 with all new electrical, plumbing, furnishings and appliances. The rates offered in 2017 are introductory rates to compensate for any kinks that may need to be worked out in the first rental season, so please let us know of anything needing attention and we will be happy to address!
The Owners are happy to answer any questions you may have!