Friday, June 8, 2012
Friday, May 6, 2011
Well we are only 2 weeks away from the start of our 10th anniversary year at The Harbour Cottage Inn. After a relaxing 3 months in Mexico we are ready and eager to welcome new as well as returning guests. The inn sparkles and we have done a lot of work to improve the property with guest service at the top of our priority list. We are offering a number of special packages this year from sailing to bird watching. Be sure to check them out at www.harbourcottageinn.com
On another note we had a great opportunity to attend a fund raiser for our local community center in Southwest Harbor last night. The evening consisted of an 11 course Asian feast with everything from Sushi to scallops to flan and chocolate covered strawberries. The sponsor was Chow Maine one of the islands finest dining spots. Be sure to stop by for dinner here in Southwest Harbor during your stay with us. You will love it.
We have added a new video about Southwest Harbor to our website. The video gives the viewer a tour of the town and a true feeling of the amenities that exist here. Being on the quiet side of Mt Desert Island and surrounded by Acadia National park Southwest harbor offers the perfect alternative to busy Bar Harbor. Check it out on our Concierge page.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Well we just had our 9th annual Haloween party for our friends, business associated and guests of the inn. It was a great success and everyone had a blast. We even ended up on the social page of The Mt Desert Islander weekly newspaper. About 70 guests attended the event and the costumes were over the top? It gets better every year. We always close the Acadia National Park season with this event. Join us next year!!!
Monday, July 5, 2010
We have gone
The Harbour Cottage Inn, to do our part to help the environment, has implemented a green policy using the following environmentally friendly products. We have invested substantially in this effort to provide comfort for our guests in a beautiful environment in a responsible way:
-Biodegradable fine line of soap and shampoo in all our bathrooms
-BIOQUEST cleaning system for all the
-We use biodegradable products to clean all our windows, rooms, showers and toilets in our bathrooms
-Our toilet paper is made from recycled paper
-Our paper towels are made from recycled paper
-Our napkins are made from recycled paper
-Our commercial kitchen’s dishwasher uses all biodegradable products to wash and disinfect all the pots and dishes.
-Our washers are water efficient saving thousands of gallons per year
-All our toilets are dual flush saving thousand of gallons per year
-Our bathroom sinks have water saving faucets
-Our bathroom showers have water saving Spa- like shower heads
-We do not change towels unless they are on the floor helping to reduce the use of water and expensive biodegradable detergents
-95 % of the house is lighted using fluorescent light bulbs
-We recycle cardboard
-We recycle all plastic and bottles even from guest rooms
-We just installed a new high efficiency furnace to provide heat and hot water
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, December 28, 2009
In 2009 we added some great new breakfast offerings such as baked eggs with fresh crab and hollandaise, ""whole grain" pancakes with pure Maine maple syrup and more. We are always looking for recipes that focus on great taste and are healthy as well. If you have any suggestions please let us know here on our blog.
We are now booking up for 2010 and look forward to seeing our old friends as well as making new ones. If we can help you plan your Acadia visit let us know. We get high marks for our knowledge of the area and would love to share that with you. Happy New Year!!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The staff of our Southwest Harbor Inn enjoyed the festival along with our guests. After a morning of parade watching we all enjoyed a couple of hours of Maine coast sailing around Mt Desert Island. The weather was fantastic and offered us a nice break from our busy summer. We even took time to visit Bar Harbor. We had our own little getaway in Maine.
Now for one of our favorite recipies served by popular demand at our Acadia B&B.
(Recipe serves 6)
Cut your grapefruit in half and cut between the sections and around the sides as typically done for easy eating.
Melt half a stick of butter and then spread butter evenly over the top of each half.
Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar on top and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.
Cool for 5 minutes and serve. This recipe is unique and you family and friends will just love it!