Notes from Balance Rock Inn: The Balance Rock is a family “cottage” that was built in 1903. A time when wealthy tycoons selected the most desirable locations along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast for their summer mansions. Balance Rock Inn presents romantic ambiance of times gone by and luxury oceanfront accommodations above all to make your vacation relaxing and unforgettable in downtown Bar Harbor. Commanding a breathtaking waterfront location, the Inn sits on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive views of Frenchman Bay. In addition the Inn offers a sense of privacy and serenity, yet steps away lies downtown Bar Harbor. Indulge in the peacefulness of the Inn’s surroundings, with ocean views from your room, common areas, or the pool and grounds. Guests can be pampered, getting incomparable lodging, amenities and service.