The Quiet Side
Southwest Harbor, on the western side of Mount Desert Island, is part of an area known as the "quiet side." Located only minutes from Acadia National Park, our motel and cottages provide the perfect accommodations for your home base.
Whether you're here to experience some of the best hiking trails in the state, to photograph remarkable views of the coast, or to learn about the history of the national park system, SWH is a great way to enjoy Acadia without the crowds and traffic. In addition to being an access point for the Park, Southwest boasts a variety of creative eateries and unique boutique shops. Of course, if you like a little bit of hustle and bustle, you're just a short drive from all that Bar Harbor has to offer as well.