Anne and Bob Bahr and Andrew Geel are family, and innkeeping is in their blood. Bob is proud as he talks about the range of people who meet at their breakfast table, where life-long friendships are formed. He greets guests by saying, “Welcome home.” Anne likes to keep things fresh—she paints walls, upholsters furniture and sews curtains. Andrew focuses on helping people discover the National Park. “Being immersed in Acadia changes people. The park becomes part of who we are,” Andrew says.
This tight-knit family has worked hard in the B&B industry for decades. They started with The Thornhedge Inn, Bar Harbor’s first B&B, which was established by Elinor Geel and her husband Lonny. The Elmhurst Inn is the newest addition to their family properties, which now number four. The Thornhedge Inn, Cleftstone Manor, Anne’s White Columns Inn, and now The Elmhurst Inn are all managed with a love for welcoming guests, and providing the best possible experience in Bar Harbor.
Dedicated team members have been with them throughout this journey. Cheryl Streevy, who has worked side-by-side with Anne at Cleftstone Manor for seventeen years, will be your host at The Elmhurst Inn.
A B&B is a personal adventure. A stay at The Elmhurst Inn will provide comfort and care and also the special experience of being a part of Bar Harbor’s Golden Era of Inns.
The Elmhurst Inn