COVID Stories: Acacia House Inn in Bar Harbor | Lodging & Hospitality

COVID has caused massive disruptions in the way we all do business. Businesses throughout Maine are finding unique and interesting ways to connect with their customers, find new revenue streams, and keep their businesses afloat. Want to share how your business is pivoting? Contact us here.


Acacia House InnAnna Durand and her husband own Acacia House Inn located in downtown Bar Harbor. Housed in a 10th-century building, this classic B&B features 9 rooms with soft linens, private baths, hardwood floors, and some with balconies. Full breakfast is served every morning with local ingredients.

How they have pivoted:

Anna and her husband anticipate not hosting guides at the inn until fall because of COVID-19. They have run businesses for 27 years and have run a successful bakery in Bar Harbor.  To make up for revenue loss, they are planning to offer breakfasts and lunch to-go.  They have offered breakfast during the winter for locals and will use this same model.  They have made changes such as adding a take-out window, outside seating area, marketing to locals.

Acacia House Inn - Flyer Key to Success:

Creative thinking, Support of community, Ability to offer complementary products to supplement income

More info here: https://www.acaciahouseinn.com/

Business Advisor: Shannon Byers