Come experience the magic of Bar Harbor, Maine and Acadia National Park at The Saltair Inn Waterfront Bed & Breakfast, an elegant in-town inn on the shores of Frenchman Bay. Constructed in 1887 by Boston architect Arthur Rotch, the Saltair has been carefully renovated to accommodate guests while preserving the original architecture and period elements of its Victorian heritage. An expansive back lawn slopes gently from the rear of the house to the water’s edge. Low tide reveals a sand bar connecting the Saltair property to Bar Island, from which Bar Harbor takes its name. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from the privacy of your own intimate suite. Each accommodation offers thoughtful appointments and amenities appreciated by modern travelers without compromising the historic legacy of the home. Rooms have elegant private baths en suite. Standard amenities include luxury bed linens, gas fireplaces (two in each suite), cable TV, CD and DVD players, free parking and wireless internet access. Whether your Bar Harbor escape includes a little romance, peaceful relaxation, or an outdoor adventure, the Saltair Inn offers the perfect setting. Fabulous views, delicious breakfasts, and luxury suites await your arrival.
Matt and Kristi first met in the halls of W.T. Woodson Highschool in Fairfax, Virginia in 1988. They began their courtship the summer between their junior and senior years, and continued to see each other as often as they could while Kristi attended Longwood College and Matt, the Virginia Military Institute.
Upon graduation, Matt began working as a civil engineer for a small firm in Manassas, Virginia while Kristi earned her Master's degree in Forensic Science from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Kristi spent the next ten years working in the DNA Laboratory of the FBI, ultimately becoming a Forensic Examiner. They married in 1996 and settled in Manassas, Virginia.
They discovered Bar Harbor while visiting Matt's parents, who moved there in 1992. After that, they began taking trips to Bar Harbor at least once or twice a year. Enamored by the quaint New England village and amazed by the stunning beauty of Acadia National Park, it wasn't long before the desire took hold to make Bar Harbor their home. They left their lives in Virginia behind, and purchased Saltair in December of 2005. It was a vacant house when they began their stewardship, but has come to life with a myriad of guests since April 2006.
Matt and Kristi enjoy opening and sharing their home, and they especially value the unexpected close friendships they have enjoyed with guests who return year after year. They also both enjoy being part of the Bar Harbor Community, Matt on the Board of Directors of Kebo Valley Golf Course and Kristi as an elected member of the Bar Harbor School Board. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, kayaking, golfing, fishing and sharing their love of the outdoors with their children, your assistant innkeepers, Katie, Emily and Adam.