|Winter Harbor is a small lobster fishing village four miles east of Bar Harbor across Frenchman Bay. The house is on Grindstone Neck, one mile from the center of Winter Harbor. Grindstone Neck, settled as a summer colony in 1890, is an unspoiled peninsula one mile long by one-half mile wide, and has the finest coastal views in Maine. The entrance to the Schoodic branch of Acadia National Park is two miles from the house.
The village includes art galleries, antique shops, gift shops, several restaurants and cafes, a Five-and-Ten, a farmers' market, a bakery/gourmet shop, and a full grocery store with a good selection of beer and wine. A ferry provides easy access to Bar Harbor. Winter Harbor is uncrowded and peaceful, except during the annual one-day Lobster Festival in August.
Schoodic Arts for All runs an extensive summer program of concerts, performances, readings, and exhibitions at the restored nineteenth century Hammond Hall, three-quarters of a mile from the house.