rocking chairs on wraparound porch

The History of Yellow House B&B

A Classic bed & breakfast in Bar Harbor, Maine

The Yellow House Bed & Breakfast was built in 1872 in a different location and moved to the present location sometime before 1885. The moving of houses is today a formidable task, but surprisingly common in Bar Harbor in the late 1800s. One summer socialite even moved her house five times, depending on which neighbor she wanted to spend the summer by.

The Bar Harbor Historical Society believes Yellow House may be the second oldest house in Bar Harbor. It was owned by the Opdycke family from 1936 to the 1990s, when it was converted from a family residence to a bed and breakfast by Hélène Harton and Roy Kassindorf.

Innkeepers Pat and Chris Coston recently took over the inn, and while much of Yellow House history has been lost, they do know it is going to stay right where it is.

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from the porch, where the afternoons are golden, and time seems to slow down...
that's Yellow House.