Overlooking picturesque Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, the Inn is a grand old hotel, filled with charm and tradition. The best of yesterday is blended with the amenities of today. Built in 1883, the Inn has catered to some of the most influential and famous people of the past century and of current times. The Inn is surrounded on both sides by public gardens, the Asticou Azalea Gardens and the Asticou Terrace Gardens. The grounds of the Inn have included cutting gardens and a special Begonia Garden. Upon entering the Inn guests feel as though they have stepped back in time to a place more congenial and pristine. The Inn and its out buildings provide 48 guest rooms and suites. Its public rooms are filled with fireplaces and original antiques.