This large corner room has a four-poster canopy bed, two upholstered chairs, and soft green floral wallpaper. On the second floor, Hare Forest has a private balcony that overlooks the gardens. With two seats and a table, this is the perfect retreat for a recap of your day’s adventures, a glass of wine, or both.
Built in 1899–1900, Hare Forest, originally named Ledge Cliff, was designed by Andrews, Jaques & Rantoul of Boston for Lorenzo N. Kettle. Kettle, a wool merchant from Weston, Massachusetts. He died in June 1912, and in 1926 the cottage was purchased from trustees of Kettle's estate by Pauline K. Palmer of Chicago, who changed the name to Hare Forest. It burned in the fire of 1947. The Bar Harbor Record, Wednesday evening, February 7, 1900, wrote this about the house:
"The house is situated nearly north and south, 106 feet in length by 36 feet in depth. It is constructed of wood, and the walls and roof are shingled. On the waterfront are two handsome gables, and two dormer windows, all being decorated with fancy scroll work in pine. On the west and south are four gables finished in plaster. The center gable on the west side is an enormous affair reaching nearly to the ground. Through this gable light is admitted to the staircase within."