This haven for travelers has an antique French side table and an oriental Bombay chest—what stories they could tell! On the second floor, Meadowridge is large and airy, and glows with morning light. Your very own balcony provides a lofty spot for looking over the grounds, and sipping a get-started cup of coffee.
Parke Godwin, a New York writer and editor, bought Meadowridge in 1885. It had been built in 1881 by Albert Higgins, and was located on Albert Meadow. A free-thinker and ardent abolitionist, Godwin was friends with Horace Greeley, George William Curtis and Charles Dana.
He had a close relationship with his father-in-law, William Cullen Bryant, and edited several volumes of Bryant’s poetry. A large bespectacled man with a mane of white hair and beard, he was fond of his Bar Harbor summers and lingered long after most of the summer people had left. Meadowridge was demolished about 1955.