Keywords: Summit House Hotel
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
This hotel was designed to have a large dining room, two parlors – one for men and one for women, and a total of 16 sleeping rooms.
Later that year, Daniel Brewer constructed a small hotel at the highest peak of Green mountain. The hotel was very successful, taking in almost…