Highseas Conference Center

HighseasHighseas is a forty room mansion perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay, and is surrounded by Acadia National Park.  

Staying at Highseas

Course participants are typically assigned one to three roommates of same gender. Bathrooms are shared with residents of the same gender. Bed linens, housekeeping services, alarm clocks and basic dormitory-style bedroom furniture are provided (twin beds).

Other house amenities include:

  • Wireless internet access
  • Public computers
  • Conference room
  • Washing machines, dryers, and ironing equipment
  • Game room, music room with a piano, library
  • Self-serve snacks and beverages are available around the clock


Highseas is within walking or biking distance from the laboratory main campus, the national park, and the town of Bar Harbor. Nearby recreational activities include hiking, biking, shopping, movies, boat excursions and sampling the local restaurants and pubs.  see map

*Van transportation to various scheduled activities is provided.