Contrary to popular belief, the fall months (September and October) are not our “off-season”. In fact, the fall has become just as busy as the summer season, even though the kids are back in school. Therefore, we highly recommend making advanced reservations for your stay, and being prepared for both the town and the National Park to still be quite busy. Our true “off-season” is November through April. If you’d like to visit during the off season to see what it’s like, we recommend staying at our sister property, The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, which is open year round. During the off season, there are only a handful of restaurants and shops open, and much of the National Park is closed as well. However, with some preparation, a visit in the off season can be a lovely getaway from the hustle and bustle, especially if you enjoy winter sports such as cross country skiing or snowshoeing. For more info about enjoying Acadia National Park in the winter, click here.