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Birch Bay Retirement Village


Birch Bay VillageBuilt high on a hill overlooking spectacular Frenchman Bay, Birch Bay Village is a vibrant community for people 55 and older, offering both independent and assisted living.

Independent living residents can either rent or own, choosing to purchase one of the newly built cottages or lease an apartment and have priority admission to our assisted living program as well as our social, recreational and cultural programs.  Scheduled van transportation is free and use of our Inn facilities, such as the library, den, fitness room, beauty parlor and private dining room, is encouraged.

The social and activity calendar at Birch Bay is always brimming with programs and events, including day trips around Mount Desert Island, lectures by College of the Atlantic and Acadia Senior College faculty, movie screenings, Friday night wine and cheese parties, barbecues and plenty of entertainment.

The cottages at Birch Bay are a homeowner’s dream and are entirely maintenance free.  All maintenance and repairs, as well as landscaping, snow removal, water/sewer, trash removal,  real estate taxes,  insurance and 24 hour emergency response call system,  are covered under a single assessment fee.   All the cottages have an incredible, unobstructed view of the Bay.

The apartments are spacious, and the monthly rent includes heat, utilities, housekeeping, 24 hour emergency response call system, trash removal, recycling program, health screening,  wellness program and an evening six-course dinner in the Bay Vista Room with a, you guessed it, panoramic view of the Bay

All our independent residents can also take advantage of Birch Bay’s Personal Care Services program.  This program provides daily assistance with personal tasks in their homes to help people live independently, both longer and better.

Assisted living residents in Pleasant Cove and our assisted living residents with Alzheimer’s and other  forms of memory loss in Safe Harbor, are cared for by a dedicated, professional staff, all of whom are trained in the Best Friends model of care….an approach that emphasizes personal connection, individual attention and respect.   Birch Bay provides private suites with private baths, three daily meals and snacks, 24 hour staff supervision, housekeeping, laundry services, quarterly health and functional assessments, ongoing observation of physical functioning and general behavior, coordination of medical care with personal physician, medication administration, wellness programs emphasizing fitness, nutrition and other good health habits as well as social, cultural and activity programs.


25 Village Inn Road
Bar Harbor