Derby Lane Cottage Arbor House
Stork's Nest

COVID-19 information

We are using this page to share information specific to Derby Lane Cottage and the area that may be hard to find elsewhere. It is not intended as a comprehensive resource.

General Information

Please check the Keep Maine Healthy page for current information when making your reservation and before your arrival.


We have always taken special care to clean the houses thoroughly between guests, and we are adding additional steps to protect against COVID-19, following guidelines set by the CDC and the state of Maine. Some examples:

Record keeping

If you are not from Maine or one of the exempted states, the state of Maine requires that we collect a Certificate of Compliance form from each adult in your party. (As of July 3, 2020, these states are exempted: Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.)


Sites like Get Tested COVID-19 can point you to local testing centers. If you are driving up, you might be able to stop in York Hospital's Rapid Testing Center for a test. The cost is $25 and they provide results within about 15 minutes. Appointments must be made in advance online.

The governor's office has also provided a list of testing sites in Maine.


There are some differing interpretations of Maine's quarantine rules:

If you do choose to quarantine and want to avoid unnecessary trips out, we are happy to deliver groceries to you once or twice during your stay. Restaurants in town are mostly supporting curbside pickup of takeout, and a few have added a delivery option. Acadia National Park has been pretty quiet, so it should be easy to find a walking, hiking, or biking option away from crowds.

Bar Harbor

Town has been quiet so far this summer. Most restaurants and shops are open, but are enforcing mask wearing and other precautions. Many restaurants are offering curbside pickup, a few have started local deliveries. Acadia's trails and carriage roads are open, but the Island Explorer shuttles are not running.


As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have. The best way to contact us is via email: We hope you can find a way to visit us this summer!

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