About Birch Bay Retirement Village

Birch Bay is a retirement community that respects your desire for independence while offering you support when and where you need it most. We are located in a natural setting on the scenic and unspoiled landscape of Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. Our campus overlooks beautiful Frenchman Bay, and Bar Harbor is a short drive away.

We offer three distinct floor plans for our one-story cottages. Our Main Inn houses one and two-bedroom apartments, residential care suites, memory care units, an adult day program and a variety of community areas.

Sunset at Birch Bay Village

We offer a full range of community and healthcare services that help make the most of your retirement lifestyle.

Birch Bay Retirement Village: Non-Profit, Community Focused

Birch Bay is the area’s only non-profit retirement community. Birch Bay Village is a member of the Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization, a non-profit healthcare organization serving MDI and surrounding communities through a 25-bed critical access facility in Bar Harbor and a network of area health centers—all designed to provide comprehensive healthcare for residents and visitors.

Located a short distance from Birch Bay Village, Mount Desert Island Hospital offers award-winning inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care. The hospital was established more than 100 years ago by both year-round and summer residents committed to improving the health of our unique island community. Birch Bay Village was founded to complement this historically strong commitment to the health and welfare of the community.

Since it was established in 1897, the MDI Hospital Organization has grown into a state-of-the-art, rural healthcare organization including Birch Bay Retirement Village and eight regional health centers, including a full-service behavioral health center and dental clinic.

Why Choose a Non-Profit Retirement Community?

Birch Bay Retirement Village is run by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to serve the best interests of their community. The men and women who serve on Birch Bay’s Board of Directors are a group of accomplished professionals who support and sustain Birch Bay’s mission to promote the long-term interests of its community members.

Birch Bay’s Investment in our Community

Birch Bay’s funds are continually reinvested back into the retirement community.  As a non-profit, Birch Bay’s Board of Directors make decisions based on our mission and the needs and wants of our community.

Birch Bay Village Entrance

Our Mission & History


The friendly staff at Birch Bay Village

Birch Bay Village Staff


Birch Bay's Priority List Program

Priority List Program


Birch Bay's Music Therapy Internship Program

Music Therapy Internship

Learn more about Birch Bay Retirement Village

For more information or to arrange a tour, call 207-288-8014 or complete our contact form