Hotels in Maine
This luxurious coastal resort south of Camden, ME, has had many names, owners, and incarnations since it first debuted in 1889, but that’s only resulted in smart renovations throughout its history.
This homey, eco-friendly bed and breakfast is set against the backdrop of nature: expansive open spaces, century-old maple trees, and numerous hiking trails. Housed in a late Victorian-era farmhouse, the inn's eight guestrooms are outfitted with antique furniture and accents.
Connected by a private boardwalk to sandy, three-mile-long Crescent Beach, this five-acre resort reopened in June 2008 after a multimillion-dollar eco-renovation.
This 1891 inn, a sister property to the nearby White Barn, is set right on Mother’s Beach overlooking the steel-blue waters of the Atlantic. Purchased and overhauled in 1999, it has the same level of studied luxury as its award-winning sibling—but feels much more informal.
Try a classic sporting camp stay in one of the 18 cabins (meals are served in the main lodge), which has a sandy lake beach.
Shingled lodge built in 1887 offering laid-back comfort on Frenchman's Bay, one of Maine's most scenic coastal spots.
Based in downtown Damariscotta, this vacation home rental company specializes in Cape-style houses and waterfront cottages. The firm has a portfolio of approximately 140 properties scattered throughout the Midcoast, mostly on lakes or the Atlantic shoreline.
The 19th-century proeprty has a wraparound porch, and 11 of the 24 rooms have views of Somes Sound (considered the United States' only fjord). If booked, try one of the cottages.
Located in the western Maine town of Bethel, this Broad Street Historic District inn offers opportunities to golf in the summer, watch the leaves change color in the autumn, and ski, dogsled, or snowmobile in the winter at the nearby Sunday River Ski Resort.
Hidden on an island just south of picturesque Wiscasset, away from Vacationland's tourist crowds, this relaxed Maine inn is a world unto itself—and that's a good thing.
Overlooking Frenchman Bay, this pair of inns—one a Tudor mansion, the other a yellow country house with a wide wraparound porch—breathes new life into the traditional New England B&B with a whimsical collection of abstract sculpture dotting the grounds.
After breezing through Maine on a leaf-peeping tour in 2003 , Dutch duo (and hospitality-industry veterans) Oscar Verest and Raymond Brunyanszki returned in 2007 to open what is arguably Maine’s first truly design-focused inn, on a hill overlooking Camden’s sail-dotted town harbor.
At the 20-room Captain Lord Mansion, a pale yellow 1812 folly with Federal-era antiques and stately fireplaces, sip iced tea in the shade of the chestnut trees.
Set on a rocky bluff between York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, the Stage Neck Inn is designed in an old New England style, with shake roofs, white-trimmed windows, and beachfront gardens.