On Birch Island in Attean Lake Jackman, ME, 04945 Phone: 207-668-3792

Where natural rules and the accommodations are cozy

Be your own Swiss Family Robinson on the largest Island in the middle of unspoiled Attean Lake. The accommodations and living are far less Spartan of course but you will have native wildlife for neighbors. Whitewater raft on the Kennebec River, paddle the peaceful Moose River experience the antlered residents in their own habitat. 1-3 bedroom cottages sleep up to eight and feature full bath, private porches, and wood burning fireplaces. Eat, meet and gather at the Main Lodge and Dining Room for hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches, cookouts and delicious dinners. You’ve got miles of shore line to explore, hiking on the resort’s 20 miles of trails, birding, wildlife photography, and fishing for native brook trout, salmon and lake trout. There’s no better place for families to gather and reconnect.

377 Western Avenue Augusta, ME, 04330 Phone: 207-480-2050

Roomy long term stay hotel for families

Homewood Suites Augusta is just a short distance from Augusta Airport and University of Maine. This new hotel offers the space you and your family need! Suite options include spacious studios, one or two bedroom suites which all offer a separate living area, a fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Exercise in the state-of-the-art fitness center or take a dip in the heated indoor pool. A complimentary full breakfast is available every morning and every Monday through Thursday a complimentary evening reception is offered. Pick up snacks any time of the day from our 24-hour Suite. Area attractions include State House, Augusta Civic Center and Downtown Augusta Riverfront.