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Maine inns overlook the spectacular beaches, coasts, and lighthouses

Inns in Maine Pamper yourself with a fun-filled vacation or a romantic weekend getaway at a Maine inn, surrounded by beautiful views of the rocky coast. Guests of inns or the similar format of bed and breakfasts in Maine enjoy the state’s wonderful views of sandy beaches, rocky jetties, lighthouses, harbors and ocean sunrises. Inns or historic lodgings in world-famous places like Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockport, and Kennebunkport place you close to ocean activities like boating, kayaking, whale-watch and windjammer cruises, dockside lobster shacks, and fun shopping and browsing in town.

Coastal Route 1A -- 480 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-363-5119 Toll-Free: 800-343-3869

Featured on the Travel Channel's 'Great Country Inns of America'

Our luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn has been featured on the Travel Channels, "Great Country Inns.” Award winning gourmet ocean view dining plus casual fireplaced Ship’s Cellar Pub. Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Walk to beach, convenient to golf, Kittery Outlet Shopping, whale watching, lobster boat tours, kayaking and area lighthouses. The perfect Maine Coast getaway is just over one hour north of Boston. Open year round with special Innkeeper Packages – perfect for Romance. See last minute “Internet Specials” on web site.

546 Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-9036 Toll-Free: 800-386-9036

Beautiful stone inn a testament to Maine’s history, culture, sense of place

The Old Granite Inn, on Main Street overlooking Rockland Harbor, is remarkable in many ways. The gray granite exterior catches your eye immediately, as do the terrazzo floors and the eight distinctive rooms decorated with original art and antiques. Some of those rooms overlook the harbor or the flower garden and feature whirlpool baths and luxury linens. The historic district location is noteworthy as well, within walking distance to many of Mid-coast Maine’s finest museums, shops, galleries, restaurants and historic schooner berths. Days begin with breakfast, including perhaps a seafood quiche or fresh berry crepe, in the inn’s bright, airy dining room. The inn is both kid- and pet-friendly, a welcome home away from home for all guests.

121 West Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2882

Historic-district inn a pleasant place to relax after an activity-filled day

Wake up to waterfront views from your luxurious suite at the Saltair Inn on the shores of Frenchman Bay. Situated in the historic district in picturesque Bar Harbor, the eight-room bed and breakfast, built in 1887, provides a gourmet breakfast and warm hospitality, as well as suggestions on how to spend your day, from whale-watching, kayaking, golfing, or biking in nearby Acadia National Park, to craft-shopping and dining. Back at the inn, enjoy your morning coffee in an Adirondack chair at water’s edge, grab a snack in the sunroom or chill out in your room on luxury bedding and in front of the gas fireplace. Some rooms have claw-foot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs or heated bathroom floors.

22 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-628-6872

Enjoy Maine's rustic seacoast and more at Fisherman's Wharf Inn

Fisherman's Wharf Inn in Boothbay Harbor is a great place to enjoy Maine's rustic seacoast. Our 54 guest rooms -- including six two-room suites -- offer private balconies with spectacular views of the waterfront, the harbor's famous footbridge, and the mouth of the harbor. Among the amenities: free WiFi, cable TV, use of our fitness room, and complimentary breakfast. You'll also enjoy fabulous views from our dining room or pub. Or bask in the summer sun while you dine on our outside deck. There's plenty to do here, too. Boothbay Harbor offers great restaurants, quaint shops, and galleries, all just a short walk from the Inn. Nearby attractions include the Maine State Aquarium; the historic Boothbay Opera House; and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Inns show off Maine’s dramatic coast in two quaint towns

Distinctive Inns of New England’s Maine inns offer personalized hospitality and innkeepers willing to share the best photo, picnic and adventure spots, lobster shacks and restaurants. The Camden Maine Stay Inn, located just a short stroll from Camden Harbor, offers the ideal spot to explore the unique shops and restaurants here or perhaps jump on a windjammer cruise. From hiking to paddleboarding, skiing and of course the best lobster around, use Camden Maine Stay inn has your home base.  Just south of Portland, Kennebunkport is home to the stately Captain Jefferds Inns.  From here, stroll to beaches and attractions or Dock Square restaurants and shops.  With 5 pet-friendly rooms, there’s plenty of room for your two or four-legged friends in spacious rooms filled with all the romantic amenities like fireplaces and deep whirlpool tubs.  Hearty homecooked multi-course breakfasts and an afternoon innkeeper’s reception mean you’ll never be hungry. 

24 Main Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-4325 Toll-Free: 800-336-4325

Mid Coast style and hospitality

In a town considered among the most culturally rich and diverse in Maine there is a lodging to match its charm and style. This AAA 3-Diamond boutique hotel offers 36 guestrooms and suites of abundant light and space with old world architectural remnants and modern comforts and service. You’ll find luxurious bedding, gas fireplaces, private balconies, high speed wireless internet and Keurig coffee and tea brewing systems. Enjoy an in room spa service, fitness room, complimentary buffet breakfast, and even a pampered pooch program. Abundant fine dining is yours in the towns of Camden and nearby Rockport and Rockland and the year-round recreational options, great shopping and cultural activities will satisfy the most discerning of tastes.

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208 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2125 Toll-Free: 855-346-5700

The casual and luxurious meet in idyllic splendor

This historic Inn along Maine’s south coast is set in an idyllic promontory overlooking the Atlantic. Enjoy a quintessentially relaxed atmosphere with impeccable service and luxurious amenities bringing the best of all worlds to your visit. Two lodging locales, one oceanfront, the other in a wooded paradise offer timeless elegance, privacy and activity in equal measure. Rooms feature fine linens, plush robes, lighted make-up mirrors and most with a gas fireplace and sitting area. The Club House Lounge features a stone fireplace, classic billiard table, and turn-of-the-century bar. There’s a heated pool with daytime dining and cocktail service on the patio; yoga on the lawn; complimentary bicycles and a shuttle to whisk you to Dock Square and Kennebunkport’s many delights.

23 Wharf Lane Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-3232

New England cozy with a touch of elegance

Spectacular ocean views and an endless expanse of beach welcome you to this deluxe motel with the elegance of a colonial New England inn. Spacious and affordable rooms offer modern amenities, private baths, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and refrigerators. Two suites and eight units with efficiency kitchens make it ideal for families, groups or an extended stay. Set amongst beautifully landscaped grounds and within the breezes, sounds and smells of the sea, you are across the Ogunquit River from Ogunquit River Beach. Relax on the lawn, swim in the heated pool and start your day with continental breakfast served on the wraparound porch overlooking the Atlantic. Walk the beach, find great shopping and dining and savor the sea from the vantage of this cozy Inn.

9 High Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-8842 Toll-Free: 866-381-3647

From this Camden mansion, explore one of the country’s loveliest towns

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, wellness retreat or just a base from which to explore coastal Maine, the Hawthorn Inn should be at the top of your bed-and-breakfast list. The 1894 Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion sits on 1.2 acres of lawn and gardens in the Historic High Street District of Camden, one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Most Beautiful Towns in America.” Enjoy a sweet or savory two-course breakfast, take your coffee to the deck or patio, then explore the town’s picturesque harbor, shops and eateries, just steps away from the inn. Some rooms include two-person whirlpool tubs and gas fireplaces. Activities in the area range from skiing in the winter to biking, hiking and kayaking in warmer seasons.

20 Roberts Avenue Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-9655

Warm and welcoming after a day spent in busy Bar Harbor

Begin your day in beautiful Bar Harbor with a hearty home-cooked breakfast at Aysgarth Station, where the atmosphere is casual and the hospitality warm and welcoming. Stroll to the postcard-perfect harbor to take the Shore Path ocean walk or walk the ocean floor at low tide to Bar Island. Explore unique shops, take in a movie at the classic Art Deco movie theater or go a little farther afield to Acadia National Park (ask the inn to pack you a picnic lunch). You’ll be glad to come home to relax on the front porch, sit in front of an inviting fire in the front room or view Cadillac mountain form the third floor deck. The six-room inn, 120 years old, is smoke-free and has off-season rates.

180 Main Street Freeport, ME, 04032 Phone: 207-865-4121

Comfortable, elegant inn a favorite with shoppers, beachgoers, sightseers

Comfortable, casual, with a simple elegance, the Brewster House Bed and Breakfast welcomes travelers to all the Freeport area has to offer, from L.L. Bean and outlet shopping to galleries, a range of great restaurants, museums and botanical gardens. Plus, the Maine coast – beaches, lighthouses, lobster shacks – is only a few minutes away. But the inn is also a great place to unwind, with large private baths, fireplaced rooms, bay windows – and a porch to enjoy a glass of wine from your rocking chair. Or choose an Adirondack chair in the landscaped backyard, with its lovely garden. And then there’s the locally sourced three-course gourmet breakfast, with everything made from scratch (including donuts made from the inn’s maple syrup).

5 Pearl Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2311

A special place for a special time

Near the scenic Maine coast, inns are almost as common as shells on the beaches, so be careful to select from the best. This Kennebunkport treasure has consistently ranked number one and two on Trip Advisor, earning a 98% approval rating. Sometimes it’s the little things that impress guests, such as the bottomless cookie jar among our afternoon snacks, and sometimes it’s the bigger things, such as personal concierge service and the EV charging station for your Tesla. Get acquainted with our friendly staff, such as font-of-local-knowledge Steve, and amateur historian and Mayflower descendant Rachel. Whether you choose a room with a whirlpool tub, one with a fireplace, or one that is pet friendly, you’re assured of a lovely stay.

22 High Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-9636

Finding genuine hospitality in a setting with plenty to do

The Maine Stay Inn in lovely Camden is a friendly place. As Frommer’s travel guide has put it, here you’ll find “genuine hospitality.” Guests are well taken care of, whether relaxing for a stay or enjoying the inn as a home base. Numerous itineraries have been prepared for you for day trips, such as to Monhegan Island and Acadia National Park. Arrangements can be made to explore Penobscot Bay in a chartered boat, or take cooking classes at nearby Saltwater Farm. Or you can have fun closer even closer by -- from leisurely pleasures such as antiquing or sunning yourself on a beach, to more energetic activities, such as golfing or hiking. Whatever your pleasure, you'll find it here.

34 Ocean Avenue Scarborough, ME, 04074 Phone: 207-883-6684

Tranquil coastal inn gives guests quintessential Maine vacation

Freshly renovated to add modern amenities to old-fashioned New England charm, the Higgins Beach Inn is the place you go to to experience the quintessential Maine getaway. The three-story Colonial Revival-style building, a stone’s throw to the white sands of unspoiled Higgins Beach, is only 15 minutes from bustling Portland but feels like another world, where kids frolic in the ocean, where adults watch the sunset from the bay window of their room, where families plan an excursion to Old Orchard Beach and friends plot a route touring all the local breweries. Attentive service, a helpful concierge and a restaurant where you can enjoy your lobster roll on the porch round out the inn’s warm, welcoming atmosphere.

6 Pleasant Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3141 Toll-Free: 800-522-3141

Savor the charms of this 19th century Kennebunkport mansion.

Great inns offer history and romance and this 1814 shipbuilder’s mansion in this majestic seaside town is no exception. Intimate and authentic with meticulous attention to every detail in furnishings and design your spacious guest room offers king and queen-size beds, gas fireplaces, heated marble bath floors, and a mini-spa for two. There’s eager to please concierge services, a cozy Day-Spa and a well-stocked wine cellar. Each morning enjoy a different family-style, multi-course breakfast served in the Country Kitchen and the beautiful Dining Room. Walk to Dock Square for shopping, great food and culture or head out to the sea nearby for beaches, sailing, and gazing as far as the eye can see. You’re in for a memorable Maine coast vacation.

60 River Road Newcastle, ME, 04553 Phone: 207-563-5685

Set out to see the Pemaquid Peninsula from this historic country inn

A delightful country retreat, Newcastle Inn welcomes you to the Pemaquid Peninsula. This historic inn, with 14 rooms, offers a variety of common areas where you can relax or visit with other guests, including a screened porch, deck, pub, living room and sitting room. And, of course, there’s the guest pantry with a bottomless cookie jar. Rooms are airy and comfortable, some with gas fireplaces or private porches, and views of the Damariscotta River, all with elegant decor. During the summer months, enjoy a hearty full breakfast on the deck. Explore the Newcastle/Damariscotta area where you will find restaurants, shopping, art galleries and antiques. Take a ferry to picturesque Monhegan Island or drive to nearby museums and the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are hiking trails and shore activities from sea kayaking to cruises.

81 Talbot Avenue Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-596-7696 Toll-Free: 800-774-5692

Inn with an eye toward Victorian Era in a perfect coastal spot for visitors

Celebrating the elegance of the Victorian era, the Berry Manor Inn combines a feeling of luxury with the relaxed atmosphere of coastal New England. Named one of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in the U.S. in 2016 by Yelp users, the inn’s rooms feature fireplaces and the colors of the Victorian age. Many have whirlpool tubs and canopy beds. Breakfast is at private tables, and the pantry area is always stocked with homemade pies and ice cream. The inn, in an historic residential area of Rockland, is within walking distance to the town’s harbor, shops, museums, galleries and restaurants (the town has a great food reputation). Also in the area are lighthouses, wineries, breweries and recreational opportunities including golf, hiking, kayaking and boating.

80 Commercial Street Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4434

Plan your next getaway at our waterfront inn

Our comfortable guestrooms feature air conditioning, cable TV with 42 inch flat screen television, telephone with voice mail and free local phone calls, hair dryer, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and personal amenities. Complimentary continental breakfast is included. Wi-fi is available throughout the property, and a lobby computer with high speed DSL is also available for guest use. We are open from late April to early November, and staff is available year round for reservations and information. Ask about our all-inclusive vacation packages featuring accommodations, meals and other activities.

96 LimeRock Street Rockland, ME, 04841 Phone: 207-594-2257 Toll-Free: 800-546-3762

Turreted mansion a standout among coastal bed-and-breakfast inns

Seamlessly combining comfort and Victorian-era elegance, the Limerock Inn was Rockland’s first bed and breakfast and still rates high with guests, earning “Best B&B in Maine” awards two years in a row from DownEast magazine readers. The turreted Queen Anne-style mansion is tucked away on a quiet side street, its inspiring wraparound porch overlooking landscaped gardens. Rooms at the inn feature a variety of amenities, from whirlpool soaking tubs and king beds to fireplaces and luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. Hearty, gourmet, three-course breakfasts might include frittatas or Southern-style biscuits. The inn is steps away from world-class art museums, dining, European-style shops, antiques, theater, film and an unforgettable ocean walk.