Budget-friendly lodging makes enjoying Maine’s ‘Vacationland’ easy, affordable
You can enjoy the quaint harbor towns, dramatic coastlines and cultural activities of Maine’s coastal “Vacationland” without breaking your budget. Start your travels by staying at the Starlight Lodge at Rockport Harbor, where warm hospitality is paired with a lovely landscaped setting off Penobscot Bay. With its 15 fully renovated rooms, seasonal heated pool and new star-gazers’ fire pit plaza, the hotel is a great place to unwind after spending the day exploring the galleries, museums, parks, botanical gardens, lighthouses and restaurants that dot Maine’s midcoast. The hotel has discounts for AARP, AAA, military members, first responders, teachers and clergy. Rooms have mini fridges and microwaves, and there’s a morning breakfast patio to enjoy your complimentary coffee.
Yes, rooms overlooking Boothbay Harbor are within your price range at this charming inn
You might think that a picturesque inn with rooms that overlook beautiful Boothbay Harbor are too expensive for your Maine vacation, but you would be wrong! Affordable accommodations are available at the Boothbay Harbor Inn, with 60 spacious, modern guest rooms and gorgeous views of the harbor or working waterfront. The inn, next to Boothbay’s famous wooden footbridge, is also a short stroll to an eclectic assortment of shops, galleries, restaurants (don’t leave Boothbay Harbor without a lobster dinner) and boating activities, including cruises, kayaking and fishing excursions. Rooms have free wifi, refrigerators and microwaves, and most have a balcony or patio. There’s also a spacious lobby, perfect for relaxing and finally finishing that book. Some rooms are pet-friendly.
7 Island LaneEdgecomb, ME, 04556Phone: 802-422-5050Toll-Free: 866-469-8222
No budget-busting required when you stay at this inn on the Sheepscot River
You don’t need to tear up the budget to enjoy a picture-perfect Midcoast Maine vacation. Book a room, suite, cottage or townhouse at the Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort and enjoy a relaxing getaway without breaking the bank. (There’s a good-size discount for booking directly with the resort.) Accommodations – there are more than 60 independently owned units – come with different soothing decors and different features, from sunrooms and waterfront decks to full kitchens and balconies perfect for viewing the resort’s famous sunsets. Enjoy a continental breakfast, then head out to nearby Wiscasset Village for waterfront strolling or take a short drive to Boothbay Harbor or the other enchanting coastal towns. Sail on a schooner, visit a lighthouse, swim off a sandy beach.
Harborside inn offers reasonable rates, great accommodations – and the views are free
A fortune is not required to have a fabulous time in Boothbay Harbor when you stay at the Tugboat Inn. The inn, right on the scenic harbor, offers you a choice of 64 rooms and suites with panoramic water views. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated, with small refrigerators (some have microwaves) and balconies or decks. Wifi is free throughout the property, and there’s a hot tub on the marina deck overlooking the inner harbor. Fresh-off-the-boat seafood at reasonable prices is always on the menu at the inn’s restaurant, or grab a cocktail and pub food while listening to live music at the Marina Lounge & Cafe. Lots to do in town, from lobster excursions to ocean kayaking, botanical gardens, antiquing and gallery-hopping.