The charming villages and stunning scenery on the Maine coast make for perfect weekend getaways.
North of Portland, the coastline becomes very rocky and rugged....no more big cities and 4 lane highways.
Instead you will find quaint towns and fishing villages....and gorgeous views.
The best Maine vacation is exploring these "fingers" of land on the central coast.
Favorite Coastal Towns and Villages
Camden - This quaint, sheltered, harbor town....most beautiful in Maine....is 1 hour (38 miles) North of New Harbor. It has Victorian homes, shopping in centuries old store fronts, sailing ships, arts and crafts fairs and more.
Fall Getaways - New England is famous for its fantastic Fall colors....so Fall Getaways to Maine are a great choice. The weather is cool and perfect for hiking and exploring the lovely harbor towns. In October there is an annual two-day Fall Foliage Festival and Craft Fair in Boothbay.
Romantic Getaways in New England - Any time of year is great for romantic Maine Getaways. In summer there is....hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, whale watching and delicious lobster dinners. Fall and spring are a great time to explore the countless charming villages, hike the colorful trails and eat at the cozy diners. In winter warm up at a cozy Bed and Breakfast with lower prices, no crowds, peace and beautiful snow scenes.
Maine Vacation Rentals
This adorable 3 bedroom Maine cape offers everything you could want for Maine getaways. Fish from your own dock, kayak or just sit on the deck.
The west facing windows and attached decks have wonderful views of Townsend Gut and great sunsets. The home comes with a mooring for a 35 foot boat and two kayaks. Walking distance to Southport Island and Robinson's Wharf for lobster dinner.
Cute 2 bedroom cottage on a corner lot, quiet neighborhood and within walking distance of downtown, restaurants, waterfront. Brochure for local boat, bike rentals and much more.
Lakefront 2 bedroom cottage on beautiful Megunticook Lake in Camden, Maine with spectacular mountain view. Great beach and boat dock area. Canoe and 2- seater kayak come with rental.
Front deck with rail seating and adirondack- style chairs.
Lawn with picnic table, lawnswing, grill. Contact us for the address of our personal site that has lots of photos and additional info.
Upscale cabin on secluded pond
This lovely year- round log home is located on ten wooded acres, with a running brook, and a pond. Large wrap- around deck, great room with sliding doors to the deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths - one with Japanese- style soaking tub.
The contemporary chalet style log home is the perfect for a family or a group of friends for a reunion. It includes two bedrooms, extra large sleeping loft with sitting area, two bathrooms, fully appointed kitchen, washer and dryer, family room on the lower level and a large wrap around deck. The Log Chalet is located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island Maine, providing views and access to Frenchman's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Welcome to this 2 bedroom oceanfront retreat in Bernard Maine, 15 minutes from Bar Harbor. Wake up each morning to the lobster men coming and going or just hang out in the backyard on the decks overlooking the harbor and ocean..
Curl up at night by the fireplace and read a favorite book, after an active day of kayaking, biking or hiking. Welcome home to real downeast Maine and bring the dog! This home is right on the ocean.
Ultra modern 3 story, 3 bedroom home overlooking Frenchman's Bay surrounded by woods and ocean view for great Maine getaways. Pets have great freedom with a surround deck on second floor gated.
Bed and Breakfast MaineTry a B&B for your Maine Getaways....especially nice for a romantic weekend. There are many to choose from....here are a few ideas:
Boothbay is 7 miles from New Harbor. Check out the Welch House Inn. Set on a hill overlooking the harbor there are 14 beautifully decorated rooms. The views from public areas, deck and rooms are spectacular. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance.
Try the Blue Harbor House in the beautiful harbor town of Camden. The 6 rooms and 5 suites (lovely, homey feel) are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway. Located just a few blocks from the harbor, shops and restaurants.
The Hartstone Inn is an elegant 21 room Camden Inn with an award winning gourmet restaurant, spa and cooking school. The furnishings and amenities are luxurious. Great for girls getaways or a romantic getaway.
Bar Harbor has the Primrose Inn, a historic romantic Victorian style Inn. There are rooms with gas fireplaces, spa tubs, adjoining reading and sitting rooms as well as private balconies and porches.
Maine HotelsIf you prefer a hotel for your Maine getaways or are planning a family vacation getaway, check out the Ocean Gate Resort (800-221-5924) in Boothbay. It is a 25 acre property set on a "finger" of coast witn economical rooms to waterfront 2 bedroom cottages....outdoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast.
The Lord Camden Inn (207-236-4325) is an upscale boutique hotel in a historic building downtown Camden. It has lovely rooms....some with fireplaces, most with private balconies....breakfast buffet included.
A more economical choice on Maine getaways is the Penobscot Bay Inn (207-338-5715), in Belfast with 20 rooms.
On a beautiful bluff overlooking French Bay Bar Harbor is the luxury resort, Bluenose Inn (207-288-3348). It has 3 buildings with unique accommodations, indoor and outdoor pools, and fine dining in the Rose Garden Restaurant.
You will certainly enjoy the Central Coast on your Maine Getaways!
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