Augusta is the capital city of Maine, but was originally a trading post for fur due to its location at the head of the tide of the Kennebec River in the 1600’s.
Today Augusta offers numerous historical sightseeing attractions for its 20,000 locals and visitors like The Maine State Museum, a Children’s Museum, the Pine Tree State Arboretum, Old Fort Western, The State House and The University of Maine. On the Kennebec River and surrounded by a smattering of lakes, Augusta makes for an ideal vacation destination for kayaking, canoeing, or stayin at a nearby campground.
Augusta is an ideal place for Maine meetings and conference events. For lodging in Augusta, you can book a chain hotel, or a an historic Bed and Breakfast, or a stay in a classic Inn with a spa. Nearby Winthrop, China and Hallowell are more rural, peaceful, with affordable lodging near lakes and ponds.
Axell’s Scandinavian Inn – Manchester l 207-623-4583
Senator Inn and Spa l 207-622-5804 l 877-772-2224
Lakeside Motel and Cabins – East Winthrop l 207-395-6741 l 800-532-6892
China Lake Bed and Breakfast – China l 027-968-2222
Comfort Inn Civic Center l 207-623-1000
Holiday Inn Civic Center l 207-622-4751
Homewood Suites Augusta l 207-480-2050
Lakeside Motel, Cabins and Marina – East Winthrop l 207-395-6741
Maple Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast Inn – Hallowell l 207-622-2708
Travelodge Hotel l 207-622-6371