Choosing to rent a Maine cabin or cottage has the added bonus of nature’s solitude and privacy from fellow vacationers. Maine’s cabins and cottages for rent are often located in truly unique and spectacular settings on the coast or inland on crystal clear lakes and rivers, or near the mountains. You could wake to the sound of a deer or moose ambling through the nearby woods, or the call of a loon on an otherwise calm quiet morning lake.
Cabins and cottages can range from one room to a beachfront home with several rooms and fully stocked kitchens, utilities, color TVs, and playgrounds to “off the grid” campgrounds and remote resorts with simple amenities like a wood burning fireplace and nearby ATV trails, snowmobile rentals, fishing spots, or hiking trails. What could be more perfect than your own sea view cottage rental just steps from a sandy Maine beach?
In fall, a cabin in the Maine woods is magical with the flush colors of leaves. See our selection of Maine lodging near the ocean, along sandy beaches, fresh water rivers and lakes for the perfect Maine getaway. View the directory below to find cabin and cottage rentals in Maine that call to you.
These recently constructed riverside cabins offer deluxe lodging in the Maine outdoors. Each four season riverside cabin offers private bedrooms, full kitchen, living and dining room area, full bathroom, heat, AC, cable TV and an outside fireplace. Experience dining on-site at our own Patrick’s Restaurant and Pub. In addition to great lodging, we offer White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Moose Safaris, ATV Tours and Rentals, Snowmobile Tours and Rentals and much more, all from our base on the Kennebec River in Bingham. Learn More
Maine's Premier Adventure Resort. Recognized by Yankee Magazine for Best New England Adventures & Editors Choice. Established in 1976, we pioneered whitewater rafting on Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead rivers and offer year-round adventure vacations. Half price rafting for kids on weekdays. Other outdoor activities include hiking, ATV/UTV rentals & tours, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. The resort includes private cabins, riverside tent & RV campground, and the Kennebec River Brewery, featured on the Maine Beer Trail. Located on The Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway. Learn More
775 acre resort with one mile of sandy beach on pristine Sebago Lake. 18-hole championship golf course recognized as one of the best by Golf Digest. Marina, boat rentals, sports center, 6 tennis courts, Lakeview Restaurant, fishing, Spring and Fall Getaways - golf packages, Pirates of Sebago, Murder Mystery and family weekends. Summer long: Free children’s programs, nightly entertainment, family fun. Resort Cottage Lodging, RV and camping options. Only 2.5 hrs from Boston. “#1 Family Friendly Resort in the Northeast” - Woman’s Day Magazine. Learn More
Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites with living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills and much more. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between the Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Banquet facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, perfect for Maine coast wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting. Free WiFi. Learn More
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. Learn More
In the Western Lakes and Mountains, 9 miles behind a controlled gate on beautiful Lake Kennebago sits Grants Kennebago Camps. Complete with main lodge, dining room and 18 modern cabins within steps of the lake. Each has a woodstove with wood outside the door, bathroom with shower, screened in porch with lake and mountain views and your boat waiting on the dock. Included are three daily home cooked meals, including lobster. A wonderful environment for families to enjoy, explore or relax. Learn More
Make your own adventure and create lasting memories at Linkein Bay Resort. Join us on 20-acres of oceanfront property featuring new and newly renovated camp-style cabins and lodges. Enjoy our heated oceanfront pool, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, sailing (with or without instruction), tennis, basketball and fishing. Join us at the Deck Bar & Grill overlooking panoramic views of the bay, islands, and ocean. Dock & Dine with us; we monitor Ch. 09. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Pet friendly. Open May through October. Learn More
Located in the heart in Kennebunkport’s historic district, the Captains Collection is comprised of some of the most significant historic ship captain's homes in Kennebunkport. Previously known individually as Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Fairfield Inn, Captain Jefferds Inn, and Maine Stay Inn, under the new collection name, the inns are now managed as a resort-style single entity, embodying the nautical charm of the town with the design and amenities to satisfy the desires of today’s discerning traveler. From private cottages to spacious suites and cozy rooms, the collection offers something for everyone. Enjoy landscaped grounds, warm hospitality, and professional concierge services. Learn More
Bluebird Ocean Point Inn is an idyllic coastal Maine summer getaway. Perched on the rocky shoreline and backed by pine forests and rolling hills, the summer village of Ocean Point is about relaxing outdoors. Ocean Point's accommodations are comfortable, laid-back, and quaintly charming. A variety of cottages, rooms, and suites make this a popular destination for families, couples, and groups. Learn More
Tucked away on 450 acres of Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities for the whole family - perfect for a Pure Maine family reunion or destination wedding. Enjoy a getaway full of kayaking, golf, swimming, spa services, traditional Maine lobster bakes & more. Pet friendly options available. Experience Pure Maine, where memories last a lifetime. Sebasco Harbor Resort - Pure Maine! Learn More
Retreat to a tranquil oasis of white sand, picturesque coastline and panoramic ocean vistas. Situated on 12 beautifully landscaped and secluded acres, The Dunes is only 300 Yards from Ogunquit Beach. Located on the Ogunquit Tidal River, just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, our waterfront hotel accommodations offer the ideal escape from the world. 17 Guest Rooms or 19 Cottages. Most cottages offer screened porches with waterfront views, wood-burning fireplaces, and full kitchens. Learn More
Whether you prefer the B&B vibe of our classic rooms and suites, or you want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a coastal Maine inn with history and charm. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Minutes from Boothbay Harbor, but far from the noise and crowds. Room rates include breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities, including pool and vintage game room. Restaurant and bar on property. Open May through October. Learn More
Maine’s Award-Winning Luxury Resort. From the moment you arrive, you will know you’re in for an altogether different experience. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, this private luxury resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a magical treetop spa, and organic dining at the award-winning farm-to-fork restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond. Designed for total privacy and relaxation, Hidden Pond offers the choice of a one-story or two-story cottage, treetop lodges, or romantic bungalows. Its hideaways deliver a unique combination of natural serenity and rustic luxury within easy reach of Kennebunkport’s top attractions. Learn More
The Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort, located on the shores of the Sheepscot River, just minutes from Wiscasset and a short drive to Boothbay Harbor, boasts incredible panoramic sunset views and an easy walk to the Wiscasset village. Vacation rentals feature 1 and 2-bedroom suites, and 1 to 4-bedroom cottages and townhouses. The pristine landscaping, dotted by tall pine trees, includes a riverside gazebo and fireside gathering spot. Enjoy your independent vacation with coffee and a pastry for breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant and bar on property. Pet friendly accommodations available. Resort open year-round. Learn More
AWOL KPT is your new retreat in Kennebunkport. Located in a pine grove and tucked into a quiet neighborhood, AWOL KPT is just a short walk to the harbor and all that is happening in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. It's a juxtaposition just like Maine—serenity amidst activity. Private but with plenty of opportunity to interact with other travelers. Isolated but central. AWOL KPT accommodations offer something perfect for whoever you are. Check out our fireplace cabin suites—some dog-friendly—or our luxurious, paired-back main house suites with various unique layouts to allow for your own expression. Learn More
New 2 and 3 Bedroom Cottages with river and/or ocean views just 100 yard walk across dunes from sandy Kennebunk Beach. These luxurious upscale year round homes feature fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, dining areas, separate bedrooms, screened in porch and deck. Central heat and AC, Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TV’s and free WiFi. Sit back on your porch and relax just one mile from Kennebunkport’s famous Dock Square with its unique shops and restaurants. These cottages offer a fabulous year round getaway retreat. Learn More
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
Maine Lakeside Resort & Event Center offers private fully furnished cabins that sleep up to 8 people. We offer a unique location for family vacations and private functions such as weddings and retreats. We are the only resort in the area with deep water access and a public boat launch nearby, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking and boating. For more adventure, head offsite for hiking trails, whitewater rafting, guided fishing trips, float plane rides & more! Learn More
Located only 3.5 miles from downtown Greenville, nestled in the shadows of mountains, offering peace and quiet. Wilson Pond is a 7 mile long LAKE with depths over 130 feet. Its crystal clear waters offer Lake Trout (Togue), Salmon and Brook Trout. Its quiet waters are especially enjoyed by canoeists and kayakers. We offer seven premiere housekeeping cottages on Wilson Pond. Each with Firepit. Several are pet friendly and all are available for short or long term rentals. 90% of our customers return year after year. Learn More
Named Yankee Magazine’s “Best Seaside Camping” and DownEast Magazine’s “Best Place to Picnic and Play” in 2014, the farm’s 626 acres and 4 miles of oceanfront offer an authentic Maine experience. Just 5 miles from L.L. Bean and 100+ outlet stores, this nonprofit organization offers 150+ campsites and 3 oceanfront cottages. Demonstration barnyard and gardens, hiking trails, kayak and bicycle rentals, hay wagon farm tours, ice cream & farm stands. Pet-friendly. Have kids? “Camp & Camp Program” pairs family camping with Farm Day Camp. Learn More
The Big Moose Inn with its unique charm, rare blend of friendly service and lovely surroundings offer inn rooms, suites, cabins, RV, lean to, and tent sites. With a fine dining restaurant, rooftop seating, bar and grille. Located 8 miles from Baxter, between Ambajejus and Millinocket lakes, within walking distance of the beach, and beautiful sunsets. On-site they have canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, scenic wildlife cruises, rafting companies, and a wedding and event venue. Learn More
The ultimate in rustic luxury. Beautiful log cabins on Moosehead Lake & Loon Lake; real wood-burning fireplaces; whirlpool bathtubs. Moose watching; hiking & snowshoe trails; kayaking; massages. Breathtaking views and sunsets! On the snowmobile trail. A wilderness treasure. Learn More
Experience the vacation of a lifetime with our selection of the finest cottages in the Boothbay Harbor Region. Come stay at our 5 star cottages and get all the exclusive membership benefits at Boothbay Harbor Country Club and discounted green fees. Enjoy the new Wellness Center and its fitness room, tennis courts, pickleball courts, heated salt water pool, hot tub and poolside bar. Embark on a private coastal tour on one of our boats – See historic lighthouses, seals, puffins or simply explore our quaint harbors and beautiful coastline. Learn More
Located on Attean Lake, "the most beautiful lake in Maine", we offer all inclusive lodging on a 24-acre island. Our secluded lodge is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature's escape. Here, there is no electricity or cellphone service, however, our lodge does have solar power and WiFi 24/7. For generations, Attean Lake Lodge has included all meals, daily housekeeping, activities, and entertainment to provide a fun, stress-free vacation where you can unplug and relax!
The Maine Houses offer the perfect getaway for 4 to 94 guests. Accommodations range from a Lake front Lodge to Victorian Inn to Private Suites. Located on a lake in the mountains of Western Maine and close to the Sunday River Ski Resort and Mt. Abram skiing, these four large guest houses are the ideal spot for your group’s next family reunion, family vacation, ski club, school or church group outing. Open year-round, each house is fully equipped with all the basics, plus some have fireplaces, steam room, hot tub, TV/DVD/VCRs, sound system, WiFi, gas grills and more. Learn More
Efficiency cottages with private decks and BBQ grills, all on 3 pine-covered acres. Immaculate studio log cabins, 1 or 2 bedroom cottages, fully equipped kitchens, heat, AC, cable tv and free WiFi. Nearby to great restaurants, shopping, beaches, hiking, sailing, museums. Experience Maine's nostalgic past at Pine Grove Cottages. Two miles to ferry and Lincolnville Beach. PETS WELCOME. Learn More
The Wanderer is a stylish cottage getaway by the founders of Batson River Brewing & Distilling. The goal was simple: create a luxurious, Instagrammable retreat with resort amenities, close to everything. The result is 17 small and large white clapboard cottages and a two-bedroom house with a classic New England charm and a casual surf lodge vibe. All this with a lounge pool, fire pits, lawn games, and free cruiser bikes for exploring the nearby attractions. Learn More
This AAA 4-diamond Maine Inn is located directly on the Penobscot Bay waterfront, with luxury guest rooms and cottages complete with ocean views, private decks, fireplaces, and extraordinary amenities. Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the ocean view Conservatory, relaxing on the 5-acre grounds, visiting Camden just minutes away, and evenings in our library with a cocktail by the fireplace, overlooking the shore. Great seasonal specials and sailing packages available. Learn More
Discover the spacious lakefront cottages of Wilsons on Moosehead Lake located half a mile down a private country road in the North Maine Woods. Enjoy incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountains from the screened porch of your fully equipped waterfront cabin. Hunt, fish, boat, swim, canoe, hike, ATV, snowmobile, site see, wildlife safaris... Activities are endless and right here at your doorstep. The perfect place to do everything...or nothing at all. Come see why folks say we have “Moosehead’s Million Dollar View! Learn More
Comfortable 1 and 2 bedroom housekeeping cottages with kitchenettes and motel rooms on four acres. Large swimming pool, as well as sports and children’s play areas. Free WiFi. All units with A/C, heat, phone, extended cable, deck or screened porch. Located within walking distance of the town of Kennebunk with dining for all budgets, shopping, antiquing, old Captain’s homes. Centrally located within an easy drive to all area attractions. Learn More
Less than a mile from Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Sandy Pines offers a relaxing vacation experience for every type of camper. Whether you prefer the simplicity of your own tent, the comfort of your own RV or the luxury of one of our Glamp Tents, Cottages, Hideaway Huts or Unique Retreats, we have accommodations for both couples and families. At Sandy Pines, we pride ourselves on maintaining the cleanest, most modern bathhouses in Maine. Unwind in our heated, saltwater pool or enjoy a paddling adventure from our private boat launch. Learn More
Quiet, spacious and beautiful, our property is the perfect setting for a private weekend getaway or a family seeking a safe, fun-filled spot. We are only minutes away from the beach, Pier and attractions. We have a large swimming pool, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball, a children’s playground, recreation room with games and plenty of space for football, Frisbee, or relaxing. We have gas grills available and several outdoor fireplaces. In the morning, complimentary coffee is available in the office. Learn More
Lake Moxie Camps is a traditional Maine sporting camp from a times gone by. Lake Moxie Camps offers comfortable lakeside cabins, waterfront house rental, Moxie Barn group cabin, platform tents and lakeside camp sites. Located on beautiful 9 mile Lake Moxie in the heart of Maine’s great wilderness. The Camp is just minutes from Moxie Falls, Wyman Lake, Moosehead Lake, Greenville Maine and the Appalachian trail. Enjoy the Maine you have been looking for. Wildlife abounds with loons, eagles, moose, deer and more. Learn More
Year-round quiet retreat with spectacular water and mountain views. Swim, kayak, canoe and fish outside the front door of your fully furnished private cottage with smart TV, picnic area and grill. Continuous waterway to Long and Sebago Lakes. Usage of non-motorized watercraft is complimentary. In winter, snowmobile, ice fish or ski nearby, then cozy up next to your beautiful fireplace. Come in October for the fall color and the Fryeburg Fair. Learn More
Maine’s Ultimate Adventure Resort! The New England Outdoor Center offers cozy luxury lodging, inspired cuisine and a wide range of activities for every age group in the splendor and majesty of Maine-s Mt. Katahdin/Baxter State Park region. White water rafting, guided moose and wildlife tours, canoeing, kayaking, hiking or just relax and wonder at nature’s majesty. You’ll to go home knowing more about nature and more about yourself. Learn More
The call of the loon comes from across the lake, a moose feeds along the shore out in front of your cabin. This is what you will find at Loon Lodge. Our log lodge and guest cabins are located deep in the northwoods of the Allagash Lake region. Our guests enjoy fishing, hiking, nature tours, canoeing and kayaking, moose watching and in the fall hunting. We offer packages with or with out meals. If you're looking to get away from it all give us a shout. Learn More
Visit the unsurpassed beauty of Monhegan Island. Monhegan is a nature lover's paradise from the past and lodging at the Trailing Yew is rustic but relaxing. Daily rates include home cooked breakfast and dinner in the main house, taxes and gratuities. Guest houses are equipped with shared baths and a heated common room. Families are welcome. Open mid May to mid October. Learn More
Private four-season cabins and a lodge rich with more than 100 years of history and tradition. Located in a large nature preserve and with over a half-mile of private Moosehead Lake waterfront, year-round family, and sportsman activities abound. The pristine setting offers well maintained rentals, private marina, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, nearby skiing, golf and more. Perfect for families. Enjoy the hospitality, privacy and rich Maine traditions. Learn More
Your Options with a Cabin or Cottage
What draws many vacationers to find a cabin or cottage in Maine is the peace and solitude from the rest of the world. In the remoteness of Maine’s wilderness or on the coast, you can hear the call of loons, spot moose, or view picturesque vistas of the ocean, lakes or mountains. Vacationing in Maine’s cabins and cottages often include both supreme relaxation and adventure.
Within the vast folds of the mountains or secluded coastal niches, visitors can find escape from the worries of real life. Many of these “off the grid” locations are prime sites for hunting parties, bird watching, nature walks or simply a moment of peace. In Maine’s lakes and mountains region, many resorts offer rafting expeditions, moose safaris, ATV tours and guided snowmobile tours and snowshoeing during the winter to satisfy those with a taste for adventure, returning you to your cozy cabin or cottage at the end of the day for R&R.
Choose from relaxed, secluded settings with private beaches, family friendly cottages near arcades and attractions, remote cottages with access to Maine’s outdoors, or even quiet properties near the center of town. Maine’s cabins and cottages offer a range suitable for couples or families wanting to enjoy a week in a housekeeping cottage.
Picture yourself in a secluded cabin in Maine, listening to the cry of the loon on a lake as the sun sets on the crystal clear water. Or perhaps you envision spending a week in a beachfront cottage, a short walk from your front porch is the soft sand and the gentle surf. For a truly outdoorsy Maine vacation, a cabin in the wilderness is the ultimate escape from life’s daily hustle.
Maine has many cabins and cottages for rent by the night, the week or the season. Staying in a cabin in the mountains, on a Maine lake or river, or along the coast is a special experience – you have a cozy setting, a small home away from home with all the basics you need, surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine.
Most Maine cabins and cottages have a small kitchen, private bath and bedrooms, a deck, porch or patio, and you can pull your car close enough to unpack for your week or season long rental. Cabins and cottages tend to be ideal for small families or couples looking for a peaceful private getaway.
Cottages and cabins are often clustered in small groups together with enough space in between to be peaceful and private. Some cabins are located within a resort, be it a lakeside resort property or near the ocean. This has the benefit of additional amenities to enjoy, maybe a pool, tennis or basketball courts, a launch ramp for your small boat, kayak or canoe, and trails for walking or biking.
You will find beautiful cabins and cottages near the beaches of the Southern Maine coast, in seaside towns like York, Wells, Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach. The inland Lakes Region of Maine has lots of waterfront cabins and cottages on popular Sebago, Pleasant and Long Lake, and many smaller lakes and ponds too numerous to name.
While some Maine cabins are recently refurbished and charmingly decorated, many are very simple with rustic pine interiors and just the basic provisions. Cottages in Maine tend to provide a simplistic, unplugged, outdoorsy vacation, without fancy entertainment centers, TV and WiFi – “the way life should be” as the Maine state motto goes.
What’s nice about a cabin or cottage rental is you can usually bring your own bike, kayak or canoe and keep it handy right on property, you can BBQ or enjoy a campfire in a fire pit at night if permitted.
See our list of Maine Cabins and Cottages from Southern Maine to the western lakes and mountains on up to Moosehead and Mount Katahdin, to the Midcoast and Down East and Acadia.
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