Maine is called vacationland for a reason: it’s a playground for families. The northeastern most state offers almost 4,000 miles of coastline, beautiful beaches, mountains for hiking, biking and skiing, and some of the most crystal clear fresh water lakes for canoeing, swimming and wakeboarding. Maine has family resorts, hotels and motels that welcome children, camp and cabin rentals perfect for a family vacation week of relaxing or white water rafting on Maine’s rivers.
Bring your kids to Maine, share the lure and legend of lighthouses and shipwrecks along Maine’s rocky coast. Snowmobile and sled in winter and enjoy seaside amusement parks in summer. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear lakes or exploring tidal pools on Maine’s many sandy beaches.
Maine is truly a vacationland for families and there is plenty of family friendly lodging throughout the Pine Tree state. Tell the kids to watch for moose and deer as you drive along the Maine woods, and keep an eye out for bald eagles and harbor seal on the shore.
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
Oceanfront Inn directly on Kennebunk Beach. Walk to Kennebunkport's Famous Dock Square shops and restaurants. Sea kayaking, whale watching, fabulous sunrises and sunsets from your room! The Seaside Inn is open year round and includes breakfast daily in the 1850 Boat House. Hot Tub. Bicycles. Oceanfront Rooms. Great values with our special Off-Season Packages in the Inn. 9th Generation Family Innkeepers since 1667. Kennebunkport's premier beachfront address. A memorable location and experience directly on the beach. 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
Family friendly waterfront resort in Kennebunkport, just 90 minutes from Boston, with 109 beautifully appointed guestrooms, a full family activities program, heated pool with bar and grill on the water’s edge. Lobster boat, sailing, and sport fishing tours leave daily from the resort’s marina. Perfectly located just a half mile from the shopping and restaurants and beach. Complimentary shuttle for hotel guests. Three on site restaurants including, 95 Ocean, offering fresh Maine seafood, waterfront views and live entertainment. Named “The Best Resort in Maine for Couples.” Come learn why guests rave about the staff and their genuine Maine hospitality. Learn More
The Union Bluff Hotel has been keeping a watchful eye over the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. Back then our guests arrived with their trunks packed for a month-long stay and men and women dressed in “bathing costumes”. Styles have changed but not the splendor or personal service that keeps generation after generation coming back to the Union Bluff Hotel. 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
If you have kids, this is the place to be. Kennebunkport's only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and complete fitness center. Free WiFi. Deluxe accommodations in a quiet wooded setting, short walk to ocean. All rooms w/2 queens or 1 king, AC/Heat, CCTV, mini fridge, coffee maker, deck or patio. Deluxe Continental Breakfast included. On the Trolley Route. Kids 12 and Under Stay Free. Visit Web site for Internet Specials. Open Year Round. Open Feb-Dec. Learn More
Ocean Point will take you back to the golden era of summers spent on the rockbound coast of Maine. This has been called "paradise on the coast of Maine." The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, cable TV and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free WiFi. Learn More
Twelve miles and 20 minutes from Portland enjoy all the comforts of home in our quiet, privately owned Sea Cliff House Motel, where the ocean is your front yard and the seven-mile-long beach awaits you. Two-room kitchenette efficiencies or ocean front motel rooms. Heated seasonal pool, year round hot tub, lounge chairs, comfortable lawn furniture, a canopied gas grill area, outdoor shower. The nostalgic Old Orchard Beach Pier is only a 10-minute walk. Go to our web site to see our all new oceanfront Grand Suite. Learn More
The sea's spectacular beauty is our focal point. Located in the heart of Ogunquit, everything you could want in a complete vacation resort. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. All rooms are smoke free & offer a small refrigerator. Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, whirlpool and an ocean-front, poolside cafe and bar. Free high speed wireless Internet. Several rooms feature a fireplace! Learn More
Directly on the water in Wells Beach. An ideal beachfront location between Portland and Portsmouth, the Atlantic Oceanfront Motel is a welcome sight to travelers seeking the flavor and excitement of a Maine vacation. Offering a variety of rooms to make your vacation special. Choose from rooms with king, queen, or double beds. For extra comfort we offer one-room luxury studio suites with two double beds, or king, with queen size convertible sofas and microwave ovens. An ocean view with every room. Learn More
Affordable Resort Motel located near Kennebunkport, Wells Beach and Ogunquit. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and BBQ area. Free WiFi, local calling and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD and hair dryers. Most rooms with a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature 2 one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. Learn More
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. Call Today, let’s start planning your Maine Vacation. Learn More
Mingle and linger coveside at The Lodge on the Cove. This vintage motor lodge was restored to create a fun, light-hearted atmosphere that’s perfect for families or folks looking to have a casual vacation experience. Onsite restaurant, The Dory, offers build-your-own sandwiches, delectable burgers, sweet treats, and adult beverages. With lawn games and s’mores for the kids, it’s the perfect spot for summer fun with the whole family! 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
The Cedar Crest Inn is located at the gateway to the picturesque town of Camden, just a brief stroll away from fine shops, pubs, restaurants, the Harbor Park Amphitheater, and the busy Camden waterfront. Offering the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Enjoy 37 welcoming guest rooms, three acres of meticulously groomed lawns, a heated outdoor swimming pool, onsite restaurant, fiber-optic WiFi, children’s playground and beautiful perennial gardens. 100% smoke-free. A few pet-friendly rooms available. The ideal destination for exploring Maine’s Midcoast including Rockland and Rockport. Learn More
All suite condominium resort, on the trolley route and just 3/4 mile from Wells Beach. One or two bedroom suites with full kitchen, dining area and scenic views of the marshlands and ocean beyond. Amenities include free WiFi, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, grills, picnic tables, outdoor playground and onsite restaurant. Open year round with many off-season specials available. Situated between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Enjoy nearby whale and lobster tours, fishing trips, antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. 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
Just 200 yards north of the famous Old Orchard Beach Pier. Five spacious, 2 bedroom townhouse and penthouse units. Situated directly on the beach, with an unparalleled view of the beach, ocean and pier. From your unit you can step directly onto the beach or walk a short distance to the town square without having to drive or pay for parking. Bright, contemporary styling and casual furnishings. The wide veranda is the perfect place to relax. Open Spring, Summer or Fall. Learn More
Year round lodging with indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi and fitness room. Spacious rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Begin your day at Raspberri's Restaurant as recommended by Down East magazine. Free Wi-Fi and computer use. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Walk to beaches or board seasonal trolley in front of hotel for village tour. AAA 3-diamond rating. Book direct and save.
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. Three meals served daily during all-inclusive season. 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
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
Easy walk to beach and historic seaside resort village shops, galleries and restaurants. Heated indoor and two outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, fitness room. Complimentary Wi-Fi and computer use. Attractive, contemporary guest rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Easy walk to village or board the seasonal trolley in front of property. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Open year round. AAA 3-diamond rating. Book direct and save. Learn More
Ogunquit’s premier Family Resort is within strolling distance to Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, Downtown Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. An easy walk to galleries, fine restaurants, shops and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Our variety of updated room types accommodate couples and families. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature WIFI, Satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenettes. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis, pickleball, children’s playground, BBQ grills and picnic area. Learn More
At the Elmwood, it’s the extras that count! Extra Value, Extra Comfort, and Plenty of Extra Space! Ideal for a family needing more than just a hotel room or for the couple seeking extra luxury. Our comfortable and affordable one, two and three bedroom condominium suites with fully stocked kitchens & living rooms offer the ultimate in space and luxury. Minutes to the Beach, on the Trolley Route, Indoor & Outdoor Heated Pools, Sauna, Picnic Area, Playground, Fitness Club Membership, Wireless Internet, Fire pit, Outdoor Movie Theater, Seasonal Live Entertainment, Laundry Facilities, Daily Housekeeping and More! Learn More
Just minutes from downtown Boothbay Harbor, Smuggler’s Cove Inn is a classic Maine waterfront retreat. Come play, swim, relax, and make new memories with family and friends. Enjoy ocean views of Linekin Bay from almost every accommodation and experience a stunning sunset from your semi-private balcony. Take full advantage of the sandy beach, heated swimming pool, kayaks, paddle boards, row boats, and fire pit on property. Join us for lunch, dinner, and happy hour at 727 Ocean Sunset Bar overlooking panoramic views of Linekin Bay – indoor and outdoor seating available. Visit our website for dining hours and menus. Rate includes continental breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities. Pet friendly. Open May through October. 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
A seaside family retreat located in the exclusive Grand Beach section of Old Orchard Beach. This spacious eight bedroom, three bath lodge was specially designed for large family groups. It is situated on a two acre wooded lot providing privacy and plenty of room to stretch and play. The beach, considered by many to be the best section of the seven miles of sandy shoreline along Saco Bay, is just a short walk across the street and accessible via a public access walkway. Learn More
The Acadia Inn sits on four acres bordering Acadia National Park and the coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting for a classic family vacation or seeking adventure, the Acadia Inn is your perfect fit. Our hotel has all the essentials - comfortable rooms, affordable rates, modern amenities, and a great location. Plus, direct trail access to Acadia National Park; family activities, such as movies on the lawn and s’mores, a pool, playground, and a relaxing atmosphere. Learn More
The Bar Harbor Villager Motel is in the heart of downtown Bar Harbor close to shops, restaurants, activities, and the beautiful Bar Harbor Waterfront. With our in-town location, free off-street parking for guests, and the free Island Explorer bus service (May-October) which departs from just around the corner - you can access all the incredible features of downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park without ever getting back in your car. Learn More
Nestled close to Acadia National Park, the Bar Harbor Motel is offers so much. You can hike, bike, shop, and dine, all within a mile or two of our drive. The Motel also offers on-site amenities to make your trip spectacular. Our heated outdoor pool, playgrounds, lawn games, and kid-focused activities make your days filled with fun! The Island Explorer bus stop, on-site trail access to the park, bicycle storage, complimentary continental breakfast, and guest laundry make it simple. Learn More
Perfectly located between Pemaquid and Boothbay peninsulas with all of Midcoast Maine at your doorstep. The Cod Cove Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the warm, friendly atmosphere of a coastal inn. Four acres of sweeping lawns and groomed gardens, a heated swimming pool in season, and 28 elegantly appointed rooms. Every room offers a commanding panoramic view of the western sky, the tidal Sheepscot River and the village of Wiscasset, Maine’s prettiest village. A deluxe continental breakfast is included in-season; off-season, in-room breakfast is provided. Several pet-friendly rooms. Open year round. Learn More
Located just one mile from downtown Camden, the Country Inn provides yesteryear's ambiance with today's amenities. Suites are available with queen beds and sitting areas, king beds and fireplaces, or in free standing cottages. Our health club is equipped with a large indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise room. A bountiful continental breakfast always included. Learn More
Built in 1906, this beautiful Inn has received a complete transformation in recent years. Original wood floors were restored. New furnishings, plush mattresses, and linens compliment the 16 newly renovated guestrooms, complete with private baths, AC, flat-screen TV’s and WiFi. Relax in our great room with the original stone fireplace or on our expansive covered porch overlooking Long Lake and the new causeway. Short walk to a variety of restaurants, shops, marinas, and water activities. Minutes to Sebago Lake State Park. Full homemade breakfast included. Learn More
Friendly, family owned 24-room motel just 75 yards to The Beach, and 150 yards to the famous Pier. Heated outdoor pool. Clean spacious rooms, all of which feature cathedral ceilings, air conditioning, Cable TV, daily maid service, full private baths, mini-fridges and microwaves, and free WiFi. Back yard area is quiet and grassy with a children's play area with swing set and sand box, plus a BBQ area with grills and picnic tables. Affordable room rates. Complimentary coffee each morning in the lobby. Learn More
Maine's Premier Four Season Resort in the heart of historic Bethel Maine. Country elegant accommodations and townhomes, award winning fine and casual dining, health club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, hot tub and spa services. 18 hole championship golf course. 40km Nordic Ski Center. Just 6.8 miles from Sunday River Ski Resort. Whether it's a ski or golf vacation or corporate meeting, retreat or wedding, The Bethel Inn Resort offers unsurpassed amenities, accommodations and recreational activities. Learn More
Enjoy a family adventure Sun Outdoors, Wells Beach. You'll love our resort amenities including a pool, playground and full-sized mini-golf course. Just one mile from the scenic Maine beach, offering your family fun in the sun, deep-sea fishing and a variety of restaurants in town. Choose from a great selection of spacious RV and tent sites or our new Premier Cottages! Join in the fun and beauty of Maine during your next getaway and make us your vacation destination. Learn More
Stress Free Zone! There is an extraordinary sign at the entrance of the Poland Spring Inns of Maine. Stress Free starts with the lowest resort rates in the world! Stress Free means no tipping! Stress Free means the nicest people you will ever meet. Donald Ross 18 hole golf course, Wimbledon style tennis courts, gigantic pool, Broadway shows, orchestra under the stars, and More! Join us you’ll be glad you did! Learn More
Quiet 8-acre wooded setting adjacent to highway. Minutes to Kennebunkport. Deluxe continental breakfast. 40-foot heated pool. Game room with air hockey and 8-foot pool table. Conference room can seat 40+. Outside activities include horse shoes, volleyball, shuffleboard and playground. We also offer picnic tables and gas grills. CCTV, AC, phones, mini-fridges and microwaves in all rooms. Rooms are either: 1 king bed, 2 double beds or 2 and 3 room suites (one with a Jacuzzi tub). Pets and Smoking in designated rooms only. 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
For Your Perfect Family Vacation. Located in the beautiful resort town of Old Orchard Beach. Choose your accommodations, our Inn on the beach (with Continental breakfast), our motel units, or one of our two bedroom cottages (also on the beach). An outdoor heated pool, gas grills, and private grounds for you and your family to enjoy. We are a short walk to the Pier and boardwalk, amusements, restaurants, and convenient to other activities. Learn More
Retreat to a tranquil oasis of white sand, picturesque coastline and panoramic ocean vistas. Situated on 12 beautifully landscaped, secluded and 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
Maine has plenty of family friendly vacation lodging, after all its Vacationland. From the southern beach regions of Maine to Downeast, you will find hotels, condos and resorts that welcome kids and families with fun amenities and great rates.
Wells Beach has several condo resorts close to the beach, like Village by the Sea, Misty Harbor and Sea Mist Resort, that offer condominium style lodging with full kitchens and separate bedrooms, plus swimming pools and outdoor play areas, perfect for a family getaway.
Some resorts and hotels including Rhumb Line Resort in Kennebunkport and Ogunquit Resort Motel allow free lodging for children under a certain age, when staying in the same room as parents.
A family vacation to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor is a must, one of the most spectacular national parks in the country – an education on vacation, and there is plenty of family friendly lodging in Bar Harbor, and around Mount Desert Island including hotels, motels, country inns, cottages and resorts.
Ski resorts in Maine all cater to families with kids learn to ski and snowboard programs and on mountain lodging in condominiums and hotels. Sunday River and Sugarloaf have a plethora of family friendly condos and slopeside hotels too. Saddleback and Shawnee Peak offer ski in ski out condos for rent by the night, the week or the ski season. In summer time, Maine ski resorts are ideal for family hiking, golfing and biking, Sunday River and Sugarloaf have added zip lines and adventure parks open in summer and fall for added family fun.
There are a few bed and breakfasts in Maine that allow children, but be sure to call ahead as some have age restrictions on the children or can only accommodate small family sizes in specific family rooms with lofts or suites.
For a family beach vacation, the Maine coast offers everything from drive up motels with outdoor swimming pools just steps from the beach and beach house rentals, to full service hotels and resorts with family packages and spacious lodging for parents and children with game rooms, pools, free WiFi, and even activities during school holidays and summer vacation.
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