Below, we present you with certified Green hotels, resorts and lodges that take the extra steps to be eco-friendly. These properties have earned the distinction of Maine Environmental Leader, by meeting or exceeding the Maine state DEP requirements as an environmentally responsible business.
These Maine Green Lodging properties have implemented programs to be save energy, conserve water, reduce waste, use environmentally friendly cleaning products, purchase local foods whenever possible, and educate guests on the importance of reducing environmental impact in cooperation with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
You can do your part to be green by choosing a Maine Green lodging property on your next trip to Maine. And be sure to keep Maine clean by reusing your towels, recycling, putting trash in its place and leaving only your footprints on our mountains, roadways, trails and beaches.
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. 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
The Flagship Inn in Boothbay Harbor is locally owned and operated, offering guests service of a small inn and modern amenities of a chain hotel. Less than a mile from the Atlantic and downtown Boothbay Harbor, on the Trolley Route. Modern guest rooms feature free internet access, Cable TV/HBO. Our large outdoor heated pool and spa are open seasonally. The best value and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Learn More
On the National Historic Registry Sewall House (1865) in Island Falls offering yoga & meditation retreats since 1997. Theodore Roosevelt was healed from asthma while climbing Katahdin, trekking with Maine guide William Sewall. Sewall’s great granddaughter, has taught yoga in NY City since 1985 and continues the legacy of hospitality and healing amongst the northern Maine woods and lakes. Three delicious vegetarian meals per day, private bedrooms, sauna, massage, jacuzzi, porch sitting, daily yoga & meditation are all offered. Relax, renew, all levels welcome, including beginners. Learn More
We are committed to providing a warm and welcoming escape for our guests with amenities that will make your stay comfortable while following green lodging best practices to ensure that we do our part to preserve the natural beauty of Maine for future generations to enjoy. We welcome guests and pets looking for a peaceful retreat on the edge of the Maine coast. Every room is appointed with luxurious sheets, towels, and robes. All water facing guest rooms have a unique view of Clark Island and the Atlantic Ocean’s dramatic tide. Learn More
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Learn More
A Rockland Maine Bed and Breakfast offering a True Maine Experience and one of the Top Best Bed and Breakfasts in the US. The inn is considered one of the area’s premier luxury Maine coast inns. Guests enjoy the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era; with the luxury and modern conveniences today’s travelers expect. Relax with our exceptional warm and gracious hospitality without any pretense. Located in a historic residential area just a few miles south of Camden. Learn More
Romantic, peaceful, relaxing, Honeymoon Suite, big whirlpool, Wi-Fi, fireplaces, great breakfasts. The Brewster Inn is on National Register of Historic Places. Former Maine Governor and Senators family home. Close to Bangor Maine. Owen Brewster played by Alan Alda in Oscar winning movie “The Aviator” starring Leonardo DiCaprio (as Howard Hughes). Noted visitors here inc Presidents Truman and Taft, Louis Mayer (founder of MGM Films). In June 2008, featured on national TV on HGTV. Learn More
More and more Maine lodging properties are going green. What was once just a color is now a way of doing business and protecting our precious environment. Mainers know that the Pine Tree State’s natural resources, our coastline, grand mountains and pristine lakes, must be kept clean to remain pristine.
The integrity of Maine’s landscapes is an important part of its culture which is why the state aims to minimize impact on the environment. To promote Maine’s Green Initiative, billboards are not allowed – considered a disturbance on the natural environment. If you have ever driven on Maine’s highways, you may have noted that there are no billboard advertisements here or on main routes to promote businesses.
With the increasing costs of energy, and the possible global climate change, going green means preserving the planet’s resources for future generations. Maine’s environmentally friendly initiatives are state wide from beaches, to inland waterways, to rewarding hotels and motels with green certificates for energy and water conservation and using natural products.
Many hotels in Maine are doing their part by earning the Green Hotel certification for their effort to become Eco-friendly. These properties have created programs to preserve energy, water and reduce waste. That’s what being green is all about, from recycling at our hotels and restaurants, buying local seafood, beef and produce,organic farming, composting, and even using organic cotton linens and paper products made from recycled
paper. Some hotels and motels have installed electric car chargers for visitors who own electric cars to charge up while they check in. Tesla has installed charge station at select Maine hotels for example. Preferred parking for hybrid cars and electric cars are popping up at Maine resorts as well. If you are looking to go green during your Maine vacation, look for the Maine Environmental Leader Seal from the DEP at Maine lodging properties, and check out our list of green hotels and motels.