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The Ultimate Guide to The Best Maine Resorts

Maine resorts are perfect for recreation-oriented travelers interested in connecting with both the outdoors and the comforts of home with extra amenities. Maine vacationers opting for resort locations usually want a variety of guest accommodations and on-site activities and amenities — such as swimming pools, golf courses, fitness centers, spas, tennis courts, ski slopeswhite water rafting, and marinas.

For families, resorts offer more to do after a day of exploring the coast or the lakes and mountains of Maine — like game rooms, playgrounds, and pools for kids; or movie nights for kids and cocktails or nightcaps for adults.

Numerous resorts in Maine have dramatic coastal or lakeside settings with outdoor activities like fishing, surfing, kayaking, group outings, and sunbathing right on their properties. See our list of resorts — including campgrounds and RV resorts — throughout the state.

Featured Maine Resorts for Every Traveler

York Harbor Inn | York Harbor 207-363-5119 | 480 York Street, York Harbor , Maine
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
North Country Rivers Cabins | Bingham 207-672-4814 | 36 Main St, Bingham, Maine
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 and much more, all from our base on the Kennebec River in Bingham. Learn More
Northern Outdoors | Adventure Resort 207-663-4466 | 1771 US Route 201, The Forks, Maine
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
Nonantum Resort | Kennebunkport 207-967-4050 | 95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
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. On-site restaurants, including Latitudes and Heckmans, offer fresh Maine seafood, creative coastal cuisine, 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
Point Sebago Resort | Sebago Lake Casco 207-558-8000 | 261 Point Sebago Road, Casco, Maine
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
Village by the Sea | Wells 207-646-1100 | 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine
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 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
Breakwater Inn & Spa | Waterfront Inn and Spa 207-967-5333 | 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
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
Rhumb Line Resort | Family Getaway in Kennebunkport 207-967-5457 | 41 Turbats Creek Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
The Rhumb Line Resort is Kennebunkport's only resort with indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a covered open-air seasonal bar and grill. Free WiFi. Deluxe accommodations in a quiet wooded setting, short walk to the ocean. All rooms with 2 queens or 1 king, AC/heat, CCTV, mini fridge, coffee maker, deck or patio. Deluxe continental breakfast included. Kids 12 and under stay free. Visit website for specials. Open February-December. Learn More
Grants Kennebago Camps | Rangeley 800-633-4815 | Route 16, Rangeley, Maine
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
Misty Harbor Resort | Coastal Resort in Wells 207-646-8373 | 60 Mile Road, Wells, Maine
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
Bluebird Ocean Point Inn | East Boothbay 207-633-4200 | 191 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
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
Linekin Bay Resort | Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2494  | 92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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
Dunes on the Waterfront | Ogunquit 888-295-3863 | 518 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
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
Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort | Edgecomb 207-579-1800 | 306 Eddy Road, Edgecomb, Maine
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
The Grand Hotel | Ogunquit 207-646-1231 | 276 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
A popular choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, The Grand Hotel offers two room suites equipped with a king bed, TV in each room, fridge, microwave and WIFI. Some suites feature fireplaces. Free parking is available in our underground parking lot. Enjoy our indoor pool and outdoor Hot Tub. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach and the Downtown area with many fine dining choices along the way. Learn More
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
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
Elmwood Resort Hotel | Wells Resort Hotel 207-646-1038 | 1351 Post Road, Wells, Maine
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
Highland Lake Resort | Bridgton 207-647-5301 | 115 North High Street, Bridgton, Maine
A lakefront resort with 400 feet of prime beautiful, lake frontage! Gently-sloping private beach with sandy bottom. FREE rowboats, canoes, pedal boat and kayaks, tennis court, game room, and fitness center. Shady picnic area w/ BBQ grills and tables. Rooms are connected by a covered veranda and have beautiful lake views. Free WiFi and local calls. Cable TV, clock radios, in-room coffee. Individually-Controlled Heat and AC. Kitchenettes, Executive Rooms and a 2-room Deluxe Suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi. Learn More
Poland Spring Resort | Poland 207-998-4351 | 640 Maine Street, Poland Spring, Maine
Stress Free Zone! There is an extraordinary sign at the entrance of the Poland Spring Resort of Maine. Stress Free means the nicest people you will ever meet. 3 Inns to choose from, 12 Cottages, and lots to do! Donald Ross 18 hole golf course, grass tennis courts, gigantic pool, driving range, mini golf, entertainment, and much, much more! Join us - you’ll be glad you did! Learn More
Acadia Inn | Bar Harbor 207-288-3500 | 98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine
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

More About Resort Amenities in Maine

Visitors to Maine have many lodging options, and staying in a full-service Maine resort provides the ultimate vacation since you have so many amenities and offerings in one central location.

Maine resorts are often located on spectacular grounds — on the Maine coast, inland on Maine’s lakes and ponds, or at the base of Maine’s ski mountains. They provide accommodations that range from a lodge room or suite to a condominium, cabin, or cottage.

Some resorts in Maine provide extensive organized activities, like fishing lessons from a Maine guide, hikes, and day trips. Meanwhile, other resorts offer water sports, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing on their properties.

On top of the typical heated pools and hot tubs you’ll find, a few of Maine’s resorts offer 18-hole golf courses, live entertainment, poolside cafes, outdoor activities, on-site dining, and spa treatments for guests to enjoy at their leisure.

Maine Resorts for Every Budget

You will find resorts in Maine to suit every budget. There are full-service properties with casual or fine dining, extensive grounds, and amenities like golf, hiking, skiing, spas, saunas, shopping, and specialty services like those at the Sunday River and Sugarloaf resorts. Maine also has rustic options for hunting and fishing, as well as rafting camps that provide wilderness experiences.

A few traditional Maine resorts still offer a MAP plan, serving three meals a day in the main lodge and organizing camp activities for kids and families. And along Maine’s coast, there are some waterfront resorts with four and five-diamond lodging, gourmet food, extravagant spas, and exceptional service.

Among all the amenities and activities offered at a resort in Maine, there is little reason to leave the resort during your vacation!

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