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Your Guide to The Best Resorts in Maine

Maine resorts are perfect for the recreation-oriented travelers interested in connecting with both the outdoors and the comforts of home away from home with extra amenities.

Maine vacationers opting for a resort location are usually looking for a variety of guest accommodations and on site activities including swimming, golf, fitness center, spas, tennis, skiingwhite water raftingmarina facilities, or even poolside entertainment.

For families, resorts offer more to do after a day of exploring the coast or the lakes and mountains of Maine – like a game room, playground and pool for the kids, or a movie night for the kids and a pub for cocktails or a nightcap for the adults.

Many resorts in Maine have dramatic coastal or lakeside settings providing outdoor activities like fishing, surfing, kayaking, group outings and sunbathing at the beach right on property. See our listings of resorts in Maine throughout the state for the perfect getaway. Find Maine Camping and RV Resorts.

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. 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
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
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 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
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
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
Union Bluff Hotel | York Beach 207-363-1333 | 8 Beach Street, York Beach, Maine
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
Anchorage by the Sea | Ogunquit 207-646-9384 | 125 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
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
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. 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
Poland Spring Resort | Poland 207-998-4351 | 543 Maine Street, Poland Spring, Maine
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
Sebasco Harbor Resort | Sebasco Estates 207-389-1161 | 29 Kenyon Rd , Phippsburg, Maine
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
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
Designed for uncompromising guests who seek style and service, the Grand offers easy elegance. Our commitment to your convenience begins with our underground garage and roomy elevator - both are unique to Ogunquit. The lobby is spacious and bright and boasts a spectacular three-story atrium topped with massive skylights. There are restful, intimate sitting alcoves and a heated, circular swimming pool deck. Hearty continental breakfast each morning in the sunlight atrium. Learn More
Juniper Hill Inn | Ogunquit 800-646-4544 | 336 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine
Easy walk to beach and historic seaside resort village shops, galleries and restaurants. Heated indoor and two outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, fitness center, game room. Complimentary WiFi and computer use. Attractive, contemporary guest rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Easy walk to village or board seasonal trolley in front of property. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Year round. Learn More
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s Premier Family Resort is strolling distance of Ogunquit Beach, the Marginal Way and Perkins Cove. Visit galleries, shops, fine restaurants, golf courses and the famous Ogunquit Playhouse, or take the convenient Trolley to any of these attractions. Beautifully appointed, contemporary rooms. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature individual climate control, Cable TV, dining tables, fully equipped kitchenettes and WiFi. Tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, fitness room and children’s playground. Learn More
Northern Outdoors | The Forks 800-765-7238 | 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. 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
Smuggler's Cove Inn | Boothbay Harbor 207-633- 2800 | 727 Ocean Point Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
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
Ocean Point Inn & Resort | East Boothbay 207-633-4200 | 191 Shore Rd, East Boothbay, Maine
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
Bethel Inn Resort | Bethel Resort 207-824-2175 | 21 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine
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

Visitors to Maine have many lodging options, 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. Resorts in Maine provide accommodations ranging from a lodge room or suite, to a condominium, cabin or cottage that serves as your home away from home.

Some Maine resorts provide extensive organized activities like fishing lessons from a Maine Guide, hikes, daytrips and excursions, while other resorts offer water sports, canoeing, kayaking and fishing right on property.

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

You will find there are Maine resorts to suit every budget from full service with casual to fine dining, extensive grounds and amenities including golf, hiking, skiing, spas, saunas, shopping and services like those at Sunday River and Sugarloaf resorts, to more rustic hunting and fishing, and rafting camps that provide a wilderness experience.

A few traditional Maine resorts still offer an MAP plan, serving three meals a day in the main lodge along with providing organized camp activities for the kids and families.

luxurious resorts

Along Maine’s coast there are some luxurious 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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