View of the Inner Harbor in Rockland, Maine
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Your Guide to Hotels, Inns, & Lodging in the Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine Area

Nestled along Maine’s picturesque MidCoast, Rockland, St. George, and Vinalhaven each offer a unique blend of natural beauty and New England charm. Known for its vibrant arts scene, Rockland is a gateway to the rugged allure of the St. George Peninsula and the quaint town of Owls Head, where maritime heritage thrives.

In between, Thomaston and South Thomaston boast historic downtown elegance. Offshore, the island of Vinalhaven — and its neighboring North Haven island — is a treasure trove of coastal activities and scenic landscapes. Altogether, these MidCoast towns provide the quintessential Maine vacation experience.

Know Your Lodging Options in Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine

The Rockland, St. George, and Vinalhaven area of Maine offers a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences.

Travelers can also find historic bed and breakfasts that exude coastal charm, providing an intimate and personalized stay. And, across the area, including the islands, vacation rentals are a fantastic option for a home-away-home experience. On top of that, you can get close to nature at a campground. Visitors may even find lodging specials throughout the area.

Featured Rockland & St. George Maine Area Lodging

Berry Manor Inn | Rockland 207-596-7696 | 81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, Maine
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
Glen Cove Inn and Suites | Rockport/Camden 207-594-4062 | 866 Commercial Street Route 1, Rockport, Maine
Top Rated Hotel in Rockport on TripAdvisor! 36 room Inn located in picturesque Rockport Maine and just minutes from beautiful Camden and Rockland Harbors. Each room and suite features Excellent Hospitality, Air Conditioning, Internet Access, Refrigerators, Cable TV, Private and/or Shared Decks. Enjoy our Heated Pool, Trail Along the Coast, Guest Laundry, and Free Better-Than-Continental Breakfast! Easy access to many museums, galleries, shops, restaurants, windjammer cruises, lighthouses and ferry service to local islands. Learn More

Getting to Know the Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine Area

The Rockland, St. George, and Vinalhaven Maine area is a fantastic coastal destination for experiencing picturesque harbors, lighthouses, and rugged islands. Visitors can enjoy world-class museums — including the Farnsworth Art Museum — charming inns, fresh seafood dining, and outdoor activities — like hiking and kayaking.

The region is known for its vibrant arts scene, maritime heritage, and scenic beauty, making it an ideal getaway for those seeking both relaxation and cultural experiences in a stunning natural setting.

Rockland

Rockland Maine is celebrated for its New England charm and rich maritime history. It’s a cultural hub with attractions — like the acclaimed Farnsworth Art Museum, which specializes in American art — and the Maine Lighthouse Museum. And, the city hosts the annual Maine Lobster Festival, drawing seafood enthusiasts from around the world.

Meanwhile, Rockland’s vibrant downtown area is lined with art galleries, boutique shops, and gourmet restaurants that serve fresh, local cuisine, particularly renowned for its Maine lobster.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the scenic Rockland Breakwater, a nearly mile-long granite jetty that leads to the Rockland Breakwater Light. The area is also a gateway to Penobscot Bay, where visitors can take ferry trips to the nearby Vinalhaven and North Haven islands or enjoy sailing and kayaking.

The surrounding region offers hiking, bird watching, and opportunities to engage with the local fishing and lobstering communities.

Thomaston & South Thomaston

Thomaston and South Thomaston Maine offer visitors a blend of history, natural beauty, and coastal charm.

Thomaston is known for its beautifully preserved sea captains’ homes and a rich maritime heritage, with the General Henry Knox Museum — known as Montpelier — being a notable historical attraction. Situated further down the coast, South Thomaston provides a quieter and more intimate setting.

For outdoor activities in the area, there’s boating, fishing, and hiking. The Weskeag River and Weskeag Marsh offer beautiful spots for birdwatching and nature walks. And, the proximity to the ocean means there’s plenty of fresh seafood to enjoy, and local restaurants often feature traditional Maine dishes.

St. George

St. George Maine is an idyllic coastal destination that embodies the serene beauty of the MidCoast. The area encompasses the villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde, which lie on a peninsula forming the western boundary of Penobscot Bay.

Offering a tranquil retreat with rocky shorelines, quiet coves, and pristine waters, the town is ideal for boating, kayaking, and sailing. Nature lovers can explore the numerous hiking trails and conserved lands and revel in bird-watching opportunities.

The region is steeped in maritime culture, with working harbors that are home to fishing and lobstering fleets. And, the coastal scenery is complemented by its small-town charm, with local shops and seafood restaurants enhancing the experience.

Art enthusiasts will enjoy the vibrant local art scene, with numerous galleries and studios dotting the area. Plus, Marshall Point Lighthouse, made famous by the movie “Forrest Gump,” is a must-visit for its panoramic views and historical significance.

Vinalhaven & North Haven

Vinalhaven and North Haven are two serene islands located in Penobscot Bay Maine, accessible by ferry from Rockland. They are known for their stunning natural landscapes, rich maritime history, and strong sense of community.

Vinalhaven is the larger of the two islands and is renowned for its rugged beauty and granite quarries. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking through nature preserves, kayaking in sheltered waters, and biking along scenic roads. The downtown area offers a glimpse into local life with art galleries, shops, and seafood restaurants.

North Haven is a smaller, quieter island with a picturesque village that seems to have stepped out of time. The island offers a peaceful retreat with opportunities for sailing, fishing, and exploring the unspoiled environment. It’s known for its community events and summer programs, which often include art workshops, live performances, and educational talks. The island has a few local eateries as well.

Top Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine Lodging, Hotels, B&Bs, & Vacation Rentals

Hotels & Resorts in Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine

250 Main Hotel

250 Main St, Rockland | 207-594-5994
As a contemporary boutique hotel, the 250 Main Hotel offers a unique stay with industrial chic decor and reclaimed materials. It features 26 rooms designed with the modern traveler in mind, and many rooms boast water views. Also, the pet-friendly hotel has a rooftop deck where guests can enjoy panoramic views of Rockland Harbor.
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Rockland Harbor Hotel

520 Main St, Rockland | 207-594-2131
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Rockland Harbor Hotel offers guests easy access to the city’s attractions and dining. It provides a comfortable and contemporary stay with amenities that cater to both leisure and business travelers. Open year-round, guests can enjoy picturesque views of Penobscot Bay too.
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Hampton Inn & Suites Rockland

190 New County Rd, Thomaston | 207-594-6644
The Hampton Inn & Suites Rockland offers a comfortable and convenient stay with a range of amenities. Guests can enjoy a daily hot breakfast and the use of an indoor pool. Also, the pet-friendly hotel features a fitness center, and its location on Route 1 provides easy access to downtown Rockland, the waterfront, and Penobscot Bay.
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The Tidewater

15 W Main St, Vinalhaven | 207-863-4618
Offering a unique stay with its bridge-like structure over Carver’s Harbor, The Tidewater is a cozy motel located on the picturesque waterfront. It provides a mix of comfort and simplicity with views of the harbor and its tidal estuary. The location is ideal for those looking to immerse themselves in island life and the vibrant lobstering community.
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Inns & Bed and Breakfasts in Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine

Berry Manor Inn

81 Talbot Ave, Rockland | 207-596-7696
Celebrated for its romantic ambiance and historic charm, Berry Manor Inn is a top-rated bed and breakfast. This Victorian-style inn features 12 beautifully appointed rooms, many with jetted tubs and fireplaces, offering guests a luxurious and cozy stay. Known for its exceptional service and gourmet multi-course breakfast, the inn provides an indulgent retreat with easy access to cultural attractions.
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Rockland Talbot House

73 Talbot Ave, Rockland | 207-593-7393
Seamlessly blending historic elegance with modern comforts, Rockland Talbot House is a restored 1850 Victorian bed and breakfast. This pet-friendly establishment features six guest rooms, each uniquely decorated. Guests can enjoy the charm of antique furnishings and fireplaces in the city’s historic district, making it a convenient base for exploring the town.
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LimeRock Inn

96 Limerock St, Rockland | 207-594-2257
Set within a beautifully restored Victorian mansion, LimeRock Inn is a charming bed and breakfast. It offers guests a quintessential New England experience with elegantly furnished rooms that blend period details with modern amenities. Known for its warm hospitality and a delectable three-course breakfast, the inn provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere with easy access to shops, museums, and the waterfront.
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The Lindsey Guest House

5 Lindsey St, Rockland | 207-466-9015
The Lindsey Guest House is a historic bed and breakfast that marries comfort with the rich history of the 1830s era in which the building was constructed. This thoughtfully crafted space encourages guests to unwind and relax while providing convenient access to local attractions.
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Granite Inn

546 Main St, Rockland | 207-594-9036
Set in a historic building with a commanding view of Rockland Harbor, Granite Inn is a pet-friendly bed and breakfast. This inn offers a blend of traditional architecture and modern amenities with a range of uniquely decorated rooms that cater to various tastes and needs. It’s known for its warm hospitality and convenient location on Main Street.
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Weskeag Inn

14 Elm St, South Thomaston | 207-596-6676
Offering a memorable stay, the Weskeag Inn is a quaint bed and breakfast by the Weskeag River. Guests can enjoy the scenic beauty of the tidal banks and the reversing falls right from the inn. It provides a cozy, home-like atmosphere with comfortable accommodations and personalized service.
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East Wind Inn

21 Mechanic St, Tenants Harbor | 207-372-6366
With its picturesque location at the gateway to Penobscot Bay, the East Wind Inn offers a tranquil coastal retreat. This historic inn captures the essence of timeless Maine with its congenial atmosphere and stunning views of a quiet harbor. Guests can choose from a variety of charming rooms, some with harbor views, and the inn’s proximity to local attractions and the on-site restaurant and tavern provide convenience and local flavor.
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Mill Pond House B&B

453 Port Clyde Rd, Tenants Harbor | 207-372-6209
Offering a glimpse into New England’s charm, the Mill Pond House B&B is a cozy bed and breakfast set in an 1860 farmhouse. It overlooks a scenic harbor and provides a quiet, intimate setting. Guests can enjoy the detailed and comfortable rooms, the friendly service, and a delicious breakfast served in the dining area.
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Craignair Inn by the Sea

5 3rd St, Spruce Head | 207-910-6622
Craignair Inn by the Sea is a charming 16-room inn known for its picturesque setting by the water and its inviting, homely atmosphere. It features a quaint restaurant and offers a homemade breakfast to enjoy while taking in the views. The location provides a tranquil escape and serves as a perfect base for exploring the MidCoast Maine region.
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Nebo Lodge

11 Mullins Ln, North Haven | 207-867-2007
In the heart of Penobscot Bay, Nebo Lodge is an intimate inn with a restaurant. Open from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October, the lodge is known for its charm and character, offering nine unique guest rooms. Plus, the on-site restaurant emphasizes fresh, local ingredients sourced from the island’s own land and surrounding waters.
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Campsites in South Thomaston Maine

Lobster Buoy Campsites

280 Waterman Beach Rd, South Thomaston | 207-594-7546
With beautiful ocean views, Lobster Buoy Campsites is a waterfront camping destination that provides a setting for campers to enjoy sunrises, explore sea life, and watch local fishing boats. It’s known for its small, private atmosphere on over 400 feet of seashore, where guests can swim, build sandcastles, or launch kayaks from the pebble beach.
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Cabins, Cottages, & Vacation Rentals in Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven

Lamorna Cottage

Rockland
Nestled in Rockland’s quiet South End, Lamorna Cottage is a pet-friendly, restored 1880s home close to attractions and the beach. It accommodates up to five guests and features a deck with outdoor seating and a grill. Available from mid-May to October, this rental even allows furry guests.
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Lighthouse Cottage

South Thomaston
Ideal for relaxation and nature exploration, the Lighthouse Cottage offers a serene oceanfront experience with panoramic views. It features an ocean-facing deck, opportunities for kayaking, and a star-filled night sky. The cottage has an open-plan living area and is well situated for local activities such as hiking, dining, and visiting museums.
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Moonlight Cottage

Tenants Harbor
Offering private beach access and stunning Atlantic views, Moonlight Cottage is a pet-friendly, oceanfront retreat. The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four and comes with a cozy living room with a wood-burning fireplace. Guests can enjoy the oceanfront deck with a grill and dining area and a fire pit with Adirondack chairs.
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Timeless Days

Port Clyde
Located on the waterfront near Raspberry Island, Timeless Days is a quaint, pet-friendly fisherman’s cottage dating back to the 1870s. It boasts a deepwater dock suitable for an up to 40-foot boat and additional kayak storage. Retaining a vintage charm, the home features Stickley mission-style furnishings, sea views from almost every room, a tiled fireplace, an extra building for relaxation, and a deck for grilling.
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Home on Creeds Cove

Vinalhaven
This new, spacious island home sits at the edge of Creeds Cove with picturesque views of The Reach. About 1 mile from the ferry and village, it features a welcoming front porch and an open-plan living area with water views. Guests can enjoy nearby freshwater quarries, beaches, and hiking trails; dine at local restaurants; and relax on the deck while watching boats sail by.
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The Sea Rose

North Haven
Available from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-October, The Sea Rose is a pet-friendly summer rental nestled by a salt marsh and a short walk from a semi-private beach with clear waters. It comes with two kayaks (liability waiver required) and a back deck with views of Bartlett’s Harbor and local birdlife.
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Featured Lodging in Nearby Towns

Sennebec Lake Campground | Appleton 207-785-4250 | 100 Lodge Ln, Appleton, ME
Campground & Marina on Sennebec Lake with great hospitality, beautiful views, and great outdoor experience: RV and tent sites right on the waterfront, glamping village, fully furnished log cabin in the woods, seasonal RV campsites, boat slips, entertainment program and range of amenities and activities that people of all ages can enjoy. The relaxing camping atmosphere provides an opportunity to unplug, unwind, and connect with nature and loved ones. Our Loon Lodge is a great entertainment center and function room. Open May-October. Learn More
Country Inn at Camden | Camden/Rockport 207-236-2725 | 8 Country Inn Way, Rockport, Maine
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
Elms of Camden | Camden 207-236-6250 | 84 Elm St. , Camden, Maine
Authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. A short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and activities in downtown Camden. All guest rooms have their own private bath, flat-screen cable TV, WiFi, USB charging stations, irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, luxurious towels, and fine linens. All rooms feature individually controlled AC/Heat and gas fireplaces. Guest pantry is available 24/7 with small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and Keurig beverage station. Learn More
Camden Maine Stay Inn | Camden 207-236-9636 | 22 High Street, Camden, ME
The Camden Maine Stay Inn is a historic bed-and-breakfast inn located in Camden, the most beautiful seaside village in Maine. The Inn is well known and appreciated for its elegant, romantic accommodations, extensive collections of fine art and books, spacious garden and year-round stream, delicious gourmet breakfasts, and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. From the Inn it is a four-minute stroll to Camden’s gorgeous harbor and quaint downtown with its fine shops and excellent restaurants. Learn More
The Belmont Inn | Camden 207-236-8053 | 6 Belmont Ave, Camden, Maine
Elegant, historic Inn steps from downtown Camden's stunning harbor, fine dining and shops. Newly updated, the Belmont Inn offers fine accommodations and superb comfort. Prepare to be pampered by our gourmet, three-course breakfast, relaxing wrap-around porch and extensive perennial gardens. Six well-appointed guestrooms, including one suite, all with private bathrooms; a living room and adjoining room both with fireplaces, and a lovely dining area, all provide ample areas to relax and unwind after a day of exploring all that mid-coast Maine has to offer! Learn More
Blue Harbor House Inn | Camden 207-236-3196 | 67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine
A quintessential New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. The inn features ten nautical-themed guest rooms and suites. Each guest room has an en-suite bath with walk-in shower, air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, Smart TV, and Keurig coffee maker. Some rooms feature a private entrance, cozy gas fireplace, clawfoot tub, or steam shower. Take advantage of Maine's beautiful weather on one of the inn's porches or patios with fire pits. Complimentary two-course gourmet breakfast each morning. Fresh baked treats and happy hour specials every afternoon. Easy walk to downtown shops, restaurants, and harbor. Free onsite parking in a private lot. See website for the best rates and to check availability. Learn More
Trailing Yew | Monhegan Island 207-596-0440 | 8 Lobster Cove Road, Monhegan, Maine
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
Pine Grove Cottages | Lincolnville 207-236-2929 | 2076 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, Maine
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
Island View Inn | Rockport 207-596-0040 | 908 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Time will slow at our ocean front inn as you stroll manicured lawns and garden trails of our 23 hillside acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Impeccable AAA 3-Diamond rated. Each room with its own distinctive decor, amenities and private balcony or deck with stunning views of the bay. Large lobby with fireplaces and cozy seating area, heated outdoor pool, AC, refrigerators, cable TV. Binoculars, hair dryer, iron and board in every room, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local phone calls. King-size beds (with quilts). Some adjoining rooms. Learn More
Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn | Rockport 207-594-5462 | 886 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine
Oceanfront lodging on 23 hillside acres, overlooking Penobscot Bay. Watch the schooners from your balcony, enjoy our crystal-clear, heated ocean view pool, picnic in privacy at the water's edge or relax in your impeccable room. Each AAA rated 3 Diamond room with its own distinctive decor, comfortable amenities, famous ocean view from your large private deck or patio with chairs. Among other amenities: Binoculars in every room, along with hair dryer, iron and board, coffee and tea in the AM. Free local calls and WiFi. Learn More
Craignair Inn | Spruce Head 207-594-7644 | 5 3rd St, Spruce Head, Maine
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

Exploring All of Rockland, St. George, & Vinalhaven Maine & Beyond

The Rockland, St. George, and Vinalhaven area in Maine boasts charming harbors, iconic lighthouses, and artsy locales. It offers museums, cozy inns, fresh local cuisine, and outdoor adventures, perfect for a relaxing yet culturally rich coastal escape. And, visitors who are looking for even more to do in MidCoast Maine can visit nearby towns on day trips.

Monhegan Island

Monhegan Island Maine is a captivating day trip destination for its dramatic cliffs, artist community, and pristine nature trails. Visitors can explore the island’s rugged beauty, visit local art studios, and enjoy the peaceful, car-free environment, making it a refreshing escape from the mainland hustle.

Rockport

Rockport Maine is a charming coastal village perfect for a day trip. It offers stunning harbor views, the iconic Andre the Seal statue, art galleries, and fine dining. Also, visitors can enjoy sailing excursions and the serene beauty of the Rockport Marine Park.

Camden

Camden Maine is a beautiful coastal town with a bustling harbor, boutique shops, and delicious eateries. Its Camden Hills State Park provides panoramic views from Mount Battie, and visitors can sail on schooners or stroll through the vibrant downtown area.

There are plenty of MidCoast lodging options in these towns — including campgrounds — for travelers who decide to stay overnight.

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