Maine offers some of the most romantic lodging in the country. Beautiful inns and Bed and Breakfast stays along the coast, once grand seaside homes that have been converted to inns with fireplaces, cozy living rooms and romantic bedrooms with private baths, are the perfect overnight retreat for a getaway with that someone special. Or stir passions spending recreational time or watching the sunset on a couple’s getaway at a seaside resort.
Whether you are escaping the city for a romantic overnight, a weekend, or a week long holiday, you will find the perfect romantic getaway in Maine here.
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
The loons of the lake are calling you! Gorgeous sunsets. S'mores by the fire pit. A lakes region B&B set right on the shores of Tripp Lake. Relax and rejuvenate in a comfy Adirondack chair. Indulge in farm-fresh breakfasts. Paddle the peaceful waters in one of our complimentary watercraft. You will be completely engulfed in the natural beauty of the Maine Lakes Region. Enjoy spectacular lake front views from your room and the sweet call of the loons as you savor your Maine comfort breakfast. We’re pet friendly and open year round. We also offer a magical elopement and intimate wedding location for your special day. 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
Located in the heart in Kennebunkport’s historic district the Captains Collection is comprised of some of the most significant historic ship captain's homes in Kennebunkport. Previously known individually as Captain Lord Mansion, Captain Fairfield Inn, Captain Jefferds Inn, and Maine Stay Inn, under the new collection name, the inns are now managed as a resort-style single entity, embodying the nautical charm of the town with the design and amenities to satisfy the desires of today’s discerning traveler. From private cottages to spacious suites and cozy rooms, the collection offers something for everyone. Enjoy landscaped grounds, warm hospitality, and professional concierge services. Learn More
An ideal spring, summer, or early fall destination for those in search of an authentic Maine experience. A thoughtful renovation in 2015 embraces the history of this iconic property, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of the magical town where “the mountains meet the sea.” Luxury linens, modern amenities and a beautifully lit 85-seat main events space and bar available for rehearsals and receptions. Relax and enjoy rambling front porches, front and back patios, and sit by the fire pits for evenings under the stars. Dine at our on-site restaurant, Pig + Poet, which embraces a focus on simple ingredients and sustainable sourcing. Learn More
The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel is located on the Kennebunk River, just steps from Dock Square in central Kennebunkport. Guest rooms exude warmth and elegance with custom headboards, mahogany cabinetry, and private balconies with cozy seating, encouraging guests to enjoy a good book or soak up the sweeping views. The on-site restaurant and bar offer casual Pub-style food & cocktails with front row views of the Kennebunkport’s scenic harbor & surrounding marinas. The Boathouse Bar has quickly become a locals’ favorite. Learn More
A Classic New England Inn just two blocks from Camden Harbor. Expect pampering during your stay with delicious food and elegant accommodations. Eleven well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include en-suite bath. Some rooms with private entrance, cozy gas fireplace or two person steam shower. Complimentary two-course breakfast each morning. All rooms feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, air conditioning and Keurig coffee maker. Walk to harbor and local ‘fresh catch’ restaurants on the dock. Free parking. Affordable rates. See website for last minute deals and specials. Learn More
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
AWOL KPT is your new retreat in Kennebunkport. Located in a pine grove and tucked into a quiet neighborhood, AWOL KPT is just a short walk to the harbor and all that is happening in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. It's a juxtaposition just like Maine—serenity amidst activity. Private but with plenty of opportunity to interact with other travelers. Isolated but central. AWOL KPT accommodations offer something perfect for whoever you are. Check out our fireplace cabin suites—some dog-friendly—or our luxurious, paired-back main house suites with various unique layouts to allow for your own expression. Learn More
Casually elegant seacoast B&B amidst woodlands, gardens and fountains, once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House. Enjoy bold ocean views along the Cliff Walk or relax upon York’s beaches just a stroll away; cuddle up in our hammock or by a crackling fire; then slip into luxurious queen beds in air-conditioned rooms with updated private baths. Surrounded by the scent of sea air, you'll savor breakfast on our veranda. Just an hour from Boston. Open year-round. Learn More
Your hosts Mark & Buzz were named “Innkeepers of the Year” for 2020” and they look forward to welcoming you to Boothbay Harbor and helping you plan an incredible vacation experience. When you stay at Topside, you will enjoy panoramic views of the harbor, islands and lighthouses from the highest point in town, locally inspired “Over the Top” breakfasts from their recently published cookbook, onsite parking, 24-hour guest kitchen, coastal chic guestrooms and concierge service to plan your perfect stay. This beautiful four-acre hilltop oasis is just steps from the harbor’s waterfront and main street. Learn More
Maine’s Award-Winning Luxury Resort. From the moment you arrive, you will know you’re in for an altogether different experience. Surrounded by 60 acres of birch groves and balsam fir, this private luxury resort features two outdoor swimming pools, a three-room treetop spa, and organic dining at their award-winning restaurant Earth at Hidden Pond, all just minutes from Goose Rocks Beach. Designed for total privacy and relaxation, Hidden Pond hideaways deliver a unique combination of natural serenity and rustic luxury within easy reach of Kennebunkport’s top attractions. Learn More
Casual elegance. Stylish guest rooms. Thoughtful amenities. Exceptional guest service. These are a few of the highlights guests rave about during their stay at the Kennebunkport Inn, the only hotel located in the heart of Kennebunkport. Perched at the top of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town. Design updates have respected the historic architecture while adding contemporary flair to its timeless appeal. Learn More
Perched on a garden hillside overlooking Linekin Bay and built in 1896, our inn underwent restoration, bringing back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay. Lounge by the living room fireplace with a book, sit back in a rocking chair on the porch or enjoy the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. A five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with trips to Monhegan Island, windjammers, kayaking, whale watching, restaurants, galleries and shopping. Learn More
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
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
Spacious rooms offer On Demand and premium movie programming, refrigerator, coffee maker. Year round lodging with indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi and fitness center. Begin your day at Raspberri's Restaurant as recommended by Down East magazine. Free Wi-Fi & computer use. Seasonal Playhouse, spa, golf, and dining packages. Walk to beaches or board seasonal trolley in front of hotel for village tour. Learn More
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
A romantic colonial style inn with a rich history, located in the Historic District of Kennebunk. Guests enter directly into the keeping room dating back to 1753 with it’s hand-sewn oak timbers and a welcoming wood burning stove. The inn offers six romantic guests rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, four with fireplaces. The rooms are decorated in a traditional style with antique pieces and a touch of elegant whimsy. Let us pamper you with our gourmet breakfast. This restored shipbuilders mansion is the perfect inn for a Southern Maine getaway. Learn More
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 midcoast Maine has to offer! Come discover why the Belmont Inn is a favorite destination for travelers! Learn More
Ideal Ocean Avenue location halfway between Colony Beach and Dock Square shops and restaurants just a half mile in either direction. A comfortable relaxing setting with spa quality paraben-free products from the Dead Sea - not found in any store with many health benefits! Four Queen ensuite rooms plus two 2 room suites. Farm to Table Breakfast sourced by our own Triple L Family Farm and other great local farms featuring Organic Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Organic Vegetables, Blueberries, Fresh Coffee and Tea from Kennebunkport Coffee Roasters. 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
Discover one of Kennebunkport's finest historic Inns. Understated, casual luxury and modern comforts coupled with traditional New England charm. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood a short stroll from bustling shops, restaurants and art galleries in Kennebunkport's Dock Square. Our 6 guest rooms are well appointed with queen beds, private bathrooms, 5 with fireplaces and 3 with 2-person spa tubs. A three course breakfast is prepared fresh each morning using local and organic ingredients. Coffee and hot drinks are available 24 hours a day and fresh baked cookies are offered in the afternoons. Learn More
Whether you prefer the bed and breakfast feel, a hotel room or want a romantic island getaway in your own seaside cottage, our accommodations are everything you expect from a historical Maine coast inn – and much more. Newagen Seaside Inn is nestled on 20 acres of pristine oceanfront property, at the tip of Southport Island. Classic cottage-style guest rooms, suites and charming cottages feature views of the expansive lawns and rocky coastline. Restaurant and bar on property. Rate includes breakfast and access to the Inn’s amenities. Learn More
An Oceanview Bed and Breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full Breakfast on our Oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-Smoking. Open Year Round. Learn More
Great location, steps from Main St. and Camden Harbor, our 1864 Greek revival bed and breakfast begins each day with a fresh two course breakfast. Newly renovated gardens, decks and firepit create a private retreat, with mountain views and hiking trail access, all within walking distance to area dining, shopping, hiking, sailing, kayaking, skiing and lobsters. Eight well-appointed, meticulously clean, air conditioned en-suite guest rooms, with free wifi and large smart tvs, some featuring private entrances and decks, gas fireplaces and soaking tubs. 24 hour complimentary guest pantry. Book direct and save! Learn More
A Maine tradition for over 60 years! 54 spacious and comfortable guestrooms with water views & balconies. Executive Chef Steven Richards (Maine Lobster Chef of the Year) is at the helm of our full service restaurant which features panoramic windows offering diners an unsurpassed view of the working waterfront. Lunch & dinner served 6 days a week. Lounge & patio deck also feature breathtaking views of the harbor. Prime location in the center of town is close to shops, restaurants, galleries & boating. The best in waterfront lodging & dining at the hub of the harbor. Learn More
Upscale yet casual. Fine lodging; sumptuous breakfasts; endless amenities and authentic hospitality! Village location ideal for exploring the area’s four-season attractions - just a 4-minute walk to Camden’s harbor, shops and restaurants! Nine impeccably decorated guest rooms and luxury suites; three fireplace sitting areas, an intimate dining room; welcoming decks and a patio with fire pit provide opportunities to relax and recharge. Over-sized whirlpool tubs; fireplaces; spa showers, fresh flowers; plush robes; locally made chocolates; onsite massages and more! Bountiful multi-course epicurean candlelit breakfasts. Fun packages and money saving specials; book Direct and Save! 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
Elms of Camden is an authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. Our bed and breakfast is 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. For your convenience, a guest pantry is available 24/7 with a small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and a Keurig beverage station. 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
Enjoy luxury accommodations in a historic Sea Captain’s home. Step back in time and enjoy one of our nine guest rooms as if you were a guest of Captain Nickels himself. Upgrade your stay with one of our suites, both offer stunning views from their decks of our six-acre lawn and Penobscot Bay. Awaken to the smell of our chef’s choice breakfast served each morning in our dining room or solarium. Unwind from a whirlwind day of exploring Maine’s MidCoast in one of our two parlors. Take a stroll to the water and enjoy classic adirondack chairs on the bay’s edge. Learn More
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! Learn More
Modern, elegant, historic inn. Your perfect southern Maine getaway! Newly updated inn offers a uniquely modern experience with superb comfort. Featuring Frette fine linens and bath robes, designer toiletries, flat screen TVs, gas fireplaces (in most rooms) and exceptional 3-course breakfast. The Inn creates an ambiance where guests feel pampered and cared for. Beautifully landscaped gardens and a lovely brick patio invite guests to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Convenient, quiet location just a short walk to wonderful restaurants, art galleries and the unique shops of Dock Square. Only one mile from Kennebunk’s beautiful sandy beaches. 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
Built in 1772, The Bliss Farm Inn is a year-round bed and breakfast that allows guests to take a step back in time without sacrificing any of today's modern luxuries. Located just 10 minutes from Freeport and 15 from Brunswick, Durham is set in the rolling hills and farmland adjacent to the Androscoggin River. Bliss Farm Inn is a special place providing guests true farm-to-table breakfasts, 24 hour snacks and beverages, and all of the simple charms and romance of a historic hideaway! Learn More
A historic piece of Portland's vibrant West End, our guest house is designed to make you feel like a true Portlander. Located in the heart of one of the country’s most happening cities, Blind Tiger offers an easygoing style and creative design in an intimate setting, for an experience that embodies the spirit of Portland. Learn More
Spectacular four-season, lakefront bed and breakfast resort. The aroma of our signature breakfast awakens you each morning before heading out to experience our divine outdoor space. Fresh. Hip. Relaxing. Perfectly perched at the base of Maine’s White Mountains, in the lakes region of Waterford. Our modern farmhouse offers a four-season retreat. Modern services and amenities that today’s authentic traveler craves. In winter, we are right off the snowmobile trails plus snowshoe or cross country skiing on property with weekend Pub! Learn More
A country inn with spectacular mountain views, combining classic Mission style design with contemporary elegance. Highly acclaimed on-site restaurant and lively pub are run by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner. Accommodations combine antique charm with updated, modern amenities. King beds, private baths, TV/DVD and full country breakfast. Surrounded by lakes and mountains with activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, antiquing, outlet shopping, golf, fishing and many scenic drives. Open year-round. 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
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 Historic Jeremiah Mason House Mansion, built in 1859, is located in the charming village of Limerick. We are centrally located to many activities and adventures this beautiful region offers. Just 50 min from Portland and very close to the Sebago Lake Region. 55 Min to North Conway Outlets and Ski areas. Our rural country setting offers biking, hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, swimming and many winter activities. Just 40 min from Old Orchard Beach with its gorgeous 7 mile stretch of beach. Learn More
This historic Inn is an 1870's Victorian bed and breakfast, situated atop Dirigo Hill and overlooking the picturesque waters of Southwest Harbor. Located on Mt Desert Island near Bar Harbor and world-famous Acadia National Park. The Inn is within walking distance of wonderful restaurants, shopping, marinas, and lobster wharves. The Bowsprit Bar at the Harbour Cottage Inn also offers guests a relaxed evening on the beautiful deck and porch. 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
If you prefer more of a resort experience, Maine is home to some of the finest four star hotels and resorts that provide sumptuous lodging, spa services and romance packages for couples – like the Cliff House in Ogunquit, so your Champagne and chocolates are in your suite upon arrival – awaiting your sweetheart along with an in-room fireplace and Jacuzzi tub for two.
Spend the day touring lighthouses or on a lobster boat tour and return to your romantic inn each evening for cocktails on the deck overlooking the ocean, or a fireside hot toddy in winter. Listening to the sounds of waves as you sleep in your four poster bed under down duvets is quite seductive even for the skeptic.
Maine ski resorts and lakes have romantic bed and breakfasts open in summer, winter and fall. Luxurious rooms with a view of the mountains, the ski slopes or the lake shore, are perfect for the adventurous couple who enjoys skiing, or hiking and biking by day, and fine dining and relaxing in the evening. Part of the romance of Maine is being waterfront – whether by the sea or the lakes and rivers, there is a peace and tranquility that comes from nature and provides an opportunity for romance like no other.
Another aspect of romance is fine dining and wine served in elegant settings and many of Maine’s best inns, hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts capture this with thoughtful decor and delicious local food served nightly by candlelight and for breakfast each morning.
Maine is a gay friendly state, many romantic inns welcome gay and lesbian couples, you can even get married in Maine. Portland and most noteably, Ogunquit have a lively gay community.
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