Romantic Places in Maine
Sandy beaches, ship captain’s homes and historic colonial buildings.
A sophisticated coastal village and summer home to a president.
Captain Fairfield Inn
Captain Lord Mansion
Pleasant and Green Streets
T: +1 207 967-3141. 16 room b&b. US$ 195-
Meticulously restored 1812 Federal home, this traditional hotel is located in Kennebunkport’s historic residential area.
Greater Portland Area
Explore Portland’s cobblestoned Old Port, then take the Casco Ferry to Peaks Island, an enclave favored by artists and creative types
Inn on Peaks Island
33 Island Ave.
Peaks Island, ME
T: +1 207 766-5200. 7 rooms. US$ 199-
The inn and restaurant is located a 15 minute ferry ride from Portland’s historic Old Port.
Quintessential Maine with its rolling hills, artist retreats and quaint coastal villages is found between Portland and the great outdoors of Acadia National Park. It includes Camden, a popular summer resort town.
Located in beautiful Penobscot Bay, Camden is a picture-perfect harbour town with steep rocky cliffs, 18th century windjammers, and a mountain backdrop. Drive 2.5 hours north of Kennebunkport to reach it.
Inn at Sunrise Point
T: +1 207 236-7716. 3 guestrooms & 5 cottages b&b. US$ 170-
The Inn is an upscale shingle-style “cottage” b&b owned by a travel book author. This romantic getaway sits on 4 acres of lawn and rocky shore in a secluded area outside bustling Camden. Guestrooms overlook the ocean.
Berry Manor Inn
81 Talbot Ave.
T: +1 207 596-7696. 12 room b&b
Historic luxury 4 diamond inn located in a quiet residential area just blocks from downtown.
-Down East & Acadia Region-
The easternmost part of Maine contains mysterious off-shore islands and beautiful Acadia National Park. This frontier region is located just north of Central Maine coastal region.
Mount Desert Island
Aristocrats, nature lovers and renowned painters—including Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church—summered here. John D. Rockerfeller donated 11,000 acres of his beloved Maine retreat to the national park service.
Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island
By the 1880’s Bar Harbor, a harbor town surrounded by Acadia National Park on three sides and the Atlantic Ocean on the fourth, had blossomed into a summer social capitol. Today you’ll find arts festivals, restaurants and high-end boutique shops.
16 The Field
Bar Harbor, Maine
T: +1 207 288-9552. 10 room b&b. US$ 195-
Located in a peaceful garden setting, this tastefully decorated 1885 Tudor house is just a block away from bustling Main St. Some rooms have terrraces with views overlooking Frenchman Bay.
Inn at Bay Ledge
150 Sand Point Road
Bar Harbor, Maine
T: +1 207 288-4204. 10 rooms. US$ 150-
Set on a wooded cliff a few miles outside town, the inn includes a grand piano, a private pebble beach, and tiered terraces with spectacular views over Frenchman Bay.
-Katahdin-Moosehead Lake Region-
A magnificent pristine nature reigns here, beckoning the sportsman and nature lover alike. This wooded inland region includes Maine’s tallest peak, Mt. Katahdin, and its largest fresh water lake, Moosehead Lake.
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake Greenville, ME
T: +1 207 695-4400. 9 rooms. US$ 250-
1917 Cape Cod Colonial with stunning views of Moose Lake. The lodge’s decor is rustic yet refined. It’s a four season resort with onsite restaurant and safari packages.