Accommodation September 19, 2018
Skip The Hotel Room And Stay At One Of These 10 Unique Lodgings In Maine
They don’t call Maine Vacationland for nothing. It’s the best place to come and get away from things for a while. Whether you’re taking in the salty air on the coast or getting back to nature in the woods, a trip to Maine can fix just about anything. The quaint towns and larger cities have plenty of places to choose from when it comes to overnight stays, but you don’t need to do the same ol’ thing every time. There are lots of unique places to stay in Maine. So, check them out and consider making your next visit something truly special.
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1. The Stephen Taber, Rockland
This overnight boat excursion is one of the most uniquely Maine trips you can take. Set sail on a three-, four- or six-day windjammer cruise that includes meals and lots of educational moments. After boarding the boat and receiving an introduction from the caption, there's no set itinerary aside from the promise of three delicious meals and many snacks every day. They sail through October, so book as soon as you can if you want to do it before the season is over. The Schooner Stephen Taber is located at Windjammer Wharf, off of 40 Tilson Ave. in Rockland.
2. Riggs Cove Rentals, Georgetown
Located in Robinhood Cove Marina, at the Kennebec/Sheepscot River basin, Riggs Cove Rentals has a fleet of rentable houseboats taking seaside trips to a whole new level. Each one is beautifully decorated and comes with hotel amenities, including a TV, DVD player and kitchen. You'll even get two kayaks and a smaller motorized boat to fully explore the area. Learn more about them
3. The Crooked River Tiny House, Waterford
Great places to stay don't have to take up much space. The Crooked River Tiny house is located along the banks of the Crooked River and it offers lots in the way of fun. From tubing in the summer to warm fires and snuggles in the winter, this little (literally!) slice of paradise is very special. It's only about an hour from Portland, making your off-grid adventure feel very accessible. Learn more about it, including how to book
4. The Migis Lodge and Cottages, Sebago Lake
Another wonderful Sebago Lake option is staying at one of the most historical places in the area. The Migis has been around since 1916 and offers 25 cottages along the lake. You can also choose to stay in the main lodge for something more traditional. They're located at: 30 Migis Lodge Rd., South Casco.
5. Sebago Lake Campgroun, Sebago Lake
There's lots of coastline in Maine, but we can't forget the beauty of the inland lakes. The best part about these bodies of water are the many camping opportunities that give you great access to boating, fishing and swimming. Things are still warm in Maine, making an autumn camping trip to Sebago Lake totally worth it. You'l experience both sunrise and sunset and probably find some nice peace and quiet as well.
6. The Madawaska Tree House, Georgetown
Sleep amidst the trees in this wonderfully well-appointed tree house. The name "Madawaska" means "where two rivers join," which makes sense given it's beautiful location near where the Back River meets the Kennebec River. There are decks, balconies and hammocks as well as lots of unique design elements inside. Check it out and learn how to book
7. Tidewater Motel, Vinalhaven
While technically a motel, this island spot is unique enough to earn a place on this list. It's close to where the ferry comes in and has lots of rooms with views. Stay in the Crows Nest for views over the harbor, but what really sets it apart is the geologic wonder that happens just below it twice a day. The tide rushes in and out, making a wonderful roar and providing an educational and amazing sight to see. They're located at: 15 Main St., Vinalhaven.
8. TimberStone Adventures, East Stoneham
This isn't any regular resort. This is a treesort! Located in East Stoneham, TimberStone Adventures Treesort offers a way to get close to nature, while also having fun. They've got three beautifully constructed treehouses on the property, each with a completely unique character. The treehouses are located on 50 acres set next to the White Mountain National Forest. And they also have a mile-long disc golf course offering the opportunity to play 18 holes, throwing from ledges more than 15 feet high. They're located at 859 Maine St., East Stoneham.
9. The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor
Forget just having a room, how about an entire island? This private island features a fully restored lighthouse keeper’s home! Guests are taken to the Cuckolds by an official Captain in a restored Navy boat. You'llh have private use of the entire island, which means the entire restored inn. It has a cozy fireplace in the kitchen, making chilly Maine days on the water totally wonderful. A stay also includes prepared meals, afternoon teas and even special touches like lobster bakes and candlelit dinners if requested. You can learn more about it on their Facebook page k
10. Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, The Forks
Get away from it all in the woods! This property features log cabins that are perfectly situated near rafting-friendly rivers and quiet lakes. This place is best for people who want to get outside and experience the best of the Maine outdoors. From rafting to hiking, there are enough things here to keep you busy for days. And, when you're ready to relax just head into the main lodge to visit the beloved. Kennebec River Pub & Brewery. They're located at: 1771 US-201, West Forks, ME .
If you plan your next visit with peak fall foliage, you might want to head to some of
these places. They offer beautiful birds-eye views of the land totally awash in color.