1 . Dunes on the Waterfront

Ogunquit, Maine

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Maine's beauty unfolds in the pristine natural environment of The Dunes on the Waterfront! Take advantage of the sea and beauty of Maine during your stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront, where picturesque scenes and outstanding amenities make for a memorable stay. The Dunes on the Waterfront features one- to two-bedroom guestrooms as well as multiple room cottages with all the comforts of home and more. Expect outdoor lounging, cozy fireplaces, and a crisp New England style. A stay at The Dunes on the Waterfront puts you near a number of family-friendly attractions that are sure to create lasting memories. York’s Wild Animal Kingdom is a family-oriented zoo and amusement park that is a favorite at any age. For a bit of adventure, head to Monkey Trucks for an afternoon of ziplining, or get some hands on learning at the Children’s Museum. Of course, Ogunquit Beach, right outside the Waterfront, is always the perfect spot to soak in the simple life of this Maine oasis!

Address

P.O. Box 917, 518 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Fun facts

Ogunquit translates to "beautiful place by the sea."

Related Onsite Offerings

While staying at The Dunes on the Waterfront, enjoy a number of added pleasures including wireless internet, a heated outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, direct access to Ogunquit Beach, beautifully landscaped grounds, miles of hiking trails, and dock fishing.

2 . New England Outdoor Center

Millinocket, Maine

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A North Woods adventure center overlooking the sparkling shores of overlooking Millinocket Lake, New England Outdoor Center invites you to rekindle your spirit in beautiful Maine. Home of Twin Pine Cabins, you'll have an array of lodging options that are both rustic and refined. Whether you're looking for a family vacation or a romantic rendezvous, there's a cabin to fit your needs. Sleeping up to 12, you'll enjoy spacious lodgings and beautiful backcountry scenery. When adventure calls, you'll answer! Kayak the sparkling lake waters, toss in a line on a fishing expedition, or set off on a pontoon ride. If you'd prefer to stay dry, hike through the pine-lined nature trails. Up your adrenaline on whitewater rafting excursions. When the winter wonderland arrives, snowmobile through the snow-covered terrain or explore at a slower speed while snowshoeing and cross country skiing!

Address

Fire Road 20D, Millinocket, Maine 04462

Highlights

Registered Maine Guides have an average of 30 years experience and are more than happy to help you bag that trophy buck on a guided hunting trip!

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No matter what kind of fishing you prefer, you're sure to reel in fun here! Fly fish for brook trout or cast out for a smallmouth bass battle. And, ice fishing creates even more potential big fish tales!

3 . Northern Outdoors

The Forks, Maine

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Maine's outdoor adventures are always just outside your door at Northern Outdoor! This outdoor oasis has lodging options ranging from campsites and guestrooms to condos and cottages. Their cottages are a great choice for a visiting family with three locations: the convenient Forks Resort, the secluded and tranquil Maine Lakeside Cabins, and the wilderness surrounded Penobscot Outdoor Center. You’ll find modern amenities and comforts to fit your whole family at each stay. Northern Lights is the place for ultimate outdoor excitement! The Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers are home to the heart-pumping rush of white-water rafting that the whole family will love. When snow covers the ground, the snowmobile trails take you through breathtaking terrain. Everywhere you look is a playground with hiking, golfing, boating, and floating. Make memories that will last a lifetime with Northern Outdoors!

Address

1771 US Route 201, PO Box 100, The Forks, Maine 04985

Related activities

If hunting is what you are looking for, make your next hunting trip plans with Northern Outdoors where you'll experience trophy whitetails.

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Located at The Forks Resort Center, enjoy the unique tastes of the on-site Maine brewery Kennebec River Brewery.

4 . Maine Stay Inn & Cottages

Kennebunkport, Maine

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As one of Kennebunkport's few small hotels, Maine Stay Inn & Cottages offers a tranquil stay removed from the hectic life but still just a short drive from the nearby New England attractions. The Main House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by 11 quaint yet high-quality cottages that exude New England elegance. Romantic suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzis are perfect for couples while family suites house the whole gang with two bedrooms and double beds. If you're looking to make some Maine memories, you've found the right place. The alluring scent of sea salt wafts in with the cool ocean breezes and the mild temperatures of Southern Maine’s magnificent rocky coastline and long sandy beaches combine to make one relaxing retreat. When the chilly weather arrives, enjoy horse-drawn carriage or sleigh rides through the historic district and take in the exquisite foliage. The solace of winter provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Opportunities for cross country skiing, antiquing, and shopping abound!

Address

34 Maine Street, PO Box 500 A, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Highlights

Sample some of the area's famous fresh seafood and enjoy the exquisite art galleries!

Related activities

Take day trips to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Boston, Salem, or up the rocky coast to Portland!

5 . Linekin Bay Resort

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 903 - 1071

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Linekin Bay Resort combines tranquil surroundings and aquatic adventures on Boothbay Harbor! With a variety of accommodation choices, there is the perfect stay for the whole family, no matter how big or small, at Linekin Bay Resort. One- to two-bedroom cabins feature private baths and front decks overlooking either the bay or secluded in a wooded setting. Lodge rooms offer spacious living and waterfront views. Located in Boothbay Harbor, Linekin Bay Resort has a long list of family fun only steps from the door. As a sailing resort, a favorite activity for everyone in the family is to head out into the bay and flash your sails. Of course, there’s plenty of other water excitement! From kayaking and canoeing to fishing and swimming, there’s something for everyone. Take a day trip to the cliffs of Monhegan Island or check out the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.

Address

92 Wall Point Road, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538

Fun facts

Originally bought in 1909, today's Main Lodge contains the original stairs and fireplace from the two story cottage built by the owners.

Related Onsite Offerings

Come by land or sea to the Waterfront Bar where you can enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying beautiful views of the bay.

6 . The Birches Resort

Rockwood, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 328 - 9816

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Uncover four seasons of outdoor adventures at The Birches Resort! Located on a privately-owned, 11,000-acre nature preserve, this outdoor oasis abounds with natural fun. When the summer sun shines, enjoy canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking. The shores of Moosehead Lake await just outside your door for aquatic adventures. When the property is coated in snow, cross country skiing and snowmobiling are the activities of choice. Continue the activities onsite, where a state-of-the-art fitness center will get your heart pumping. Rustic yet refined cabins serve as your home away from home, showcasing Maine's natural beauty. Upgrade to a cottage or private home and indulge in amenities like satellite television, hot tubs, fireplaces, and breakfast nooks. These lodgings are great for family reunions or romantic retreats. There's a reason to visit The Birches every season!

Address

P.O. Box 41, Rockwood, ME 04478

Related activities

Avid anglers will be hooked year round! Fly fish in the summer and bundle up for fantastic ice fishing in the winter!

Related Onsite Offerings

The Birches Resort Restaurant offers scrumptious, lakeside dinners with vegetarian and kids options!

7 . Wilsons on Moosehead Lake

Greenville Junction, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 223 - 2685

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Overlooking pristine lake waters in the heart of Maine's North Woods, Wilsons on Moosehead Lake is an outdoor enthusiast's dream! Year-round adventure will entertain all ages. Cast out a line on Moosehead Lake and reel in trout, bass, salmon, and more. Hike through the lush nature trails, catch a tan on the sandy beach, or set off on a hunting expedition. When the winter wonderland arrives, snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and more mean the fun never hibernates. With views of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains, theses cottages keep you in touch with Mother Nature. Launching and docking facilities allow you to experience aquatic adventures, picnic areas are perfect for family meals, and fire pits are prime for roasting marshmallows. Kick up your feet and soak in the simple life!

Address

RT. 15 - Rockwood Rd., Greenville Jct., Maine 04442

Highlights

There are several remote ponds for native brook trout and world-class small mouth bass fishing nearby!

Related activities

Enjoy several hunting seasons including partridge, rabbit, moose, and deer when the leaves change color in the fall!

8 . Whisperwood Lodge and Cottages

Belgrade, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 465 - 3983

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Whisperwood Lodge and Cottages. The name alone conjures up images of a tranquil backcountry setting, set amidst majestic trees and soothing waters. Overlooking the fish-filled shores of Salmon Lake, Whisperwood is famous for its largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing. When you're not hauling the the trophies, canoe or kayak the scenic lake shores. Stay on dry land and hike through the lush nature trails or golf at the two nearby courses! Fun continues onsite, where the Recreation Hall awaits with activities like table tennis, billiards, darts, air hockey, and video arcade games. Settle into your cozy cottage, which overlook the lake and are the perfect place to soak in the simple life. Enjoy the breathtaking views and keep in touch with the world with free wireless internet. Whisperwood is a quiet stay that really makes some noise!

Address

103 Taylor Woods Rd., Belgrade, ME 04917

Related activities

Arrange a guided trip to learn about Maine's unique flora and fauna. Water-lovers can explore the area on a canoe while landlubbers will enjoy nature hikes.

Related Onsite Offerings

Rent a 14-foot fishing boat and head out onto the lake for some fantastic fishing!

9 . West Branch Pond Camps

Greenville, Maine

CALL DIRECT: +1 (207) 695 - 2561

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West Branch Pond Camps outfits your Maine vacation with the gift of true American tradition. From American Plan tradition cabins, to complimentary boarding and boats, the remote wilderness has never felt more like home. Set your pace for adventure and adopt a new perspective exploring Moosehead Lake country, sporting camp-style. Authentic, lakefront cabins offer warmth by the fire, light by lantern, and all the amenities of your very own lake home. If you'd like to experience some nearby outdoor adventures, just step outside into the idyllic North Woods. Surrounded by lush landscape, nature hikes put the breathtaking flora and fauna on full display. Fishing, berry-picking, and canoeing abound in the summer while the winter wonderland offers cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Your adventures run year round at West Branch Pond Camps!

Address

Box 1153, Greenville, Maine 04441

Highlights

Enjoy a flower-dotted landscape when you hike through trails during the spring and summer. Vibrant buttercups paint the earth with bright yellow!

Related activities

During the spring, you're sure to catch a boatload of trout in the lakes and rivers!

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