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Rolling mountains, rocky coastlines, and picturesque waterways make Maine your perfect nature retreat. Soak in the simple life cradled by towering pine trees or breathe in the salty sea breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. Fantastic trout, bass, and salmon fishing headline the aquatic adventures while nature hikes and cross country skiing expeditions allow you to explore the dry landscape. Sample the fresh seafood or go shopping. Just because you're getting away from it all doesn't mean you have to be away from all the attractions. These cottages exude rustic elegance and provide the premier base camp for your New England adventures!
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Dunes on the Waterfront

Ogunquit, Maine

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+1 (207) 613 - 7706

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.

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Northern Outdoors

The Forks, Maine

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+1 (866) 623 - 6254

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!

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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.

Related Onsite Offerings

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

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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!

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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!

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+1 (877) 801 - 9871

Close your eyes and point somewhere on a map of Maine, and you're likely to choose somewhere with overwhelming natural beauty. But there is perhaps no place this is more true than the Lodge at Camden Hills!

As one of the Camden's most scenic properties, guests are naturally encouraged to spend as much time as possible outside. But that's not to say that the interior of your cottage isn't anything special! Quite the opposite, in fact, as inside you'll find well-appointed, clean, and comfortable lodging, all with a spectacular deck view. When you do get outside, however, you'll be treated to the beautiful beaches, charming sailboats, and towering firs Maine is famous for. The only question is this: Why aren't you already here?!

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186 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843

Highlights

All returning guests receive 10% off new reservations, all year.

Fun facts

The Lodge is more than 40 years old!

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Linekin Bay Resort

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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+1 (866) 903 - 1071

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.

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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.

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The Birches Resort

Rockwood, Maine

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+1 (888) 328 - 9816

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!

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Wilsons on Moosehead Lake

Moosehead, Maine

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+1 (866) 223 - 2685

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!

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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!

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+1 (207) 633 - 5082

Rich in history Harborfields Waterfront Vacation Cottages has been providing unforgettable waterfront getaways since 1948.

Looking out from the lush Maine coastline the resort is an secluded and peaceful location to enjoy the breathtaking natural surroundings. This resort is all about relaxing and enjoying the outdoor fun the area offers. Each of the nine cabins for rent is unique and designed to connect visitors with nature and the rustic charm of the region. The cabins feature a full kitchen to easily prepare meals, fireplace/wood stove with firewood included and bathroom with running water. The resort has no televisions, radios or telephones, to keep in line with the connecting to nature theme. The cabins are directly on the waterfront and renters can make use of the dock, beach and rowboats. The resort has sailboats and skiffs for rental on site. They welcome boat owners and the docks are open to renters. Fishing is a big attraction here and with the purchase of a Maine coastal fishing license anyone can fish here. Boothbay Harbor is a scenic area filled with attractions for visitors to enjoy. Take a boat ride to the postcard like Burnt Island Lighthouse. Get a unique perspective of the coastline from Charles Thorpe Park or head over the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Disconnect with the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with yourself and nature at Harborfields Waterfront Vacation Cottages.

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Harborfields, Inc., PO Box 524, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575

Highlights

If your traveling with children check out the Maine State Aquarium and The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Studies. Both locations are fun, educational and will leave memories that will last a lifetime.

Fun facts

The property the resort sits on has been in the Thorpe family since 1832

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+1 (207) 677 - 3355

Stay in any of Riverview Lobster Pound Cottages and you'll enjoy terrific hospitality, beautiful amenities, and gorgeous natural surroundings!

Simply step outside and witness the miles of Atlantic Ocean views against the gorgeous coastline. Every Riverview Lobster Pound Cottage comes complete with an assurance of quality- you're going to absolutely love it. Use your fully-equipped kitchen to steam some famous Maine lobsters, or take a nap on any of your stupendously cozy furniture. The cottages remain a worthwhile venture regardless of season- even winter, where you'll stay toasty warm and by privy to a wealth of snowshoeing and snowmobiling opportunities. Just make sure you take a stroll down the lane to Pemaquid Lighthouse, where you'll enjoy unmatched (and unforgettable) scenic beauty.

Address

214 Harrington Rd, Pemaquid, ME 04558

Related activities

Check out the Pemaquid Beach Park, a beautiful crescent shaped white sand beach open to the public for a nominal fee.

Fun facts

Nearby St. Patrick's Church was built in 1808, making it the oldest surviving Catholic Church in New England.

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West Branch Pond Camps

Greenville, Maine

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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!

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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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