Romantic Getaways in Maine
Maine’s picturesque landscapes and waterways effortlessly meet the needs of a perfect romantic getaway. From dramatic coastal scenes dotted with lighthouses and islands, to off-the-beaten-path glamping there’s so much for couples to discover together. In addition to that wonderous natural beauty, Maine’s cuisine and art offerings also present a world of excellence to enjoy. Slow down, adventure into the great outdoors, relish city nightlife and relax in luxurious experiences. Your Maine getaway (with your main person) is here.
Seaside & Island Escapes
The coast of Maine has inspired artists for generations – and it’s easy to see why when you visit. Wake up to postcard-worthy views with your favorite person, hop aboard a boat tour, and at the end of the day, savor fresh lobster and seafood pulled from the very waters you were admiring.
- Grey Havens Inn (Georgetown): This charming waterfront inn boasts a second and third floor of guest rooms, with four extra-romantic turret rooms that offer 270-degree panoramic ocean views. Nearby is Reid State Park, a fantastic spot for hiking, exploring, spotting islands and lighthouses, or just relaxing on the silky sands. After a day in the park, dine on local cuisine at the inn’s signature restaurant BLUE.
- Salt Cottages (Bar Harbor): These new, adorable waterfront cottages and hotel lodges offer just the right combination of charm, privacy, comfort and fun. Overlooking the Frenchman Bay, the cottages are outfitted with coastal chic attire. And right outside your door is the lively town of Bar Harbor, offering plentiful shopping, dining and tours.
- Samoset Resort (Rockport): 230 waterfront acres offer breathtaking views, but there’s also an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, fire pits and of course, a shimmering (heated) swimming pool. From their property, you can walk the stone path out to the iconic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. The town of Rockport and neighboring areas offer endless year-round fun including museums, a winery and award-winning dining.
- The Island Inn (Monhegan Island): Located 10 miles off the coast of MidCoast Maine is the picturesque Monhegan Island, remarkable in its history and present-day achievements as a working lobster fishing village and internationally recognized art community. Enjoy events like al fresco painting workshops inspired by the artistic community, or settle back in one of their Adirondack chairs to take in the view.
- Inn at Diamond Cove (Great Diamond Island): Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland’s Old Port is the Inn at Diamond Cove. These elegant condo accommodations offer privacy, space and comfort for your getaway. Enjoy the inn’s dining options, relax in the pool, or rent a bike and ride down to the famous sea glass beach.
On the Town Fun
If your romantic getaway calls for privacy and relaxation without skimping on superb dining options, shopping and museums that Maine’s towns and cities offer, an in-town escape may be just what is called for.
Step outside your elegant inn or hotel and walk into town for a day full of possibilities.
- The Francis (Portland): Perfectly positioned within walking distance to all Portland has to offer, The Francis combines historic charm with tasteful décor and modern amenities. Just outside your door is the fantastic city of Portland, known for its excellent culinary scene, eclectic shopping, and nearby sightseeing and attractions. End the day back at The Francis with a private couples massage at their on-site spa.
- The Lincoln Hotel (Biddeford): Discover the surging cultural and culinary scene of Biddeford from the comfort The Lincoln Hotel. Housed in a former mill, today the space sparkles with modern furnishings and a cozy atmosphere. Grab a cocktail at the lively lobby bar, then head out to experience one of Maine’s hippest towns.
- 1802 House Bed and Breakfast (Kennebunkport): This historic Colonial inn is outfitted with plush and modern amenities and offers a three-course breakfast every morning. It’s just a short walk to the coastal fun of the Kennebunks where you can shop, eat and peruse the galleries.
What is it about staying by a lake that just makes life better? Perhaps it is witnessing the sun rise across the calm surface, or the feeling of casting a line deep into the lake’s depths. It could be the call of the loons at dusk, or the way the stars are reflected in a dazzling display.
- Blair Hill Inn (Greenville): Wake to panoramic views of Maine’s largest lake, Moosehead Lake from your elegant room. Later, head out with your partner to explore the property’s 79 acres with private hiking trails, scenic overlooks, a trout pond, fields and woodlands. Combining the best of adventure with luxury, the inn offers a gourmet restaurant, full-service bar and fitness center.
- Migis Lodge (South Casco): At this premier lakeside resort, you can choose to stay in the classic Main Lodge, or opt for extra privacy in one of 35 cottages nestled across 125 acres of pine forest that stretches along Sebago Lake’s shoreline. Stay active together with a game of tennis, or experience the thrill of going waterskiing, kayaking or sailing. Head to the open-air massage cabins for some extra pampering, and dine on fresh seafood with the shimmering lake as your backdrop.
Glamping and Treehouse Stays
Perhaps you and your partner crave accommodation as unique as you are for an unforgettable trip. Discover the plush comforts of Maine’s glamping locations, spanning yurts, wagons and wall tents. If it’s whimsical, storybook-worthy lodging you seek, you can dream among the branches at one of Maine’s treehouse stays.