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Whitehead Lighthouse sits at the southern entrance to Penobscot Bay in Maine.

Whitehead Lighthouse sits at the southern entrance to Penobscot Bay in Maine.

An Aerial View of Monhegan

An Aerial View of Monhegan

Photo by Mark Warner, from Monhegan

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Maine's Unique Lodging

Grand sea captain's homes and island lighthouse stations are fun to photograph and tour, but in Maine they can also be your vacation accommodations. They are examples of the many unique lodging options that can be found throughout the state.

Many homes built in the 1800s by wealthy captains of Maine sailing ships are now inns and B&Bs welcoming guests to towns like Kennebunkport, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Searsport, Castine and Lubec. These accommodations offer modern comforts in a setting that preserves original architecture, and the furnishings and mementos brought home from far away journeys.

Taking a boat ride to your accommodations only adds to the excitement of a stay in Maine. A boat might take you to a room on a Moosehead Lake peninsula beside a nine-hole golf course and in the shadow of 1,790-foot mountain. Art and nature lovers are ferried to Monhegan Island for a stay at a B&B or historic hotel, while Casco Bay Lines provides service to four Casco Bay islands with oceanview lodging.

Relaxation, recreation and delicious home-cooked meals are the pillars of traditional Maine Sporting Camps. Sporting camps are lake, pond or riverfront properties with a main lodge and individual guest cabins. Most provide guided, fully outfitted fishing, hunting, canoeing or moose watching trips. With three meals served each day, a sporting camp is an economical choice for individuals or families planning a multi-day trip.

Many Maine lighthouses are open to the public, but only a few allow visitors to spend the night. The keeper's house at Pemaquid Point Light in Bristol has a second floor apartment that can be rented by the week, while the spark plug-style Goose Rocks Lighthouse off North Haven Island accommodates up to six for overnight visits. The keeper's house at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler welcomes guests for an island getaway in July and August, and Whitehead Light Station's keeper's house can be rented on select weeks June through September for an island stay in Penobscot Bay.

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