Maine's Unique Lodging
It’s only fitting that a state as eclectic and beautiful as Maine would have lodging options that match. If you want your accommodations to be as unique as the rest of your time here, you have plenty of choices. From glamping to playing the role of a lighthouse keeper, Maine has plenty of exceptional ways to stay.
The ultimate in glamping may be a stay in a cozy yurt. Yurts are designed to keep you comfortable in all seasons – large screen windows to let the breezes cool you off in the summer and fireplaces that truly keep out the cold. In the Maine Lakes & Mountains, Frost Mountain Yurts offers year-round pet and eco-friendly yurts on 57 acres of private land, perfect for sledding, x-country skiing and hiking. Near Freeport, Maine Forest Yurts is situated by a pond, great for canoeing or kayaking and near excellent hiking trails.
While many Maine lighthouses are open to the public, only a few allow visitors to spend the night. These truly unique accommodations allow guests to stay in the lighthouse keeper’s quarters. The keeper's house at Pemaquid Point Light in Bristol has a second floor apartment that can be rented by the week. For lodging that’s truly secluded, the keeper's house at Little River Lighthouse in Cutler welcomes guests for an island getaway, June through September. Guests can take in the view from the lighthouse and enjoy dark skies at night for stargazing. The Whitehead Light Station's keeper's house, complete with seven bedrooms, can be rented on select weeks June through October for a private island stay in Penobscot Bay.
For rustically unique lodgings, consider a Maine sporting camp. Relaxation, recreation and delicious home-cooked meals are the pillars of these age-old traditional accommodations. 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. Here you can experience Maine practically the way it was more than 100 years ago, but with today’s modern comforts.
However you define unique, you’re sure to find it in Maine.