Offering luxury and prestige, resorts in Maine feature exceptional amenities in gorgeous settings, whether oceanside, surrounded by lush forests or with a bird’s-eye view in the Maine mountains. We pride ourselves on reaching the height of hospitality, and our top resorts do exactly that.
Some resorts are open year-round, others seasonally. Together, they offer the best in warm-weather activities like boating and beach sports, and cool-weather sports including skiing and snowmobiling. Check individual resort websites for seasons and activities.
With 12 peaks of at least 4,000 feet, Maine’s mountains rise to an impressive height for hikers and climbers. The valleys below offer the kind of depth that quickens the pulses of Alpine and Nordic skiers. And the breadth of lodging accommodations in Maine’s mountains offers something special for everyone.
This is four-season country at its best, with outdoor activities that range from the challenging to the serene — from skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowmobiling to hiking, biking, swimming and golf. Your resort lodging options run the full range too. Cabins, hotels, condos and, of course, chalets. With whatever features and amenities meet your fancy.
Located in Newry, Maine, Sunday River ski resort offers seven days of fun, adventure and inspiration whatever time of year you visit. Sunday River is one of the largest and most popular ski resorts in Maine. One reason is sheer numbers. That is, a vertical drop of 2,340 feet, the second-greatest in Maine and sixth in all of New England. For downhill skiers, it truly is the height of adventure, just as it is for rock climbers in summer.
Sunday River also features great dining, shopping, a relaxing spa and a calendar of year-round special resort events. When folks think of Maine family resorts in the Maine Mountains, they think very highly — and fondly — of Sunday River.
You really can’t miss Sugarloaf Ski Resort. First, all you have to do is look up. At 4,250 feet, it’s the second-highest mountain in Maine. Second, one look at everything this mountain resort in the Carrabasset Valley has to offer and you’ll understand why Sugarloaf is as loveable as it is legendary.
Let’s start with snow. As powdery and plentiful as nature serves it up. Once that happens, you’re primed for skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, snow tubing, snowshoeing — snow everything, with all the warm, cozy activities that follow. When the snow goes, make way for warmer weather fun, adventure and, yes, reggae. Sugarloaf’s Reggae Festival is listed by SKI Magazine as one of North America’s best spring festivals. So, lively up and experience it for yourself.
Resorts Near Good Food
Maine has become a foodie-friendly destination in recent times, and our resorts are no exception. The menu choices, use of locally sourced Maine ingredients, preparation and presentation are, in fact, exceptional. In other words, these are some good eats.
Harborside Hotel and Spa
Harborside Hotel and Spa has La Bella Vita — an authentic Italian restaurant — as well as a wine bar, a next-door lobster pound and a poolside bar.
The Cliff House
The Cliff House offers guests the choice of the Tiller Restaurant or a lobster shack for more casual fare.
Spruce Point Inn
Spruce Point Inn in Boothbay Harbor has complimentary children’s activities like the Lighthouse Camp and Kids’ Night Out.
Bar Harbor Inn
With afternoon cookies, an infinity pool, and two restaurants, Bar Harbor Inn is the perfect location for the whole family.
Whatever style of accommodations you desire, Maine has a resort to match, with unparalleled hospitality wherever you go.