Luxury Getaways in Maine
Though Maine is full of natural wonder and wildlife, it also has its share of swoon-worthy luxury to indulge in. From splendid resorts overlooking the dramatic coastline to award-winning dining and elegant shops, Maine is ready to offer you a memorable experience full of relaxation and delight.
Where To Stay
At the center of every amazing getaway is an equally amazing place to stay. Maine is dotted with resorts, hotels and inns that offer plentiful comforts, scenic vistas and a whole lot of R & R. Whether you’re looking for water views or urban appeal, these are just a few highlights worth the trip:
Cliff House Inn - Cape Neddick
Aptly named for its location overlooking oceanside cliffs, Cliff House offers a beautiful take on luxury with tasteful décor, an oceanfront spa and wellness center, water-view dining, and more.
Samoset Resort - Camden
Another waterfront gem perched on 230 acres overlooking Penobscot Bay, Samoset Resort is as rich in history as it is in modern day amenities. Featuring an 18-hole championship golf course, oceanfront dining, a “zero entry” pool, a spa and more.
The White Barn Inn - Kennebunkport
A beloved landmark for over 150 years, this inviting inn combines rustic charm with award-winning dining and scrupulous attention to detail.
Inn by the Sea - Cape Elizabeth
Revel in luxury at this inn that offers multiple water views, from the beach-suite guestrooms to the outdoor patios. With notice, your pet can join you for this special retreat. A massage at one of the outdoor spa cabanas allows your troubles to melt away with the ocean breeze.
Blair Hill Inn - Greenville
Watch the sunset from the lawn overlooking Moosehead Lake at the well-appointed and meticulously cared for inn. The spa, both chic and rustic, is housed in a beautifully restored barn and boasts an outdoor therapeutic hot tub and traditional sauna.
The Inn at Ocean’s Edge - Lincolnville
A getaway that offers proximity to downtown attractions without compromising the feeling of a luxurious escape, Ocean’s Edge is perched on the shores of Penobscot Bay, minutes from Camden and Belfast. Whether you choose to soak in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean or explore the beach, the finer things in life are right at your fingertips.
The Claremont - Southwest Harbor
Renovated in the summer of 2021, this 137-year-old grand hotel combines a glamorous history with lush modern accommodations. What’s new: chic cabanas, a heated outdoor swimming pool, an onsite spa, reimagined restaurants and bars, and more spots to enjoy breathtaking views of Somes Sound and Cadillac Mountain.
Interested in more places to unwind? There are plenty more options to explore!
Premier Time To Go
The balmy days of summer and the crisp, cool days of fall present the ideal conditions for a luxury getaway.
Picturesque beach and pool days, opportunities to get on the water, and a thriving food and beverage scene make summertime in Maine a true treat.
What To Eat
When in Maine, come hungry. Our food scene combines quintessential dishes like lobster and seafood with an array of creative, innovative restaurants that will make your tastebuds sing.
We may be biased, but Maine lobster is the best of the best. Our cold, clean waters are the perfect habitat for the sweetest, tenderest meat. Whether you crack into a lobster and dunk it in butter, enjoy it piled high on a soft roll, or catch one fresh on a lobster boat tour, experiencing Maine’s iconic food is a must.
Discover the culinary creativity that is Maine’s farm-to-table cuisine. From coastal Maine to inland areas and cities, chefs source fresh, local ingredients that add regional flavors to every dish.
Experiencing Maine’s food scene firsthand will leave no doubt about its credibility, but we also have the accolades to back it up. From award-winning chefs to restaurant write-ups and national recognition, Maine is known for its unique flavors, local emphasis and fresh-as-can-be approach.
When enjoying an extra-special vacation, bringing home something extra-special for yourself or a loved one will evoke memories of your trip. Maine’s artistic roots and entrepreneurial spirit make for a host of high-end shopping opportunities, from elegant boutiques to imaginative designer studios and makers.
With an impressive array of products by cosmopolitan designers and local artists alike, Maine’s boutiques are worth more than window shopping. In Portland, Judith is the place to find beautifully designed, contemporary womenswear that will last wear after wear, while Zane is a great spot to find a woman’s next favorite pair of look-good, feel-good jeans and funky accessories. Men and women alike will enjoy shopping Dry Goods' high-quality, classic everyday essentials. Camden and Rockland are also great high-end boutique destinations. Shop fourTWELVE in Rockland for simple, coastal elegance and Sugartools in Camden for understated fashion accessories.
Home and Design
Dress up your home with the beauty of Maine. Start with the essentials from Auburn-based Thos Moser furniture, where you’ll find sustainable, classic designs that will last for generations. Chilton Furniture is a treasure trove of original and exclusive pieces — you’ll be inspired after a walk through their Portland showroom.
Next, it’s time to add décor. In Kennebunk, Minka offers greenery, lambswool throws and more to add warmth and life to any room. Northeast Harbor’s Kimball Boutique has an impressively large selection of dishware, sumptuous bed linens, and other home products. Erin Flett’s studio in Gorham is sure to attract your eye with a variety of colorful, handmade products for the home. Your dishware will get an upgrade with AE Ceramic’s beautifully crafted, coastal-inspired creations.
Don’t leave without picking up a copy of Maine Home & Design, the perfect magazine to flip through to find the Maine inspiration you seek.
Other Things To Do
Discover ways to relax, reflect and rejuvenate in Maine. Our beautiful settings of woods and waterways lend themselves well to the art of meditation, restorative fitness and bliss.
With more than 150 golf courses spanning the coast to the mountains, you can spend time on the green with a stunning view.
The sea, good conversation and wine. Need we say more? This Casco Bay-based company offers fine wines and classes aboard a beautiful schooner.
A great way to learn about the breadth of Maine’s food scene with your tastebuds, Maine Foodie tours work with chefs and purveyors, brewmasters, bakers, distillers, chocolatiers and more to bring you the best of the best.
Ready to plan your luxury getaway yet? Get inspired with our Trip Ideas.