For a real, romantic, New England getaway, Maine is the place to be. The state of Maine is well known for its unique and beautiful landscape. Couples can escape their daily lives to live among the rocky coasts, the rolling mountains and forests. Not to mention, Maine is famous for its seafood: namely, lobster. Couples will be able to find a quiet, forest cabin or an exciting coastal getaway when they prepare to vacation in Maine.
Summer is the perfect time to spend a few days away in Maine, with a climate that makes the weather warm and humid. Winter time is snowy and cold, though if you’re looking for a ski vacation, you’ll definitely find a great place to spend your winter holidays. Cozy bed and breakfasts, historic inns, and coastal resorts await couples seeking the perfect vacation.
Let’s have a a look at the best romantic (weekend) getaways in Maine:
1. Berry Manor Inn
Located in Rockland, the Berry Manor Inn is luxury bed and breakfast that offers all of the stunning elegance of a Victorian manor. The property is nestled among the historical residential area in Rockland, and couples will be able to rest in any of the twelve luxury rooms that the Berry Manor Inn has to offer, from luxury king to deluxe luxury queen bedrooms. Each room is beautifully decorated with all of the luxury amenities that couples could ask for.
Breakfast is served every day at private tables, with fresh and delicious local ingredients. The guest pantry is also stocked with snacks, drinks and even homemade pie. The surrounding area offers couples many different activities to plan during their stay, including beaches, local festivals, art museums and theatres, and even kayaking and paddle-boarding.
2. Moosehead Lake Bed and Breakfast
The Moosehead Lake Bed and Breakfast is perfect for couples who are seeking an authentic experience in the northern Maine woodlands. This private destination is just the place for couples who are seeking seclusion and romance among the stunning views of the rolling mountain hills and the shimmering lake. There are four different rooms and four different suites to choose from, each uniquely decorated with authentic Maine style.
Each morning breakfast awaits in the Moosehead Lake dining room that overlooks the nearby lake on the outside deck. Breakfast consists of different fresh ingredients that will give you energy for the day ahead. No matter if you’re coming in the summer, fall or winter, Moosehead Lake is the perfect location for a wildlife tour, a pontoon float on the lake, or even a full day dog sledding tour in the winter time.
3. Camden Harbour Inn
Nestled along the rocky coast of Maine, the Camden harbour Inn is one of the most exclusive, boutique hotels in the New England area. The Camden Harbour Inn is a historic building that offers all of the authentic architecture and style of days long past. Accommodations at the Camden Harbour Inn include grand suites, luxury suites, and even views of the bay, the harbour, or the sea.
Breakfast is complimentary at the Camden Harbour Inn, with an array of fresh-baked pastries, and a menu of a la carte items, or a buffet of fruit, granola, yogurt and more. The surrounding area of Camden offers many exciting activities for couples to choose from, with a team of specialists at the Inn who will happily help plan each couple’s stay, from sightseeing cruises to offshore islands.
4. Hawthorn Inn Bed and Breakfast
This romantic getaway is located in Camden. The Hawthorn Inn is a delightful little bed and breakfast from 1894, built out of a Victorian style mansion. There are 1.2 acres of property filled with beautiful lawns and gardens. The Hawthorn Inn has 9 different guest rooms and suites with a variety of style and furnishings, and views of the surrounding gardens. Couples will even be able to enjoy a luxury king suite with a whirlpool.
Each day, a two-course breakfast is available with gourmet cooking and delicious, fresh and local ingredients. The menu alternatives between sweet or savory dishes, so your cravings can always be met. Couples who are looking to enjoy everything that this coastal city has to offer can take to the water with a sea kayaking tour, or a stand-up paddle-boarding lesson. Camden also offers any number of fitness and yoga classes for the ultimate relaxation.
5. The Tides Beach Club
The Tides Beach Club is an exclusive hotel – the only waterfront property on Goose Rock beach! The Tides Beach Club is located in Kennebunkport, Maine. Couples will get the most out of this particular hotel and be able to enjoy the sight of the water from the front porch, or from one of the hotel’s guest rooms. There are 21 guest rooms which include 2 suites that look out over the ocean.
Guests will be able to eat in style at the onsite restaurant. There is a delectable menu that includes Maine famous seafood dishes, as well as wine and cocktails. Couples can enjoy unique activities while staying at the Tides Beach Club, including a stargazing party during the summer time. There’s also a shuttle that runs between the hotel and the surrounding town of Kennebunkport.
6. Lord Camden Inn
This premier boutique hotel is located in the heart of Camden. The Lord Camden Inn is surrounded by shops, restaurants and the boardwalk along the water. Couples who love to be part of the action will enjoy staying at this hotel. Accommodations at the Lord Camden Inn include guest rooms and suites that offer fireplaces and views of the river, as well as rooms with full views of the nearby Harbor.
Included with each guests’ stay is a delicious breakfast meal, served every day with Belgian waffles and local and authentic Maine maple syrup. For couples who are looking for a little bit of relaxation, Lord Camden Inn offers in-room massages, as well as helping you plan trips to a local, nearby day spa. The rest of the surrounding Camden area awaits just a few steps from the Inn’s doorsteps, from art to history to outdoor fun like kayaking and nature hikes.
7. 16 Bay View
This luxury hotel is located in Camden, and has been transformed out of an industrial building over 100 years old. Now, this brick building holds 21 different rooms of a boutique hotel, located on Bay View Street, surrounded by shops and restaurants. This is a unique and exclusive experiences that couples will adore. Each room offers a unique and beautiful decor, including suites that overlook the nearby ocean.
16 Bay View boasts both healthy and creative breakfast options, included with your stay. Each morning, guests will be treated to a buffet breakfast in the Vintage Room, or choose to have it delivered right to the bedroom. 16 Bay View also offers in-room therapeutic massages to rejuvenate you after a long day of exploring the surrounding Camden area, or having an adventure on the coast with kayaking and paddle-boarding.
8. Grand Harbor Inn
This waterfront inn is located in the village of Camden, on the edge of a picturesque Maine harbor. The Grand Harbor Inn boasts beautiful New England style architecture with luxury, modern amenities. Couples will have their pick of quiet, deluxe guest rooms or grand, waterfront suites. No matter what room you choose, staying at the Grand Harbor Inn will offer a bit of peace and tranquility, as there are only 10 rooms on the property.
Breakfast is served right to your room, complimentary between the hours of 7:30 am and 10:00 am for those guests who want to sleep in during their vacation. The Grand Harbor Inn even offers vegan and gluten free options for guests with special dietary needs. The Grand Harbor Inn is the perfect place for couples who are looking for a little outdoor recreation, from sea kayaking adventures to a ride on an 86-wooden windjammer boat for a 2-hour tour around the harbor.
9. Spruce Point Inn
Spruce Point Inn, located in Boothbay Harbor, offers an array of different accommodations for guests to choose from, so couples can have their very own private getaway. Rather than cozying up with other guests, couples can hideaway in a free-standing 1950s Lodge, or even a Cottage that can give you the experience of having your very own summer home on the coast of Maine. Of course, there are the rooms at the main building that are perfect for a little cozy getaway, overlooking the sea.
There are three different restaurants on site at Spruce Point Inn, so couples can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner just the way they want it, including a romantic dinner with fresh and local seafood ingredients. There are plenty of local events going on at Boothbay Harbor during the summer months, as well as hiking trails, fishing, sail and kayaking available in the surrounding water.
10. Belfast Bay Inn
Located in the picturesque New England town of Belfast, the Belfast Bay Inn is a luxury hotel with guest rooms and suites that offer any kind of vacation accommodations that couples are looking for. From king sized suites with living areas and private elevators, to quiet guest rooms with beautiful brick walls. Some rooms even from with a fireplace, so couples can have a romantic, cozy atmosphere at the end of the day.
Guests will be served complimentary breakfast each morning at the Belfast Bay Inn, and the surrounding Belfast area offers delicious restaurants from Thai to seafood. With such a central location on the coast, couples will have a blast at summer time festivals held in town, or even a trip to the Acadia National Park, which is only a one-hour drive from the Belfast Bay Inn.
11. Samoset Resort
Located on Penobscot bay, the Samoset Resort is the perfect place for couples who want to be part of all the excitement and activities that coastal Maine has to offer. The Samoset Resort has 178 luxury guestrooms and suites for couples to choose from, each one showing off all of the elegant style that the seaside has to offer. The Samoset Resort offers guests all the comforts of home while giving you the luxury amenities of a top-notch vacation.
There are several different venues for guests to choose from when looking for the perfect dining experience. Couples can enjoy a quiet, romantic dinner with seasonal and local ingredients, or have a fun and casual seaside meal. The Samoset Resort is located on 230 acres of oceanfront property, with activities to match! Couples will have a blast no matter the season, with kayaking in the summer and skiing in the winter.
12. Maine Stay Inn and Cottages
The ideal location for couples seeking a quiet escape, the Maine Stay Inn is nestled along the Historic District of Kennebunkport along an idyllic residential street. Maine Stay Inn offers 6 different rooms in the main house, as well as 11 surrounding cottages for couples who are looking for something a little more secluded. Each cottage suite is designed with its own unique theme, from contemporary design to something a little more romantic.
Maine Stay Inn boasts a creative and interesting gourmet breakfast every morning for guests, using only the freshest ingredients. Each day a new entree is presented, so guests can look forward to always being surprised. The Maine Stay Inn is in close proximity to all of the activities that Kennebunkport has to offer, including the Dock Square. No matter what time of the year, couples will have something fun to do, like hitting the water in the summer and going for a sleigh ride in the winter.
13. 1802 House Bed and Breakfast
For comfort, luxury and an exclusive stay in one of the Distinguished Inns of North America, the 1802 House Bed and Breakfast is the place to go. The 1802 House is a historic bed and breakfast from the Colonial era, complete with modern amenities. Couples can enjoy a quiet, private getaway in any one of the 1802 House’s six guest rooms that offer old-world charm with modern, luxury amenities.
Breakfast at the 1802 House is just as luxurious as the rest of your stay, with a gourmet three-course meal that is made from fresh, local and organic ingredients. Just a short walk away from the Dock Square shops in Kennebunkport, the 1802 House is perfect for any season getaway. Couples can enjoy a quiet night in cuddled in front of the fireplace, or spend the day exploring coastal Maine with water tours and hiking excursions.
14. Waldo Emerson Inn
This romantic bed and breakfast will be perfect for any couples’ vacation getaway. The Waldo Emerson Inn has 264 years of history within its walls, along with modern amenities that make each guest’s stay perfect. There are six different guest rooms, so couples will be able to get away from all the hectic tourism that surrounds the Maine coast. Each room has a working fireplace and private bathrooms.
Daily breakfast is included with room price at the Waldo Emerson Inn, and the surrounding, nearby area of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport offers an array of delicious restaurants for lunch and dinner. Couples can have fun together with any number of coastal Maine activities, such as sailing, hiking, or even a once in a lifetime whale-watching tour. Waldo Emerson Inn is perfect for all seasons, with activities unique to summer, winter, spring and fall.
15. The Cottages at Cabot Cove
Couples who are seeking a quiet, private place to escape to can be sure to find exactly what they’re looking for at the Cottages at Cabot Cove, located in Kennebunkport. There are sixteen different New England style cottages to choose from, perfect for couples who aren’t looking to spend their romantic vacation surrounded by other guests. Instead, they can enjoy being surrounded by the picturesque tidal cove.
Each cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen, and the surrounding area of Cabot Cove and Kennebunkport are full of restaurants that can quench any craving, especially seafood. Couples can enjoy their quiet, rented cottage during the evening, and explore all the exciting coastal activities during the day, like boating, surfing and paddle-boarding in the summer, and sleigh riding, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter.