Whether you envision exchanging vows along the rugged coastline at sunrise, enveloped by autumn foliage in the mountains, or nestled into a cozy cabin after an afternoon ceremony overlooking a pristine lake, Maine offers endless romantic backdrops to celebrate your elopement.
And what better way to continue the intimate adventures than by retiring to a charming, peaceful lodging setting built just for two? Here are my top 20 picks for romantic stays perfect for couples eloping across the great state of Maine:
Blue Harbor House - An adults-only B&B in Camden with rooms boasting impressive ocean views outside French doors. Enjoy included multi-course breakfasts to start your day.
Inn at Southwest - Luxury suites (some with fireplaces and jacuzzis) atop seaside cliffs in Southern Maine. Sip complimentary wine while watching the sunset over the harbor.
Hartstone Inn - Elegant Queen Anne Victorian mansion alongside Boothbay Harbor. Includes afternoon tea service and a five-course candlelit breakfast.
Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse - Really earn that lighthouse wedding backdrop by staying at this charming vintage lighthouse keeper’s cottage perched dramatically on an island off the coast of Boothbay peninsula. You’ll be transported!
The Brown House - Stunning modern bed and breakfast nestled into the mountains near Bethel. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame meadow views in rooms with jetted tubs and steam showers.
Evergreen Lodge - Rustic but chic rooms and cabins on a mountain orchard resort offer seasonal fun from the slopes to the trails. Enjoy included gourmet breakfast and evening reception with drinks and appetizers.
Snowfall Ridge Lodge - Brand new Scandinavian-inspired suites (some with private hot tubs) near Sunday River feature cozy gas fireplaces and wooded views, perfect for apres-ski relaxation.
North Woods Lodge - All-inclusive remote lodge and cabin rentals in Northern Maine near miles of snowmobile trails through picturesque wilderness. The on-site sauna helps melt away any lingering winter chill after venturing through the forests.
Maple Hill Farm B&B Inn - Sweeping views of meadows and distant mountains surround this charming farmhouse-turned-B&B an hour north of Portland. Savor included full country breakfasts from their family farm.
Sparrow House - Modern luxe farmhouse near Kennebunkport with a quaint cottage boasting vaulted ceilings, an antique copper tub, and views of a scenic pond from your canopy bed.
The Grey Havens Inn - Gorgeous 1859 sea captain’s mansion in Georgetown features elegant suites with fireplaces and jetted soaking tubs surrounded by English gardens.
The Inn at Brunswick Station - Previously a historic train depot, this spot overlooking the Androscoggin river includes uniquely themed suites with soaking tubs right in the bedrooms themselves. Convenient access to Bowdoin college and surrounding midcoast harbors.
Log Home Lodge B&B - The name says it all—an authentic log cabin B&B near Moosehead Lake “in the middle of nowhere” makes an ideal secluded elopement homebase for exploring Maine’s vast wilderness by boat, on moose safaris, snowmobiling or dog sledding.
Daicey Pond Log Home - Secluded off-the-grid log cabin on 25 acres features a wood burning fireplace, clawfoot tub and unparalleled views across Daicey Pond framed by pockets of aspens turning golden in the early autumn.
Evergreen Shores Camps - Another iconic off-the-grid cabin retreat on Lincoln Lakes nestled among soaring pines along the waterfont. Snowy winters provide front row seats to the Northern Lights emerging from hand-built Jacuzzi hot tubs on site. Bliss!
Lakeside Cabins at Sky Lodge - Brand new luxury cabins built into the hillside rock outcroppings offer dramatic floor-to-ceiling lake views. Enjoy the remoteness and scenery without sacrificing modern amenities like jacuzzi tubs and fine linens!
The Danforth Inn - Stylish downtown Portland warehouse turned inn features elegant suites named after exotic destinations around the world like Morocco, Tanzania and India. Soak in your sleek stand-alone tub before exploring the incredible dining and arts scene just blocks away.
Percy’s Place - A modern boutique stay in the quaint artsy village of Eastport. Minimalist suites sport inset fireplaces andinvite couples to unplug and reconnect in cozy simplicity.
The Charles Inn - Historic upscale landmark hotel in downtown Bangor offers newly renovated accommodations blending modern and Victorian-inspired designs near the waterfront. Built in 1834, it brings old world romance to the Queen City.
16 Bay View Hotel - Camden’s only boutique hotel on the harbor sports recently refreshed nautical-themed rooms, some with fireplaces and private decks overlooking Penobscot Bay. An adults-only policy sets the stage for romance to unfold.
With charming lodgings spanning peaceful mountains, dramatic coasts and hidden countryside gems across Northern, Coastal or Southern regions—you’ll be immersed in Maine’s beauty from sunrise to sunset on your elopement getaway. Stay tuned for my next post rounding up equally dreamy indoor ceremony and reception venues to complete your romantic celebration!
Under Canvas Bar Harbor - Experience “glamping” done right with safari-inspired tents overlooking Acadia National Park’s scenic vistas near all the attractions on Mount Desert Island while still feeling immersed in nature.
Sandy Pines Campground - Retreat to deluxe cottage rentals inside a gorgeous glamping resort on the Kennebec River. Relax in your own outdoor hot tub nestled privately among the pines.
Hewitt Island House - Rent this entire private island escape accessible only by boat just off Stonington. Includes a main lodge and three rustic cabins tucked into granite rock outcroppings surrounded by the sea and evergreens. Utterly magical!
Mt. Abram Nordic Resort - Their popular vintage Red Stallion Inn at the mountain base offers slope-side comfort food and live entertainment. Or stay slopeside in brand new “tiny house” suites with all the coziness and modern amenities.
Huttopia White Mountains - Canvas cottage and safari tent glamping paired with the ambiance of an Alpine village make for a uniquely rustic but chic experience in the western mountains near Sunday River. Outdoorsy couples will feel right at home!
Peacock Farm Treehouse - This handcrafted treehouse perched atop a graceful maple overlooks the farm’s gardens and wooded trails. Romantic lighting sets the stage for cozying up together as birds chirp around you. A farm-fresh breakfast gets delivered right to your treehouse door in the morning!
With safari tents, tiny houses, private islands and cottage resorts in addition to the more quintessential mountain lodges and coastal inns, Maine has no shortage of utterly romantic places to stay on your elopement journey! Let me know if you need any other recommendations for wonderful places to call home during your adventure eloping across this beautiful state.
More Luxury Retreats
Cliff House Resort - This five-star oceanfront resort features stylish suites with soaking tubs and private balconies overlooking the rugged cliffs and endless views of the Atlantic in Ogunquit. Indulge in world-class cuisine and the soothing seaside spa.
Hidden Pond - Luxurious one to four bedroom private bungalows with outdoor rain showers, hydrotherapy hot tubs and perfect seclusion nestled into wooded hills just outside of Kennebunkport. Complete tranquility.
Camden Harbour Inn - Elegant harbor-side New England retreat with sophisticated nautically inspired rooms sporting gas fireplaces and spa-like bathrooms, steps from boutique shops and restaurants.
Bar Harbor Inn & Spa - Historic luxury hotel in the heart of lively downtown Bar Harbor and near Acadia National Park. Oceanfront rooms include soaking tubs and private balconies overlooking Frenchman Bay. Full-service spa caps off days of adventure.
Inn by the Sea - Plush coastal rooms and suites offer amenities galore like electric fireplaces, private decks and marble bathrooms all nestled along the sandy beaches and sea in Cape Elizabeth.
16 Bay View Hotel - Camden’s only boutique hotel on the harbor sports recently refreshed nautical-themed rooms with fireplaces and private decks overlooking Penobscot Bay. Adults-only policy sets the stage for romance.
250 Main Hotel - Sleek waterfront boutique hotel rooms include soaking tubs and private balconies showcasing Rockland’s glimmering harbor and lighthouse views.
The Press Hotel - Award-winning downtown Portland adaptive hotel re-use turned former newspaper HQ into a hip luxury stay with an incredible in-house restaurant and rooftop bar.
The Landings - Stylish lakefront rooms and multi-bedroom cottages along Rangeley Lake. Ideal for outdoor adventurers wanting to sail, kayak or hike by day and soak sore muscles later in lake-view hot tubs.
Pineapple Suite - A newly opened adults-only super luxe suite offers impressive views of Boothbay harbor from a one-of-a-kind “floating” bay window seat. Includes an outdoor hot tub and your own private chef. Next level luxury!
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