Check into one of these beautiful places in Maine for a romantic weekend vacation filled with great scenery, beaches, gourmet dining, day trips and a choice of things to do.

Some of the resorts and inns that made our list offer spa services and their own restaurants while others are near day spas, boutique shops and art galleries. Explore beautiful lighthouses, Portland, Bar Harbor and other great Maine vacation destinations.

1. Indulge in Spa Treatments at the Cliff House

Indulge in Spa Treatments at the Cliff House
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The Cliff House Resort is an oceanfront getaway with a 9,000 square-foot oceanfront luxury spa with a sanctuary relaxation lounge.

The resort is set on 70 acres in southern Maine and is located next to a 18-hole semi-private golf course.

In addition to the spa, there is oceanfront dining, 25,000 square feet of premier conference and event space, and year-round recreation.

Guests can choose from 226 accommodations, including 186 guest rooms and 40 luxury suites, as well as a standalone New England Cottage on property.

Rooms have windows and decks overlooking the ocean. More about The Cliff House Resort

591 Shore Road, Cape Neddick, ME 03907, Phone: 207-361-1000

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2. Enjoy Harbor Views at the Sebasco Harbor Resort

Enjoy Harbor Views at the Sebasco Harbor Resort
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Sebasco Harbor Resort is what you would expect from a luxury Maine resort: an oasis of tranquility, elegant and beautifully designed, sprawled on 550 acres of rugged coast, surrounded by towering pines with spectacular views of the ocean and the quaint harbor. You can stay in the romantic 1945 lighthouse with wonderful views of the endless expanse of sea, in the main lodge, with its cozy, comfortable rooms with ocean breezes and typical Maine wrap-around porch, or in one of the luxury Harbor Village suites, with beautiful maritime décor, air-conditioning and all other modern amenities.

Enjoy authentic Pure Maine culinary experience at the Pilot House or the Ledge Pub with its lovely ocean view patio. Let yourself be pampered at the Fairwinds Spa, spend a day golfing, take a mountain bike ride, a vigorous hike or a kayak trip, or sit in the garden with a book and enjoy the pure Maine beauty.

29 Kenyon Rd, Phippsburg, ME 04562, Phone: 207-389-9060

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3. Spa & Lake Views at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake - 3 hours from Portland

Spa & Lake Views at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake - 3 hours from Portland
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Couples enjoy stunning views of the Moosehead Lake, relaxing massages, romantic rooms with fireplaces and hearty Maine cuisine at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake.

Spa treatments are offered in the privacy of your room and in the luxury Mt. Kineo Suite with panoramic views of the lake.

Choose from a number of fun activities, from unique Safari Camp Dinners in the summer to wildlife tours and float plane rides.

368 Lily Bay Road, Greenville, ME 04441, Phone: 800-825-6977

4. Grand Harbor Inn

Grand Harbor Inn
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Located right on the edge of one of Maine’s most beautiful bays, the Grand Harbor Inn is a stylish and luxurious boutique-style hotel offering all the exclusive little extras to make your stay special. Ten exclusive rooms and suites have been carefully furnished and decorated to provide old-world charm without sacrificing any modern conveniences.

All the rooms feature king-size beds, spacious bathrooms with whirlpool Tubs and separate showers, fine linens, and a distinctive New England ambiance. For a very special treat, request one of the Grand Waterfront Suites overlooking the harbour. If you are looking for romantic getaways in Maine with spa services, the hotel offers in-room spa treatments and complimentary access to a fitness facility.

14 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-230-7177

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5. Camden Harbour Inn

Camden Harbour Inn
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Camden Harbour Inn is recognized as one of New England’s most exclusive boutique hotels, offering guests the opportunity to experience an exceptional ocean-side escape in the lap of luxury. The historic inn boasts sumptuous suites and rooms, all individually decorated to reflect the essence of luxury and to provide an oasis of serenity perfect after a busy day of exploring the Maine coast.

The rooms all feature wonderful views, king-size beds with fine linens, luxury bathrooms, and many little extras to pamper you and make you feel at home. The inn also offers exceptional fine dining at Natalies’s Restaurant, regarded as being one of the best dining venues in Maine. If you are looking for exceptional Maine vacations, Camden Harbour Inn is a beautiful place to visit. Keep reading for more romantic getaways near me.

Camden Harbour Inn, 83 Bayview Street, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 800-236-4266

6. The Inn at Ocean's Edge - 3 hours 30 minute Getaway from Boston

The Inn at Ocean's Edge - 3 hours 30 minute Getaway from Boston
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The Inn at Ocean's Edge is located on the coast of Maine. Since the inn is set on 22 scenic acres, there is plenty to explore and enjoy romantic walks along the shore overlooking Penobscot Bay.

The property has a vanishing edge swimming pool, offering a perfect setting for a romantic escape. Guests have a choice of 32 guest accommodations in three separate structures: The Main Inn, the Hilltop Building and the Poolhouse.

Ask for a room with a balcony, especially in the summer, so that you can sit outside and take in the healing ocean air.

The property is 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Portland, making it a great weekend trip from both cities. Activities include bicycling, scenic ferry ride to Islesboro, shopping along Main Street and helicopter rides.

There is a spa, exercise room, hot tub and an outdoor fireplace. There are many nearby bistros and local restaurants offering gourmet dining options. The rate includes breakfast and afternoon sweets. Ask about Maine vacation packages when booking your stay ay The Inn at Ocean's Edge.

24 Stonecoast Rd, Lincolnville, ME 04849, Phone: 207-236-0945

7. Eco Friendly Colony Hotel - 1 hour 30 minutes from Boston

Eco Friendly Colony Hotel - 1 hour 30 minutes from Boston
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The Colony Hotel is set in a beautiful location along the coast of Maine, perfect for those who love ocean views and great food. The property is eco-friendly and utilizes sustainable practices such as recycling, reusing and reduction of pollutants. The hotel is open every year from mid-May through late October.

The Colony Hotel features a heated saltwater outdoor pool, private sandy beach and delicious Maine cuisine. Activities include Maine art exhibitions, putting green, croquet, badminton, shuffleboard, bicycle rentals, bird habitat tours and scavenger hunts for families. What activities are available to the romantic couple? Nearby you will find three scenic golf courses, kayaking and canoeing tours, parasailing, sailing, fishing, boating, lobster and whale watching. There is also shopping, art galleries, museums, wildlife preserve, historic homes and other local attractions. Driving time from New York City to Kennebunkport is about 6 hours, from Boston about 1.5 hours. Bar Harbor is 3.5 hours away.

140 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, Phone: 207-967-3331

8. The Norumbega Inn

The Norumbega Inn
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The Norumbega Inn invites visitors to spend a very special sojourn in a beautifully restored stone castle in Camden. The historic building is situated in an elevated position overlooking Penobscot Bay, and each of the eleven rooms and suites have been individually furnished and decorated to provide every modern comfort and a wonderfully relaxing ambiance reminiscent of a by-gone era.

Each room has a king-size bed (several feature four-poster beds) and spacious bathroom, and all rooms have ocean, garden, or harbor views. The inn is particularly proud of their cuisine and pampers guests with three-course breakfasts and sensational fine dining dinners. More info

63 High Street, Camden, ME 4843, Phone: 877-363-4646

9. Luxury Cottages at the Samoset Resort - 1 hour 30 minutes from Portland

Luxury Cottages at the Samoset Resort - 1 hour 30 minutes from Portland
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At the luxury Samoset Resort, couples can have it all: incredible scenery, elegant accommodations and a choice of dining options. For the ultimate privacy on your romantic getaway, book one of the luxurious cottages with views of Penobscot Bay and the golf course.

Each Samoset Resort cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen, two gas fireplaces and flat screen TVs. If you are looking for Maine getaways with a view, at this unique resort you can wake up with a view of the ocean right from your bed. Floor-to-ceiling windows let you enjoy the natural scenery from every angle in the romantic cottage. Ask about spa packages when booking your stay.

220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856, Phone: 207-594-2511

10. Berry Manor Inn in Rockland - 1 hour 30 minutes from Portland

Berry Manor Inn in Rockland - 1 hour 30 minutes from Portland
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Featuring guest rooms with Victorian era decor and romantic fireplaces, the Berry Manor Inn is a beautiful coastal hideaway for couples. You will be able to walk to the harbor, downtown shops, museums, local art galleries and restaurants for dinner. Breakfast at the manor includes fresh fruit, homemade bread, pastries, and a main course with meat. Rooms at the Berry Manor start at $120 per night.

81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, ME 4841, Phone: 207-596-7696

11. Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, Kennebunkport

Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club, Kennebunkport
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Kennebunkport, Maine, offers many things to see and do, including beaches, antique shops and outdoor movie nights.

Nearby beaches include Gooch's Beach and Mothers Beach on Beach Avenue. Mothers Beach is sheltered from high surf and offers a playground for children. Parson's Beach and Goose Rocks Beach are two secluded beaches for couples. Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club offers incredible water views.

Each guest room has a king size bed with a duvet, rich mahogany and walnut timbers, and cathedral ceilings. In the summer, lounge on your private outdoor patio (each room has one) and watch the boats cruise along Kennebunk River.

Guests have access to bikes, canoes, and a workout facility at the nearby sister property, the Breakwater Inn. You will be close to shops, restaurants and spas in the area. Get a relaxing massage at one of the Kennebunkport luxury days spas, and have a romantic dinner with water views. More info

59 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, Phone: 207-967-2511

12. Hartstone Inn in Camden

Hartstone Inn in Camden
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Located in a picturesque seaside village in central Maine, Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is a getaway for foodies. Grab one of the famous gourmet lobster roll picnic baskets and head out to sea or hike along a scenic trail.

There are 21 elegant guest rooms and suites in two separate buildings. Decor includes original artwork, lace canopy beds and fireplaces. Ask for a room with a whirlpool tub for extra relaxation on your weekend break. In the evening, the restaurant serves a gourmet dinner featuring New England dishes with an international flair. More info

41 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-236-4259

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13. Maine Stay Inn, a Weekend Getaway in Maine

Maine Stay Inn, a Weekend Getaway in Maine
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Maine Stay Inn & Cottages in Camden offers the romance of yesteryear and comfort and amenities of today. This lovely historic building, built by Alden Bass in 1802, when Thomas Jefferson was the President, is a delightful reminder of more relaxed and more elegant times. It is surrounded by an acre of beautiful, lush gardens you can explore through winding narrow paths across a cool brook with an old granite bridge, or you can rest on one of many benches and watch the wild animals visiting from the neighboring state park.

All rooms are incredibly romantic with antique beds, period furnishings, colorful wallpapers, and original paintings. Meet your fellow guests in the charming old-fashioned parlor by the fireplace, or venture out and explore the surrounding historic district of Camden.

22 High Street, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-236-9636

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14. Glen Cove Inn & Suites

Glen Cove Inn & Suites
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Glen Cove Inn & Suites is a perfect balance between a quaint bed and breakfast and a large, impersonal hotel. Its 36 comfortable modern rooms and two large suites offer all comforts and amenities of a hotel, but have just the right amount of Maine romance and nautical touches in décor as a base for exploring the Maine coast.

If you are traveling with your four-legged friend, choose one of the two suites that are pet-friendly. All rooms are air-conditioned and have private baths. Few have fantastic view of Penobscot Bay and some have a private deck. The inn serves superb gourmet breakfast with fresh baked goodies. During the summer, you can enjoy a small but charming swimming pool. Browse great things to see in Rockport.

866 Commercial St, Rockport, ME 04856, Phone: 207-594-4062

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15. Birchwood Sustainable Lodging

Birchwood Sustainable Lodging
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Birchwood Sustainable Lodging and its quaint red barn are located just across from Penobscot Bay, about half way between Camden and Lincolnville. It is part of the beautiful small farm full of fruit trees, vegetable gardens and free-roaming chickens. The guest rooms, cottage and apartment are simply decorated but extremely comfortable. Spectacular views of the ocean from the sweeping deck more than make up for the lack of fancy amenities. Rooms have private baths, wood floors and Maine-made cottage-style furniture.

The simple light breakfast offers baked goods made with fruit and eggs raised on site. The lodge is solar-powered and makes a big effort to minimize impact on the surrounding environment through composting, recycling, green housekeeping and organic gardening. Birchwood is a certified environmental leader in lodging.

530 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-236-4204

16. The Beach House Inn

The Beach House Inn
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The historic Beach House Inn feels like staying in a private beach house with scenic views of Kennebunk Beach in Kennebunk, Maine.

Guest rooms and suites are furnished with antiques and luxurious fabrics.

The Junior Suite is ideal for couples who would like more space and a whirlpool tub.

Guests receive a complimentary country continental breakfast, traditional afternoon tea, and a cheese platter, port and brandy in the evening.

If you are wondering what to do on your trip, the innkeepers can recommend the best tours, scenic walks and shops in town. More info

211 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk, ME 04043, Phone: 207-967-3850

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17. The Inns at Blackberry Common

The Inns at Blackberry Common
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The Inns at Blackberry Common is a luxury bed and breakfast in a charming traditional New England house situated in a beautiful garden setting just a short stroll from Camden Harbor. The Inns have a selection of rooms, each of which have been individually furnished and decorated to provide a restful ambiance.

All rooms have either king or queen-size beds, (many feature antique four-poster beds), charming bathrooms with antique tubs, whirlpool baths or bath/shower combinations, and either bay or garden views. Sumptuous breakfasts feature fresh local produce with herbs and berries from the gardens. The location of the Inns at Blackberry Common is perfect for exploring Midcoast Maine.

82 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-236-6060

18. Tides Beach Club

Tides Beach Club
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Perched on the edge of Goose Rocks Beach, Tides Beach Club is the ideal spot to spend a summer vacation enjoying one of Maine’s most beautiful beaches. The inn is light, bright, and breezy, and each of the 21 rooms and suites have been individually decorated in a contemporary coastal style to provide the perfect retreat after a busy day on the beach.

The rooms have either king or queen-size beds, superior linens, flat-screen TV’s, Wi-Fi, and lovely marble bathrooms. Beach recliners and towels are supplied, and there are a wide variety of water sports available, including paddle-boards and kayaks.

930 Kings Hwy, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, Phone: 855-632-3224

19. Lord Camden Inn

Lord Camden Inn
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The Lord Camden Inn is a downtown boutique-style hotel in the heart of Camden Village just steps away from great shopping, dining, and the waterfront boardwalk. The inn has 36 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, many of which have views of Camden Harbor. The rooms have been carefully decorated to incorporate some of the old-world brickwork into the modern architectural design, which includes marble and granite features.

Some of the rooms have microwaves and small refrigerators, Keurig coffee makers, and other luxury appointments. Fine linens and toiletries complete the pampering. The inn also has a fitness room and serves a generous buffet breakfast.

Lord Camden Inn 24 Main Street, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 800-336-4325

20. The Ledges By The Bay

The Ledges By The Bay
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Island View Inn is situated on nine acres of land on a slightly elevated ledge overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Maine. The hotel offers a variety of comfortable and affordable accommodation to suit all budgets. Most of the 41 rooms have great ocean views, and several have private balconies. The rooms all have king or queen-size beds, flat panel TV’s with cable channels, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and spacious bathrooms with a shower/tub combination.

There is a heated outdoor pool and direct access to the beach, where you can enjoy swimming in the ocean, sunbathing, or exploring the beautiful coastline.

930 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME 04856, Phone: 207-594-8944

21. Island View Inn, a Romantic Weekend in Maine

Island View Inn, a Romantic Weekend in Maine
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Scenically nestled amid 23 manicured acres above a beautiful tidal cove in Penobscot Bay, the Island View Inn provides the ideal setting for an ocean-side holiday. The inn is just a short drive from picturesque Camden Harbor and is right in the heart of the USA’s Lobster Capital, Rockport. Aside from the beaches and great views, the area offers several museums and many annual festivals.

All the rooms at Island View Inn have private balconies with sea views, king-size beds, spacious bathrooms, and every modern convenience you may require, including binoculars! There is an outdoor heated pool with majestic views and direct beach access. More info

908 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME 04856, Phone: 866-711-8439

22. Chebeague Island Inn for Couples

Chebeague Island Inn for Couples
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Chebeague Island Inn offers stunning views of Casco Bay and the Great Chebeague Golf Club. This historic getaway dates back to the 1880s and is just 1.5 hours north of Boston or Portland, a perfect idea if you want to slip away for a quiet weekend year-round.

If you are arriving in your own boat, there are eight private moorings and complimentary launch service. Guests are accommodated in 21 guest rooms furnished with locally made furniture and art. Chebeague island offers beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants. The restaurant at the Chebeague Island Inn, open for lunch and dinner, has floor-to-ceiling windows with great views. Have a romantic dinner to celebrate a special occasion, anniversary or even pop the question. More info

61 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017, Phone: 207-846-5155

23. Bar Harbor

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Located on the picturesque east coast of Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, Bar Harbor has been a favorite island holiday destination since the early 19th century. The natural beauty of the island has been attracting artists for decades, and many celebrities have built palatial holiday homes along the shoreline. At the Hulls Cove Visitor Center you can watch a short orientation video and get maps for exploring the Acadia National Park which now protects most of the island and provides a range of activities including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horse-back riding and bird watching.

Most visitors come to enjoy the fabulous walks and hiking paths - Shore Path and Ocean Trail are two of the best, boasting wonderful coastal views and a peak at some of the holiday mansions, and the Village Green, Agamont Park or the College of the Atlantic Gardens is great for a gentle stroll. You can hop aboard an Oli's Trolley Tour or find your way around using the Free Island Explorer Shuttle.

Off shore activities include whale watching tours with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, lobster fishing trips on the Miss Samantha or a guided kayaking tour with National Park Sea Kayak Tours. Other island activities include Acadia Photo Safaris, Acadia Air Tours and climbing lessons at the Acadia Mountain Guides Climbing School.

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Driving Distances from Portland

From Portland To Driving Time
Rockport1 hour 30 minutes
Phippsburg45 minutes
Greenville2 hours 50 minutes
Camden1 hour 35 minutes
Lincolnville1 hour 45 minutes
Kennebunkport35 minutes
Northeast Harbor3 hours 15 minutes
Belfast1 hour 45 minutes
Rockland1 hour 35 minutes
Kennebunkport35 minutes
Cape Neddick50 minutes