Dreaming of a couples trip in Maine? We don’t blame you. This is a gorgeous state with lots of romance.
To help make your travel planning easy as can be, we’ve compiled our favorite romantic getaways in Maine.
Whether you’re in the mood for a rugged Maine couples adventure in the wilderness or pampering in luxury with concierge service nearby, we’ve got an option you and your significant other are sure to love.
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Romantic Getaways in Maine
Go sailing on a traditional schooner
Want to take an awesome trip together that is something unique and different? Why not go sailing on a classic schooner?
We had this experience sailing on the J & E Riggin and it was amazing. You spend several days exploring the beautiful Maine coast near Rockland, helping with the sails, enjoying gourmet food, and generally just relaxing. It’s a wonderful trip.
Now, it’s definitely not your standard romantic trip. Sleeping below decks is more ‘cozy’ than romantic, and you’ll be sailing with a dozen or so other guests, so this type of trip won’t allow for much alone time.
But I can promise that you will spend quality time together and have a terrific adventure that bonds you in a new way. Read all about what it’s like to sail on a Maine Windjammer here.
Book a Classic Coastal Maine B&B
Perhaps a classic bed & breakfast is more your style? There are plenty of romantic Maine getaways that offer this.
One of our favorite hotels to recommend is the York Harbor Inn, which is right on the southern coast of Maine and is absolutely beautiful.
This is a quiet area where you can get away from it all and enjoy nature. We especially suggest renting the tower room, which offers a private balcony overlooking the water. The views are gorgeous and the inn has terrific food.
Combine that with exploring the great area of York, Maine, and you’ve got the makings of an ideal trip.
Retreat to the Wolf Cove Inn
When it comes to the romantic getaways Maine has to offer, Wolf Cove Inn is a fabulous choice. This rustic spot offers serene intimacy in the magical Maine outdoors.
You don’t have to be on the coast to have a great Maine getaway.
Wolf Cove Inn is situated on Tripp Lake a stunning and romantic setting. The lake provides plenty of activity options including kayaking, paddling, and relaxing on the private beach. With only 11 guest rooms at this lakeside bed & breakfast, you’ll have plenty of privacy for you and your partner.
Delicious food and absolutely perfect rooms round out the experience (seriously, check out the pictures). With lake views, rooms boasting fireplaces and/or jacuzzi tubs, and a peaceful setting, this is one place you definitely have to check out. I think this might even rank among the best romantic getaways in the United States!
Cozy up at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake
If you like romantic lakefront inns, you’re going to want to check out the Lodge at Moosehead Lake.
Comfy and cozy as can be year round, this gorgeous waterfront lodge in Greenville is perfect for couples looking for fantastic views and spectacular amenities.
The onsite 368 Maine Restaurant offers fine dining with an absolutely stunning panoramic view of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. How romantic is dinner with a view?
The onsite firepits are perfect for snuggling up beside with your love after enjoying a nightcap and a game of pool in the onsite pub. This is one of the most highly-rated inns in Maine, and it is a great option for a couples getaway!
Camp under the stars in Acadia National Park
One of the most stunning regions of Maine is found among the mountains and cliffs of Acadia National Park. The nearby town of Bar Harbor is full of New England charm and offers tons of options for a romantic B&B stay (check out the Bar Harbor Inn!)
But for those who want to experience Acadia at its best, camping is a great option. There are incredible views of the night sky and a feeling of true wilderness. Camping is very popular in many campgrounds around the island, so grab your tent, grab your sweetheart, and have an amazing Maine adventure.
Need some camping advice? Check out this guide to camping for couples.
Find luxury at The Cliff House Resort and Spa
In terms of Maine getaways for couples looking for luxury, the award winning Cliff House Maine reigns supreme! This is truly the classic Maine experience, with luxurious, comfortable rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Here posh meets cozy. The Cliff House was refurbished a few years ago and now boasts an infinity pool, a 9,000 square-foot spa, both indoor and outdoor pools, and lots more. Plus, it has arguably one of the best views of a coastal hotel in Maine.
Hartstone Inn & Hideaway
Although you’ll never need to leave your classic-styled room—or even the hotel itself with its restaurant, spa, and cozy common areas—you are within easy reach of the Camden and Rockland areas, so there is plenty to keep you busy.
Reviewers talk about the stunning rooms and the amazing food, among other wonderful amenities. Why not check it out yourself?
Go Glamping in style near Kennebunkport
Last on our list of Maine romantic getaways is a glamping spot! In the town of Kennebunkport is one of the best campgorounds that we’ve ever stayed at.
This is Sandy Pines Campground and it boasts dozens of incredible glamping options, including luxury tents, camp cottages, and more.
Sit out by your private campfire before retiring to a beautifully decorated private spot under the stars.
It’s really the best of both worlds when you stay at Sandy Pines, and I promise that glamping is incredibly romantic.
Read all about our favorite spot to go glamping in Maine.
Blind Tiger Guest House
Blind Tiger Guest House is one of the best boutique hotels in Maine, and it’s perfect for a couples vacation!
Blind Tiger has two phenomenal locations in Portland, Maine. The Carleton Street property is a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of downtown Portland, and Danforth Street is located within easy walking distance to Old Port.
These are gorgeous historic properties that have been meticulously restored, resulting in an elevated B&B experience with boutique hotel offerings that couples rave about. The decor is especially fantastic.
Blind Tiger is one of the best choices for romantic places to stay in Maine.
Indulge each other at The Harborage Inn
One of the most luxurious hotels in Boothbay Harbor, The Harborage Inn is the perfect place to pamper each other in coastal comfort!
Spend the day out exploring Boothbay Harbor and its art galleries, shops, restaurants, and more then return to Harborage Inn and the 7 person therapeutic hot tub with stunning views of the ocean! With the amenities of a resort and the charm of an inn, it’s hard to beat oceanfront suites.
There are so many Maine romantic getaways out there, it’s a state that’s perfect for a wide variety of couples vacation goals.
Whether you are planning to go hiking, whale watching, and more during your trip, or you’re looking for an inn with room service that you’ll never even leave the grounds, you’ll find something on this list that can help!
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Amy Hartle is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of New England With Love, a comprehensive resource for travel in the New England region. Amy has been exploring New England since 2001. She lived in Vermont for many years and is a graduate of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Amy has been writing about travel for over a decade. On this site, Amy aims to share her love of New England and help you to have the best possible adventures!
Amy has been a full time blogger since 2012, and is also the publisher of Two Drifters, where she writes about couples travel and relationships, as well as Let’s Adventure Baby, a family travel site. When not traveling the world or creating epic blog content, Amy can be found cuddling with her husband, son, and cats, & drinking a maple latte.