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Samoset Resort MaineRockland Maine Bed & Breakfasts and Inns

 

Slightly larger than Rockport, the sister town to the north, Rockland offers all the diversions of a vibrant Maine seaside village. With a local population of just 7,300, it may be surprising to those from away to find Rockland hosts such a big art, music, food and festival scene. Perhaps that is why Rockland is often mentioned among top US towns. Positioned at the mouth of the Penobscot Bay region, Rockland's coastal village has grand views of the bay and outlying islands. Rockland is a popular area for many travelers seeking private vacation rentals and charming lodgings of inns and bed and breakfasts.

 

Few bed and breakfasts and inns in Rockland are situated along the oceanfront, but most are easily reached along US Route 1. You can choose from cozy b&bs to affordable Motor Inns in Rockland, some which have views of the harbor and Penobscot Bay - known for some of the best boating and sailing in Maine.

 

Dining in Rockland MaineMost lodging properties are conveniently within walking distance of Rockland's downtown district, where you will find historic Union and Main Streets full of tourist attractions, cafes and art galleries. From your Rockland bed and breakfast, you can usually walk to shops, restaurants and The Farnsworth Art Museum which houses an impressive collection of Wyeth family paintings.

 

Rockland's waterfront is home to some of Maine's best festivals including the annual Maine boat show, Maine Lobster Festival, and the North Atlantic Blues Festival each summer. The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located in Rockland featuring the largest collection of lighthouse lenses and artifacts. Of course, when you stay in the Lobster capital of the world, you must visit Rockland's seafood restaurants for that classic fresh cooked Maine lobster.

 

Rockland offers recreational boating opportunities on the ocean from paddle boarding and kayaking in the harbor to sightseeing lighthouse tours, and ferry service to beautiful nearby islands including North Haven, Vinalhaven and Matinicus Island.  While you will want to spend your days sightseeing in Penobscot and Rockland, there's nothing more relaxing and romantic than returning from your ocean excursions to your charming Rockland bed and breakfast or inn.

 

Downtown Rockland MaineWhile planning your Rockland vacation, remember that like many coastal Maine towns, smaller lodging accommodations, bed and breakfasts and inns are owned and operated by local Mainers - so the service is very personal, not your typical chain hotel take-a-number experience. Thus, before booking your stay at a b&b or inn in Rockland, you should know that some lodging properties are not pet friendly and do not accommodate large parties. Be sure to check with the inn if they welcome pets, children or large families.

 

Rockland is the southernmost major town along the west coast of pretty Penobscot Bay below Rockport, Camden and Lincolnville. Some visitors vacation in Maine to get away from it all and relax by staying in one coastal town. Others like to explore the coast staying a night in each seaside town during their Maine visit. Either way, staying in a bed and breakfast in Rockland is a great destination during your Maine vacation to enjoy the vibrant waterfront, maybe during one of Rockland's seaside festivals, and be sure to enjoy some mouthwatering fresh seafood served with a view of the bay.

 

When you are planning your visit to Maine, view bed and breakfasts and inns in our Rockland Lodging Directory.

 

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