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Deer Isle in Penobscot Bay offers charm and mystery all its own. Accessed from the mainland by the 1939 Sedgwick Bridge, Deer Isle is remote - sporting over 112 miles of shoreline between East Penobscot Bay and the Blue Hill Peninsula. Deer Isle was a huge source of granite harvested for the Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery, now it is home to artists, art galleries and many scenic natural preserves like Island Heritage Trust and Shore Acres Preserve, which protect the natural integrity of the coast. Deer Isle draws travelers to embark on a similar journey as John Steinbeck's Travels with Charlie in 1960, he wrote of Deer Isle with haunting affection. Deer Isle hosts frequent farmers markets in summer, and has local seafood restaurants. Staying at Deer Isle you will discover several cozy bed and breakfasts, inns, oceanfront homes and cottages and campgrounds. Deer Isle has a few tour companies offering sea kayak and sailing excursions. Stonington is a classic fishing village on southern Deer Isle, host of the annual Maine Lobsterboat Races.


Blue Hill is a beautiful Maine coast town that has attracted sailors and artists for centuries. Visitors can enjoy a gentle hike up Blue Hill Mountain for grand ocean views or rent kayaks or canoes and tour Third Pond or Blue Hill Bay and the rockbound coast. Visit the Jonathan Fisher House exhibiting the art and life of Fisher who was a farmer, artist, scientist, mathematician, and poet. Play a round of golf at the Blue Hill Country Club. Blue Hill is home to a few lovely inns with excellent dining.


The coastal town of Brooklin in Eggemoggin Reach has a vibrant history, E.B. White - Charlotte's Web author grew up here and Brooklin is now home to Wooden Boat School and magazine, several boat yards, art galleries and lobster pounds. Bucks Harbor is a quiet boating town at the head of the Reach, home to childrens' author Robert McCloskey. Nearby Surry is a peaceful, pretty Maine town on the banks of the Union River, near the city of Ellsworth between Downeast Acadia and the Stonington Peninsula. 


Gold Featured Lodging Properties

Blue Hill Inn

Blue Hill Inn Blue Hill
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Your hosts: Don & Mary. 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine 207-374-2844

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Harbor Watch Inn

Harbor Watch Inn Swans Island
Harbor Watch Inn | Swans Island
The only motel on Swan’s Island and offers four rooms with prices starting as low as $98/night. Upgrade to a room with a full kitchen for just a little more and enjoy a private balcony overlooking the harbor. Take a vehicle ferry from Bass Harbor to reach the island then explore everything the island has to offer: Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse, Swan’s Island Lobster and Marine Museum, our beautiful sand beaches, lobsters right off the boat, and endless vistas. Book directly through the website and use the code VISITMAINE for a special rate. 111 Minturn Rd., Swan’s Island, ME. 207-526-4563. 919-824-4265.

Edgewater Cabins

Edgewater Cabins Sullivan Waterfront Cabins
Edgewater Cabins | Sullivan Waterfront Cabins
Edgewater Cabins is a hamlet of 7 housekeeping cottages surrounding a family home, overlooking Frenchman's Bay with a view of Cadillac Mountain and Bar Harbor. Since the early 1930s, generations have enjoyed the breathtaking views and natural surroundings at Edgewater Cabins located 10 miles north of Ellsworth just off US Route 1. Acadia National Park is just 30 minutes away and Schoodic Peninsula within 15 minutes. Visit our web site. 25 Benvenuto Ave, Sullivan, Maine 207-422-6414

Bucksport Motor Inn | Bucksport
Bucksport Motor Inn overlooking the Penobscot River is ideal as you tour the midcoast of Maine. Our family operated, family- friendly motel is a short drive to Maine attractions like the Penobscot Narrows Observation Bridge, Bangor, Belfast, Bluehill, Ellsworth, and Castine. Mount Desert Island is just 40 miles away. All of our rooms offer park at your door convenience, with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, Cable TV, and A/C plus high speed internet. Our affordable rooms are non-smoking. We offer select pet friendly rooms as well. 70 US Route 1, Bucksport, Maine 207-469-3111.

Gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging, and a cozy pub and wine bar await you. This award winning Queen Anne Victorian inn overlooks the picture perfect village and harbor of Castine. Take one of the inn bikes to Dyce Head lighthouse, hike Witherle Woods or relax at the Backshore beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Maine coast with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay. Wine Bar open to the public for libations and small plates. Summer Jazz on the Porch, Tuesdays, July-September. 26 Main Street, Castine, Maine 207-326-8616

Colonial Gables Oceanfront

Colonial Gables Oceanfront Village - Belfast Cottages
Colonial Gables Oceanfront | Village - Belfast Cottages
Beautifully situated on ten oceanfront acres in the heart of Coastal Maine, with breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay. One and two-bedroom cottages and an air-conditioned motel are available for your enjoyment. All have a large seaside deck, private baths, color cable TV, and phones with dataport. The gradual slope of our large beach allows for easy entry into the sea. Horseshoes, shuffleboard, ping pong, volleyball and video arcade available. Major Maine attractions close by. 7 Eagle Avenue, Belfast, Maine 207-338-4000

Historic accommodations in a charming setting on 3 oceanfront acres on the island-studded Penobscot Bay of Maine's stunning Mid-coast. All rooms are beautifully appointed with private baths, flat screen TV’s, WiFi, & Keurig machines. The 2 suites also feature fireplaces, private balconies and 2-person spa tubs. Common areas include two sitting rooms, library, lounge, dining room, breakfast conservatory, an expansive front porch, and stunning ocean view deck. Awake to the site of the sunrise across the bay and enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 127 E Main St, Searsport, ME 207-548-1104

Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. 952 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, Maine 207-667-8452

Blue Hill Area
Auberge Tenney Hill l 207-374-2169

Blue Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast l 207-374-5126

Blue Hill Inn l 207-374-2844 l 800-826-7415


Brooklin Area
Brooklin Inn

Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge l 207-359-5057


Brooksville Area

Breezemere Farm Inn and Cottages l 207-326-8628

Eggemoggin Reach Bayfront Bed and Breakfast l 207-359-5073


Orland Area
Alamoosook Lakeside Lodge l 207-469-6393 l 866-459-6393

Orland House Bed and Breakfast l 207-496-1144

Shady Oaks Campground/Cabins l 207-469-7739

Sign of the Amiable Pig l 207-469-2561


Surry Area

Surry Inn l 207-667-5091 l 800-742-3414


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