With the most forest cover of any other state, more than 2,500 lakes, and over 3,400 miles of coastline, Maine is a nature enthusiast’s dream. There’s no shortage of adventures to be had in the wilds of the state.
Maine’s rugged beauty and diverse terrain — mountains, beaches, forests, lakes — makes it an ideal place to get in touch with your outdoorsy side.
Whether trekking along the Ocean Path of Acadia National Forest, hiking up Tumbledown Mountain or collecting seashells on Popham Beach, you’ll need an equally peaceful place to unlace your boots for the night.
If you’re looking for a chance to get away from it all in Maine, here are 10 amazing cabin rentals to help you plan your trip!
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1. Get Steamy in the Sauna – Riverside Log Cabin Rental
Tucked into the dense woodlands of Monticello right on the border with Canada sits a 1-bedroom log cabin along a river complete with a fire pit and outdoor sauna. Don’t forget to take a nap in the hammock!
During the winter there is ski-in/ski-out access. The rest of the year, you can access the cabin via a swinging footbridge. Watch for moose and other wildlife from rocking chairs on the porch.
This is a perfect cabin in Maine for a couple looking to get away, as it only sleeps 2. Consider your stay “luxury” camping, as there is no electricity or running water.
2. Find Some Romance in the Loft – Cozy Romantic Lakefront Cabin
After a day climbing Mt. Katahdin, the highest mountain in Maine, unwind in this cabin’s darling gazebo or snuggle by the fire pit before retiring to the loft.
If the mountain is a little too daunting, you could swim or kayak instead in the peaceful lake. Acadia National Park is also just a 40-minute drive away.
Reviews tout good vibes, clean space, and a cozy atmosphere.
3. Go Climb a Tree (and Stay in it) – Unique Tree House Rental on the Coast of Maine
This gorgeous treehouse may not technically count as a cabin, but with its secluded locale literally among the trees, it’s too unique to leave off of this list. Take a soak in the newly installed wood-fired cedar tub after a day exploring the coast.
This is roughing it in style, with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the stunning river view from above. The two elevated structures — one a bedroom, the other a kitchen, bathroom, and living space — are connected by a rope bridge.
If you’re looking for a day trip from the treehouse, Boothbay harbor is only a 50-minute drive from Georgetown (where this cabin is located). Check out our Boothbay Harbor Travel Guide for some fun things to do in the area!
4. Got a Group? – Shimmering River Retreat Cabin Rental in Maine
If you want to get away with thirteen of your closest friends, look no further. This stylish five bedroom, four bathroom cabin is just steps from the Sheepscot River. Canoeing encouraged!
This is definitely the most glamorous cabin on the list, complete with a pool, televisions, and a fully-equipped kitchen. No need to worry about hot water here!
Traveling with kids? Take them to the nearby zipline and ropes course to get them out of the property’s game room and theater.
This cabin is extremely close to many attractions in Boothbay Harbor! The Coastal Maine Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places in the state and is a total must-see.
5. Really Disconnect – Woodland Cabin With Pond Frontage
Scaling way back, this 10×12 tiny cabin surrounded by 35 acres of woods has all the basic necessities to really unplug in total privacy.
You’ll be totally off the grid here, with a wood stove as the cabin’s heating source, solar-powered lighting, and a composting toilet.
Be prepared to rough it out in Liberty. There’s no running water, but there is a solar-powered camp shower to use.
Fish in the nearby pond, relax by the fire or sip coffee on the dock. While you technically can charge a phone via the solar-powered system here, resist the urge! Work emails can wait.
Belfast, Maine is only about a 20-minute drive from this cabin, where there are many fun things to do as well!
6. Feel Those Dirty Dancing Vibes On The Lake
There’s something about this cabin on Boyd Lake that just screams “I’ve had the time of my life!”
You can float your troubles away in this private lake and grill out on the deck, right on the water. This camp is located down a private road, so it’s a fairly quiet getaway.
However you decide to spend your stay, just remember that no one puts Baby in a corner.
To go on a hike, check out this list of 8 Easy Hikes Near Bangor, Maine. Bangor is only 35 minutes away, and some of the hikes on this list are a shorter drive from this cabin.
7. Who Says a Cabin Has to be Wooden? – Geometric Dome
Okay, this is one of the most amazing cabin rentals in Maine.
Not far from Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson sits a geometric dome built to provide totally unobstructed views. Just imagine stargazing from this ComfyDome! You can even rent a telescope from the hosts for enhanced viewing.
Your dome will be one of three in a field surrounded by trees — thirteen acres of them. The dome contains only a comfortable queen-sized bed to really encourage taking in the breathtaking surroundings.
Your campsite will have a firepit and chairs. There is a shared, heated bathroom facility close by, with showers located in the main house.
8. Live Like a Fairytale
What a whimsical spot, with easy access to Acadia. Traveling in the other direction, just a three-mile bike ride will get you to the ocean for a picnic, birdwatching, or high-tide swim.
This longhouse-style cabin is picturesque and rustic, with an almost mythical feel. While not as private as other places — the cabin is part of a tiny village — it’s still fantastically serene.
The hosts have a variety of animals, including goats, dogs, and even a mini-horse that make up their self-described Misfit Farm.
9. You Say Cottage, I Say Cabin – Adorable Cottage on Moosehead Lake
This cabin on Moosehead Lake sports water views and a wood-fired stove. Relax on the dock or launch a canoe one day, and hike along the nearby trails the next! It’s even a great spot to go skiing in the winter.
This is an ideal cabin for those looking to get away but still want some of the comforts of home; namely running water and electricity.
In the middle of the lake sits Sugar Island, which is accessible via a short boat ride from Lily Bay State Park.
10. Find Friendship (in Friendship) – Romantic Island Cabin
To get to this cabin, you’ll board the host’s boat at Friendship Town Landing and take a quick single-mile ride to Friendship Long Island.
The salt breeze will welcome you to your accommodations tucked into the woods. This little cabin with its rustic romanticism is perfect for couples, bird-watchers, and swimmers.
History buffs would also feel at home on the island, with an ancient cemetery to explore.
Whichever of these cabins you choose, you’re guaranteed the natural tranquility and unique flora that only Maine can deliver. You deserve to unplug and unwind all year long – these 10 cabin rentals in Maine are perfect for the job.
Tuesday 14th of February 2023
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