Where to Stay in Maine for Fall Foliage

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The beautiful state of Maine offers a kaleidoscope of color in the fall that you just cannot miss. If you love watching the changing seasons, then check out all these spots to stay in Maine for the fall foliage extravaganza.

From the popular vacation destinations in Maine to quiet escapes to enjoy the natural beauty, these recommendations cover a wide swath of the northernmost East Coast state.

Keep an eye on the fall foliage map as your getaway approaches.

You might need to head a bit farther north if you book earlier in the season; stay in southern Maine as the season continues and the colors move southward.

This is a very popular season for Maine, with plenty of fall festivals, spooky events, and apple picking to enjoy alongside the fall colors.

Plan and book in advance so you’re not disappointed!

Check out our guides for New Hampshire and Vermont for a full New England autumnal adventure.

Rangeley Lake Resort (Ramada by Wyndham)

Rangeley Lake Resort (2222 Main Street, Rangeley) is a beautiful inland Maine resort to enjoy the fall season.

Stay in cozy cabin and enjoy the many amenities for guests, including an indoor pool, a tennis court, a picnic area, BBQ grills, and a terrace. 

Nearby are Saddleback Mountain and Lake Mooslookmeguntic, both of which are good places to spot Maine’s colorful fall leaves. 

There are also restaurants and plenty of golf courses, which are still enjoyable in the fall. 

There are 1100 sq ft two bedroom apartments or 1300 sq ft three bedroom apartments, both of which have seating areas and a kitchen.

Bar Harbor Inn and Spa

Bar Harbor Inn and Spa (7 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor) sits on Mount Desert Island, overlooking the ocean.

Bar Harbor is one of the best places to visit in Maine and we’re huge fans of hiking in nearby Acadia National Park!

It features in our guide to the best East Coast hikes if you want more details.

Jordan Pond in Arcadia National Park is less than 6 miles from the inn. 

The inn is a lovely spot for relaxing with a spa on-site, plus an outdoor pool and hot tub.

There are also two restaurants on-site at the inn that overlook the ocean. 

Rooms either have two queen beds in a 320 to 340 sq ft room or one king in a 340 sq ft room, and you can get a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. 

You may also like our guide to Bar Harbor in the fall.

Sunset Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, Maine

Bar Harbor Villager Motel – Downtown

Bar Harbor Villager Motel (207 Main Street, Bar Harbor) in downtown Bar Harbor is a convenient option if you’re looking to stay right in Bar Harbor in the fall.

The motel has a lot of amenities, including a heated outdoor pool, daily breakfast, and free parking for one vehicle per room.

You can walk to restaurants within a minute, and Acadia National Park is just two miles away.

Your room options are a 264 sq ft king room, a room of the same size with two double beds, or a smaller 225 sq ft room with twin or double beds.

Rooms have a shared patio or balcony, air conditioning, and cable TV.

Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

A classic place to stay in Maine for fall foliage is the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel (269 Main Street, Bar Harbor), right downtown.

Acadia is less than a mile and a half from the hotel, and you are also within walking distance of the waterfront. 

Guests enjoy breakfast every morning, and there is also a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a fitness center at the hotel. 

You can choose between 350 sq ft rooms with one king bed or two queen beds or go for the larger 600 sq ft family suite with three beds and a seating area. 

A small fountain and traditional wooden buildings in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine, with a sign for the Bar Harbor Inn

Holidae House Bed & Breakfast

Holidae House Bed & Breakfast (85 Main Street, Bethel) offers guests that classic New England B&B experience, including breakfast, tea, evening drinks, and delightful baked goods. 

Bethel is located close to the New Hampshire border, well inland from the more popular coastal areas.

There are a few good places to see fall foliage near the B&B.

Head to Grafton Notch State Park or enjoy the Mount Will Walking Trail, which are both just under seven miles away. 

You can also go to Sunday River Ski Resort and take a ski lift overlooking the foliage. 

The bed and breakfast has eight unique rooms, most of which range in size from 155 to 201 sq ft, and have a king bed. 

Two larger rooms have a queen bed and a sofa bed, like the 270-square-foot room 5, or the 388-square-foot room 8 that has a sofa bed and a king bed. 

Abigail’s Inn

Camden is another fantastic option for staying in Maine in the fall, and Abigail’s Inn (8 High Street, Camden) is a lovely choice.

Camden Harbor Park, restaurants, hiking trails, and many places to bike are all near the inn. 

Other places to visit in the fall to go leaf peeping are Camden Hills State Park, the Megunticook River and Lake, and the Camden Snow Bowl ski lift. 

Every morning you get breakfast at the inn, and there is also a lounge and a terrace to enjoy the fall weather. 

The room options are a 200 to 250 sq ft queen room, a 300 sq ft deluxe double room with a single bed, or a 400 sq ft deluxe king room with a king bed and a spacious seating area. 

A view of Camden Harbor from a grassy park with a bright red autumn tree

Grand Harbor Inn

Grand Harbor Inn (14 Bay View Landing, Camden) serves breakfast every morning, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance.

Also located in Camden, Grand Harbor Inn offers the same convenient access to Camden Hills State Park, Camden Harbor Park, and beyond.

Go out for a kayak or canoe to enjoy the pretty colors from the water, too!

Rooms either have two queen beds or a king bed and a sofa bed and range in size from 375 sq ft for the standard rooms to the 450 sq ft suites. 

Every room has a fireplace, balcony, and refrigerator, and some have a view of the water. 

16 Bay View

Sticking with Camden, 16 Bay View Hotel (16 Bay View Street, Camden) has many amenities on-site, including a bar, private parking, a fitness center, and a lounge.

Check out Camden Harbor, Camden Hills State Park, and don’t skip the High Street Historic District while you’re there.  

Every room at the hotel has a terrace, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a TV. 

Plus, some of the rooms have views of the sea!

If you have two people, you can stay in a 250 to 275 sq ft king room. 

For a group of three or four, there are 275 sq ft rooms with two queen beds or a 475 sq ft oceanview suite with a balcony, a spa bath, a seating area, a queen bed in a bedroom, and a sofa couch.

Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

Hartstone Inn & Hideaway (41 Elm St, Camden) is just one minute from Camden Harbor and Camden Hills State Park, making it really convenient for enjoying Maine’s beautiful fall foliage.

There are also plenty of places to hike and bike, and there is a ski lift nearby where you can get great views of the changing leaves. 

Other attractions in the area include Camden Park and Amphitheater, High Street Historic District, Lake Megunitcook, and the Megunticook River. 

A restaurant, bar, garden, sun terrace, lounge, private parking, and breakfast are all available for guests at the inn. 

You can choose between a 100 sq ft room with a queen bed, a 150 sq ft superior queen room, or a 200 sq ft deluxe suite with a private entrance and a fireplace with seating space.

Autumn colors surround Camden Harbor, a small coastal town in Maine

Old Saco Inn 

Old Saco Inn (125 Old Saco Lane, Fryeburg) is a fun spot to stay if you like outdoor activities in the fall!

Fryeburg is located just over an hour inland from Portland, Maine.

While there are tons of fun fall things to do in Portland, getting away from the city for a weekend of outdoor fun is an excellent balance!

You can hike, bike, and kayak near the inn, all of which allow you to enjoy the beautiful colors of the season. 

The room options range in size from 121 to 380 sq ft with either one or two queen beds or a king bed and a sofa bed. 

Or, you can opt for the largest room: a 494 sq ft queen suite with a patio. 

Admiral Peary Inn Bed & Breakfast

Admiral Peary Inn Bed & Breakfast (27 Elm Street, Fryeburg) is another great spot in Fryeburg if you want even more outdoor fun.

You’ll be only about an hour from the White Mountain National Forest or just 25 minutes from Merriman State Forest. 

The inn offers guests a porch, a library, daily breakfast, and a billiard table for that classic New England vibe.

A dog and two cats live at the inn, and it is pet-friendly for guests too. 

You might also like our guide to pet-friendly places to stay in Portland.

There are two room options: a 120 sq ft queen room or a 150 sq ft king, some of which include a fireplace. 

Pryor House B&B

Back along the coast, Pryor House B&B (360 Front Street, Bath) is in Bath, one of the lovely cities in Maine to visit.

It’s also located right near pretty Nequassett Lake or popular Boothbay Harbor.

Head to Morse Mountain Preserve or along the Kennebec River, both of which are beautiful places to enjoy the fall foliage. 

The B&B has a hot tub, daily breakfast, air conditioning, and a dining area. 

You can also head to the restaurants and bars that are just a few minutes’ walk from the inn. 

As for rooms, you can choose from a 170 sq ft queen room with a spa bath, a 178 sq ft standard queen, or a 224 sq ft deluxe king room. 

1802 House Bed & Breakfast

1802 House Bed & Breakfast (15 Locke Street, Kennebunkport) is near golf courses, multiple beaches, and a park. 

You can also walk to shops in less than 10 minutes or Cove Galleries in 12 minutes or less.

Kennebunkport is a popular summer vacation destination in Maine

At the hotel, there is a daily hot breakfast, a garden, free parking, and afternoon snacks upon request. 

The room options at the hotel are either a 144 to 216 sq ft queen bedroom, a 143 sq ft king room, or a 388 sq ft king room with a balcony. 

Hampton Inn & Suites Kittery

Last but not least, the final option for where to stay in Maine in the fall is the Hampton Inn & Suites Kittery (275 US Route 1, Kittery).

Kittery is right on the southern Maine border looking across at Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

It’s also along the coast, so you can enjoy the fall foliage plus the gorgeous coastal views.

The hotel offers a breakfast buffet every morning, plus an indoor pool, a shared lounge, and a fitness center. 

Near the hotel is a golf course, and Mount Agamenticus, as well as the Marginal Way Walk, are both just a short drive away.

The 300 sq ft rooms all have air conditioning, cable TVs, and the choice of a king bed or two queen beds.

Final Words

We hope this guide helped you decide where to stay in Maine for fall foliage viewing!

Enjoy the wonderful colors and all the fun things to do in the state.

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