A lakeside resort with picture-perfect cottages nestled among the pines. A boutique hotel with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean. An inn a stone’s throw from a sandy, unspoiled beach. When it comes to classic Maine vacations, the five members of the Migis Hotel Group truly have something for everyone. Spas with cedar saunas, restaurants with stunning views, rooms with cozy fireplaces and wrap-around windows overlooking the ocean: The amenities are as endless as the adventures to be shared. Sail on a schooner, shop in charming coastal villages, hike through marshes and up mountains, explore lakes, bays and rivers from a kayak or canoe. With exceptional service and special packages for everyone from lovers of romance to lovers of lobsters, any of the Migis hotels are happy to serve as headquarters for your magical, memorable vacation in Maine.
At Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, fun comes in all sorts of forms, from swimming and water skiing on the lake to hiking through the woodlands. There’s a sandy beach to explore (or just relax on!), two playgrounds, a disc golf course and tennis courts. The resort also offers a wellness center (book a soothing massage) and supervised camp programs for children, including popular treasure hunts. And no worries about dining: The resort serves up three bountiful meals each day. (The biggest hit: lobster bakes with all the traditional fixings.) Lodgings are as comfortable as your days, from spacious rooms in the Main Lodge to 35 charming cottages where you can cozy up to your fireplace or relax on your porch with a glass of wine, watching the sun set over Sebago Lake.
Perched on Prouts Neck, with water and beach on three sides, the Black Point Inn is a paradise for vacationers who want to relax in its tranquil atmosphere (there’s a geothermally heated outdoor pool and a sun porch for finally finishing that book) or get in some stress-busting recreation. Take to the two sandy beaches, or take out one of the resort’s kayaks or bikes: You’ll want to explore the natural beauty of the area and of Maine’s dramatic coastline. There’s also a fitness room and an on-site restaurant, the Chart Room, serving classic American cuisine. It’s a great spot to sip a cocktail while watching the stars come out. The inn offers 25 roomy, individually appointed accommodations, with ocean, beach or bay views.
Stunning bay views, gas fireplaces (perfect for snuggling with a glass of wine) and an infinity pool that seems to extend into the ocean: It’s a recipe for romance and relaxation at the Inn at Ocean’s Edge. The inn offers a Date Night Getaway with Prosecco and chocolate-covered strawberries. But every stay at the inn, on Penobscot Bay, can be a romantic one. After enjoying breakfast, you’ll want to explore the area by hiking, biking or kayaking. Or visit a charming coastal village for a day of shopping and dining. Return to the inn for a massage at the spa, a soak in the hot tub or time in the cedar sauna. For true romance, stay in the Poolhouse, with a private entrance, balcony and jetted tub.
Plenty of trails to explore and lots of love from the staff make the 250 Main Hotel a must for people traveling with pets. A number of pet-friendly rooms are available at the hotel on scenic Rockland Harbor. Take your furry friend out for a stroll along the dog-friendly streets of Rockland. Or go farther afield on one of the area’s many trails. Bring a picnic lunch to sit at one of the tables along the Windjammer’s Wharf Path, a paved trail near the ferry dock. Or take a half-hour walk to a lighthouse at the end of the Rockland Breakwater Trail. And there are more than 30 miles of exciting trails at nearby Camden Hills State Park. The hotel provides a list of pet sitting, grooming and other services.
If you want a vacation with a little bit of everything, and you want it by the water, you have found your ideal seaside spot with the Higgins Beach Inn. With the inn just steps from beautiful, sandy Higgins Beach, guests can go paddle boarding, surf-casting or just stroll across the beach in search of the perfect shell. Nearby activities include canoeing and kayaking at the picturesque Scarborough Marsh Nature Center, sailing, golfing and boating excursions. Maine’s one-of-a-kind coastal villages also await visitors, with a variety of shops, museums, restaurants and arts venues. The inn’s modern rooms have a serene beach vibe and its restaurant, Shade, offers beach fare on its three-season porch, perfect for enjoying a cocktail at sunset.