The 10 Best Glamping Sites in Maine for a Luxe Getaway

Slumber beneath the stars.
The Best Sites for Glamping in Maine
Photo: Airbnb
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
by
James Wong
Updated Feb 07, 2024
We have included third party products to help you navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments. Purchases made through links on this page may earn us a commission.

The Pine Tree State was made for outdoor adventure, and if recent travel trends are anything to go by, lovers and friends across America are putting glamping in Maine on their travel bucket lists. When you have a region that experiences all four seasons, you're treated to a variety of vistas; be it snow-capped mountains during winter, or lush green forests in the summer. That being said, hunkering down overnight in Maine is best reserved for spring, summer, and fall, when temperatures are at their best for outdoor exploration. (In fact, most glamping sites are only open between April and October.) Outside of that, Maine is a winter ski destination, whereby its patrons prefer checking into chalets, hotels, and ski resorts.

If you're looking for a romantic getaway in New England with your spouse, or indulging in all that's good for the soul on an alternative glamping bachelorette, Maine's got just the resort for those endeavors. Some are along the coast, some are deep in the woods, but all have hotel-grade comforts, so you won't need to worry about scrambling to find a potty hole in the middle of the night. With AC, kitchens, running water, and much, much more, here are the best glamping resorts in Maine.

Floating Camp Roam, Bremen

Floating Camp Roam, Bremen
Photo: Airbnb

There's something extra serene about floating on water, and we guarantee you'll drift off blissfully on Floating Camp Roam, situated at Pemaquid Pond in Bremen. This charming houseboat has a swim ladder and a sun deck so you and your spouse can take full advantage of Maine's summer and feel like you're completely alone in the wilderness. It's one of the most romantic stays we've ever seen.

Things to Do: There isn't much to do except spend quality time together in the middle of the lake. Bring date night activities with you via Datebox Club or enhance intimacy with the couples' game, Let's Get Closer.

244 Nobleboro Rd, Bremen, ME 04551

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Acadia Yurts, Southwest Harbor

Acadia Yurts, Southwest Harbor
Photo: Acadia Yurts

Acadia National Park is the star attraction of any trip to Maine, and travelers can immerse themselves in it by staying right within the action. Acadia Yurts is on Mount Desert Island and offers both yurt and tiny house accommodations. You may not want to stay out in the park for too long: the property is home to a delicious wellness center with massage therapies, a full-spectrum infrared sauna, and even a floatation tank. There are also weekly yoga classes.

Things to Do: Obviously, you've come with the goal of seeing Acadia National Park, and see it you shall with a slew of outdoor adventures spanning hiking and biking, and even an Acadia Lobster Cruise. You'll definitely need to slip on those knee-highs from The Original Muck Boot Company, and bring your snacks in a YETI Waterproof bag—things will get wet. If you're visiting two or more parks in the year, then invest in an annual pass for $80.

200 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport

Sandy Pines Campground, Kennebunkport
Photo: Sandy Pines Campground

Guests are spoiled for choice at Sandy Pines Campground: there's pretty much an accommodation option for every taste. For glampers specifically, the choice spans unique couples' glam tents with fireplaces, and family tents that sleep up to five people (ideal for small bachelorette parties). There are also trailers and airstreams, wagons, huts and cottages. The on-site amenities list is equally impressive. You'll find everything from lawn games and a large heated saltwater pool, to biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding.

Things to Do: When you've exhausted all the resort's amenities, catch some rays at Goose Rocks Beach or go on a Whale Watching Cruise.

277 Mills Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Turner Farm, North Haven

Turner Farm, North Haven
Photo: Turner Farm

For some couples, romance is found on a farm. Turner Farm has a domed tent with the most sublime of views facing south over the water toward a sister island. You'll watch the boats and seabirds from the comfort of your campsite bed. For bachelor or bachelorette getaways, Turner Farm also has a huge guesthouse. Spend time wandering the working farm filled with adorable livestock and fresh organic produce— you'll be tempted to go vegan.

Things to Do: You need a boat to get to and from this island, so take advantage of the solitude or hang out with the four-legged residents. Barn suppers showcase the farm's fresh bounty.

73 Turner Farm Rd, North Haven, ME 04853

Read Reviews

Fortland, House Island

Fortland, House Island
Photo: Fortland

Any glamp site that requires a boat has "romance" screaming through its veins. Fortland, set in Casco Bay on House Island, is a stunning option, nestled in the thick of Maine's natural greenery. There are communal firepits with skewers for marshmallows, all the cooking essentials to make a romantic meal, and handheld lanterns in case you fancy a sunset evening stroll.

Things to Do: Discover the history of Fort Scammel with a Private Island and Fort Tour, spend a day on the sandy Fortland beaches, or if you're still itching for city life, take the boat back into Portland. There, you can visit the Portland Museum of Art and Commercial Street.

0 House Island, Portland, ME 04101

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Bucksport / Fort Knox Koa Holiday, Orland

Bucksport / Fort Knox Koa Holiday, Orland
Photo: Koa

A Koa campground is a chance to unleash your inner child, making it a great option for bach parties or groups with kids. There's always an activity happening, like cupcake-making or corn hole tournaments, along with plenty of shops and restaurants. Cabins, tents, and treehouses are your accommodation options in this RV-style resort that'll never leave you getting bored. (Note: this isn't the place to come for seclusion.)

Things to Do: This glamping site is within driving range of Acadia National Park and the city of Bangor. For a respite from the noise, take a hike on Great Pond Mountain (our hiking pack list will help you prep).

32 Leaches Point Rd, Orland, ME 04472

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Terramor Outdoor Resort, Bar Harbor

Terramor Outdoor Resort, Bar Harbor
Photo: Terramor Outdoor Resort

Located on Mount Desert Island, a stay at Terramor Outdoor Resort boasts scenic mountaintops and coastline views. This is also the gateway to Acadia National Park. Each luxury tent has fireplaces and private bathrooms, and travelers can choose between king beds or bunk beds. No matter what the configuration, you'll wake up to an exciting calendar of events and insanely photogenic vistas.

Things to Do: There's something on the calendar every day, like live music, bird watching, or fishing. You can also do your own thing and drive out to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Maine's iconic lighthouses.

1453 ME-102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

The Woods, Norway

The Woods, Norway
Photo: The Woods

The Woods' ultra-cozy treehouses are a warm hug on a crisp spring or fall day. (Think: living rooms with fireplaces, screen-in porches and quintessential New England design.) Everything about this feels like home. Guests are received with Smedberg's pancake mix, Ragged Coast chocolate, and a bottle of wine—best consumed by the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Things to Do: It's so comfy here, we wouldn't blame anyone for staying in bed all day cuddling. At the same time, this is only a short drive to some awesome craft breweries and local restaurants. Norway Brewing Company and 290 Maine Street are local favorites.

374 Main St, Norway, ME 04268

Under Canvas Acadia, Surry

Under Canvas Acadia, Surry
Photo: Under Canvas

Billed as the perfect base camp for a New England getaway, you'll glamp here on 100 acres of waterfront land just 35 minutes from Acadia National Park. The luxury tents span from the Stargazer, which is ideal for couples, and the "Cadillac Mountain Suite" for up to seven attendees (hello, bach party getaway). All come with private bathrooms and decks with lounge chairs to enjoy the views. Note that Under Canvas Acadia is open from May through October.

Things to Do: The program features yoga, movie nights, painting, guided hikes, and acoustic live music. You can't visit without exploring Cadillac Mountain Trail and Acadia National Park.

702 Surry Rd, Surry, ME 04684

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Tops'l Farm, Waldoboro

Tops'l Farm, Waldoboro
Photo: Tops'l Farm

Tops'l Farm is the place for couples to embrace disconnecting from everyday life. The 83-acre woodland retreat is dotted with rustic little A-frame cabins, and every guest is treated to a barn breakfast come morning. The forest grounds are perfect for mind, body and soul experiences like yoga, foraging, and meditation. Weddings and elopements can be administered too—a sleepover in the woods without tech distraction is one solution for a stress-free big day.

Things to Do: It's all about switching off and getting back to basics here. Join in the wellness experiences, take walks, and simply be.

364 Bremen Rd, Waldoboro, ME 04572

Up Next
  • the knot travel trends 2024 piece couple travels white lotus streaming on hbo max planetary alignment
    The Top Travel Trends You'll See in 2024