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Maine is known for its unique natural attractions, including waterfalls, gorgeous mountains, and pretty coastline. The state is an ideal destination for recreational activities such as camping, hiking, and skiing. Those who enjoy a more relaxed holiday will love sightseeing along the coast, famous for its scenic lighthouses.
When it comes to holiday accommodation in Maine, there are numerous types to choose from – condos, cottages, apartments, lodges, and townhouses. No matter the variety, renting your own holiday accommodation will allow you access to spectacular lakeside locations, private beaches, and home-away-from-home convenience.
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Finding a property that includes a pool shouldn't be too hard in Maine. One-third of the properties offer one on offer. Hotel rooms with pools in Maine are a wonderful choice for groups of 5 and usually cost around £265 per night. Among these rentals, nearly all are within 2 kilometres of water. Holidaymakers who are specifically searching for a pet-friendly holiday rental will find Maine suitable, as many properties are pet-friendly. Pet-friendly holiday rentals in Maine cost, on average, £288 a night. It is also possible to find pet-friendly properties that are near the city centre. In Maine, a few of the holiday rentals are situated less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
The Weather in Maine
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Above are the weather conditions for Maine. This year, July will have the highest average temperatures. February is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to -9°. The rainiest month is January, while the driest month is May.
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Accommodation options for your holiday in Maine
918 of the 12,552 listed rentals in Maine are house rentals. They account for more than a fifth of the properties there (22.59%). The median nightly price of house rentals there is £452, and the median size is 179 m². Furthermore, these rentals are usually optimal for large groups, as that's the average number of people that house rentals can host in Maine. Holidaymakers looking for something other than house rentals can also find many bed & breakfast rentals, which are the second most popular property type in Maine. Our data shows that the median price of bed & breakfast rentals is £254 per night for an area of 33 m².
Where to find the best food in Maine?
What to eat on your holiday in Maine
A lobster dinner is one of the classic options in Maine, and includes a whole boiled lobster accompanied by a narrow fork, a cracking tool, and melted butter. Corn on the cob is a classic accompaniment while steamed clams just make it even more luxurious. Head to the Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier to enjoy this dish on picnic tables that overlook Chauncey Creek.
A blueberry pie is a classic local dessert, as wild blueberries are the state's official fruit. Taste the best pie in Maine at the Pie in the Sky Bakery at Cape Neddick. This family-owned bakery does not use any trans-fats or preservatives in their baked goods, and offers you naturally mouthwatering, handcrafted pies. Maine's summer blueberries are succulent — if you have the chance to go blueberry picking, go for it.
What is the weather like in Maine?
What weather to expect on your Maine holiday
Fall is a great time to visit during what is known as 'Indian Summer,' when the leaves start changing colour. This is also the time of the harvest festival, and high lobster season. Nature lovers can also enjoy a moose safari in the wild from the comfort of your own tent!
Although winter gets chilly, vacationers will be out in full force sledding, skiing and snowshoeing on the slopes. Put your snowman building skills to the test at the Bethel Winterfest, or seek refuge from the cold in Maine's numerous museums and shopping malls. The end-of-year festivities are magical to say the least, but make sure to book your Maine holiday accommodation well in advance during this period. The same applies to summer and spring, when visitors enjoy the beaches and mountains. Maine gives reasons to visit all year round.
What are the top sights in Maine?
What to do and see in Maine
First things first, the lighthouses! Maine's coast is home to a massive number of 60 lighthouses, all waiting to be explored. Meanwhile, the Maine Art Museum Trail will take you across eight museums featuring more than 73,000 pieces of art. Budding artists will love the creative colonies and visual arts schools that welcome newcomers and collaborators. The performing arts scene is vibrant too, with plenty of theatre, musicals and concerts to choose from.
The Maine Centre for Crafts is testament to the region's creative and resourceful craft legacies that have been passed on from generation to generation. The state’s maritime heritage is well established at the Maine Maritime Museum. During high season, book your Maine holiday letting in advance so you can be close to the action.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Maine?
Museums in Maine
Old Fort Western Museum is a wooden fort, the oldest of its kind in New England. Originally built in 1754, it is located on the Kennebec river in Augusta and has been restored to its former glory. Visit the fort for its various exhibits about the history of the region during the 18th century.
Located in Brunswick, Bowdoin College Museum of Art is home to an art collection spanning from antiquities to contemporary art. This museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and most of its art collection was donated by James Bowdoin III in the 19th century.
Where are the unique attractions in Maine?
Natural attractions in Maine
Visit Acadia National Park to see the rugged beauty of Maine's coastline, forests, and numerous lakes and streams. Covering approximately 60mi2, this park offers travellers more than 100mi. of hiking trails. Some particularly scenic spots include Schoodic Point, Loop Road, and Sieur de Monts Spring.
First opened in 2007, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is located in Boothbay and covers 270 acres. It is divided into different sections, including the Perennial & Rose Garden, the Giles Rhododendron Garden, Vayo Meditation Garden, and Bibby and Harold Alfond Children’s Garden. New elements are added to this botanical garden every year.
What are the must-see attractions in Maine?
Culture and tranquillity in Maine: America's most north-easterly state
Portland Museum of Art
Aptly situated in the town's art district, this museum houses a wide range of artwork dating from the 18th century to the present day.
Infamous for its vast stretches of beautiful sandy dunes, Ogunquit Beach is one of the state's most popular destinations with five km of white sand and fantastic views over the Atlantic.
Located on Mount Desert Island, this peak forms part of the stunning Acadia National Park. Take one of the numerous hiking trails which are particularly impressive at sunrise.
Portland Head Light
In historic Cape Elizabeth, you will find the oldest lighthouse in the state. You can stroll through the adjoining park or even enjoy a scenic picnic.
Mount Desert Island
Popular with celebrities, Mount Desert is the largest island off the coast of Maine. Choose to take a picturesque walk or explore the quaint town of Bar Harbor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Maine?
On average, a House rentals or Bed & Breakfast rentals in Maine costs £77 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Maine?
There are currently 12,552 holiday homes in Maine to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Maine?
Travellers planning holidays to Maine most often look for Internet, TV, and Pool when it comes to accommodation amenities.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Maine?
With 12,552 holiday rentals available in Maine, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Maine holiday home?
Yes, there are 2,672 holiday homes in Maine that allow pets, with an average price of £288 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Maine?
July and August are the warmest months in Maine, while May and June have the least rain.
Where can I see deals on holiday accommmodation in Maine?
You can find fabulous discounts on holiday lettings in Maine with the cost per night for a rental starting at just £77 - and HomeToGo has created a range of features that mean it's easy to discover the top deals. If you don't have set dates for a trip, make use of HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to scan for great value timings and find savings of up to 64%. Additionally, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter makes it easy to uncover hidden gem holiday homes in lower-price, lesser-known locales that are just as close to your desired destination, whether that's a beach, lake, ski region or city centre. Book early to take advantage of the greatest variety of options and low prices - and do so free from stress by selecting HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when searching for holiday accommodation.
What are the pros of finding a holiday home in Maine with HomeToGo?
From increased privacy away from the crowds to plenty of room in which to chill out with your loved ones, holiday lettings in Maine have a variety of bonuses. HomeToGo surfaces real reviews from verified visitors, and searching is safe, simple, and hassle-free - so with 12,552 lets from 23 providers in the area, you're bound to uncover the perfect place to stay with all of the amenities to suit you in Maine.
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What are the most popular holiday destinations and places to visit in Maine?
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