Maine's Kennebec Valley

How will you Stay?

The choice is yours in Maine’s Kennebec Valley.


The best way to begin your search for a place to stay in Maine’s Kennebec Valley is to consider what you plan to do and go from there. With a variety of activities in all four seasons, visitors will no doubt find a place that suits them.

Maybe a hotel? Or are you looking to get off the grid? Camping is a natural choice whether you plan to park your RV or bring a tent. No equipment? No problem. Maybe your place to stay is an Outdoor Adventure Resort or one of the many traditional Maine Cottage Resorts.

Vacation like you live here. Big or small, you make the call. Most of our towns have real estate offices or rental specialists catering to these properties. Or for the more tech-savvy, there are online booking sites. When you rent the right place, it feels like you own a vacation home.

No matter where you choose to stay, you will awake well-rested and ready to face the day.
Air BnB in the Kennebec Valley
Maine Lakeside Cottages. @NicholetheNomad
Cabin camping at Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks
Cabin camping at Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks. Image ©

What’s your style?

A Vacation Rental will allow you to handle all the daily scheduling and details like you would at home. Stay at the lakeside cottage of your dreams or a cozy mountain bungalow built for two; you make the rules and the meals. 

Sporting Camps and Wilderness Lodges are purpose-built for adventure, hunting, and fishing types. But don’t be fooled; most have the comforts of an in-town hotel; they just happen to put their guests in the center of the action.

Visitors to the region coming in for shorter getaways—perhaps something like a special event, destination wedding, or romantic leaf-peeping trip can pick from a collection of in-town Inns and B&Bs. And if you plan on being in Augusta, Waterville, Skowhegan, or some of the other larger towns here, there are excellent choices when it comes to Hotels and Motels.

Outdoor Adventure Resorts revolve around caring for their guests with an activity-filled vacation in mind, with onsite outdoor activity planning (including guides), dining, entertainment, and even onsite breweries. Plus, they usually have accommodations that range from roughing it in a tent to posh multi-unit cabins or suites. After your adventure, enjoy a dip in the pool or a soak in a hot tub.

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Stay close to nature

From rugged fun to relaxing in the sun, pack your gear and go. Don’t forget your sense of adventure and a plan to have no plans. Campgrounds range from simple tenting to full-on family RV camping resorts, so do your homework as you look for the “perfect spot.” Remember the things you want to do, too, when you are not on your site.

Camps and lodges are a Maine tradition. This type of lodging grants easy access to the outdoors and insider tips from the owner—usually a Registered Maine Guide. Guests enjoy home-cooked meals, camaraderie, and fully-stocked cabins right out in the woods.

With nature outside your door, a Cottage Resort can combine the nostalgia of a classic Maine getaway with unmatched hospitality and family fun. Meal plans are standard, and camp activities like hiking, kayaking, and fishing are usually available at no extra charge. Or you can relax and let time slip by.

Remote Camping under the pines in Maine's Kennebec Valley
The Lockewood Hotel in downtown Waterville

Intown Options

Hotel and motel lodging in Maine’s Kennebec Valley provides a comfortable and welcome respite from your day’s activities. You will find national chains to fit every budget in Augusta and Waterville. Or experience traditional Maine hospitality at the motels and motor courts in virtually all the towns along the region’s major thoroughfares.

An overnight stay at one of our many bed and breakfasts or historic inns provides a highly personalized lodging experience and a way to connect with your hosts and other visitors. These friendly folks know about the best of the region and will be glad to arrange for a sunset boat ride on the lake or a picnic to take along on your day out.

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