From mountains and lakes to the pinewood forests and rugged coastline, Maine is a wondrous place filled with natural beauty. Much of the state’s landscape is largely untouched by human development, which makes Maine a great destination for nature lovers and wildlife seekers. The Pine Tree State is home to over 30 state parks, eight national wildlife refuges, and Acadia National Park, famous for its breathtaking coastal scenery. Coastal towns offer culture, dining, and shopping along historic streets and picturesque boat-filled harbors.

As a four-season destination, visitors can book Maine vacation rentals all year-round. Located at the top of the Appalachian Mountain range, winters are snowy here. Skiing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling are some of the most popular winter activities. Everything comes alive again in late spring when warmer days encourage leaves to grow and flowers to bloom. Fall colors in Maine are gorgeous, so it’s an excellent place to go for leaf-peeping excursions. Summer is the best time to visit for the warmest and sunniest weather for hiking, biking, swimming, and more.

With so many beautiful places to explore, glamping in Maine is a great option for those looking for luxury camping so close to nature. Join us on a journey to discover the best Maine glamping sites for your next outdoor adventure in the Pine Tree State.


Waterside view of Kennebunkport.

Located in southern Maine, Kennebunkport is a scenic coastal town with lovely sandy beaches. Goose Rocks Beach is a great place to visit if you’re looking for white sand and fewer crowds. There’s also the Timber Point Trail for hiking on the north end of the beach. It takes hikers through forests, marshlands, meadows, and rocky coastlines.

No matter which one of the many Kennebunkport vacation rentals you decide to go with, there’s a good chance you’ll see wildlife in this part of Maine, either on land or at sea. Boat tours depart from Kennebunkport for whale watching, fishing, and lobstering. Sailing cruises and kayaking rentals are two other options for those looking to connect with nature.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the best of glamping in Kennebunkport, where adventure meets relaxation in Maine’s idyllic coastal paradise. Here are some of our favorite things to do:

  • Get your adrenaline pumping with a thrilling kayak excursion along the scenic Kennebunk River, exploring hidden coves and spotting wildlife like seals and osprey.
  • Discover the town’s rich history on a narrated trolley tour, cruising past charming Victorian homes, captain’s mansions, and the iconic Walker’s Point, summer residence of former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Savor the flavors of Maine’s culinary delights with a lobster bake experience, where you can feast on freshly caught lobsters, clams, and other local delicacies while enjoying panoramic coastal views.

Glamping Options in Kennebunkport

If you want to come and explore this beautiful part of Maine, consider glamping in the Summer Brook Campsite RV. This campsite’s units have a seating and/or dining area as well as air conditioning, so your visit will be comfortable regardless of the weather. You can experience the calming presence of Maine’s great outdoors while still accessing amenities such as a washer/dryer and a kitchenette.


Portland, Maine, downtown city skyline at dusk.

Portland is the largest city in Maine and a great jumping-off point for glampers. It’s easy to get here by both car and plane. This region also includes many pristine lakes and forests! You’ll find a large variety of Portland vacation rentals, including glamping retreats and RV campgrounds in the area. Campers from Durham to Sanford can find everything from off-the-grid safari tents to private lakeside cabins. If you need to access Wi-Fi on your trip, you’ll find plenty of small businesses around town where you can connect to the local service.

As you set up camp around Portland, you can take some time to explore all that this historical area has to offer such as:

  • Old lighthouses and walk the cobblestone streets of the old parts of the city.
  • Nearby biking or hiking trails and learn what makes Portland such a special place.
  • Tour the pre-Gilded Age Victoria Mansion to learn what luxurious life was like in the 1800s.
  • Explore the beautiful sights of Casco Bay and take a ferry to the nearby islands.

Glamping Options in Portland

As you plan your stay in Portland, you can find welcoming accommodations that will let you glamp in style. Consider Blanco, the 1991 Volkswagen Westfalia.

This RV will not only help you take a comfortable vacation, but the vintage look will help you feel as though you are stepping back in time! The RV even comes with sleeping bags and other amenities you need to enjoy your glamping adventure.

For more comfort and space, you can also check out this Class A Diesel Pusher motorhome. With a queen bed and two additional beds, you can sleep up to six in the motorhome. Between the grilling and kitchen area, the 46-inch TV, and the ability to take this motorhome directly to Portland’s popular destinations, this option will help you truly glamp in style. Just pack up your Adirondack chairs for sitting round the campfire in the evening and see where this motorhome can take you.

Acadia National Park

View of the Maine coastline at Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park is a stunning place full of natural wonders. The park showcases diverse habits across its almost 50,000 acres of mountains, woods, lakes, and ocean shoreline. Located on Mount Desert Island in northern Maine, Acadia National Park cabins offer a relaxing way for nature seekers to enjoy the park year-round. Glamping in Acadia National Park is an espeically great way to experience this majestic location.

There are plenty of things to see and explore around Acadia National Park, but here are some of our favorites:

  • Bicycling the crushed rock carriage roads through the heart of the park
  • Visit the Beech Mountain Fire Tower for a lookout view
  • Go swimming in the summer at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach
  • Visit the Baker Island Light Station lighthouse

Glamping Options Near Acadia National Park

Under Canvas Acadia on Union River Bay really puts the “glam” in glamping just outside of Acadia National Park. Fabulous white tents are lushly furnished with king beds, leather sofas, and luxe linens. Each tent has a private ensuite bathroom with organic bath products and a wood-burning stove that includes complimentary firewood. Under Canvas Acadia also provides free outdoor activities, fire pits with s’mores kits, USB battery packs, and on-site dining.

Choose from deluxe or suite canvas tents. On top of those choices, parents will love the option of the accompanying kid’s tent — a teepee built for two that sits adjacent to the main tent. These delightful tents are furnished with two twin beds, a nightstand, lantern, and rug. Larger families may want to consider the Cadillac Mountain Suite, with two tents that sleep up to seven. Each tent has its own private bathroom and the suite shares a large private deck.

The Stargazer tent happens to be one of our top 10 places to stay in Maine, as it offers a private, romantic getaway for two. It features all the upscale amenities of the deluxe tent plus a sky-viewing window above the bed for stargazing. On clear nights, you’re sure to see plenty of constellations and even the Milky Way.

Bar Harbor

Aerial view of Bar Harbor, Maine.

Considered the gateway to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a vacation destination rich in culture, history, and natural beauty. As the largest town on the island, Bar Harbor is the place to go for shopping, dining, and nightlife. While Bar Harbor vacation rentals are plentiful, glampers will find places to stay outside of town, mostly in the northern and western parts of the island. This is a great choice if you’d prefer glamping near Acadia National Park along the coastline.

There are plenty of great activities to discover in Bar Harbor for all ages. Some of our favorite things to do include:

  • Visiting the Natural History Center and signing up for a nature tour or book an array of activities.
  • Taking a Bar Harbor culinary walking tour to experience the best food in the area.
  • Discovering the haunted past of Bar Harbor with a Bar Harbor Ghost Walk.
  • Taking a narrated bus tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Glamping Options in Bar Harbor

Luxury RV glampsites like this setup are available at the Bar Harbor Oceanside KOA, one of the best camping resorts on the island.

No setup or RV know-how is required — everything is hooked up and ready for guests upon arrival. 

Plan Your Next Maine Glamping Adventure

From its southern beaches to its northern mountains, glamping in Maine is a truly special way to enjoy this outdoor paradise. Search our huge collection of rental listings to book the best glamping experience in Maine on VacationRenter today.