11 Gorgeous, Pet-Friendly Cabins & Airbnbs in Maine

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There are few places as scenically diverse as Maine. With forested mountains, placid lakes, and charming villages, it’s one of the few places where you can be completely immersed in nature. That’s why it’s a popular vacation destination for both humans and their furry best friends.

Whether you’re planning a weekend escape or a week-long adventure, you’ll want to book a pet-friendly home or cabin for your trip. Thankfully, there are plenty of places in Maine that welcome pets with open arms so that you can explore the great outdoors with them by your side.

We recognize how important it is to find a comfortable home that both you and your pet can enjoy, which is why we put together this list of pet-friendly rentals. From lakeside cabins to private islands, there’s something for every traveler on this list.

1. Sebago Lake Log Cabin With Private Dock and Beach

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Enjoy the sparkling Sebago Lake outside your front door at this stunning log cabin. It’s spacious enough to accommodate 12 guests and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The interior of the cabin is breathtaking, with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and wood paneling throughout.

The cabin is located just 100 feet from the waterfront, where you’ll find a private beach and private dock reserved just for you. There’s also a gas grill patio where you and your friends can enjoy a meal together.

2. Charming Cabin Steps Away From Moosehead Lake

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It doesn’t get more peaceful than this secluded cabin in Greenville. It’s located just a few minutes away from the beautiful Moosehead Lake, where you and your happy pup can spend the day walking, hiking, or even swimming. It’s also in close proximity to some of Maine’s other attractions, including the Appalachian Trail and the Big Squaw Mountain ski resort.

This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom rental boasts over 1,400 square feet of space and is large enough to host up to eight guests. With an open floor plan, this cozy cabin has a stainless steel chef’s kitchen, a living room with a smart TV/DVD player, and a wood-burning stove to keep you warm during the winter months. In the summer, you can take advantage of the outside deck and BBQ grill, as well as beach access to the private lake.

3. Three-Story Cabin with Mountain Views and Waterfront Access

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If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway surrounded by nature, then look no further than this secluded cabin in Gouldsboro. Not only does the cabin feature sweeping views of Mount Cadillac in Arcadia National Park and Mt Desert Island, but it also has direct access to the Mt Desert Narrows waterfront. From there, you can go fishing, clam digging, or bird watching.

The cabin itself has four bedrooms and two and a half baths spread across three floors, which is more than enough space for you and seven of your closest friends. The third-floor functions as its own apartment, with a private entrance, separate kitchenette, and its own dining and living area.

4. 1960s Cabin Overlooking West Harbor Pond

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This mid-century style cabin is the perfect mix of modern and traditional styles. The decor and furnishings are all from the 1960s, while the wood paneling adds a rustic, cozy atmosphere. In addition to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the cabin also features a living room with a fireplace, smart TV, and Sonos speakers. The fully equipped kitchen is also located next to the dining area, so you can chat with your friends and family while you cook.

Since the cabin is perched atop a small hill, you’ll have panoramic views of the West Harbor Pond in Boothbay Harbor. It’s also just a five-minute drive into town, so you’re never far from shops, restaurants, and bars.

5. Lakefront Cabin with Private Dock

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Located right on the waterfront edge of Knickerbocker Lake, this 2 bedroom 1 bathroom has a private dock and lake views from every room. You can spend the day boating, fishing, or even swimming in this pristine freshwater lake. The cabin is also surrounded by tree-lined forests, so you’ll have complete privacy from any nearby neighbors.

The living room and kitchen, while small, are well-equipped with everything you need for a week-long day. There’s also a fireplace and a variety of board games, puzzles, and books to keep you entertained during your stay. In warmer weather, you can also utilize the outdoor grill and fire pit. Enjoy some of the best seafood in Maine at Boothbay Lobster Wharf. Bring the pup too!

6. Oceanfront Home for Large Groups or Families

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Spacious enough to accommodate up to 12 guests, this oceanfront home is ideal for large groups or family gatherings. Perched on the shores of Penobscot Bay, this sprawling 6 bedroom 5 bathroom house has dramatic views of the water, islands, and if you’re lucky, seals!

With a plethora of outdoor activities lying right outside your doorstep, this vacation home is a spectacular choice for adventure lovers. Sunbathe on the outdoor deck, relax in the private hot tub, or roast marshmallows by the fire pit. With this home, you’ll also have private beach access, where you can enjoy the fresh breeze and crashing waves all to yourself. There’s also a rustic sleeping cabin where you can escape if you need even more privacy from your fellow travelers.

7. Private 23-Acre Island With Two Sleeping Cabins

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If you’ve ever wanted to stay on your very own private island, this is your chance. Rated on The Culture Trip as the #1 “Entire U.S. islands you can rent on Airbnb,” Oak Island is a 23-acre island off the coast of Camden, Maine. There are two small cabins on the island, although it’s also possible to camp if you’d rather immerse yourself in the great outdoors.

Your four-legged friend will have the entire island to run free, as there are plenty of forests, beaches, and wildflower fields to explore. There are also numerous hiking trails, where you can get lost in the wilderness at your own pace. Spending a few nights on Oak Island is guaranteed to be a once in a lifetime experience you won’t want to miss, and while you’re there, you’ll definitely want to check out this dog- friendly restaurant, Peter Otts.

8. Secluded Cabin for Large Groups

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This impeccably clean cabin sits in the middle of 7 interrupted acres of land and forest, offering guests complete privacy while they soak in the surrounds of rural Maine. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a loft, all of which can accommodate up to 12 guests. You’ll also find a wood-burning fireplace and an open kitchen where everyone can congregate during the day.

Outside, you can bask in the sun on the front porch or curl up around the fire pit while you admire the night sky. Best of all, you’re only located roughly 20 minutes away from North Conway, New Hampshire, which is one of the highest-rated ski resorts in the country.

9. Peaceful Cabin on Private 75-Acre Property

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When you stay at this charming 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cabin, you’ll have the entire 75-acre property just for you and your pet. You can enjoy the colorful sunsets or trek along the 2-miles of hiking trails in complete privacy, making this the ultimate getaway retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Despite being secluded in nature, you’re just 10 minutes from downtown Belgrade Lakes and many of the public beaches on Long Pond and Great Pond. You’re also just an hour south of the ski resorts.

10. Three-bedroom Cabin with 180 Degree Mountain Views

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Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and their adventurous pets, this quaint cabin is centrally located next to Maine’s most beautiful natural attractions. It’s located in the Western Mountains, which means you’re just a few miles away from skiing, hunting, fishing, and hiking.

The cabin itself also boasts picturesque 180-degree views of the mountains, while the main and upper floor decks are perfect for soaking in the essence of your surroundings. It has three bedrooms and one bath and can sleep up to six guests.

11. Adorable Camp Cabin in the Woods

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With all the cozy comforts of home, this woodsy cabin is a blissful retreat near Naples. Up to five guests can stay in this two bedroom, two bathroom home, which has been tastefully decorated with ship-lap panels and country chic decor. Outside, you’ll find a large deck, fire pit, gas and charcoal grills, and even a separate house to do your laundry.

As you stroll through your secluded property, don’t be surprised if you spot wild turkeys, giant rabbits, or even different types of owls on the property. Although you’re tucked away in the middle of the woods, you’re still just a short drive to many facilities and amenities, like restaurants, bars, riverboat rides, and kayak rental shops.


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Kara is a dog mama to 3-year-old English Bulldog, Winnie. Winnie and Kara are inseparable. Whether home watching crime documentaries or packing up for their next travel adventure – they are always together. Follow along @winnieroobullydog.

 

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