Known as the Pine Tree State, Maine is the perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty of the northeastern United States. With tons of hiking trails, miles of coastline, glimmering lakes, and spectacular skiing opportunities, the versatile terrain of this beautiful state boasts an endless supply of outdoor recreation. One of the best ways to experience all that Maine has to offer is to rent a cabin. Cabins are a great option for anyone interested in a peaceful retreat with maximum privacy and easy access to outdoor attractions. No matter when you plan to visit, you’ll need to find a great rental to make the most of your trip, and what better place to start your search than Airbnb?
To that end, we’ve created this list of the best cabin rentals in Maine, all of which are listed on Airbnb. We want to ensure that these Airbnbs are outstanding and consistently well rated, so all of the cabins listed are presided over by superhosts – hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality.
Peaceful and Private Waterfront Cabin
First on our list is a rustic waterfront cabin perfect for anyone interested in experiencing the simple life in a beautiful natural setting.
Built in 1982, the cozy cabin offers a traditional design with a warm and welcoming interior. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, and there are two twin-size beds lofted above the common area. In the living room, you’ll find a comfy couch, a TV, and a small breakfast table, and the kitchenette is well stocked with cooking supplies and utensils. The rental offers a half bathroom with a composting toilet, and there is a large soaking tub in the bedroom for washing up. Pets are allowed in the cabin, and additional amenities include Wi-Fi, an outdoor grill, and complimentary toiletries.
The home is situated on the shore of Back River and is only 50 feet away from the water’s edge. At high tide, guests can rent a two-person kayak directly from the property.
Located five minutes away from Boothbay Harbor, this Maine cabin offers easy access to sailing, hiking, and dining opportunities.
This classic log cabin is set in a quiet location just out of town and offers a cozy stay surrounded by a beautiful yard.
The Maine cabin rental is spacious and comfortable, offering a ton of sleeping options for up to seven guests. On the first floor of the home, you’ll find a couch, a queen-size bed, a daybed, and a trundle bed, and the loft is furnished with a further two single beds. The living area also offers a reclining armchair, a limited kitchenette, and a wooden dining table. The cabin is located on the same property as the host’s main home but is a completely private space with its own modern full bathroom. Outside, you’ll find a quaint front porch with red chairs, a picnic table, and a firepit area. Your host will provide an outdoor grill upon request.
The nearby town of Skowhegan is just two miles away and offers a ton of great bars, restaurants, and nearby activities. The cabin is pet-friendly and offers a ton of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a TV.
Cozy Village Cabin
Centrally located, this quiet cabin is the perfect rental for a relaxing getaway with easy access to plenty of nearby attractions.
The interior is beautiful and sunny with large windows, modern furnishings, and rustic exposed beams. The space offers a studio layout with a versatile living area that is furnished with a queen-size bed and two comfortable lounge chairs. There is a full kitchen nestled in the corner, which offers granite countertops and a convenient breakfast bar. With modern amenities, including a full bathroom and Wi-Fi, this cabin is a great option for a weekend getaway or a long-term stay. There is also a small sunroom in the front of the house, perfect for relaxing with a good book.
This Maine cabin for rent is within walking distance of the nearby village, which offers spectacular dining options, hiking trails, an opera house, and several other great entertainment venues. Park your car for free on the premises, and take a walk to the nearby harbor where you can set sail or just relax and enjoy the great views.
Handcrafted Cabin Overlooking Cotton Pond
Rent a cabin in Maine with unique handmade details and unbeatable views with this beautiful home near Camden.
The first floor of the cabin is furnished with a few comfy seating options, a long dining table, and a spacious desk pushed against a picturesque window. There is also a small kitchen area with a sink and a stove top, and your hosts have provided a tall bookshelf with a ton of great reading material. The loft is furnished with a double bed and is accessible by a wooden staircase with a railing crafted from tree branches. Outside, you’ll find an outhouse, a hot outdoor shower, and a cozy firepit area. There is no Wi-Fi or TV in the cabin, making this rental ideal for travelers looking to unplug and take a break from digital distractions.
The home is surrounded by several hiking trails, diverse wildlife, and two ponds that are great for swimming. Located ten minutes away from Camden Harbor, this cabin is also a good option for serious sailors looking for a peaceful retreat.
Secluded Lakefront Cabin
If you’re looking for a lakeside cabin in Maine, check out this beautiful home with two private docks.
The interior is cozy and inviting with great natural light, classic wood planked walls, and a wood stove. Up to four guests can stay in the two-bedroom cabin, which is furnished with two queen-size beds. Large windows in the master bedroom offer beautiful lake views, and glass doors next to the living room sofa open onto a spacious deck with a grill. The space also offers a full bathroom and a full kitchen with a dining table, and guests can enjoy a second sitting area and a dedicated workspace in the loft. Combining a classic style with modern amenities, the cabin comes with Wi-Fi, a Chromecast-enabled TV, and a washer and dryer.
This charming lake cabin in Maine is set on a small peninsula and comes with two kayaks, which you can use from either of the private docks. The property offers several great hiking trails, and the historic mill at Freedom Falls is just a short walk away. Guests can also enjoy easy access to several nearby restaurants, markets, and local events.
Log Cabin on a Mountain Pond
For a Maine vacation with endless outdoor adventure, you can’t go wrong with this rustic cabin in the woods.
One or two guests can stay in the one-room cabin, which is furnished with a queen-size bed, a desk, and a dining table. There is also a full kitchen with a sink, a minifridge, a propane stove, and ample counter space. Guests have access to an outhouse and an outdoor shower as well as a full bathroom located 200 feet away in the host’s main home. In the winter, the cabin is heated by a wood stove, and in the summer it is surrounded by wildflowers, culinary herbs, and vegetables.
Guests have access to the entirety of the private 12-acre pond, and the property offers canoes, kayaks, a diving board, an aqua zip line, and a rope swing. There is also a well-maintained hiking trail on which guests can venture out to a stunning ledge overlook. For the adventurous solo traveler or couple, this is truly one of the best cabin rentals in Maine.
Haven Hill Homestead
This Maine cabin is a great option for a small group or a family and offers beautiful scenery and fun activities no matter the season.
The modern abode features a large lofted bedroom area with a queen-size bed and two single beds separated by a catwalk. Downstairs, you’ll find the cozy living area with a comfy brown couch, a TV, and glass doors that open onto a furnished porch. There is also a full bathroom, a laundry room, and a full kitchen stocked with cooking supplies and appliances. The cabin is pet-friendly and offers convenient amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
Outside, you’ll find a cozy firepit and a shaded pergola with patio furniture and a grill. In the warmer months, you can relax on the outdoor hammock or take a short stroll to the water for fishing and kayaking. Enjoy the stunning views of changing leaves in the fall and the vast network of snowmobile trails in the winter.
Point Lookout Cabin
For a rental cabin in Maine with a bit more space, check out this two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode on the scenic mid-coast.
Perfect for a small family or two couples, the cabin is furnished with two queen-size beds, and each bedroom offers their own en suite bathroom. Every room boasts charming wood-planked walls and high-end modern furnishings. The living room is uniquely spacious, offering cozy leather seating and a wood stove. There is also a dedicated space with a full kitchen and a four-person dining table for enjoying meals in the cabin. Hang out on the screened-in front porch or relax inside with comfortable amenities, including Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and a wall-mounted Smart TV in the living room. Guests will also have access to a shared fitness and recreation center, which offers exercise equipment, a pool table, and a handy supply of cards and board games.
The cabin is set in a central location in close proximity to Camden, Rockland, Belfast, and Bar Harbor. With easy access to major highways, this convenient rental is just a short drive away from endless opportunities for dining, shopping, sailing, and top-notch entertainment.
Cozy Cottage Near the Harbor
Another great option for a solo traveler or a couple is this lovely Maine cabin rental in Freeport.
The contemporary cabin is well decorated with cheerful pink walls, funky artwork, and a hand-painted armoire. Furnished with a queen-size bed, a pastel blue sofa, and a two-person table, the space offers an efficient studio layout. Grand windows border the living area and provide stunning views of the harbor through the towering trees. There is also a full bathroom and a small kitchenette with a cooktop, a copper sink, and a stainless-steel microwave and bar refrigerator. Guests can relax on the patio or recharge inside with modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
The cottage is located on the same property as the main home, but it is completely private and self-sufficient with its own parking space. Guests can enjoy hiking around the property and through the woods to the beautiful shoreline. The cabin is close to the vibrant Freeport shopping district, and Wolfe Neck Woods State Park is just a mile away and offers great hiking trails and shore walks. In the winters, the park is also a great spot for skiing and snowshoeing.
Simple Log Cabin on the Water
For those interested in a true off-grid adventure, consider this tiny lake cabin for rent in Maine.
Built in 1985, the classic family cabin was handcrafted by the host’s father and has a ton of character. With no electricity, Wi-Fi, or TV, this is a genuine off-grid experience built for outdoor enthusiasts. Up to three guests can stay in the cabin, which offers a sofa bed and a lofted double bed, but the space would be most comfortable for a solo traveler or a couple. There is also a well-stocked full kitchen and a wood stove inside the cabin, and guests will have access to a traditional outhouse located about 10 steps away.
Enjoy panoramic views of the water through the picturesque windows and from the furnished porch. Pleasant Cove is great for swimming and canoeing, and your host provides a two-seater canoe for guest use. At low tide guests can also enjoy bird watching and clam digging, and the four-acre property boasts plenty of hiking trails.
Beautiful Escape on Hampshire Hill
Peaceful and secluded, this newly built Maine cabin sits on 75 acres of private woodland with two miles of private hiking trails.
The one-bedroom home boasts a beautiful interior design with artistic details and high-end furnishings. On the second floor, you’ll find one bedroom furnished with a double bed, and your host will provide an air mattress and a cot for additional guests. There is also a full bathroom with a spa-like walk-in shower, a vessel sink, and a washer and dryer. The open-concept living area can be found on the first floor and boasts high ceilings and grand windows that provide views of the Northwestern Mountains. Also on the first floor is a full kitchen with high-end appliances and a spacious dining table. The Airbnb is pet-friendly and offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Guests can also enjoy stunning views from the screened-in porch or from the gazebo attached to the side of the house. Outside, there’s a cozy firepit area, great for keeping warm while stargazing. In addition to the vast woodland on the property, the cabin is located 10 minutes away from Belgrade Lakes and offers easy access to country stores, public beaches, and Kennebec Valley trails.
Lakefront Cabin in Acadia National Park
This cabin on a lake in Maine offers a rustic camping experience bordered by Acadia National Park.
Characterized by cathedral ceilings, nautical-themed decorations, and a wall of windows, the private cabin offers a cozy stay with great amenities. The spacious living area has two cozy sofa beds with memory foam mattresses, a dining table, and an indoor fireplace. There is also a full bathroom, a renovated kitchen with a cooktop and a toaster oven, and a lofted king-size bed. Outside you’ll find a firepit, an outdoor shower, and a large deck that offers stunning lake views.
Guests will have exclusive access to the property’s dock on Echo Lake, and the Airbnb comes with a canoe, a kayak, and a float. The sandy shores are ideal for swimming, and the surrounding land offers beautiful bluffs and several hiking trails.
Cottage by the Sea
If you’re looking for a Maine cabin rental on the rural coast, check out this lovely cottage in Brooksville with water views.
The cabin shares a vast and grassy property with the neighboring main home but is a completely separate and private rental. The interior is cute and cozy, and the efficient layout keeps the space from feeling too cramped. With wood-planked walls and tasteful splashes of color, the adorable living room offers comfortable seating, a dining table, and a wall of windows that provide breathtaking views. There is a full kitchen and a full bathroom, and the separate bedroom is furnished with a double bed. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace, and a dedicated workspace.
Brooksville is a scenic and friendly village filled with lovely local restaurants, golf courses, pottery studios, and incredible wildlife, including bald eagles, seals, and birds. The town dock, where guests can enjoy waterfront access, is also just a five-minute walk away.
Private Maine Camp
Nestled in the foothills of the Western Mountains, this rental cabin in Maine offers a relaxing getaway with great recreational activities.
With pine walls and a set of glass doors, the cabin offers a functional common area that is cozy and bright. Up to five guests can stay in the home, which has one full bathroom, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a lofted bedroom with two twin beds. The living room is furnished with a cozy sofa bed, which makes for another comfortable place to sleep. Although the cabin does not have Wi-Fi, there is a convenient TV and a DVD player. Feel free to whip up a gourmet meal in the full kitchen, which also offers a breakfast bar. Pets are welcome in the cabin, and additional amenities include air-conditioning and a washer and dryer.
Guests can enjoy the hiking trails at the nearby Mount Blue State Park, and Black Mountain is just a few miles away, offering skiing and snowmobiling in the winter. If you plan a trip to the cabin in the late summer, be sure to pick some blackberries right in the front yard.
Cozy Cabin Near Acadia
Last but not least is a Maine cabin that offers a simple yet comfortable stay on seven acres of forest.
The 700-square-foot space boasts soaring vaulted ceilings. Although there is no Wi-Fi, there are a ton of convenient amenities, including a TV, air-conditioning, and complimentary toiletries. Up to four guests can stay in the cabin, which offers one full bathroom, one bedroom with a double bed, and one bedroom with a queen-size bed. Guests can find several cozy spaces to relax, including the main living room, the lofted sitting area, and the screened-in porch. There is also a full bathroom and a separate dining area, and the full kitchen is well stocked with essential cooking supplies and offers ample counter space.
Another notable feature of this enchanting cabin is the treetop roof deck, which provides stunning views of the surrounding forest. The cabin is completely private and secluded, with no visible neighbors. Marlboro Beach and Lamoine State Park are a five-minute drive away, and Blunt’s Pond is just up the road within walking distance. This convenient Airbnb is also a short drive away from Ellsworth, where you’ll find several great shops and restaurants.
That concludes our list of the best cabin rentals in Maine. With so many great accommodations to choose from, your nature getaway is sure to be unforgettable.