Even though Governor Janet Mills’ administration is looking into an alternative, currently all non-Mainers must go through a 14 day long quarantine when entering the state.  Not surprisingly, this has caused a considerable economic hardship for those who make their money off the state’s tourist industry.

Particularly hard hit are the proprietors of lodging businesses.  The men, women, and families who own hotels, motels, resorts, and campgrounds have seen a massive decline in the number of bookings for the summer of 2020.

According to WCSH 6, at least one of Maine’s seaside resorts had to deal with over 1,000 cancellations.

What can you do to help?  You can support these hotels and resorts by taking an in-state vacation.  it's the perfect opportunity for you and that special someone to visit that seaside resort that you've always wanted to stay at, but always thought was a little too pricey.

Many Maine resorts and hotels are offering special deals for first responders, Maine residents, and on suites.  You could save as much as 40%.

These prices came (primarily) from Expedia,.  You could also reach out directly to hotels you'd like to stay at because it is possible they'll have even better deals.

Bar Harbor:

The Inn on Mount Desert for $149 per night.  A short walk from everything downtown Bar Harbor has to offer, the place has a gym and offers free breakfast.

The Bar Harbor Grand for $249 per night.  In the heart of downtown Bar Harbor, it is a two minute walk from a half dozen amazing restaurants.  Additionally, they offer wifi (who doesn’t, these days?) and free breakfast.  Plus, their porch seems like a great place to just hang out, enjoying the summer evening.

Harborside Hotel Marina And Spa for $199 per night.  Located on the water (literally), it offers spectacular views and it is short walk from all that downtown has to offer.

Belfast:

Suites At Belfast Bay Inn for $250 per night.  You can find this boutique hotel in the heart of Belfast.

Boothbay Harbor:

Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort for $230 per night.  The perfect place for a romantic getaway with that special someone.  Spectacular views of the water, a bar / restaurant on site, but you won’t need it because they offer room service.

Camden:

Lord Camden Inn for $242 per night.

Rockland

Island View Inn for $139 per night.  Basic hotel with beautiful views that is only a short drive from Rockland.

Samoset Resort for $219 per night.  A short walk from the breakwater and only few minutes drive from all that downtown Rockland has to offer.

***NOTE: As Cumberland County is still, technically, closed, we did not include any Portland-area resorts.  As that part of the state reopens, we plan to update this story.

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