There are lots of great places to relax and spend the night in Maine, and you’ll find some rather unique spots on Airbnb. Here are just 10 accommodation listings out of many more to explore:

Yurts in Durham

The inside of Fisher Ridge Yurt in Durham.
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Pick a yurt at Maine Forest Yurts campground, found on 100 acres in Durham. Children and dogs are free. There’s no electricity or running water, but there are kitchen amenities, a lantern, a gas cook stove, barbeque grill, outside shower and three miles of private hiking trails. Not to mention it’s a short drive to L.L. Bean.

Guilford haunted mansion

Guilford mansion
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For $40 per night, you can stay at Trebor Mansion Inn, which has many mysteries in its history. A former U.S. senator’s home, it offers a wrap-around porch, feather pillows, privacy if you want it, and cheap breakfast nearby.

Off the grid in Bethel

Off-the-grid house in Bethel.
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A four-bedroom off-the-grid house in Bethel, with views of the mountains. There are no neighbors visible nearby, and the owner may be available to hire for private yoga classes, phoenix rising yoga therapy, Thai-Shiatsu or energy coaching.

Former gallery in Franklin

The open-concept apartment is on the second floor.
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This open-concept apartment is on the second floor in a space that used to be a gallery. Some art pieces are still in and outside the space, and are for sale. The timber-framed and earth-plastered structure is located on a small permaculture farm. Food options include farm-fresh eggs and organic homemade wine.

Post-and-beam cabin in Greene

Post-and-beam cabin in Greene.
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This two-bedroom post-and-beam cabin is situated at the end of a dirt road on a farm property boasting Katahdin sheep and heritage-breed pigs. An apple orchard stretches outside your window. The owners run a bakery a short drive away where they make bagels daily in a wood-fired brick oven.

Organic farm in Vassalboro

Organic farm in Vassalboro.
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You have your choice of rooms in this farmhouse within walking distance of China Lake. The property is a small organic mixed-vegetable, orchard and berry farm, and nearby is an old water-power mill. There are kayaks and bikes available, and guests are welcome to help on the farm or eat healthy farm meals.

Milo manor

Manor in Milo.
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At this manor, there’s plenty of parking for your ATV or snowsled, which may be ridden from the home to the trail on the edge of town. The guest suite is on the second floor of the 1891 farmhouse; the bath is ensuite, and the ceiling is tin. The owners have recorded old TV shows you can view on VHS, and breakfast is served at your pleasure. 

‘Here Be Chickens’ in Swanville

Cabin in Swanville.
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This cabin is called “Here Be Chickens,” and it sits on 40 acres. Described as “rustic,” with enough hot water for a 20-minute shower, it has a shared country kitchen and wood stove. A steal at $30 per night.

Pembroke artists cabin

Pembroke artist's cabin.
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This is an artists cabin on a 200-year-old farmstead in Washington County, 30 minutes from Canada. Yellow Birch Farm is on 25 acres on a dirt road on a saltwater peninsula. There’s no bathroom, but there is an outhouse and outdoor shower with hot and cold water. At night, don’t expect light pollution. Expect stars. And silence.

Beekeeper’s cottage in Freeport

A beekeeper's cottage in Freeport.
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The first floor is the apiary. The second floor is the apartment. It has big windows and a full bath with a heated floor. There’s access to an ocean beach. The owners are beekeepers and keep hives on the property. They’ll suit you up and show you the hives if you want. They also keep organic gardens and will teach you canning and preserving skills if it’s the right time of year.

Erin Rhoda

Erin Rhoda is the editor of Maine Focus, a team that conducts journalism investigations and projects at the Bangor Daily News. She also writes for the newspaper, often centering her work on issues of sexual...