A relaxing new nautical-inspired retreat in old-fashioned Rockland, with breakfast and daily wineWaking up each morning to a complimentary breakfast
Hanging out on the only rooftop deck in Rockland at this hotel, which has been mentioned in Bloomberg
Wandering off to the Farnsworth Art Museum, or driving to the nearby lighthouse
What To Know
The rooftop deck has a great view of Rockland Harbor
The hotel showcases original pieces from local artists
There are no coffee makers in the guestrooms but you can find local roasts in the lobby
An industrial-modern boutique hotel in Maine's scenic MidCoast region, with Rockland's only rooftop deck
This new Maine stay is all set up to be your mainstay. 250 Main Hotel was designed to be a true Pine Tree State oasis, a calm and quiet, vaguely nautical-inspired retreat for visitors to charming, old-fashioned Rockland. Conceived by the owner of a local boat-building yard, with an aesthetic that also references the surrounding city’s industrial past, the boutique property has an intimate, evocative feel that’s perfectly suited for the sleepy Mid-Coast region. Also displaying a range of artworks and offering the only rooftop deck in town, it’s the perfect migis. (That’s Abenaki for "a place to steal away and rest.")
In case the name didn’t give it away, this bed-and-breakfast getaway is right in the middle of things, as well. Rockland has a long history as a culinary destination, since hosting the first Maine Lobster Festival in 1947, and many of its most popular restaurants reside on Main Street and show off a livelier take on coastal living. Of course, if you’d like to stay in a Zenned-out frame of mind, there’s more art to contemplate a short walk north, at the Farnsworth Art Museum. And there’s another oasis to start exploring just two blocks away, where you’ll find the visitor center for the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
The 26 rooms at 250 Main Hotel are simply and crisply decorated in whites and neutrals, with occasional pops of color. They’re individually decorated, each featuring different works of art, plus industrial décor with reclaimed materials.
Set in Maine’s Mid-Coast region, Rockland is an old-fashioned city with a nautical-meets-industrial vibe, owing in part to its many years as a shipbuilding hub. It’s set right on the water, with 250 Main Hotel a 10-minute drive from the famous lighthouse. Check out one of the many lively restaurants, some holding James Beard Awards, or admire masterpieces of Andrew Wyeth at the Farnsworth Art Museum. If you’re a birder, pop into the Project Puffin Visitor Center, or visit the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, whose visitor center is just two blocks from your front door.