With hikes encompassing the easy-going Ocean Path through to the spine-tingling Beehive Trail, Acadia National Park is where you’ll find some of the finest hikes in the US. Occupying the eastern section of Maine’s Mount Desert Island, the park enjoys dramatic coastal scenery and contains the highest peak on the North Atlantic seaboard. Our pick of the Airbnb Acadia National Park scene puts you right in the heart of the landscape.
These Airbnbs in Acadia National Park Surround You With Natural Beauty
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- Bar Harbor Airbnbs
- Airbnbs in Acadia National Park limits
- Acadia National Park Airbnbs with a pool
- Seal Harbor Airbnbs
- Town Hill Acadia National Park Airbnbs
Bar Harbor Airbnbs
Cozy downtown oasis – steps to the waterfront
Wake up to the sound of waves and the scent of sea salt when you stay at the “On Island Time” Airbnb in Bar Harbor. This storybook cottage is surrounded by plants and blossoming trees with a cushy outdoor seating zone where you can put your feet up after a day’s hiking. Originally built in 1958, the property was renovated in 2021 to ensure a high level of comfort. Be sure to follow the shore path one morning to witness one of the best sunrise spots on the island beyond Cadillac Mountain.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $425 per night
Private Airbnb with easy access to Acadia National Park and town
This chic contemporary home is clad with designer furnishings inspired by the hosts’ travels in Scandinavia. Large windows invite natural light to flood the interiors while at the same time giving you an eyeful of Cadillac Mountain. An expansive lawn receives ample sunlight while a CedarWorks Playset will delight any kids in your party. Check into this Bar Harbor Airbnb with a hot tub and let the peace and quiet recharge your batteries.
Five guests, three bedrooms
Price: $475 per night
Petunia Cottage – large Victorian in Bar Harbor
A flawless choice of Acadia National Park Airbnbs for larger groups, this seven-bedroom house features a games room and multiple porches. Dating back to 1877, the Queen Anne Victorian-style lodge contains a mix of vintage furniture and modern essentials. The front porch and select bedrooms offer a glimpse of Frenchman’s Bay while Main Street is less than a 10-minute walk away.
Sixteen guests, seven bedrooms
Price: $1,050 per night
Airbnbs in Acadia National Park limits
Stunning waterfront Airbnb inside Acadia National Park
Sited within the boundaries of Acadia National Park, this remote vacation home comes with 180-degree views of Somes Sound and direct access to a swimming hole. A wraparound deck capitalizes on the views while the bed of the forest is laid out with a fire pit and picnic area. Rental permits the use of an original 1936 cabin, a kids’ playhouse, and the provided kayaks, canoes, and bikes.
Seven guests, three bedrooms
Spectacular oceanfront, Acadia National Park, Maine
Perched on a cliff above Somes Sound, this waterfront Airbnb inside Acadia National Park gifts you with some of the best views on the island. A panoramic deck is fitted with plentiful seating and a barbecue. Luxurious beds are dressed with high-quality linens while the bathtub overlooks the scenery. Meanwhile, yogis can practice in the designated yoga room – which serves equally well as a kids’ play zone. Follow the path down to the water’s edge and keep an eye poised for the resident seal community.
Ten guests, five bedrooms
Price: $1,010 per night
Beautiful home in Northeast Harbor
Located in Northeast Harbor village, this family-friendly Acadia National Park Airbnb is spread over three levels. Communal areas are artistically decorated with a separate TV den alongside the main lounge on the second floor. Remote workers will appreciate the office with a desk and a well-stocked library. Slide open the French doors and you’ll find yourself in a lush backyard encircled by trees for privacy.
Ten guests, six bedrooms
Price: $720 per night
Acadia National Park Airbnbs with a pool
Unique three-bedroom with pool – Acadia High Tower
Located across the Somes Sound in western Mount Desert, this castle-like Airbnb in Acadia National Park impresses with its views and statement architecture. Inspired by European manor houses, elegant turrets embellish the facade while original features including stained glass windows and wood paneling beautify the interiors. Furthermore, the property had the added luxury of a private swimming pool (guarded by gargoyles!) in the backyard.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $685 per night
Seal Harbor Airbnbs
*BEST* in Acadia
Perfect for outdoorsy types, this Acadia National Park Airbnb places you right at the crux of Mount Desert’s top-tier natural attractions. Jordan Pond, Seal Harbor Beach, and several trailheads are within walking distance of the cottage. Light and airy living quarters are minimalist yet practical and squeaky clean. A bathtub and outdoor seating area with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and a grill are exactly what you need after an afternoon of exploration.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $485 per night
The rustic lodge, Hummingbird, is set within a picturesque garden plot with ocean views available from multiple decks. The master bedroom occupies the top floor with panoramic windows and a telescope maximizing your chances of sighting a dolphin or shooting star. Down in the main living room, hardwood flooring, oak beams, and a wood-burner create an après-style place to hang out.
Eight guests, five bedrooms
Price: $625 per night
Town Hill Acadia National Park Airbnbs
Secluded hilltop home with beautiful Cadillac Mountain view and multiple decks
Situated on 28 acres of private land, this secluded Acadia National Park Airbnb chalet gives you that off-the-radar experience. The backyard and decks overlook Cadillac Mountain to the east with gorgeous sunsets to the west over Blue Hill. As a new build, the property satisfies the needs of the modern traveler. The kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line amenities while the powerful propane fireplace will ensure you remain toasty. A nook in the loft is ideal for reading, meditation, play, and stargazing.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $525 per night
Romantic forest cabin – private, near everything
Whisk your other half away to the dreamiest cabin Airbnb that Acadia National Park has to offer. The cozy rental is tucked away in the woodlands, a five-minute drive from the park entrance and 15 minutes from Bar Harbor. Indoor spaces are turned out with brand-new fixtures and upholstery while the teal kitchen adds a pop of color. Wind down on the 1.5-acre plot of land complete with a grill and fire pit.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $275 per night
Where is Acadia National Park?
Acadia National Park is located on the coast of Maine, in the United States. It is about 160 miles from Portland, Maine, and about 50 miles from Bangor, Maine. The town of Bar Harbor, located on Mount Desert Island, shares borders with the park and is a popular home base for those visiting the park.
The park was established in 1919 and protects about half of Mount Desert Island, part of the Isle au Haut, the tip of the Schoodic Peninsula, and portions of 16 smaller outlying islands. It protects the natural beauty of the rocky headlands, including the highest mountains along the Atlantic coast. Acadia boasts a glaciated coastal and island landscape, an abundance of habitats, a high level of biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage.
The park contains the tallest mountain on the Atlantic Coast of the United States (Cadillac Mountain), exposed granite domes, glacial erratics, U-shaped valleys, and cobble beaches. Its mountains, lakes, streams, wetlands, forests, meadows, and coastlines contribute to a diversity of plants and animals. Weaved into this landscape is a historic carriage road system financed by John D. Rockefeller Jr. In total, it encompasses 49,075 acres (76.7 sq mi; 198.6 km2) as of 2017. Acadia has a rich human history, dating back more than 10,000 years ago with the Wabanaki people.
Acadia National Park is a popular destination for hiking, camping, fishing, boating, and sightseeing. The park is open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller.
Where to stay near Acadia National Park
There are a variety of accommodations to stay near Acadia National Park spread across a few different towns. In general, for adventurous travelers, Airbnb is the best option because it provides a full-on “home away from home.” Here are a few of the most locations for Airbnbs near Acadia National Park:
- Bar Harbor: This charming town is located on Mount Desert Island, just outside the park entrance. It offers a variety of lodging options, as well as restaurants, shops, and attractions.
- Northeast Harbor: This upscale town is located on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island. It offers a more relaxed atmosphere than Bar Harbor and is home to some of the most luxurious accommodations in the area.
- Southwest Harbor: This town is located on the western side of Mount Desert Island. It is a popular destination for boaters and fishermen and offers a variety of lodging options, as well as restaurants and shops.
- Ellsworth: This city is located about 10 miles from the park entrance. It offers a wider variety of lodging options than the towns within the park, as well as a variety of restaurants and shops.
When choosing a place to stay, it is important to consider your budget, your desired location, and the activities you plan to do during your stay. If you are on a budget, there are a number of affordable motels and bed and breakfasts in the area. If you are looking for something more luxurious, there are a number of hotels and vacation rentals available. And if you are looking for a central location, Bar Harbor is a great option.