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The 10 Best Pet-Friendly Cabin Rentals in Maine

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated December 08, 2021

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Happiness might be a warm puppy, but it’s also a dream getaway in Vacationland with your canine friend.

Maine is paradise for both two-legged and four-legged creatures alike. There’s almost 3,500 miles of coastline in Maine which includes all the inlets and bays found within its borders — but there’s also over 17 million acres of forests and 32 state parks which is plenty of space for you and your trusty adventure partner.

Dogs are allowed in most places in Maine but make sure to do your research prior to make sure they are. Plus it’s also a good idea to know your dog’s limits. There are a lot of sharp rocks in Maine and can shred your dog’s paws pretty easily.

But even if you’re not looking for an epic outdoor adventure, there are other must-see places and activities. Whether you’re a book nerd and need a place to snuggle up next to a fireplace or a history buff wanting to visit all the covered bridges across the state, Maine has something for everyone. So grab Fido and pick from some of the best pet-friendly rentals in the list below!

Related Read: 10 Super & Secluded Maine Cabin Rentals

1. Northern Maine Cabin

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Why you should stay: ten acres for you and your pup to roam free.

  • Nearest town: Greenville
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $134/night

If your four-legged friend is a wood chewer, it might be a problem staying at this secluded retreat in northern Maine. There is floor-to-ceiling wood paneling throughout the entire home to give a real mountain cabin feel. But there is also plenty of things to distract Fido while on your vacation. The cabin’s central location allows you to adventure almost anywhere in the state.

You’ll find no limits on trails and mountains to climb with your pup since the majority of the state is forested. If your dog would rather stick their head out the car window, though, than chase squirrels on the trail, make sure to check out these must-do scenic drives.

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2. Mad Moose Lodge

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Why you should stay: massive mudroom to ensure dirt from your pup’s paws (and yours) stays out of the main living areas.

  • Nearest town: Stoneham
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $225/night

Everything about the Mad Moose Lodge screams quintessential log cabin. There’s a four-poster bed in the master bedroom with a classic red flannel comforter (you know what I’m talking about). The fireplace scales two stories and is a behemoth of a hearth.

All the rugs have a wildlife theme to it without it being too corny or forced. Even the triangle to cue up the pool balls is made of antlers. Like, what? And if that isn’t enough, take a stroll down the road to the lake where your pup can take a dip while you set up your fishing pole (beware, though, your dog might scare the fish away).

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3. Farm Retreat

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Why you should stay: if your dog is making you mad, just stick him in the Airstream (included in your rental in the summer months) by himself for a timeout.

  • Nearest town: Wiscasset
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $265/night

Views of the Sheepscot River and fields of wildflowers greet you as you enter on this beautiful cabin’s property. Take in even more views of the surrounding farm gardens and the European-style drying barn while sipping some wine on your patio.

You might just glimpse your pup sniffing the air trying to determine all the various smells coming from Marianmade Farm. Chances are the smells are filled with lavender and other fragrant blooms since that’s what the farm is known for.

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4. Andy’s Place

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Why you should stay: the perfect basecamp for any outdoor activity.

  • Nearest town: Abbot
  • Sleeps: 8 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $138/night

Whether you’ve got a hunting spaniel, avalanche rescue Bernese mountain dog, mushroom-sniffing Labrador, or a lazy bulldog, Andy’s Place will suit your and your dog’s needs. The cottage’s private sand beach and dock is a great place to cool off in the summer months. Bottle Brook Falls is also just a few miles away if you want a little more adventure during your stay. You can also take a dip in some of the other swimming holes and beaches around Maine to cool off.

In the winter, you can take your snowmobile straight out across Whetstone Pond. The fall is probably the best time to come, though. The fall foliage is perfectly reflected in the pond while loons are seen daily wading in the water. Wildlife is prolific here so make sure to keep an eye on Fido while they’re outside if they’re prone to chasing animals.

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5. Mount Brook Cabin

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Why you should stay: treats for both humans and canines alike!

  • Nearest town: Bethel
  • Sleeps: 12 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $269night

The exterior of Mount Brook Cabin is reminiscent of the witch’s gingerbread house from the childhood classic fairytale, Hansel and Gretel. But the German heritage ends there.

If you didn’t know better, you might feel as if you’re in some Swedish spa when you walk into this luxurious mountain home. And the Scandinavian charm doesn’t end there either. In case you followed a candy trail to the home, sweat out all the sugar in the private Finnish barrel sauna just outside your door.

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6. Wiggleswick Cottage

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Why you should stay: there’s a reason it’s been voted “best pet-friendly rental in Maine”.

  • Nearest town: Georgetown
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $324/night

The Wiggleswick Cottage is a combination of mountain village charm and seaside ambiance. It’s a log cabin situated right on the edge of the ocean, complete with a 200 square foot dock. If you’ve got a dog who loves the sea water, you’ve lucked out since the hosts provide two kayaks to use at your leisure.

Or if you’d rather stay on dry land, bring your fishing poles because the fish are always biting here. Or grab a lobster roll at Five Islands Lobster Company (it’s a five-minute walk) if your dog is scaring away all the fish.

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7. Sebago Lakes Region cabin

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Why you should stay: if you’ve got a Labrador retriever, look no further.

  • Nearest town: Poland
  • Sleeps: 8 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $146/night

Upper Range Pond, where this incredible cabin sits along its banks, is known for its fantastic fishing. This means whether you’ve got a dog who’s ready to snatch up your catch or not, this place surely won’t disappoint when it comes to dinner plans. But in case you’re not a pescatarian (or fisherman for that matter), there are plenty of options for dinner in Portland which is a 40-minute drive from the house.

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8. Kate-Ah-Den Cabin

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Why you should stay: a separate bunkroom for doing some downward dog or simply laying down with your dog.

  • Nearest town: New Sharon
  • Sleeps: 3 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $244/night

The whimsy and character in the Kate-Ah-Den Cabin pours out into the living space. The winding staircase and tree branch railing will make you feel as if you’re heading up into a treehouse.

You might as well be in a treehouse because of the sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire! But even on rainy days, sit inside the screened-in gazebo attached to the large deck to take in the picturesque landscape.

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9. Quaint Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: there’s a reflective pond where you and your dog can ponder life’s existence (or terrorize the rainbow trout stocked there).

  • Nearest town: Freedom
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $186/night

Get away from it all in Vacationland and stay at this cozy log cabin in central, coastal Maine. There is no better basecamp than this home with the plethora of outdoor activities surrounding the area. The state’s best skiing is less than a 45-minute drive, there are dozens of forest preserves and state parks within 30 minutes, and ponds/lakes galore!

Or you could always just stay in one place and enjoy the pond on the property, wood-burning fire pit, expansive deck, or the in-house fireplace. It’s your choice – or maybe your dog’s choice.

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10. Lakefront Chalet

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Why you should stay: great for land or water dogs.

  • Nearest town: Northeast Piscataquis
  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $156/night

Single-handedly, the best thing about this gorgeous log cabin is the expansive dock. It’s ideal for practicing yoga, sunbathing, or lapping up the lake water. Oh, it’s also good for humans to do the same although I’d skip out on the drinking of the lake water. Seriously, this place is a dog’s dream rental.

There are ample rugs throughout the home, so their paws won’t slip on the floors. There’s also plenty of natural sunlight from the large windows to soak in the sun even on cold days and a huge deck to watch all the wildlife wander through the yard.

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