Destination guide

Kennebec County means lakes and museums

A big cut out of Maine that's centered on the state capital of Augusta, Kennebec County promises all those New England treats you've been pining for. There are glistening lakes– even more than you can wobble a bowl of clam chowder at. There are lonely woodlands that spread out for miles. In the capital, you can hop between historic homes, arboretums and an age-old timber fort from centuries gone by. Most Kennebec County vacation rentals are rural, coming shrouded by forests and spilling down to waters where boats bob alongside jetties, in the light swells.

Things to do

Kennebec County is Maine's main place

Go right to the heart of Kennebec County or book yourself a Kennebec County vacation rental in the state capital of Augusta – that's where you'll find the most enthralling attractions of all. Fort Western tops the bill for many. It's a British colonial relic that's one of the oldest of its kind in the whole United States. The Maine State Museum is also there, offering glimpses of vintage locomotives and automobiles. And there's the sprawling Viles Arboretum, home to conifer gardens, and blooming beds of lilacs, come spring.


The wholesome pursuits of Kennebec County

History buffs and nature lovers, romantic types and families, slow-traveling 60-somethings and energetic youngsters will all find something to love in Kennebec County. Long days of reading in the garden and watching the world roll by can be had in rural Kennebec County vacation rentals. But so, too, can fishing expeditions and wild swimming, hiking jaunts and mountain biking. In the cities, there are centuries-old forts that ooze colonial tales and grand state buildings that soar above Main Street – sightseeing and guided tours could all be on the menu.


Kennebec County has all 4 seasons

There's no escaping the turning of the seasons in Kennebec County. But, then again, why would you want to? The summers – from the end of May to August – are positively brilliant, bringing families to lakeside Kennebec County vacation rentals with the promise of wild swimming and boating under cloudless skies. Fall, in September and October, signals the start of the famous New England changing of the colors in the forests. Winter – between December and March – has snows and subzero mercury, meaning skiing routes and snowshoeing.

Natural features

Kennebec County means New England beauty

Lakeside cabins, woodland lodges and countryside boltholes combine to make Kennebec County vacation rentals a great base for real immersion in the beautiful wilds of Maine and New England. Just steps from your door, you could be wandering pine-topped trails or boating across reflective waters. Lakes are everywhere, going from huge Cobbosseecontee Lake and its jetties to diminutive Webber Pond, where wooded Green Valley Park hugs the secluded banks with its picnic spots and campsites.

Where to stay around Kennebec County?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 280 vacation rentals near Kennebec County. From 108 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kennebec County for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kennebec County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kennebec County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Belgrade: 139 vacation rentals
  • Augusta: 115 vacation rentals
  • Belgrade Lakes Chain: 155 vacation rentals
  • Waterville: 85 vacation rentals
  • Winthrop: 94 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kennebec County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kennebec County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kennebec County:

  • Belgrade: 139 rentals
  • Augusta: 115 rentals
  • Waterville: 85 rentals
  • Winthrop: 94 rentals
  • China: 28 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Kennebec County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Kennebec County are:

  • Waterville, ME (WVL-Robert Lafleur): 159 vacation rentals
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG): 210 vacation rentals
  • Wiscasset, ME (ISS): 970 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kennebec County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Kennebec County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Old Western Fort: 212 rentals
  • Colby College: 130 rentals
  • Belgrade Lakes Golf: 208 rentals
  • Governor Hill Mansion: 213 rentals
  • Waterville Opera House: 134 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kennebec County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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