Destination guide

Travel to quiet Tremont for a tranquil island escape

Tremont is a small and quaint harbor-front town based on the rocky and forest-rich Mount Desert Island, just off the coast of Maine. Charming Tremont's vacation rentals are suited to all sorts of island travelers _ whether you're looking for a romantic oceanfront cottage, a serene cabin deep in the woods, or a spacious family-sized traditional townhouse. Tremont celebrates its captivating local heritage with museums and monuments, and its abundance of natural beauty is on full display in the Acadia National Park, a vast lake-studded forestland that overflows into the town itself.

Things to do

Family-friendly sights in and around Tremont

History buffs who have booked themselves a relaxing Tremont vacation rental can get to grips with the town's heritage at the Tremont Historical Society Country Store Museum, a 19th-century house _ lined with red-painted timber slats _ which showcases a collection of local artefacts and photographs. In the adjacent village of Bass Harbor, see the Bass Harbor Head Light, a historic lighthouse perched on a rocky crag overlooking the shimmering harbor waters. For a fun family trip, visit the Seal Cove Auto Museum, a collection of antique cars and motorcycles with hands-on exhibits for the kids.


Tremont's wilderness welcomes outdoor explorers

Outdoor adventurers can book a Tremont vacation rental on the outskirts of Acadia National Park and immerse themselves in the ensemble of activities that the forest offers. There are hiking and biking trails that wind through the trees and climb the park's several mountains, and fresh water fishing opportunities in the many ponds, lakes, coves, and rivers. In summer, these rejuvenating bodies of water are great for swimming, too. Somes Sound in particular _ a huge natural body of water that almost splits Mount Desert Island in half _ offers water sports, including kayaking and sailing.


Tremont's summer celebrates sunshine

Tremont and the rest of Mount Desert Island experiences intense climactic shifts between seasons, with sun-kissed and humid summers and very cold and windswept winters. If you're hoping to use your Tremont vacation rental as a base for outdoor explorations, visit in summer when temperatures regularly rest in the mid to high 70s, and sunlight dances across the deep green tree tops and crystalline harbor waters. Fall can be a pleasant time to book a Tremont vacation rental, too, as the island's foliage explodes in an array of ravishing reds, burnt oranges, and vibrant yellows.

Natural features

Tremont is surrounded by wilderness and wildlife

With the untamed nature of Acadia National Park pouring across much of Mount Desert Island and overflowing into Tremont itself, wildlife and wilderness will never be far away on your Tremont travels. The 49,000-acre park consists of towering pines and conifers, which provide a home for moose, minks, and muskrats, as well as white-tailed deer, snowshoe hares, and even black bears. The park also hosts abundant birdlife, including bald eagles, golden eagles, and endangered peregrine falcons. There are several mountains in the park, including the pink granite Cadillac Mountain _ a popular spot for travelers to watch the sunrise.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Tremont

The nearest airport is in Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.), which is 44 mi (70.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Tremont?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 437 vacation rentals near Tremont. From 215 Houses to 150 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tremont for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tremont?

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

  • Bass Harbor: 295 vacation rentals
  • Bernard: 646 vacation rentals
  • Hall Quarry: 40 vacation rentals
  • Hancock Point: 26 vacation rentals
  • Otter Creek: 28 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tremont?

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

  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse: 1,191 vacation rentals
  • Ship Harbor Nature Trailhead: 1,202 vacation rentals
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching: 1,274 vacation rentals
  • Cadillac Mountain: 1,281 vacation rentals
  • Mount Desert Island Oceanarium: 1,396 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tremont listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tremont?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 215 Houses in Tremont. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tremont include:

  • Cottages: 150 rentals available
  • Cabins: 150 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 150 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tremont?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Tremont. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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