Destination guide

A quintessential New England experience

If you’re looking for a refreshing change from your normal routine, Bridgton fits the bill. This popular spot in Maine, set around an hour and a half’s drive from the state capital of Augusta, offers a quintessential New England experience for summer breaks, fall escapes, and winter getaways. You can enjoy family-friendly attractions such as the Narramissic Historic Farm, get your culture fix at Rufus Porter Museum, and take in landmarks like Hemlock Covered Bridge. Bridgton vacation rentals offer a range of options, so whether you’re looking for a spacious family home near downtown or a cozy cabin in the mountains, you’re sure to find the perfect hideaway.

Things to do

Discover Bridgton architecture

Outdoor activity may be part of the fabric here, but you’ll also want to explore downtown Bridgton. A sightseeing opportunity in its own right, a downtown walking tour offers a sidewalk perspective of the town’s fascinating mix of Greek and Classic Revival, Italianate, and Craftsman architecture, as well as attractions such as Pondicherry Square and the Bridgton Historical Society & Museum, the latter found within the old Fire Station. Another cultural landmark is the Rufus Porter Museum, created in honor of the artist, musician, and founder of Scientific American magazine.

Activities

A playground for outdoorsy adventurers

Bridgton is a great place to be outdoors, with the surrounding landscape providing the perfect setting for activities throughout the year. Explore wooded trails as the first spring flowers start to grace the landscape, or hang fire until summer to enjoy a variety of watersports on the area’s lakes. In fall, the focus might shift to the 18-hole Bridgton Highlands golf course, arguably one of the best places to enjoy the colorful autumnal foliage. In winter, mountain life takes center stage as the trails and terrain parks at Shawnee Peak encourage even novices to grab their skis or snowboard to enjoy a powdery paradise before a little après-ski.

Weather

A 4-season destination

Although Bridgton qualifies as a year-round destination, the summer months of June, July, and August have the highest temperatures. Aside from summer, the mild spring season (March through May) and fall foliage season (between September and October) hold obvious appeal, particularly if you want to take on the Bridgton Area Driving Tour. Winter, which kicks off in mid-November, is often the busiest season thanks to the lure of an almost daily coating of fresh snow on the surrounding mountains. If you want your pick of Bridgton vacation rentals in fall and winter, it will pay to make your choice early.

Natural features

Enjoy Bridgton’s varied landscape

Lakes and mountains are a big part of the draw in Bridgton, but you should leave enough time to explore the area’s green spaces too. A nature fix comes easy thanks to spots such as the tranquil McLaughlin Garden and Pondicherry Park, the latter a sprawling space that counts wetland pastures and quiet woodland hiking trails among its features. Further afield, yet within a 20-minute drive of most Bridgton vacation rentals, the 1,400-acre Sebago Lake Park is an ideal spot to experience the area’s diverse selection of flora and fauna as you discover woodlands, sandy beaches, and ponds.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bridgton

The nearest airport is in Fryeburg, ME (FRY-Eastern Slopes Regional), located 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Auburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal), which is 22.8 mi (36.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Bridgton?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 487 vacation rentals near Bridgton. From 249 Houses to 174 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bridgton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Bridgton:

  • West Bridgton: 54 vacation rentals
  • North Conway Village: 360 vacation rentals
  • Eidelweiss Village: 85 vacation rentals
  • Oxford: 248 vacation rentals
  • Center Conway: 104 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 Bridgton?

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

  • Shawnee Peak: 160 vacation rentals
  • Narramissic Historic Farm: 646 vacation rentals
  • Pondicherry Park: 622 vacation rentals
  • Civil War Monument: 621 vacation rentals
  • Rufus Porter Museum: 616 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bridgton 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 Bridgton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 249 Houses in Bridgton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bridgton include:

  • Cottages: 174 rentals available
  • Cabins: 174 rentals available
  • Chalets: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bridgton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in Bridgton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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