Nothing in the way of budget chains and a lot in the way of seaside resorts and mom-and-pop inns—that’s the lodging scene in the Boothbay region. Make July and August reservations the winter before to count on first-choice lodging in this heavily touristed corner of the state. You can save a little money by snagging a room farther up the peninsula—like the clean, cottage-style doubles at the Pioneer Motel (400 Rte. 1, Edgecomb;; [tel] 207/882-9281), 10 miles north of Boothbay on Route 1. Still, since driving around and parking in Boothbay Harbor itself is a bear, it may be worth the extra scratch to enjoy the walkability of lodging in-town. A lot of year-round Boothbanians skip town during the busiest months, so Airbnb-style rentals are plentiful.

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