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Accommodation Suggestions for the Common Ground Country Fair

The following list includes a wide range of accommodation options for vendors, volunteers and fairgoers. Neither MOFGA nor the Common Ground Country Fair assumes any responsibility for reservations, accommodations or overall experiences at any of the establishments listed below. Any business relationship established between any vendor, exhibitor, volunteer or fairgoer, and any proprietor of any listed establishment is made independently of MOFGA and the Common Ground Country Fair. All phone numbers have a 207 area code unless otherwise indicated.

 

Camping Within a Few Miles of MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair Grounds
(listed in order of distance away from MOFGA)

Farwell's Corner Campground, Unity
RV, tent or camper, and for those wishing to stay at the Fair for the weekend. Located 1.25 miles from MOFGA's fairgrounds at 479 Town Farm Road in Unity. You can walk, bike or take the mini-shuttle to the Fair. The rate is $21 per night.
Phone: 274-7590

Bioregional Conservancy Retreat (BCRT) – Thorndike
Three minutes from the Fair grounds. Camping, pasture for horses and other large animals available upon request. RVs welcome. Visitors are welcome to participate in farm chores – milking, feeding, gardening, construction etc., if you are looking to have a farm experience. Reservations are requested, ask for Roger or Martina.
Phone: 207-568-3139
E-mail: botanicacampus@earthlink.net

The Homestead Air B&B, Unity
www.airbnb.com

Camp/Cottage on Unity Pond
3 miles from the Fair located on Horseback Road on Unity Pond. Sleeps up to 8 people. Ask for Linda.
Phone: 207-314-1218
E-mail: lingeob@msn.com

Guesthouse in Unity
4 miles from fairground. Common Ground Fair 2018 – $125 a night 2 people, $10 additional person, 3 night min. Guesthouse: 2 stories, on 100+ acres. 2 bedrooms plus loft, sleeps 1-9, full bath, kitchen, heat, Wi-Fi, Hills-to-Sea hiking trails. Special rates for hikers. Available May-Oct. $80 for a couple
Photos: http://tinyurl.com/zwrcomc
Contact Julia, email: jkaret@me.com, 909-621-0720

Cabin - Thorndike
Brand new cabin (2015) with a full bath, sitting area and 2 bedrooms; which sleep a total of four people. Ask for Martha Laitin.
Phone: 948-2815 (home) or 323-2368 (cell)
Website: www.thorndikecabin.com

Yurt for rent 15 mins from fairgrounds in North Montville. Ask for Kim or Glen Widmer
Phone: 382-6034
Website: www.gooseridgeyurts.com
E-mail: kim.widmer@gmail.com and/or glenwidmer@gmail.com.

Hidden Valley - North Montville - 12 miles
Affordable small cabins and tipis with continental breakfast on 350 acres with trails, meadows, hot tub, tennis and farm animals.
Phone: 207-342-5177
Website: https://www.airbnb.com/s/hidden-valley-maine?ss_id=qgo5ghio

Friends Camp
Affordable and rustic overnight lodging/tenting with continental breakfast and dinner. 729 Lakeview Drive (Route 202) South China, Maine. One 3-bedroom lakefront cottage with kitchen available. Friends Camp is 19 miles from MOFGA. Reservations begin after August 14.
Phone: 207-445-2361
Website: http://friendscamp.org/common-ground-fair-weekend-the-third-weekend-after-labor-day/
E-mail: director@friendscamp.org

Large cottage in Montville
Can sleep up to 5 people with extra sleeping bunks in the carriage house. Convenient to fairgrounds off Rt. 220 in Montville. Contact Kay or Hurley for reservations
Phone: 207-631-1023
Website: http://wildernesscabin.org

Green Valley Campground – Vassalboro
Phone: 207-923-3000
Website: www.greenvalleycampground.us

Summer home, 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond)
Two bedrooms (1 queen and 1 double), kitchen, living room, bath, and screened porch overlooking the lake. Non-Smoking and no pets. Full for 2018 Fair.
Phone: 207-745-2932. E-mail:soarrc@uninets.net

RV site with patio, electricity, and water hookup
Located approx. 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond)
Phone: 207-745-2932
E-mail:soarrc@uninets.net

Sunset Pines Cottages – on China Lake in China (18.2 mi from MOFGA)
For more information, contact Nick. Please leave your name, return number, email and a detailed message regarding your needs/request.
Email: SunsetPinesChinaLakeMaine@gmail.com
Phone: (207) 968-2197

The Barn Loft Apartment in Damariscotta
FMI, contact Amy Kefauver at amy@kefauverstudio.com and to book, go to: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7365972

 

Accommodations in Waldo County and the Midcoast Area
For additional help, call the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-338-5900

Alden House B&B – Belfast
Phone: 207-218-1110
Website: www.thealdenhouse.com

Belfast Harbor Inn - Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2740 or 1-800-545-8576
Website: www.belfastharborinn.com

Gull Motel – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-4030
Website: www.gullmotelbelfast.us/
E-mail: gullmotel@hotmail.com

Fireside Inn & Suites- Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2090
Website: www.belfastmainehotel.com/
Contact Person: Barry (GM)

The Jeweled Turret Inn - Belfast
Phone: 1- 800-696-2304 or 207-338-2304
Website: www.jeweledturret.com

The Moorings Ocean Front Campground, RV sites only – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-6860
Website: www.mooringscamp.com

Seascape Motel & Cottages -Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2130
Website: www.seascapemotel.com
E-mail: stay@seascapemotel.com

Yankee Clipper Motel – Belfast
Phone: 207-338-2353
Website: www.yankeeclippermotelbelfast.com

Belfast Breeze Inn – Belfast
Phone: 207-505-5231 Directly for Reservations
Website: www.belfastbreezeinn.com
Email: info@belfastbreezeinn.com

Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro – Lincolnville
Phone: 207-505-0458
Website: www.bayleafcottages.com

 

Accommodations in Montville/Searsport
(30-40 minutes from Fairgrounds, 5-10 minutes north of Belfast)

Sweet Cape – South Montville
Charming 200-year-old restored house, sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 2 singles) for rent @ $500/week in September. Fun, safe area for kids. Nice, big, simple kitchen. Contact Emily.
Phone: 917-497-3674
Website: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1045339?preview

House for rent: Contact Emily
Phone: 917-497-3674
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6445910?preview_for_ml

Loon Lookout Cottages - Swanville
Phone: 338-1260
Website: loonlookout.com

Yardarm Motel - Searsport
Phone: 548-2404
Website: yardarmmotel.com

Searsport Shores Campground
Phone: 207-548-6059
Website: www.campocean.com, maineoceancamping.com
Email: relax@campocean.com

 

Accommodations in Waterville Area
For additional help contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-873-3315

Waterville/Fairfield (~ 30 min. west)

Fireside Inn and Suites – Waterville
Phone: 873-3335
Website: www.firesideinnwaterville.com

Budget Host Airport Inn _ Waterville
Phone: 873-3366 Website: www.budgethost.com

Comfort Inn and Suites – Waterville
Phone: 873-2777
Website: choicehotels.com/maine/waterville/comfort-inn-hotels/me005

Hampton Inn – Waterville
Phone: 800-HAMPTON or 873-0400
Website: www.hamptoninn.com

Best Western Waterville Grand Hotel (Exit 130) – Waterville
Phone: 873-0111
Website: www.watervillemainehotel.com

Pet Kennels

Applewood Boarding Kennel - 174 Bangor Rd, Benton
Phone: 453-5959

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs – closed Wednesdays - 340 Albion Road, Benton
Phone: 207-453-9490
Website: www.raining-cats-dogs.com

Peace & Unity Pet Care – 591 Albion Rd, Unity
Five miles from the Fair
Chelsea Vosburgh
Phone: 948-8095

Oakland/Belgrade (~ 40-50 minutes west)

Belgrade Lakes Village Inn – Route 27, Belgrade Lakes
Phone: 495-3553
Website: www.villageinnandtavern.com
Contact Person: Heather

Pressey House Bed and Breakfast - Oakland
Phone: 465-3500 or 1-877-773-7738
Website: www.presseyhouse.com

Whisperwood Lodge and Cottages – Belgrade
Phone: 207-465-3983
Website: www.whisperwoodlodge.com
(closed some years during the fair)

Skowhegan and Dexter
(~ 50 minutes northwest and north)

Canaan KOA Campground – Skowhegan
Phone: 474-2858
Website: www.swowkoa.com
Email: skowkoa@yahoo.com

The Brewster Inn – Dexter
Phone: 207-924-3130
Website: www.brewsterinn.com
Email: innkeeper@brewsterinn.com
Contact Person: Mark Stephens (owner)

 

Accommodations in Bangor Area
( ~ 45 minutes from Unity)
For additional help contact the Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-947-0307

Bangor Motor Inn/ Bangor Inn & Suites – Bangor
Phone: 1-800-244-0355 or 947-0357
Website: www.bangorinnandsuites.com

Best Western White House Inn – Bangor
Phone: 862-3737
Website: www.whitehouseinnbangor.com

Charles Inn – Bangor
Phone: 992-2820
Website: www.thecharlesinn.com

Country Inn at the Mall – Bangor
Phone: 800-244-3961 or 941-0200
Website: www.countryinnatthemall.net

Days Inn – Bangor
Phone: 942-8272
Website: www.daysinn.com/hotels/maine/bangor/days-inn-bangor/hotel-overview

Rodeway Inn Hotel – Bangor
Phone: 945-0111
Website: www.choicehotels.com/hotel-bangor-maine-ME041

Fairfield Inn, Marriott – Bangor
Phone: 990-0001
Website: http://www.marriott.com/bgrfi
Contact Person: Christina (GM)

The Fireside Inn & Suites – Bangor
Phone: 942-1234
Website: www.firesideinnbangor.com

Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport – Bangor
Phone: 947-6721
Website: www.fourpoints.com

Paul Bunyan Campgrounds – Bangor
Phone: 941-1177
Website: www.paulbunyancampground.com
Contact Person: Amy

Riverside Inn – Bangor
Phone: 973-4100
Website: www.riversidebangor.org or www.riversidebangor.com

University Inn – Orono
Phone: 866-4921
Website: www.universityinnorono.com
 

Pet Kennels

Green Acres Kennel Shop – Bangor
Phone: 945-6841
Website: www.greenacreskennel.com
Contact Person: Don

Fresh Air Dogs – Guilford
Phone: 564-2604
Website: www.freshairdogs.com

Rockland Area
(~ 1 hour from Fairgrounds)

Long Cove Cottages - St. George / Tenant's Harbor
Phone: 207-372-8994
Website: www.longcovecottages.com

View our list of area pet kennels