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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 below-listed establishments. Any business relationship established between any vendor, exhibitor, volunteer or fairgoer, and any proprietor of any below-listed establishment is done so 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)


• 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 they are looking to have a farm experience. Reservations are requested, ask for Roger or Martina.

Phone: 207-568-3139.

E-mail: botanicacampus@earthlink.net


• Camp/Cottage - Unity, on Unity Pond

3 miles from the Fair located on Horseback Road, on Unity Pond. Sleeps up to 10 people.

Phone: 207-948-8067 or 207-314-1218

E-mail: lingeob@msn.com


• Guesthouse – Unity - 4 miles from fairground

Newly remodeled guesthouse on 100+ acres, 2 bedrooms, wifi, sleeps five, kitchen, full bath, heat, easy rural bike ride to MOFGA, Hills-to-Sea hiking trail on property.

Common Ground Fair – $120 a night for up to 3 persons, $15 additional person, 3 night min.

Rates on other dates start at $65. For availability, please contact Julia

Phone: 207-568-3852 or 909-621-0720

Email: jkaret@me.com

Photos: http://tinyurl.com/zwrcomc


• Home with Land - Unity

On Route 202 in Unity, 562 Albion Rd. Campsites for primitive camping and self-contained campers. Ask for Jolean Tupper.

Phone: 207-948-3263


• Cabin - Unity - Full for the 2016 Fair

Brand New cabin with a full bath, sitting area, and two bedrooms; Sleeps four. Ask for Martha Laitin.

Phone: 207-948-2815 or 207-323-2368

Website: www.thorndikecabin.com


• The Brooks Cloud - Brooks

Cabins and Indoor Camping in Brooks, 11 miles from fairgrounds. Indoor tent sites available in barn with electric outlets at site. Two bedroom glamping cabin that sleeps up to four with half bath and eco toilet. Sunny hammock cabin for up to four women with shared in house bathroom and outdoor shower.

Contact Elen at thebrookscloud@gmail.com

Phone: (508) 965-4643


• Yurt - North Montville

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

Affordable small cabins and tipis with continental breakfast on 350 acres with trails, meadows, hot tub, tennis and farm animals. 12 miles from the fairgrounds.

Phone: 207-342-5177

Website: https://www.airbnb.com/s/hidden-valley-maine?ss_id=qgo5ghio


• Friends Camp - South China

Affordable overnight lodging/tenting with breakfast and dinner. 729 Lakeview Drive (Route 202) South China, Maine. Friends Camp is 19 miles from MOFGA. Reservations begin after August 6th.

Phone: 207-445-2361 and 207-873-3499 in September

Website: http://friendscamp.org/common-ground-fair-weekend-the-third-weekend-after-labor-day/


• Sunset Pines Cottages -  China 

Four fully equipped lake-side cottages each sleeps 4-6 people. 18.2 miles from the fairgrounds. For more information leave your name, number and a detailed message for Judi.

Phone: 207-968-2197

Email: sunsetpinesonchinalake@yahoo.com


• Large cottage - off Rt. 220

Cottage can sleep up to 5 people with extra sleeping bunks in the carriage house. Convenient to fairgrounds off Rt. 220. 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 or www.grnvly.com


• Summer home - Unity Pond

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.

Phone: 207-745-2932



• RV site - Unity Pond

RV site with patio, electricity, and water hookup. Located approx. 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond).

Phone: 207-745-2932



Pet Kennels

• Wildwind Kennels and Guide Service - 1368 Webb Road, Knox

Kennels 5 miles from MOFGA.

Kennel: 207-568-3575, cell: 207-322-6236

Website: www.wildwindkennels.com


Accommodations in Waldo County & the Midcoast Area

For additional help, call the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-338-5900


• Alden House B&B - Belfast

Phone: 207-338-2151

Website: www.thealdenhouse.com


• Belfast Harbor Inn - Belfast

Phone: 207-338-2740 or 1-800-545-8576

Website: www.belfastharborinn.com


• Belhaven Inn - Belfast - Owners: Anne and Paul Bartell

Phone: 207-338-5435

Website: www.belhaveninn.com

E-mail: info@belhaveninn.com


• Gull Motel - Belfast

Phone: 207-338-4030

E-mail: www.thegullmotel.com


• Fireside Inn & Suites- Belfast

Phone: 207-338-2090

Website: www.belfastmainehotel.com/


• 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: 1-800-477-0786 or 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: 207-218-7888 or 207-848-6440

Website: www.belfastbreezeinn.com

Email: info@belfastbreezeinn.com


• Bayleaf Cottages & Bistro - Lincolnville

Phone: 207-505-0558

Website: www.bayleafcottages.com


Accommodations in Montville/Searsport

(approximately 30-40 mins from Fair grounds, 5-10 mins North of Belfast)


• Sweet Cape - Montville

Charming 200-year-old restored house in Montville sleeps 6 (2 doubles, 2 singles) is for rent @ $500/week in September.  Fun, safe area for kids.  Nice, big, simple kitchen. - South Montville - Contact Emily.

Phone: 917-497-3674

Website: www.summerrental.webuda.com/rental/home.html


• Loon Lookout Cottages - Swanville

Phone: 338-1260

Website: www.loonlookout.com


• Yardarm Motel - Searsport

Phone: 548-2404

Website: www.searsportmaine.com


• Searsport Shores Campground - Searsport

Phone: 548-6059

Website: www.campocean.com

Email: relax@campocean.com


Accommodations in Waterville/Fairfield Area

(approximately 30 mins. from Unity)

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


• 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: www.choicehotels.com

E-mail: gm.me005@choicehotels.com


• Econo Lodge - Waterville

Phone: 800-424-6423 or 872-5577

Website: www.econolodge.com


• 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



(approximately 40-50 min. West)


• Belgrade Lakes Village Inn - Route 27, Belgrade Lakes

Phone: 495-3553

Website: www.villageinnandtavern.com


• Pressey House Bed and Breakfast - Oakland

Phone: 465-3500 or 1-877-773-7738

Website: www.presseyhouse.com


• Wings Hill Inn - Rte 27, Belgrade Lakes

Phone: 495-2400 or 1-866-495-2400

Website: www.wingshillinn.com


Accommodations in the Skowhegan and Dover-Foxcroft Areas

(approximately 50 min. Northwest)


• Caanan KOA Campground - Skowhegan

Phone: 474-2858

Website: www.skowkoa.com

Email: skowkoa@yahoo.com


• The Brewster Inn - Dexter

Phone: (207) 924-3130

Website: www.brewsterinn.com

Email: innkeeper@brewsterinn.com


Accommodations in Bangor Area

(approximately 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 947-0355

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


• Comfort Inn - Bangor

Phone: 942-7899

Website: www.comfortinn.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


• Econo Lodge - Bangor

Phone: 945-0111

Website: www.econolodge.com/hotel-bangor-maine-ME041


• Fairfield Inn, Marriott - Bangor

Phone: 990-0001

Website: www.marriott.com/bgrfi


• The Fireside Inn & Suites - Bangor

Phone: 942-1234

Website: www.firesideinnbangor.com


• Four Points by Sheraton Bangor Airport - Bangor

Phone: 800-228-4609 or 947-6721

Website: www.fourpoints.com


• Paul Bunyan Campgrounds - Bangor

Phone: 941-1177

Website: www.paulbunyancampground.com


• 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


• Fresh Air Dogs - Guilford

Phone: 564-2604

Website: www.freshairdogs.com


Accomodations in the Rockland Area

(approximately 1 hour from Fairgrounds)


• Long Cove Cottages - St. George / Tenant's Harbor

Phone: 372-8994

Website: www.longcovecottages.com



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