Boathouse Deck view


  Take a step back in time and let the ocean’s rhythms soothe your soul.

Henry the Eagle watching over his cove.

     MainStay Cottages has provided lodging in Winter Harbor since 1979 and now welcomes RVs to their waterfront location. Winter Harbor visitors enjoy the "Schoodic section" of Acadia National Park, which offers wooded hiking trails and access to Maine’s rocky shores. 

     This traditional Maine fishing village invites pedestrians to access the services of a bank, 5&10, gift shops, art galleries, antique sales and a grocery store. Dining options range from casual to upscale with unique seafood menus. Guests can enjoy cooking their own locally caught lobster or savoring a meal prepared by an award-winning chef. 

     The nightlife begins with an exquisite Downeast sunset, while Schoodic Arts for All offers a range of cultural entertainment throughout the year. 

     We are uniquely located with the National Park in our backyard, Petit Manan’s Federal Wildlife Refuge in Steuben, Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy trails, the Sunrise Trail and the State of Maine’s Donnell Pond Public Reserve only 15 minutes away. These parks offer varied public access to Maine’s landscapes, lakes and mountains. Freshwater swimming, golf, bike and kayak rentals are minutes away. Day trips are easily planned for Mount Desert Island, Fort Knox and Campobello; Roosevelt’s summer home.    

>Fifth generation Maine hosts. >Bar Harbor Ferry departs from adjoining property    

> Free bus service to Acadia/town

>Remote pedestrian friendly fishing village   


>Gas Fireplaces 

      Take a step back in time to the rhythm of the ocean, enjoying the cool  breezes that have attracted a range of summer visitors for over a  century. 

     Your hosts, Roger and Pearl Barto reside in the family homestead behind the cottages; 

while their sons carry on the family seafaring traditions. 

No pets in cottages and minimum stay requirements of 3-7 days.  ​

                       Open mid-May to mid-October.

Some of the evening entertainment...



Day trips to Campobello Island, Fort Knox, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Federal Wildlife Refuge & State Pk

 The second floor of the 150 year old  ​boathouse has been remodeled to offer a one-bedroom Maine experience  for travelers, who wish a departure from the predictable hotel room. The  building extends over the water on pilings and the deck brings you an  opportunity to view the native seabirds, watch the sailboat races from  the neighboring yacht club or wait for a harbor seal to emerge from the  water to do their own observations of new guests on their shorefront.  The boathouse is fully equipped for cooking, has a comfy queen sized  bed, shower, linens and a living area that offers  a view  of the flames from the gas fireplace after the sun goes down.                                               

Rate:  $120.00 per  night.  


Bike, hike, free bus to Acadia's Schoodic Section or take ferry to Bar Harbor from right next door.

 Ledgelawn is perched on the outcropping of ledge that separates the ocean from our home.  The deck overlooks Pearl’s attempt at a perennial flower garden with unobstructed views of the cove. This one-bedroom cabin includes a full kitchen and dish-washer. The living area has polished hard wood floors, which invite you to take your shoes off and stay awhile, complete with a gas fireplace. There is a queen bed, day bed and a cot that easily accommodates a family of four. The bath has a shower and a washer/dryer. The cottage is equipped with cooking utensils and linens. 

Rate: $135.00 per night.

Little Cranberry

All cottages have full kitchens and utensils and include linens.
Tiny Homes since 1979 - Who knew!

This one room Maine cottage by the sea is done ​in cedar on the in-side and out. The cheerful red accents throughout lend it the name: Cranberry with the comforts of a pillow- topped queen bed and recliners overlooking the cove. We invite you to prepare your own lobster meal with a fully equipped kitchen and a private patio for sunshine and natural breezes. A gas fireplace is available, if needed and the bathroom has a shower.  Linens and kitchen equipment included. 

Rate: $110.00 per night.

Crow's Nest

Birdwatching, painting, kayaking, boat launch, laundromat, grocery store, bank, antiques & gifts.

A second floor guest room with a private entrance and balcony overlooks the harbor. French doors open to a large room with hardwood floors, queen bed, television and a reclining loveseat. The private bathroom has a shower.  No minimum stay requirement.

Rate: $99.00 per night

Captain Lyde House

Acadia National Park (ANP) offers ranger led programs for kids & adults at Schoodic Woods campground

The soft, gray weathering of the cedar shingles is accented by crisp, white trim, a private deck and two balconies.  This ​four-bedroom home has three bathrooms and custom cabinets in the modern kitchen all overlooking Henry’s Cove and Mark Island Lighthouse. Ideal for family reunions or multiple couples. 

Rate:  $150.00 - $250 per night

Rate Schedule

"Schoodic Institute" and "Schoodic Arts for All" educational programs and entertainment. Real Estate

Rates subject to change without notice.

Boathouse  $120/night Ledgelawn$135/night

Little Cranberry$110/night

Crow's Nest$99/night

Captain Lyde House$150-250/night

Minimum Stay requirements for Cottages:  3-7 nights

RV sites:  See below

RV Park

MainStay RV Park

Since 2013    

MainStay RV Park offers 10 sites on 4 acres overlooking 

Henry Cove in Winter Harbor, Maine.

* Self-contained RV’s only...


* No pull through sites

* Sites are 45’± long > extra parking available

* Fee includes Sewer, Water, 50-30-20 Electric and WI-FI.

* Walk or bike to Acadia NP, ferry, stores, post office, bank and restaurants.

* Leashed pets welcome - CLEANUP REQUIRED

* Community fire pit. 

* No vehicle washing.
* Sites 9 & 10 are seasonal sites

Rates:   1-7 Days -       $48.50 per day 

              8 or more -      $45.00 per day  $200 deposit @ reservation. 

               Full Season -  $4,500                $500 deposit @ reservation.

 • All rates subject to Maine State Sales Tax (9%)

 • Price based on 2 adults and 2 children under 18.

 • Additional guests/visitors $3 per day.

 • Cancellations less than one month in advance of arrival will receive no refund.   

 • Cancellations less than 10 days before arrival may require full payment unless space is rebooked. 

 *  Pricing subject to change without notice.

MainStay Cottages & RV Park

P.O. Box 459

66 Sargent Street

Winter Harbor, Maine 04693


Tel: (207) 963-5561 

Henry Cove in Winter Harbor, Maine.
Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor in distance.
Henry Cove in Winter Harbor, Maine. Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor in distance.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

MainStay Cottages & RV Park

66 Sargent Street, Winter Harbor, Maine 04693, United States

(207) 963-2601 (207) 963-5561

Hours: Mid-May to Mid-October


By Appointment

Available by phone 8 am to 9 pm most days...

Helpful Links



Sea Tours:

Kayak/Bike Rental: Sea Schoodic Kayak and Bike Rentals

Fisherman's Co-op:

The LobStore:

Schoodic Arts for All:

Schoodic Institute: