Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Ellsworth

The area's opera and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Ellsworth. This city's parks, bars and riverfront draw many visitors. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Ellsworth

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ellsworth a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wild Acadia Fun Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Kisma Preserve (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Bar Harbor Whale Watching (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Bucksport Golf Club (16.2 mi / 26 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural parks and other natural features in Ellsworth

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ellsworth is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Indian Point (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Birdsacre Sanctuary (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Tidal Falls (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Shore Path (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Agamont Park (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Village Green (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ellsworth

Fly into Bar Harbor, ME (BHB-Hancock County - Bar Harbor), the closest airport, located 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Bangor, ME (BGR-Bangor Intl.), which is 26.7 mi (42.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Ellsworth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,727 holiday rentals near Ellsworth. From 566 Cottages to 895 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ellsworth for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ellsworth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ellsworth:

  • Hall Quarry: 39 holiday homes
  • Orono: 454 holiday homes
  • Bass Harbor: 297 holiday homes
  • Somesville: 23 holiday homes
  • Otter Creek: 28 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ellsworth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Ellsworth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • L.L. Bean Shopping Outlet: 1,196 holiday rentals
  • Ellsworth Public Library: 1,166 holiday rentals
  • Downeast Scenic Railroad: 1,153 holiday rentals
  • Ellsworth Historical Society: 1,160 holiday rentals
  • Indian Point: 1,239 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ellsworth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ellsworth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 566 Cottages in Ellsworth. Our other popular types of Ellsworth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 895 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 566 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 566 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ellsworth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 57 holiday homes with pool available in Ellsworth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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