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 All Rockland classes will be held in main floor studios at the Lincoln Street Center on Lincoln St, just a few blocks back from Main St. You can walk from the Center to everything in town.. There is plenty of off street parking at the Center and the elevator, if you need it,  is just inside the doors on the driveway end of the building; easy load/unload and no stairs!!. If you won’t have a car, we can help you get your gear, and yourself from where you are staying to the Studio and to painting sites…just let me know so I can plan!! You are welcome to leave your equipment and supplies in the Studio when we are not there……plan to be in the Studio by 8:30 AM on the first day to get settled at your table; the room will be open by 8:15 AM!

Re: bringing your dog: You will need permission to bring a dog to class or to a painting site! Please get in touch, even if you have a Certified Service Dog. Craignair Inn and Old Granite Inn allow pets, as do a few other places in the area including the RiverHouse Hotel in Camden, 20 minutes away..…. There are several local people who offer daily pet care services as well, and Harbor Hounds in Rockland, provides doggy day-care and other services.

Please contact us if you have any questions about lodging…happy to help!  or call me, Lyn Donovan, at: 207-594-4813    

Rockland Harbor Hotel. At the North end of Main St in Rockland, this completely renovated hotel sits opposite the ferry landing and has water views from most of its well-appointed rooms. It offers an array of amenities and services including: free hot breakfast starting at 6:30 AM and free WIFI, fitness center, in-room coffee maker, patio fire pit, on-site market, and more — it is a 5 min. walk to downtown with all the galleries, shops and restaurants… and it is only 2 ½ blocks from the Studio! If you knew it as the Navigator, you will be amazed at the transformation the new owners have accomplished!! Click here to check out the photos on their website.   207-594-2131

Old Granite Inn   Just past the end of Main St in Rockland and across from the Maine State Ferry Landing, this 1840’s Federal Colonial is now a green-certified, pet friendly B&B. Built of locally quarried granite and looking out to sea across the busy harbor, the Inn offers a delicious, hearty breakfast (ask about eating earlier if need be) and eight distinctively decorated and comfortable rooms (one of the innkeepers is a graphic artist!) A favorite spot for many students, it’s only 3 blocks to the Studio. They may discount for students; tell them you’re here for a class!                                              546 Main Street, Rockland  1-800-386-9036

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Limerock Inn  Just a few blocks from the Studio and Main St…a big, beautifully maintained Victorian…we sometimes paint on the grounds! Lovely breakfast (ask about eating earlier if need be) and gorgeous rooms!                                                                          207-594-2257

The Lindsey Hotel (Formerly the Capt Lindsey House) A small comfortable boutique hotel one door up from Main St and 2 1/2 blocks from the Studio…good photos on their website!     207-596-7950


  Berry Manor Inn   Less than 2 blocks from the Studio and 4 from Main St. another big gorgeous Victorian..we often paint on their side lawn!  Elegant, comfortable, friendly with homemade pies to welcome you! Their Talbot House next door, (see below) is a fine alternative for your longer stay, with a full breakfast (ask about eating earlier if need be)  and lovely rooms…      207-596-7696

Talbot House  Check their website for photos! This 2nd Empire Mansard Victorian is next door to Berry Manor, less than 2 blocks from Lincoln Street Center. the rooms are elegant and amenities include a multi course breakfast and evening pies and ice cream. discounts for extended stays of  4 nites or more! 73 Talbot Avenue, Rockland ME 04841   207-593-7393

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Ripples On the Harbor  Operating as a guesthouse since the 1950s, this smaller, relaxed B&B is set in a clapboard home. It’s a handy to everything downtown as well…
These next are a few miles up the road…you will need your own transportation; call Joe’s or Schooner Bay, our local cab companies…or, bring a friend and share a room and a car!)     

Claddagh Motel: Glen Cove (Rockport) just under 10 minutes from the Studio…charming Irish hosts, great scones, clean and comfy and a really great deal!

glen-coveGlen Cove Inn & Suites, 10 minutes beyond Rockland on Rt. 1 North, overlooks the Cove and Bay, and is small, quiet, a bit quaint and scenic, with a view past the pool and over a field to a pine tree-rimmed cove. Continental breakfast and a nearby convenience store.

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Strawberry Hill Seaside Inn  An immaculate and attractive motel with a gorgeous view.     10 min. North on Rte One

Island View Inn   another immaculate and attractive waterview motel next door to Strawberry Hill.    10 min. North on Rte One   www.islandviewinn.


Ledges by the Bay  an older, well maintained motel looking over the water.  10 min. North on Rte One


20 minutes North in Camden:

The Country Inn:      207) 236-2725      Pool, cottages, breakfast…just before you come into Camden…

Best kept local secret: the Towne Motel:  (207) 236-3377 ·      Heading down into Camden, small, older, immaculate and welcoming! 

There are many B&Bs in Camden as well….

  And, 20 minutes South:


Craignair Inn  Craignair Inn sits quietly on a scenic tidal cove close to other equally scenic painting spots the class may visit. A full breakfast is included (talk with them about what time) and you can order an individual box lunches.  Craignair Inn is pet-friendly and green certified. as one of Maine’s Environmental Lodging Leaders. Rooms are available both at the Inn and in its adjacent and modern annex. Room configurations and rates vary.    (800) 320-9997

If you’d rather camp!!

The Megunticook Campground By The Sea. A wooded oceanfront campground on 14 acres in  Rockport Maine, just 20 minutes North of Rockland with oceanfront property and shorefront access. The campground offers a quiet natural setting with access to gorgeous ocean views of scenic Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands The campground can accommodate the smallest tent to the largest RV on clean, level sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Swim in a large heated pool, and enjoy Saturday evening lobster bakes held at the oceanfront picnic area. Facilities include a campstore, laundry, internet cafe with free WiFi, game room, rec field, playground and ocean fishing.   15 min. North on Rte One        800-884-2428

Camden Hills Campground and RV Park   Nestled in a peaceful, rural setting, with great amenities,  including camp store and community center, fire pits, pool and help parking and hooking up your RV…they also have tent sites…fifteen minutes from the Studio…pet friendly.   Route 90  Rockport, Maine 04856 (207) 236-2498

Lobster Buoy Campground  On the water…15 minutes to the Studio  Waterman’s Beach Rd South Thomaston ME  207) 594-7546

For house, apartment and cottage rental options, check out:–ME/range-city

10 min walk to the studio. Sweet Willow Suite: private, 1 bedroom guest suite/apartment on ground level in stand alone building. Light-filled open living area. See pics here,, book directly with owner is possible, too.

Harborview/ Bayview St. Apartment Apartment, Sleeps 5

 484-919-0252  Easy walk to the Studio and downtown…lovely house and reasonable! 2 rooms. private baths: airbnb link  2 bedroom house and yard…a short walk from the Lincoln Street Center.  the Wight House..207-867-0920  airbnb link  cottage 15 minutes from Rockland

The Saldins: 207-691-9357  three bedroom house near Rockland   charming house in the South end of Rockland:  vrbo link

26 Masonic St Rockland…private room and bath…listed on airbnb.  immaculately clean, close to downtown.

Need a whole house for a vacation week?  A lovely spot in Cushing on a 5 acre piece of property about 25 min from Rockland  airbnb link

Belfast Lodging Suggestions

We have terrific new Studio space: big, with a high ceiling and two walls of windows looking out to the water, easy unloading and parking and less than 2 blocks from the tugboats and downtown! In the Untied Farmers of Maine building between Spring and Miller Streets at Front St….you will love it!!

Re: bringing your pet to class: Not recommended for Belfast classes…No dogs are allowed in the new Studio space. Well behaved, leashed, non barkers at painting sites with permission only. Please contact me  even if you have a Certified Service Dog, and prior to the class dates!  FYI: It may not be possible to find nearby shaded parking for the duration of  a class day…I also don’t have current info on pet-friendly accommodations or dog sitters in the Belfast area….sorry!

Belfast Bay Inn; a small beautifully appointed boutique hotel downtown (downtown is tiny!!) and the most expensive in the area…great courtyard garden…

The Jeweled Turret;  another Victorian charmer and possible where your instructor will be staying…very pretty, 2 blocks from the Studio and has a great breakfast! (let them know you’re with the class if you need to eat early)

Just North of Belfast on Route One, there are a number of motels:

The Fireside Inn…formerly The Comfort Inn; …

They also have 2 cottages and a house closer to the water and reasonably priced if you’re coming with a group and want to share…

Belfast Harbor Inn; rooms were very clean…students were pleased…has been renovated for 2014.

Here are several other motels…all one story/pull your car up in front type…I have not been inside:

The Gull Motel…clean, adequate, very basic..207-338-4030

Admiral’s Ocean View Motel…207-3384260

Yankee Clipper Motel…207-338-2353

And some with small cottages:

Seascape Motel …207-338-2130

Wonderview Cottages…207-338-1455

Colonial Gables Ocean Front…older, decently maintained…207-338-4000

Five miles along the road to Searsport, about 10 minutes, you’ll find a few more, and in Searsport, two more big Victorian B & B’s;

Homeport Inn;

The Capt. A.V.Nichols Inn;


Rooms in private home 20 min. out of Belfast: or send text to: 207-504-4357  great place in an apple orchard -15 min to studio vacation apartment

location=Belfast%2C%20ME%2C%20United%20States&s=QvsVPdNV, or  207-370-8830.





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