Destination guide

Lake-hopping in sun-drenched Belgrade

Tucked away in Kennebec County, Belgrade serves as the gateway to 7 shimmering lakes and ponds. It's the beating heart of Maine's Belgrade Lakes Region, one of America's iconic summer vacation destinations. Lake-hopping is all part of the fun, but, if you really want to enjoy a local experience, snagging a waterfront Belgrade vacation rentals property is a must. With private docks, sun-drenched decks, and secluded woodland settings, you'll feel like you've been vacationing in Maine all your life.

Things to do

Soak up the street scene in Belgrade Lakes Village

No doubt about it, Belgrade's diadem of lakes is the region's biggest attraction. Covering an 8000-acre footprint, Great Pond is the largest of the set. Family-friendly Long Pond has a sandy beach and floating dock, plus plenty of picnic tables. In summer, Belgrade Lakes Village hosts a fantastic farmers' market where you can pick up everything from local honey and homemade preserves to freshly caught fish and organic produce. While you're there, why not take the time to explore the village's caf_s and taverns? For a change of scene, the historic town of Gardiner boasts some of the region's best restaurants.

Activities

Make a splash in Belgrade

From kayaking to swimming, Belgrade is all about making a splash. Love to fish? All 7 of Belgrade's lakes and ponds are interconnected, which means there's a healthy population of salmon, brook trout, northern pike, and bass to reel in. You can also tee off at the 18-hole championship Belgrade Lakes Golf Course, or hike up Blueberry Hill for sweeping views of the countryside. With so many family friendly activities on offer, Belgrade is a hotspot for group vacations. With some Belgrade vacation rentals sleeping up to 20 people, you can house your whole clan in one luxurious lakefront chalet.

Weather

Endless summers in Kennebec County

Summer brings long days and warm weather and sees legions of sun seekers descend on the Belgrade Lakes Region. The town's population soars from Memorial Day to Labor Day, when flocks of families descend on the lakes. While Belgrade has a "fun in the sun" reputation, summer's not the only time to visit. During the winter, Belgrade transforms into a snowy wonderland, with opportunities to ice fish, cross-country ski, and snowmobile on the region's well-maintained trails. Fall is also a fantastic time to beat the crowds, and take in Belgrade's fiery fall colors.

Natural features

Wedding bells in beautiful Belgrade

Belgrade's 7 lakes are a sanctuary for wildlife, which means you could spot American bald eagles, yellow-throated vireos, Canada jays, and more. If you want to stretch your legs, the French Mountain Trail unlocks sweeping views of the lakes. Moxie Falls Trail is a family-friendly option and will take you to Maine's highest waterfalls. With such stunning scenery on offer, Belgrade is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Maine's most coveted wedding destinations. If you're planning on tying the knot, Belgrade vacation rentals unlock access to a host of luxury lakefront properties that'll house your whole wedding party.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Belgrade

The nearest airport is in Waterville, ME (WVL-Robert Lafleur), located 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Augusta, ME (AUG-Augusta State), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Belgrade, ME?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 137 vacation rentals near Belgrade. From 65 cabin rentals to 65 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Belgrade for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Belgrade?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Belgrade. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Belgrade Lakes Golf: 201 vacation rentals
  • Old Western Fort: 210 vacation rentals
  • Colby College: 130 vacation rentals
  • University of Maine - Farmington: 96 vacation rentals
  • Governor Hill Mansion: 212 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cabins in Belgrade?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 65 Cabins in Belgrade. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Belgrade include:

  • Cottages: 65 rentals available
  • Houses: 57 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 65 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Belgrade?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Belgrade. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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