I'd stay at either the Home Port Inn or The Peacock House in Lubec, Maine. I'd have dinner at The Inn on the Wharf in Lubec. None of those places are exactly luxury or fine dining. But they are good food and homey lodging. There isn't a wide choice of places to stay or eat in true Downeast Maine. You might be surprised at just how rural and non-touristy everything is.
Thanks so much! The closest tourist area in Maine would be ? Bangor
Bangor isn't really much of a tourist area. The nearest tourist area would be Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor.
Time for a true reality check... I have relatives near Edmunds and know the area fairly well... Edumnds is a Township, not a town, meaning it isn't really a town with organized local government, municipal services, a downtown (in the traditional sense) or a lot of local services (even it's postal services come from nearby Dennnysville -- a town of less than 500 people itself). Edmund's is best known as being home to a major section of the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and Cobscook Bay State Park. We're definitely talking rural downeastern Maine here...
The nearest population centers of any size, with choices of accommodations, restaurants etc. would be Machias (about 2,000 people), Lubec (about 1,300 people) and Eastport (about 1.300 people). Driving distances from Edmunds would be about 20-25 miles to any of those communities.
As Bonniemaev points out, the nearest "tourist" community of any size, with a wider variety of accommodations and restaurants would be Ellsworth, ME, about 75 miles away.
A couple of alternnatives to consider: 1) contact the administration at Freidman's and see where they recommend for visitor accommodations, and 2) in addition to Lubec, check possible accommodations on Campobello Island, Canada --- just across the international bridge from Lubec....but remember that you'll need a passport to get back and forth between Campobello and Lubec (suggested as a possibility only because family friends report having some great vacations there in small, but clean and friendly cabins/motels -- sorry but I don't have specific names at my fingertips).
I stayed at the Home Port Inn a few years ago, and unless it's changed significantly, it's lovely.
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