Maine Accommodations

Students stay in local bed and breakfasts, inns, hotels, motels and rental cottages, all within 20 minutes of our studio in Cushing. The Hampton Inn in Thomaston (15 minutes north) is the areas newest hotel and quite convenient to both Cushing and Rockland. Rockland is the largest town in the area offering a variety of restaurants, stores, and theaters. Rockport's inns often overlook the water and are only 5 minutes north of Rockland on Route 1. These are good choices for those who prefer motel accommodations to B&Bs, although you will need to drive into Rockland or Camden for breakfast and dinner. Waldoboro (15 mins south), Friendship (10 minutes south - a working harbor that is particularly scenic), South Thomaston (15 minutes north), and Clark Island (15 minutes north) offer B&B accommodations in a more rural setting.

Below is a list of recommended local establishments, with closest proximity to the studio listed first.

Cushing, Maine



Thomaston, Maine


Rockland, Maine


Friendship, Maine



Waldoboro, Maine


Rockport, Maine


Camden, Maine