Places to Stay in the Area

Accommodations, in addition to the Samoset Resort where the Forum is held, are available in the Rockport area. Website links to each are below. A shuttle will run from the Shaws Supermarket parking lot at 235 Camden Street, Rockland to the Samoset on Friday and Saturday.

Forum Specials

Samoset Resort – See update of availability on the home page.  Call 207-319-8066 or email

The Captain Swift Inn -Upscale yet casual lodging, 2.5 block’s from Camden’s village, harbor and restaurants.  Forum attendees staying one or two nights enjoy a 15% discount off their lodging. Our signature three course breakfast is included. Must book directly by calling 207.230.4028 or reserve your room on our website ( and add a note that you are a forum attendee and we will apply the discount to your reservation. Valid on new reservations only and cannot be combined with other specials or discounts.

Hawthorn Inn – Stay 2 or more consecutive nights in the same room at the Hawthorn Inn during the Maine Fishermen’s Forum and receive a 15% discount on the entire stay.  The offer is available on any available room in the inn.  A two course breakfast is included each morning of your stay.  The offer must be redeemed directly through the Hawthorn Inn by calling 207-236-8842 or online.  If booking online, after room is selected, ENTER PROMO CODE MEFF2020 for the discount to be taken during check out.  Offer only good on new reservations and must be requested at time of booking.  The offer cannot be combined with any other discount or third party gift certificates.

Samoset Condo:  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps six.  Sat Feb 29 to Sat, Mar 7th.  $700/week.  Contact Bill Torpey 207-593-8698.