Choose Your Accommodations:

There's a myriad of local options and you're welcome to choose what suits you best.

You can make your own arrangements or stay with us at the award-winning Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, we'll have a spot for your tent in the meadow at no extra cost.

We also offer these special packages:


Your journey to Searsport

Find us between Searsport and Belfast on coastal route 1. Enterprise Car Rental will deliver to Searsport Shores Ocean Campground. Concord Trailways bus service has a drop-off just a mile up the road from the campground and we’d be happy to pick you up at the Searsport Bus Stop with enough advanced notice.

Bangor International Airport is 45 minutes Northwest of us and Portland International Jetport is 2 hours South.  Another option is to fly in Logan International Airport in Boston, rent a car there and drive's a beautiful 200 mile drive! We'd be happy to suggest towns and villages worthy of a visit along the way.

If you choose to stay at the Yardarm Motel, the Concord Trailways bus will drop you off across the street from the motel and Rick & Sabrina have graciously offered to provide transportation to and from the campground each day.

What to wear

Student showing off her handmade shoes Give priority to the beautiful handmade garments in your drawers...Fiber College is a time to let the real you enjoy the sunshine!

“If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute” is real Maine thing. Cover all of your bases by packing layers to add and subtract as necessary, including a windbreaker.

Your shoes should be sturdy and comfortable. Pack rain gear for good measure. Dress is always casual and letting your personality shine through is considered a virtue.  


Boxer dog in hunting hat beside a campfireIf you are a guest of Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, you are welcome to bring your pets according to the campground policies. Up to two dogs are welcome in the classroom spaces provided they are well behaved and very quiet. Ask if there is still room for your pal before registering. As you might imagine, we must give priority to service dogs.

If you are coming in for an event but staying elsewhere, please find other accommodations for your companion as they will not be allowed onto the grounds. Well-recommended area kennels are Puddleduck, Zeke’s Dog Retreat, and Canine Country Club.



Parking for all Makers Guild of Maine events is FREE.  Handicapped parking will be available close to the venues and all other parking will be within a 5-minute stroll through fields and on gravel roads. Please wear practical shoes, you'll be strolling down gravel roads, garden paths, wooded trails, and along a cobblestone beach.