We will arrange your accommodations on campus, or in the local area. A large part of the Maine Media experience is living and eating with fellow professionals and instructors. We therefore offer a variety of accommodations on our campus and in the local area to suit almost every taste and budget.
Many student accommodations are within walking distance of the classrooms and dining area. Our free van service makes the rounds each morning, noon and evening (mid-June through early September). Maine Media accommodations are limited to approximately 125 beds and are assigned on a first-come basis. Please indicate your lodging preference on the application, and we will attempt to fill your request. Those who apply early have the best selection of accommodations.
All rates are for six nights, Sunday evening through Saturday morning. All rates include meals from sunday Dinner through Saturday breakfast. Check-in is after 3 PM on Sunday. Checkout time is 11AM on Saturday. If you wish to arrive a day early, or stay over Saturday night at the end of your workshop, there is an additional charge of $140 in the Campus Residence/Standard Single categories, $75 in the Economy category. Charges for Saturdays in the Deluxe category will vary from $175-$290, depending upon time of year & availability at the hotel. Please note that this additional charge covers lodging costs only, no meal services are available. For those who are departing on Sunday, the checkout time is 10 AM.
Please note: All housing prices below include the meal program, Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast.
Community meals with delicious food and passionate conversation are an integral part of the Maine Media experience, therefore the meal plan is required for all students. Our meal plan begins with Sunday evening dinner, and includes a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week, culminating in a Friday night lobster dinner (other options are always available) and Saturday continental breakfast.
For those staying in our on-campus housing, the meal plan is included in the price of accommodations. Meals alone (without accommodations) are $295 for the week. Special diets can be accommodated if you notify us prior to your arrival. Students staying for two or more weeks should be aware that no meals are served between Saturday breakfast and Sunday dinner. Restaurants and a supermarket are within easy walking distance of the campus. Family and friends of students are welcome to join them for meals on campus with the purchase of a daily meal plan priced at $60 per day or $30 for the Friday lobster dinner only.
Everyone attending a workshop, unless a resident of the immediate area, is required to participate in the meal plan.
The campus residence offers 30 hotel-grade bedrooms, each with a queen sized bed, private bath, phone, cable TV and wireless Internet access. The Residence is directly across the street from the main campus and also contains three classrooms, lounge, conference room and coin laundry. These may be booked as a single or for a couple and are just across the street from the Homestead campus dining area and classes.
Couple: $1395 (includes meals for two)
These are upscale motel rooms (mini-suites) within one mile of campus. They come with private bath, telephone, TV, wireless Internet access and additional amenities. Our contracted timeframe is between July 5 and August 15. Dates before and after August 15 subject to availability.
Couple: $1615 (includes meals for two)
These are local motel rooms within 1.5 miles of campus. All have wifi, private bath, telephone, AC and TV.
Double: These shared accommodations are $720 per person, incl meals.
This traditional Maine farmhouse is located adjacent to the campus and has 6 student bedrooms - 4 rooms with private bath and 2 rooms share a bath. All have wifi and TV.
Private room & bath $875
Private room w/shared bath $695
No doubles available
Economy accommodations include comfortable rooms in Workshops’ residences or private homes in Rockport Village. Bathrooms are shared and there are house phones.
No doubles available
If you prefer, you may reside off-campus, but the meal plan is mandatory at $295 for the week. A list of local motels, inns and B&B's can be found at the area Chamber of Commerce. Maine Media cannot permit camping on its property.
10 days or less prior to arrival may be charged $100.
Meals Only (without housing):
Meals by the week: $ 295
Meals by the day*: $ 60
Friday Lobster Dinner*: $ 30 (included in daily or weekly rates above)
*For guests not on the meal plan.