What Our Guests Say
“The inn and grounds are absolutely gorgeous. My room is perfect. I get a gourmet breakfast every day. I came expecting to spend one night, and three days in I can’t pry myself away.” (2021)
“We could not have asked for a more perfect experience.” (2021)
“A gem of an Inn.” (2020)
“We have stayed in many beautiful establishments in the USA and abroad, and this was above and beyond. We would highly recommend!” (2020)
Our Coastal Maine Bed and Breakfast Inn
The Camden Maine Stay Inn is a historic coastal Maine bed and breakfast inn located in the quaint, beautiful seaside village of Camden, Maine. The Inn is widely known and appreciated for our elegant, refined and romantic accommodations, our multi-course, gourmet breakfasts, and our relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The Inn is open year-round for the enjoyment of our guests.
The Inn is situated near the center of Camden, commonly regarded as the most beautiful seaside village in Maine. Camden’s geography is unique – quite literally, it is where the mountains meet the sea. Camden is one of the few places in the United States, even the world, where one can hike or ski a mountain and cruise the ocean in the same day. When you combine Camden’s natural beauty with its quaint, coastal Maine setting and its varied cultural offerings, it is no wonder that the town is labeled the “Jewel of the Maine Coast.”
Our coastal Maine bed and breakfast inn is blessed with an incredibly favorable location in the charming Historic District of Camden. It is set among several lovely, quintessentially New England residences that date back to the earliest years of Camden’s existence. From the Inn it is only a short distance – a stroll of about four minutes – to Camden’s gorgeous harbor and quaint downtown. From there one can easily walk to Camden’s many fine shops and excellent restaurants.
The Inn, built in 1802, is the third oldest house in Camden and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been meticulously maintained over the years and captures the essence of Maine, its history and its traditions. Every guest room has its own distinctive character and is tastefully decorated with fine period details. Several rooms have original wide-plank wood floors as well as traditional gas-log fireplaces and stoves. Guests are welcome to socialize in the Inn’s splendid common areas, including our living room, piano room (with its Steinway grand piano), den, dining room, sun porch and kitchen. There they will be surrounded by the Inn’s impressive collection of fine art and our extensive library of fiction and nonfiction books.
We serve our guests a delicious, multi-course, gourmet breakfast each morning. We place a significant emphasis on using locally and regionally sourced fruit, eggs, meat, herbs and other fresh foods as part of our breakfast. To this end, we maintain an herb garden at the Inn in which we grow our own fresh basil, oregano, thyme, chives, tomatoes and other flavor enhancers during the spring, summer and fall. We also have freshly baked, homemade cookies as well as coffee and tea (more than 30 varieties) available for our guests in the kitchen every afternoon and evening. Our Maine Stay Mocha Truffle cookies are an overwhelming favorite of our guests. To many of our guests’ delight, we are more than happy to share our recipes with them.
One of the defining elements of the Inn is our beautiful, spacious garden, which is more like a miniature park due to its size and variety. We have well over an acre of lawn and gardens which are augmented by walking paths, sitting areas, and a year-round stream that flows from nearby Mount Battie to the harbor. Our guests often enjoy the beauty and serenity of our garden with a cup of coffee or tea before or after breakfast or with a glass of wine during the late afternoon and evening prior to dinner.
Whether you want to see the many sights along the Mid-Coast or simply want to kick back and relax, the Camden Maine Stay Inn is the ideal place for you to stay. We encourage you to make our home your home-away-from-home when you stay with us at our elegant, romantic and welcoming Camden B&B inn.