WELCOME TO YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
The Hawthorn Inn is a charming Camden Maine bed and breakfast just steps from downtown and Camden's scenic harbor. Our 1894 Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion is situated on 1.2 acres of lawn and enchanting gardens. With spacious rooms, beautiful decor, soaking or deep whirlpool tubs, gas fireplaces, private decks, and harbor views, our Inn is the ideal place for your Maine romantic getaway or trip for any occasion!
A two course breakfast greets you each morning upon waking. It's the best way to start an ideal day in Maine. Our guests are never bored during their stay; no matter what time of year they come! We are open all year round. In the summer, there are beaches nearby for swimming, lounging, and picnicking, as well as other local outdoor adventures such as schooner sails, lobster boat tours, SUP and kayaking. One can enjoy hiking and biking in any season. In winter, one can toboggan or ski at the Camden Snow Bowl, the only east coast ski slope where one can see the ocean at the peak. Lots of great places to snowshoe as well!
Downtown Camden features fabulous restaurants you can't miss and unique stores, perfect for hunting down local treasures to take home to remember your trip by. The things to do in Maine are endless. We will help you find a new favorite activity! Upon arrival, be sure to ask your innkeepers for more suggestions and their personal favorites. Let them guide you to the best of the best and ensure your getaway is nothing short of spectacular!
Known as the Jewel of the midcoast, Camden, Maine is a dream destination for anyone who enjoys classic New England towns with all the comfort of home and all the wonder of the vacation you've been looking forward to. Like many of our guests, we think you'll find our location to be the perfect blend of serene yet convenient. When you want a quiet oasis to enjoy, spend some quality time in our gardens sipping your favorite drink, chatting with your travel partner, or reading. Let the stresses of everyday life melt away and just be present in the experience of your getaway! Then, when you're ready to explore the area, get a bite to eat, or get adventurous outdoors, we're located close enough that you can walk or drive a short distance to your next adventure. You'll never have to worry about long travel times or traffic – just savor your stay! And be sure to check out our current offers before you book to see if there are any savings or experience packages you're interested in. According to our past guests, one of the most special things about our Inn is the warm hospitality that our guests feel during every stay from the innkeepers and staff. The entire Hawthorn Inn team is passionate about creating the best possible experience for every guest and they love to get to know each and every person that comes through the door. Come visit us soon and discover your new home away from home. We can't wait to welcome you!
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Ted and Lisa Weiss moved from Langhorne, PA to take ownership of the inn on June 24, 2014. Nothing like jumping right into it.
Ted’s background is electrical engineering. He worked for many years as a Program Manager, the last program was managing iris recognition products. Lisa spent most of her professional career doing software test, validation and quality assurance.
Prior to taking ownership of the inn, neither of us had experience in hospitality. We have always enjoyed entertaining and cooking. Ted's engineering background makes him well suited to prepare artfully presented breakfasts for a full house of inn's guests. Lisa's philosophy that any excuse is a good one for a party enables her to help provide the environment for you to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons, a romantic getaway, or just a break from the routine.
We can tell you the decision to buy and bed and breakfast and move to Maine was one of the best we ever made! We are excited to be in Camden, a warm and welcoming community. There is always something to to do, regardless of the season.
It is a great honor to have had the pleasure of hosting you our guests. It is an even greater privilege to know that some of our guests enjoyed being here so much that they chose to marry here or come back to celebrate anniversaries or have made the Hawthorn Inn their “go to” place in Camden.
Although we have only experienced a fraction what Camden and the surrounding areas have to offer, we have enjoyed what we’ve experienced – nature trails, fantastic restaurants, fresh seafood, produce and local delicacies beyond compare, an amazing arts community, and wonderful festivals. The midcoast has so much to explore for everyone in all seasons!
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hawthorn Inn. Please let us know how we can make your visit to Camden an exceptional experience.
Come to Maine; it is the way life should be!