Welcome to the Captain Swift Inn. Casual, welcoming and upscale . . . totally renovated 1810 Inn, offering fine lodging and authentic hospitality, located in Camden's picturesque seaside village. Ideal location, only 2.5 blocks from the harbor, shops and restaurants, making it an easy walk for most guests! Nine uniquely decorated guest rooms; three of which are luxury suites - all offering extensive amenities for discerning travelers including flat screen televisions with premium channels; high speed internet; individually controlled heating and cooling; en-suite baths with spa showers and massage body sprays; plush robes; slippers; fresh flowers; local chocolates; fine linens and more! Our decadent suites showcase bathrooms with over-sized whirlpool tubs and separate spa showers; refreshment bars which house mini refrigerators stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages; a Keurig and a microwave with popcorn ready to go! Some guest rooms have private decks; lofts and a private entrance. In the nicer weather, guests enjoy time on our large side deck as well as our stone patio. In the evenings the patio is the place to be to enjoy a beverage from our bar, while enjoying the fire pit and perhaps new-found friends. The Inn boasts 10 fireplaces (gas operated) with seven located in guest rooms; and the other three are in the inviting guest sitting rooms where guests can relax while trying their hand at checkers, chess or a number of other games. Each morning guests wake to the aromas of freshly ground and brewed local coffee. Our three course candlelit breakfast follows - beginning with a bountiful European inspired continental buffet, after which we serve the fruit of the day. The third course is either a sweet or savory entree, and many guests tell us after finishing breakfast, they are set until dinner! Throughout the day, guests can snack on assorted home-made cookies ; along with our own blend of trail mix; fresh whole fruit and a sweet baked item made at the Inn - all available 24/7 in our Keeping Room. A stocked beverage refrigerator with non-alcoholic drinks completes the offering. And if you are looking for something hot to drink - our Hot Sips nook has a vast assortment of teas; coffees and our own blend of hot chocolate. In the cooler months, we always have hot mulled apple cider available as well! For guest enjoyment, we offer "Bevs and Bites". We have a full service bar, so should you add a drink to your tab, we'll include a complimentary plate of local cheeses, chutney or hummus and grain crackers - always a nice start before heading out to dinner! Regardless of when you visit, we offer a number of romantic and fun packages and money saving specials to choose from. We also have several indulgent extras that you can add to your visit to include a couples' massage in your suite; chocolate dipped strawberries and so much more! Camden is a four season destination, centrally located along Maine's mid-coast, and is an excellent hub from which to plan day excursions to neighboring towns. During the warmer months complimentary use of beach chairs, umbrellas and towels are available for guest use and we can prepare a picnic hamper with assorted lunch items for your excursion with advance notice. And as a Select Registry and AAA 4 Diamond rated property, we'll do our very best to ensure your stay with us in the best it can be! We look forward to having you as our guest and welcoming you to the Captain Swift Inn!
Many years ago, we quit our careers; sold our home in Massachusetts, along with our vacation home in Vermont and one of our cars, and purchased a large village colonial in Ludlow, Vermont. After more than a year of extensive renovations, we opened The Andrie Rose Inn and soon became recognized by Okemo Mountain Resort as being the "Best Inn at Okemo".
We enjoyed being innkeepers for five years, but then returned to our careers and started our family. Rick was a VP of Human Resources for various privately held and Fortune 500 companies, and Carolyn worked in Human Resources as a Director for privately held companies, after which she established and ran a non-profit organization. Fast forward many years later, our three sons are grown and either in college or early in their careers and we asked ourselves "what do we do now?" And much to our surprise, we found ourselves returning to innkeeping!
We knew immediately The Captain Swift Inn was ideal for us, despite being closed for several months and in dire need or repair. We kept the Inn closed for an additional eight months while performing significant renovations, and officially opened our doors to guests in February of 2019. As the weather warmed we resumed our renovations in the Spring of 2019, spending months finishing decks, patios and installing new landscaping.
All along the way, we've met many wonderful guests, which is the best part of innkeeping! Our mission is to provide our guests with exceptional lodging and service, and we believe that is evident from the moment you walk through our door!
We look forward to meeting you and hosting your stay!
Carolyn & Rick Bentzinger
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