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The Hawthorn Inn is a spacious, elegantly appointed Queen Anne Victorian mansion situated on 1.2 acres of beautifully landscaped property with lovely gardens, multilevel decks and a beautiful terrace for al fresco dining. Steps from the harbor and a very short walk to town, the Hawthorn is a serene oasis in the village of Camden. Breakfast is an art form at the Hawthorn and guests rave about the creative menus and use of fresh local and organic foods, as well as the commitment to conservation and preservation of the environment. No detail is overlooked at the lovely, warm and welcoming Hawthorn Inn. Come, visit Camden and its beautiful surrounding areas. Choose the Hawthorn Inn for gracious elegance in a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere.
5 on October 08, 2014
Had a great time at this quaint, friendly B&B. Terrific gormet breakfast. Relaxing feeling throughout. Mike & Mala
5 on July 28, 2014
We were very happy with our recent stay at the Hawthorn Inn. Ted and Lisa were excellent hosts and the Inn was clean and well kept up. The location was ideal and the breakfasts were delicious. Very happy.
5 on August 18, 2013
The Hawthorn Inn has become my Maine home away from home when I come to Maine to take the incredible weekend woodworking classes at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in nearby Warren. Now, I can’t imagine staying anywhere but the Hawthorn inn. The lovely old house quietly tells its history, the rooms are lovingly appointed with guests’ comfort in mind, and the back garden is simply glorious. Innkeeper Maryanne Shanahan offers a warm and charming welcome, along with knowledgeable and spirited advice about the area. Do you want an extraordinary “French-New England fusion” meal? She knows just the enchanting restaurant. Do you need a lovely walk with which to end the day? She quickly produces a map and draws the route of the three-mile “Camden Loop” for you – and no walk could better feed the spirit and refresh the body. Do you have a special request? She will find a way to grant it. Maryanne and her husband Bill are sophisticated and engaging conversationalists, interested in everything…or just as subtly and considerately ready to recognize when you want peace and quiet. Wait a moment: I said the Hawthorn Inn was my home away from home, but I have to take that back – the breakfasts at Hawthorn Inn are vastly beyond what I ever provide myself at home! Maryanne presents beautiful, fresh, seasonal, healthy, and utterly imaginative breakfasts that are like a still life in the beauty of their presentation, and taste even better than they look. Breakfast at the Hawthorn Inn is a restorative, sustaining pleasure to be savored every morning. My first stay at the Hawthorn Inn convinced me I’d have to return. Now I can’t imagine being in Maine without staying there. May Maryanne and Bill go on welcoming all their grateful guests for many years to come!
5 on June 03, 2013
We were so impressed by the beautiful, spacious rooms, and the friendly , inviting atmosphere set by Maryann and Bill, the innkeepers. The breakfast is an amazing part of the experience. The location is also fabulous, close to some great day hikes and a beautiful coastline. Perfect for a couple looking for a seaside escape!
5 on May 10, 2013
and why not?? everything about the Hawthorn Inn calls for a return visit. Having been a guest there several times prior to this trip, it felt like coming home again to a lovely family home, which it is! I met with friends there to celebrate a BIg-0 birthday together (I won't say which one!), and the whole mood of the house was celebratory and special. Luxurious beds, pillows, linens, sweet touches like flowers in each room, gardens just waiting to burst into bloom,sumptuous breakfasts, all was perfection. Many thanks to Maryanne and Bill for providing the perfect getaway once again.
5 on March 11, 2013
I wish I could give them more stars...this was the best b&b experience I have had. Wonderful room, breakfast and company - both the other guests and the terrific hosts. Maryanne and Bill were helpful, welcoming and the kind of people you want to make your friends. Because of a snowstorm in Boston our arrangements were confused and Maryanne had not expected us the day we arrived. She welcomed us graciously and upgraded our room and we stayed in the carriage house in a lovely room with a gas fireplace, balcony and jacuzzi. It was beautifully appointed, clean, comfortable and had a lovely view of the harbor (and in the summer the view includes the garden). The breakfasts were imaginative and delicious. Maryanne gave us suggestions about a trip north to look at the views and gave us a map so we wouldn’t get lost. She would have gladly made restaurant reservations for us if we had wished it. When we raved about the wild Maine blueberries she offered to sell us a box from the batch she had frozen. We will think of her, Bill and our lovely stay with every bite. My husband has requested that I make him a Maine blueberry pie for his birthday. Thank you Maryanne and Bill for making our brief stay so enjoyable and memorable. We stayed in the Brougham room - it was quiet, away from street noise (although it is hard to imagine there would be much noise). The rooms were well-insulated and we never heard our neighbors - in fact we were surprised we had neighbors.
5 on August 14, 2012
There are many things you wish for in a bed and breakfast you dont't get. It's a personal experience that should feel like home, but with strangers around--YET--my recent experience at the Hawthorne in Camden was the BEST yet, and my wife and I travel frequently. You can eat more lobster because the breakfasts are healthy, fresh, and very tasty (good for all palates and if you don't want what's offered there's a second amazing option--for those gluten free, can't eat greens, etc). You can walk into town and figure your own way, OR you can ask Maryanne and Bill and they will have the best suggestion 100% of the time. Like you're a local, just with a camera. The rooms are clean, spacious and nice--the staff is friendly as can be--and I guarantee you this will be above par with what you've stayed in so far, and is the best in the area. As for Camden--go, just go. Perfect town with amazing food, great hikes and scenery, good water and land activities, and also a nice place to just rest. There are tourists, but they all came for the same reason, to get away, but not be so away you can't enjoy yourself.
5 on March 11, 2012
Let me start by saying that I have never written an accommodations review before. However, my experiences with the Hawthorn Inn have been so exceptional that I find myself compelled to do so now. Last week my wife and I were married. We planned on having a short honeymoon in Camden at the Hawthorn Inn as we had stayed there twice before in the past for "get away" weekends and we had always enjoyed it. We stayed in a beautiful room in the carriage house that has it all: gas fired fireplace, oversize Jacuzzi, sitting area and two French doors onto a balcony overlooking a wooded stream running down to the harbor which can be seen through the trees. Peaceful is the operative word here. In the mornings, the proprietors, Maryanne and her husband Bill provide what I can only describe as a gourmet breakfast; fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits along with individually prepared Fritatas, for example. This served in their sunny breakfast nook. An excellent start to a day! I just can't say enough about this place. The inn itself is beautiful, the accommodations outstanding and Maryanne and Bill are warm and welcoming. We had a honeymoon that could not have been better; the third time for us staying at the Hawthorn Inn, and we will be back for more!
5 on October 15, 2011
We chose the Hawthorn Inn to host our wedding ceremony and reception, and could not have picked a better venue. Our closest family and friends all stayed at the inn with us for the weekend, and we were all welcomed and attended to with personal care throughout the weekend. The service was exceptional, and included a delicious homemade breakfast each morning. The rooms were charming and comfortable, and we loved being able to walk down to the harbor and into town each day. The wedding ceremony and reception were perfect. Every detail was taken care of, and as the bride, I did not have to worry about one thing the entire weekend. Maryanne and staff took care of everything behind the scenes, making for the happiest and most relaxing wedding I could have hoped for. The venue itself was beautiful, the catering phenomenal and the wedding details - flowers, place settings, etc. - were attended to personally and with much care. The event was both intimate and elegant. The Hawthorn Inn was a perfect choice for the small intimate wedding we wanted, and we could not have asked for a better experience. Many of our guests have already expressed a desire to return to the inn, and we are hoping to return on our anniversary.
5 on May 14, 2011
I spent 2 nights at the inn, connecting with college friends, and immediately felt at home. My room was lovely, and even had a view of the harbor. There were ample spaces for gathering and relaxing both inside the inn, and outside on the pretty grounds. I will gladly recommend this inn to friends.
Junior Suite comes with a queen bed, private bath and a convertible twin.
Garden level suite has a double bed, day bed with pull out single, private bathroom, TV, wifi.
Luxury Queen room has a queen bed, two person jacuzzi in the private bathroom, flat screen, DVD, AC, wifi.
Luxury King has a king bed, a twin bed with a pull out trundle, jacuzzi in private bathroom, private balcony, flat screen TV, AC, wifi.
Named for the daughter of the Hawthorn Inn's builder, the Emma Knight room is on the garden level of the Main House with a seasonal view of harbor. Double bed, detached private bath, TV. Cozy and economical, the room is great for long stays.
Nightly Rate: $90 - $129
The three-story turret on the front of the house gives this room a set of beautiful bowed windows, and its name. Air-conditioned.
It's all about roses in this charming twin-bedded room with views of the gardens and harbor.
Romantic, cozy and elegant room with Jacuzzi, on second floor of Carriage House with private balcony. Queen four-poster bed. Super-size two-person Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player. Aiir conditioned in summer. Gas log fireplace for cozy fall and winter seasons. Amenities include elegant monogrammed robes, hair dryer, umbrellas, iron and ironing board, free WiFi access, DVD library. On the second floor of the Carriage House, the Brougham overlooks the rear property gardens in spring, summer and early fall, and has views of Camden Harbor.
Queen bed. Features a private patio, two-person corner Jacuzzi, separate shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player. Air conditioned in summer. Amenities include elegant monogrammed robes, hair dryer, umbrellas, iron and ironing board, free WiFi access, DVD library. On the first floor of the Carriage House, the Cabriolet overlooks the rear property gardens in spring, summer and early fall, and has views of Camden Harbor in late fall, winter and early spring.
Spacious, luxurious room with Jacuzzi on second floor of Carriage House with private balcony. King bed and single bed with pull out trundle. Features a private deck, super-size two-person Jacuzz tub, separate shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player. Air-conditioned in summer. Gas log fireplace for cozy fall and winter stays. Suitable for familes of up to four persons. Also a favorite of brides and grooms and anniversary/birthday celebrants. Amenities include elegant monogrammed robes, hair dryer, umbrellas, iron and ironing board, free WiFi access, DVD library. Overlook of rear property.
A sensuous, serenely decorated retreat, favorite of brides and grooms/anniversary and birthday celebrants, on first floor of Carriage House. Jacuzzi and gaslog fireplace. Queen sleigh bed. Features a huge private deck, super-size Jacuzzi tub, two-person shower, flat-screen TV, DVD player. Air-conditioned in summer. Gas log fireplace for cozy fall and winter seasons. Peaceful, quiet retreat. Amenities include elegant monogrammed robes, hair dryer, umbrellas, iron and ironing board, free WiFi access, DVD library. On the first floor of the Carriage House, overlook of property.
The Queen Anne Tower has a king bed and a single daybed. It is a sumptuous and exotically decorated suite that covers the entire top floor of the Main House. Garden views and harbor views. TVs in bedroom and in living room. Gas-log fireplace in living room. Air-conditioned.
A grand and spacious room, the Regency is a favorite for its location, garden and seasonal views of the harbor, and very large bath with Victorian soaking tub. Air-conditioned.
The Jillian is a beautiful two-room suite on the second floor, with views of Mt. Battie . Air-conditioned.
Steps from the harbor, Mountains, Village
Bangor, ME (BGR) 24 miles
On Route 1, 4 houses on the right past the Public Library in the Village of Camden.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Art Museums, Lighthouses, Marine Museums, Mountains, Pottery, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Windjammers, Birding, Kayaking, Whale watching, DVD
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Gardening talks, Music and musical performances, Plays, Exhibitions-art, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low carb
Goat Cheese & Rosemary Gratin with Smoked Salmon
goat cheese and rosemary potato cake served with Maine smoked salmon