Captain Swift Inn B&B

72 Elm Street , Camden, ME 04843-1907 USA (Show map)


Welcome To Our Camden, Maine Bed and Breakfast, Making Memories on Maine’s Midcoast! Your innkeepers, Norm and Linda, welcome you to the Captain Swift Inn… a historic Camden, Maine bed and breakfast conveniently located in this beautiful seaside village on Maine’s Mid-coast Attractions Near Our Camden, Maine Bed and Breakfast Just a short stroll from the inn and you will find yourself amongst the abundance of Camden’s unique shops, galleries, restaurants and the historic windjammers of Camden Harbor… all just waiting for you to explore. Enjoy a Memorable Camden, Maine Bed and Breakfast Experience The Captain Swift Inn offers guest rooms for romantic escapes, family getaways, or just to relax and renew. A delicious complimentary, multi-course breakfast is served each morning of your stay. We look forward to helping you create a unique, experience that you will remember fondly.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Highly Recommended

5 on August 09, 2016

Stayed at Captain Swift Inn for 3 nights in August. Great location, walking distance to downtown Camden. Innkeepers, Norm & Linda very warm & welcoming. They definitely worked very hard to make sure all of our needs were met. Food was delicious. Room was comfy & clean. Water/coffee available all the time. Afternoon cookies/lemonade. Changed out towels out daily. Even had their own labels on shampoo/conditioner/bath beads/soap. Had a clawfoot tub with a shower curtain. I did not mind for 3 days, but I prefer a regular shower. Would definitely stay again. Thanks for making our Maine trip very enjoyable!

Awesome experience at this Historical B&B

5 on January 08, 2016

We had a wonderful 2 night stay here in September. Traveling with my husband and elderly mother. They had the perfect accommodation for our needs and Linda's breakfasts are outstanding. Best french toast I've ever had - hands down. We particularly enjoyed the historical nature of the Inn. They made sure my Mom was comfortable reading in the living room while my husband and I hiked one of the days and made her feel at home. The homemade treats available 24/7 was an added bonus. Walking distance to town makes it a perfect location. Will stay here next time we come here and highly recommend it to anyone.

Hidden jewel in Camden

4.6 on June 01, 2015

Had a great stay at the Captain Swift Inn. Incredible breakfasts and Linda and Norm are so hospitable. I stayed in Coastal Hideaway. It was a little chilly during my stay, so I made good use of the fireplace in the room. Camden is a great town for walking and the inn is only a few minute walk from downtown. Travel tip: Ask Norm about his maps... they're a great resource to help you plan your trip.

Beautiful Inn

5 on September 28, 2014

While on a motorcycle trip, We stayed for a night at the end of August, right before Norm and Linda's son Alex left for his first semester of college. With all of their preparations going on, the family made us feel at home, took time to share information and advice about the area, make sure we were comfortable and prepared a delicious breakfast. The historic Capt Swift Inn was beautifully decorated, spotless and a short walk from the waterfront. We are looking forward to returning next year. Gregg Spoering

Captain Swift Inn - A gem in Camden

4.0 on October 23, 2011

The Captain Swift Inn was a nice find for our Maine getaway. I chose it for the reasonable price - hard to find in Camden. I was pleasantly surprised. We were met by the cheerful owner and shown to our room - which he had upgraded for us without our asking. The room was on the quiet side of the inn (The Bay Breeze room) and was larger than the one I had chosen. The bathroom was bright and spacious. My only complaint with it was the clawfoot tub - they are charming but don't really work all that well for showering! The breakfasts at the Inn are fabulous. Simple fare, but plenty of it and presented with flair. The owners are available and friendly. We enjoyed meeting them and talking with them each morning. Their son was helpful and even carried our bags upstairs for us! The location is quite convenient to the main drag, but not too close either. I would recommend it to anyone travelling to the area.

Like Staying with Friends

4.6 on August 30, 2010

We enjoyed an entire week at the Captain Swift Inn with our teenaged daughter. The suites are ideal for this as the kids have their own space in the loft with TV/DVD, couches, a table and refrigerator. Rooms are quiet, beautifully decorated, spacious and impeccably clean. The breakfast was often our best meal of the day, with a different menu every day. There is a well-stocked library and DVD collection, a computer in the reading room, and free high speed WIFI. The location is ideal - only two or three blocks from the center of town and the harbor. But the best thing about Captain Swift Inn are the innkeepers Norm, Linda and Alex. They were like friends, asking us about our plans for the day, providing guidebooks and suggestions for things to do, and even offering to make arrangements or reservations. We could not have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We will definitely be back!

Excellent for the Disabled or Elderly

4.6 on August 11, 2008

My father is disabled and has trouble going up stairs, so we specifically chose this inn because their "Hannah's room" was on the 1st floor (an unusual feature in a historic inn). It was really perfect for him, especially the handicapped-accessible ensuite bath. Linda and Norm were wonderful as well... very solicitous and accommodating. We couldn't have been happier! One note for late risers or light sleepers, though: the only down side of being on the 1st floor is that the room is next to the common areas, so you will hear other guests, particularly at breakfast-time. But overall, it was wonderful and we would definitely stay there again.

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Rooms & Rates

Bay Breeze

Located on the second floor, Bay Breeze, with its soft blue and white décor, this sunny room evokes a day on the bay with its gentle breeze. The large en suite bath has a classic claw foot tub with shower to soak in at the end of another wonderful day in Camden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $125

Swift Room

Located on the second floor in the original section of the Inn on bustling Elm Street, Swift is sunny and spacious with a queen and twin bed… Perfect for a family traveling with a child. A large closet, gas fireplace, winged back chairs, pine flooring, and spacious en suite bath with shower are special touches to give you a home away from home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

Hunt Room

Located on the second floor in the original section of the Inn on bustling Elm Street, Hunt has distinctive molding and uniform width, wide original pine floor planking. This sun-filled room has distinctive touches like winged back chairs, antique desk, and gas fireplace to give you a sense of 1800’s charm and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon reading a book from our library. The walk in closet gives you plenty of space to stow your belongings. Hunt also has an en suite bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $155


Located on the second floor, Greensleeves is warmly decorated in soft shades of gold, green, and burgundy. This Tudor inspired room provides the ultimate romantic getaway with a queen sleigh bed, luxurious linens, and a pillow top mattress. The room features two winged back chairs placed for comfort and relaxation. The en suite bathroom features a modern pedestal sink and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $145

Locke Room

Located on the second floor, Locke has original exposed beams and examples of the carpentry and hard cut nails used in the construction of the house. The wide plank hardwood floors and queen-sized, iron bed give this quaint and cozy room a rustic feel. Locke also has an en suite bath with a shower. There is an adjoining sitting room located outside the room proper in a common area also on the second floor, giving you space to relax after a long day exploring Camden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $125

Hannah's Room

Hannah’s Room is spacious and conveniently located on the first floor – near the kitchen and gathering room – for easy access. Thoughtfully decorated with classic New England touches, Hannah’s Room has a queen bed, twin daybed, and an en suite bathroom with a shower making it perfect for a family traveling with a child. Hannah's Room is also handicapped accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $159

Cabin Retreat Suite

The first level has a large en suite bath with shower and a heated two-person whirlpool tub. The wonderful four-poster king bed with a pillow top mattress and gas fireplace will provide a romantic atmosphere for couples seeking a perfect getaway together. The second level offers a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, as well as, a comfortable sitting area with a TV to enjoy your time together. The seating area features a twin pullout and a full pullout to accommodate your family. With its wood ceiling and warm interior, you'll feel as if you're in a rustic cabin in the woods, but with many comforts to add to your pleasure. Whether you’re here for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, it’s the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $199

Coastal Hideaway Suite

Coastal Hideaway is one of our two-level luxury suites. On the first floor, enjoy the beautiful king bed with a pillow top mattress and sitting area, both offer a view of the lovely gas fireplace. The spacious en suite bath contains a shower or you can relax in the great two-person whirlpool tub. The second level offers a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, as well as, a comfortable sitting area with a TV to enjoy your time together. The seating area features a twin pullout and a full pullout to accommodate your family. The suite features a beautiful whitewashed wood ceiling to give you the feeling of being in your own cottage on the coast. It’s the perfect place to unwind at the end of a long day.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $199

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Location Type

Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 76 miles

Directions to property:

We are on Elm Street, about 3 blocks south from the center of Camden on Route 1.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm to 6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking is allowed inside or on the grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Summer weekends and special events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit for 1 or 2 night stays, 50% of total on stays greater than 2 nights.
  • Cancellations: If we receive your cancellation notification more than 14 days before your arrival date, your deposit will be refunded. Cancellations fourteen days or less prior to the arrival date are subject to the full charge for the period reserved. All cancellations will be charged a $25 processing fee.



Linda, Norm and Alex Henthorn

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About the innkeepers

Your innkeepers, Norm, Linda and Alex, have traveled all over New England and have fallen in love with Camden. They know you will, too. They welcome you into their home and look forward to having you stay with them.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Special Package

Summer Specials

The weather is great and there are tons of activities in Camden, Maine!! Sailing, hiking, biking, kayaks, antiquing, beautiful scenery and wonderful food!! Reserve your room now and have it all! Stay with us at the Captain Swift Inn between August 28, 2016 and September 1, 2016 and save! Book one night and receive 10% off our usual great rates, stay 2 nights and get 15% off your stay. For the best deal of all stay 3 nights with us and enjoy your third night at 50% savings! These special savings are for new reservations only and specials cannot be combined with any other promotion or special. Offer only available for guests staying between August 28th and September 1st, 2016. Subject to availability.

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