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Captain Swift Inn B&B

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

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The Captain Swift Inn is a comfortable, cozy Inn in Camden, Maine, the center of Maine’s midcoast. Unpack once and enjoy all that Maine has to offer, from Portland to Bar Harbor, all just a short drive away. Explore Camden with it’s great restaurants, unique shops, beautiful harbor and mountains.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining5

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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.

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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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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 Other
  • 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

Cool Summer Savings

The weather is great in Camden, Maine in June! Warm, sunny days and cool comfortable nights are here! Enjoy great outdoor activities including hiking, biking and sailing. The Camden area boasts beautiful scenery, a rugged coast, beautiful mountains and gorgeous lakes. All yours to enjoy during your stay at the Captain Swift Inn. After a great day in the outdoors, enjoy some of the best restaurants around. In the mornings you’ll wake to the aroma of local coffee brewing and Linda and Norm preparing your delicious multicourse breakfast! During June we are inviting you to join us and explore our area at an early season savings of 10% off selected rooms when you stay two or more nights. Call today to book one before they’re all gone! Starts at $130 per night, plus state lodging tax. Effective through June 20, 2015. Cannot be combined with other packages. Must be mentioned at time of booking.

Wine Lovers Getaways

Come to Camden, Maine and enjoy some of the area’s best food and wine! Stay with us here at the Captain Swift Inn for two or more nights and receive a gift certificate for $25.00 for Cellardoor Winery and one for $50.00 for your choice of a great restaurant. You can pick from Cappy’s Chowder House, Waterfront Restaurant or Peter Otts! Package starts at $340.00 for two nights, plus state lodging tax, for two guests. Effective through June 20, 2015. Cannot be combined with other packages. Must be mentioned at time of booking.

Outdoor Adventures

Sail away on a historic windjammer from Camden Harbor for two hours of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine! Climb aboard the lovingly restored 97 year old schooner Surprise for a trip you’ll always remember. Enjoy the stories and history as told by Captain Ramiro and First Mate Nicole as you cruise along Maine’s rugged coast, past Curtis Island Light and watch for area wildlife. Stay with us at the Captain Swift Inn for two or more nights and receive one free sail! Package starts at $330.00 for two nights, plus state lodging tax, for two guests. Effective through June 20, 2015. Cannot be combined with other packages. Must be mentioned at time of booking.

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

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