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Hawthorn Inn

9 High Street , Camden, ME 04843-1610 USA (Show map)

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The Hawthorn Inn is a spacious, elegantly appointed Queen Anne Victorian mansion situated on 1.2 acres of with lovely gardens, multilevel decks and a beautiful terrace for al fresco dining. Steps from the harbor and town, the Hawthorn is a serene oasis in the village of Camden. Two course breakfast is distinctive using local and organic foods where possible. Dietary restrictions graciously accommodated. No detail is overlooked at the lovely, warm and welcoming Hawthorn Inn.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Beautiful get-away

5 on October 08, 2014

Had a great time at this quaint, friendly B&B. Terrific gormet breakfast. Relaxing feeling throughout. Mike & Mala


Great Stay at Hawthorn Inn

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.


My Maine home away from home but even better....

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!


a gorgeous and friendly Maine retreat!

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!


a return visit

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.


The best of B&Bs

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 Stars isn't enough, this was outstanding

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.


The best Bed & Breakfast experience!

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!


The perfect wedding

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.


elegant and yet comfortable

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Junior Suite

Junior Suite comes with a queen bed, private bath, convertible twin, gas stove, and TV.

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

Deluxe Queen

Queen size bed, large en suite with Victorian soaking tub and shower, TV, overlooks gardens.

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

Deluxe King

Deluxe King

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

Garden Suite

Garden level suite has a double bed, day bed with pull out single, private bathroom, TV, wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Luxury Queen

Luxury Queen room has a queen bed, two person jacuzzi in the private bathroom, flat screen, DVD, AC, wifi.

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

Luxury King

Luxury King has a king bed, a full daybed with a pull out trundle, jacuzzi in private bathroom, private balcony, flat screen TV, AC, wifi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Double , 1 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Steps from the harbor, Mountains

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 24 miles

Directions to property:

On Route 1, 4 houses on the right past the Public Library in the Village of Camden.

Area Attractions

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, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Wine for purchase

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Light houses, museums, Gardening talks, Music and musical performances, Plays, Exhibitions-art, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00PM-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking anywhere on property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two-night minimum during July, August, October and on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment for one night; 50% of multiple nights.
  • Cancellations: We must be notified within 14 days of reservation or guest is responsible for reservation, unless we are able to re-rent the room. A $30 fee applies to all cancellations. Extended stays require 21-day cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Lisa & Ted Weiss

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Ted and Lisa stayed at a B&B 10 years ago. The innkeepers defined themselves as corporate refugees. They were loving their lifestyle change. We were hooked. We spent the next 10 years trying to figure how when and how to make it happen. We made the leap in June 2014. Owning the Hawthorn Inn has been everything that we dreamed it would be and then some. We love hearing our guests stories and can't wait to hear yours!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 in summer; choose in wint
  • Serving Location: Multilevel deck and terrace overlooking gardens, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low carb; Gluten free; lactose free


Signature Dish

Sweet potato cake with Poached egg
Poached egg served on a sweet potato caked topped with caramelized shallots and poblano pepper cream sauce


Details

9 High Street , Camden, ME 04843-1610 USA (Show map)

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