Camden Maine Stay Inn

22 High St , Camden, ME 04843-1735 USA (Show map)
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A romantic, luxurious and historic Inn. The charm and elegance of this grand old New England home convinced Karen Brown to name it the "Warmest Welcome in New England." The Camden Maine Stay Inn is a grand old home located in the historic district of one of America's most beautiful seaside villages. Come and taste the History and the Tradition of Maine with the Italian accent of Roberta and Claudio Latanza.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful innkeepers!

4.2 on October 24, 2017

Great value very close to downtown. They owners are truly charming and the home made breakfast was delicious!

Beautiful property and lovely hosts!

4.6 on October 23, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Camden and the Main Stay Inn was perfect for us. Claudio and Roberta were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was divine and the service impeccable. Our room was comfortable, very clean and met all of our needs. We would certainly come back again!

Innkeeper Response
Dear guest, thanks a lot! we are so glad that you had a nice stay at the Maine Stay Inn. We would be honored if you would decide to come back!

- Claudio (Owner)

Our recent stay...

5 on October 19, 2017

We had a wonderful stay. We would recommend them to everyone, and we hope to be able to return!

september maine stay inn

5 on October 18, 2017

great owner. great breakfast. clean , neat , beautiful room. wonderful stay no comparison between B&B and even an expensive hotel room. B&B wins. Certainly evident at Mainstay Inn

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, thanks a lot! reviews like yours make us very happy and encourage us in our job. We appreciate it very much.

- Claudio (innkeeper)

Lovely stay in Camden

5 on October 11, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was beautiful, big and comfortable. The owners were kind and helpful showing us a map of the area. Loved the town of Camden. I would highly recommend staying at the Maine Stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. We are always glad when we feel that we could reach our goal: help our guests having a joyful stay.

- Claudio (innkeeper)

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast!

5 on October 09, 2017

Camden Maine Stay Inn is the ultimate in the bed and breakfast experience. The ambience of the inn and decor is a visual experience. And the breakfast each morning was a culinary masterpiece. Do not hesitate to book this inn for your stay in Camden. I will be returning as soon as possible!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much! You make us blush! Happy that your experience was so good.

- Claudio (innkeeper)

Nice Stay

5 on September 17, 2017

My wife and I vacationed for a week throughout the New England states. One of the loveliest spots to stay in is Camden, Maine. The Camden Maine Stay Inn is ideally located for an overnight stay in Camden. It is very close to all the activity of the community. We would stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, thanks for taking the time to write about us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and would feel honored if you would decide to stay here again with us.

- Claudio (innkeeper)

Excellent Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 08, 2017

From our room to the scrumptious breakfast, this is by far the Best B&B in Camden.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks a lot! Glad that you liked your stay with us.

- Claudio (innkeeper)


4.2 on September 03, 2017

Charming and historic. Immaculate and peaceful. Breakfast superb! We loved the Maine Stay Inn.

Wonderful Place!

5 on August 30, 2017

Roberta and Claudio have a wonderful B&B....welcoming, beautiful building and grounds, very tasty breakfasts....overall, terrific in every way!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks a lot for what you wrote. Happy that you loved our place!

- Claudio (Owner)

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Rooms & Rates

Smith-Robson Room

The windows of this room look towards north and east. An antique brass and iron queen bed contributes to give this room a lovely cozy cottage feeling. There is a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. The sink is in the room. We are delighted to name this room in honor of Peter and Donny Smith and Diana Robson. They were the second owners of the Camden Maine Stay Inn and were famous for their three-part harmony. They definitely achieved an almost legendary status as innkeepers. You will find on one wall a photograph of the twins, Donny and Diana. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the SECOND FLOOR.

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

Mayflower Suite

The memory of the Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth in 1620 is alive in this room. It’s said that John Alden was the first passenger to set foot on Plymouth Rock. One of his direct descendants was Alden Bass, a carpenter. He built what is now Camden Maine Stay Inn. Forget the typical hotel lodging behind, and enjoy the comfortable sitting room with its inviting, warm gas fireplace, an armchair and a pull-out couch. The living room features also a TV with a DVD player. The bedroom has a queen brass bed and a nice bathroom. Most of the floor boards in this room are over 16 inches wide. The sitting room looks toward Camden’s historic High Street, while the bedroom overlooks our beautiful garden. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This suite is on the SECOND FLOOR.

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

Dogwood Room

This is a corner room full of light. It overlooks our garden with dogwood trees and the woods. Our garden is located one full floor below this room, from where you can see our barn, a brook and the paths that wind through our wooded glen, but, most of all, you will see flowers and trees. The room has a beautiful brass queen bed inlaid with dogwood flowers made of mother-of-pearl. The room is completed with two comfortable armchairs and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the FIRST FLOOR.

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

Tierney Room

The morning sun comes through the three windows of this bright and cheerful corner room with two twin beds. It is located in front of the house, overlooking High Street and looks out at a group of wonderful old white homes — all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In the bathroom there is a six-foot soak tub and shower. Bob and Sally Tierney, together with Bruce and Pat Hunt, were the first to recognize the potential of the Huse-McKay house as a bed and breakfast inn, therefore the room carries their name. The inn’s beautiful kitchen, with its grand old Queen Atlantic stove, reflects their personality and style. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the SECOND FLOOR.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Topper Room

This room looks over a wooded glen. You won’t see any house from here, but it’s easy to see the animals that reside in the State Park behind our house. They often come snacking on our tulips or hostas. This room is delightful, with its queen-size bed and leaded glass panels. The room’s private bathroom has a walk-in shower. The room is named after Bob and Juanita Topper, who were the third owners of Camden Maine Stay Inn. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the SECOND FLOOR.

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

Common Ground Suite

Maine is famous for its agricultural fairs. They celebrate harvest and mark the beginning of our long winters. The Common Ground Fair is one of the most popular. Our Common Ground Room at Camden Maine Stay Inn honors this theme displaying posters from past fairs. A high-beamed ceiling, charming gas stove and Maine Cottage furniture all design a very cozy room. It has a queen bed, a sitting area with a couch and armchair. It has a TV and a DVD player. French doors open to a lovely private terrace. You can enjoy our beautiful garden from the sitting area outside. The bathroom with shower and soaking tub complete this accommodation. This is definitely a romantic room for your mid-coast Maine honeymoon or for a romantic getaway for two. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the SECOND FLOOR.

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

Carriage House Room

The Carriage House room has been chosen by Harper’s Bazaar and Vacations magazine as their preferred Camden Maine Stay Inn guestroom. In the back of the house and right on the garden, this large room has a queen bed, private bathroom with a walk-in shower, many books, a gas stove and a French door opening onto a charming stone patio tucked in between the room and the barn. On a side there is a small TV. It’s a lovely, private bedroom, perfect for a romantic vacation or weekend getaway. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This room is on the GARDEN LEVEL.

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

Amelia Huse Suite

In 1840 Amelia Huse together with her husband Jonathan renovated the Camden Maine Stay Inn giving it its classic New England appearance. All the third floor belongs to this suite, which stands in an area where once were three separate bedrooms. There is an interesting collection of furnishings like the end tables once part of old sewing machine bases. The living room is furnished with a sofa, a comfortable armchair, a fireplace, a small desk and a TV with a DVD player. You can write a note at the desk, or just look out at the beautiful historic homes that line High Street. The bedroom is located at the rear of the house and offers nice views of our garden, the woods and Mount Battie. Its bed is an antique iron queen bed. The cozy adjoining bedroom has a high iron twin bed. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and a skylight. Air-conditioned. Complimentary Wi-Fi in this room and throughout the inn. This suite is on the THIRD FLOOR.

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

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Location Type

Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 85 miles

Directions to property:

In the Historic District, north of village center on US Rt 1, on High Street (US Rt 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, Hiking and Snowshoeing, Art Museums, Golf, Historical sites, Arts and Crafts, Sailing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone, VCR , One acre garden

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely no smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Best enjoyed by 12 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In Summer week-ends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's accommodation or one half of total due.
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Janis and Peter Kesser

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  • Time Served: 08:30 - 09:15
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diet

Signature Dish

Maine Stay Inn Braid
A wonderful blend of smoked turkey, broccoli, swiss cheese, mustard and a little mayo.

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