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

Best inn in Camden

4.8 on September 08, 2018

The exceptional experience we had at the Camden Maine Stay Inn made our trip the best ever! We were so pleased with our beautiful room, the delicious breakfasts but most of all with the innkeepers, Janis and Peter. Not only were they attentive and well informed about the area but they were two of the most professional and genuinely caring people we’ve met. Would not stay anywhere else!

August vacation

5 on September 06, 2018

Owners very friendly and willing to share excellent dining recommendations. Love those chocolate cookies.

Great B&B

4.4 on September 02, 2018

Janice and Peter the hosts made us feel right at home. Relaxing atmosphere, solid accommodations.

We love the Camden Maine Stay Inn

5 on August 20, 2018

We have stayed at the Camden Maine Stay four or five times over the past eight years and loved it. The Kessers are new owners and are very warm and welcoming. We totally loved our stay this summer. We only wish we could have stayed longer!

Quiet relaxation

4.8 on August 07, 2018

The innkeeper and the staff were friendly and efficient. There is a warm, welcoming feeling that exists throughout the Inn. The homemade cookies in the afternoon are a nice touch. It is expensive, but well worth the price.

Camden, Maine Overnight

5 on August 06, 2018

My husband and I chose to spend an evening at the Camden Maine Stay Inn based on the excellent reviews we’d read, as well as our previous visits to other bed and breakfasts. We typically spend the night near the coast before continuing north to our annual cottage rental near Bar Harbor. Peter and his daughters were excellent hosts and our room was very comfortable. We also enjoyed the delicious breakfast served in the room that overlooks their beautiful garden area. We definitely plan to retur!

Camden B&B

5 on August 01, 2018

Our stay at Maine Stay Inn could not have been any better. From the time we got there until the time we left, our hosts, Janis and Peter were very helpful and welcoming. We asked for suggestions on dining and sightseeing, and were given some of the best places to eat that we have ever been to. As for the Inn itself, it's only a couple of blocks walk to the heart of Camden. The Inn is beautiful, and the gardens are amazingly gorgeous. Our room was beautiful and spacious, with a balcony overlooking the gardens. The breakfasts were very good, and often left us not needing to eat lunch! If I find myself back in Camden, I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and will suggest it to anyone that I know that is heading to Maine.

Outstanding B&B!

5 on July 28, 2018

We loved meeting Peter - he's a wonderful host!! The food was outstanding, & our entire stay exceeded our expectations.

A restful garden spot

5 on July 27, 2018

What a lovely, friendly inn! Peter, the innkeeper, and his family were warm and welcoming. My stay in the Garden Room was outstanding. I will certainly stay again when I visit family in Camden.

Very nice place to stay

3.8 on July 26, 2018

We had a very nice stay at the Camden inn. The room was large and very nice and the hosts were charming.

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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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