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

Great Attention to Personal Service

5 on November 09, 2017

Great location close to center of town. Walked to restaurants both nights. Our host Debbie was fantastic and continuously offered to help us in any way -- very accommodating and friendly. Beautiful antique decor in main house common areas. We will be back in the future!

Perfect Mother/Daughters Getaway

5 on June 25, 2017

Lisa was so awesome! We instantly felt at home. Lisa made sure we had everything we needed and the inn was beautiful. Within walking distance from downtown Camden and restaurants. Quick ride to Cellardoor Winery. Can't wait to go back!!

Wonderful Building, People, Location, Service . . .

5 on May 30, 2017

We stayed in Camden for two nights, my husband and I along with our 3 year-old son. The room was beautiful, well-kept, and SUPER clean. Our son loved the balcony, large Jacuzzi tub, and the small stream that borders the property on one side. The owners, Lisa and Ted, along with other staff were extremely accommodating, ensuring that every aspect of our stay in Camden was perfect and that our needs/wants were attended to. Everyone was also attentive to our son, making this an enjoyable experience for him as well. Breakfast was simply delicious - fresh and healthy fuel to start the day. The Hawthorn Inn is also located in a fabulous location, close to the shops and restaurants. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast for anyone looking for that extra special experience while staying in Camden!

Beautiful, romantic getaway in a lovely setting.

5 on February 01, 2017

I always admired this B&B when driving through Camden. My stay met all my expectations. It is one of, if not the most, beautiful and elegant B&B's I've stayed at. The hosts are gracious, and it is convenient to the main street of Camden, where most of the shops and restaurants are located. I recommend it highly.

Innkeeper Response
We are humbled by your compliments. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found such a lovely property so close to town. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. We hope that we have the opportunity to host you again in the future.

- Lisa Weiss, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Hospitable B&B

5 on November 17, 2016

The hallmark of the Hawthorn Inn is the hospitality and attention to every detail by Lisa and Ted. Every need is addressed and - one is made to feel truly "at home". This complements the outstanding location in the coastal village of Camden, ME. Everything in the town is mere steps away, inviting those that enjoy the outdoors to take advantage of everything that Camden has to offer. We highly recommend the Hawthorn Inn and definitely plan to make another visit.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay.

- Lisa Weiss (innkeeper)

Great Find

5 on May 08, 2016

My wife and I just wanted to celebrate our anniversary in New England off season to discover places to return too. We found the Hawthorn Inn to be that place. Service, inn keepers, location, amenities all top notch. We definitely will be back here.

Outstanding Experience

5 on July 27, 2015

Immaculate, friendly and a great location to walk to any venue in Camden. Ted and Lisa together with their staff provide an atmosphere which that makes it difficult to say goodbye. You are treated like family and enjoy all the conveniences of being at home but without the chores which go with being at home. The breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon snacks baked by Lisa were extraordinary. We look forward to returning for a longer stay. We would have completed each circle but for some reason the program would not accept the fifth "completed circle." Ted, Lisa and staff please continue your fine work, we had a great time. Tom & Laura - Fairfield, CT

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review! It was difficult to say goodbye to all of you! The best part about being an innkeeper is meeting wonderful guests. Hope to see you again soon.

- Lisa Weiss (innkeeper)

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Regency--Deluxe Queen

Our most popular mid-priced room is spacious with a Queen four-poster bed. Features a very large bath with Victorian soaking tub. On the second floor of the Main House, it overlooks the rear property gardens, and has views of Camden Harbor in late fall, winter and early spring (when there are no leaves on the tree-lined property).

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $195

Norfolk--Quadruple Room w/Whirlpool tub

Spacious room on second floor of Carriage House. King bed and full-sized day bed with pullout trundle. Suitable for families of up to five persons. The 2 person whirlpool tub, gas log stove/fireplace make this room a favorite of brides and grooms and anniversary/birthday celebrants. The room overlooks the rear of the property and its gardens. In late fall, winter and early spring (when there are no leaves on the trees), the room has views of Camden Harbor. When sitting on the private balcony, one can unwind listening to the sounds of the babbling brook that borders the inn's property.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $295

Jillian--Junior Suite

Views of Mount Battie from this second floor room of the Main House facing Route 1. Queen four-poster bed. It is a favorite for its sitting room and spacious feel. Convertible loveseat in sitting room accommodates a third person. The sitting room door can be closed for privacy as well as to filter some noise from Route 1. Gas-log stove in sitting room for cozy evenings in the fall and winter seasons.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $195

Watney--King w/Whirlpool tub

Romantic and cozy room in Carriage House with king-size bed. Two-person whirlpool tub, separate shower, DVD player, gas-log stove and private deck. Overlooks the rear property gardens and has views of Camden Harbor in late fall, winter and early spring (when there are no leaves on the trees).

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $295

Caroline--Deluxe King

Room is located in the front of the Main House (facing Route 1) on the first floor. Rooms towards the street may be noisy for light sleepers. King bed. Bathroom is large, airy and full of natural light. Bedroom ceilings are high, windows tall and room full of light.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $195

Rose--Standard Twin to King

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $175

Cabriolet--2 XL Twins or King w/Whirlpool

On the first floor of the Carriage House, this room has a private patio which overlooks the rear property gardens and has views of Camden Harbor in late fall, winter and early spring (when there are no leaves on the trees). Beds can be configured as 2 XL Twins or a King, DVD player and two-person corner whirlpool tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $295

Turret--Standard Queen

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $175

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Location Type

Steps from the harbor, Mountains


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

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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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  • 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.
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Lisa & Ted Weiss

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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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  • 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; vegan

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


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