Elms Inn Camden

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


Only 3 blocks to Camden harbor in the heart of the village, the Elms Inn Bed and Breakfast welcomes you with luxurious accommodations and unsurpassed New England hospitality in Camden Maine! With 6 guestrooms in a historic 1806 restored Colonial, the inn boasts being one of the oldest buildings in Camden nestled in the midst of gardens and woodlands. Enjoy a gas fireplace, soak in a whirlpool tub and relax on your patio. Some rooms have private patio entrances. Owner Chef Jim creates fresh, local and seasonal dishes daily that have acclaimed reviews and he has been featured in "Gourmet Getaways: 50 Top Spots to Cook and Learn". Waken to the aroma of our signature coffee while Chef Jim prepares a sumptuous breakfast, with Maine specialties featuring ingredients from local farms herbs from our gardens. Daily specials include our signature Blackberry Sage French toast or fresh herbed omelets. Our yogurt, topped with out own granola and fresh fruit, is always available. Let us help you plan your trip! See local lighthouses, catch the view from the top of Mt Battie in Camden Hills State Park, sail aboard a historic Maine schooner or take a kayak tour with a Maine Guide. And of course, plan to enjoy plenty of Maine lobster! We'll get you to our favorite hidden away lobster shacks ... authentic and real Maine! Call us today at 207 236 6250 for a complete listing of rooms available! Let us make your Maine getaway vacation one you will treasure and long remember!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great B&B near Camden Harbor/Downtown

5 on June 24, 2017

Jim makes a gourmet breakfast each morning. Old, historic B&B. Easy walk to everything! They will help plan your day if you want. The schooners at the harbor are beautiful! We took a 2 hour sail on the Olad (don't go if foggy ... you won't see anything). Recommend eating at Claws in Rockport for an authentic lobster lunch/dinner! It is a wonderful place. The Elms Inn is top notch and reasonably priced.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Chef Jim's breakfasts! That coast of Maine fog does roll in on occasion... but somehow it can add to the mystique of a Maine adventure! Just means you'll need to come back and try another sail experience on a Maine schooner .... Thanks again so much for staying with us at Elms Inn Bed and Breakfast !

- Cyndi responding... (innkeeper)

Inns at Blackberry Common

5 on November 21, 2016

This was one of the Best Inns we have ever stayed at. Tastefully restored, beyond clean and their 2 course healthy breakfast's to die for! The Inn keepers very friendly and helpful with local interest. We will definitely be going back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for taking time to write a review of your stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and to hear that you will return! Jim and I love welcoming guests to Camden and to our inn and creating adventures that turn into great memories. Again thanks for staying with us and for your kind words... it really does mean a lot.

- Cyndi (innkeeper)

Delightful Stay in a beautiful Inn

5 on June 24, 2015

We would highly recommend this Inn, the staff, food, rooms, location were all Outstanding. We will return here! I think that is all I need to know when choosing An Inn. Kevin & Leisa Kniery

Fabulous and Wonderful 25th Anniversary

5 on September 21, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Blackberry Inn. The rooms were impeccably decorated and the food breakfasts were fabulous. Jim and Cindy are gracious Inn Owners so happy to talk and help the guests. The staff were go out of their way to please. Our bed was even made one morning while we were at breakfast! It was a great few nights at an great inn we will happily recommend to friends and family! Diane S.

Every Camden Needs a Blackberry Common

5 on August 24, 2012

Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed and shown to a beautiful, bright bed chamber overlooking a lush green garden...just a couple of blocks from the harbor! The bed chamber was well appointed and hosted everything on could need -- it was spotless clean. At check-in we had been given a great walking map of the area and a wonderful dinner recommendation. The bed was so comfortable and the cool Maine air made the evening dreamy. The first morning we enjoyed a wonderful sweet breakfast that featured garden fresh blackberries. After breakfast, the owners took extra time to learn of our interests and to guide us around the area...at their recommendation, we was the Windsor Chair company, Mt Battie (a must), a renouned decoy carver, striped cows, cute shops and much more. That evening we enjoyed a great meal at Shepard's Pie. The savory breakfast the next morning was delicious. As frequent b&b visitors, the breakfast at Inns At Blackberry Common were right at the top of the list of the best we have enjoyed in recent years. If you can only stay in one place in Maine -- this is it!

Charming & Restful

4.8 on July 30, 2012

Several years ago, we spent a few days at the "Inn at Blackberry Commons" -- it was wonderful. We have come back and plan yearly visits.

A Pleasant Place to Stay

4.0 on November 16, 2011

Clean, quaint and the little comforts that make your visit more enjoyable, like a one-cup fresh coffee maker and pay-by honor system wine and beer in the fridge. We found it very charming and quiet, (except for some upstairs "neighbors" with small kids) Breakfast was excellent. This inn is walking distance to downtown, which hosts a great bookstore, too! We would stay there again if we are in the area.

Great Stay at Blackberry Common

4.4 on September 12, 2011

Only stopped for one night, but we found the staff to be very accommodating and the rooms outstanding. Breakfast was also outstanding. We left a raincoat and Jim said it was no problem to mail it to us. All in all, we will enjoyed it very much and will be back.

Great service

4.0 on August 30, 2011

We stayed 2 nights over the summer. We loved the property and the food was excellent. It had the best of a B&B (great food, charming environment) and boutique hotel (no pressure to interact with the host/staff unless we sought it out). This set the bar high for other B&B's. We'll be back.

What a lovely stay!

4.8 on June 24, 2011

The Inns at Blackberry Commons in Camden, Maine is one of the nicest B&Bs I have stayed in....the service was fantastic, the staff was so friendly (thanks, Aspen), the food was top notch, and the location is great for anywhere you might be headed!

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room with Spa bath

Spacious grand room with bay window and wide pumpkin pine board floors. The original cooking stove remains built into the wall showcasing the history of this restored Colonial Inn room. Mahogany queen size bed dressed in luxury linens. Comfortable reading chairs to enjoy a good book or flat screen tv. Luxurious private bath with whirlpool tub and tile shower. Cozy robes and fine amenities.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $279

Queen Room

Classic bed and breakfast inn guest room with queen size bed dressed in high quality linens, Bright and cheerful, perfect for a vacation getaway. Room is air conditioned and has flat screen tv. Private bath with tub and shower. Amenities include luxury robes and fine quality soaps and bath products. Gourmet multi course breakfast included.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $209

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Location Type

Mountains, Oceanview, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 80 miles

Directions to property:

North on I-295 to exit 28 (Brunswick). take Route 1 north for approx. 45 miles to RIGHT turn on Rte 90 Camden. Follow to end (approx 10 miles). Turn left on Rte 1 North for 1.25 miles. Inns at Blackberry Common on the right. free parking. walk 2 blocks to center of village and harbor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, windjammer trips , lighthouses, island ferries, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Fridge, Parking , wireless internet throughout inn

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Specific rooms are appropriate for traveling with children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Specific Rooms ONLY - Pet fee $25 night
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights in season; summer and fall weekends & holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit required on one to 3 night stays; 2 nights deposit on longer stays.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation ; provide at least 2 weeks notice, your deposit will be refunded, minus a $25 fee. If you cancel with fewer than 14 days notice,or if you depart prior to scheduled departure date, we are unable to refund your deposit and you are responsible for full room charges.



Gary Born and James Carmack

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About the innkeepers

After the last of 6 kids graduated from college, Jim & Cyndi were able to pursue their innkeeping dream. Jim, your chef, is a graduate of Philadelphia's The Restaurant School, and an avid bicyclist & outdoorsman. Cyndi applies her marketing and gardening skills, welcoming guests and planning special events.

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Multi course gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00
  • Serving Location: in outdoor courtyard, in formal dining room or, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free with advance request