The Hawthorn Inn is a 1894 Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion situated on 1.2 acres of lawn and beautiful gardens. This elegant Camden, Maine bed and breakfast is one of the 66 homes listed in the National Register of Historical Places in the High Street Historic District. Experience the pleasures of Hawthorn Inn’s premier location in Camden and enjoy that exceptional vacation of your dreams.
The Ideal Camden, Maine Bed and Breakfast Experience
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, outdoor activities in the beautiful Camden area, a wellness retreat or a base to explore other coastal Maine attractions from Freeport to Acadia and Bar Harbor, the Hawthorn Inn is perfectly suited to meet your needs.
Step through the front door of our grand Queen Anne Victorian mansion into our warm, inviting common spaces.
Get rested and refreshed in our guest rooms that range from bright and cozy to spacious and sumptuous, from showers to soaking tubs to two person whirlpool tubs and some with gas fireplaces and private decks or a walkout patio. Bed options include rooms with twins, queen or king mattresses and some rooms suitable for more than two people.
In the morning, enjoy two course breakfasts in our bright dining room and library or outside in our sun-drenched gardens in the mild seasons. We are happy to modify recipes or provide alternate selections to accommodate your food allergies or dietary restrictions. We emphasize fresh produce rather than processed ingredients and buy locally sourced and organic produce when available. Our goal is to provide you with memorable breakfasts without driving you away from your healthy routines.
After breakfast, you can relax with a good book in the gardens at our Camden, Maine bed and breakfast, experience the many and varied local sites and activities or explore other coastal attractions north or south of Camden.
Explore Camden, Maine
When you’re ready to explore the town of Camden (named one of the Most Beautiful Towns in America by Conde Nast Traveler), our backyard gate will get you to the picturesque harbor’s water edge, a mere 180 steps away. Camden’s outdoor amphitheater, a popular wedding venue and site for many community activities and fairs, is just 100 steps from our gate; making the Hawthorn Inn the most convenient lodging choice for those weddings and other amphitheater events. From there, you can continue through beautiful Harbor Park to explore the shops and eateries downtown.
When you’re ready for some exercise or just a desire to get closer to nature, you can hike or drive to the top of Mount Battie as seen in this view from our front porch and be rewarded with exhilarating views of the entire Penobscot Bay as far north as Cadillac Mountain and many of the mid-coast islands. Other Camden activities include biking, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, schooner tours and lobster boat trips.
In the fall, folks flock to Camden to explore and enjoy the brilliant fall foliage as named in Yankee Magazine’s Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England in 2010. Camden’s winter provides opportunities for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and ice skating.
There are local events that will also provide great memories for you. Some of the most popular include Rockland’s Lobster Fest, Camden’s Harbor Arts Festivals, Christmas by the Sea and Winterfest which features the National Toboggan Championships, named by Wicked Good Travel Tips as one of America’s Best Winter Festivals. And, nearby Damariscotta’s fall Pumpkin Festival is just amazing!