The Hawthorn Inn is a 1894 Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion on 1.2 acres of lawn and beautiful gardens. This welcoming Camden, Maine bed and breakfast is one of the 66 homes listed in the High Street Historic District on the National Register of Historical Places . Experience the pleasures of Hawthorn Inn’s premier location for Camden, ME lodging 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 will meet your needs perfectly.
Step through the front door of our grand Queen Anne Victorian mansion into our warm, inviting common spaces.
Rest and restore in our guest rooms. The guest rooms range from bright and cozy to spacious and sumptuous. They include en suite showers, to soaking tubs and two person whirlpool tubs. Some rooms had gas fireplaces and private decks or a walkout patio. Bed options include rooms with twins, queen or king mattresses and some rooms are suitable for more than two people.
In the morning, enjoy two course breakfasts in our bright dining room and library. In the mild seasons, enjoy breakfast outside in our sun-drenched gardens. 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 in all four seasons 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. From there, you can continue through beautiful Harbor Park to explore the shops and eateries downtown.
Wintertime outdoor activities include
- tobogganing, snowboarding,alpine skiing or fat biking at the Camden Snowbowl,
- many cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails and
Camden’s outdoor amphitheater, a popular wedding venue and site for many community activities and fairs, is just 100 steps from our back gate; making the Hawthorn Inn the most convenient lodging choice for those weddings and other amphitheater events.
Summertime Camden activities include
- schooner tours and lobster boat trips
- standup paddle boarding,
- hiking or driving to the top of Mount Battie to be rewarded with exhilarating views of the entire Penobscot Bay. On a clear day, one can see as far north as Cadillac Mountain and many of the mid-coast islands.
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.
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!