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The Camden Maine Stay

"Warmest Welcome in New England "      Karen Brown Readers' Choice Award

The Camden Maine Stay
22 High St.
Camden, ME 04843

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The history of our Camden, Maine bed and breakfast can be traced to December 11, 1620 with the landing of the Mayflower. When John Alden disembarked on Plymouth Rock as first passenger of the Pilgrims’ Mayflower, he could not foresee that one of his direct descendants would have given birth to the mansion that now hosts the Maine Stay Inn. In 1802, in fact, the carpenter Alden Bass built a house at 22 High Street. Those were the times when Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States, Route 1 was a dirt road, and Maine was still a part of the state of Massachusetts. Click here to read the history of this house.

Relaxed, cozy and very friendly, the Maine Stay Inn bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine is a grand old home located in the historic district of one of America’s most beautiful seaside villages. It projects the true essence of New England, its history, its tradition.

Our three parlors, one with a wood burning fireplace, are tastefully decorated. Highly crafted ornate iron castings form the mantel and surround the hearth in the North Parlor. Many of the rooms have original wide plank pine flooring.

You may take breakfast at the old harvest table in the dining room or at a table for two on the sun porch overlooking the garden. Guests are always welcome in the big country kitchen with its impressive, antique Queen Atlantic stove.  The inn’s grounds include a one-acre garden with tree-lined winding paths, a brook with a granite bridge, benches, and a swing.

Guests at the Camden Maine Stay can walk four blocks to over thirty miles of wonderful Camden Hills State Park trails, play golf on one of the country's premier courses, sail in a windjammer, eat lobster within yards of where they are being caught, or sit on the rock at the top of Mt. Battie where poet Edna St. Vincent Millay sat to gaze at the islands in the bay and gain inspiration.