Camden Maine Stay Inn

Address: 22 High Street, Camden, Maine, 04843, United States | 4 star b&b
 
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Camden Maine Stay Inn

      Felt like History

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      This was my first trip to Camden Maine & it felt like I was

      in a novel..There were many places to shop & see. The harbor

      was relaxing but mostly it reminded me of the New England of yesterday.

      We stayed at a B&B and it was more than enjoyable. It was

      such a great place to relax & smell the roses.

      Charming Beyond Compare!

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      I spent my first trip to Maine at the Maine Stay. It was incredible. The hosts were very gracious. The rooms were immaculate and cozy. The surroundings beautiful. It is a beautiful walk to town. I recommend it whole heartedly and can't wait to return.

      Immaculate & beautiful inn but no air conditioning and unsympathetic innkeepers

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      While I take responsibility for not inquiring if this beautiful and very clean inn had air conditioning, it never occured to me to ask.

      I have traveled to Maine before and know that if an inn does not offer air conditioning, they make the fact known to their prospective guests. At no point in the conversation, while I was making my reservation, was this fact mentioned. It was also not posted on their web site.

      I am a middle aged woman on allergy injections who is also experiencing the symptoms of menopause. We had reserved the "Stichery Suite" which includes the entire third floor. We arrived on Sept. 28, 2004, and while it was very pleasant outside, the temperature on the third floor was uncomfortably warm with a slight musty odor that is often present in older homes. When I asked Bob, the inkeeper, about the air conditioning, he told me that I could open the windows and use the ceiling fans. With pollen allergies, you cannot sleep in a room wth open windows at night, unless you want to be sick the next day. And a warm room at night intensifies menopausal symptoms. We spent a quite uncomfortable night in a lovely room.

      The next morning, we knew that we could not stay the other two nights under the same conditions. When I spoke to Juanita about my discomfort, she began telling me about several of her friends who had serious illnesses, and commented that we should be grateful for our own good health. I told her that I am very grateful to the Good Lord for all my many blessings, and that I was especially grateful that He had blessed me to the financial extent that I could afford to not have to sleep where my health and comfort were comproised.

      I was prepared to pay for, and did pay for, the two additional nights already booked. Juanita said that if they could rent the rooms, my credit card would not be billed. I appreciated the offer of that possible compensation, but I did not expect anything other than to pay for what I had reserved. Since my credit card was billed, I assume that the rooms were vacant the two other nights.

      I am posting my experience to advise guests with health concerns, who need air conditioning, to always ask in advance. Maine is a unique and beautiful place. Long days and pleasant nights to you all with God's Blessings!

      Beautiful Inn but breakfast not bountiful

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      The Maine Stay Inn is without a doubt the most beautiful inn we ever stayed in. It was built in 1802 and retains much of the original structure yet is modernized to satisfy the requirements of any guest. The room was outstanding; most notable was the high quality of the bed mattress. We had basically the full run of the first floor and there were plenty of cozy sofas and chairs to chat, watch TV, or read a book. The breakfast although delicious and prepared exquisitely, was only one course and we actually left a bit hungry. Breakfast consisted of juice and coffee and a French Toast entree with a fruit syrup compote but that was it. Most other inns have muffins, pastry, granola, coffee cake or breakfast breads to accompany the entree. I make this comment since this is the #1 B&B in Camden and is on the cover of Karen Brown's Inn Guide. The breakfast was just not commensurate with that degree of acclaim and honor.

      Gorgeous Inn...Terrific Innkeepers!

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      My husband and I spent Memorial Day Weekend at the Maine Stay. This is a beautiful inn and it's walking distance to lots of great restaurants and shops. There are special touches everywhere you look, whether its freshly baked cookies in the afternoon or hand painted do not disturb signs. Bob and Juanita are so gracious. Juanita's breakfasts are divine and Bob keeps the coffee flowing. I would recommend this inn to even the most discriminating traveler.

      Down to Earth Luxury!!

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      Our second journey to the Camden Maine Stay was WONDERFUL! The rooms really each have there own personality and are extremely clean and comfortable. The breakfast is simply delicious and varied over the course of our four day stay at the inn. Don't forget to take a stroll around the walking paths on the property as the plants and flowers are all over. The hosts at the Maine Stay, Bob and Juanita Topper are two of the most welcoming folks that we have met in our travels. My wife and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Camden Maine Stay. Email us if you have any questions.

      A Dream Come True

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      This was one of my favorite B&B's. We were there in October 2002 after an awful stay in Castine,Me. We didn't have any reservations and the hosts were unbelievably nice and gracious. We were able to stay two nights even though we had to stay in two different rooms due to the last minute check-in. The ambiance, food, and especially the hosts made this a wonderful and memorable experience. I highly recommend it. The breakfasts were delicious and the hosts were very helpful with recommendations for the area.

      Just like home!

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      You said that very well, Roosie. Ditto from me.....We will never forget your special touches. It felt allot like when you were a kid and you didn't feel too good and your Mom brings you toast and warm milk and maybe some jell-o. You just couldn't help but feel better. You are that kind of host and hostess..... very awesome. Maybe Roosie and I can return one winter when Camden is covered in snow. We are smiling, Roosie of Hillsboro and Louise of Carlton, Oregon.

      Camden Maine Stay is the perfect stay!

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      Throughout the rest of our trip in New England, the Maine Stay was the standard we measured against, and no place came close to it. Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the other places we stayed very much, but Bob & Juanita made the Maine Stay heads above the others in every way.

      We so appreciated the attention to detail -- in the rooms, in the table settings, in the garden, in the warmth and comfort that we felt everytime we stepped foot inside. They have a wonderful home to share and they do it in such a gracious way.

      Extraordinary Inn in a Great Location

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      My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Camden Maine Stay (May 2 - 4) and completely enjoyed evry moment of our stay. The innkeepers are two fine cordial people who are very attentive to making sure you have everything you need. You really feel comfortable, like a guest in their home. The rooms are big in comparison to other inns that we have stayed in. The breakfast served offered a variety of juices, coffee, fruit, homemade muffin's and a hot dish (spanish type omelet one day and stuffed French Toast). The location is literally no more than two blocks from the center of town, just far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle. I was surprised that the Inn sat on 2 acres. That is alot of land for being that close to town. The home was built in 1800 and is in such a condition that will allow you to go back in time with all the comforts of today! (For me the comfort was FOX NEW's that I could watch!) We recommend without any hesitation the Camden Maine Stay. Feel free to email me with any questions if you would like.Collier and Amanda Swecker

      TripAdvisor Reviews Camden Maine Stay Inn

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      Travel Blogs from Camden

      'Leaf Peepers'

      A travel blog entry by dawnrachel on Oct 20, 2014

      1 comment, 23 photos

      ... but sunny and bright.

      We stopped along the road at a quaint little fishing village called Wiscasset and spent some time walking around and soaking it up.

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      Harbors, Waves, Clouds and Drones

      A travel blog entry by photokent on Oct 06, 2014

      2 comments, 19 photos

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      A fantastic final day

      A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg on Sep 12, 2014

      7 photos

      ... been returned to the sea, we went down around the coast. The captain kept us entertained with information about the various places we passed, such as the farm where the striped Belted Galloway cattle are reared for their beef, and the family that own a local lighthouse. Although it was a bit chilly, I wouldn’t have missed it! Not only was it another opportunity to take in the sights of the coast from the water, and to learn about ...

      Experiencing a lighthouse, firsthand!

      A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg on Sep 11, 2014

      7 photos

      ... first century, as we visited this winery which has only been in operation for a few years. We saw the vats where the wine is mixed, and the oak barrels where it’s aged, before we headed up to the house for a wine tasting with one of the owners. That evening was our final dinner together, and we went to a restaurant we’d visited earlier in the week. The other people in our group are very interesting to talk to – I’ve enjoyed getting to know them ...

      Maine Coastal Drive

      A travel blog entry by carmarmax on Aug 09, 2014

      22 photos

      ... br> Colby was our first stop. It was a very small college (you could tour the campus almost completely by driving along the main road) but comprised of very beautiful brick buildings that mostly resembled Washington and Lee. The highlight of the tour was the gorgeous front lawn with the tall steepled red brick-white column building at the top. Several minutes later, we had seen the entire campus and it was back to the highway.

      Bates was second. About a ...