Camden Windward House
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The Camden Windward: Amazing Breakfast, Great Hosts, and Luxurious Rooms
My husband and I stayed at the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast "Quarterdeck Room" for our anniversary. It was wonderful!!!
On our way up to Maine, we were caught in a torrential downpour which caused us to be quite late to the Windward. We called our hosts, and they waited up for us, greeted us, and recommended several places that were still open for dinner.. we chose Peter Otts that evening and enjoyed ourselves. Our hosts took the time to show us our room and where to find everything. The next morning, we woke up late for breakfast.. out of the scheduled time. They made us an outstanding breakfast anyway. We felt like welcomed guests. Those breakfasts were superb.. I regret that we did not stay long enough to try the entire menu! I tried the eggs benedict, banana walnut french toast, and blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup and I had the best blend of coffee I have ever had in the morning. We always had our breakfast in the dining room, and we met other couples who were staying in the bed and breakfast.
Our room was outstanding. It was tucked away in the back of the house, and we could see Mount Battie every morning, and had the weather been nicer, we would have sat out on the deck adjoining our room in the evening. As it was, it rained quite a lot, as the whole east coast was caught in a stagnant weather front. However, our room was so spacious containing an alcove with a sofa, a bookcase and chairs and was complete with a stove if it got cold, that we didn't mind staying in.
The location of Camden Windward was also ideal. We had great parking at the Winward, and from the Windward, we were less than a block from the library, the restaurants and the Harbor. It was quite nice to park our car and not be bothered with it.
There is plenty to do in and around Camden in good weather and bad.. in the great weather the choices are obvious.. sailing, biking, hiking, etc.. We had mostly bad weather.. haha! We took that time to explore the Rockland museum of art, tour artisans shops throughout the region and visit several bookstores. I delighted in ABCD bookstore. I found a copy of Pilgrim's Progress and a book written by the Brontes' about the Brontes' and spent a rainy day enjoying the bookstore. We also enjoyed some great dinners while we were there. Try out Atlantica and Peter Otts for excellent cuisine!
A Must Stay
My wife and I were in Camden last week and stayed at the Camden Windward House. We normally stay at hotels but decided to try a B&B. Well, we weren't disappointed. Everything about the Inn was great. The innkeepers (Jesse and Kristi) made us feel completely at home. From the morning breakfast to the evening cocktails in their new bar, it was a wonderful experience. Jesse and Krisiti had information available about local events as well as schedules for the daily ship departures. In fact, we stayed an extra day. I am now a fan of B&Bs and I hope they are all just like the Windward house. I would definitely recommend a stay at this Inn.
Gorgeous ending to a crappy day
My husband and I were in Rockland on a rainy, dark, cold night and called ahead to the Windward House for a room. Jesse was very accommodating and offered to show us the rooms before we made a decision. It only took me one look at the Chart Room with its blazing gas fireplace and cozy sitting area to know that I'd found my lodging for the night. I will never forget that feeling of coming in from the cold and rain into a warm and inviting room - it felt like being at my favorite grandma's house. Unfortunately because of the weather, we weren't able to enjoy the private deck off the bedroom, but everything else about the room was spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and got a early start the next morning. Breakfast was wonderful - and Kristi was an especially attentive hostess. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for cozy and romantic getaway.
Great place to stay in Camden!
Great location -- 2 min walk to the main street through town. Innkeepers were very nice and breakfast was great. Its the first B&B we've stayed at that actually had a menu for breakfast! We loved playing with the new puppy...
World-Class Bed and Breakfast
Without doubt, the Camden Windward House is the best bed-and-breakfast establishment at which we've stayed. The inn, the grounds, the staff, and the community all combined to make a fabulous vacation for us.
Our trip to Camden, Maine was in early August...and we stayed at the inn's "Crow's Nest" room. From arrival to departure, the inn's owners treated us like royalty. The breakfasts were superb, and the advice and arrangements for local activities were absolutely the best.
The inn is located just a quick walk from the city center and the harbor on Maine's Penobscot bay. Our shopping, sightseeing, and dining experiences in Camden were all outstanding. Maine has many wonderful seaports, but Camden is the best-of-the-best.
The owners of Camden Windward House -- Phil and Lee Brookes -- have created one of the best bed and breakfast inns you'll ever find.
I was completely charmed by the Camden Windward House, and only regret that I couldn't stay long enough to work my way through the breakfast choices. My German pancake, sprinkled with berries and dusted with sugar, was a treat to both eyes and palate.
The inn is an easy stroll from harbor, shops and restaurants. The rooms are cozy and comfortable without being fussy. My friend and I shared the Crow's Nest suite, with its cozy sitting area, two sunny bedrooms, and private baths.
Wanting to eat "local" fare on our lone night in Camden, we asked Lee & Phil for ideas. The worth of their recommendation was demonstrated not only in the quality of our meal, but also by finding them seated at the next table!
This is a lovely place in a charming town. I'd stay here again and again!
Wonderful Down East Get-away!
The Camden Windward House is the perfect place for that long awaited get away weekend! The rooms are magnificant with the most comfortable beds you can imagine! Breakfast is like no other! Choose from the menu or the daily special! This past trip, we were served Downeast Eggs Benedict and German Pancakes....Fresh Fruit and juice was part of the experience! The Inn is within walking distance to the beautiful seaside town of Camden.
"Inn Keepers" Lee and Phil take great pride in pampering and assuring that your stay is a wonderful experience! Go back? We can't wait! The Windward House is our home away from home!
What a nice place in a great location. The Elijah Glover room was where we stayed. Good size room and very clean. The breakfasts on both mornings were very elegant and filling. Would definately recommend this place.
A wonderful bed and breakfast in Camden
Upon our late arrival to the Camden Windward House we were greeted by the lovely innkeepers son in law.After a long day we wanted to quickly settle into our room and get a bite to eat. As we arrived on the late side for a Camden dinner (10:30) our host quickly called a nearby restaurant and told them to leave the kitchen open for us. The room we stayed in was the Quarterdeck and was the most private and charming room with a fireplace jacuzzi tub and high ceilings. We had our own private deck overlooking the mountain. The innkeepers Phil and Lee could not have been more cordial and warm. You felt like you were in your own home. The breakfasts that they serve are way too delicious and tempting ;every mornig another delightful special. The inn is a one minute walk from town where you don't want to necessarily drive because of the crowds.All I can say is the Camden Windward house will certainly be seeing us again.
Great Accommodations and Great Breakfast
I recently spent a weekend in Camden and stayed at the Camden Windward House. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the town, and it was wonderful to come back in the evening to a charming, clean, and comfortable room.
What made this B&B particularly delightful was the wonderful breakfasts, cooked to order. Innkeepers Phil and Lee Brookes obviously enjoy what they are doing, and they pass their enthusiasm on to their guests, right from the moment you check-in. They certainly go the extra step not only to make you feel welcome, but, more important, to make you feel at home. I know I will be visiting Camden again, and will certainly be staying at the Windward House.
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Sites Along the Way
Lie Nielsen Hand Tools in Warren, Maine, deserved a visit and we all enjoyed the personal tour of the craftsman workshop where toolmakers precisely honed and shaped chisels, block planes, saws and more.
... 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.
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