Blue Harbor House

67 Elm Street, Camden, Maine 04843
Innkeeper(s): Annette and Terry Hazzard
 
  • Introduction

    Experience beautiful Camden, Maine while staying with us at the Blue Harbor House, a charming antique Inn conveniently located just a few blocks from scenic Camden Harbor, delightful shops and fabulous “fresh catch” restaurants. Our elegant yet casual atmosphere is a relaxing retreat for couples, families and business travelers any time of the year. You can expect pampering during your stay; from delicious food to comfortable, relaxing accommodations.

    Each of the eleven well-appointed guestrooms and suites are tastefully decorated and include a private en-suite bath. Some rooms have a private entrance, cozy gas fireplace and luxurious whirlpool tub. Perfect for chilly nights or a romantic getaway.

    Our guests are treated to a complimentary two-course gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay.

    A traditional English tea with cakes is served each afternoon. Evening appetizers and cocktails are available upon request.

    Explore all the wonderful sights and activities of Camden. We offer a wide variety of special packages sure to please. Take a schooner sail, paddle a kayak, enjoy spa services or simply spend the day shopping. Camden has it all!

    Need help? We will be happy to assist you in planning the perfect getaway.

    A classic Maine bed and breakfast

    Come to the Blue Harbor House whenever you need a place to relax and renew. The Inn is genuinely hospitable and refreshingly casual while Camden, Maine is an irresistible coastal village.

    Our mid-coast Maine bed & breakfast was built in 1810. Today its historic charms blend perfectly with modern comforts.

    Welcome to The Blue Harbor House

    The Inn is conveniently located just a few blocks from the harbor and shops. Our elegant yet casual atmosphere is a relaxing retreat for couples, families and business travelers.

    You can expect pampering while staying with us. From delicious food to comfortable accommodations. A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning of your stay. Join us each afternoon for complimentary tea and cakes.
     



    Need help planning your stay in Camden? We are happy to suggest activities, supply directions, provide a dining guide and more.

    Inn Amenities

    • WiFi throughout the Inn
    • Afternoon tea and cakes
    • Off street parking
    • Fax services available
    • Daily newspapers
    • Refrigerator
    • Ice & ice bucket
    • Iron with ironing board
    • Book and DVD library
    • Gift Shop

     

     

    Room Amenities

    • Cable/flat screen TV
    • Telephone
    • Spa robes
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • ipod docking station
    • Bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Toiletries/sewing kit
    • Gilchrist & Soames toiletries*


    *This amenity is complimentary in The Blue Harbor Suites.

     

    Choose lodging in one of our lovely guestrooms or opt for added luxury of in one of the romantic suites. All rooms and suites are equipped with a private bath, bathrobes, sitting area, wireless internet access, flat screen TV with DVD player, ipod docking station, bottled water, snacks, and complimentary toiletries. Some of our rooms have a canopy bed, gas fireplace, patio area, whirlpool bath or claw foot soaking tub. Suites in the carriage house also have outside entrances.

    Your Hosts - Terry and Annette Hazzard

    As experienced innkeepers and natural-born hosts, Annette and Terry truly enjoy welcoming guests and helping them to get the most out of their visits to Camden. At the Blue Harbor House, they have created their unique style of Down East hospitality with a Scottish accent.

    Terry and Annette met while working aboard the cruise ship "Pacific Princess" (which played the part of the "Loveboat" in the TV series). When the ship's itinerary brought them to the Maine coast, they vowed to return to this spectacular corner of the US. First, however, they went home to Scotland, married, and Terry became bar manager at the five-star Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. They subsequently purchased a six-room B&B in Edinburgh and, two years later, bought a small hotel, opening for business when their daughter, Jade, was just three weeks old! Now that they are the owners of the Blue Harbor House, they are living their dream of owning an inn on the beautiful coast of Maine.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Annette and Terry Hazzard for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are close to harbor, shops and restaurants, (5 min walk). We offer great breakfast and comfortable, affordable rooms.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for great hospitality and excellent breakfast.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Hiking Mount Battie and sailing on one of the Schooners.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Best breakfast we have ever had."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The most beautiful walk in the world (Yankee Mag) from Camden to Rockport

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hiking in Camden Hills state park, Schooner trip, Farnsworth museum, Visit nearby Lighthouses- Curtis Island, Rockland Breakwater, Owls Head, Marshall Point and Pemaquid point

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Walk to Picturesque Camden harbor, shops, galleries, restaurants;5 min walk only.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Atlantica bistro - great seafood. Long Grain - fantastic Thai

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.camdenmainevacation.com - Take me 2 Camden

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 11 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We don't accept pets. Camden Riverhouse Hotel, or Country Inn, Camden both take pets.

     

  • Delicious Cuisine is a Highlight of the Blue Harbor House

     



    Complimentary Breakfast

    A generous two course breakfast is served each morning from 8-9 a.m. in the dining room.
    Start with freshly brewed coffee or tea and an assortment juices. Our first course includes favorites such as Poached Pears in Raspberry with Vanilla Cream, Caribbean Bananas, and Spiced Fruit with yogurt and Toasted Almonds. The main entree's are house specialties such as Eggs Florentine, Bacon & Leek Quiche, and Blueberry Pancakes, just to name a few. A delicious way to start your day!


    Cocktail Hour

    Hors d'oeuvre pricing starts at $10 pp.
    (advance notice required)
    Wine, beer and cocktails are priced separately.

    In early evening from 4:30-6:30 we offer our guests a selection of hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and cocktails. Our menu includes: Hand Dived Pan Seared Bay Scallops, Grilled & Skewered Shrimp, Home-Made House Pate with Melba Toasts, and Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese.

     

  • How To Find Us

    From the South: 

    Take Exit 44 (formerly 6A) off the Maine Turnpike to Interstate 295. Continue on 295, and a few miles north of Freeport, get onto Route 1 north at Exit 28 (formerly 22), marked "Coastal Route 1, Brunswick." Stay on Route 1 as you drive along the midcoast, all the way through Waldoboro. Six miles beyond Waldoboro, turn left onto Route 90 and follow it for ten miles until it rejoins Route 1. Turn left onto Route 1 and continue for two miles toward Camden. The Blue Harbor House is on your left as you come into town.

    Alrnate Routes:

    Sometimes, especially in the afternoon, Route 1 gets congested at Bath and Wiscasset. One alternate route is to continue on Route 295 and 95 to Route 17 (Exit 112) in Augusta. Go east on Route 17 to Route 90 (about 35 miles). Turn left onto Route 90 to Route 1 (3 miles). Turn left onto Route 1 to the Inn.

    Another alternate route is to continue on Route 295 and 95 to Gardiner (Route 126, Exit 51 ). Take Route 126 for about 3 miles, through Gardiner and across the river, turn RIGHT, and continue 100 yards to Route 226. Turn left onto Route 226 and continue to Route 17. Turn right onto Route 17 and follow it to Route 90. Turn left and continue to Route 1. Turn left on Route 1 to the Inn.

    From the North:

    Follow Route 1 south to Camden and continue through the center of town. As you start up the hill at the southern end of town, the Blue Harbor House is on your right.

  • Area Information

    There's something for everyone in Camden, Maine.

    Here you will find mountains and trails to hike, country roads to bike, and waters to paddle or sail. Enjoy a round golf overlooking the bay. Swim in warm lake waters or the brisk Atlantic.



    If you're ready to shop 'till you drop, the harbor front streets are lined with intriguing shops selling many made-in-Maine crafts as well as treasures from around the world. Purchase art work directly from artisans in their studios. Browse the antiques shops and flea markets. There are great country auctions, too!

    Fresh-catch dining is a highlight for Camden. Stop in to one of our many restaurants and pubs for some delicious fresh Maine seafood or fabulous traditional cuisine. A Foodies delight!

 
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