Country Inn at Camden/Rockport

8 Country Inn Way, Rockport, Maine 04856
 
  • Introduction



    Reminiscent of yesteryear, at Country Inn at Camden/Rockport, the pace slows and the mind rests. In this family friendly hotel with designated pet suites, you will discover the casual essence of Camden and Rockport Maine and come to know you can just be yourself here. It’s a place that invites you to be relaxed and fully at ease. Discover the coziness of this modern inn resting on wooded grounds. Country Inn is located between Camden and Rockport Maine harbors along Route One.


     

     

     

    Savor the moments in our heated swimming pool, cozying up to the lobby fireplace or enjoy building a snowman in our backyard. A country style breakfast buffet is provided each morning and late afternoon refreshments are offered each day during tea time. Warm chocolate chip cookies are served in the early evening as you prepare to relax.

     

    Don’t forget to check our hotel’s specials and packages!

    At Country Inn at Camden/Rockport, each suite has its own full bath with complete amenities, and is furnished in a comfortable country theme. Guests are pampered with attentive service and encouraged to relax in front of the fire, take a dip in the heated swimming pool or enjoy building a snowman in our backyard, depending on the season. A country style breakfast buffet is provided each morning and late afternoon refreshments are offered each day during tea time. Warm chocolate chip cookies are provided in the early evening as you prepare to unwind and enjoy your stay and specials & packages are available throughout the season.


    May through October, choose between staying in the Inn or one of our private cottage suites. Two one king Luxury Cottage Suites have a sit-in Jacuzzi for two. Cottages afford more privacy and are nestled in a wooded lot away from Route One.
    The Inn and our staff will accommodate you with… Yesterday’s charm…Today’s modern conveniences. Look through this site to learn a little about us and the area. Check availability of rooms and do give us a call, we look forward to talking with you.

    The Country Inn is the first hotel lodging in Rockport to install solar panels and is one of only a hand-full of properties in the Camden-Rockport area to receive Maine’s Environmental Leader Certification as a Lodging Business. Country Inn at Camden/Rockport maintains a 3 Eco-leaf rating with i stay green and reamains committed to seeking ways to be kinder to the environment while taking care of guests in comfortable setting.

    In this award winning, family friendly inn with designated pet rooms, you will want to explore all that the area of Camden and Rockport Maine has to offer. Discover the coziness of this modern inn resting on wooded grounds. Country Inn is located between Camden and Rockport Maine harbors along Route One.


    Country Inn Breakfast Buffet

    Offering a cozy, inviting atmosphere, you’ll know the moment you walk into Country Inn at Camden/Rockport, you are welcome. You’ll love the relaxing feel and all the inn has to offer during your next family vacation, weekend getaway or business trip.

    Guests at the Country Inn at Camden/Rockport always enjoy our complimentary breakfast buffet, served daily between 7:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.. This delicious breakfast buffet features hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, bagels, toast, English muffins, quiche, make-your-own waffels drizzled with Maine maple syrup, yogurt, sweet breads, fruit juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. What a wonderful way to start the day!

    Our modern Hotel is open year ’round and features 36 spacious guestrooms equipped with 2 queen beds or 1 king size bed and sleeper sofas. Eleven cottages, many with trundle beds, are available in the warmer months. All rooms are non-smoking, have private baths and balconies or patios with seating. Peruse the works of local artists displayed on the lobby and hallway walls as you plan your day of fun filled-activities. Take pleasure in the country style buffet breakfast, located right off our main lobby. The country style buffet features make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit and quiche and is available daily 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Enjoy afternoon tea time with family and friends in the intimate library filled with great books after a long day on the town. Shop for made in Maine souvenirs at the gift shop, conveniently located within the hotel.
     

    Room & Cottage Amenities

    Air conditioning
    Complimentary WiFi
    Country Inn all natural bath beads, soaps, lotion & shampoo
    Free Unlimited local and long distance calls within the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico
    In-room coffee service
    Iron & ironing board
    Microwave in Room NEW!
    Private deck or patio area
    Refrigerator
    TV with DVD Player NEW!
    Voicemail
    Wake-up calls
    Wet bar


    Inn Amenities

    Afternoon tea
    Board games
    Coin laundry
    Complimentary WiFi in all areas
    Country breakfast buffet
    Daily newspaper
    DVD library
    Early evening chocolate chip cookies
    Free parking
    Gift Shop featuring Maine Made Items
    Ice & snack machines

     



    Health Club

    Visit our health club area with tropical plants, fitness center and a bubbling hot tub. Enjoy a swim in the 20′ x 40′ pool, or relax in the dry sauna after a rigorous workout. This quiet oasis provides just the right atmosphere for recharging after a busy day, so don’t forget your swimsuit!

    Workout? No Worries
    Many of us think about how to stay in shape or how to get in shape. The Country Inn at Camden/Rockport offers a tranquil, country setting for both guests and health club members with everything you need to exercise and relax. In the warmer months, screen doors surround the pool area to allow coastal breezes to flow through the spa area. With the addition of several pieces of new equipment, there is something to suit all levels of fitness needs. We also have a qualified Fitness Instructor available for your initial visit to offer workout advice.
    After your workout “savor the moments” in our heated, 20′ X 40′ pool with a lap lane. Let tensions melt away in our hot tub or unwind in our dry sauna. Water fitness classes are instructed in our pool by Dan Seefarht for both members and non-members Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm.
    Fall/Winter Pool Hours 8:30 a.m. ~ 8:30 p.m. & Fitness Center Hours 7:00 a.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.
    Spring/Summer Pool Hours 8:30 a.m. ~ 9:30 p.m. & Fitness Center Hours 7:00 a.m. ~ 9:30 p.m.

    Includes: Heated, 20* X 40* Pool, Dry Sauna, Hot Tub, Lifecycle, Elliptical Trainer, Parabody Gym System with Leg Press, Weight Machine and Free Weights.

    Spa Services provided by Tracy Rescigno, LMT, NMT in our private massage room at The Country Inn at Camden/Rockport. Tracy is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Maine with over eight years experience. Additionally, she is a certified Neuromuscular Therapist for chronic and acute muscle injuries.

    Gift Shop

    Country Inn at Camden/Rockport has a small, but fantastic gift shop. You would be missing out, not to spend some time browsing here. Made in Maine items fill two country hutches, house trinkets galore as well as wonderful hand painted glass and pottery ware. You may want to pick up a lobster rope outdoor mat (the best thing in the world for trapping dirt and mud outside where it belongs).

    Make your way passed the Maine cookbook section, back to one of the handmade blueberry pottery displays to find just what you are looking for to take back home. The inventory is constantly changing to keeps things interesting and new. We hope you will want to explore the hutches and shelves of gift items each time you visit, and of course, your feedback is always welcomed.

    Ideal for Family Reunions, Retreats and More!

    For car clubs and rallies, Country Inn at Camden/Rockport offers a perfect location just off of Rt One between the Camden and Rockport town lines. What could be better place to show off those classic and antique cars than along the major road for Midcoast Maine? Plentiful free parking and the ambiance of a country farmhouse makes Country Inn perfect for a unique club or hobby group.

    Planning a family reunion? Imagine spending time with your loved ones at a quaint country inn, with fun for the kids and adults. The Country at Camden/Rockport is a popular destination for small groups, and we will make yours one to remember. Our rooms are spacious and amenities like complimentary country breakfast buffet and our pool & hot tub are a favorite of families.

    Country Inn at Camden/Rockport is the perfect venue for your group get-together, family reunion, retreat or school outing. We are experienced in accommodating a wide range of needs within one group and we have many loyal groups who return year after year.

  • 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 Bill Hahn for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our Inn offers quality, homey accommodations together with amenities such as an indoor pool and health club that many families and travelers desire. We are able to offer this level of amenities as the Inn is somewhat larger than the average bed and breakfast, but small enough to provide personalized service to our guests.

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

    We are best known for our caring staff, and for family friendliness.

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

    Camden is a beautiful village in a beautiful part of the world. It is known as “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea” and offers travelers a splendorous venue for outdoor activities from sailing, to biking and hiking. In addition within ten miles from our door there is a world class art museum, the Maine Lighthouse Museum, and many galleries.

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

    Best compliments ever:

    “ I have been travelling for several weeks across the country. This is the first establishment that looks better in reality than on the website.”

    “We stayed here three years ago. We’ve stayed at Country Inns all over the country and this is the best one.” (referring to Carlson chain properties which we are not)

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    No best secret.

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

    When staying in our area for a few days:

    1. From June – October, get out on the water. Take a day and take the mail boat to Monhegan Island, eat at the Island Inn or Monhegan House and return on the afternoon ferry. Even if you do this take a 1 – 4 hour cruise on either the harbor cruise boats or one of the windjammers.
    2. Visit the local wineries for tours and tasting.
    3. Take a day trip to Acadia National Park, two hours from the hotel.
    4. Midcoast of Maine was settled first in the early 1600’s, and fought over for 200 years after that; there are many historical sites, forts, mansions (including a replica of Henry Knox’s, the first Secretary of War under Washington), and other archeological sites that are very accessible.
    5. In the winter, visit the Camden Snow Bowl for affordable family skiing, cross country skiing, and tubing www.camdensnowbowl.com.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The center of Camden Village is approximately one mile from the Inn, a bit of a walk, but mostly on a tree lined street with sidewalk.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Maine is noted for lobster and seafood specialties which should not be missed on any visit. The area has attracted many fine chefs who have brought their own experiences and tastes to familiar dishes.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We recommend Take Me 2 Camden, www.camdenmainevacation.com and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber site, www.mainedreamvacation.com

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Our Inn has 35 rooms in the main inn building, together with the pool, health club and children’s play room; in addition we have 11 free standing, two room cottage suites which are operated from May through October.

    Do you accept pets?

    We accept pets in designated rooms, and cottages. Our large site is pet friendly for responsible owners and we are located next door to P.A.W.S dog park where dogs can run free.

     

  • Camden & Rockport

    In the heart of Maine’s Midcoast, the neighboring towns of Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville draw visitors in every season to “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea”. Thanks to its recreation, shopping, historical interest, arts and culture, and dining and lodging, the region offers broad appeal as well as one-of-a-kind attractions.

    Voted the prettiest town in Maine in 2009, Camden harbor’s mix of working and pleasure craft includes a fleet of windjammer schooners, which began operating tourist cruises in 1936. Two-hour daytrips and three- to five-day live-aboard cruises depart from the Public Landing. Camden and adjacent Rockport harbor moorings also welcome small and large private vesels, drawn by deep water, a well-stocked port, and several boatbuilders, marinas, and storage and repair facilities. Each September, a family-friendly Windjammer Festival keeps the area’s maritime traditions alive through schooner open houses, lobster crate races, a chowder cook-off, marine crafts demonstrations, and free live entertainment.

    For more insight into this area’s history, pick up the Historic Downtown Camden walking-tour map, identifying buildings that began as boathouses, woolen mills, ship captain’s homes, and the former theater where  “Peyton Place”, filmed here in 1956, had its world premiere. In July and August, the Camden-Rockport Historical Society opens its 18th-century Conway Homestead and Cramer Museum.

    Linger a while on the shady Village Green and view a classic New England scene: church spire, post office, and shopping bustle. Stroll to Harbor Park and its Amphitheatre, sit on the seawall to watch the harbor traffic and the Megunticook River waterfall, explore the gardens and trails at 66-acre Merryspring Nature Center, or wind along Bay View Street and Beauchamp Point, where shore views peek in and out, passing rambling cottages built by summer folk from Boston, New York, and Philadelphia during the age of steamboat travel.

    This scenic coastline nestles into the Camden Hills, among them Mount Battie, part of Camden Hills State Park. From its 790-foot summit, reached by 26 miles of hiking trails and an auto road, the panorama stretches from Rockland and its islands to the Blue Hill peninsula. Camden resident and Pulizer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay immortalized this vista in her 1912 poem “Renascence”: “All I could see from where I stood was three long mountains and a wood. I turned and looked the other way and saw three islands in a bay.” On the shore side of U.S. Route 1, the park contains hiking trails and picnic areas.

    Facing inland, Mount Battie’s stone tower offers dramatic views to Lake Megunticook–popular for summer boating, fishing, and swimming–and Ragged Mountain, site of the Camden Snow Bowl. This four-season recreation area offers tennis, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, and February’s annual national toboggan championships.

    Shops in Camden’s compact downtown offer clothing, jewelry, gifts, art supplies, toys, home furnishings, and more–all within walking distance of the harbor, dining, and lodging. Many authors, musicians, and artists call this area home, so there are several bookstores and galleries, as well as the HarborArts show in July and October. Throughout the year, Victorian-era opera houses in Camden and Rockport schedule concerts, plays, dance events, the Maine Literary Festival, Camden International Film Festival, and thought-provoking gatherings such as PopTech! and The Camden Conference. See our Calendar of Events for details.

    Event attendees, residents, and seasonal visitors have nurtured the towns’ growing lodging options, from oceanview cottages, motels, and resorts to gracious inns and bed-and-breakfast accommodations. Dining venues range from creative sandwich shops and dockside seafood spots to restaurants serving five-star international cuisine.

    Rockport‘s snug harbor celebrates boats and boatbuilding, and its Marine Park attractions feature historic lime kilns and a granite statue of Andre the Seal, whose heartwarming story and performance antics over 20+ years still delight children through books and a movie. Rockport’s other notable animal residents are Aldermere Farm’s Belted Galloway “Oreo cookie” cows, who graze in meadows along bucolic Russell Avenue. Visit the nearby Children’s Chapel for its beautiful plantings and distant ocean views; this peaceful setting is also popular for outdoor weddings. Within the village and along Route 1, several shops, galleries, and restaurants complement the town’s laid-back mood. Schooner daytrips and kayak rentals pass nearby Indian Island lighthouse.

  • Directions

    Using GPS? Try entering 40 Commercial Street, Rockport, Maine 04856 to find our exact location.


    From the North…
    Find your way on to U. S. Route 1. Head South until you reach Camden. Drive right on through the beautiful downtown area and up the hill about ¾ mile, still on Route 1 South. You will find us on your left just over the Rockport town line; past a shopping center on the left side behind Northern Kingdom Music Store.

    From the South…
    Find your way to Interstate 95 north; if you’re in Boston the signs start at Logan or downtown; from Manchester take 101 east to Portsmouth where it intersects I 95. I 95 becomes the Maine Turnpike; stay on I-95 until you reach exit 52 in Falmouth.; take this exit, the Falmouth spur which will take you to I – 295 north. Take I – 295 north. Stay on the Pike until you reach Bath/Brunswick exit 28 (says Coastal Route). Bath/Brunswick ramp intersects U. S. 1. Stay on 1 until Warren (you have passed through or by Brunswick, Bath, Wiscasset, Damariscotta, and Waldoboro). At Warren, turn left on Route 90 heading east; stay on about 10 miles (straight through light at Route 17) until 90 intersects U.S. 1 again. Left on 1 (north) about 9/10 of a mile. We are on the right behind Northern Kingdom Music Store.

    We are minutes from the Rockland Regional Airport (RKD)
    and only an hour and a half from the Portland International Jetport (PWM).