Captain Swift Inn

72 Elm Street, Camden, Maine 04843
Innkeeper(s): Linda & Norm Henthorn
  • Introduction

    Captain Swift Inn - Camden, MaineIf you enjoy the warm history of yesteryear, or are a history or architecture buff, you'll appreciate the authenticity of the fully restored Federal period Captain Swift Inn. Enjoy our home as you relax and step back to a time when hosting guests was important.

    Captain Frank Swift established Maine's first passenger schooner fleet while living in this white clapboard village landmark inn. Originally built for lumber merchant Simon Hunt during the presidency of James Madison, our house retains its wonderful wide pine floors, chair rails, exposed beams, intricate moldings, and five fireplaces, one with a beehive oven.

    The inn is open year round. Summers are ideal here on the coast, and in the autumn the foliage is stunning. In the winter, a restorative peacefulness settles over the village; and in the spring our gardens announce the arrival of the season with the blossoming of flowers.

    Your innkeepers, Norm, Linda and Alex, have traveled all over New England and have fallen in love with Camden. They know you will, too. They welcome you into their home and look forward to having you stay with them.

  • Amenities

    Captain Swift Inn Bed and Breakfast, Beautiful Surroundings

    • A full breakfast is included
    • All rooms have private in room baths
    • All rooms have air-conditioning
    • Four poster beds
    • Gas fireplaces in Hunt and Swift rooms and our new luxurious suites
    • Wireless internet availability for your laptop
  • Breakfast

    Captain Swift Inn Bed and Breakfast, breakfast

    Between 8:00 and 9:30 each morning, you'll be served a full, hearty breakfast in the dining room. The menu changes daily, but always features inn specialties such as; breakfast casseroles, stuffed French toast, Belgian waffles with fresh fruit, crepes Chantilly and creme broule French toast.

  • How To Find Us

    Directions from the South

    Drive north on Interstate 95. In Maine, I-95 becomes the Maine Turnpike. Just beyond Portland, take Exit 52. Continue north on I-295 to Brunswick and take Exit 28 onto Coastal Route 1. From there, follow Route 1 north for about an hour, passing through several towns until you arrive in Camden.

    Alternate Route

    Six miles north of Waldoboro, turn off Route 1 onto Route 90. Follow Route 90 until it intersects Route 1 again, at Rockport. Turn left onto Route 1 and continue north to Camden.

    Directions from the North & Bangor Airport

    Depending upon which access road you take out of the airport, you will need to take either route 222 East or route 2 East. Both roads will intersect, at different points, with route 9 and route 1A. Go South towards Hampden.

    At Hampden, route 9 will split with route 1A. Continue on 1A to Winterport, Frankfort, and Stockton Springs.

    At Stockton Springs, route 1A becomes route 1 and route 3. Continue on route 1 and route 3 through Searsport into Belfast. Route 3 will branch west, but you will stay on route 1 going south. Continue through Northport, Lincolnville and Camden.

    In Camden

    We are on the south side of the center of town. In Camden, you will have gone through a blinking light (route 52 & route 1, where High St. becomes Main St., by the library), at the North end of town, and at the other end of town a blinking light (corner of route 1, which is Elm St. at this point, and Union St).

    There is a white church on your right and a Stop 'n' Go gas station on your left. We are the sixth house on your left, from this corner. We are the next house after Taber Forge. Our sign has a copper schooner in it and the house is a WHITE FEDERAL with 12 over 12 windows. We have plenty of off street parking. Pull in and turn around and then angle park on the side.

  • Area Attractions

    Captain Swift Inn Bed and Breakfast, aerial view of harborMerryspring Gardens

    Camden Snowbowl Camden Hills State Park Mount Battie Windjammer Weekend Lake Megunticook Vesper Hill Children's Chapel

    Performing Arts

    Camden Opera House Rockport Opera House


    Schooner Heron Maine Windjammers Association Schooner Surprise Schooner Olad Lively Lady Too Nature Cruises


    Samoset Golf Course Rockland Golf Course


    Farnsworth Museum Maine Center for Contemporary Art Owl's Head Transportation Museum