Hawthorn Inn

9 High Street, Camden, Maine 04843
Innkeeper(s): Ted and Lisa Weiss, Owners/Innkeepers
  • Introduction



    The Hawthorn Inn, a Camden, Maine Bed and Breakfast, is situated just steps from picturesque Camden Harbor and Camden village, featuring the beautiful sailing waters of Penobscot Bay and spectacular views of Mt. Battie. The Hawthorn Inn is a four season destination.  In the winter time, cross country ski, ski at Camden Snow Bowl, the only ski resort on the east coast where you can see the ocean at the top of the slope.  Enjoy the art and culture and relax and recharge, year round. 

    The Hawthorn Inn is warm and inviting and offers romantic vacation getaway accommodations with beautiful decor, 2 person jetted whirlpool tubs, soaking tubs, fireplaces, and private decks with harbor views. Experience the romance of this spacious Midcoast Maine retreat. Savor a full, distinctive breakfast on the terrace and decks in summer and in the sunny dining room or cozy library in winter.

    Yankee Magazine Editors Choice 2008

    The Hawthorn Inn is a Queen Anne-style, Victorian mansion situated on 1.2 acres of lawn and gardens just north of the beautiful sailing village of Camden Maine and steps from the Harbor. One of 66 homes listed in the National Register of Historical Places in the High Street Historic District, The Hawthorn was built in 1894 by a local commercial and residential builder, S.G. Ritterbush. A private home until 1984, the Hawthorn celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2019. A short walk to town or harbor, yet removed enough to ensure a restful retreat and peaceful getaway, The Hawthorn also is a beautiful venue for initimate weddings, commitment ceremonies, family reunions and corporate retreats.

    Carriage House This building housed horses and horse-drawn carriages until the early part of the 20th century when it became a barn. The Carriage House now boasts four spacious, romantic and sumptuous rooms, one with a king bed, three with queen beds; all with super-sized, two-person Jacuzzi tubs, seasonal views of the gardens and harbor, private decks and TV/DVDs. Three suites have gas-log stove fireplaces. The rooms are peaceful and quiet; not a sound from the outside world enters your private retreat, except the soothing Rock Brook, which flows past the Hawthorn Inn on its way to Camden Harbor. The rooms face East, the Harbor and Camden's magnificent sunrise.

    Step back in time, rest, relax, and romance the days and nights away. Enjoy a warm, inviting environment at our Camden Bed and Breakfast.

  • Insider's Info

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

    Location!! Hawthorn inn is the epitome of Camden "where the mountains meet the sea." From the front of the inn we see Mount Battie; a few steps out the back gate to Camden Harbor.

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

    Distinctive breakfasts. Queen Anne style mansion. Architecture and proximity to the Harbor and Amphitheater

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

    Quintessential New England coastal village

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

    When guests come down to get coffee in the morning in the common area in an inn bathrobe and their slippers. Their actions show they are as comfortable as if they were staying with friends. This is the hospitality that we strive to achieve.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It is a year round destination. Summer and fall foliage are awesome, but each season has its special charms. There are numerous places to snowshoe, cross country ski, and skate in and near Camden. The Camden Snowbowl is the only ski resort on the east coast where you can see the ocean from the slopes.

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

    Depends on the season and their likes... In winter, they can do alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, or skate. In the summer, take a schooner ride, hike, bike, swim, and kayak. In all seasons, visit one of a number of art galleries or museums most notable the Farnsworth Art Museum and Owl's Head Transportation Museum, exceptional dining options, relax and read a good book in the Camden library or the inn's library, candle pin bowl, participate in any of a multitude of Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine providers classes or services, visit multiple wineries, and shop. Enjoy one of the many festivals, concerts, and performances. There is plenty to do in Camden and neighboring communities.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes!! Almost everything including Camden Harbor, the village including all the shops and restaurants.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are many great restaurants in Camden! Favorite food of course is Lobster!

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    No,but we can suggest the Canine Country Club in Northport.

  • Main House

    Hawthorn innSpacious common rooms in the Main House include a library, a formal living room and a dining room. From the dining room is a door to two-tiered deck and dining terrace with abundant plants and patio garden. Breakfast is served on the terrace in good weather during spring, summer and fall. The terrace is a perfect place for weddings and other events.

    Up the winding staircase in the Main House on the second floor are guest rooms with private baths.

    The Hawthorn strives to be a Green Inn, recycles, is a completely nonsmoking inn and property, uses environmentally sustainable products wherever possible.

  • Amenities

    • A smoke-free inn and property
    • The Hawthorn recycles, uses environmentally sustainable products and uses environmentally sensitive amenities. Serene tree-lined property and gardens
    • A short walk from the harbor, the library amphitheater, and town
    • Full distinctive breakfast, served on the terrace overlooking the gardens in good weather in spring, summer and fall; in the sunny dining room or cozy library in winter
    • The Hawthorn uses locally grown, organic produce and locally made products wherever possible
    • Private-blend dark-roast coffee developed with our local coffee roasters-a long, dark roast of beans from four different countries (India, Suuntr, Brazil and Guatemala), and French roast decaf for those who love the flavor but not the buzz
    • Afternoon refreshments throughout the stay with bowls of fresh fruits; a variety of Harney & Sons special-blend teas and homemade treats
    • Complimentary bottled waters in room
    • Super-sized two-person jetted whirlppol tubs in Carriage House rooms
    • Microfiber twill, terry-lined robes for each guest in every room
    • Air-conditioned guest rooms in summer; individually zoned heat control in winter
    • Hair-dryer in every room
    • Iron and ironing board in every room
    • TV/DVD in luxury rooms
    • Victorian slipper tubs in two rooms
    • Gas stove fireplaces in four guest rooms