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Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast

Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast

The Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast is located in Camden, Maine. There are a total of nine guest rooms available for reservation, each with its own private bathroom, temperature controls, and refrigerator. Some rooms have additional amenities such as private entrances, balconies, or fireplaces. Breakfast is served each morning between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM and is served either in the dining room or outside on the deck that overlooks the property’s gardens. Guests are free to roam the grounds and look at the gardens if they desire it. The house is nearby many attractions that patrons often visit, such as Camden Harbor and hiking trails that lead to the top of Mt. Battie. The owners, Matt and Dan, want their guests to feel relaxed while they are staying with them and to experience what it is like to live in a town that is close to the harbor.


Off of Main Street in Camden, Maine, is the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast. The two-story building is located on one acre of land and is built in what Dan, one of the owners of the inn, calls a "greek revival colonial style." Throughout the property, there are a number of gardens that guests can walk around and see. In the backyard, there is a porch with tables and chairs visitors can use as well as a fire pit with additional seating. Behind the inn, there are trails that lead to Mt. Battie, one of the main attractions of the area, according to Dan. The mountain can be seen from a few of the rooms at the bed and breakfast.

There are a total of nine rooms available for patrons to reserve and stay in. Each room has its own unique name, which ties back to the history of the house, particularly the shipbuilding background of the property’s original owner, Elijah Glover. Every room features a private bathroom, temperature controls, refrigerators, and access to the property’s wireless internet. Dan says that the most popular room among guests is the Quarterdeck room, which has more space than many of the other suites, a king-sized bed, and a private entrance with a deck.

Throughout the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast are hardwood floors and a blue, yellow, and white color palette. This theme extends to the furniture used in many of the rooms as well. Some of the other areas of the building that guests can access include the living room, dining room, and a second-floor balcony bar where drinks are sold. The inn also sells other local merchandise and memorabilia to those interested in purchasing some during their stay. For all guests of the inn, breakfast is complimentary and served either in the dining room or on the back porch of the building. Every meal is prepared to order from a menu including such dishes as blueberry pancakes, French toast, and farm-fresh eggs. Accommodations can be made for those with dietary restrictions. Breakfast is served each day between 8:00 and 9:00 in the morning, depending on how many people are staying at the property.

The inn is located just off of Camden’s Main Street, and as such, there are many attractions within walking distance of the business. As mentioned before, behind the house, a trail leads visitors to Mt. Battie, where they can hike to the summit and spend time at Mt. Battie Tower. The trail continues onwards to Camden Hills State Park, which is a few miles north of Camden. In the town, there are a number of shops that have memorabilia for tourists and various restaurants. Dan says that the inn has a list of the local restaurants and information about them for guests. Across the street from the bed and breakfast, patrons can visit Harbor Park, which offers views of Camden Harbor.


One of the goals that Matt and Dan, the owners of the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast, have is to make the inn a place where people can feel relaxed. They want the bed and breakfast to be a place where people can experience what it is like to live in a town that is close to the harbor, the Camden Harbor specifically. Some of the ways that they accomplish this are by maintaining the gardens and playing music throughout the property. As far as guest interaction is concerned, Matt and Dan make themselves available to patrons should they need anything during their stay. However, they try to stay out of guests’ way most of the time to create that relaxed atmosphere they strive to have.

Many people who have stayed at the inn have left a number of positive reviews about the property. Some of them reference how helpful Matt and Dan were in offering suggestions of things to do. Said one person, “They gave us some great input for dining and things to do (shops, restaurants, and waterfront are a short walk away).” Other people talk about how they enjoyed the location and the bed and breakfast itself. “Our room was clean, comfortable, and had amenities to support a multi-night stay. The bathroom was huge and well furnished, which made it easy to live here for several days. The rest of the inn was well equipped and maintained. We enjoyed the outdoor sitting areas on the front & back porches, in the very nice garden, or by the gas fire pit,” recalled a former patron.


The building that is now the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast was originally built as a private home in 1854 by a shipbuilder named Elijah Glover. Eventually, the home was turned into a boarding house in the 1920s and later returned to being a private residence. In 1985 the bed and breakfast was officially established. The business had a total of four owners before Dan and Matt, who currently own and operate the property, took over in 2017.

Prior to owning the Camden Windward House, Matt worked for an IT firm, and Dan was a retail manager. Having worked in their respective fields for a long time, both Matt and Dan wanted to explore new opportunities and work for themselves. They decided that they wanted to own a bed and breakfast and bought the Camden Windward House. Since taking ownership of the property, they have made a number of changes to both the yard and the house itself. Matt and Dan added the gardens and backyard breakfast deck to the outside of the building, renovated eight out of the nine guest rooms, and added remote temperature control to each room. Dan says that their future plans are to continue to restore the property and expand the gardens. His favorite part of running the bed and breakfast is that he gets “to live in a beautiful town in a beautiful home and meet people from all over.”

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6 High Street
Camden, Maine 04843
United States


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