Kristi Bifulco & her husband Jesse run the B&B, and -, their kids help out too. They began hosting guests at 6 High Street, in Camden ME in 2005, although the Windward House has been a Maine lodging since 1985.
Here in the heart of downtown Camden Maine they have purposely sought to cultivate a warm homey feeling for their guests. They offer Camden’s only B&B menu breakfast of fresh fruit, comfort foods and specials made with fresh local and organic ingredients, from old family recipes and gourmet fair trade coffee. Menu now has vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Jesse is experimenting with raw smoothies, so look for that this summer also. Windward House B&B features many modern amenities while maintaining her historic charm. The Innkeepers, originally from Staten Island New York, were raising their children in a suburb of Metropolitan NY when they decided they wanted to commute less, enjoy their children more, and slow down their hectic-paced lives. Our most frequent comments by guests are how comfy the beds are, what a great location, it’s great to have a choice for breakfast, and that the guest is confident they made the right choice.
When people ask why Jesse would give up a successful law practice and a big house in the suburbs, he says:
We wished to give our children the opportunity to enjoy the kind of childhood only a place like Maine can give. We felt that it was apt that we begin our little American lifestyle experiment in a Greek revival temple-style house, in a small town surrounded by the natural beauty of coastal Maine. From the beginning of our married lives together we have tried to do things in a way that set precedents for our values as married people, that includes family working together, getting to know our neighbors, being a part of a community, and helping when we can. We feel that our lifestyle choice resonates with a nostalgic honor for the very best intentions of our country’s beginning, romance and old fashioned values.
We thank all of our guests over the past seven years who have made it possible for us to be here!