Camden Windward House, circa 1854
The Camden Windward House is one of Camden’s finest examples of Victorian architecture with Greek Revival features along the mid-coast of Maine. Originally constructed in 1854 by Elijah Glover, a prominent local shipbuilder and lumberman, the house was first opened to guests in 1924 and has been sharing its warmth and charm with travelers ever since. Everything in this century and a half year old stately shipbuilder’s home has been lovingly restored to its original graciousness; including the polished hardwood floors, chair rails and intricate moldings.
The eight beautifully decorated guest rooms all reflect the charm of this historic home. Decorated with antique and reproduction furniture, each guest room has queen or king beds with private en-suite bathrooms and its own distinctive unique charm. Some rooms feature beautiful Vermont Castings gas stove/fireplaces which create a warm comforting glow; perfect to cuddle by or just sit back and relax, perhaps to read, or maybe just to doze. All our rooms are accented with fine linens and exquisitely comfortable “allergy-free” featherbeds. Some rooms and suites feature claw foot soaking tubs or single person Jacuzzi tubs, to add a crowning touch to your “catered to” experience at The Camden Windward House.
We also have several comfortable common rooms for you to relax and experience this delightful, intimate home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the Living Room, you will find a cozy seating area for reading, visiting or just enjoying the fire in the unique soapstone fireplace. The library has bar style seating with an outdoor deck to enjoy sipping cocktails while overlooking the back of the property, with views of Mt. Battie.
Each day at The Camden Windward House begins with a complimentary two-course, made to order breakfast. Every morning, you will be greeted by freshly brewed coffee and assorted teas, as well as fresh fruit course.
Celebrate the seasons at The Camden Windward House
Summer’s unforgettable sunrises, bright blue skies, crisp nights and pleasantly warm days remind us of the bounty of simple pleasures of Maine’s mid-coast villages and restores one’s belief in the fullness and richness of life.
Fall in New England is like few other places on earth with those enchanting and unique fall colors. The beautiful golds, the vibrant oranges and especially the brilliant reds; the scarlets, burgundies and maroons that make them the most stunning. And, put those vibrant colors next to the brilliant blue sea of Camden harbor and Penobscot Bay and you really have a special experience to remember.
Camden and the surrounding area has been focused around the mystique and magic of the ebb and flow of the sea for generations, and today is no different. Mid-coast Maine lets you relive the romance and adventure of yesterday’s sailing life on boats ranging from day rentals of sea kayaks to hourly and multi-day cruises on our authentic mighty windjammers.
Winter in Camden brings our “quiet season” where the pace of activity slows. However, there is still plenty to do in our area and more choices are available every year. For the adventuresome, there is our local ski hill, the Camden Snow Bowl, which is the only ski area in the country with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is also cross country skiing, toboggan runs, ice skating, and perhaps most appealing of all, just relaxing at the inn and strolling around an uncrowded sea coast village that looks like a vintage Christmas card come to life.
We would like to invite you to share the warmth of this wonderful historic home, it is for you that The Camden Windward House exists. We strive to assure that your first visit to our Inn will be just the first of many more visits to come!