We knew the minute we arrived in Camden that it was a special place. Now that the renovations are finally completed, we are able to relax in this beautiful 1810 colonial Maine home. We look forward to meeting new friends and helping guests plan memorable moments. When we owned The Andrie Rose Inn in Vermont, we enjoyed hosting travelers that were celebrating milestone occasions, as well as those who were just eager to get up on Okemo Mountain and enjoy a fantastic day of skiing. In the morning during breakfast, it was fun to help guests plan their day and suggest ways to celebrate in Ludlow and surrounding towns. That is one of the reasons we chose Camden for our re-entry into innkeeping because it provides a fantastic backdrop to any special moment. Small quaint restaurants, a quiet seaside harbor, historic opera house, boutique shops, and comfortable accommodations in a Camden Maine Inn, all set the stage for a unique or romantic getaway. The coastal town of Camden Maine is alive in the winter and welcomes guests with fun Maine events and traditions. From ice sculptures, toboggan championships and skiing at Camden’s Snow Bowl, there is something for everyone. Camden is an ideal getaway for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year that you want to celebrate a romantic occasion. The Captain Swift Inn is centrally located to all Camden activities. You can leisurely stroll to dinner, the harbor, Camden Opera House and the shops. The Camden Snow Bowl is just 3 miles away.
Among the many romantic places in Camden Maine are the mountains and the sea. You can sit by the harbor and watch a sunrise or go to the top of Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park and watch a sunset. You can see the ocean when you ski at The Snow Bowl. You might just choose to sit in one of our comfortable common areas and enjoy a glass of wine or relax in your room by a fireplace. Candlelit breakfast and Our Valentine’s Day Package which includes a 375ml bottle of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc; a box of 12 locally made chocolates and a petite arrangement of six roses, is a nice addition to any of your plans.
After your 3 course breakfast at the Inn, start your journey with a with a hike up Mt. Battie to get a view of Penobscot Bay or head to the Camden Snow Bowl for a morning of skiing. In the afternoon relax in a fun and cozy pub – The Drouthy Bear. Come back to our Camden Maine Inn, relax and prepare for a night out. Nightlife includes quiet restaurants, to karaoke, to a show at the Camden Opera House. Check out our calendar of events to see what is happening during your stay.
There are many restaurants in Camden and Mid Coast Maine, but not all are open year round. Here is a list of our popular restaurants that are open in February and year-round that are date-worthy:
Places to get last minute chocolates/sweets
For our guests who are planning a proposal, please let us know if we can assist with any of the details. Mid Coast Maine is known for romantic proposals and weddings. Some of our favorite winter proposal spots are the Breakwater Lighthouse, Beauchamp Point and Laite Beach. The top of Ragged Mountain, reachable by the ski chair lift is breathtaking with its view of the ski slope and the ocean in the distance. Many have chosen Ragged Mountain to pop the question. Our favorite Camden Winter proposal story is about a man who asked his friends to ski down Ragged Mountain at dusk with him, all carrying lighted torches. The man and his friends skied back and forth. We are told it was a magnificent sight. At the bottom of the slope, his love waited for him. The man presented the woman with a small box that held an engagement ring and asked her to marry him. They celebrated 60 years together. Camden is a special place. The Captain Swift Inn is pleased to be your accommodations this Valentine season.
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