The Maine Stay Inn & Cottages is a charming Victorian mansion set in the historic district of Camden, Maine that offers elegant bed and breakfast accommodations. Built in 1802, the grand old home was once the residence of Alden Bass before being converted into a beautifully restored and maintained bed and breakfast inn.

The mansion comprises the main house, a four-story barn, and an attached carriage house, and is exquisitely decorated with luxurious antiques and period pieces that have been collected over the years. Three parlors have original artworks on the walls, and each of the guest rooms is individually decorated to reflect their own charm and character. The house is surrounded by an acre of lovely gardens with tree-lined winding paths, a babbling brook with a bridge, a swing, and plenty of places to sit and relax. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and ideally located in the heart of the High Street Historic District for exploring the town and all that is has to offer by way of attractions and activities.

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Guest Accommodations

The Maine Stay Inn & Cottages features eight charming guest rooms in the main house and 11 freestanding, private cottages around the property. Beautifully appointed guest rooms are decorated in a New England style with antique furnishings and period pieces and have large windows that flood rooms with natural light and boast stunning views over the garden. Every room has a comfortable king or queen size bed with pillow-top mattresses, deluxe linens and duvets, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite or shared bathrooms with walk-in showers or shower/bath combinations, whirlpool tubs (suites only), thick towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products. Spacious sitting areas have comfortable seating, writing desks and chairs, and some suites have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs as added luxuries. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, iPod/MP3 player docking stations, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, air-conditioning, and complimentary wireless Internet.


A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served in the elegant dining room every morning, which includes a variety of fresh fruit and juices, cereals and yogurts, freshly baked bread and muffins, and hot entrées along with coffee and tea. Breakfasts are prepared with fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients, and other selections are available for those guests with specific dietary requirements.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities at the Maine Stay Inn & Cottages include elegant common areas and parlors with fireplaces and plush armchairs and sofas in which guests can relax, and a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning. A large garden boasts tree-lined winding paths, a babbling brook with a bridge, a swing, and plenty of places to sit and soak up the serenity.

Set in the heart of Camden, the Maine Stay Inn offers a variety of things to see and do for all tastes from outdoor recreational activities to more genteel pursuits. Known as “the village where the mountains meet the sea,” Camden offers a plethora of activities from exploring the town’s narrow streets that are lined with white-steepled churches, quaint shops and restaurants, stately old homes, ample parks and common greens, and a picturesque harbor.

Fun outdoor activities include sailing and boating, fishing, hiking, trail biking, trekking, kayaking and canoeing, picnicking, and snow sports in the winter months. Culture buff can explore the town’s museums, art galleries, theaters and opera houses, and dine on sumptuous Maine cuisine in one of the many restaurants and cafés around town.

22 High St, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: (207) 236-9636

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