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“Windward House, Camden Maine's Quintessential Bed & Breakfast.”

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Camden Windward House
Ranked #4 of 19 Camden B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I decided to take a last-minute trip to Camden Maine this week. Friends of ours had recommended the Windward House. They had just gone and couldn't say enough about their experience. I'm delighted to say they did not steer us wrong.

When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by Dan & Matt whom we learned are the new owners. Their reception was so warm and welcoming I felt like an invited guest.

We reserved the Quarter Deck room which was tastefully decorated and, to my delight immaculate as was the entire Inn. In addition to the super comfortable bed, the room also had a small gas fireplace and a seating area overlooking a private deck with a stunning view of the mountains.

We had the opportunity to peak into a few of the other rooms while we were there, and I loved each one of them. As new owners, Matt & Dan told us they are looking forward to putting their personal stamp on the property. They shared some of their plans for updates to enhance the guest experience.

The location couldn't be better. Located right on the edge of town it's private enough to be quiet, yet close enough to walk to everything. Dan & Matt filled us in on fun things to do in the area and offered a few suggestions on where to eat.

Speaking of eating, the made to order breakfast was delicious. I had Matt's special blueberry pancakes, I'd love to know how he gets that hint of crisp on the edges. My, husband had the farm fresh eggs with sausage, both dishes were served with fresh fruit. Dan offered me a glass of their green smoothie and it was surprisingly tasty.

The entire experience reminded me of a Hallmark Movie. By the time we left, I felt as if I were leaving old friends. I am already planning a trip in the Spring to see what they've done over the long Maine winter.

Thanks, Dan & Matt for welcoming us into your home, we will be back!

Room Tip: I highly recommend the Quarter Deck
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

It was a pleasure having you and your husband as our guests in our new home! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit us again during the season. Camden has so much to offer! And it would be great to talk to you again!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Dear Dan and Matt,
The Windward House is truly a beautiful B&B, with so much character and charm it just gives you a warm and cozy feeling. It is evident how hard your working to make this dream come true.
Our best wishes for happiness and prosperity beyond your wildest dreams.
Pete & Tina
Staten Island, NY

To those traveling to the beautiful Camden Maine area..look no further.. this is the place to stay. Recent owners, Dan and Matt are most gracious and immediately make you feel right at home.

The tour of the house and grounds were beautiful. Their future plans for an on-site gift shop and spa will result in total perfection.

With many lovely and affordable rooms to choose from we decided on the Quarterdeck suite. It was spacious with a private deck entrance and magnificent mountain views..it was beautiful.

Start your day off with a delicious made to order breakfast. The menu selections will fill the heartiest of appetites. May I suggest Matt’s blueberry pancakes..OMGoodness!!

What can be said about the location? It’s perfect!!
Right across from Main Street where you’ll find the most fabulous restaurants and shops.
What else can we say..only that once you stay at the Windward House you’ll surely stay again.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Wow...what a great review to read! We are so glad you had a great time staying with us and that you really enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you will visit us again. It will be a pleasure to have you as our guest again!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for his birthday weekend and had a fantastic time. Dan and Matt supposedly just took over 6 weeks ago as innkeepers and you’d think they were doing it for years. Place was beautiful, clean and well kept. Breakfast was delicious! Can’t wait to get back here!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

We are so glad that you and your husband had a great time at the Windward House! We hope he had a great birthday. Thank you for your kind words and we hope you visit us again!

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My husband & I chose to stay at Windward House based on a myriad of long-time great reviews. Needless to say, we were a little hesitant upon checking in when we discovered that it was under new management. It soon became evident that our concerns were unfounded when we met new owners Matt and Dan. Going out of their way to be sure our stay was pleasant, they provided us with several area recommendations for restaurants and activities. Our downstairs room in the Carriage House was extremely clean, comfortable, spacious, and quiet. We very much enjoyed morning breakfasts where we could order à la carte from a menu and Matt's blueberry pancakes were our favorite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would definitely stay here again and wish Matt and Dan great success in their new endeavor!

Room Tip: The two Carriage House rooms have private entrances for those who wish to be separate from the main...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for taking time to give us a great review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was always a pleasure talking to you guys and bumping into you in town. We hope you had a great rest of your trip visiting Maine and that you will come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have stayed in Camden many times, but this was first visit to the Camden Windward House. Location is superb for walking into town, Dan and Matt (new owners) seem to be coming up to speed quickly on providing excellent accommodations and an excellent breakfast selection. They are very eager to take suggestions on minor improvements, and I expect things to only get better as they start making this established B&B their own. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review. We agree that our location is great for experiencing all Camden has to offer. We hope you will come back to visit us again!

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Camden Windward House for two nights in mid-October on our way to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We pulled up the B&B moments after driving through the small town of Camden. It is very noticeable and on the main road. The house is stately and historic looking. We were greeted by one of the owners, Dan, who checked us in and provided a thorough overview of the home and things to do in Camden. Dan the showed us to our room, the Chart Room.

The Bed
Definitely one of the larger rooms at this establishment, the Chart Room has both a sitting room and bedroom. The sitting room had a nice built-in bookshelf with television. On the opposite side was a small couch and table, next to an old-fashioned-looking gas-powered iron stove for heating. Given the time of year we visited, we definitely used this at night. Off of the sitting room is also a very nice bathroom with a jacuzzi tub/shower, toilet and sink. The bedroom had a large king bed and closet, and opened up to a private outdoor seating area facing the rear of the house. The entire suite, located just off of the Inn’s main living room, had beautiful hardwood floors and was on the first floor, making it easy to get in and out with our bags.

The Breakfast
Each morning guests gather in the dining room from 8-10 for breakfast. Coffee was ready and hot, and we were immediately greeted again by the owners who offered us fresh cut fruit and juice. The owners then took our order from a small menu. The first day we had blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs, and the second day a bountiful portion of French toast and another egg. The food was delicious and the eggs perhaps the most colorful and fresh I have ever eaten. Various breakfast meats (or even vegetarian “sausage”) were also available. Eating in the dining room was an extremely pleasant experience with guests sharing stories and local tips, as well as conversing with the owners. Overall a great start to both days.

Camden
One of the most beautiful places we have seen in the country, Camden is a small town full of shops, restaurants, neighborhoods, nature, and waterfront. Most of these are a very short walk from this B&B. With one full day, we opted mostly for nature, visiting Camden Hills State Park a few minutes up the main road. The small entrance fee is worth it. We drove to the top of Mt. Battie for a spectacular view of Camden and the surrounding area, as well as a vigorous hike through the adjacent forest. We also drove down to Rockport to see the Breakwater Lighthouse which was worth a stop.

The Owners
With such a smooth and comfortable operation, you would think that the innkeepers were experienced pros. In fact, the new owners Dan and Matt, took over this establishment only five weeks prior to our stay. Their quality of management after such a short time was impressive and notable. Career switchers and new to this profession, they bring a compelling personal story and palpable energy to this excellent B&B. With the winter to make enhancements to the home and plan for the coming busy season next year, I imagine that the Camden Windward House will emerge as one of the up and coming hotspots of this idyllic Maine getaway.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Wow....what a review! We are striving for excellence in our new endeavor and your review helps us to stay on track! We are very glad that you enjoyed the breakfast and everything else Camden has to offer. We'd love to have you back in the upcoming season!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed at Windward House two years ago and were absolutely enchanted. We looked forward to our stay there again this year, but were somewhat concerned when we discovered that the inn was under new ownership. We needn't have worried. Our three-night stay there a couple of weeks ago was every bit as comfortable and enjoyable as our first visit. Matt and Dave matched the original owners in every respect: friendliness, eagerness to please, and, most important, in their commitment to excellence. Aside from the sheer comfort of our room, the Coastal Garden, the breakfasts deserve special mention. There is a choice of items, but we found it nearly impossible to stay away from their blue berry pancakes. In sum, this was a case of traditions maintained, standards upheld, and service and comfort unreservedly provided .

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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CamdenWindwardHouse, Owner at Camden Windward House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are glad that you gave us a chance to show that we could pick up where the previous owners left off. We hope you visit again!

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Additional Information about Camden Windward House

Address: 6 High St, Camden, ME 04843-1611
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Camden
Price Range: $157 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Camden Windward House 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This wonderful Bed and Breakfast is rich in charm and history. 1 block from the harbor, stores and restaurants. Walking distance to everything including hiking trails and schooner boats. The Inn is friendly and has all modern day amenities. Breakfast is a menu style and made to order. Tea and treats are available during the day. ... more   less 
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