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Bed and Breakfast in Camden Maine
Windward House a B&B in Maine is the perfect lodging for a Maine vacation and Camden is the perfect place. This Premier Inn is located literally steps from Camden harbour. Windward House guests may walk to all the unique shops, fine dining and casual dining as well as the Mt. Battie Trailhead – in Camden.
Asking yourself “What’s the Best B&B in Maine?”
Ask yourself what kind of place makes you fell at home? Is it personal hospitality? Rooms that feel like they are in a real home? A location near all the good stuff in town? How about home cooked breakfast from fresh local ingredients?
Located on the coast of Maine, our coast inn is at 44.212523,-69.064251, at 6 High Street. The Maine coast is known the world over for its scenic beauty, great sailing, and coastal towns full of historic charm. Our Camden Maine bed and breakfast circa 1854 is characteristic of that tradition. This coast inn is a Greek-revival style house full of the romance of early America and historic charm.
More Than a Great Place… A Great Value
The experience at our coast inn is nothing less than an indulgent treat. With many amenities, spacious inn rooms and a great in-village location, and full menu organic made to order breakfast, even the apocryphal flinty New Englander would agree – this is the premier inn of Camden!
Windward House… You Won’t Find a Better Value
Standard double occupancy room rates include all private baths, breakfast, afternoon tea with home baked snacks, full menu breakfast, common area with ice machine, hot water dispenser for tea, free wireless internet access, guest computer, air conditioning, cable television, and offstreet parking. Many rooms have woodburning stove fire places, private entrances and porches or decks.
With intimate feel of being in a real Maine home, this is the coast inn for those looking for luxury without the mild feeling of imposition that goes with being a guest at more formal places.
Camden Maine is a great place to take a cooking class. Many accomplished and world renowned chefs teach cooking classes in Camden. Our Bed and Breakfast has hosted visiting chefs and many of the guests attending their cooking classes. Kristi maintains an up to date calendar of events including this great calendar of cooking classes in Camden Maine.
With its central Camden village district location Windward House is the ideal lodging to stay if you are attending cooking classes at the Hartstone Inn, High Mountain Hall, or Salt Water Farm and Cellardoor Winery.
Bed and Breakfast Amenities
We strive to make our B&B guests feel at home while they are here. While we maintain a casual atmosphere at our lodging the discerning traveler will recognize all the value in our lodging.
This Camden Maine bed and breakfast offers many amenities you expect of a much higher priced lodging.
Windward House allows you to stay at a great lodging and still have enough for a gourmet dinner or a show at the Opera House.
Small, Local… Organic Bed & Breakfast
I once had a guest who read my menu and looked at me and said “why should I care if the food is organic?” I replied simply, “because it tastes better.”
B&B In Maine With Fresh, Local, Organic Breakfast
Needless to say he wasn’t interested in the many other great reasons for eating organic, supporting small local farmers, preventing putting bad stuff in our water, and all the others. But the guest had to agree, after a four day stay, that it was true, the food actually did taste better!
We serve only the highest quality local and organic ingredients, we use high thread count Egyptian cotton bedding, shade grown fair trade organic freshly ground coffee, spacious rooms within the only B&B to serve a full menu breakfast including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options in Camden. Our coast inn is the first B&B in Camden to achieve the Maine Green Leader in Hospitality certification. Feel good about feeling good!
Camden Area Attractions
So Much To Do On Your Maine Vacation
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Harbor Carriage Room$250
Elijah Glover Room$175
Crows Nest Room$125
Coastal Garden Room$250
Chart Room Suite$250
Small, Local … Organic B&B In Maine What Do We Mean By That?
A Family Serves it Up Local – Organic Natural Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfast Menu
What does our catchphrase mean? – A Small Inn?
Windward House is a Family Concern
Well, we are a small company (Mom, Dad & 3 kids). That means that you get personal service directly from the owners. You will never feel like you are in a hotel chain. Our homey feeling is authentic because this is our home. We answer the phone and take care of the guests, and cook breakfast ourselves. Whether it’s a return guest, a couple on their honeymoon or planning their wedding, or a fiftieth wedding anniversary, we enjoy making our guests for the brief time they’re here a part of our community.
We run our business as a family; everyone has input, everyone has a say and everyone pitches in.
When we decided to change our plans and relocate to Maine our children were our first priority. We began and ended every choice with the thought “will it be the kind of place we would have enjoyed growing up in?” Obviously kids being what they are, can have a fantastic childhood in just about anyplace – that’s the magic of childhood. But as parents we felt that we wanted to give them a chance to grow a little -, to expand with their world as they grew. That’s what nature is for, and Camden has plenty of natural beauty. Being from an urban setting we thought it would be good for them to have a little more nature and fresh air, maybe just enough people that we could get to know more of them, and they could get to know us. And the B&B was part of that. We wanted them to participate in our earning our living together, to learn with us, and be a part of that life too.
After all, work life is a big part of life, -, and if we could incorporate our family with it, the way more people used to, when all is said and done haven’t we spent more time together? Haven’t we experienced more of the ups and downs of life together? Don’t we understand each other better?
Local – Buying Local For Ourselves & Our Business
We Live Locally
I’m going to share an entry from one of our guest books. This one is dated December, 2012.
…We can’t believe this is only our 9th trip, We feel so much a part of your community every time we come here!….
See you very soon!
Come and Be A Part of Our Community
Part of the community – doesn’t just mean Camden – it means the extended community of our guests. And we feel privileged to have shared it with them.
The local part of our catchphrase has to do with getting to know the people in our community. We sought a community with fewer people so we could get to know more of them. But the ironic thing is we’ve gotten to know lots of people who’ve stayed in our home and they are from all over the world! And they share in that same feeling while they are here. I’ve felt that way many times, and what our guest wrote in that book shows that at least one of our guests feels that way too.
It’s the feeling that, whether it’s the neighbor, the teachers, people you work with, everyone seems involved in the living of their lives here on some level in a shared way.
It’s a wonderful feeling and it inspires an intention to try and be a good self to the world. A kind of good manners generally prevails that comes not from a superficial fear of public censure, but from knowledge of our shared experience, our commonality. Every simple trip holds the familiar faces of people you know, their children, grandparents, – the supermarket is a real social experience, and people you just met know more about you than you ever imagined they would.
Once you get this feeling, this sense of connectedness it informs many of your decisions. Local also means thinking about whether the decisions you make can help the community. It means buying locally for ourselves and our business as much as possible, contributing time and money to local causes.
It’s contagious and many more people are beginning to think that way too. And all of those choices add up. They have a direct impact on the quality of life of our community. Whether it’s using local farm raised ingredients in our breakfasts, or buying something in a local shop that we could get online for cheaper we look for ways to spend our money where we live. Top of Page
We Live Organically
Our breakfasts are made from a combination of organic natural and local ingredients. We give our guests menus because we believe choice is about as American an ethic as you’ll find. We’re the only B&B in town to do that. Our menu has vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. We serve fresh cut fruit every morning. We serve gourmet shade grown organic fair trade coffee every morning. We serve green smoothies every morning. We serve natural uncured bacon and organic feed raised free range eggs – every morning.
Why Should I Care if the Food is Organic?
I had a guest one day last summer, a big city lawyer, a very successful man, and senior enough in age to feel uninhibited about speaking his mind. Although I suspected that even as a young man he probably spoke his mind. He read my menu and looked up at me and said, “Why should I care if the eggs are organic?”
I replied, “Because it tastes better.” He had the eggs every day for four days, and at the end of it he said that they tasted like when he was a kid.
We have gradually come to the realization that just like buying local has a huge impact on our community’s quality of life, so the food we eat has a big impact on our health. When we first bought this place a big truck came every week and dropped off the food from who-knows-where and who-knows-how-raised.
We quickly realized that if it was important enough to change what we served our kids, it should also be the same for our guests. We shouldn’t buy from producers whose quality is not up to our standards. We shouldn’t buy things produced in ways that we don’t feel right about. Whether you agree with that or not, you get the benefit anyway when you eat here – because just like I answered our cynical guest that morning – it really does taste better! And it’s better for you!
And with great organizations like MOFGA, Crown of Maine, the Good Tern Coop, and even Hannafords, it’s easy to buy fresh local organic food. Yeah, it may cost more, but we think our guests are worth it.
We believe in the health benefits of natural and organic products so much we actually started a new business. This one is also Small, Local,… and Organic in the same sense I just described. It’s called AcadiaGreenProducts.com, and when you visit us online you can find everything you need to clean up and green up your life, from a huge selection of green safe non-toxic cleaning supplies, to natural and organic vitamins and supplements.
Whether you buy from us online or patronize our B&B in Maine, we want you to know that we thank you for supporting our efforts to be Small, Local,… and Organic! And for being part of Our Community. Top of Page