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84 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843-1907
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/31/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Camden
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Welcome to Elms of Camden, a year-round Boutique Bed & Breakfast located in the charming coastal town of Camden, Maine. Elms of Camden is an authentic 1806 New England Colonial and a fine example of preservation and restoration. Our home is a short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and activities in downtown Camden. Our historic bed and breakfast offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, a comfortable escape for friends, family, and couples, or a launching pad for day trips to Acadia National Park, Maine Islands, Boothbay Harbor, and many other popular Maine destinations. Each room at our bed and breakfast is individually decorated and has its own unique charm. Although the house was built in 1806, you’ll enjoy modern amenities that meet the needs of today’s travelers. Here at Elms of Camden, we strive to provide the most comfortable lodging experience in Camden, Maine. All guest rooms have their own private bath, flat-screen TV with basic cable access, secure WiFi, USB charging stations, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, luxurious towels, and fine linens. All rooms feature individually controlled AC/Heat and gas fireplaces (Dahlia has the original 1806 cooking fireplace and is decorative only). For your convenience, a guest pantry is available 24/7 with a small refrigerator, a variety of individually-wrapped snacks, and a Keurig beverage station. And of course, you’ll be treated to a made-from-scratch two-course breakfast each morning!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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James D wrote a review Sep 10
Douglasville, GA128 contributions103 helpful votes
Hard to totally describe what a great experience my wife and I had for the 3 nights we spent at The Elms of Camden. It is everything that you'd want in a B+B and then some. James and Gary are terrific! They go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. The rooms are spotless. The breakfast delicious. Location is about 1.5 hours south of Bar Harbor and about the same distance north of Portland. Camden itself is a great seaside town. The Elms of Camden is highly recommended if you are ever in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
James, We want to thank you for staying with us at Elms of Camden and for writing such a kind and thoughtful review of your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your room, the amenities, and Gary’s breakfast. You were both such wonderful guests and it was a pleasure meeting both of you. We hope to see you again next time you are in Camden! Again, thanks so much and safe travels. Gary & James Elms of Camden
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Monica H wrote a review Aug 2021
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Gary & James were gracious hosts. Dahlia Room was charming. We had a private bath with separate garden entry. Main entry was open 24/7. Kitchen nook was well stocked with ceramic mugs, tea, Coffee & late night snacks. Weather was good most days for outdoor breakfast. Food was delicious! Gary & James were always available when we needed a bucket of ice or suggestions for places to eat or things to do. We visited Owls Head Transportation Museum, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden & Penobscot Narrows Observation Tower.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: High-end restaurants are closed Sunday-Tuesday. Limited Parking downtown. Cuzzy's has good food:...
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Response from Gary Born, Owner at Elms of Camden
Responded 4 weeks ago
Monica, We are so glad you both had a nice time staying with us and thanks so much for writing such a nice and thoughtful review. It was great meeting both of you and tell Don thanks again for sharing his licorice! We really enjoyed talking to you each morning about your previous day's adventures and it was nice to hear you got the Maine Experience. Again, thanks so much, and we hope to see you again at Elms of Camden. Stay well and enjoy the rest of your Summer. Gary & James Elms of Camden
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Belinda W wrote a review Aug 2021
Collierville, Tennessee36 contributions41 helpful votes
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The owners really made us feel welcome. They were available to give pointers on where to eat and things to do in the area. The breakfast was delicious! Especially the quiche. Breakfast was served on the patio and the atmosphere was so warm that we got to chat with others while remaining socially distanced. Having never stayed in a bed and breakfast, I wasn’t sure what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised. It was a lovely experience!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Park at the bed and breakfast. Camden harbor is a short lovely walk.
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Response from Gary Born, Owner at Elms of Camden
Responded 4 weeks ago
Belinda, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you all with us! We are glad that your first experience at a B & B was so positive and we hope we've set a standard. Keep well and we hope your travels bring you back to us some day! James & Gary
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Robin T wrote a review Aug 2021
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My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. The house is beautifully maintained and decorated. The inn keepers and the hospitality we received was world class. They made our stay very memorable. Recent reviews are spot on with the details. Felt like we were in a 5 star hotel. Breakfast was delicious and carefully prepared Camden and the surrounding area is just beautiful and quintessential Maine. We could have easily stayed longer. There is a lot to see and do Highly highly recommend. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robin, It was so nice meeting you and Bruce and having you stay with us! You will certainly have to come back when you can stay longer...we could fill a week's itinerary for you! Keep well, and as always, safe travels!!! James & Gary
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Dave V wrote a review Aug 2021
Pine Brook, New Jersey27 contributions4 helpful votes
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What a wonderful stay! Located in beautiful Camden, close to center in town. Gary & James were wonderful hosts! They couldn’t be nicer or more helpful. We loved the B&B, our room, the breakfast, and the grounds. Just lovely! Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to book early as very popular
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Response from Gary Born, Owner at Elms of Camden
Responded Aug 10, 2021
Elms of Camden Guest, We want to first thank you for writing such a nice review regarding your stay at Elms of Camden. We are so glad you enjoyed your room, breakfast, and the location of our B&B. You were wonderful guests and we hope to see you again in the future. Again, thanks so much, and stay well and have a great Summer. Gary & James Elms of Camden
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PRICE RANGE
$130 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Elms Inn Bed and Breakfast
LOCATION
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineCamden
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elms of Camden
Which popular attractions are close to Elms of Camden?
Nearby attractions include Mount Battie (0.4 miles), Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre (0.6 miles), and High Street Historic District (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elms of Camden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Elms of Camden?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Elms of Camden?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Elms of Camden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elms of Camden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Franny's Bistro, Hartstone Inn, and River Ducks Ice Cream.
Is Elms of Camden located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Camden.
Are there any historical sites close to Elms of Camden?
Many travelers enjoy visiting High Street Historic District (0.5 miles).
Is Elms of Camden accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.