24 Main StreetCamden, ME, 04843Phone: 207-236-4325Toll-Free: 800-336-4325
Much to please the senses, including an art gallery, at this picturesque inn
The scenery is lovely inside and out at the Lord Camden Inn, a AAA 3-Diamond boutique hotel located in the heart of picturesque Camden Village. Harbor-, river- and village-view rooms are pleasing to the eye, of course, especially when they come with exposed brick walls, fireplaces and stylish architectural touches. But more beauty can be found in the Marianne W. Smith Gallery, where over 50 of the artist’s still lifes and landscapes, many capturing and preserving local scenes, are showcased. Smith’s oil paintings, which feature the delicate interplay of light and shadow, like the late afternoon light on the Monhegan Lighthouse, are on display in the lobby and second-floor dining and conference rooms.
119 Eden StreetBar Harbor, ME, 04609Phone: 207-288-5801Toll-Free: 800-336-2463
Historic estate offers guests mansion-style rooms with period art, furnishings
Sitting regally on the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel’s grounds is The Willows, an historic estate built in 1913 for Charlotte Baker, a patron of the arts. Completely restored in 2008 to its original splendor, The very romantic Willows welcomes guests with 13 elegant mansion-style suites and rooms with luxury linens, lavish furnishings, including four-poster beds, and artwork that reflect the sensibilities of its original owner. The sitting rooms in particular are furnished with exquisite period pieces. A short walk to a pretty-as-a-picture harbor, the estate also features beautiful rock gardens and stunning bay views from private balconies (ask about the deluxe penthouse).