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The Captain Swift Inn

Located in Maine's Mid-Coast region, only two blocks from Camden's charming seaside village


Located in Maine's Mid-Coast region, only two blocks from Camden's charming seaside village

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The Basics


Our boutique inn, located in the beautiful seaside village of Camden, Maine, features nine guest rooms and suites, all appointed, boasting en-suite baths to include spa showers with massage body sprays. Some rooms have private decks, most have fireplaces, and all have smart TVs with premium channels. You'll enjoy spending time on the patio, warming by the fire pit, or lounging in any of our three fireplace sitting rooms.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.

In the Know

  • Watch the sunrise in Camden Maine during the summer at Laite Beach
  • Take a paddleboard or Kayak out at local's favorite Barrett’s Cove at Megunticook Lake
  • Hike through Merryspring Nature Center
  • Indulge your sweet tooth at Uncle Willy’s Candy Shoppe

Stay for the Story

Discover Camden, a quintessential seaside village, "where the mountains meet the sea." This beautiful 1810 sea captain's home is rich in history. Captain Swift Inn is where caring meets Camden.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy good food served in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere at Franny's Bistro
Try farm-to-table dining at Primo Restaurant
Try the freshly shucked local oysters at 18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Hike to a scenic vista at Camden Hills State Park
Try a two hour sail with Schooner Olad to enjoy the beauty of Penobscot Bay
Visit the Farnsworth Museum and learn Maine's role in American art

Guest Reviews

We had the best experience staying at Captain Swift!! The owners Shelly and Jeff were absolutely wonderful! Our room was great and the common rooms were lovely.The grounds around the Inn were beautifully landscaped and the location was perfect with an easy walk to downtown Camden. But the 3 course breakfasts every morning were fabulous both is taste and presentation!! Shelly and Jeff offered suggestions of places to visit...See More

- Barbara Ashwander

An absolutely outstanding Bed & Breakfast. Very spacious and clean rooms with high-quality and comfortable beds and linens. In our suite, there were also generous snacks/drinks included. The breakfasts were phenomenal. Home-cooked and very generous in portions, there was no need for lunch on any of the days we stayed at the Captain Swift Inn. The owners were very attentive and friendly, it’s clear they pour their hearts and...See More

- Chris Gaige

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn. It is located right on Route 1 and a 5 minute walk to downtown Camden and the harbor. Sherry and Jeff were superb hosts. They were always available to answer questions, or offer a recommendation for dining and sightseeing. It's clear that they love what they do. As others noted, the 3 course breakfast is amazing. It held us until dinner!...See More

- Susan Cartwright

My wife and I stayed for a long weekend at the Captain Swift Inn and it was a fantastic experience. Jeff and Shelly are amazing hosts; kind, welcoming, and accommodating. The rooms were well-decorated, spacious, relaxing, and peaceful, and Jeff made sure to show us how everything worked. Breakfast each morning was incredible and Shelly's freshly baked cookies each night were a welcome treat. We definitely missed that cookie...See More

- Jody Bourque

Our hosts, Jeff and Shelly, are remarkably pleasant and accommodating. Jeff showed us to our room, which was impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. The queen-size bed was extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was spacious and had all the comforts of home--: bath products, hair dryer, close-up mirror, and more. Although hotel showers are often difficult to figure out, this one was intuitive. It features three massage jets that are...See More

- Frances Granville

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, Spa Service, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Private Parties, Receptions

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

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Location Type: Coastal