The Maine Stay is one of Camden’s friendliest bed-and-breakfasts. In a home dating from 1802 (later expanded in Greek Revival style in 1840), it’s your classic slate-roofed New England manse in a shady yard within walking distance of both downtown and Camden Hills State Park. Guest rooms, spaced out over three floors, have ceiling fans (only a few have televisions). Each is distinctively furnished in antiques; expect lots of frilly and floral things, handsome exposed wooden floors, and wicker furniture. Note that top-floor rooms have foreshortened ceilings with intriguing angles. The downstairs Carriage House Room unit, away from the buzz of Route 1, is popular: Its French doors lead to a private stone patio, while a Vermont Castings stove keeps things toasty inside. Interesting tidbit: The owners of the inn were frequent guests before taking the place over in 2018.

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