Fodor's Expert Review Norumbega Inn

63 High St., Camden, Maine, 04843, USA Fodor's Choice

This welcoming B&B is one of the most photographed pieces of real estate in Maine, and once you get a look at its castlelike facade, you'll understand why. Built in 1886 by local businessman Joseph Stearns, who spent a year visiting the castles of Europe before building his own, it is now an elegantly appointed luxury inn with unique rooms (one of which allows you to essentially sleep in a library) boasting fabulous ocean views, soaking tubs, marble bathrooms, luxe bedding and amenities, and one of the state's warmest accommodation experiences.

PROS

  • eye-popping architecture
  • beautiful views
  • close to town
  • beautiful views of both the ocean and the gorgeously maintained, sloping lawn
  • champagne welcome toast, baked treats and infused waters throughout the day, and after-dinner port and cheese beside a roaring fire
  • firepit and lawn games in summer
  • secret beach within walking distance (ask the innkeepers)

CONS

  • stairs to climb
  • a short distance from the center of town
  • no pets

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Residential Area
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-363–4646 | 207-236–4646

HOTEL DETAILS

11 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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