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What We Love

  • An all-seasons Select Registry retreat blocks from the harbor and Camden village, with breakfastTaking complimentary breakfast in the dining room or on the patio
  • Playing Scrabble, or reading on one of the Select Registry member’s Adirondack chairs
  • Strolling around Camden, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Most Beautiful Towns in America
  • Partaking in the four-seasons recreation available, from skiing in winter to watersports in the summer

What To Know

  • Freshly prepared breakfasts include herbs from the B&B's very own garden
  • The Library room has a gas fireplace
  • Let owner Jim know about any dietary restrictions and he's happy to accommodate
  • Free WiFi and onsite parking
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Overview

A relaxing New England stay at a restored B&B surrounded by gardens in the heart of pretty Camden

The Lowdown

Camden, Maine, has long been a sought-after resort town. Often referred to as the Jewel of the Maine Coast, it’s drawn exuberant vacationers since the 1880s, and its popularity skyrocketed shortly after one enterprising hotelier in that decade opened a collection of cottages. See the city’s now-legendary hospitality at its finest at The Inns at Blackberry Common, an all-seasons TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner that’s just three blocks from the harbor and Camden village and features garden patches, a lovely dining room and an outdoor patio.
The Select Registry property dates back to the 19th century, and it offers an old-fashioned experience to match its old-fashioned architecture. Find spacious common rooms, games of Scrabble, an herb garden, a seasonal blackberry patch and a hearty breakfast each morning – it might include the beloved cranberry oatmeal, veggie frittatas or blackberry-sage French toast. If you like, ask the innkeepers to pack you a picnic lunch; depending on when you come, you might also attend a dinner or wine tasting. Or, if you’re hungry for adventure instead, head to the nearby ski slopes or biking and hiking trails for recreation amid spectacular New England scenery.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $5 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour coffee and tea, afternoon refreshments, concierge service and turndown service upon request.

Rooms

Individually decorated and named accommodations share a traditional, inviting atmosphere, as well as thoughtful extra touches to make you feel at home. Elegant Fireplace rooms are cozy and romantic, with floral wallpaper and a four-poster, queen-sized bed, plus a gas fireplace where you can curl up and relax. These abodes are found near the rear of the inn, on the second floor. Tucked behind a garden gate and a garden pathway, respectively, the Garden Gate and Hidden Garden accommodations have an entrance off the property’s secluded gardens. High ceilings and plenty of windows allow for a bright and airy vibe, while 19th-century architectural details offer a touch of historic charm. These rooms offer a king-sized bed, as well as a gas fireplace and additional amenities, including a mini-fridge, coffee maker and ceiling fan. Their luxe bathroom offers a Jacuzzi tub.

Location

A charming town in mid-coast Maine, Camden is home to shops, galleries, outdoor adventure and centuries of history. With its ocean views, beautiful coastline and plenty of water activities, it’s known as the “prettiest spot in Maine” and was named one of the Most Beautiful Towns in America by Condé Nast Traveler in 2016. Camden is pleasant, unhurried and friendly – and the inns put you just a three-block walk from the harbor and the center of the village. Easily experience everything from the arts and antiquing scenes to the many festivals to lobster boat trips and more.The area also promises plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. During the winter months, there’s abundant skiing, snowboarding and ice skating – snow-lovers won’t want to miss Camden Winterfest from February 4 through 12 – while the warmer months bring the chance to enjoy biking, hiking and watersports.

How to Get There

The Inns at Blackberry Common
82 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843-1907 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 71 Reviews
Perfect BnB
Inspire792618

Visited from the UK and stayed 2 nights in the Bette Davis Room. Wonderful house and wonderful, welcoming owners who go out of their way to ensure an enjoyable stay. Nothing is too much trouble for them and their excellent staff. Really enjoyed the high quality breakfasts and home made cakes.

Location is good, Easy parking and 10-15 min walk to the centre of Camden and the waterfront.

Would jump at the chance to return and would recommend unreservedly to others.

I love this Inn!
lgsma

This is my second stay at this Inn and it was perfect! We stayed in the Library Room on the first floor with a lovely canopy bed, sitting area and split bathroom (separate toilet and shower areas with sink in the room. Fluffy towels, nice amenities, silky soft sheets and lightning speed wi-fi.

Walking distance from downtown, the location is great though the walk back is uphill.

Breakfast each morning was outstanding with fruit and a hot entree (belgian waffles) the first day and a yogurt parfait and frittata the second. The weather was nice enough to sit outside the second morning.

Bob and Cat Hobson are warm and welcoming hosts. The building has quite some history and they are outstanding caretakers of the property. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Camden.

What a bnb should be!
Happyemptynester

Very comfortable inn with delicious breakfasts. Well located. Easy walk to town.
The best part is the owners are respectful of your time and privacy. Too many bnb owners, in our experience, treat their guests a captive audience for their chatter. Your vacation can become more of a hostage taking. Bob and Kathy, owners of the BlackBerry, were nice and friendly but not in your face. Excellent service from them and their staff as well. Comfortable beds too.