Romantic and comfortably elegant, the Belmont Inn has been a welcoming home-away-from-home for travelers since the 1920’s. Built as a family home in 1891, this free classic Victorian has lovely wraparound porches, wood burning fireplaces in the first floor living room and dining room, large perennial gardens and the understated but charming architectural details of a home built in the late 19th century.
The inn’s 6 guest rooms each has its own unique character and every guest has a special favorite. All rooms are carefully and tastefully decorated and all offer the important modern amenities. From soft, fluffy towels and freshly ironed quality bed linens, to soft music, fresh flowers from the garden, a glass of wine on the porch and a full, made-from-scratch breakfast served on the lovely breakfast porch, the Belmont Inn offers treats for all the senses. Anita Zeno, the inn’s owner and innkeeper since early 2008, has traveled extensively and has loved cooking for special occasions since she was a kid. So it’s no surprise to her family and friends that two of the things that bring her the greatest joy in running the inn are meeting and enjoying conversations with people from all over the world and preparing special dishes using many of the wonderful locally grown or locally produced foods. Time and again, guests ask her if she would share a recipe for something they’ve particularly loved. The answer is always, “I’d be happy to!” What a compliment.
Camden is a quintessential New England village nestled between the mountains and the sea and the Belmont Inn is nestled right in the center of Camden, one quiet block off of busy Route 1. It’s an easy walk to the harbor and to shops, galleries, casual and fine dining restaurants, and the beautiful Camden Public Library (where 85% of Camden residents have a library card!) with Harbor Park on one side of the library and the outdoor Bok Amphitheatre on the other side. Camden Hills State Park on the edge of town offers great hiking and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and its many islands. There’s skiing, snow shoeing and tobogganing in the winter; the peaceful intimacy of early spring as the trees slowly turn that lovely color of spring green and maple sap gets turned into the world’s best maple syrup over fast-burning wood fires; golfing, biking, swimming, birding, kayaking, canoeing and just hanging out in the warm weather; and the glory of Indian summers. The Midcoast of Maine, the town of Camden and the Belmont Inn really do offer special opportunities to enjoy nature and the people, culture, foods, history and architecture of New England year around. Come, join us, for a special time away that you will never forget.