Friday, January 21, 2022

Valentine's Day Getaway in Romantic Camden, Maine


The rugged Maine Coast provides unparalleled beauty, breathtaking sunrises, and the peaceful tranquility of the sea. The drama of the coastline inspires romance, and there's no better place to stay for Valentine's getaway than our small inn, just steps from romantic, downtown Camden.

Located north of Rockport and south of Bar Harbor, Camden creates a perfect backdrop for couples wanting to get away from it all and experience the raw beauty that Maine's mid-coast has to offer. With many places to explore, including quaint shops, walks along the beautiful Penobscot Harbor, wonderful restaurants, and many activities nearby, Camden is the ideal setting for a Valentine's Day excursion.

The charming coastal town of Camden, Maine is alive in the winter and welcomes guests with fun Maine events and traditions. Camden's Winterfest Week is scheduled for Saturday through Sunday, Feb. 5 to 13. Sign up to participate in the ice carving competition or watch the Toboggan ChampionshipsCamden's Snow Bowl offers skiing and plenty of other things to do. 

For couples on Valentine's day, there's no more romantic place to stay than the beautiful and historic Captain Swift Inn, rated by Trip Advisor as Camden's #1 Inn. 

Captain Swift Inn: The Perfect Secluded Romantic Getaway

 Located just two blocks from Camden's quaint restaurants, quiet seaside harbor, historic opera house, boutique shops, and more, Captain Swift's Inn offers both convenience and comfort with original New England charm. The Inn, set in a beautiful and historic 1820 colonial Maine Home, recently underwent a 12-month renovation. Nine handsomely-appointed guestrooms and suites feature all-new everything, including bedding and appliances.

The Inn features nine soothing guest rooms and suites,  boasting en-suite baths and 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 up by the fire pit, or lounging in any of our three fireplace sitting rooms. Soft music; fresh flowers; locally made chocolates; plush robes, and more are what you can expect while staying at the Inn! This is a perfect setting for a romantic getaway with your Valentine. 

Plan A Romantic Dinner For Two

We've selected some of Camden's most date-worthy restaurants, all of which are open in February.

  1. Long Grain (Thai Cuisine): Reservations needed for dine-in; take-out also available.
    11:30am-2:30pm & 4:30pm till close Tuesday - Saturday
    Closed Sunday and Monday.
    20 Washington Street, Camden, Maine 04843
    (207) 236 - 9001

  2. Franny's Bistro (New American): 5:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday - Saturday (Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday).
    This chef-driven restaurant has something for every taste in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Wine, cocktails, and many Maine-crafted beers. 
    55 Chestnut Street
    (207) 230-8199

  3. 18 Central Oyster Bar & Grill (Seafood and upscale grill fare): Reservations highly recommended; take-out available.
    Don't miss the winter specials at this bar and grill.
    18 Central Street, Rockport
  4. The Vintage Room (High-end cocktails and small plates): Open daily from 4pm-10pm
    Hoping for cocktails and small plates in an opulent atmosphere? Contemporary classic meets Golden Age in the gilded and glamorous Vintage Room. Enjoy craft cocktails and artisan small plates. An expanded dinner menu is available on Friday and Saturday nights. 
    16 Bay View Street, Camden

Planning A Proposal? We Can Help!

The dramatic Maine Coastline creates an epic backdrop for milestone occasions, which is why mid-coast Maine is a popular destination for romantic proposals, weddings, and elopements. If you're planning a proposal, please let us know if there is any way we can assist with the details. We'd love to make your getaway in Camden one that you'll never forget. There are many popular winter proposal spots in the area, and we can help you pick one that's right for you. 

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Walk out to this historic landmark. The Breakwater Lighthouse is located in Rockland, just eight miles south of Camden. You can reach it by a pleasant walk on a 7/8-mile-long breakwater cutting the ocean's water.

Laite Beach

This small, relaxing harbor beach has no fees and provides easy access to Camden Harbour. The park sits on a hillside, featuring a playground, public bathrooms, outdoor grills, and an outdoor shower. A grass embankment slopes downhill to the water, where you'll find a lovely pebble beach with views of Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay, as well as Mount Battie in the background. 

Ragged Mountain

Ragged Mountain is accessible by ski lift, and many have chosen to pop the question here. If you'd rather hike, climbing Ragged Mountain is a strenuous endeavor, but the reward is worth it. The spectacular view includes westerly vistas all the way to Mt. Washington, the White Mountains, Maine's western mountains, and island-speckled Penobscot Bay to the east. 

Sweets for Your Sweetie

  1. Uncle Willy's Candy Shoppe

    This old-fashioned candy shop has all the classic candies and much more. 
    57 Bay View Street
  2. Laugh Loud Smile Big

    This delectable bakery offers decadent cupcakes that will make a romantic surprise for your sweetheart. 
    43 Main Street

Contact us for booking information or to reserve your Valentine's Day stay!