Towne Motel – Camden Lesbian Owned Motel

Author: , February 22nd, 2018

Towne Motel

The Towne Motel is a small(ish) motel with a B&B feel, just two blocks and a five minute walk from downtown Camden. We’re the closest motel to the harbor, shops, and restaurants, and have the best rates in Camden. We’re known for our super clean rooms, affordable rates, friendly vibe, home-baked continental breakfasts, and perfect location. And the big blue sign that makes us super easy to find!

We have 17 immaculate rooms of various sizes and types, some of them newly remodeled, and one pet friendly studio with kitchenette. Rooms come with fridges and Keurig coffeemakers, free wifi, outdoor seating, PAYA bath products, and individually controllable heat / A/C. Open year round – except when we need a vacation!

The history of the Towne Motel property goes back to the mid 19th century, when part of our “owners’ quarters” was a saddlery, on a large plot of land owned by the Taber family. What is now a row of cars in our lot was possibly a row of horses then! About a hundred years later, in 1955, the motel was built, just 8 small rooms on one floor catering to the first wave of car vacationers, for whom “motor hotels” were built all around the country. We’re proud of Towne Motel’s part in 1950s Americana and American motel history!

The original “Town Motel” sign advertised TV, heat, – and hot water! In the 80’s it was replaced by the blue sign we still have today, and a second story was built. Each set of owners has left their marks on the property, but everyone stayed true to Towne Motel’s core commitments: super clean rooms, retro (= affordable!) rates, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Had a psychic predicted our current lives ten years ago, we would’ve called her insane. Or us. What possessed us to become innkeepers? Long story, but the short of it is that we had to escape our academic lives before they became life sentences. We wanted a change that didn’t involve job applications, additional degrees, long commutes, or starvation. Inspired by Maine vacations, talks with innkeepers, an aspiring innkeepers seminar with The B&BTeam, and the memory of Siobhan’s mother’s inn here in Camden (whose current owner is now a good friend), we embarked on a journey to find the perfect inn (conveniently, this journey involved a lot of trips – most of them to Maine!). Several failed attempts into it (we almost gave up for that year), we found – and snagged – the Towne Motel, a few days after it came up for sale!

And so, in September 2013, not long after friends and colleagues had started their academic year we packed our 10,000 bags and three protesting cats (our fourth adopted us later) and drove up from New Jersey to begin this next big chapter: learning to be innkeepers. It didn’t require a degree, but it’s definitely been an education: challenging, insane, fun, challenging, and enlightening! Just “the way life should be,” as the Maine slogan goes…

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Elms of Camden – Camden Gay Bed & Breakfast

Author: , February 5th, 2018

Elms of Camden - Camden Gay Bed & Breakfast

Built in 1806 as a private residence, Elms of Camden is one of the oldest homes in the area. This authentic New England Colonial is a fine example of the marriage of preservation and restoration with original wide board pine floors, interior shutters and windows, and the original cooking stove from 1806.

Guestrooms are individually decorated and feature queen or king beds with custom linens and quality amenities. All rooms have private baths, some with jetted tubs and tile showers. All rooms have flat screen TVs, free and secure Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and other amenities for year-round comfort. All rooms except for Dahlia (the original kitchen) have a gas fireplace. Dahlia was left unaltered to preserve the 1806 cooking stove and historical integrity.

A comfortable Keeping Room welcomes guests to gather and relax by the fireplace where there’s lively conversation, relaxing chairs, good music, and a guest pantry. During the summer months, guests enjoy a large outdoor garden patio area tucked away for a bit of quiet and escape after a busy day!

Each morning, guests enjoy a delicious, home cooked breakfast served on the patio (weather permitting) or in the Keeping Room. The menu, inspired by Southern roots, local ingredients, and a bit of adventure changes daily; using only the freshest of local and seasonal ingredients. We welcome the opportunity to introduce our guests to our “simple breakfast…done right” motto that is the hallmark of our service. Fresh roasted coffee and tea are available 24/7 and an afternoon treat for snacking is usually always available!

Elms of Camden is an all-welcoming property, known for its friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Owners Gary and James look forward to your arrival.

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Camden Windward House – Gay Camden B&B

Author: , February 2nd, 2018

Camden Windward House - Gay Camden B&B

At the Camden Windward House, we offer a complimentary made to order breakfast, fast wifi, private off street parking, en suites, air conditioning, fire places, soaking tubs, jacuzzis, luxury bedding, and much more.

The Windward’s location is perfect – mere steps from Camden’s harbor, shops, dining and the Camden Hills State Park.

Planning a trip to Camden? We can offer all the information you need to enjoy this charming Maine seaside village.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Towne Motel, Camden, Maine

Author: , May 21st, 2014

Towne Motel - Camden, Maine

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Best Rates in Camden, Lesbian Owned: Retro charm, modern inn amenities. Best rates in Camden and a five-minute walk to shops, restaurants and harbor. Homemade continental breakfast and a relaxed, friendly vibe.

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