Finally, after six months of renovation, The Captain Swift Inn is open! We welcomed our first guests mid November and our renovation project has resulted in the creation of intimate and luxury spaces for our guests to enjoy! We are a full-service, bed and breakfast inn, offering boutique lodging for guests looking for an inviting, romantic travel get-away! We offer complimentary full candlelit breakfasts; Saturday evening First Course; complimentary petite cheese plates when wine, beer and/or spirits are purchased.
Despite the extensive renovation, the Inn, which was built in 1810, still has the grace, charm and original architectural details from the day it was first built. The Keeping Room (pictured right - which was the original kitchen) has the original cooking fireplace (now gas operated) as well the bee-hive oven. Original 9 over 9 windows hang in the Keeping Room, which opens to the new dining room (which was the original patio when the home was first built).
Today this room is used as an intimate fireside sitting area for guests and features a Texan custom server that holds our guest mini fridge stocked with complimentary beverages, and an ice maker. Guests will find fresh whole fruit; home baked chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, inn-mixed trail snacks and a Keurig for their use and enjoyment.
The Inn features a total of 10 fireplaces, three of which are in our guest common rooms. These three sitting rooms boast all new comfy furnishings for guests to stretch out and relax. The fireplaced guest keeping room (mentioned above) with the original bee-hive cooking oven, is a wonderful place to read the morning paper while having an early cup of coffee. In addition to these three rooms, is our intimate dining room, where candlelight breakfasts and evening first plates (on Saturday evenings) will be served which rounds out our interior guest spaces.
We have also added a deck for alfresco dining and a stone patio with a fire pit, which will be another soothing spot for guests to renew and refresh! The patio and fire pit will be complete this Spring.
The Captain Swift Inn boasts 9 guest rooms which includes 3 luxury fireplaced king suites - all with two person over-sized whirlpool tubs, one with a private deck, the other two with second story lofts complete with another sitting area and television for guests to enjoy. These two suites can accommodate up to four guests. In addition to the 3 luxury suits, the Inn will have 2 king deluxe rooms, which are large rooms with original working fireplaces (modified for gas); 1 king room with original hand-hewn exposed beams; 2 queen fireplaced rooms and 1 queen room with a private deck.
All rooms have smart tvs with select premium channels, closets and/or wardrobes for clothes storage; bedside tables with reading lamps, upholstered chairs for watching tv and more!
All guestrooms feature new quality Comphy brand linens (which we sell at the Inn) and triple sheeting; smart tv's; music; individual room controls for both heating and cooling; fresh flowers; charging ports for electronic devices; closets and/or wardrobes; hair dryers; vanity mirrors, Poggesi toiletries; free high speed wifi, Maine made chocolates and more! In addition, each of the three guest suites will have a mini fridge filled with bottled water and soft drinks, a microwave with a bag of microwavable popcorn, and a Keurig.
Inn beach chairs, sun umbrellas and bicycles are also available upon request for guests' complimentary use; as well as shopping totes, rain umbrellas and a closet filled with items you may have left behind (flat iron, curling iron, razor, shave cream and more!). Picnic hampers are available for purchase for your beach excursion as well!
When you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you'll be able to see the improvements as they occur - and you won't be disappointed! We've also added a Renovation Gallery on this site which provides more photos of the work being done.
Much of the original part of the Inn has new clapboard siding; wallpaper has been removed and the entire Inn is being repainted. We are restoring the original 5 fireplaces to working condition (modified for gas) and adding three more for a total of 10 fireplaces in the Inn! The entire property will be re-landscaped, creating intimate garden spaces for guests to linger! We are adding a large deck for alfresco dining and a stone patio with a fire pit for evening conversations. We also have a full liquor license so guests can select their favorite beverage. Soft music and candlelight will welcome guests in common guest spaces.
Check out our Renovation Gallery for photos and updates!
Photo Courtesy of Eric Sturgeon - Camden Hills