The Lodge at Camden Hills
Over thirty years ago...
Jack and Mimi Burgess retired to Camden and bought The Lodge at Camden Hills. Their goal was to create a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy the tranquil Maine coast for both themselves and their guests. On one of their very first brochures for the Lodge, they wrote:
“The Lodge at Camden Hills is a distinctive modern motel of modest size, open year round, and designed for the more discerning traveler and visitor to the mid-coast area. It is desirably located one mile north of town in peaceful surroundings on the eastern slope of Mt. Megunticook with broad views of Penobscot Bay and its numerous islands, adjacent to the 5000 acre Camden Hills State Park and its scenic drive to the top of Mt. Battie, 800 feet above sea level, from which you can enjoy an unobstructed panorama of 50 miles or more.
The immediate area has much to offer. Within minutes there are mountains to climb or the rocky coast to explore, golf, tennis, day sailing, swimming in salt or fresh water, plus hunting or fishing in season. Additionally you can enjoy numerous cultural activities, music, art galleries, open air Shakespeare, unique shops, antiquing, fine restaurants, the busy harbor with its fishing boats, windjammers and bay cruises. In the fall, the foliage is among the finest in the east. In the winter there is skiing at Camden Snow Bowl, fine cross country trails, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and even ice boating on the lakes.
Side trips from Camden are numerous – ferry rides to the larger islands – excursions to Monhegan Island, Boothbay, Pemaquid, Acadia National Park – even flights over the area in a “tine Goose” (a Ford Tri Motor) from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. On the other hand, you may prefer to relax and smell the abundant wild flowers or join the many naturalists who find bird watching, both land and sea, most rewarding.
Camden and the adjacent communities of Lincolnville and Rockport have been a busy summer resort area for many generations. Today, they offer a wide range of activities and enjoyment in all seasons, for all people.”
- Mimi and Jack Burgess
Three generations later, not much has changed. The Lodge is now run by Jack and Mimi’s son and grandsons, who have inherited their love of Maine and desire to share its unique beauty with you.
Fourteen beautifully renovated units span our nine-acre property, with easy sidewalk access to town, 5,500 acres of state park, and a panoramic view of the water. The Lodge offers several options for your stay, with guest rooms ranging from modestly priced efficiencies to luxurious cottages complete with fireplace and two-person Jacuzzi tub.
A one-bedroom cottage outfitted with queen-size bed, two-person Jacuzzi tub, private bath, comfortable sitting area, wood-burning fireplace, and galley kitchen. A spacious, private deck with a beautiful bay view completes the picture and offers a wonderful sense of both space and privacy. (in season $259 off season $199)
Recently redecorated and refurbished, these beautiful rooms feature a king size bed, fireplace, comfortable sitting area, galley kitchen, and large deck with scenic bay views. (in season $219 off season not available)
A large split-level room provides extra space and comfort with an open-air feel, punctuated by beautiful views of the bay. Furnished with a queen size bed, lower-level sitting area, wood-burning fireplace, and galley kitchen. (in season $229 off season not available)
Hillside rooms with a comfortable floor plan, either one king or two double beds, a cozy sitting area, and picturesque views of the bay. (in season $155 off season $104)
Efficiency Guest Room
Very cozy, this guest room is perfect for one or two people and offers a beautiful view of the bay. Furnished with small sitting area, galley kitchen, and full bath. (in season $155 off season not available)
Traditional Guest Room
A comfortable guest room for two that offers a pleasant view of the bay. Outfitted with queen size bed, oversize private bath with stall shower, and small refrigerator. (in season $105 off season not available)