Nestled on the mid-coast of Maine, Camden exudes every charm of a small town in New England. Or so I heard. Up until last weekend, I had never visited Camden, but with peak foliage happening right now, I had to change that. So I booked a room at Whitehall, Lark Hotels’ Camden outpost, for a weekend trip and jumped in the car.
Pulling into Camden, I was immediately charmed by the small town. All of the local shops dotting Elm Street were bustling with shoppers. I noted a few shops that I needed to return to and continued on to Whitehall.
Whitehall was built in 1901 and she still maintains the original feel. With a porch that wraps endlessly around the front of the building, the inn immediately makes you feel relaxed and in another century.
The lobby is full of color and encourages you to get comfy on one of the many couches. Which, I might add, is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. I’m speaking from experience here.
After a lounge sesh in the lobby, I grab some breakfast in the dining room and then head into town for some exploring. It’s a short walk or drive down to Elm Street. Personally, I drove because you never know what kind of shopping could happen. (Hint: a lot.)
After my day in town, and some lunch at Long Grain, I head back to Whitehall to rest before happy hour and dinner. Since the fall weather is perfect right now, I’m super excited to hang out by one of the multiple firepits and maybe play some shuffleboard.
The next morning, I wake up refreshed and ready to head back home. I’ve definitely fallen in love with Camden during this trip, and I can’t wait to return next year.
A million thank yous to Whitehall in Camden, Maine for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at Whitehall, visit their website at www.whitehallmaine.com or www.larkhotels.com. All opinions and images are my own.
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