Captain Swift Inn
Captain Frank Swift, founder of Maine Windjammer Cruises lived in Camden on Elm Street. The charming and historic home built in 1810, remained in his family until 1993 when it was sold by his heirs. After renovations, new owners Mr. & Mrs. Tom Filips, opened it as bed & breakfast. Fans of Windjammer Vacations they, honored the home's previous owner by naming their new establishment "Captain Swift Inn". It has remained one of Camden's fine bed and breakfasts for 25 plus years.
In May of 2018, experienced innkeepers, Carolyn & Rick Bentzinger purchased the Inn and immediately began extensive renovations. Reopening in November of 2018, they have kept many original features while enhancing the pleasure of their guests with upgraded systems, high end amenities and impeccable decor. Carolyn and Rick have created a welcoming atmosphere of grace and comfort.
They continue to honor Frank Swift and windjamming by keeping the name of the Inn and have taken history a step further, naming each of the rooms after one Frank's original Maine Windjammer schooners. The well appointed guest rooms and suites, Mabel, Annie F Kimball, Lydia M Webster, Lois M Candage, Eva S Cullison, Mabel, Lillian, Mattie, Mercantile and Grace Bailey stand ready to welcome you during your stay in our beautiful seaside town.
As you come to Camden for your historic Maine Windjammer Cruise, why not take in the full experience by spending a night or two at our founder's home, the Captain Swift Inn. You can book a cruise on the Grace Bailey and stay in the room named for her at the Inn. (If you sailed on her when she was the Mattie, there's a room named for her as well.)