The Lodge at Camden Hills is one of the Camden’s most scenic properties. With a view of Penobscot Bay ahead and Mount Battie directly behind us, it is easy to relax. Watch sailboats on the bay, wind-blown from island to island, from your private deck. Enjoy well-appointed, clean, and comfortable lodging. Experience dramatically dark star-filled skies, the robust smell of fir trees mixed with a little wood smoke and cool air on your skin. Together these elements create an experience that is what Maine is all about.
About the Innkeepers
Forty-one 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.
Their son Jim Burgess and his wife Jody Payne happily moved from the New York area to run the Lodge. They live in Cushing, Maine at the end of the peninsula off Thomaston and split their time between their home and Camden.
Jim is a horticulturist and property manager with the ability to fix anything. He is always outdoors; fishing, napping in the grass, playing tag with deer, and bird watching. He has been been involved in the Lodge since his parents came here in 1975.
Jody is former curator of the Rock Garden and Native Plant Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. She came to Tenant’s Harbor as an art student around the time the Burgesses moved here and has a painting studio in Cushing.