We are located at 27 High Street, Camden, Maine, 04843. Finding directions from Google Maps should easily get you here by car. Find directions to us on Google Maps here. If you plan on flying to Maine, you can look for flights to any of these airports:
Logan International Airport (BOS) (just under 4 hours South)
Portland Jetport (BWM) (1 hour and 45 minutes South)
Bangor International (BGR) (1 hour 15 minutes North)
Manchester Airport (MHT) (3 hours South-West)
Knox County Regional Airport (RKD) (15 minutes South)
Here's a great flight tip: Frontier Airlines has very inexpensive flights ($20-39) to Portland, Maine from select airports. We use it from Raleigh, NC frequently.
Concord Bus Line is available which can get you to Camden from Portland. Car rentals are an option from all airports.
Because the school is located in Camden's historical district, student parking is unavailable at the school. However, there is public parking within walking distance. Here is a map of Camden; the school is on the red line at the top right and the closest public parking is designated with a "P" behind the library, also at the top right.
Students can unload their tools preferably the day before, or early on the first day of class. For students who aren't staying within walking distance of the school, we are happy to pick up anyone who needs a ride in the mornings.
We are located at the red arrow below.....
Maine Coast Workshop
There are many lodging options in Camden. Parking at the school is very limited so we encourage students to stay at one of the following locations since they are all a short walk to the shop. Most of locations offer breakfast and other nice amenities. You can book directly with the B&B's and Inns, or use this site. Be sure to ask for the Maine Coast Workshop discount offered by many of the surrounding B&B's. And if anyone is not offering this, have them contact me and I'm sure we can arrange a discount.
Camden Maine Stay Inn: The Camden Maine Stay Inn offers a 20% discount to our students, and they are right across the street from us! Your stay at the Inn will include a comfortable, well-appointed room and a full gourmet breakfast each morning. You can make a reservation at the Inn either by telephone at (207) 236-9636 or through their website at camdenmainestay.com. To get your 20% discount, mention the “MCW2021” promotional code or type it into the promo code box on their website.
The following locations are listed in order of proximity to the school. All are on a nice sidewalk leading to the shop. Many offer a discount for my students, so be sure to ask:
Hawthorn Inn: 2 blocks away by sidewalk, 10 % discount offered to students. Book online and use Promotional code MCW2020 or Call (207) 236-8842 and mention "Maine Coast Workshop”. Your stay will include a lovely 2 course breakfast.
White Hall Inn: 10% discount for students
Lord Camden Inn: 10% discount for students
Blue Harbor House Inn: 10% discount for students
Captain Swift Inn: 10% discount for students (See their wonderful blog here)
The Elms of Camden: 10% discount for students: Call and mention "Maine Coast Workshop" or register online and use code: CMW2020.
Towne Motel: this is an affordable hotel in Camden.
Camden Accommodations has a list of houses for rent. Some are large enough for 10 people so splitting costs could make this a nice option. This house is next door to the shop! Check out their "Things To Do" links which are quite thorough.
We are working on parking spots close to the shop. If parking is an issue, we are happy to pick up folks who are in Camden but cannot walk or are staying a bit further out.
Rockport is close, and is a beautiful, quiet village with many additional lodging options. Lincolnville and Rockland also have good lodging options, and are located within a 15 minute drive of the school.
We are currently arranging local host families that can house students for very reasonable rates. Some may be adjacent to the shop. Please enquire for a list.
In addition, we have a pair of nice rooms at a large residence with private entry and bath which is a short walk to the shop, at $50/night.
Camping is close by at The Camden Hills State Park. The campsite is well equipped with many amenities and is rated as one of the best! Located on a beautiful seaside bay with mountains behind.
There are really endless options for places to stay; many of these get 5-star ratings:
Here's a complete list.
Also Airbnb and VRBO includes rooms for rent and other options for lodging. Some appear to be under $50 a night. Airbnb rooms start at $33 a night here.