Camden is known for its summer tourism as a destination that out-of-staters must visit when passing through Maine. But one thing many out-of-staters as well as residents of Maine might not know is that Camden is home to a historic castle. That castle has been restored and now serves a bed and breakfast of royal proportions.

The history of the Norumbega Inn is fascinating. The person credited with building the castle is Joseph Stearns, a native of Weld, Maine and the inventor of the duplex telegraph. After selling his invention to Western Union and traveling the world, he decided to return to Maine and build the kind of castle he has visited throughout his travels. The castle remained a private residence for more than a century and is listed on the National Historic Registry.

The Norumbega Inn has had several different owners and operators over the years. The current owners, Susan Walser and Philip Crispo, invite guests to this stunning castle in a bed and breakfast form.In fact, Philip Crispo is a classically trained chef who competed and was victorious on an episode of Food Network's Chopped.

As you'll see in the photos, the castle has been restored without losing its incredible feel and charm. Each room in the castle has its own unique name and detail. The Norumbega Inn has become an extremely popular destination for visitors to Camden.

So have you ever dreamt about what it would be like to live like royalty? You could live it right here in Maine. Your castle awaits.

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