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Awards & Accolades

The Norumbega in the Press: Awards & Accolades

The Norumbega, situated in coastal Camden, Maine, has intrigued travelers for decades and received press coverage in top publications around the world.

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Forbes: Summer Is Not Over At These New England Resorts

” A comprehensive eight-month renovation brought this historic property into the 21st century while preserving what made the nearly 140-year-old mansion special—original wooden millwork, many fireplaces, a distinctive turret, a glass-enclosed front porch and original leaded glass windows are among the historic details.”

Boston Globe: A hotel is revived in Maine

“Embrace the charms of a late 19th-century masterpiece in coastal Maine at The Norumbega, reopening as a luxurious boutique hotel after eight months of redesign and renovations. Eye-catching historical details have been preserved in the property’s 11 unique guest rooms, suites, common areas, kitchen, and dining rooms, including original wooden millwork, many detailed fireplaces, distinctive turret, original leaded glass windows, large entry hall featuring coffered oak ceilings, richly wood-paneled walls, inlaid wood flooring, and carved banisters….”

Observer: Discover the Luxury and Charm of Maine’s Finest Hotels

“Under the seasoned stewardship of proprietors Will Tims and Brett Haynie, the Norumbega Inn has been meticulously reimagined with 11 distinctive guest rooms and suites, along with its common areas, kitchen and dining rooms that encapsulate a reinvigorated approach to traditional design…”

Robb Report: What’s New in New England This Summer

“Located in the absurdly picturesque town of Camden is the Gilded Age mansion-turned-inn The Norumbega, a neo-Gothic gem that was purchased last year by noted New York architect William Tims and his partner, Brett Haynie, who are currently working their magic and updating the historic property.”

Condé Nast Traveler: This Summer’s Most Exciting Hotel Openings

“…It served as a private residence for nearly a century before changing hands several times since the 1980’s, never really getting the full attention it deserved. That is, until New York architect William Tims purchased it in May 2022. Over the last year, he and his partner Brett Haynie have painstakingly updated the property, giving this historic landmark the new chapter it deserves, and reopening it as one of the most desirable places to stay in Maine’s midcoast region.”

NEW YORK POST: A new New England is here — and it’s awash in fresh-faced classic inns

“Further up the craggy coast, the new stewards of Camden, Maine’s tony Norumbega Inn — a landmarked 1886 castle-like stone mansion turned hotel — will keep it open year round, the better to show off the results of its eight-month redesign. New interiors celebrate the property’s stylish past and monumental architecture, while also lightening things up across all 11 sun-filled rooms with ensuite marble baths.”

ELLE DECOR: 7 Editor-Approved American Hotels to Add to Your Travel Itinerary This Summer

“…Fast-forward nearly 140 years, and the home (which became a hotel in 1984) has been renovated and reinvented by William Tims and Brett Haynie. The 11-room boutique hotel is minutes away from two state parks and, for the winter visitor, skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl.”

Maine Homes: 3 Stylish Maine Inns To Check Out This Summer

“New owners are putting their stamp on Maine’s historic inns with bold patterns, inventive wall treatments, and spray-painted art.”

Bloomberg: Everybody Wants to Go to Main

“…It’s a moody 1886 mansion with a turreted, flint-gray exterior—a Wicked Queen among Snow Whites.”

Yankee Magazine: Camden, Maine | Hotels & Inns Guide

“Eleven luxurious rooms and suites await guests at this high-end B&B, which is located in a stone castle built in 1886 by the inventor of the duplex telegraph.”

Fodor’s: Expert Review | The Norumbega

“With a commanding position overlooking the bay just north of downtown Camden, this impressive, turreted “castle” exudes Old World grandeur.”


Traveler’s Choice Award by TripAdvisor: Top 10% of Hotels Worldwide