The Whitehall Inn in Camden is where poet Edna St. Vincent Millay read aloud her first award-winning poem, Renascence, which we found at This recitation led to a college scholarship at Vassar. Look behind the Inn to see the view that inspired it.


Witter Bynner House ©Author Adventures

When traveling to New Mexico, Millay stayed at the Inn of the Turquoise Bear in Santa Fe, known among the locals there as the Witter Bynner House. You can book a room there that is named for this esteemed guest.

The Whitehall Inn is the third stop on our Maine Trail!

Patricia Smart