If you’re sensing a theme among these new hotels, it’s that everything old is new again, and the same applies to the Norumbega Inn in Camden, Maine. Built in 1885, the inn was originally home to Joseph Barker Stearns, who was known for, among other accomplishments, modernizing the fire alarm and inventing the double telegraph. Stearns considered coastal Camden the most beautiful place on earth with its views of Penobscot Bay. 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.

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