Maine is well known for its bed & breakfasts but the Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is a little different than a traditional BnB. It proudly declares that it is a place ‘where European hospitality meets coastal charm’. They take great pride in offering a truly luxurious and sophisticated retreat that is also a culinary hub. The inn is in the heart of Camden. It not only offers cozy rooms and expansive suites but also is home to an impressive award-winning restaurant. Another key feature that sets the Hartstone Inn apart is that it is a pet-friendly establishment where you can bring Fido to also enjoy an upscale getaway.
Romance is Alive at the Hartstone Inn
In total, there are 22 rooms located in three historic buildings. Each one is immaculately decorated. You will also enjoy the advantage of parking close to your room. The rooms all have a private bath. Also, there are writing desks, free Wi-Fi to help you stay connected, air conditioning for hot days, and a flat screen television.
In the evening, you and your loved one can relax by the glow of your own fire pit or lounge in one of the garden patios. In the morning, dine on one of the property’s fabulous breakfasts.
The Acclaimed Restaurant
The Hartstone Inn is known for its on-site restaurant where chef Michael creates his award-winning recipes. The dining room boasts a romantic atmosphere. They serve New England favorites that feature international flavors. Choose from Land or Sea cuisine. There are also A La Carte Menu choices. The menu is always changing with seasonal updates.
Every morning you can dine on a multi-course breakfast fit for a king. You can pick a table in the sun or choose to curl up by the fireplace. Open seating is from 8 am to 10 am but guests can choose private seating arrangements, too.
You’ll find a variety of unique breakfast choices such as mixed fruit juices, coffee with imported sugar and other wonderfully fruit-focused foods like a berry trifle or a poached pear. Choices often include Maine lobster benedict, peaches and cream cheese pancakes, blueberry waffles and more. No matter your palate, you’ll find yourself perfectly satiated before you begin each day.
Activities Around the Hartstone Inn
After fueling up on a hearty breakfast, it’s time to explore the local activities for a day of adventure. One of the top key features of the Hartstone Inn is that it is located only a stone’s throw away from all Central Maine’s activities.
An Afternoon of Wine Tasting
The Cellardoor Winery is in a genuine 1790 barn and farmhouse located on 68 acres. You can enjoy the lovely flower gardens or stroll through the orchards and vineyards. You’ll be amazed at the Tuscan-like views that are sure to take away your breath. At the Cellardoor Winery, they make wine the old fashioned way by harvesting cold weather grapes and then pressing and aging them in their cool cellars.
Explore the Water
Depart from either Camden or the Rockport Harbor for a day on the water.
You can choose from the following:
- Sail Heron: Departs from the Rockport Harbor. They offer educational eco tours that feature the local history of the area. They also educate about the regional wildlife. In the evening, you can embark on the Happy Hour Sunset Sail to take in the magnificent sunset.
- Ducktrap Kayak: Take adventure into your own hands and rent a kayak to explore. If a kayak isn’t for you, they also offer standup paddleboard rentals.
- Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl: Let yourself journey back to the days of wind and sale by taking a journey on the Schooner Olad and Cutter Owl. The historic two-hour tours are sure to appeal to any history buff.
Enjoying the Great Outdoors
The area around Camden is known for its bevy of outdoor activities. Try rock climbing, hike the Camden Hill State Park, explore the Georges River Land Trust, fish, or play a round of golf at the Goose River Golf Course. No matter your pleasure, adventure abound when staying as a guest of Hartstone Inn & Hideaway.
When the snow blankets the area and it turns into a winter wonderland then it’s time to try your hand at winter sports. You can try cross country skiing, alpine skiing and snowboarding or even some good old fashioned tobogganing around the region. At the end of the long day, retreat to the Hartstone Inn for a warm bath, space to relax and ultimately, your room’s comfortable bed.
Maine is well known for its many museums. If you are staying in Camden, then you’ll want to choose a couple of art museums to explore for the day.
Here’s a sampling of some of the many great museums to discover in the area:
- Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Center Form Maine Contemporary Art
- Farnsworth Art Museum and the Wyeth Center
- Penobscot Marine Museum
- Merryspring Horticultural Nature Park
The rocky shoreline of Maine is well known for its picturesque lighthouses. You’ll want to visit one of the iconic structures during your stay at the Hartstone Inn. Please talk to the staff at the inn about creating a personalized visitor plan to enjoy one of the lovely structures.
The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway acts as the perfect hub for all your Maine sightseeing excursions. Every day, you can retreat to the perfectly located inn to relax and rejuvenate in a truly outstandingly romantic setting. Make reservations today to start living your Maine getaway dreams.
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