$229 Two-Night Getaway with a $55 Dinner Credit!

cottageEnjoy two nights lodging in the traditional room of your choice, a sumptuous breakfast each morning and a $55 dinner credit to be applied to our Chef’s Tasting dinner menu for two.

As an added bonus, find red wine and our handmade chocolates in you room on arrival.  All for just $229!

Upgrade to a suite complete with a Jacuzzi tub, gas fireplace and more for just $20 more per night!

This special is available January 2, 2017 through April 30, 2017 and it includes weekend stays! 

Start making your travel plans now as you MUST BOOK your reservation by January 1st, 2017!

*Valid on new reservations only.  Can not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Excludes February 10-14 & February 17-18, 2017 

 

 

Caribbean Cooking Class – Sunday, December 18th

 

Sunday, December 18th, 2016 from 1-3pm / Hartstone Inn Kitchen / $45 per person

Our Chef Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the year in 1996. Join in preparing some of his favorite dishes and creations using tropical fruits and local ingredients.

The class will start with a cocktail – a Coconut-Mango Mojito!  To follow will be: Annatto Grilled Shrimp with a Pineapple-Avocado Salsa, Coconut-Steamed Mussels, Caribbean-Seared Tenderloin of Pork, and Fried Bananas with Lychees and Papaya.  Our cooking classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food!

Cook and stay with us – our Hartstone Inn Cooking Class Package includes two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our five course Chef’s Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. Additional enrollment into the cooking class is $45 per person. Find package pricing here.  Find our complete Hartstone Inn 2016-2017 Cooking Class Schedule here.

 

 

 

Camden Named One of America’s Prettiest Small Town Vacations

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TripAdvisor recently named Camden as one of “America’s Prettiest Small Town Vacations”, “Whoever said that bigger is better never set foot in these postcard-perfect small towns.  Regarding their list, they said  – “…discover gems across the country, from Camden and Cooperstown on the East Coast to Avalon and Port Angeles out West. ” 

They’ve opened up voting to TripAdvisor members to determine which is the #1 prettiest town in America! 

You know who has our vote – Camden!

 

 

“Christmas by the Sea” Overnight Package

Christmas by the SeaJoin us in Camden for a weekend celebration of the holiday season December 2-4, 2016 !

Christmas by the Sea is a December tradition in Camden that kicks off the holiday season, eagerly anticipated by families both near and far. This year is no exception: plans include a holiday parade, stores open late with ongoing sales, carriage rides, a tree-lighting in Harbor Park, carolers, the “real Santa”, and many crafts, fairs and activities throughout the Mid-coast communities.

Find the compete schedule of events here.

“CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA” PACKAGE – One night’s lodging with our five course Chef’s Tasting dinner menu for two and a sumptuous breakfast in the morning – $225 room / $249 suite We still have available rooms so plan your holiday inspired getaway today!  Check availability here.

 

 

Holiday Hors d’ Oeuvres Cooking Class

tuscany-3-300x150Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 or Sunday, December 4th, 2016 from 1-3pm – $45 per person

Get ready for the Holiday season with a set or recipes of some of Chef Michael’s favorite hors d’ oeuvres!  Class will begin with one of our famous cocktails, the Cranberry-Limoncello Martini.  Hors d’ Oeuvres include: Phyllo-Brie Triangles with Dried Figs and Walnuts, Pan Forte with Cheese, Hot Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crisp Fingerling Potatoes and Spicy Beef Toasts with a Smoked Tomato Confit.  Our classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. 

Our Cooking Class Package includes two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, our five course Chef’s Tasting Menu for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class. Additional enrollment into the cooking class is $45 per person. Find package pricing here.  Find our complete Hartstone Inn 2016-2017 Cooking Class Schedule here

 

$5 Cocktails & New Small Plates Menu!

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Joins us everyday from 5-6:30pm for our HAPPY HOUR!
All of our house specialty cocktails are just $5 and every drink you order is served with a complimentary hors d’ oeuvre! 
Sit on the by the fire in our parlor room or enjoy the fire pit on our patio!

Hungry? Order off our new small plates menu.  Each item pairs nicely with a cocktail.  We have a full bar – beer and wine too!
Join us!  NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED!

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HARTSTONE SPECIALTLY COCKTAILS
$5 each

CRANBERRY-LIMONCELLO MARTINI
citrus vodka, cranberry puree, fresh lemon juice

PUMPKIN SPICED MARTINI
pumpkin spiced liquor, vanilla vodka, Irish cream

KENTUCKY MULE
bourbon, ginger beer,

MOSCOW MUL
vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime juice

GREEN APPLE MARTINI
vanilla vodka, green apple schnapps, fresh lime juice

ROSEMARY LEMON DROP
citrus vodka, rosemary syrup, fresh lemon juice

BASIL MARTINI
vodka infused with fresh basil

RASPBERRY MOJITO
light rum, fresh mint, fresh raspberries

COCONUT MANGO MOJITO
coconut rum, fresh miny, mango puree

PEACH MARTINI
peach vodka, peach syrup, fresh lemon juice

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SMALL PLATES MENU

Bowl of Crispy Spiced Chickpeas  $5
(perfect for snacking!)

Mini Maine Lobster Rolls on Brioche  $12

Deviled Eggs with Bacon or Caviar  $6.50

Warm Ricotta with Fresh Thyme & Olive Oil  $9
Served in a skillet with grilled bread

Cup of the Soup du Jour $8
(This week – lobster chowder or  portabella mushroom soup)

Baltimore Sun Article – Cooking School Vacations

baltimore-sunDays before we left for Tuscany to start our fall foodie adventures in Europe, I hosted a food and travel writer, Stephanie Citron, for a chef for a day cooking class in Camden. Stephanie was a lot of fun to work with and was focusing on a piece about cooking school vacations. This morning, her fantastic article was published in the Baltimore Sun. Thank you Stephanie…come back and see us soon!

 

 

 

“Very Merry” Christmas Package

rarebrick_20111228_0373-300x200Experience the magic of Christmas in Camden with our “Very Merry” Christmas Getaway Package.  The Inn is beautifully decorated and full of holiday cheer!  Our package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and our five-course Chef’s tasting menu for dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas day.  Find a plate of our delicious, homemade Christmas cookies in your room upon arrival.  Save them for Santa or enjoy them yourself!

Two night package pricing begins at just $332!

View our Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner menu here

 

 

Free Rooms for Veterans on November 10h, 2016

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The Hartstone Inn is happy to once again be providing TWO rooms free of charge in observance of Veterans Day 2016 through B&Bs for Vets.  We are extending this offer to honor military service personnel currently serving or who have previously served their country.

We will be offering these rooms on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.  Our rooms include a full, two course breakfast in the morning with fresh squeezed juice and coffee.  It’s our way of saying – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

 

 

 

 

Apple Picking Fun at Hope Orchards!

hope-orchardsIt’s fall and that means fresh apples, apple pie, apple cider, apple butter… and more!  Hope Orchards, located just 6 miles from the Hartstone Inn offers both pick-your-own and pre-picked apples.  Pears and pumpkins too!

Prices and Products

  • Pick-Your-Own Apples – Our standard varieties are $1.25/ pound, and specialties range from $1.50 to $1.60/ pound.
  • Retail (washed, sorted, and bagged) Apples– Standard varieties are $7/1/2 peck and $13 peck. Specialty apples are $8 to $9.50 1/2 peck
  • Pears- $1.50/pound at the stand
  • Fresh Pressed Cider– $4.00/1/2 gallon, $7.00/gallon
  • Pumpkins– (Bull Run Farm, Cushing, Maine)- Medium $8.00, Large $12.00
  • Pick-Your-Own Raspberries– $4.50/pint   At the Stand- $6.50/pint
  • Squash– $1.00/pound
  • Apple Rings– 8/$2.50
  • Emily’s Apple Crisp Mix- $4.75
  • Apple Butter- 4 oz/$4.50,  8 oz/$8.oo
  • Maine Maple Syrup
  • Cider spice– $2.00
  • Sparky’s Honey

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 9am – 5pm, through October 30th, 2016