Spring Special – Weekly Rental Cottages

Spring is here!  Enjoy a seven night stay in one of our premier, Camden weekly rental cottages through May 23rd, 2015 for just $1400.  That’s only $200 per night for up to 10 people and a savings of $400-$800!

Spacious for families and friends traveling together, these two beautiful Camden rental homes are located right in the heart of Camden town. Both Camden Cottage and our Harbor Watch Cottage offer lovely views of the harbor and couldn’t be closer to the boutiques and restaurants of charming downtown Camden.

Find more information on both homes along with photos here.  Call us directly at 207-236-4259 to take advantage of this last minute, spring special!

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5 Great Restaurants in Camden, Maine

Restaurants in Camden, Maine

Experience fine cuisine at the Hartstone Inn’s restaurant.

One of the best parts about going on vacation is going out to eat. Not only do you get the chance to experience local fare, you also get to indulge in delicious meals that you didn’t have to prepare yourself. While you’re visiting, be sure to check out the following restaurants in Camden, Maine.

The Hartstone Inn

The Hartstone Inn’s Camden restaurant offers breakfast exclusively for Inn guests, and it is open to the public for dinner. The restaurant changes its menu regularly to reflect seasonal ingredients, as well as inspiration from its award winning chef. Click here to preview the Inn’s weekly menu

Evening Dining at Hartstone Inn

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The Strand Theatre in Rockland is Great for Live Music

Strand Theater in Rockland

Photo Credit: David Brossard / Strand Theater, Rockland, Maine / Flickr

Do you love listening to live music? Going to a live show offers the chance to feel the music and experience musicians and singers offer a heartfelt performance in their element. When you’re visiting Midcoast Maine, the historic Strand Theatre in Rockland on Main Street is a great place to catch a live show.

With 258 seats on the main floor and 92 in the balcony, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. Famous names that have graced the stage include Arlo Guthrie, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Roseanne Cash, just to name a few.

Live music, comedy, movies and more

The Strand Theatre was built in the 1920s and fully renovated in 2005 to feature the latest in sound and projection equipment. This multi-use venue offers “the best of current independent and world cinema, live musical performances and concerts, comedy, conferences, The Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre of London Live in HD broadcasts, and other special events on our stage and screen.” For a complete calendar of events at the Strand Theatre, please visit the website. Continue reading “The Strand Theatre in Rockland is Great for Live Music”

Hartstone Inn “Tee Time” Golf Package

Hole…in…one!  Spring is here and summer is fast approaching.  That mGoose River Golf Courseeans outdoor sports, like golf!

Enjoy 18 holes with our “Tee Time” Golf Package at the Goose River Golf Course.  Scenic and challenging, Goose River Golf Course is one of Mid-coast Maine’s hidden gems. Several holes offer spectacular views of Mount Battie and Ragged Mountain. A rolling landscape that traverses varying terrain along the meandering Goose River offers plenty of challenges for players of all abilities. A different set of tees uniquely positioned on each of the nine greens adds variety to your golf round. The extremely well maintained greens are small, fast and slightly elevated with many subtle breaks. One hundred year old pine trees set in a countryside setting with occasional glimpses of the wildlife and waterfowl inhabiting the pine groves and wetlands compliment your golfing experience.

Return from your day and enjoy dinner for two in our restaurant, featuring our five course Chef’s Tasting Menu.

“Tee Time” Golf PackageGoose River Golf Course

Available: May through October – Click here to check room availability

Package details:   Our “Tee Time” Golf Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and dinner for two, featuring our Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu. In addition, enjoy 18 holes of golf and a gas powered, cart rental for one at the beautiful Goose River Golf Club.

3 Camden harbor cruises to enjoy

Camden Harbor Cruises

Photo Credit: PopTech / Camden, Maine / Flickr

There are so many great ways to explore the “prettiest spot in Maine,” one of them being aboard a boat. Several companies in town offer wonderful Camden harbor cruises, allowing you to sit back and relax as you cruise the waterways with views of lighthouses, mansions nestled in the rocky coastline, wildlife and more.

3 Camden harbor cruises to enjoy

Schooner Surprise

The Schooner Surprise has been offering day sails and charters for 28 years. Climb aboard the completely restored, historic 57-foot vessel for a 2-hour cruise during which you’ll enjoy a view from the sea to the mountains. What will you see? The wind will decide whether you sail towards Isleboro Island or down the coast to Rockland. Either way, you’ll view summer estates perched on the coast, lighthouses, look for seals and other wildlife, and more.

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Comedian Earl David Reed at the Strand Theatre

April 18, 2015 at 7:30pmEarl David Reed
Rockland Strand Theatre

EARL DAVID REED is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand up comedy, EARL has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Alonrances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all arog with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appeaund. Tickets: $20/General Admission. Lobby and balcony bars will be open for 21+.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com.

Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies at the Camden Opera House

Saturday,  April 18, 2015 at 7pmLynn Davies
Camden Opera House

A Parent’s Choice Award Winner, Master Illusionist, Lyn Dillies brings the world of magic to our town. Lyn has rave reviews wherever she stages her shows of mystery, magic and illusion.Lyn has been deemed America’s Premier Female Illusionist by the Society of American Magicians, and is a pioneer in her field. With her stunning array of astounding illusions, Lyn’s talent ignites each show with energy and excitement. She has developed the perfectly balanced touring illusion show that has all the Las Vegas glitz while being family friendly.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.camdenoperahouse.com.

Pairings 101- Italia at Cellardoor Winery

Saturday, April 11, from 2-4PMitalia
The Farmhouse at Cellardoor Winery

Pull a seat up to the table! Cellardoor Winery is about to embark on a culinary tour of Italy’s richly diverse culinary regions, all worthy of your palate’s exploration. Indulge yourself in the Italian lifestyle as they discover their passion for food and wine.  The class includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a specially crafted tasting menu created by Chef Lani Stiles and the team at Megunticook Market, as well as sensory evaluations and aroma identifications. As always, seats for this pairing are limited so early reservations are recommended.  $40 per person

For more information, visit www.mainewine.com.

Seth Glier and the Jason Spooner Band at the Strand Theatre

April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
spoonerRockland Strand Theatre

Singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist SETH GLIER is a seasoned troubadour known for hispassionate live sets of Americana, folk, blues, pop and soul. Averaging over 250+ live performances annually he has played major folk festivals and shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams. The young songwriter has scored a Grammy nomination by weaving tales of love, pain and self-realization wrapped in sweeping melodies and striking vocals. Northern New England’s JASON SPOONER BAND includes singer/songwriter Jason Spooner, with his heavy roots, folk & blues influences; classically-trained bassist Adam Frederick’s jazz foundations; and rock-solid drummer Reed Chambers, who adds deep-seated roots in funk, soul & reggae. The award-winning folk festival veterans have a unique blend of roots, folk and blues, focused around Jason’s rhythmic flat-picking style and image-rich song-writing, and the band’s air-tight foundation.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com.

Check out the Maine Lighthouse Museum

Maine Lighthouse Museum

Photo Credit: Tania Dey / Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse / Wikimedia Commons

There is much more to a lighthouse than its impressive structure and its life-saving beacon of light. While you’re in Maine, be sure to visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland where you can learn the heroic stories behind the lighthouses — and their keepers — that are steeped in tradition.

Visit the Maine Lighthouse Museum

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is located on the waterfront in historic downtown Rockland. The museum is open Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rockland is a short drive from the Hartstone Inn in Camden, making for a perfect daytrip.

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