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Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve dinner went off without a hitch. Dinner consisted of 10 courses from an amuse of baked brie to homemade chocolates at the end of the evening. Everyone was in good spirits, as you can imagine with that much Champagne, and the plates came back to the kitchen very clean. At the stroke […]

Then and Now – French Thyme Suite

Mary Jo came up with a great idea for the blog. “Let’s show before (before we owned the Inn) and after (after renovation) pictures for the guest and common rooms at both Inns so guests can see the progress we have made.” Great idea, I here is the first “Then and Now”. We purchased […]

Mary Jo's Orchid Corner – Phalaenopsis

Camden, Maine may seem like a funny place to find tropical orchids, but Mary Jo has a rather large collection that she displays throughout the Hartstone Inn and the Hideaway Inn. Phalaenopsis (phals), Paphiopedilum (paphs) and Oncidiums (onc) are varieties that Mary Jo finds most easy to grow in the home. These hybrids are usually […]


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