Sail Camden’s Schooner Surprise

A summer stay at the Hartstone Inn just isn’t complete without a day sail on one of the many windjammers in the Camden Harbor. We highly recommend the Schooner Surprise for a 2-hour day trip out into Penobscot Bay. Captain’s Jack and Barbara offer wonderful hospitality on their 57-foot schooner.  With a maximum of 18 passengers (children over 12 years old only), the Surprise experience is very intimate allowing passengers to hoist sails and listen to some of Jack and Barbara’s sailing adventures.  They have some stories to tell!   The Surprise sails from May to October and snacks are offered during the sail. Visit their website here.

Book our Whatever Floats Your Boat Package and we’ll send you off on your sail with a lobster roll picnic lunch.  You’ll also enjoy a five course dinner for two in our restaurant. 

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Hartstone Inn Summer Getaway Packages

Summertime in Camden is fast approaching and that means hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and more!  Our summer getaway packages make planing your stay easy as we have put together everything you need to make the most of your trip.

Whatever Floats Your Boat PackageCamden Schooner Surprise

Price: $202 in addition to room charge (double occupancy).
Package details: Enjoy Camden Harbor and beautiful Penobscot Bay with a 2-hour adventure aboard the Schooner Surprise or take a 1 hour Eco Tour on the Lively Lady Too lobster boat. We will send you off for your adventure with our Maine Lobster Roll Picnic Pail which includes twin Maine lobster rolls, fresh dill and Maine potato salad and Maine’s famous Whoopie pie. Return from your day on the open seas and enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner for two at the Inn. Package also includes 2 nights lodging and sumptuous breakfasts.

Camden Harbor Sea Kayak Package

Price: $152 in addition to room charge (double occupancy).
Package details: Discover a quaint harbor village, dramatic seascapes, magnificent views of the coastal mountains and the charm of a historic island lighthouse on this memorable 2-hour tour. This guided adventure utilizes fully outfitted tandem sea kayaks that are comfortable and stable for all skill levels and abilities. Return from your day of paddling and enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner for two at the Inn. Package also includes 2 nights lodging and sumptuous breakfasts. 

Stand Up Paddleboarding PackageStand Up Paddleboarding Package

Price: $192 in addition to room charge (double occupancy).
Package details: Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in America!  Try something new with a 1.5 hour paddleboarding lesson for two people on a beautiful local lake.  Lesson includes the basics of stand up paddleboarding—gear and safety, proper stance and paddle techniques.  Board, paddle, PFD and a leash are included.   Also with this package, enjoy two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a gourmet dinner for two. 

Browse our rooms and check availability here.

Bay Chamber Concerts Presents Slavic Soul Party

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7pm
Camden Opera House (open seating)

75 minute performance, no intermission

Tickets: $35
Ages 21-35: $25  
Under age 21: $10

“Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. These nine musicians have created an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York’s neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting and always delivering a great time. “

For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.  Visit Slavic Soul Party’s website here.
View our Hartstone Inn Bay Chamber Concert Getaway Package.  It includes 2 nights lodging, 2 concert tickets, sumptuous breakfasts and a five-course gourmet dinner for two.  

Slavic Soul Party

Hartstone Inn Valentine’s Day Weekend Five Course Dinner Menus

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Treat your special someone to a romantic getaway complete with a delicious, five course candlelit dinner.   Dinner for two is included in our romance packages.  Choose between our “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and our  “Dip Me in Chocolate Package” and show your loved one just how loved they are!

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Valentine’s Day Weekend Menu

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7:30 pm

  • Crab Timbale with a Wild Rice Cake and Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc
  • Celeriac Soup with Local Apples, Duck Confit and Chives
  • Red Raspberry Sorbet
  • Butter Poached Maine Lobster with a Sweet Pea Custard and Vanilla Cream
  • Red Velvet Soufflé with a Sour Cream Crème Anglaise

Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:30 pm

  • Pan Seared Sea Scallops with a Pumpkin Cream and Crisp Cumin-Spiced Bacon
  • Sweet Potato Chowder with Maine Lobster
  • Red Raspberry Sorbet
  • Seared Tenderloin of Beef and Rosemary Seared Tiger Shrimp with a Spicy Ailoi
  • White and Dark Chocolate Mousse “Bombe” with Fresh Berries

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

  • Crab Timbale with a Wild Rice Cake and Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc
  • Celeriac Soup with Local Apples, Duck Confit and Chives
  • Red Raspberry Sorbet
  • Butter Poached Maine Lobster with a Sweet Pea Custard and Vanilla Cream
  • Red Velvet Soufflé with a Sour Cream Crème Anglaise

**We will still serve our 6pm a la carte dinner also, all three nights.  Menu is soon to follow!

 

“Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Valentine’s Day Package

Hartstone Inn Valentine's Day PackageSurprise your Valentine anytime during the month of February!

Your romantic two night getaway will start off with a romantic bottle of bubbly and our decadent chocolate caramels sprinkled with Maine Sea Salt.  Our award winning dining room will spoil you with memorable multi-course breakfasts each morning and our five course dinner for two one evening. 

There are so many options for your day of fun – skiing, wine tasting, tobogganing or massages.  When you are ready to wind down in the late afternoon, we’ll be ready with two signature martini’s and delicious hors d’ oeuvres.

Package start at $327 per couple.

Winter Fun Getaway Packages – Skiing and Ice Climbing in Camden

Hartstone Inn Skiing

It is officially wintertime here at the Hartstone Inn.  The air is chilly and there’s snow on the ground.  That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of outdoor fun to be had!  The Camden Snow Bowl is just a short distance away from us and it offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, tubing and a toboggan chute.   Book one of our three winter getaway packages and enjoy all winter in Maine has to offer!

Down with Downhill Package

Available: December – March
Price: $102 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.
Package details: The Down with Downhill package offers a romantic, two-night getaway with a gourmet twist. Down with Downhill welcomes with a multi-course breakfasts each morning, afternoon tea and cookies, a five-course feast for two prepared by award-winning chef-owner Michael Salmon, and two one-day lift tickets or snowshoe rentals at nearby Camden Snow Bowl.

Learn To Ski Package

Available: December – March
Price: $137 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.
Package details: Have you always wanted to learn to ski?  Our “Learn to Ski” package includes everything you need – rental equipment, lift tickets and enrollment in a 1.5 hour group skiing lesson for two people at the Camden Snow Bowl.  Our package also includes two nights lodging, a gourmet five course dinner for two one night and a sumptuous two course breakfast each morning.   Enjoy Maine’s winter weather and learn something new at the same time!

Winter Ice Climbing Package

Available: January – March
Price: $307 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.
Package details: Get ready to have fun, push your personal limits and create a lifetime experience. For beginner climbers and those with some experience there is good quality coastal climbing in the area at the beginner and intermediate levels. You will enjoy a gentle hike and receive an introduction to gear, harnesses, ropes and knots. Get experience using equipment and practice a variety of climbs from climbing low angle to steeper ice. Package includes a full day (6-7 hours) ice climbing for one (includes gear for the day). Add a partner for the climb or receive a pampering one-hour massage for an additional $50. Package also includes 2 nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts and a five-course gourmet dinner for two at the Inn.

New Addition – Lobster, Lobster, Lobster Cooking Class in January!

We have added a cooking class to our Hartstone Inn 2013 Cooking Class Schedule“Lobster, Lobster, Lobster” class will be offered on January 19th from 1-3pm.  Make it a weekend getaway and book our Cooking Class Package which includes two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, a five-course gourmet dinner for two and enrollment for one in a scheduled cooking class. Cooking classes include recipes, hands-on participation, wine to complement the cuisine and lots of food to taste.  Enrollment for the the class alone is $45.


Lobster, Lobster, Lobster Cooking Class Details

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal!  Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations.

Recipes include:

  • Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc
  • Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream
  • Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing
  • Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus

“Very Merry” Christmas Getaway Package

Experience the magic of Christmas in Camden with our “Very Merry” Christmas Getaway Package.  The Inn is beautifully decorated and full of holiday cheer!  Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course gourmet Christmas Eve or Christmas day dinner for two.  Also with this package, receive two complimentary cocktails of your choice to be enjoyed by the fire and a homemade Christmas cookie turn down service one evening.  Enjoy the cookies yourself or leave them out for Santa!

Price: $100 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.

It is not too early to make your holiday plans.  Believe it or not, Christmas is only seven weeks away!

Hartstone Inn Thanksgiving Dinner Package

Leave the cooking to us and spend your Thanksgiving holiday at the Hartstone Inn!  Our Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course gourmet Thanksgiving dinner for two. Upon arrival, find champagne and homemade chocolates in your room.  Price is $90 in addition to room charge (double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.

We have two seating times for our holiday dinner, 2:00 pm or 5:30 pm.  The menu is as follows:

  • Lobster and Spaghetti Squash Timbale with a Butternut Beurre Blanc and Cranberry Gastrique
  • Portabella Mushroom Soup with a Dry Sherry Cream
  • Cranberry-Lemon Sorbet
  • Rosemary-Roasted Turkey with an Apple-Sausage Dressing and Scallion-Smashed Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Soufflé with a Spiced Crème Anglaise

As always, we are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Andrew Harper Dinner Package


After being fortunate enough to have our bed and breakfast featured in May’s Andrew Harper’s Hideaway report, we decided to offer a package that included some of the other wonderful dining in this area!

Available: All Year
Price: $260  In addition to room charge (based on double occupancy). Click here to check room availability.
Package details: Mid-Coast Maine is the home of multiple renowned restaurants.  Follow Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report recommendation and enjoy two nights of memorable dining.  Your package includes: two nights lodging, a welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne with tuxedo dipped strawberries, a memorable five course dinner at the Hartstone Inn and a $100 dining certificate to one of two restaurants, Natalie’s or Primo.