“Toboggan Building 101” Getaway Package

Toboggan Building PackageA new package for winter – “Toboggan Building 101”!  Our two night getaway package includes a fun filled weekend of toboggan building (Saturday & Sunday),  just in time for a winter of sledding.  You’ll receive two days of instruction in basic techniques of bending, sanding, finishing and fastening your very own toboggan.  Mark your calendar to bring your handcrafted toboggan back to the Inn the first weekend of February and who knows… you may become the National Toboggan Champion!  Dinner for two is also included, featuring the Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu and of course, a sumptuous breakfast each morning.

Available: Saturday – Sundays, November 2-3, December 7-8, January 4-5, (2014)
Price: Traditional Room – $745, Suite – $845


Thanksgiving Dinner Getaway Package

ThanksgivingLeave 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.

Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013 (seatings at 2:00 pm & 5:30 pm)

  • Maine Crab and Butternut Squash Cake with a Vermouth Beurre Blanc
  • Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Pecans and Dried Cranberries
  • Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple Soup with a Maple Cream
  • Rosemary-Roasted Turkey with an Apple-Sausage Stuffing and Scallion-Smashed Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Soufflé with a Spiced Crème Anglaise

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

“On the Rocks” Glass Blowing Getaway Package

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Did you see the press release for our latest getaway package?  If you are someone who loves to create or just wants to  learn something new, this package is for you! Book now as it is only available for a limited time.

Hartstone Inn launches one-of-a-kind “On the Rocks” getaway
Package features glass blowing experience, five course dinner for two

Camden, ME – As cooler weather descends on New England, travelers looking for a unique experience will find it at Camden Maine’s historic Hartstone Inn.  Ideally located on Camden’s picturesque waterfront, the elegant inn offers an enchanting bed and breakfast. The inn’s new “On the Rocks” package will quench travelers’ thirst for adventure, offering a fun, yet refined getaway. Reservations and complete information on Hartstone Inn and its exceptional experiences are available at HartstoneInn.com or (800) 788-4823.

Offered now through May, 2014, Hartstone Inn’s “On the Rocks” package starts at $520 for two in a traditional room or $620 for a suite, based on double occupancy.  This unique package includes:

  • Innkeeper welcome with signature Hartstone Inn cocktails “on the rocks” 
  • Reception hors d’oeuvres crafted in the Hartstone kitchen
  • Personalized glass blowing adventure with a renowned local glass artist 
  • Dinner for two, featuring Chef’s spectacular five-course tasting menu
  • Deluxe overnight accommodations in an inn room or suite 
  • Multi-course, gourmet breakfast for two

 In addition to the exceptional culinary experience of welcome cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a five-course tasting dinner and a full gourmet breakfast, guests will receive individual instruction in basic glass-blowing techniques.  They’ll work one-on-one with one of the region’s finest local artists to blow their very own custom rocks glasses to take home. In the evening, they can relax by the fire and enjoy the five-course dinner.  Hartstone Inn’s staff is skilled at helping visitors find other local attractions, shops and experiences to enjoy during their stay. Or, guests are encouraged to simply kick back and enjoy the inn’s many comforts.

Owned by husband-wife team Chef Michael Salmon and Mary Jo Brink, Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is situated in mid-coast Maine in the historic town of Camden. Every Hartstone Inn guestroom and suite is distinctive, with each featuring the finest appointments, carefully chosen furnishings and original artwork. Guests are welcomed with lavish comfort, luxe furnishings, fine amenities and a culinary experience unlike any other on this scenic slice of the East Coast.  A Select Registry property, Harstone Inn is just steps from the picturesque Camden Harbor, with historic Windjammers, lighthouses, marine wildlife. Secluded islands, hiking, skiing, fishing, charming shops and area attractions make Hartstone Inn the ultimate getaway for couples, girlfriend getaways, multi generations or groups of friends. Complete information is available online at HartstoneInn.com or by calling (800) 788-4823.  

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.  

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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

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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