We were excited to discover two pieces of press on the Hartstone Inn in the last week!
The first – Live from Timeout blogger Katie Clark shared a review of our Inn in Sportport’s blog post titled : “Five Romantic Fit Getaway Ideas“. Katie says “#4. Finely Dine & Toboggan. Maine is known for snow, so bundle up and embrace it like a true Northerner. Camden Snow Bowl Toboggan Chute will get your heart racing so the freezing temps won’t even matter, especially when you have a gourmet meal to look forward to. Not only are the rooms luxurious and cozy, but the Sweetheart package includes a decadent five-course dinner and a breakfast the following morning, which will undoubtedly be the best tasting meal you’ve ever sampled.” THANK YOU!
Second – an article in The Kennebec Journal, The Morning Sentinal and CentralMaine.com by the TRAVELIN MAINE(RS). “From the mini cooking whip on your room keychain to photos of stunning plates of food on an iPad on your dining table, it is clear that the Hartstone Inn attracts people who appreciate fine food. We had recommendations from several friends that a stay at the Hartstone is a must. And they were so right. The rooms are stunning, and everyone is focused on making your stay here memorable. ” THANK YOU! Find the entire article and many photos here.
The Hartstone Inn is excited to have recently been named one of BedandBreakfast.com‘s Top Ten Culinary Inns. This list is comprised of “10 B&Bs that offer the ultimate culinary experiences, whether you’re a serious foodie or new to the kitchen.”
BedandBreakfast.com is the world’s largest bed and breakfast directory offering the most complete list of unique properties from historic inns and guest houses to cabins and farm stays.
Read the Hartstone Inn feature article below. See the entire top ten list of inns here. Also, view a partner article done by SmarterTravel.com here.
The innkeepers consider their Diamond Collection inn a culinary destination, and we agree. Sign up to be a “chef for a day” for a one-on-one cooking class with their expert chef. You can request a focus on certain types of cuisine, and your efforts will be used for that night’s dinner. Group cooking classes are also available to help you become versed in various regional, ethnic, and seasonal food. Your fresh breakfast incorporates local ingredients such as berries and lobster. Stay in for dinner and eat at the award-winning restaurant, which “infuses New England fare with an international flair” and features a massive wine list. The innkeepers also offer gourmet picnic basket adventures. Choose your picnic lunch, which ranges from Maine lobster to traditional fruit and potato salad. Select what adventure you want to take for your picnic, ranging from a lighthouse tour to a kayaking tour to a picnic overlooking Penobscot Bay. The innkeepers love to arrange tours for guests at the nearby Cellardoor Winery or send them to a nearby farm to take one-on-one cheese-making classes. For the ultimate foodie vacation, join the innkeepers/chefs for an annual culinary tour throughout Italy and France.
The Hartstone Inn wishes to congratulate the Camden Amphitheatre and Library for being designated national landmarks by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis. Our guests enjoy the landscaping, architecture and overall beauty of the Amphitheatre each time they visit. As for the Public Library, it is an asset every community should be fortunate enough to have.
The Camden Public Library and Amphitheatre join a list of approximately 2,500 other sites of historical significance in the U.S.
For more information view the March 12th, 2013 article in Village Soup here.
We are excited to announce the addition of Ipads to enhance your stay at the Inn! Click here to read about us in Village Soup.
We are thrilled to share this post from the popular food blog The Amateur Gourmet. (click on the link for the full post)
We are happy to be featured in the current (October 2010) issue of Traditional Home magazine which is on newsstands now. The article, written by Stephen Exel, a food editor and writer for the magazine, and photographed by photographer John Bessler, features our cooking school at the Inn. Included are some great photographs, a nice story and recipes for a full fall meal from the Cranberry Martini and Stilton-Shrimp Tart starter, to the Sweet Potato & Green Apple Soup and Pork Medallions with Almond-Fig Cream entree. The meal is finished off with a glorious Pumpkin Soufflé. Pick up your copy today of visit the article online.
Read the full magazine article here.
To see the online version click here.
Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here is our new logo! Look for it on our cooking class aprons, hand thrown coffee mugs and stitched on the staff’s chef jackets for starters.
I just picked up the current issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, not noticing the caption on the cover that reads “Dining at the Hartstone,” and began paging through the articles. For some strange reason, I always flip through magazines from the back to the front, scan over articles and save the heavy reading for my day off, usually on my boat. No magazine could be more fitting to read while floating in Camden harbor. After two page flips, I see a dining photo that looks very familiar. “MJ” (Mary Jo) I yell, “we’re in this issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors.” I made an exception and read the article on land. Peter H. Spectre writes a restaurant review for each issue under the heading “Mainely Gourmet.” The magazine features great articles on boating, Maine homes and, of course, dining. Here is the link to the article: http://www.maineboats.com/print/issue-111/mainely-gourmet-111
I’d like to thank Peter and the staff at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors for the review and encourage anyone with an interest in Maine maritime to subscribe to this wonderful magazine.
We are very proud to have been chosen as one of the “Top 10 Romantic Inns for 2010” by American Historic Inns and iLoveInns.com.
“The Top 10 Romantic Inns have been carefully selected for overall romantic attributes–scenic setting and location, interior beauty and design, subtle yet personable hospitality, pampering amenities and creative activities. Each inn offers a variety of romantic offerings personalized for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. These B&B inns are sure to surprise and delight couples celebrating their love.”
To read the full article visit iLoveInns.com.
In the August 2009 issue of Martha Stewart Living, Martha writes about the “heavenly” hiking in Maine. Her house is located in Seal Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. Acadia is known internationally for it’s wonderful network of hiking trails through (as Martha writes) “…rocky cliffs, gentle meadows, sand and rocky beaches, and dense evergreen forests.” In addition to the great hiking in her back yard, Martha dedicated a full page to hikes in other areas of Maine and lists Camden’s Mount Megunticook in her top ten. We happen to agree with her, so pack your hiking boots on your next visit to Maine and we will send you on your way with a map to Camden Hills State Park…you may even run across Martha on the trails!