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Budget Travel Article

The December 2008/January 2009 issue of Budget Travel Magazine names the Hartstone Inn as one of it’s “40 Best Deals of the Month.” The Hartstone Inn is featured in a section titled “Down with Downhill! When you get tired of the slopes, these packages include other wintertime activities.” The package listed is our 2 night […]

Zeph wins first runner up award in Maine Lobster Cook Off

Congratulations Zeph!!! Yesterday at the Blaine House (the official residence of the Governor of Maine), the Hartstone Inn’s Sous Chef, Zeph Belanger, was named first runner up in a state-wide Maine lobster cooking competition. Here he is pictured (holding his award) with Maine’s First Lady Karen Baldacci. The annual competition for “Maine’s Chef of the […]

Maine Food & Lifestyle Blog

When the first issue of Maine Food & Lifestyle magazine arrived at French & Brawn (our neighborhood food market) in the Summer of 2006 I was utterly amazed by the quality writing, beautiful photography and the unique and inspiring layout of the magazine. How can a publication of this caliber focus on my little area […]

Do Chefs Eat Junk Food?

Port City Life Magazine called me a few months ago and asked me if I ever ate junk food, and if so, what were some of my favorites. Well, this is what I and some other Maine Chefs admitted.

Hartstone Inn – Voted Best of Best

Every year local readers of Village Soup (our local on-line newspaper) and the Knox County Times vote for their favorite businesses. This year, we are proud to announce, the Hartstone Inn won in two categories: best bed and breakfast and best chef. Following the results, a Best of the Best gala, hosted by Village NetMedia […]

Hartstone Cooking School Students Hit the Big Time

Bob and Suzie Jobes come up to Maine (from sunny Florida) twice a year to stay with us at the Hartstone Inn. A few years ago, they started taking cooking classes at the Inn, first participating in our scheduled cooking classes with 10 other students, and more recently they have taken part in our chef […]

Chef Michael Appears on Local TV Show "207"

Chef Michael appeared on WCSH (channel 6) on Valentine’s day (Thursday, February 14, 2008) at 7:00 p.m. with “207” host Rob Caldwell. Michael displayed some of his antique chocolate molds, discussed their history and demonstrated how to use them. During the month of February, Michael displays his chocolate molds and a selection of chocolate figures […]

Mary Jo and Her Orchids make the Local Newspaper

There’s something about orchids: A Camden innkeeper in her greenhouseMary Jo and her orchids were featured in a local newspaper “Village Soup” this week. The article was written by Lynda Clancy (a VillageSoup/Knox County Times Reporter) as she toured Mary Jo’s greenhouse and caught her in action. Photo by Lynda Clancy. Click here to read […]

Portland Magazine – Valentine Pick

Portland Magazine’s Winterguide 2008 has just published a list of “27 Romantic Getaways for the Ultimate Valentine’s Day!” We are proud to announce that the Hartstone Inn is listed as number 6. To read the article, click here. Celebrate Valentines Day everyday in the Month of February! Your Two Night February Romance Package includes: a […]

Inns Magazine Article

“Chefs that are Innkeepers” is the title of this article (written by Pamela Delaney) in Inns Magazine. Delaney, a former restaurant owner, interviewed two Chef/Innkeepers in a quest to find out why there are not more chefs that own inns. The two chef/innkeepers interviewed were: Chef Michael Salmon of the Hartstone Inn, Camden, Maine Chef […]


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