Fly Over Midcoast Maine in a WWII Fighter Plane!

In just three weeks, two of country’s most legendary WWII fighter planes will travel to Maine for the Owls Head Transportation Museums “2017 Wings & Wheels Spectacular”This year, a few lucky thrill-seekers will be able to take the ride of a lifetime! 

Rides are available Saturday and Sunday, August 5th and 6th on the B-25 Mitchell and the B-17 Flying Fortress. This is the ultimate gift for the veteran, aviation enthusiast, or history-buff in your life. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis and will not last long, so order yours today!

B-25 Mitchell
“Axis Nightmare”
Visiting from the Tri-State Warbird Museum, the B-25 Mitchell is a twin-engined aircraft that is most famous as the bomber used in the 1942 Doolittle Raid during WWII. The B-25 has a combat range of 1,350 miles and top speed of 275 mph.
To purchase tickets, contact Val at 207.594.4418
Rides Available: 12  *  Cost: $450/pp
Rides sold through Owls Head Transportation Museum.

B-17G Flying Fortress
“Sentimental Journey”

First used for combat by the British Royal Air Force in 1941, this heavy bomber bristled with heavy armament and was legendary for returning home after brutal assaults. B-17Gs served in almost every theater of WWII and dropped over 640,000 tons of bombs. Part of the Commemorative Air Force Squadron, this is one of less than ten B-17Gs still flying in the world today.

Rides Available: 24  *  Cost: $425-$850/pp
Click here to purchase tickets online!
Rides sold through the Arizona Commemorative Air Force.

Hartstone Inn Hosts Dinner for The Everyman Repertory Theatre

Mary Jo Brink, owner of the Hartstone Inn presents Paul and Jen Hodgson of the Everyman Repertory Theatre with a check for $582.

The Hartstone Inn held a fundraising dinner for The Everyman Repertory Theatre on Wednesday, March 27th.  Around 25 people attended the five-course dinner to show their support for the local theater group.  The Hartstone Inn donated half of the dinner proceeds, totaling $582. 

The Everyman Repertory Theatre is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit professional theatre company committed to bringing live theatre to the people of Midcoast Maine.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

Join us at the Hartstone Inn for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner celebrated on both Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14, 2012.  Evening dining at our Camden bed and breakfast is open to the public as well as to our Inn guests and features a sumptuous five-course meal.  Experience the cuisine of our internationally award-winning Chef/Owner Michael Salmon. Presented in our elegantly appointed Camden, Maine dining room on fine china and crystal, our acclaimed evening meals are a sumptuous gourmet treat.

7:30 pm seating, $52.50 per person

  • Grilled Seafood with Oven-Roasted Beets and a Honey-Walnut Vinaigrette
  • French Onion Soup with Beef Short Ribs and Gruyere Crouton
  • Cranberry-Lemon Sorbet
  • Beef Tenderloin Medallion with a Mushroom Duxelle and Half Maine Lobster with Gratin Potatoes
  • Valentine Raspberry Soufflé with a Chambord Crème Anglaise

Please call 207-236-4259 for reservations.

Hartstone Inn “Learn to Ski” Package

We are always trying to come up with fun new getaway packages that we feel our guests at the Hartstone Inn will enjoy.  Many people come here and ski for the first time so we thought this package would be perfect!  The Camden Snow Bowl is just a short distance from the Inn an in addition to downhill skiing they offer skating, tubing and cross country ski trails too!

Learn to Ski Package

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!  Package price is $362 – $522 based on based on room selection (double occupancy).

Brunch and Fashion Show December 3rd

The ladies of Leonard's

The holiday season is upon us once again, which means it is time for our annual Brunch and Fashion Show featuring fashions by Leonard’s of Rockport. 

Brunch Menu

Raspberry Parfait with Lemon Poppy Seed Cake


Eggs Benedict on a Croissant with Béarnaise Sauce

and Grilled Filet Medallions


Maine Crab Meat and Manchego Cheese Frittata

with Roasted Tomato and a Frisee Salad


Almond Waffles with Sliced White Peaches and an Amaretto Cream. 

Served with Cumin Spiced Bacon


Assorted Desserts

December 3rd, 2011 at 11am.  $23.95 per person.  Please call us at 207-236-4259 to reserve your table. 

The Nutcracker Ballet in Camden

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a performance of the Nutcracker!

Hartstone Inn Thanksgiving Dinner Menu 2011

Believe it or not, fall has officially arrived which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Leave the cooking and dish washing behind and spend Thanksgiving with us at the Hartstone Inn.  Choose one of our 21 well appointed guest rooms and make it a special holiday getaway sure to be remembered for years to come.

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu 2011

  • Shrimp Timbale with Roasted Butternut Squash and a Thyme-Cream
  • Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple Soup with a Maple-Cream
  • Cranberry-Lemon Sorbet
  • Rosemary-Roasted Turkey with a Pecan-Apricot Dressing and Shallot Smashed Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Soufflé with a Spiced Crème Anglaise
2pm & 5:30pm seatting times

Camden Windjammer Festival

September 2-4, 2011

From their website:

“The Camden Windjammer Festival is a community-led celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions. From the great age of sail when four, five, and even six-masted schooners were launched into Camden Harbor, through the birth of the windjammer business here in the 1930s and continuing with the elegant yachts that visit or call Camden home every summer, sailing ships have always defined this gorgeous community where the mountains meet the sea.

Every year on Labor Day weekend thousands of visitors from as far away as Alaska and as near as Bay View Street in Camden gather along the wharfs and parks to explore the ships themselves, learn salty crafts and skills, and swap sea stories and songs in talent shows and concerts that appeal to landlubbers and swabbies alike. Now in its sixteenth year, the Camden Windjammer Festival has become a wildly popular event for tourists as well as locals.

This festival recognizes not just what makes Camden unique but also the important role maritime heritage plays in shaping the lives of all who live here. And, most of all, to celebrate it!”

This is one of our favorite events of the year and one the Hartstone Inn is proud to sponsor!  The arrival of the Windjammers and the fireworks are not to be missed.  View the schedule of events here.

Maine Lobster Festival Rockland, Maine

August 3 – 7

Free admission on Wednesday!

From their website…

“Five Days of Feasting and Fun on the Fabulous Coast of Maine!”

What do you get when you mix the world’s greatest lobster cooker, 20,000 pounds of lobster, a sea goddess coronation, a big parade, top notch entertainment, an international crate race, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, cooking contests, marine tent and MORE?!

Uncle Kracker

The entertainment this year includes Changes in Latitudes, Emerson Drive and Uncle Kracker.   

The Big Parade down Rockland’s Main Street, which draws more than 25,000 fans, will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The theme for our 2011 parade is “Lobster-Palooza.” Parade participants are encouraged to show their enthusiasm and excitement and celebrate the lobster during this lobster-extravaganza – Love it! Eat it! Celebrate it!

For the complete schedule of events click here.

Hartstone Inn Signature Summer Cocktail – Watermelon Chiller

We have added a new drink to our list of Hartstone Inn Signature Cocktails.  It is called a Watermelon Chiller and we think it is a perfect way to compliment a warm summer day!  This recipe is designed to be served as a punch but it can be modified to be consumed just a glass or two at a time.  Follow the recipe below, just don’t add the soda until you are ready to drink.   When adding the soda to a glass of the mix, the ratio should be 2/3 watermelon mix to 1/3 soda.   You can then refrigerator the remaining mix and use it as needed.

If you do serve it as a punch, a fun way to serve it would be to use the watermelon as the punch bowl.  Cut off the top only of the watermelon to scoop it out.  This was you have a bowl shape remaining. 

Watermelon and summer go hand and hand so you can’t go wrong with this delicious drink!

Watermelon Chiller (Punch)

One Watermelon (6lbs)

12 oz vodka

12oz lemon lime soda

¼ cup fresh lime juice

Scoop out the watermelon.  Puree, strain and put in a bowl.  Stir in vodka, soda and lime juice.  Garnish drinks with green apple slice or lime