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Cellardoor Villa is Open!

Spring is here! I know because some of our favorite businesses that take a little break for winter are re-opening. The Cellardoor Villa is located at the intersection of Routes 90 and 1 and is a great place to taste several of their wines. With 19 varieties available you’re sure to discover a nice bottle […]

Springtime In Camden

Yesterday was the first full day of spring and it snowed!  It snowed enough to actually cancel school here today!  The ground had been bare and spring flowers were beginning to peek up from the ground.  It was because of this that the snow was a bit of an unwelcome surprise. We have faith though that it will […]

Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventures – Tuscany

As many of you know, last fall we began “Michael Salmon’s Foodie Adventures“. These “adventures” or culinary trips abroad are a way for us to marry our love of terrific food, culinary adventures and great company. We have so much fun traveling and enjoying life that we decided to create several foodie adventures each year outside […]

"Green" Silver Polish

We here at The Hartstone Inn, along with many households in America have tried to find ways to be more environmentally conscious.  Paul, one of our innkeepers and his wife use no chemicals in their home.  They have provided us with many recipes for green cleaners.  One of our favorites is the silver polishing concoction.   As those of […]

Learn to Make Pasta

Have you always wanted to learn how to make pasta?  Join Chef Michael in his kitchen and learn techniques that include making the dough, coloring and flavoring different pastas, rolling out and cutting various shapes of pasta, filling pastas such as raviolis and tortellini and cooking pasta. Specific dishes include: Spinach Fettuccine Puttanesca with Shrimp, Farfalle with fresh […]

Our 2011 Gift to Our Guests

  For 2011, as a gift to our guests we have added a new amenity.  Our guests now have complimentary access to our local YMCA!  The Penobscot YMCA is a state of the art facility that offers all of the following:  8-Lane 25-Yard Swimming Pool Warm Therapy Pool Therapeutic Sauna Sauna State-of-the-art wellness studio and […]

Hartstone Gingerbread Men

  Mary, our culinary intern from Peru decided that we needed to add some holiday cheer to our afternoon cookie selection.  With that in mind, she set out to bake some gingerbread men this afternoon with a Hart(HEART)stone theme. They turned out so cute that the chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies are green with envy.   What are you baking this holiday […]

Learning to Make Chocolates

Last weekend we had Kate from Black Dinah Chocolatiers at the Inn to teach a Holiday Chocolate Making class.  Participants received hands on instruction on the basic skills necessary for artisanal chocolate making. Kate guided participants through tempering chocolate, flavoring and mixing ganache, dipping truffles, and multiple decorating techniques.  Everyone left with both chocolate bars and […]

Thai Dinner

Throughout the winter and early spring we offer specialty five course dinners here at the Inn.  Themed menu topics include “Dinner in Tuscany”, Haute Chinese, German, “An Evening in Spain” and “Dinner in the Greek Isles”  just to name a few.  Last Sunday night was Thai Dinner.  Dinner guests enjoyed Fresh Maine Lobster Spring Rolls with a Sweet […]

The First Snow of the Season

Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the season. The timing could not have been more perfect as we had just decorated the outdoors for the upcoming holiday. Maybe it will be a white Christmas after all…


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