Built in 1835, the architecturally splendid Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is an enchanting escape in the heart of Camden. Named a “Top Foodie Destination” by Yankee Magazine, we invite you to relax in lavish comfort in our spacious suites or cozy guest rooms at our Camden, Maine B&B.
A Romantic Place to Stay in Maine
Every room is uniquely furnished and features original artwork, fine linens, soft robes, down comforters and pillows, flat screen TV’s and complimentary WiFi to create a mood of romance and luxury. Select rooms offer gas fireplaces and jetted tubs for the ultimate indulgent experience, and several are also pet-friendly.
Our property is arranged with three unique buildings, housing 22 romantic rooms and suites, along with beautiful gardens and our on-site restaurant and bar, which is located in our Hartstone building.
A Foodie Culture
Chef Michael’s award-winning cuisine is sure to make your stay a delicious one. Each morning, guests will be treated to a sumptuous à la carte multi-course breakfast served on our sunny porch.
In the late afternoon, everyone is welcome to join us for our popular Happy Hour featuring $6 specialty cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, then stay to enjoy dinner in our restaurant – we highly recommend our Chef’s Tasting Menu.
Heat up your trip with our Gourmet Getaway Package, be a Chef for the Day or participate in our cooking classes.
A Coastal Hideaway in the Heart of it All
Our guests love being just steps away from Camden’s picturesque harbor and Maine’s best attractions. Book a historic windjammer cruise for a scenic tour of lighthouses, marine wildlife and secluded islands or head to Camden Hills State Park to enjoy miles of trails and expansive vistas of the ocean and unspoiled countryside. Kayak on Penobscot Bay, play a round at a world-class golf course or take a ferry to the artist colony on Monhegan Island.
All of these activities are even more enjoyable with our famous gourmet lobster roll picnic basket. Let us be your guide to the best of Midcoast Maine!
Meet the Innkeepers
Mary Jo Brink & Chef/Owner Michael Salmon, Honors Graduate from the CIA 1988, have over 30 years of experience in restaurants and 4 Diamond Luxury Resort Hotels. They left behind the corporate world as Food /Beverage Director and Executive Chef with Hyatt Resorts. Michael was named Caribbean Chef of the Year and is a recipient of an American Culinary Federation Achievement of Excellence award. In his spare time he has published two cookbooks and has created menus for multiple visits as invited guest chef at the James Beard house. Mary Jo and Michael’s love of food, travel and adventure have inspired them for 22 years at the Inn… the result is fresh, creative menus, attractive lodging design and decor.
We hope you will choose our Inn as your home base to enjoy all of the adventure Mid-Coast Maine has to offer.
Camden Maine Driving Directions from the South
- Follow Interstate 95 north to Exit 44, Interstate 295.
- Follow 295 to exit 28 (Brunswick).
- Follow Coastal Route 1 north through Waldoboro, turn left onto Route 90.
- Follow Route 90 until it ends at the junction of US Route 1 again.
- Turn left onto Route 1 north, down into the village of Camden till you reach the stop sign. The Hartstone Inn is the fourth building on your left past the stop sign.
85 miles northeast of Portland (1.75 hours)
190 miles northeast of Boston (3.5 hours)
55 miles south of Bangor (1.25 hours)
400 miles northeast of New York (8 hours)
78 miles from Acadia National Park (2 hours)