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Plan a Foodie Fall Getaway in Maine

While it is sad to see summer come to an end, there is so much to look forward to this fall from changing seasons to colorful leaves, brisk air, and delicious, seasonal flavors. Fall is a season to be savored, which is why we have curated the ultimate fall foodie-lovers trip to our Camden, Maine …
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Chef Brian

Get to Know Chef Brian Granims

A new era of Hartstone cuisine is here as we proudly welcome Brian Granims, our Chef de Cuisine of over six years alongside Executive Chef Michael Salmon and is now Head Chef of the restaurant! We’ve brought you an exclusive interview on what he brings to the table as a Camden, Maine chef and lover …
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5th Annual Camden Classics Cup

The Camden Classics Cup is back for the 5th year.  One of the most beautiful regattas, as it takes place where the “mountains meet the sea”; there is fun both on and off-shore for all to be had and it benefits Lifeflight of Maine. The event is held over three days, and there’s a youth …
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Belted Galloway Cows – A Camden Tradition

Saturday, May 8th, Aldermere Farm will open its barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd. Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of Aldermere Farm and visit with the newly born Belted Galloway calves. This is your chance to see Aldermere’s 4-H club in action! …
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Horses outside during winter

Our Winter Deals are Newsworthy

Fodor’s Travel and Budget Travel published their picks for unique winter deals and we are proud to say that we topped both lists!  From our cozy, two-night Winter Play Your Way deal to our Icelandic Horse Trail-Riding Adventure, the press considers the Hartstone Inn to be THE winter destination at which to stay, dine, and …
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Cajun-Seared Tenderloin of Beef with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Bleu Cheese

Recipe serves 4   Main Ingredients 6 plum tomatoes 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Four 6-ounce beef filets 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons Cajun spice mix (recipe below) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 small red onion, sliced thinly 1/2 batch …
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Bird Watching in the Maine Winter

A wonderful way to experience the beauty of a Maine winter is to grab binoculars and go bird watching!  Midcoast Maine, with their coastlines, marshes, blueberry patches, and meadows offer great birdwatching options. The harbors of Rockland, Rockport, and South Thomaston offer views of the Pintail, American Wigeon, and Long-tailed ducks.  Other varieties of ducks …
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Caramel hot toddy

Caramel Apple Hot Toddy Recipe

Try this deliciously sweet recipe for a wonderful winter warmer on a snowy day. Nothing beats sipping a hot toddy as the snow is coming down. INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup apple juice 4 cinnamon sticks 2/3 cup apple pie liqueur (Moreau) Whipped cream, to serve Ground cinnamon, to dust INSTRUCTIONS Place sugar …
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Person snow shoeing

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoe Trails

Camden Hills State Park is the undisputed winner for the best place to snowshoe and hike during all seasons.  You’ll find you can spend an hour or the entire day exploring their many networks of outstanding and well-maintained trails. A map of the park can be found at the main entrance kiosk, which is off …
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Cranberry pie

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes 25 cookies   Ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup white chocolate chunks (pea size) 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup cashew halves Instructions Preheat the …
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Christmas Menus at the Hartstone Inn

  2020 Christmas Menus Christmas Eve Curbside – December 24, 2020 – 2-5 p.m.  $45 Spice-Seared Quail with a Green Apple Confit Creamy Mussel Soup with Fava Beans and Chives Scallops wrapped with House-Smoked Salmon. Grilled Leek and Parmesan Risotto Gingerbread Cheesecake with a Spiced Crème Anglaise Christmas Eve Dinner – December 24, 2020 – Seating at 5:00 p.m.  $65  Spice-Seared Quail …
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Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup with a Nutmeg Cream

  Ingredients (serves 8) 2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, skin and seeds removed, roughly cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 Tablespoons canola oil 2 medium-sized yellow onions, peeled and roughly cut 1 stalk celery, roughly cut 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1/4 teaspoon …
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