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Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

41 Elm Street , Camden, ME 04843-1910 USA (Show map)
4.5
203 Reviews
$115 - $285
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About

An enchanting hideaway in the heart of Camden village that Fodor’s considers “An elegant and sophisticated retreat and culinary destination”, this Mansard style Victorian built in 1835 offers a unique experience in pampered luxury.“ From Quimper faince and luscious linens in the guest rooms to the world-class cuisine in the dining room and the collection of live orchids in the common areas, Mary Jo and Michael Salmon get absolutely everything right” says the Maine Explorers Guide. Each air conditioned guestroom combines carefully chosen furnishings and original artwork to create a mood of lavish comfort and romance. Luxurious amenities include soft robes, memorably fluffy featherbeds, fine linens, down quilts and pillows, gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, iPod/MP3 player docking station, TV/DVD and WiFi so you can email your friends and tell them what a great time you're having in Camden, Maine! Reward yourself and your taste buds with our sumptuous multi-course breakfast presented on the sunny dining room porch. In the late afternoon indulge in our homemade cookies and tea. Sneak away for some solitude to our beautiful English style gardens or to the privacy of your guestroom. Elegant china, fine crystal and internationally award winning cuisine make dinner a truly memorable experience. Gourmet getaway packages, chef for the day and cooking class weekends are available. Tour our rooms and view our specials on our website.

Rooms & Rates

The Loft

This spacious room brings a little city style to the Maine coast. Think Camden meets SoHo. The queen bed is dressed in crisp modern linens and plush throw pillows. Sip a glorious red vintage while enjoying the sitting area in front of the fireplace or gaze out at the stars through the skylight. The private bathroom has an oversized shower. Additional Amenities: Cable flat screen TV/DVD, WIFI, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning.Located in the Hartstone Inn. Rates: $155 - $199.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Mansard Room

The spacious Mansard Room is dedicated to 17th-century French architect Francois Mansart, for whom the high-pitched, two-sloped roof of the Inn is named. This lovely room is decorated to celebrate his French heritage. Hand-tied French lace curtains and a queen lace canopy bed dressed with a Ralph Lauren duvet offer the perfect atmosphere for a romantic interlude. A sitting area looks out over Camden with a distant ocean view. Amenities: large Jacuzzi tub with shower, AC, Flat Screen TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™™/MP3 player docking station. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Paris Room

This second-floor bedroom is a sophisticated haven evoking the classic style of Paris. Rich brown and gold tones, a classic four-poster Queen bed, and fine furnishings offer a "setting on the Seine" experience to discerning guests. The gas fireplace and spacious seating area complete the room's soothing mood. A private bathroom features a large tiled shower. Additional Amentities: cable flat screen TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Toscana Room

The romance of roses is reflected in the furnishings and wall decor of this spacious front corner room. The Victorian Charm room has an ornate four-poster queen bed with marble accents and a fluffy feather duvet. The bay window welcomes guests with two comfortable reading chairs and plenty of natural light. Gaze out to the village or snuggle in with a good book. The private bathroom features a shower. Additional Amenities: Cable flat screen TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn. Rates: $135 – $180.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

Wedgwood Room

The queen bed is dressed beautifully in fine ivory linens and a feather bed duvet. An ornate high ceiling with crystal chandelier and a comfortable sitting area complete the room and create the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. The Wedgwood room has Cable flat screen TV/DVD and a spacious private bathroom with shower. Additional Amenities: WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn. Rates: $135 – $180.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

Provence Room

The cozy second-floor Lark's Nest room is beautifully decorated with Victorian accents. The queen bed is appointed with elegant bedding, a fluffy duvet and fabric corona. Relax and read by the gas fireplace or soak in the Jacuzzi tub. The room has a cable TV and in the private bathroom is a tub/shower. Additional Amenities: DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn. Rates: $140 – $165.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $165

Manor Suite

This pretty, secluded room on the 2nd floor of the Hartstone Manor offers the privacy you desire and scenic views of Mt. Battie. Comfortable King bed dressed with a fluffy feather duvet and spacious sitting area with, fireplace, TV/VCR and WiFi. The ensuite bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and heated Marble floors. If your traveling with your family or another couple a small second bedroom with twin beds next door make this the perfect choice. Additional bedroom - $35/ night per additional guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $280

Arbor Suite

This secluded suite in the Hartstone Manor is the perfect place to pamper yourself! Large, luxurious and beautifully decorated offering every amenity for your romantic getaway. Located on the ground floor with a private entrance, the room is bright with a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and several skylights. Relax in the dark mahogany California King Sleigh Bed dressed with fine linens, and enjoy the gas fireplace. The integral sitting area has a comfortable wing back chair and cozy leather love seat. Beautiful private bath with marble vanity and shower, two person jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Cottage Suite

Our luxurious and spacious Cottage Suite is tucked away in its own private garden. Relax on your private terrace surrounded by wildflowers, or lay in bed and listen to the trickle of the water fountain. Rich luxurious colors, hand-painted French Quimper china and original oil paintings adorn the walls. The separate bedroom has a queen four-poster bed with Ralph Lauren bed clothes and high ceilings. Lounge in front of the gas fireplace or watch a movie on the DVD with cable TV. The private bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Viola Room

Relaxing blue and white decor defines this bright room with many windows overlooking the garden and tea house. Located on the second floor, the Viola room features a large King sized canopy four post bed with a comfortable sitting area and ottoman and fireplace. The private bathroom has an original cast iron soaking tub with a beige marble surround and shower. Additional Amenities: Cable flat screen TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. $155-$199.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Rose Hip Suite

Secluded second floor suite is decorated in reds and whites and has a private entrance from the side of the house. The luxurious King bed is fitted with a feather duvet and fine linens while the comfortable sitting area offers a great place to sit and read a favorite book or enjoy a glass of Champagne. The spacious private bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub with shower, marble floors, beautiful original paintings and herb scented bath amenities. An additional bedroom offers two single beds, a small closet and an bookcase. Additional Amenities: flat-screen cable TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod™ AC. $175-$255.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $175 - $225

French Thyme Suite

Secluded suite is great for a private retreat! Large, luxurious and beautifully decorated, the French Thyme Suite offers every amenity for your romantic getaway. Located on the ground floor with two private entrances, the room has a private deck with 2 adirondack chairs where you can relax and enjoy the front gardens. Unwind in your comfortable sitting room by the fire and sleep like a baby in your luxurious King bed. The room is filled with French inspiration – beautiful original paintings, herb scented bath amenities, and pretty flowers. The private bathroom features an oversized Jacuzzi tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Lavender Suite

Luxurious and spacious lavender suite features two inviting rooms. To the left, as you enter the room, is the private sitting room with fireplace, comfortable leather chairs and an ottoman. To the right is the separate bedroom which features a king sized bed dressed with lush linens and a fluffy duvet. Located on the second floor, the Lavender Suite is decorated with vibrant colors, original oil paintings and an eye to detail. The private bathroom has a vessel sink that adds a modern touch to a very historical building and the large jacuzzi tub and shower is dressed in a dark marble surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Sunflower Suite

The entire third floor of the hideaway is dedicated to this extremely spacious suite which has views overlooking the cottage gardens. The Sunflower Suite features a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and is decorated in a French-country theme. The large sunny sitting room has plenty of comfortable seating options and is a wonderful place to relax and unwind in front of the fireplace. The private bathroom has a large granite shower, two-person jacuzzi and twin pedestal sinks. Additional Amenities: flat-screen cable TV/DVD in bedroom & sitting area, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, AC.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Garden Suite

This spacious bi-level suite overlooks Camden's scenic Mt. Battie. Garden-themed accessory pieces grace the suite and beautiful original botanical oil paintings adorn the walls. The garden suite is built into the original carriage house of the Inn and features open beam ceilings with skylights over each level. The four-poster king feather bed is dressed in fine Liz Claiborne botanical luxury linens. The lower level sitting area, with gas fireplace and cable Flat Screen TV/DVD, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and WiFi, AC, Private Entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $280

Petite

Petite Room with the amenities of a luxury suite; queen bed, 2 arm chairs, 600T luxury linens, fluffy duvet, robes, Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, in room coffee/tea, hairdryer, iron/board and air-conditioning. The private bathroom with shower is directly across the hall. Lodging includes memorable multi-course breakfast, afternoon refreshments and happy hour hors d’oeuvres. Relax in one of the parlors by the fire, treat yourself to a massage and don’t miss our famous cocktails! The Inn is steps from Camden Harbor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Traditional

Traditional: The sitting area within the bedroom is furnished with a desk and 2 arm chairs or love seat for relaxing. The Queen bed is dressed with luxury 600T linens and fluffy duvet. Additional amenities for your comfort: Robes, Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, in room coffee/tea, hairdryer, iron/board and air-conditioning. Lodging includes a memorable multi course breakfast, afternoon refreshments and happy hour hors d’oeuvres. Make your stay extra special with one of our amenities, a spa treatment, a cooking classes or enjoy our internationally Award Winning Cuisine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

Superior

Superior room: Queen or King bed, spacious sitting area within the bedroom is furnished with a desk and 2 arm chairs or love seat for relaxing, flat screen TV/DVD, either a Jacuzzi or Fireplace, The private bathroom has an oversized marble shower. Additional amenities include, WIFI, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Lodging includes a memorable multi course breakfast, afternoon refreshments and happy hour hors d’oeuvres. Make your stay extra special with one of our amenities, a spa treatment, a cooking classes or enjoy our internationally award winning cuisine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Bi-level Suite

Spacious bi-level suite overlooks the Inns gardens and Mt. Battie. Open-beamed ceilings with skylights arch over both levels. Grand four-poster king bed, 600T luxury linens, fluffy duvet, robes, Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, in room coffee/tea, hairdryer, iron/board and air-conditioning. The lower-level sitting area features a fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD. Private entrance, private bathroom with marble floors with a marble shower. Pamper Yourself with one of our amenities, a spa treatment, a cooking classes or enjoy our internationally award winning cuisine.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $280

Suite

Suite: Designed with romance in mind! Comfortable separate sitting area with a fireplace, great to relax after a fun-filled day of sailing, hiking, skiing or enjoying a great book! Bedrooms have queen or king bed, 600T luxury linens, fluffy duvet, robes, Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, in room coffee/tea, hairdryer, iron/board and air-conditioning. Private entrance, private bathroom with marble floors with a marble shower and jacuzzi. Make your stay extra special with one of our amenities, a spa treatments, a cooking class enjoy our internationally award winning cuisine

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Normandy Suite

This bi-level suite overlooks Camden's scenic Mt. Battie. The rooms decor is a cheerful blend of crisp green and celery green toile. An open beam ceiling with skylights over each level, plush Berber carpet and a king bed dressed in designer Ralph Lauren linens and accent throw pillows create a room with a true Cottage feeling. The lower level sitting area, with fireplace, TV/VCR and WiFi, overlooks the garden and will accommodate an additional guest on a pullout sofa bed. Normandie Suite has a private entrance and private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175 - $280

Florence Room

Warm brown, beige and blues beautify this lovely first floor room. The wrought iron queen bed is dressed in dreamy chocolate brown. Muted gold swirl wall coverings with original oil paintings, an inviting sitting area with cable TV and hardwood floors enhance this spacious room, which evokes the Italian countryside. Private bathroom with newly tiled Tuscan stone shower. Additional Amenities: DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Rates: $135 – $180

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

Tally Ho Room

Very British, very comfortable...crossing the threshold into Tally-Ho is like stepping into a traditional English den. Origional Equestrian theme paintings and accents frame the red brick fireplace, rich luxurious colors adorn the walls and the Queen four poster cherry bed is dressed with a Ralph Lauren duvet. TV/WiFi and private bath with shower across the hall. Additional Amenities: Cable TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn. Rates: $115 – $135.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Carriage House Suite

This bright and spacious deluxe suite is located in the Carriage House of the Inn. The comfortable sitting area is warmed with an ornate fireplace and is a great place to relax after a fun-filled day. Designed with romance in mind, the love seat and armchair overlook the Inn’s gardens and fountain. The separate bedroom has a luxurious queen bed dressed with fine linen and the private bath has a large vanity, 2 person double jacuzzi and separate shower. Private Entrance, TV, VCR, WiFi and Air-conditioned.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $285

Sweet Woodruff Room

A sunny and cheerful room with a wall of windows overlooking the Hideaway cottage gardens. Sweet Woodruff is a spacious second floor room featuring a king sized bed dressed with lush linens and a comfortable sitting area with a long window seat. The private bathroom has a large shower. Additional Amenities: flat-screen cable TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station, and air-conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $199

Lemon Verbena Room

Tucked away on the second floor, this cozy room is decorated with a soft yellow decor. The queen-sized bed is dressed with a fluffy feather duvet and French-inspired luxury linens. The sitting area has two comfortable reading chairs and highlights the original oil paintings that adorn the walls. The private bathroom has a marble vanity and a large shower. Additional Amenities: cable TV, WiFi, iPod™/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House. Rates: $135 – $180.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $180

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.7

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Amazing service and food!

4.6 on December 14, 2013

Stayed 2 nights in September and saw more of Maine than we thought possible with Mary Jo's driving suggestions. The food...unbelievable! Each dish was a work of delicious art - it's like being in France right here in the US. The best duck since La Tour D'Argent. I NEVER write reviews, but this beautiful Inn is beyond wonderful.


Can't Stay Away!

5 on May 07, 2013

Since we have been going to Maine in the early 1990's, we have been staying at the Hartstone, simply because there is no other place we would rather be. Mary Jo and Michael, as well as the entire staff, are exceptional in every aspect. Each stay becomes longer and this June we have extended our stay for 10 days. Michael's meals are to die for!! The rooms are cozy, comfortable, clean and every detail is lovingly manicured to profection. The hospitality is beyond complimentary words. There are two problems - we have to leave Mary Jo and Michael and the lovely rooms, and we leave having gained weight. It is so worth every pound of delicious, gourmet food though - with thanks Michael and Mary Jo for the fond memories past and to come!!


Best B&B

5 on November 16, 2011

Could not have enjoyed a better place. Food was outstanding. Will go back again.


Terrific Place to Stay in Maine.

4.2 on November 09, 2011

Stayed for a Fri - Sun weekend vacation. Didn't eat there, although they offered meals. Picturesque Inn located in a quaint New England town.


What a lovely way to end our Fall Leaf Tour

4.8 on October 31, 2011

Our stay at the Hatrstone Inn was wonderful. Attention to detail in every area of the operation. Kind and helpful staff, lovely setting, incredible FOOD!!! As we ended each day exploring how lovely it was to go "home". A cocktail was waiting and then a magnificent meal! We hope to visit again!


First time ever at a B&B

5 on October 29, 2011

My husband and I were on a tour of the New England States as a way to celebrate our "Empty Nest"! We chose the The Hartstone Inn after much research. We had never stayed in a B&B and we were not disappointed! The Inn is beautifully decorated and centrally located near the quaint downtown of Camden, Maine. The rooms are spacious and elegant. We stayed in the Mansard room on the third floor which had a private bath. The bath was stocked with spa products, not your little one time use bottles at most places. The bath salts were wonderful as was the whirlpool tub. The bed had a memory foam mattress and pillows that were very comfortable. Another plus was each room had a television, which was not the case with many of the B&Bs we researched. My husband is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and they were in the play-offs so this was a bonus for him. We chose not to have dinner at the restaurant at the Inn because unlike me, my husband is not a "foodie". Eric, one of the Inn Keepers, was very helpful and we ate at a local restaurant he recommended and it was excellent. After a wonderful nights rest, breakfast began with a fresh mango-blueberry smoothie, followed by a poached apple with a wonderful cinnamon sauce and whipped cream and the last course was french toast made with freshly baked raisen bread and brown sugar-cumin bacon. My mouth waters just thinking about that bacon. It was an overall ourstanding experience and I highly recommend The Hartstone Inn for your next stay in Camden, Maine!


Poptech at the Hartstone Inn

4.2 on October 26, 2011

Had a great stay at the Hartstone Inn in Camden Maine. A very nice property with unexpected amenities such as movies to watch in your room, and tea, coffee and snacks available in the parlor throughout the day. Truly excellent breakfasts and dinners await you as well. Definitely recommend this B&B.


Annual Treat to myself in Camden

5 on October 26, 2011

My stay at the Hartstone in Camden is a highlight of my year. The food is out of this world. The breakfast is creative and delicious. Be sure to book a dinner during your time there. The staff is incredibly helpful - great source of info about tings to do in the area.


Unique Character but Didn't -Wow- Me

3.0 on October 25, 2011

I had a decent experience at the Hartstone just last week. I stayed for 4 nights but only ate with them once - not because of anything they did or didn't do, I just had other plans. The meal I did have there was delicious and surprising - nothing like what I could make for myself at home. The room was small but stuffed - mostly the bed took up all the room. It was a great bed but huge. Bathroom was teeny tiny but functional. Not a lot of room to do work - and I had a laptop with me for the purposes of doing some work. I ended up sitting it on my lap while on the bed. The Inn is conveniently located. Parking was kind of tight and I was driving a small Ford Focus. Would I stay there again if I ever come to Camden, it would depend on why I was in Camden I suppose.


Our review of the Hartstone Inn

5 on October 24, 2011

Everything was as good or better than we remembered it. We would not stay anywhere else in Camden. Excellence in hospitality, food and dining, and the overall experience


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Location

Location Type

Oceanside, Village

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 85 miles

Directions to property:

To reach the Hartstone Inn in Camden, drive north on Interstate 95 to Coastal US Route 1 in Brunswick. Continue north to Camden. Route 1 becomes Elm Street when you enter Camden. The Hartstone Inn, at 41 Elm Street, is on your left as you approach the business district

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Picnic area, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , MP3 Players, Massage Room, Complementary Wireless Internet Access, Board Games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Farnsworth Muesum, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Windjammer 2 hour sailing trips, Furniture Makers and Boat Builders, Art and Antiques, Fun For Foodie Adventures, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes small pets welcome in select suites
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekend minimum July - October
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit processed to confirm all reservations
  • Cancellations: Your deposit is refundable, less a $20 processing fee with 14 days advance cancellation notice.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary Jo Brink & Michael Salmon

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

After traveling around the world, operating gourmet restaurants for luxury hotel chains, your hosts, Mary Jo and Michael longed to pamper guests on a smaller scale in a historic setting. The Hartstone Inn is their dream come true. We invite you to come relax in our beautifully decorated rooms and experience the cuisine of owner and internationally award winning Chef Michael.

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Meals

Breakfast

Memorable Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30 and 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , with advance notice


Signature Dish

Lobster and Asparagus Quiche:
Although it's difficult to name just one signature breakfast dish... we are especially proud of our Lobster and Asparagus Quiche recipee which was featured in Gourmet Magazine.


Recipes

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Special Package

B&B Cooking Schools

Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning, dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu and enrollment for one in a scheduled afternoon cooking class. Cooking classes include recipes, hands-on participation, wine to complement the cuisine and lots of food to taste. For dates, topics and availability of cooking classes, click here. Additional enrollment in the cooking class is $45 per person.

Thanksgiving Dinner Package

Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and a five-course, Thanksgiving dinner for two. Upon arrival, find champagne and a plate our house made chocolates including pumpkin truffles. View our Thanksgiving dinner menu here.

Pamper Yourself Spa Package

Package includes massage for one person, two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts, and dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu. Choose either the Rejuvenation Massage, a 60-minute full-body treatment that combines traditional and contemporary massage techniques, or the Hot Stone Specialty Massage, which features a collection of warm flat basalt volcanic stones that allows your therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. These massages are sure to leave you feeling stress free. Upgrade to a couples massage for an additional $85.

Gourmet Getaway Package

Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu.

Down With Downhill Package

The Down with Downhill package offers a romantic, two-night getaway with a gourmet twist. Down with Downhill welcomes with a multi-course breakfasts each morning, afternoon tea and cookies, a five-course feast for two prepared by award-winning chef-owner Michael Salmon, and two one-day lift tickets or snowshoe rentals at nearby Camden Snow Bowl. This package is valid for all winter holidays plus Dec. 15 - March 1. Rates start at $320 for the two-night stay, and guests can add a third night for an extra $50. Pricing starts at $327 and depends on room selection.

Dip Me In Chocolate Package

Celebrating life, an anniversary, or just need some alone time? We’re here to help your loved one feel extra special! Your getaway includes two nights lodging, a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a bottle of bubbly and a personalized plate of chocolate dipped strawberries. Multi-course breakfast in the morning and dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu.

Very Merry Christmas Package

Experience the magic of Christmas in Camden with our “Very Merry” Christmas Getaway Package. The Inn is beautifully decorated and full of holiday cheer! Package includes two nights lodging, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and our five-course Chef's tasting menu for dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Also with this package, receive two complimentary cocktails of your choice to be enjoyed by the fire and a homemade Christmas cookie turn down service one evening. Enjoy the cookies yourself or leave them out for Santa!

Toboggan Building 101

Our two night getaway package includes a fun filled weekend of toboggan building (Saturday & Sunday), just in time for a winter of sledding. You'll receive 2 days of instruction in basic techniques of bending, sanding, finishing and fastening your very own toboggan. Mark your calendar to bring your handcrafted toboggan back to the Inn the first weekend of February and who knows... you may become the National Toboggan Champion! Dinner for two is also included, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu and of course, a sumptuous breakfast each morning.

Chef For A Day Package

Join Chef Michael Salmon in the kitchen for a private one-on-one cooking class. The chef for a day program runs from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and is available with advance reservation - based on availability. Students will assist Michael in preparations for that evening’s dinner and will also get specialized training on prearranged topics. The afternoon begins with a review of the evening’s dinner menu and assignment of duties. After a quick tour of the kitchen and orientation, you will work side-by-side with Michael preparing dinner. If you have a preference to learn about one of Chef Michael’s recipes or a specific type of cuisine, Michael can work with you in advance to make those arrangements. We recommend you join us for dinner that evening to enjoy the dishes you helped prepare.

On The Rocks

This unique package includes two night's lodging, dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu and a full gourmet breakfast. Guests will receive individual instruction in basic glass-blowing techniques. They’ll work one-on-one with one of the region’s finest local artists to blow their very own custom rocks glass to take home.

Learning To Ski Package

This package offers a romantic getaway with an outdoor twist. The Down with Downhill includes two nights lodging, two one-day lift tickets or snowshoe rentals at the Camden Snow Bowl, sumptuous breakfasts each morning and dinner for two, featuring the Chef's spectacular five-course tasting menu.

Whole House Package

Do you have a group of people who would like to getaway together? Our beautiful Hideaway building has 7 guest rooms and can sleep up to 17 people. It is the perfect spot for a girlfriend getaway, family reunion or office retreat as the whole house is yours! A 10% discount is applied to our regular room rates by booking the entire house. Our sumptuous two course gourmet breakfast is included each morning and cookies and hot tea are served each afternoon. Catering is available upon request. For a group activity, add a two hour private cooking class with Chef Michael for an afternoon full of fun and delicious food. Choose from over 25 different courses that Michael has put together or choose individual items from his cookbook. $50 per person with a minimum of six people.

French Specialties Cooking Class

November 8th and 9th from 1-3pm Chef Michael is leading Culinary Adventure Tours to the Loire Valley in France. Get a sneak peak into some of his favorite French dishes that he prepares at the Chateau near Chambord. We’ll start off with a Mushroom and Duck Crêpe, followed by a Carrot Soup with Nutmeg Croutons and a Dill Cream. For a main course, we will make Salmon “Polonaise” with a Lemon Sauce and finish the class with an Apple and Pecan Tarte Tatin.

Travel To Tuscany Cooking Class

Saturday, November 29th, 1-3pm Join Chef Michael in the kitchen for an afternoon of Tuscan cooking. The menu is as follows: Baked Artichokes with fresh Ricotta, Aged Pecorino and Italian Herbs Roasted Bell Pepper, Arugula and Grilled Eggplant Salad Seafood Risotto with White Truffle Oil Salted Caramel Budino – Italian Butterscotch Pudding

Holiday Hors D’oeuvres Iii

Saturday, December 6th 1-3 Get ready for the Holiday season with a set or recipes for some of Chef Michael’s favorite Hors d’Oeuvres, starting with one of our famous cocktails, the Cranberry-Limoncello Martini. Hors d’Oeuvres include: Phyllo-Brie Triangles with Dried Figs and Walnuts, Pan Forte with Cheese, Hot Smoked Salmon Mousse with Crisp Fingerling Potatoes and Spicy Beef Toasts with a Smoked Tomato Confit.

Maine Seafood

January 24th 1-3pm Maine offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and we take advantage of that here at the Inn. Recipes for this class include: Maine Lobster Bisque, Stilton Cheese and Maine Shrimp Tartlet with Toasted Pine Nuts and Bosc Pears, Haddock “Oscar” with Maine Crab Meat, and Seared Maine Diver Scallops with Caribbean Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potatoes

Romantic Dinner For Two

Saturday, February 7th 1-3pm. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Michael will walk you through a full gourmet meal that you can prepare at home for that special someone. These recipes are created especially for a special occasion celebrated by two. The menu starts with a special Valentine Red-Raspberry Mojito followed by a Stilton Cheese and Shrimp Tartlet with Toasted Pine Nuts and Bosc Pears and then a soup of Portabella Mushroom with a Sherry Cream. For the main course we will Grill-Smoked a Hanger Steak and serve it with a Chimi Churri Sauce and finish with Tangerine Crème Caramels with Plumped Apricots.

Sushi 101

Saturday, February 28th 1-3pm Do you enjoy sushi and would like to learn how to make it at home? “Sushi 101¿ will teach you all the basics including how to prepare rice and other ingredients needed to roll sushi. Learn the proper methods for small to large rolls along with the correct knife techniques. Whether you are a beginner or accomplished, you will learn centuries old ways for making Edo-style sushi with a modern twist. It’s sure to impress your family and friends! Instructor Chris Wolf has been a sushi chef for 25 years. He has owned his own Japanese restaurants and mentored under three sushi masters in his career. Well versed in the art of sushi making, Wolf will show you the basics to build on. A resident of Camden, Maine he has treated the mid-coast to tempting dishes for a long time. Join him and discover how the art of sushi making can be fun, simple and of course – delicious!

Hartstone Brunch

Saturday, March 14th 1-3pm Recreate some of our Breakfast specialties at home for your family and friends. Recipes include our popular Banana Coconut Bread, Ricotta Pudding with a Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote, Baked Apple, Raisin and Cinnamon Pancakes, Shirred Eggs with Cherry Tomatoes and a Pesto Sour Cream, and Chicken Sausage Patties.

Spanish Tapas

Saturday, March 28th, 1-3 pm Tapas are the traditional little dishes of Spain; full flavored Spanish hors d’oeuvres that are easy to make and fun to eat. The menu includes: Spanish Meatballs in Almond Sauce, Shrimp Skewers with a Spicy Lemon Alioli, Manchego and Serrano Puffs, Chorizo and Spinach Empanadas and Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet)

Pasta Pasta Pasta

April 11th and 12th, 1-3pm Learn how to make pasta in your own kitchen. Techniques 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: Spaghetti with a Creamy Prosciutto and Roasted Pepper Sauce, Pappardelle with Grilled Tiger Shrimp, Pesto and Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Sweet Potato Ravioli with a Pine Nut and Sage Butter Sauce, and Three-Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Pesto.

Candies and Confections

Saturday, April 25th 1-3pm Join instructor Casey Cale of Sweet! for an afternoon of candy making! She’ll instruct the class on how to make four different, delicious confections – beautiful Sea Glass Candy, Rosemary-Cashew Brittle, melt in your mouth Fleur de Sel Caramels and Mexican-Dark Chocolate Truffles. Bring your sweet tooth as there will be enough sampling to ensure a sugar high! As an added bonus, Casey will show the class her clever ideas for packaging candy as pretty, homemade gifts. Each participant leaves with a complete set of recipes so each tasty treat can be recreated at home! It is sure to be a “sweet” afternoon!

Gourmet Cupcakes

Join Alysia Zoidis of East End Cupcakes (Portland, Maine) as she teaches participants how to make gourmet cupcakes and frosting from scratch. Alysia was runner up on the hit Food Network TV show, “Cupcake Wars” in 2012. The class will begin with the basics, a vanilla cupcake with vanilla butter cream frosting. Then it’s off to more unique flavors, a bacon cupcake with maple frosting followed by a lavender cupcake with chocolate ganache. (Um…yum!) There will be plenty of sampling and did we mention, wine? It is sure to be a sugar and flour filled, tasty, fun afternoon!

Lots' A Lobster

May 30th and 31st 1-3pm A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. This class will help you achieve that goal! Chef Michael will share his techniques for cooking and “breaking down” lobsters, and guide you through four very diverse preparations: Lobster Bisque, Maine Lobster and Vegetable Timbale, Crispy Lobster and Asparagus Spring Rolls with a Wasabi Butter and Red Curry of Maine Lobster with Shrimp and Pineapple.

Mediterranean Cuisine

June 13th and 14th 1-3 Join Chef Michael as he shares some of his favorite recipes from the Mediterranean region. We will prepare four dishes: Roasted Yellow Pepper Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella, Beets in Romesco Sauce, Tunisian Grilled Cod with a Roasted Shallot Compound Butter and Herbed Tabbouleh, and for dessert, Frittelle di Riso – Arborio Rice Fritters.

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