Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

41 Elm Street , Camden, ME 04843-1910 USA (Show map)
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We are perfectly situated in midcoast Maine to get outdoors and enjoy the fun! The Inn is steps from Camden’s picturesque harbor with its fleet of historic Windjammers ready to take you on a scenic tour of lighthouses, marine wildlife and secluded islands. Camden Hills State Park and the surrounding mountains offer miles of trails for every level of outdoorsman showcasing everything from ocean vistas to panoramic views of unspoiled countryside. Kayak on Penobscot Bay, play a round at a world-class golf course, rent a bicycle and travel the rocky coastline or take a ferry to the artist colony on Monhegan Island. The Farnsworth Art Museum hosts impressive works by American masters and highlights a collection of paintings by three generations of the Wyeth family as well as pieces by other outstanding Maine artists. All of these activities are even more enjoyable with the Inns famous gourmet lobster roll picnic basket. Come to Camden and stay a while!

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

Lovely Victorian Inn

4.8 on February 07, 2017

Mid-winter stay in Camden Maine: very reasonable rates, excellent food with helpful friendly and unobtrusive staff. Fabulous breakfast served in the dining room. Rooms are quiet, comfortable, clean and beautiful. Very cozy and charming. Everything about this experience was A+++


Love to stay there again

5 on October 17, 2016

My partner and I stayed at the hideaway inn for one night. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic. Room was clean and beautiful. We would love to stay more nights there. Definitely will go back again.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Florence

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.

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

Toscana

The romance of the Italian countryside is reflected in the furnishings and wall decor of this spacious front corner room. The Toscana Room has an ornate four-poster queen bed and a fluffy feather duvet. The bay window welcomes guests with a comfortable club 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 main Hartstone Inn building.

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

Wedgwood

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.

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

Paris

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

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.

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

Mansard

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. The 4 post bed dressed with a Ralph Lauren duvet offers the perfect atmosphere for a romantic interlude. A sitting area looks with 2 comfortable reading chairs looks out over Camden with a distant ocean view and the classic decor is accented with Quimper china and French accessories. A private bathroom offers a large Jacuzzi tub with shower, perfect for a soothing bubble bath. Additional Amenities: air-conditioning, Flat Screen TV/DVD, WiFi, iPod?/MP3 player docking station and distant water view. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

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

Tally Ho

Very British, very comfortable - crossing the threshold into Tally-Ho is like stepping into a traditional English den. Equestrian prints 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. The private bathroom with shower is across the hall. Additional Amenities: Cable 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

Provence

The cozy second-floor Provence Room offers accents that evoke the French countryside. 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 main Hartstone Inn building.

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

Normandy Suite

This spacious bi-level suite overlooks Camden?s scenic mountainside. The suite?sdecor is a cheerful blend of crisp white and celery green toile. Open-beamed ceilings with skylights arch over both levels. A plush Berber carpet and a grand, four-poster 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 features a fireplace and cable Flat Screen TV/DVD. The Normandy Suite has a private entrance, private bathroom with marble floors, a marble shower and may accommodate an additional guest ($35/night) on the downstairs pullout sofa bed. Additional Amenities: air-conditioning, iPod?/MP3 player docking station and WiFi. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

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

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 bed is dressed in fine Liz Claiborne botanical luxury linens. The lower level sitting area, with gas fireplace and cable Flat Screen TV/DVD, overlooks the Inn?s gardens. The Garden Suite has a private entrance, a private bathroom with marble floors, a marble shower and may accommodate an additional guest ($35/night) on the downstairs pullout sofa bed. Additional Amenities: air-conditioning, iPod?/MP3 player docking station and WiFi. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

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

Rose Hip Suite

This 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 upstairs bedroom offers two single beds, a small closet and an bookcase. Additional bedroom ? $35/ night per additional guest. Amenities: gas fireplace, flat-screen cable TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod?/MP3 player docking station, and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

Carriage House Suite

This bright and spacious deluxe suite is located in the former carriage house of the main 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 loveseat and armchair overlook the Inn?s gardens and fountain. The separate bedroom has a luxurious queen bed made of iron and brass and is dressed with fine linens. The private bath has a large vanity, two-person double Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Additional Amenities: private entrance, cable TVs in both sitting room and bedroom, DVD, iPod?/MP3 player docking station, WiFi and air-conditioning. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

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

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 king 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. Additional Amenities: air-conditioning, iPod/MP3 player docking station, WiFi and private entrance. Located in the Hartstone Inn.

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

Arbor Suite

This secluded suite is the perfect place to pamper yourself! Large, luxurious and beautifully decorated, the Arbor Suite offers 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 loveseat. Beautiful private bath features a marble vanity and shower, and two-person Jacuzzi tub. Additional Amenities: flat-screen cable TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod?/MP3 player docking station, shared sunporch with wicker furniture, and air-conditioning. Located in the Manor House.

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

Lavender Suite

Our luxurious and spacious lavender suite features two inviting rooms. To the left, as you enter the room, is the private sitting room with a romantic fireplace, comfortable 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 deep jacuzzi tub and shower is dressed in a dark marble surround. Additional Amenities: 2 flat-screen cable TV?s, DVD, iPod/MP3 player docking station, WiFi, and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

French Thyme Suite

This 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 in front of the fireplace 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 spacious private bathroom features an oversized Jacuzzi tub and marble floors. Additional Amenities: 2 flat-screen cable TV?s, DVD, WiFi, iPod/MP3 player docking station, and air-conditioning. Additional guest $35/night. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

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 and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

Champagne

This special suite is the perfect place to relax and unwind! Large, luxurious and beautifully decorated, the Champagne Suite offers every amenity for your romantic getaway. Located on the second floor of the Manor House, the room is spacious and stylish with a California King Bed dressed with fine linens. The separate lounge area has cozy leather furniture. A bright and sunny private bath features a shower, and Jacuzzi tub. Additional Amenities: flat-screen cable TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod?/MP3 player docking station, refrigerator, and air-conditioning. Located in the Manor House.

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

Manor Suite

This pretty, secluded suite offers the privacy you desire and scenic views of Mt. Battie. The comfortable king bed is dressed with a fluffy feather duvet, and a spacious sitting area offers a fireplace, TV and DVD. The ensuite bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and heated marble floors. If you?re traveling with your family or another couple, a small second bedroom with twin beds next door makes this suite the perfect choice. Additional bedroom ? $35/ night per additional guest. Additional Amenities: private entrance, WiFi, iPod/MP3 player docking station, air-conditioning, refrigerator, and sunporch with wicker furniture. Located on the second floor in the Manor House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Lemon Verbena

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, DVD, WiFi, iPod/MP3 player docking station and air-conditioning. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

Viola

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 four post bed with a comfortable sitting area, 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. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

Sweet Woodruff

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. Located in the Hideaway House.

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

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Small town

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Videos, 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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, 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 VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary Jo Brink & Michael Salmon

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Mary Jo and Chef Michael Salmon began their hospitality career operating upscale restaurants for luxury hotel chains. After 15 yrs. we longed to pamper guests on a smaller scale in a historic setting. The Hartstone Inn is our dream come true. We invite you to come relax at the Inn; join us for $5 martini's at happy hour, relax in the gardens or by the fire pit, treat yourself to a massage or for those who like to cook - join a cooking class! Don't miss our award winning cuisine!

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: FULL BREAKFAST 8-10 am.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

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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