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The Camden Riverhouse Hotel – Close to the Harbor

 Charming Hotel in Downtown Camden with Complimentary Parking

Featuring a nightly campfire with s’mores, this Camden, Maine hotel offers its guests free Wi-Fi and a deluxe continental breakfast featuring satisfying morning treats.   Each room at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn includes a refrigerator (for those overstuffed lobster rolls you didn’t get to finish earlier), a desk, ironing facilities and ensuite bathrooms equipped with hairdryers.   Guests can relax in the property’s hot tub and swimming pool  or work out at the on-site fitness center.   This property’s  location is the perfect home base.  Unpack once and you’re on your way to explore this coastal gem of a community.  The Camden town center is just a 3 minute walk from the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn and Camden Harbor and the schooners are less than a 5 minute walk from this lovely hotel.    Feeling a bit more adventurous? Drive through the scenic Camden Hills State Forest and the summit of Mount Battie is only 20 minutes from the inn! What an incredible view.

Why we love it:  Quintessential Camden – and lobster is always close by!

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Lobster Cooking Class in Camden – Get Cracking!

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster!

A trip to Maine should be based around eating as much lobster as one can. Hartstone Inn is going to help you with this cooking class. Recipes include: Maine Lobster with a Vanilla Beurre Blanc, Lobster and Gruyere Soufflé with a Grilled Corn Cream, Maine Lobster and Asparagus Salad with a Tangerine Dressing, and Avocado and Lobster Cakes with a Chive Sour Cream and Roasted Tomato Jus.

Join Chef Michael in his Camden Maine kitchen for a cooking class weekend, covering a wide range of topics from regional and ethnic cuisines to seasonal and holiday offerings. Classes are informative, entertaining, and of course, filled with delicious food. Weekend packages include two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, afternoon cookies and tea, a gourmet candlelit dinner for two and enrollment for one in the cooking class.  Or call to enroll in the lobster cooking class separately!

Why we love it? Combines eating lobster and learning how to make the same yummy stuff at home!

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Curtis Island Lighthouse and Lobster

 Perfect Scenery for a Stroll Before or After Lobster Lunch/Dinner!Located in lovely Camden Harbor, the lighthouse island is open to the public but accessible only by boat!  It can be viewed in all it’s beauty from the water on a sightseeing cruise out of Camden Harbor.  An historic part of the state, the present structure was built in 1896!
Consider a viewing before or after a lobster lunch in lovely downtown Camden.  Filled with shops and eateries, it’s a lovely way to spend the day.  Take a stroll to the “Curtis Island Overlook,” on Bayview Street which is just southeast of the intersection with Beacon Street. There is a sign and the path leading to the water.  Enjoy!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

Why we love it:   It stands on such an idyllic spot!

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Camden Harbor Cruises – Lobstering Tours & More

Discover the Maine that You can Only See from the Water!

Join Capt. Dominic Gioia and his crew aboard the Lively Lady for a one hour Lobstering & Lighthouse harbor cruise and enjoy views of two lighthouses, wildlife (hopefully seals & birds!) and a lobster fishing demonstration.   Departing 7 days a week from the public landing, Camden Harbor Cruises offers a close-up look of Maine’s rugged coast as the wooden vessel glides past majestic lighthouses, seaside mansions, world famous windjammers, and visiting yachts.  Don’t be surprised to see seals, porpoises, osprey, and bald eagles along the way!

Why we love it:  It’s a scenic tour!

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Whitehall Inn – Rediscover Maine’s Summer Place!

Midcoast Maine’s Newest Jewel

After a thoughtful renovations, Whitehall Inn’s redesign embraces the history of the iconic inn, and brings new focus on the natural beauty of Camden — the town where “the mountains meet the sea.” The property boasts rambling front porches and a patio perfect for enjoying a glass of wine or fresh lemonade,  fire pits for late night hangouts and a new onsite restaurant –  Pig + Poet – a collaborative venture with nationally acclaimed Chef Sam Talbot of the popular Surf Lodge in Montauk, NY and the Michelin-recommended Imperial No. Nine in New York City.   Featuring Maine’s farmland, fisheries and game, Pig + Poet will offers raw bar, signature roast pork dishes and a fresh take on lobster rolls.

Why we love it:  It’s uber-chic! 

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