Built in 1835, the Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is a historic Mansard-style Victorian bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine. Located in the heart of the village, the award-winning retreat offers elegant and refined accommodations with private en-suite bathrooms, modern amenities and private gardens with lovely views. Suites add spacious living areas with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, and a complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning.

Stylishly decorated common areas feature a collection of over 400 orchids, hors-d'oeuvres and drinks are offered in the afternoons and guests can enjoy added extras such as cooking classes and spa services for an additional fee. The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is perfectly located for exploring the seaside village of Camden, which offers a host of activities and attractions such as hiking, biking, and kayaking to world-class golf courses, art museums and galleries, and boutique shops.

Guest Accommodations

The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway offers guestrooms in two different historical coastal Maine buildings, namely the original Hartstone building and the more secluded Hideaway. The Hartstone features 14 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, while the Hideaway is home to seven guest rooms and suites, all of which are exquisitely decorated in a classic style with elegant furnishings.

All guest rooms and suites have king or queen-size beds with pillow-top mattresses, deluxe linens and duvets, and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite or shared bathrooms with shower/bath combinations, whirlpool tubs (suites only), thick towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products. Spacious sitting areas have comfortable seating, writing desks and chairs, and some have fireplaces, while special touches include fresh flowers, original artworks, and handmade chocolates on arrival.

Modern amenities abound and include flat screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, iPod/MP3 player docking stations, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, air-conditioning, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Guest can enjoy a variety of in-room extras for special occasions and celebrations, including Champagne and strawberries, cheese and wine platters, couple’s or single massages, in-room hot stone therapy and other spa services, gourmet picnic lunches, and bouquets of fresh flowers. Other delights include handmade chocolates, delicious fruit baskets and specially prepared food dishes of choice.


A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served in the elegant dining room every morning, which includes a variety of fresh fruit and juices, cereals and yogurts, freshly baked bread and muffins, and hot entrées along with coffee and tea. The Inn’s restaurant is open to both guests and the public for dinner and serves a sumptuous five-course meal accompanied by award-winning wines from around the country and the world.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities and facilities at The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway include beautifully furnished common areas in which guests can relax, a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning and hors-d'oeuvres and drinks in the evenings. The Hideaway building has an on-site spa, which offers indulgent massages, body treatments, and other spa services in a luxurious and tranquil atmosphere, and guest can also enjoy scheduled cooking classes with the Inn’s renowned chef at certain times of the year.

Located in the center of town, the Hartstone Inn is within easy walking distance of many of the town’s attractions and recreational activities, as well as boutiques and shops, cafés and restaurants, museums, galleries and more. The main harbor and beaches are a short walk away and offer an array of outdoor adventures such as sailing, cruising, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, hiking, biking, and fishing. Slightly further afield, there are world-class golf courses, lighthouses, mountain climbing, museums and galleries to visit, and day trips to nearby attractions such as Belfast, Damariscotta, and Pemaquid Point.

41 Elm St, Camden, ME 04843, Phone: 207-236-4259, website, Map

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