Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

41 Elm Street, Camden, Maine 04843
Innkeeper(s): Mary Jo Brink & Michael Salmon

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  • Introduction

    Hartstone & Hideaway-CAmden, MaineCome fall under the spell of one of Camden's grandest historic homes. Built in 1835, this Mansard style Victorian Inn offers an enchanting hideaway in the heart of Camden. Each air-conditioned guest room 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.

    Elegant Accommodations and Gourmet Cuisine in the heart of Camden Village.
    Featured in: Food and Wine - May 2001, Yankee Magazine Editors Pick 2001, Gourmet - May 1999 & Featured in: October 2007 and Martha Stewart Living - August 2009.

    Cottage Suite


    Fine shops, galleries and restaurants start at your doorstep. The Hartstone Inn & Hideaway is located in the center of Camden and is within walking distance of Camden's featured attractions. The harbor is a "stone's throw" away, with it's fleet of windjammers and bustle of activity. Early risers won't want to miss the Sun rising over Camden Harbor.



    Exclusively for our Inn guests, breakfast is included in the room rate and is decidedly different from your everyday fare. Prepared with care, our breakfasts are an enticing reason to get out of our comfy beds in the morning!

    We invite you to experience the cuisine of the Hartstone Inn's internationally award-winning Chef - a place that has hosted Julia Child for dinner. Candlelit dinner is presented in our elegantly appointed dining room with fine china and crystal. Chef Michael infuses New England Cuisine with an international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients. Our five-course dinner menu changes nightly to utilize the freshest possible ingredients and our cellar list offers a variety of fine wines to complement your dinner. Advance reservations are recommended.

    Elegant atmosphere, delicious food, and warm hospitality await you at the Hartstone Inn & Hideaway!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Mary Jo Brink & Michael Salmon for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Lighthouses, Cooking Classes, Chef For the Day, Schooners, Camden Hills State Park, Farnsworth Museum, Camden Snow Bowl, Cellar Door Winery, Bay Chamber Concers, Historic Camden Villagep.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Internationally award winning chef. Chef for a day program, cooking classes. Great location - closest inn to Camden Village.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Nestled between Camden Hills State Park and beautiful Camden Harbor. Camden Village - Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Bon Appetite, American Culinary Award of Excellence.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Secret Hiking trails, hidden kayaking locations, long winding bicycle paths, picnic spots along the sea shore.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?


    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Shopping, sailing, kayaking, biking, secluded walks, state park, historic library, and galleries.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Hartstone Inn.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    21 guest rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Dogs are allowed in several rooms. Call us and discuss it first. We have very strict rules because we are so small. And we don’t allow any pet, just some after a telephone call interview.