5th Annual Camden Classics Cup

The Camden Classics Cup is back for the 5th year.  One of the most beautiful regattas, as it takes place where the “mountains meet the sea”; there is fun both on and off-shore for all to be had and it benefits Lifeflight of Maine. The event is held over three days, and there’s a youth …
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Person snow shoeing

Our 4 Favorite Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoe Trails

Make Camden your destination for outdoor adventure this winter! While downhill skiing and snowboarding can be a thrilling way to spend your day, we also love slowing down the pace to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Check out our favorite cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails below and start planning your winter getaway to our luxury bed …
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Belted Galloway Cows – A Camden Tradition

Saturday, May 8th, Aldermere Farm will open its barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd. Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of Aldermere Farm and visit with the newly born Belted Galloway calves. This is your chance to see Aldermere’s 4-H club in action! …
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Horses outside during winter

Our Winter Deals are Newsworthy

Fodor’s Travel and Budget Travel published their picks for unique winter deals and we are proud to say that we topped both lists!  From our cozy, two-night Winter Play Your Way deal to our Icelandic Horse Trail-Riding Adventure, the press considers the Hartstone Inn to be THE winter destination at which to stay, dine, and …
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Cajun-Seared Tenderloin of Beef with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes and Bleu Cheese

Recipe serves 4   Main Ingredients 6 plum tomatoes 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Four 6-ounce beef filets 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 teaspoons Cajun spice mix (recipe below) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 small red onion, sliced thinly 1/2 batch …
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Cranberry pie

Cranberry and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes 25 cookies   Ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup white chocolate chunks (pea size) 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup cashew halves Instructions Preheat the …
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Butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup with a Nutmeg Cream

  Ingredients (serves 8) 2 1/2 pounds butternut squash, skin and seeds removed, roughly cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 Tablespoons canola oil 2 medium-sized yellow onions, peeled and roughly cut 1 stalk celery, roughly cut 1 1/2 quarts chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1/4 teaspoon …
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Ingredients to make potato and apple pancakes

Potato and Apple Pancakes with Smoked Salmon

Ingredients 1 pound red potatoes, peeled 1 medium yellow onion, peeled 1 medium Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, quartered and cored 2 large eggs 2 scallions, green part only, finely chopped 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Canola oil (for frying) 4 ounces sour cream 2 Tablespoons chopped red …
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Thank You note

Messages of Support

Thank you again for all the wonderful messages of support. We are so happy to keep providing you with great meals, and look forward to the day we can have you back in our dining room! Our absolute favorite place to celebrate anything. Beautiful place, delicious food and wonderful people. Even today, we are going …
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Cornbread Recipe

Michael’s Cornbread yields: two 12-inch cast iron skillets Ingredients 6 large ears corn on the cob 2 teaspoons olive oil 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 1 1/2 cups melted unsalted butter 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons …
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Maple sugar from Maine

Experience Maple Sugar Season in Maine

Spring is easily one of the sweetest times of the year! The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming; Mother Nature is abundant with beauty and life. Join us this year for a long-standing New England tradition and enjoy everything maple sugar season has to offer. Get ready for delicious treats and sweet experiences …
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Skiing at Camden Snow Bowl

Hit the Maine Slopes at Camden Snow Bowl

As the winter kicks into high gear, it’s time to hit the Maine slopes. Camden Snow Bowl is now open for the 2020 season! Whether it’s skiing with a view of the ocean or whizzing down the toboggan track, winter fun hits its peak at the Camden Snow Bowl. Just an 4-mile drive from the …
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