Camden in the spring


We’re smack in the middle of a ful-blown Nor’eastah, a raging blizzard that one overzealous TV guy has said has the potential to be the storm of the century. I think it might be a wee bit too early in the century to title it, but the storm has me pining for sunshine and flowers. And I found a nice deal, for those able to book before the rooms are all taken.

During May and June, Cedarholm Garden Bay, a colony of secluded cottages on a gorgeous chunk of oceanfront property a few miles north of downtown Camden, is offering a third night free for stays of two nights or longer.

These aren’t your run of the mill cabins, these are luxurious and very private shingled cottages set on 16 acres landscaped with gorgeous gardens. The fanciest ones have fieldstone fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Four are oceanfront, two others are set in the gardens, but have ocean views.

Rates include a continental breakfast: Think scratch-baked goodies, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit. Dine inside or take it out on the deck.