Deal Alert: Big winter savings at two of Maine’s finest inns with restaurants


It’s quiet season, and two of Maine’s nicest inns—the Hartstone Inn and Hideaway, in Camden, and the Inn by the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth—are offering great deals. Both are known for their restaurants as well as their lodging.

February is Fabulous at the Hartstone Inn & Hideaway

The February is Fabulous special at the Hartstone Inn & Hideaway provides a 50% discount. For $168 double, you get the best available suite, a five-course dinner for two, breakfast, champagne welcome, and house-made sweets, and you can add a second night for $95. The fine print: The package is available Sunday through Thursday (except Feb. 19), tax and gratuity are extra, valid through Feb. 29.

The inn is located smack downtown, just steps from shops, restaurants, and the harbor. Camden is winter is quiet, but lovely. It’s less than a five-minute drive to the Camden Snow Bowl, with skiing and snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, and tobogganing. (Read a copy of my review written originally for the Boston Globe).

72-Hour Sale at the Inn by the Sea

Book by Friday, Jan. 27, to snag rates as low as $129 for a room at the oceanfront Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Rates reflect a 40% savings and are valid Sunday through Thursday nights (Friday and Saturday nights available for an additional $30), in February and March. Rate is not available Feb. 19-21. Besides an excellent restaurant, the inn has a cozy lounge, and a spa. It’s also especially eco sensitive and pet friendly (see my review from a stay with my dog, Bernie).

The inn is 10 minutes from downtown Portland and its restaurants, shops, and museum—but a world away.




  1. My parents took a vacation to Maine and had the opportunity to book a room at the Hartstone Inn. They said everything from the rooms to the service including the food were out of this world. I believe they are planning to revisit soon.

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