Camden Maine inns
What makes your stay at the Inns at Blackberry Common special? Some say it’s
the setting. These Camden Maine inns are right in the heart of town, just 3 blocks from
the village and harbor, so you can park your car and take an easy stroll to the center
of the village of Camden to enjoy a sail on a historic schooner or a kayak adventure
or shop and enjoy the view of the Curtis Island lighthouse.. Uniquely
surrounded by over an acre of Maine perennial gardens, the inn’s setting
always tempts guests to relax, read a good book, enjoy afternoon
refreshments or cocktails in one of the quiet tranquil garden patches after
a busy day.
Others say the B&B is so special because of the amazing original
architecture of the restored inn buildings. Many a guest stops to marvel at
the ornately painted tin ceilings and elaborate plaster moldings of the 1849
Victorian styled Blackberry building and its adjacent Carriage House; others
appreciate the colonial authenticity of the 1806 Elms, right next door, with
its wide planked floors and post and beams. Spacious common rooms in both
are perfect for guests to gather to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, a
game of scrabble and lively conversation. (Hint: Ask the innkeepers about
the secret panel!)
Still others rave about breakfast at the B&B. The aroma of our own blend of
freshly roasted coffee greets early risers, who often join Chef Jim in the
garden harvesting fresh herbs and blackberries for the morning’s entrees.
It’s a special time of day when guests enjoy a multi course breakfast served
on the garden patio or in the dining room. Fresh juice of the day, followed
by a healthy starter course, like local honey sweetened yogurt topped with
home-made granola, baked spiced pears or Blackberry’s oatmeal with
cranberries is just the right start. Entrees vary daily, changing from a
sweet to a savory, as Chef Jim creates his specialties of the house, like
blackberry sage French toast, or garden vegetable fritattas. Breakfast is
also the perfect time for your innkeepers to help you plan your day’s
adventure. We’ll even pack you a great picnic lunch!
Guests return to enjoy the special gourmet dinners, wine tasting events and
culinary classes hosted throughout the year at the Inns. Begun at the
request of our guests, these exclusive guest events have grown to now be
some of our most popular weekends! In fact, author Joe David chose the Inns
for his 2009 new book: Gourmet Getaways: The Top 50 spots to Cook and Learn.
The Inns offer 18 guestrooms, each individually appointed with luxury
amenities, all air conditioned and each with a private bath. Many rooms have
gas fireplaces, cable tv and whirlpool or soaking tubs for extra pampering.
Whether you choose a room in one of the main historic buildings or in the
attached Carriage House or Tinker’s Cottage, you will enjoy fine linens,
soft robes and a great night’s rest! Many guests request the same room again
and again, with fond memories of each stay.
Your innkeeper hosts, Jim & Cyndi Ostrowski, are at home at the Inn and
welcome you to come and share this magically place. The staff is eager to
assist in every way. From helping you select just the right room, to dinner
reservations, maps, trails and hidden treasures, our staff will help you
plan the perfect Maine vacation. What really makes the Inns special is our
guests! We want your stay with us to be the best possible. Plan now to
create a special memory. We are especially happy to help you celebrate your
wedding, anniversary, birthday, retirement or other occasion.
Start with a visit to our Special Packages page….then select just the right
room … or just give us a call at 1-800-388-6000.