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.