Friday, December 28, 2007

Free day passes at the Penobscot bay YMCA

Stay at the Blue Harbor House Inn and use the facilities at our fabulous YMCA for free. (January - May 2008)
Swim, use the gym or take a class - the YMCA is only a mile away from the Inn. Limited availability. Day passes issued on a 'first come' basis.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mount Battie, Camden, Maine

Take a look at these lovely views - Mount Battie Ocean Trail Oct 21st! Still magnificent Fall colors to be seen. The scenery is more beautiful than you could ever imagine.



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Fabulous Fall Colors - Mid Coast Maine


Take a look at these lovely fall colors - taken 20th Oct 2007. Temp 80 on lake Megunticook, Mid coast Maine.
Even more breathtaking in real life! You still have time to experience this beauty, now at our low season rates. See you soon!


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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fall harbor arts and Crafts sept 29-39th, Camden, Maine


Come and see the work of local artists, as well as those of Maine and beyond. All featured annually at the hugely popular Fall HarborArts Juried Arts & Craft Show.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall Harbor arts and Crafts Show, Camden, Maine


Over 100 artists and craftspeople display and sell their work in amidst the spectacular scenery of Camden, Maine in this 23rd annual show. September 29th and 30th 2007. Peak fall foliage provides a breathtaking backdrop. Come join us and see!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Maine Fare - Camden -Sept 14-16th 2007


Join us for the weekend in beautiful Camden for a food festival that has something for everyone. This fun-filled event celebrates the bounty of Maine food from every angle. Stroll through the Maine Fare marketplace and fill your senses with the delights of the harvest season. Shop for Maine products and speak with the artisans who produce them. Attend one of the many cooking demonstrations throughout the day and learn directly from Maine chefs, farmers, food and wine producers, cookbook authors, teachers and food historians. Take in a presentation and learn about kitchen gardening, how to buy and prepare seafood, the state of Maine's important seafood resources, storing fresh food for the winter without touching that old canning kettle, and much, much more.

Photo By Jim Dugan( who did all our website photos, along with the stunning Camden scenery on the home page) The event will be centered at and around the Waterfall Events Center in Camden's historic Knox Mill Center. Right in downtown Camden, this venue is close to many of the great restaurants and lovely inns this spectacularly beautiful area has to offer.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Maine Literary festival Nov 2nd-4th 2007

Last year we had author Cathie Pellettier staying at the Blue Harbor House Inn. Who will you meet this year? Come and stay with us and see!
This is the second annual Maine Author's Series & Literary Festival, titled "Mayham, Money and Mirth," and provides a rich mix of presentations, panels, readings, and literary surprises from more than 20 authors who live in and/or write about Maine. Camden Opera House. Maine Literary Festival (207) 837-2827. http://www.maineliteraryfestival.com/

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Camden, Maine, Christmas By the sea


What a magical way to spend a few winter days in Camden. Our Christmas by the sea celebration takes place Nov 30th - Dec 02nd. Check out our low season rates, and book for a cozy weekend with fireplace and Santa!
The weekend is made up of wonderful Shopping, musical entertainment, parade, community tree lighting ceremony, horsedrawn wagon rides. Holiday House Inn Tour. Holiday sales and dining specials. Photos and children's story hour with Santa (who arrives by boat!).

Friday, August 24, 2007

Windjammer weekend Camden Maine


The largest single gathering of the Maine windjammer fleet arrives in Camden Harbor to celebrate the windjammer industry. Live music, performances , nautical activities and demonstrations, boat parade, fireworks, and flims!

This is a must see event - Camden Harbor at its most stunning. You won't want to miss it!

August 31st-September 02nd. A few minutes stroll from the Blue Harbor House Inn

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Gourmet Champagne Sunset sail on the Schooner 'Heron'


Enjoy an evening sail on the Classic schooner yacht 'Heron' Take a chilled bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne and enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres on board this beautiful schooner.
This is the prettiest time of the day - you will see the seals on Robinsons Rock, Indian Island lighthouse and much much more...relax and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see.
Return home just as the sun is setting behind the Camden Hills......
Package includes 2 nights accommodation with full breakfast, evening sail for two aboard the schooner yacht Heron, with hors d'oeuvres and a chilled bottle of Mumm's Champagne. Available September 01st-21st. Price from $420.00 - $520.00

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Wireless Internet available

A question we frequently get asked is 'Do you have wireless internet access?'
The answer is 'Yes!" Free wireless internet access is available in all rooms. We also have a laptop for guest use. For business customers we have a fax and photocopying facility available.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show


Maine's only in-the-water boat show features boats in the water and on land, fine furniture and home wares, arts, architecture, delicious food
The Fifth Annual Maine Boat show Aug 10-12. Harbor Park, Rockland, is only 8 miles from the Blue Harbor House Inn. For more information visit www.maineboats.com. Don't miss it!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Camden harbor gets the vote from Coastal living magazine

Camden Harbor has been rated hightly by Coastal living Magazine in its search for the top ten harbors in the US. Come and see for yourself....the bustling harbor, great waterfront restaurants...beautiful schooners ...lobsters and so much more...Book a room at the Blue harbor House Inn and a few minutes casual stroll will take you there.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Blue Harbor House, Maine, recipes


Blue Harbor House Waffles have been showcased on the project foodie website!
Blue Harbor House Waffles


What could be better for Sunday breakfast that hot waffles? How about waffles with a berry compote and crème fraiche whipped cream? Give the delightful treat, courtesy of Blue Harbor House (Camden, ME) a try and you'll never want to go back to plain waffles again!
Blue Harbor House Waffles
3 Eggs, Separated
1 ½ Cups Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Cup Butter or Margarine, Melted
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Sour Cream
¼ Cup Sugar
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
In a medium bowl beat the egg whites until stiff. Set aside. In a large bowl beat the remaining waffle ingredients together. Fold in the egg whites. Pour into a hot waffle iron that has been greased and bake. Serve with Berry compote and Crème Fraiche whipped cream, recipes below.
Tip: The batter will be very thick. A thick batter makes a crispier waffle.
Berry compote

2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
2 10oz packages frozen mixed berries (4 cups thawed with their juices)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Grated zest of 1 lemon
Dissolve cornstarch in the water. Set aside. Combine the berries, their juices, sugar, lemon zest all spice and cinnamon, in saucepan and bring to boil. When bubbles appear on the side of the pan (just before it reaches full boil) quickly stir in the cornstarch mixture. Let the fruit boil for only one minute to cook the cornstarch. Overcooking will make the fruit disintegrate. Remove from heat. Compote will thicken further as it cools.

Crème Fraiche whipped cream

1/2 cup crème fraiche or sour cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup cold heavy cream
In a bowl, whisk the crème fraiche with sugar until smooth. In a separate bowl whip the cream. Gently fold together.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Harbor Arts and Crafts show July 21-22

Come to Camden and visit the hugely popular Harbor Arts and Crafts show.
Over 100 artists and crafts people display and sell their work amidst the spectacular scenery of Camden Harbor in this, their 31st Annual Show. If you visit the home page of Blue Harbor House you can see a lovely panoramic moving picture view from last year's event. Well worth a visit!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Restaurants in Camden, Maine


One of my favourite restaurants in Camden - 'Ephemere' at 51 Bayview street Camden ( tel 207 236 4451) recently had a well deserved double page write-up in Aug issue of Down East magazine. The menu has something for everyone - the food is fabulous!( my favorite is the smoked haddock on a bed of mashed potatoes)
There is also a lovely Wine Bar upstairs, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and sample their 'Lighter fare' menu. A definite must in Camden!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Camden hills State Park Mid Coast Maine


Take a break from the scorching heat experienced in many areas at the moment. Enjoy cooler climes, take a hike up our famous Mount Battie and experience the stunning scenery of the Maine Coast. There is nothing like it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Maine Lobster!




Stay at the Blue Harbor House and enjoy a lobster dinner to rival the best! (take part in our interactive cooking experience , and steam your own if you dare!)
Our 3 course set menu lobster dinner is available weekends for $30.00 pp, plus tax and gratuity. We also have a selection of fine wine and beer available for purchase.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Cellardoor Vineyard, Lincolnville, Maine




Just a few miles outside Camden is the Cellardoor Vineyard. It is open daily from 10 to 5.
The barn, which was built in 1790, has been recently renovated and now offers an expanded tasting bar, loft seating area, and a wine & gift shop. Make sure you sample their unique blueberry Wine, which is 100% Blueberry. It is great with blue cheese and toasted walnuts. We attended a recent wine tasting, and sampled some delightful wine ( and came home with a few bottles , too!) This is definitely well worth a visit.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Schooner Yacht Heron





LOBSTER LUNCH CRUISE special
10:30 - 1:30 daily
Sail on the beautiful Schooner Heron until the end of June and enjoy a Lobster roll lunch free! This trip will be one of the highlights of your vacation. It is the perfect cruise to see the bay & enjoy the taste of Maine Lobster. Watch osprey and eagles soar overhead. See the harbor seals basking on the ledges at Robinson's Rocks and simply relax and enjoy the rugged Maine scenery, as the Schooner HERON takes you on a magical trip capturing the essence of Maine
Usual price $50.00. Special price for Blue Harbor Inn guests $38.00.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Music by the Sea - Camden July 01


"Music By The Sea" celebrating the Fourth of July on July 1 in Downtown Camden and Harbor Park. This year's celebration will feature three bands, a community barbecue and children's activities from noon until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.
The Shaiben Jazz Ensemble will kick off the festivities in Harbor Park at noon. Local steel drum band Steelin' Thunder will play at 3 p.m and Maine's own 195th Army Band will perform at 5 p.m. Music, delicious food and fun for the kids - face painting, balloon tying, harbor cruises and story telling. A great day for all.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Balmy Blue -Four Poster comfort


One of our comfy queen four poster bedrooms. Rate $155.00 for 2 people, including full breakfast.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Lake Megunticook Maine Adventure




About six miles North of Camden, this lake is very popular for kayaking and its stunning scenery. Today though a boat ride, picnic and snorkel were the highlights.

Beautiful - wish you were here!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Nautical Nook - New Look!

Take a peek at our new look Nautical Nook . This queen bedroom has been refurbished, with flat screen TV and DVD, to complete the picture. Wireless internet, too!
Rate of $135.00 includes full breakfast.

Coming soon - Caledonian suite, complete re-vamp with new fabulous king brass bed! This newly refurbished suite will be ready 06/12/07 with photo very soon after!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Schooner Special!


Reserve any three nights at Blue harbor house Sunday-Thursday through to the end of July, and receive a choice of a two hour sail for two, on the beautiful windjammer 'Surprise', or a bottle of Mumm's Champagne, with chocolate covered strawberries!
Cannot be combined with any other discount or special. Must mention ' blog special schooner/or champagne' at time of booking, in order to receive this special package.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Champagne and strawberries....mmm...delicious...

Why not celebrate your Camden, Maine getaway by adding a bottle of Champagne and sumptuous chocolate covered strawberries. Add $55.00lPosted by Picasa

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Scuba diving in Maine


Terry finally got in his first dive of the season. Beauchamp point, Rockport Maine, a few miles from Blue Harbor House. Good visibility as the water was still pretty cold... Checking out Natures larder(!)...he spotted some lobsters and a crab. Not quite the Carribean for a dive location, (dry suit required, and not many colorful fish) but very similar to diving in Scotland!

Friday, May 25, 2007

See Peyton Place, Camden and save 15% on room rates



June 15th-June 17th
A re-creation of the Labor Day parade from the film will take place on 16 June . Participants will include classic cars from the 50’s as well as extras that appeared in the film! As the parade ends at the Mill enjoy light refreshments and Peyton Place memorabilia on display. Maps of locations featured in the film will be available as well. Make sure to get to Main St. early and secure your spot – you won’t want to miss this trip down memory lane! Book any two nights at the Blue Harbor House Inn this weekend and save 15% off our regular room rates. New bookings only. Limited availability.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Maine Lobster festival Aug 01-05, 2007



Mix nine tents, the world’s largest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a big parade, top notch entertainment, fine art, talented crafts people and vendors, US Navy ship tours, all-you-can-eat pancakes, free shuttle service, US Coast Guard Station tours, professional and amateur cooking contests, marine heritage, road races, kids events, over 25,000 pounds of lobster- and you have the recipe for Maine's finest summer celebration. Don't miss it. Reserve your accommodation before its too late!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Breakfast!



If you have not yet sampled our breakfast delights, take a peek at one of our many popular Breakfast menu items. Belgian Waffles...mmm....delicious!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Peyton Place, Camden, June 16 2007

A re-creation of the Labor Day parade from the film will take place on Main St. in Camden. Participants will include classic cars from the 50’s as well as extras that appeared in the film. As the parade ends at the Mill enjoy light refreshments and Peyton Place memorabilia on display. Maps of locations featured in the film will be available as well. Make sure to get to Main St. early and secure your spot – you won’t want to miss this trip down memory lane!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Belted Galloways in Mid Coast Maine!


Belted Galloway cattle, originally from Scotland, are quite a landmark in Rockport, Maine! The famous black and white 'Oreo Cookie' cows at Aldermere farm are now one of the area's popular attractions.

Aldermere Farm , owned and managed by Maine Coast Heritage Trust, is a traditional New England saltwater farm, with rugged fields, weathered stone walls, a rocky shoreline, and simple yet elegant structures. The farm’s 136 acres include fields, woods, and wetlands, as well as the buildings and grounds. Enjoy a beautiful walk from Blue Harbor House to see the 'Belties' or take the car and enjoy the scenery on the way.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

North Atlantic Blues Festival


The 14th annual Blues Music Festival will be held outdoors in Rockland's Harbor Park, only 8 miles from Blue Harbor House Inn . Saturday and Sunday during the day see top national acts: Bernard Allison, Lucky Peterson, Walter Trout,Debbie Coleman, Sue Foley and more. This is a hugely popular event. For more information visit North Atlantic Blues Festival. Don't miss it.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Camden Wedding


There are several wonderful wedding venues in Camden. One of my favourites is the Vesper Hill Children's chapel.

The Vesper Hill Children's Chapel is a beautiful outdoor Chapel, in Rockport, less than 2 miles from Blue Harbor House. It sits high on a ledge, the focal point of mature, well-tended gardens, with climbing hydrangea over the stone wall of the foundation, and willows, pines, birches and much much more. They also have great herb garden in the grounds. It is a very peaceful, beautiful and serene place, a lovely place to visit any day of the year, though most popular for weddings during the summer.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Maiden's Cliff, Camden




Take a hike up one of the many trails in Camden Hills State park. The views are incredible.
The 5,500 acre park provides 30 miles of hiking trails along the shore and in the Megunticook Mountain range, whose peaks rise from near sea level to a height of 1,380 feet. One outstanding feature of this range is Maiden Cliff, a rock outcropping that rises 800 feet from the shore of Megunticook Lake and offers hikers outstanding views from the top. Take a look at these absolutely stunning views. Breathtaking!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stormy weather!


A huge storm pummeled Camden this week.
See how close the waves came to this waterfront home! Hopefully that's the worst of the weather over, and we can look forward to our usual glorious Camden Summer. Join us and see! Check out our new Camden harbor web cam at www.blueharborhouse.com

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Camden book Festival

Some dates to add to your diary!
May18th-20th. Camden book festival - 'A time of Wonder' paid and free events throughout Camden.

Also, the same weekend 'Warbler Weekend' A talk, slide presentation and bird walk. Merryspring nature center, Camden. www.merryspring.org
Merryspring nature center is a privately-owned 66-acre park in Camden and Rockport, Maine that is open to the public free of charge every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Visit the Herb Garden and the Rose garden to name a few.
Native plant enthusiasts will enjoy strolling through the wooded 10 acre Kitty Todd Arboretum, which features most of the trees and shrubs native to Maine. Well worth a visit, any day, not just for special events.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Our famous 3 course Lobster dinner















Feast your eyes on our sample Lobster dinner menu!

Don't leave Maine without sampling it's delights.

Lobster is our specialty, although we do offer other menu choices.

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Wild mushroom soup.

Homemade Irish soda bread

Steamed Maine lobster
served with corn on the cob and jacket potato.

Ginger Crème Brûlée

Coffee
$30.00 per person plus tax and gratuity.

A fine selection of wine and beer available.

Available June to October. Friday and Saturday evenings.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Spring has sprung a surprise!



Well, Blue Harbor House looks pretty as a picture, but definitely not your typical spring day!

Camden is not well known for it's ski slopes,( but on a day like today skiing comes to mind!)however the Snow Bowl is quite unlike anything else in the East.
From the summit of 1300' Ragged Mountain, home to the Snow Bowl's trails, skiers and riders have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. The Camden Snow Bowl really is "where the mountains meet the sea".

Although now closed for the season, the Camden Snow Bowl is the place to look for good, affordable skiing for all levels. Look forward to next season......