Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Have you made plans yet? Here are some suggestions for the perfect romantic getaway to Camden, Maine to be enjoyed for a Valentine’s Day getaway, or year-round! Everyone has their own opinion of romance, but we think one of these getaways will kindle a spark.
Who doesn’t feel like they want to, every once in a while, “stop the hamster wheel, I want to get off.” Everyone is so busy these days, it is hard to take the time to just enjoy each other. Why not escape to our top rated Camden bed and breakfast? Pick a room with a fireplace and spend some time cuddling in front of the fire.
Or enjoy a nice long soak in a whirlpool tub and wash away those daily woes.
Take advantage of one of our promotions to get started on your romantic stay. Kick it up a notch and add the in-room couples massage to your stay.
Romance in the Great Outdoors
Perhaps you and your partner need a little physical activity together before you can settle down in front of a cozy fire. Camden and the surrounding area offers year-round outdoor activities. There are numerous parks and land trusts with hiking trails. A number of the trails can be used for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
Mount Battie Trail in Camden Hills State Park provides the most romantic view in all of Camden. One can see Camden Harbor and the entirety of Penobscot Bay from Acadia to Monhegan Island. Ascending the stone tower on Mount Battie’s 780′ summit provides a 360-degree panorama. This view inspired Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem “Renascence”, today it has inspired many to pop the question.
One can ski at the Camden Snowbowl. It is the only East Coast ski destination with spectacular views of the ocean, hence the logo “Ski the Sea”.
For a real adrenaline rush, snuggle up close, hold on tight and try the wooden toboggan chute.
For many people, a discussion on romance includes a candlelit dinner with fine dining and a nice glass of wine. According to the Rock Coast Food Guide, there are only 15,000 people in the Camden, Rockport, Rockland area and 90 restaurants, 91% of which stay open year round. The area boasts 6 James Beard Semi-finalists. Farm-to-table was popular here before most places. There is a passion for sustainable agriculture and fishing. There are so many great restaurants to try. Many completely knowledgeable on preparing great tasting food despite dietary restrictions or food allergies, one has to just let them know.
Some of the local chefs also host cooking classes to provide for a one of a kind foodie experience.
One would be remiss in discussing Foodie Romance if we did not mention the aphrodisiac food that tops most lists, the oyster. Many think this part of Maine, due to its proximity to the Damariscotta River, is the ultimate destination for oyster lovers.
- Innkeeper Tip: Our go-to spot for a quiet romantic dinner is a short 7 minute drive on Route 52 to Youngtown Inn in Lincolnville, Maine. We recommended this restaurant to one of our guests who has been coming to Camden for years and said they thought it was probably the best kept secret. The chef/owner draws upon his French heritage and European training to create a seasonally-changing dinner menu supplemented with daily special offerings. The menu takes advantage of the freshest available ingredients. The service is always attentive and there is a full bar and extensive wine list as well.
So which of the above inspires you? Call us at (207) 236-8842 to help you plan and book your ultimate romantic getaway to Camden, Maine.