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Romantic Date Ideas in Camden, Maine

December 12, 2018 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Do you ever want to stop the world, get off, and enjoy some time with your significant other? In today’s fast pace life with high pressure jobs, one needs to take time to slow down and smell the proverbial roses. As the holiday season heightens into a frenzy, plan ahead for a date night. Camden offers lots of choices for some special together time. So, here are some suggestions for that date night.  Some are very familiar, others not so much!

Familiar Date Night Suggestions

It is always nice to go out to dinner.  Since someone else is doing the “dirty work”, there is more focused together time. According to the Rock Coast Food Guide, the midcoast of Maine has more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in America. Check out one of these restaurants for your romantic date night dinner.

restaurants in Camden, ME

The Camden Opera House offers all kinds of entertainment for date nights.  The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) screens movies on a monthly basis. There are all kinds of musical genre performances from local musicians as well as internationally known artists. Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Camden Opera House

Do you prefer to be more involved in the entertainment?  Then Karaoke at Cuzzy’s Restaurant might be your ideal date night.

Alternative Date Night Suggestions

If in addition to singing, you or your sweetie enjoy writing songs, then the Camden Public Library’s songwriter session may be the perfect break from the ordinary.  The session meets on the last Thursday of every month.  The group welcomes all levels of songwriters.

Camden Public Library

If you are both musically inclined, there are music jam sessions, open mic nights, and live music many nights of the week in cafes throughout the midcoast. Consult the Knox Village Soup calendar to find out days, times and places.

If your break from everyday life is immersion in literature, then your perfect date night might be attending a poetry reading or a presentation/book signing. It is easy find all kinds of readings either in the Library’s calendar or The Free Press.

Cozy Date Night Suggestions

The above suggestions may be great, but sometimes even these require more energy than you are interested in expending. Sometimes the best cozy date night is curling up with your favorite someone and watching a movie at home.

Camden, Maine B&B

Sometimes, trying to watch that movie at home is not possible due to competing priorities: laundry, chores, house repairs etc.  Why not leave your house but still enjoy serious cuddle time? Try staying at a bed and breakfast a short distance away.

Make your stay even cozier by reserving a room with a Victorian Soaking tub or jetted tub

romantic B&B in Camden, Maine

And/or a gas stove.

Romantic Getaway in Camden, Maine

Doesn’t that look inviting?

Stay in Camden

Reserve a room at our our Camden, Maine B&B. Check out the Promotions page to find our current offerings to enjoy your cozy date night in Camden!

Pies on Parade introduces a new Saturday Event in Camden

January 16, 2018 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

Pies on Parade; New Camden Event; Key Lime Pie poster



As reported on Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) (Pantry and Emergency Assistance) website, Pies on Parade is their largest fund raiser of the year.  Over the past thirteen years, more than $150,000 has been donated to AIO’s Food Pantry from this event to help provide food for Knox County families. This fund raiser provides enough funds to feed 100 hungry families for a full year when paired with other matching donations. This year, a new Saturday event, in partnership with the Pies on Parade weekend, will take place in Camden. The Camden event will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the filming of Peyton Place in Camden.

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5 Behind The Scenes Details Of Hospitality For Humanity

March 8, 2017 by Hawthorn Inn B&B

The Maine Innkeepers Association (MIA) is sponsoring the 15th Annual Hospitality for Humanity. Member properties offer 50% off the regular rate in exchange for a $35 check to Habitat for Humanity. Each member property sets its own parameters for participation. Since the program’s inception in 2004, MIA has raised over $183,000. Last year (2016), MIA collected over $26,000, a record amount. 

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