Hartstone Inn and Hideaway

Downtown Camden, Maine

Built in 1835, the architecturally splendid Hartstone Inn and Hideaway is an enchanting escape in the heart of Camden. The Hartstone building is a fine example of a Mansard Victorian which features an iconic slate mansard roof with dormer windows and brackets which are the hallmark of the style.

The property is arranged with three unique buildings, housing 22 romantic rooms and suites and one apartment rental, along with beautiful gardens and their on-site 20 seat restaurant and bar, which is located in the Hartstone building.

Every room is uniquely furnished and features original artwork, fine linens, soft robes, down comforters and pillows, flat screen TV’s and heat pumps. Select rooms offer gas fireplaces and jetted tubs for the ultimate indulgent experience, and several are also pet-friendly.

Guests love being just steps away from Camden’s picturesque harbor and Maine’s best attractions. Guests book a windjammer cruise for a scenic tour of lighthouses, marine wildlife and secluded islands or head to Camden Hills State Park to enjoy miles of trails and expansive vistas of the ocean and unspoiled countryside. Kayaking on Penobscot Bay, playing a round at a world-class golf course or taking a ferry to the artist colony on Monhegan Island are among the favorite activities.

The inn’s acclaimed restaurant is open to guests and the public for dinner 5 nights a week. Breakfast is included with the room rates for guests. 

The sellers purchased this in 1998 and the time has come for them to convey this wonderful icon to new stewards.

The options for owner’s quarters vary, from what was the original owner’s apartment and now the Sorrento Suite, with two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, spacious kitchen, dining, living and den with private garden patio, to creating a space at Hideaway or even renovating the staff apartment.





At a Glance

Hartstone Inn and Restaurant

(41 Elm Street, left, top), built circa 1835, offers 12 guest rooms/suites with ensuite baths, 9 fireplaces, 20 seat restaurant and small bar.

  • Map 120 Lot 002
  • .33 acres
  • Zone B-3 (Business Transition 3 District)
  • total 6,397 sf finished space
  • 2020 Real Estate Taxes $16,635
  • Book 2230 P329 of Knox County Registry of Deeds
  • Heating/cooling: heat pumps-A/C; oil fired boiler-hot water baseboard; propane fireplaces
  • Exterior: clapboard
  • Roofing: slate Mansard roof, asphalt shingle and rubber roof
  • Floors: hardwood, carpet, tile
  • Public water and sewer

Hideaway Inn

Hideaway Inn 
(4 Pleasant Street, left middle), built circa 1810, 7 guest rooms/suites with ensuite baths, 7 fireplaces

  • Map 119 Lot 146
  • .26 acres
  • Zone V (Traditional Village)
  • Total 4,168 sf finished space
  • 2020 Real Estate Taxes $8.822
  • Book 3775 Page 138 of Knox County Registry of Deeds 
  • Heating/cooling: heat pumps-A/C, oil fired boiler-hot water baseboard
  • Exterior: clapboard 
  • Roofing: asphalt shingle
  • Floors: hardwood, carpet
  • Public water and sewer

Manor House 

(12 Free Street, left, bottom) , built circa 1845, offers 3 guest rooms/suites with ensuite baths plus 1 apartment rental, 4 fireplaces

  • Map 12, Lot 019
  • .31 acres
  • Zone V (Traditional Village)
  • total 4,602 sf finished space
  • 2020 Real Estate Taxes $6,565
  • Book 2998 Page 301 of Knox County Registry of Deeds 
  • Heating/cooling: heat pumps-A/C, oil fired boiler-hot water radiator, propane fireplaces
  • Exterior: vinyl siding
  • Roofing: asphalt shingle
  • Floors: hardwood, carpet
  • Public water and sewer

Total acreage: .9
Total building sf: ~15,437

Camden, Maine is located in the heart of the Midcoast region, abounds with natural beauty – from sparkling Penobscot Bay, to the pristine lakes and evergreen forests of the Camden Hills.


​Camden’s picturesque harbor is home to a fleet of historic sailing schooners, charming shops, inspired dining, and architectural interest that easily conjures it’s sea-faring history. Read more about the history of Camden.


The Hartstone Inn and Hideaway is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Camden, just a quick minute to the Harbor and just about 2 miles from the entrance to Camden Hills State Park with its famous view from Mt. Battie. A few miles north to Lincolnville Beach and guests can catch the ferry to Islesboro or Monhegan.

The Camden area is known as the region where the “mountains meet the sea”. This Inn is your window to the natural landscape of mountains, beaches, protected bays, impressive lighthouse tours and extraordinary art museums and galleries. 

  • 80 miles from Portland (1-3/4 hrs.)
  • 185 miles from Boston (3-1/2 hrs.)
  • 55 miles from Bangor (1-1/4 hrs.)
  • 75 miles from Acadia National Park (1-3/4 hrs. in summer traffic)
  • 40 miles from Boothbay Harbor (-1 hour)

Very strong business with room to grow. Full financial detail provided only to qualified buyers.