Sunday, November 3, 2013

Veteran's Weekend Celebration Nov. 8 thru 11. Vets save 50%

It has been our pleasure to join with many other inns and bed and breakfasts across the country to honor our active duty and veterans on Veteran's Day with a special B&Bs for Vets offer.   Again this year we are pleased to participate and offer all our rooms at a 50% discount to anyone serving on active duty or to any veteran.  This year we've added more to our Veteran's Weekend Package.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

POP TECH 2013 - Sparks of Brilliance in Camden, ME

site logoThere is electricity in the air as once again Camden, Maine readies for PopTech, a conference like no other that brings some of the worlds most innovative, creative and forwarding thinking people from a variety of fields together and MAGIC happens!  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Columbus weekend means peak fall foliage in Camden Maine

It happens every year just about the same time!  In our 16 years of innkeeping here at the Inns at Blackberry Common we always try to guess exactly when peak color will come to the midcoast of Maine.  And this year, like most others, peak is going to fall right around the Columbus holiday.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ride the Camden chairlift for spectacular fall foliage and ocean view Sunday, October 5

Mother nature is painting spectacular colors across the landscape of coastal Maine right now!  This week colors are nearing their peak and only in Camden Maine can you have the unique chance to see the colors and the ocean while you ride the chairlift to the top of Ragged Mountain.
Downeast Magazine, October, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Harbor Arts Festival - October 5 and 6, 2013

The weather forecast is fantastic for the weekend and it will be a great time to be on the coast of Maine!  With fall in the air and foliage near it's peak, the setting is perfect for Camden's juried fall art festival. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Maine lighthouses open Saturday, Sept 14

It's a once a year opportunity in Maine!  This Saturday over 20 lighthouses along Maine's rocky coastline are open for visitors. It is your chance to get inside, see the workings of some of the nation's oldest and best lights and hear some exciting stories of the role of lighthouses and life as a "keeper". 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day Weekend means Windjammer Festival in Camden Maine!

Schooners in Camden Harbor - Photo copyright Paul Farmer

It's one of the most exciting weekends of the entire summer season!  Camden's harbor is always beautiful...but this weekend as the historic windjammer fleet of Maine sails into the harbor, it is positively breathtaking!  Windjammer Festival is a fun filled 3 day event that celebrates Maine's seafairing heritage.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Union Fair is happening until August 24

Coming to Maine in August means you get to enjoy great country fairs!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Give Dad a great Father's Day with grillin', chillin' and hot rods in Camden, Maine!

Forget the traditional ties, the new power tool and skip the hassle of  shopping for that last minute Father's Day gift. Father's Day is fast approaching!  This year wrap up something special for Dad or the great guy in your life!  How about replacing that "honey do" list with a list of fun adventures all planned for him?  Grillin' .... chillin' .... and hot rods! How about a weekend getaway package in Camden, Maine.  But there's more ... much more!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Historic Schooner Olad begins tours for the 2013 season with a second boat!

All who visit Camden enjoy its picturesque harbor known for its schooners and windjammers. Every spring locals and visitors await the unwrapping of the boats as the weather warms and the captains of the historic fleet of day sailing schooners announce that it is time again to set sail! Schooner Olad is one of four historic wooden schooners (not to be confused with a Maine windjammer) that sail from the harbor from May thru mid October, taking guests onboard for a truly unique Maine experience.  For most, it is a memory they will long cherish and share with friends and family!  This year Olad has great news ... a second boat!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Going Green and Certified as an Environmental Leader in Hospitality

It's official!  Our inns have been recertified by the State of Maine as an Environmental Leader!  And that is something everyone here at the Inns at Blackberry Common can be very proud of achieving.  But "green" is not to be confused with "minimal" or "lean".  In actuality, for guests it means enjoying a higher standard, attention to details and a focus on every aspect of service. For instance

Friday, April 5, 2013

Weekend Watercolor Workshop set for April 12 at Inn in Camden Maine.

Award winning Maine artist and gallery owner Marsha Donahue has created a new artist experience!  A weekend long immersion in a relaxed setting at the Inns at Blackberry Common.  Donahue is the owner of North Light Gallery and has taught both privately and at the Maine College of Art for over 16 years.  But this workshop she calls "Getting Cozy with Watercolor"  is something new and exciting!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ski the mountain with an ocean view free in February

It is always a surprise to our first time guests when they learn they can alpine ski just three miles from our inn at the Camden Snow Bowl.  But is an even bigger surprise when we tell them that the view from the top is the mighty ocean!  Fact is while Camden Maine may not boast the highest ski peaks in the east it does have claim to the only place on the east coast .... and perhaps in the continental United States where you can ski and have a view of the ocean! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

U.S. National Toboggan Championships in Camden this weekend!

The whole town of Camden Maine is getting ready to welcome teams by across the nation to the 23rd Annual U.S.Toboggan Championships!  Held at the Camden Snow Bowl only three miles from our Inns at Blackberry Common, the races are set for the weekend February 8 to February 10, 2013.  It is a winter weekend of fun for all!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Take your sweetheart on a getaway this Valentine's Day

Romance is what Valentine's Day is all about!!  It is that one day of the year when you  make your sweetheart feel really special.  Flowers are a typical gift.  Chocolate is always a favorite. Been there... done that.  So this year do something truly special and plan a weekend away for just the two of you.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Camden ME is one of America's Coolest Small Towns

Coolest Small Town in the US

It's official now that Camden Maine is one of fifteen finalists in this year's contest for the title.
The contest is run by Budget Travel and Camden may just win for 2013.  But we need votes.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winterfest 2013 in Camden

Along the coast of Maine and much of New England for the past several days we have all been enjoying a January thaw with temperatures in the high 40’s.  Trust me when I tell you that is considered balmy this time of year!  Those warm days have been a welcome break to winter’s chilling cold but we always know it is short lived.  Much colder temperatures are forecast to creep back in and that is good news as Camden’s Winterfest Festival is set for January 26, 2013.