2014 Summer Concerts in Rockport Maine

2014 Summer Concerts in Rockport Maine

If You Haven’t Heard Bay Chamber Concerts Has A Really Fantastic Line Up This Summer 2014 Summer Concerts in Rockport Maine One of the most special treasures of the Camden area is the Bay Chamber Concerts. Although they are produced year round the Summer...
Inn Cooking Classes on the Maine Coast

Inn Cooking Classes on the Maine Coast

It does not matter whether you are a beginner or an expert cook, learning to prepare delicious miracles in a jiffy with a Maine cooking class is fun and rewarding.  The Maine Coast, specifically Camden Maine is becoming a culinary recreational destination for those...
4th of July Camden

4th of July Camden

After communicating with the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, we regrettably announce the Camden Fireworks display will not be offered on July 4th or 5th this year. The fireworks company has confirmed, due to the potential rain, they cannot launch them from...
Mother’s Day in Camden, ME

Mother’s Day in Camden, ME

      Are you coming to Camden during Mother’s Day Weekend? Here are some fun ideas on how to spend Mother’s Day. As a mom, any of these would be fun for me (hint, hint family)! Savage Oaks Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza: Savage Oaks is a...
Wedding Business in Camden Maine

Wedding Business in Camden Maine

  The small town of Camden Maine is praised for it’s unique location, mountain and sea, beautiful harbor, farms, boutique shops and quintessential New England feeling. All of these elements make Camden a wonderful place to host a destination wedding. The...
Maine Coast Farm to Table Trip Ideas

Maine Coast Farm to Table Trip Ideas

Amongst the hills and harbors of the Maine Coast, there are farms. Farms on the Maine Coast have a wide variety of produce. There are beef farms, apple orchards, wineries, flowers, blueberry fields and vegetable farms scattered along the coastline. When you are in...
Sea Kayak Camden Maine

Sea Kayak Camden Maine

Kayak, Paddle the Penobscot Bay – On Your Own or Guided A Great Adventure In Camden Kayaking the Maine coast is the perfect way to see it. From the vantage of the surface of the water, the hidden coves, island estates, precipitous ledges, all the colors and contours...
Me Oh My! It’s Valentines Day

Me Oh My! It’s Valentines Day

Need to get out of the dog house or just bring the butterflies back? Or maybe you have just found love and want to celebrate that loving feeling. Either way, you should consider a trip to the Maine Coast. The tiny town of Camden Maine is still awake in the cold months...
Pies On Parade Rockland Maine

Pies On Parade Rockland Maine

The Food Pantry and Fuel assistance fundraiser conceived by the Historic Inns of Rockland is very admirable. In the dead of winter these 4 Inns work together to help those in need. Within the last 10 years this event has grown from just a house and food tour to a full...
Maine Winter Hikes

Maine Winter Hikes

Yes, it’s cold. Yes it’s icy. Yes the trail blazes are covered in snow. Yes you still should get out and hike!  Mid Coast Maine has many hiking trails, but most of them are not recommended in the winter because of their slope, ice and snow conditions. The following...
Maine Coast Leaf Peeping

Maine Coast Leaf Peeping

Touring Camden: Maine Coast Leaf Peeping! If you plan on going Maine Coast leaf peeping this fall you should read this… In trying to determine when the fall foliage will peak in New England there are many factors to consider, as well as resources on the internet...

Tennis Courts in Maine, the Camden Maine Area

 Travel with your own rackets? Here are some tennis courts in Maine you might want to try. The Camden Maine area has 4 easily accessible public courts and 1 that is a short drive away from downtown Camden. The town of Camden has public tennis courts at the Camden Snow...
Rockland – Maine Lighthouse Museum

Rockland – Maine Lighthouse Museum

The Maine Lighthouse Museum is the finest musuem of lighthouse-related material in the U.S. Extensive collection of lenses, lights, fog signals, and lighthouse artifacts. Large collection of photos, logbook, and other lighthouse data. Well-stocked gift store...

Camden – Curtis Island Light

Active light on Curtis Island. The original light station dates from 1836; the present lighthouse and keeper’s house date from the 1800′s. Originally known as Negro Island, the island and lighthouse were renamed Curtis Island in honor of Cyrus H. Curtis...
Camden Maine Itinerary

Camden Maine Itinerary

Three Days or More In Camden Maine A One to Three Day (or more) Itinerary for guests with ideas to enjoy all Camden has to offer. The ideal Maine inn to stay at for this itinerary is Windward House (Optional) Morning Hike Option 1 (Sunrise) – Mt. Battie, Camden Hills...
Primo Restaurant *****

Primo Restaurant *****

2 S Main St Rockland, ME 04841-3318 (207) 596-0770 Primo Restaurant is a world Class restaurant in a restored victorian house. Many come to the Mid Coast of Maine just to go to Primo.  The food at Primo is very fresh! Gardens and animals are all on the property. A...
Maine Windjammer Association

Maine Windjammer Association

Being an Innkeeper of a 1854 house, I can appreciate the beauty of the historic boats in the Camden, Rockport and Rockland Harbors. The Lewis R French and The Stephen Tabor Ships are the oldest ships in the Windjamer Association dating back to 1871. A house or a boat...
Long Grain Restaurant Camden Maine  ****

Long Grain Restaurant Camden Maine ****

This restaurant is a local favorite. You will need reservation in the summer time. The restaurant is small and few seats. Asian home cooked and street food are served at Long Grain. I recommend this restaurant to vegan and vegetarians. There are nice noodle, rice and...
Fresh Restaurant ****

Fresh Restaurant ****

Jesse and I love Fresh Restaurant. This restaurant is an easy walk from the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast. The portions are very generous and the atmosphere is fun. On the weekends, in the summer, live music is in the dining room. I highly recommend this...
Cooking Schools in Maine

Cooking Schools in Maine

Adding a local cooking class to your stay in Mid Coast Maine is a fantastic way to “eat like a local”. You will learn how to create a sustainable lifestyle with the monthly workshop classes at Salt Water Farm. Maine Cooking Classes are a great way to see...

The Innkeeper that Feels Like Santa Clause

 The days are much shorter here in the winter in Maine. The mornings are dark and often very cold. I feel like Santa Clause each morning when I wake at 6:00am to set the breakfast tables, put on the coffee, start the tea water, turn up the heat, start the fireplace...

A Reason to Come to Camden in the Winter…

We have guests that come to Camden Maine each year for Christmas By the Sea for different reasons. I know there is a hotel in the downtown that is completely reserved by 2 grandparents to host all their children and grandchildren for a family reunion. They all enjoy...
Camden Walking Tours

Camden Walking Tours

Camden Windward House’s location is ideal, in fact we have a walkability score of over 90%. I was so happy to learn that the Camden Public Library and the Camden Maine Downtown Business Group have collaborated on a walking tour of downtown. Not only is this tour...

Can’t Wait Until Winter – Ice Is In!

Winter in Maine means, cold, quiet, snow, hockey, ice skating, skiing, tubing, tobogganing – oh yah and did I say hockey!!! Yes - I am a hockey mom. The ice just went in at the MidCoast Recreational Center this past Friday. I have been watching on Facebook and...

Check Out This Great Leaf Peeping Tour Map….

Are you doing some leaf peeping this fall in Maine? Here is a fantastic tour from the Windward House B&B in downtown Camden Maine, that enjoys a lakeside drive, the gentle rolling Camden Hills, and the hills of Hope in the distance, with stop offs at a lake picnic...

Over 600 return to Windward House

We are delighted to welcome back so many return guests to Camden Windward House. This summer has been unique in that the weddings we hosted were in the early June and July. Prime summer time (August) has been open to all our guests. Last year we had several weddings...

Beautiful Maine Start of Season 2012

I usually start each season with a post. Last year I was concerned about Trip Advisor, this year I’m not. This year I am concerned that I will not be able to go out on my kayak enough. I met a friend here and she recently reminded me that I came to Camden Maine,...

This Maine B&B Goes Raw

When you serve a hot breakfast everyday for 7 years, you start to notice trends in food. First it was a concern for diabetes, then it was gluten free, then vegetarian, then vegan – now raw. Jesse is an amazing cook – I often kid with the guests that I...

Marshall Wharf and Three Tides

Marshall Wharf brews 17 draft lines of beer which they have available on tap in Three Tides. They brew some seasonably but they always have a large selection on tap. They have a Brewery Store and Tasting Room and are adjacent to a restaurant that may as well be called...

How to spend a spring day in Mid Coast Maine.

April is a little early for the Maine tourist season to start, but over the weekend we were fortunate enough to host a whole Inn full of guests. Jesse and I are a little out of practice serving 18 breakfasts, but I think we did well. We got up very early and prepped...

Andrew’s Brewing Company

In terms of Maine micro-brew or local beer movement, Andrews is venerable, the fifth craft brewery to open in Maine. They began brewing in 1992 and you might say they really started something because there are now at least 28 small craft breweries operating in Maine....