Camden Harbour, a Memorable Romantic Getaway in MidCoast Maine

Photo of a Couple Walking through Forest on a Romantic Getaway in Maine.

There’s no off-season for romance at Camden Harbour Inn, a Relais & Châteaux top destination and AAA Four Diamond restaurant located in the heart of MidCoast Maine’s prettiest bayside town. The inn is a short stroll from Penobscot Bay, downtown’s eclectic shopping district, and a 115-year-old yacht club. Winter is officially here to stay, at least for the next two-plus months. While that might discourage some travelers from motoring up Maine’s coast, there’s arguably no better time of year to escape the city en route to such a dazzling destination. As one of the premier romantic getaways in Maine, couples often flock to Camden’s snow-covered haven in hopes of rekindling an internal flame amid an idyllic, wintry setting. And there’s no better place to luxuriate, relax, and indulge than Camden Harbour Inn.

Explore MidCoast Maine

It’s vital to embrace winter, even if the temperatures are less than desirable. With average highs in the mid-30s, outdoor enthusiasts couldn’t ask for better weather. Camden welcomes approximately 60 inches of snow each year, which adds aesthetic appeal and snow-packed recreational opportunities. Common mid-day pursuits include cross-country skiing, backcountry snowshoeing, ice skating (in neighboring Rockport), and, of course, hours spent on the Camden Snow Bowl’s slopes—home to the U.S. National Toboggan Championships. A couple of months ago, the Camden Harbour team compiled 15 winter date ideas, which should come in handy this season. Finish a playful, passionate day of exploration with a specialty massage via a Camden Harbour lifestyle coach.

Culinary Arts and Craft Libations

Photo of Natalie's Restaurant, Host to So Many Romantic Getaways in Maine.Natalie’s, Camden Harbour Inn’s award-winning restaurant, remains the region’s crown culinary jewel, thanks, in part, to its unique combination of locally-sourced ingredients, world-class expertise, and interior enchantment. The refined, gourmet cuisines reshape with the seasons, as does the eye-popping 23-page wine menu, featuring labels from Spain, Italy, France, and all across the globe. Currently, the diverse menu includes Maine lobster, farm-raised duck breast, grilled swordfish, triple-seared rib eye, and crab-crusted salmon. Don’t leave MidCoast Maine without indulging in a decadent dessert, such as lemon mousse or caramel pudding. The region also boasts an eclectic mix of quaint coffee shops, sleek bars, and craft breweries, many of which are situated in Camden.

Romantic Getaways in Maine: Camden Harbour Inn

Photo of a Camden Harbour Suite, Home to Countless Romantic Getaways in Maine.What sets Camden Harbour Inn apart from other like-minded romantic getaway destinations in MidCoast Maine is its head-turning blend of world-class hospitality, holistic experiences, fine cuisines, and opulent suites. Couples have the rare opportunity to start and finish each day of tantalizing adventures, unforgettable culinary experiences, and historical significance in a masterfully-designed grand suite equipped with a traditional sauna, a BainUltra air bath, a Kartell Bloom chandelier, an Apple iPad, an illy expresso maker, and so many more dazzling amenities.

To book a well-deserved romantic getaway to MidCoast Maine’s award-winning Camden Harbour Inn, please check availability online. Don’t forget to browse through the inn’s seasonal packages before booking.

Luxuriant Midcoast Maine Winter Getaways: Camden Harbour

Maine Winter GetawaysWith Thanksgiving officially in the rearview mirror, it’s finally time to gaze toward the upcoming winter season. Contrary to popular belief, one of the most desirable times to visit Midcoast Maine is amid winter’s peak. In late fall, Maine’s coast subtly transforms from a vibrant, colorful setting to a frosty, undeniably serene locale worth revisiting time and time again. Every winter, the deep blue Atlantic gushes toward Camden’s rocky coastline, which is typically splotched with snow-covered trees, lengthy ice crystals, and curious woodland critters. And, while most Midcoast Maine winter getaways include an afternoon of skiing, snowshoeing, or sightseeing, sometimes the most rewarding seasonal activity is a much-needed pampering at Camden Harbour Inn.

The Winter Wonderland Package

Maine Winter Getaways

Despite remaining one of the most luxuriant Midcoast Maine winter getaways, Camden Harbour Inn proudly offers a wide variety of money-saving promotions. The Winter Wonderland Package, in particular, is an exercise in sophistication, adventure, and romance. For those that have never experienced a classic Midcoast Maine winter, eager travelers can expect a festive ambiance, picturesque forestry, and dazzling seasonal menus at high-end eateries such as Natalie’s Restaurant. Starting at just $445 per person, the Winter Wonderland Package includes a two-night stay, 60-minute couple’s massage, lavish four-course dinner at Natalie’s, ski passes, and even glasses of glühwein. Most guests couple this deluxe package with a cooking class or wine tasting.

Enticing Winter Activities in Maine

There are dozens of ways to explore Camden, Maine, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and a visit to its many eclectic downtown shops. But what sets this gorgeous seaside town apart from many other quintessential New England winter getaways is the ever-popular Camden Snowbowl. Not only does the Snowbowl feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, towering Mount Battie, and the city of Camden itself, but this timeless ski area is also home to the annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships. The Snowbowl has ample ski hills, a cross-country trail system, tubing, and, yes, several of the slickest toboggan slopes in New England. A half-day of snowshoeing (or winter hiking) inside nearby Camden Hills State Park should also be on the docket.

Sumptuous Maine Winter Getaways: Art, History, and Beauty

Before indulging in fine cuisine at Natalie’s, enjoying world-class vino at dusk, and soaking in a private, therapeutic air bath, don’t forget to explore the region with a self-guided journey to the area’s top museums and galleries. The always engrossing Maine Lighthouse Museum is open through the holidays. However, couples are urged to visit the Center for Maine Contemporary Art or Farnsworth Museum, two ideal destinations for aesthetes and casual art observers alike. The Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, meanwhile, is an interesting trip down memory lane.

Maine Winter GetawaysThe friendly, knowledgeable staff at Camden Harbour Inn has been tirelessly helping book a variety of Midcoast Maine winter getaways as of late, ranging from long-awaited New England honeymoons to corporate holiday retreats. As one of the only Relais & Châteaux members in the region, the inn always sees an influx of holiday-related vacations. So, to book an opulent respite at one of the best winter resorts in Maine, please call 1-800-236-4266.

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