The Perfect Time To Visit MidCoast Maine

Late summer is one of our favorite times of year in MidCoast Maine. Most of the summer crowds have gone home, and while the weather is still pleasantly warm during the day, the evenings are cool and crisp– perfect for sailing or enjoying upcoming events and festivals.  Make the most of the final days of summer with a last-minute getaway to our oceanfront Camden, Maine bed and breakfast.

September Insider’s Special – Save 10%

Visit us in September and enjoy sun-kissed days and sweater weather nights!  The Camden area is still in full swing…shops and restaurants are open, the schooners are sailing, and the kids have gone back to school.  Reserve now for a stay in September and we’ll extend a 10% discount. In honor of the local grape harvest, we’ll also include a bottle of wine from nearby Cellardoor Winery and Vineyard.

Book with promo code: September. Offer based on availability and valid on new reservations only.  Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. 


2015 Camden Windjammer Festival2015 Camden Windjammer Festival

Join us Friday, September 4 thru Sunday, September 6th for one of our favorite annual festivals celebrating Camden’s maritime history. You may want to take a long weekend so you can watch the majestic fleet of schooners parade into the harbor Friday afternoon, followed by a talent show and fireworks over the water. Then be ready for a non-stop weekend full of fun, including relay races, chowder cook-off, boat tours, and wrapping up with the Harborside Dance. Hurry, we will fill up fast! Book your favorite room today!

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Can’t make it for the festival? You can still get a taste of life at sea while exploring the hidden treasures of Maine’s beautiful rocky shoreline with one of our sailing adventure packages.

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Merryspring Kitchen Tour – Camden, Maine Event

If you have stayed with us at the Inn at Sunrise Point in the past you will be very familiar with Chef Brad, the master of delicious breakfasts, baked goods, picnics, snacks, and more that we offer here at the inn. Chef Brad is not only a favorite among our guests but he is also a very popular Chef in the community. A clear example of this is that our very own Chef Brad has been asked once again to participate in the annual Merryspring Kitchen Tour that will take place on August 5th in Camden and Rockport, Maine.

Merryspring Nature Center

Every summer the Merryspring Nature Center located in Camden, Maine organizes a wonderful Kitchen Tour where you can visit beautiful homes, see uniquely designed kitchens, and enjoy delicious food prepared by the best chefs in Midcoast Maine. This is not only a very enjoyable event but it is also prestigious as Merryspring goes though a selection process to invite the best chefs to participate. This will be Chef Brad’s third year in the Merryspring Kitchen Tour – quite an honor. Needless t say we are proud of our master chef!

Kitchen Tour in Maine

The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will be taking place on Wednesday, August 5th. I highly recommend attending this event if you are in town and make sure to stop by Chef Brad’s kitchen! Brad will be cooking at the home of Diane and Keith Blizzard located at 118 Chestnut Street in Camden and will be making and serving delicious treats from 12:30-3:00pm

For more information on Kitchen Tour or to buy your tickets for this wonderful event visit the Merryspring Kitchen Tour website!

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Rainy Day Activities in Midcoast Maine

Rain Day? Not to worry! There are many indoor activities to enjoy right here at the Inn at Sunrise Point in Lincolnville, Maine and in the surrounding area.

museums in Maine

One of our favorite places to visit, rain or shine, is the Farnsworth Art Museum. The Farnsworth, located in Rockland, Maine approximately 12 miles from the Inn at Sunrise Point and is a jewel of an art museum celebrating the role Maine has played in the creation and development of American Art. The Farnsworth Art Museum opened in 1948 and has been drawing people from across Maine and beyond ever since. Its primary attraction—and what we love most about the museum is it’s Wyeth Center which features one of the largest and most impressive collections of work by the Wyeth family members: Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth, all who are famous artists across the globe. Speaking of the Wyeth family, some of you know that we have an accommodation named the Wyeth Loft (link with http://www.sunrisepoint.com/wyeth-loft.html) here at the inn. Yes, this luxury suit was named after this extremely talented family. In fact, all of our accommodations are named after famous artists who were from, or inspired by, Maine’s beauty.

Lincolnville, Maine lodging

Another popular destination is the Owls Head Transportation Museum located in Owls Head, Maine about 15 miles from the inn. The Owls Head Transportation Museum is a nonprofit educational organization that has an amazing and very interesting collection of aircraft, ground vehicles, engines, etc. If you are interested in history, methods of transportation, or simply enjoy looking at beautiful old cars and aircrafts the Owls Head Transportation Museum is defiantly worth a visit.

While we would recommend checking out these two museums in particular, many of our guests prefer to relax and enjoy what we have to offer here at our coastal retreat on a rainy day. We have a charming library at the Inn filled with a great selection of books, movies, cd’s, and board games for your enjoyment. . Why not sit in front of the cozy fireplace with a delicious glass of wine from our bar and turn a rain day into another day in paradise?

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Our Favorite Summer Vacation Activities in Maine

Retreat to the Inn at Sunrise Point, the perfect place to  unwind and rejuvenate. Our luxury oceanfront inn near Camden is a private haven that feels “far, far away” from the  world you came from.  You can  spend your  time just relaxing on the property. Watch the sailboats drift by while the cool summer breezes off the Maine coast wash over you. Indulge in a lawn picnic with champagne and lobster rolls. Sip a tall cold drink.  Close your eyes while the sun smiles softly on you. Dream a bit.  Take some time just for you.

Then, when you are ready for some action– Lots of Summer Adventures Await!

 

Sailing Tours Camden Maine

Sail on a Historic Schooner

Explore the beautiful rocky shoreline of Penobscot Bay and see hidden estates, lighthouses, wildlife, and more on a two hour cruise. Our sailing adventure packages include an optional gourmet picnic basket to enjoy on your trip.

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Hiking in Maine

Hiking on the Coast

Our region offers some of the best hiking in Maine. One of the most popular areas is Camden Hills State Park which features over 30 miles of trails and spectacular panoramic views of Penobscot Bay and surrounding lakes.

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Kayaking on Megunticook Lake

In addition to the ocean, Midcoast Maine is also adorned a number of beautiful inland lakes. Megunticook Lake spans over 1,220 acres dotted with small islands and is perfect for a kayaking, bird watching, or even swimming in its cold crystal clear-clear waters.

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Don’t forget though–the  hammock at the Inn awaits your return!

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Exploring the Vast Maine Coastline :: Camden Getaway

Did you know that Maine has a longer coastline than California?

Although it may be hard to believe, it is true.  The general coastline of Maine only measures to be 228 miles, but the tide coastline (which includes all of the inlets and bays in Maine) measures to be 3,478 miles. There are only three other states that have a longer coastline than Maine: Alaska with 33,904 miles of coastline, Florida with 8, 436 miles of coastline and Louisiana with 7,721 miles of coastline.

Maine Coastline

The Beautiful Maine Coastline

Maine’s stunningly beautiful coastline also encompasses 3,166 islands. Many of these islands are extremely small and uninhabited but some are so large and a few are so famous that you don’t think of them as islands.  The best known island in Maine may be Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, which attracts thousands of visitors and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  Acadia is one of our guests favorites locations to go for a day trip. Mount Desert Island isn’t the only island within your reach if you stay with us here at the Inn at Sunrise Point, if you visit the top of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park only a couple miles from the inn or if you gaze upon the ocean from our own private ocean facing lawn you can see there are several islands right off the cost of the inn-all within reach of your camera lens and some easily accessible by car or ferry.

Romantic Maine Getaway

The ocean facing lawn at the Inn at Sunrise Point

The Inn at Sunrise Point, a luxury coastal retreat located in the beautiful state of Maine is the perfect place to stay not only if you are looking for a highly relaxing and enjoyable stay but also if you are interested in exploring the vast Maine coastline and islands. Staying at our Midcoast Maine Bed and Breakfast gives you easy access, via State of Maine operated ferry boats, to islands such as Islesboro, North Haven and Vinalhaven.  Each island features a charming island village as well some of Maine’s most beautiful landscapes.

Fishing village in Maine

Small Fishing Village on Vinalhaven

Islesboro — the closest island to the Inn– is located three miles off the coast of Lincolnville Beach. The ferries run hourly during daylight hours from Lincolnville Beach, which is less than 2 miles north of the Inn at Sunrise Point. During the 19th century the island was home to the largest commercial shipping fleet in the bay. However, following the Civil War the island became more of a resort community with many summer homes. Actors such as John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are among those who live part time on the island. Our guests love to visit Grindle Point Lighthouse, Warren Island State Park, as well as to see the open meadows and tall spruce trees on this island.

North Haven and Vinalhaven are both accessible via ferry from Rockland, which is about 12 miles south of the Inn at Sunrise Point. North Haven has beautiful pebble beaches, wildflower meadows and spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Vinalhaven is another charming island that prides itself on its natural beauty as well as its friendly and close-knit community. Lobster fishing is a big part of the Vinalhaven economy so if you are looking to meet some fisherman and see some lobster traps this is one of the best locations to do so. Walking and biking around these two islands is a pleasure.

There are many more islands to explore in Penobscot Bay.  If you have time we would highly recommend visiting some of them. We would be happy to make you one of our delicious gourmet picnic baskets to take while you enjoy a relaxing boat ride and an island adventure.

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Clearwater Festival – Hudson River Valley

If you have stayed with us in the past you will most likely be familiar with Brad Purdy, our executive chef here at the Inn at Sunrise Point. Chef Brad is known as a true magician in the kitchen as he creates beautiful and absolutely delicious dishes for breakfast every morning. He is also a fabulous baker and makes homemade bread, pastries, cookies, cakes, etc. for our guests. This weekend, however, Chef Brad will be taking his amazing skills to New York State to cook for the Clearwater Festival as he does every June.

Hudson River Valley activities

Chef Brad Purdy

The Clearwater Festival, or the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, is an annual festival put on by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc in order to preserve and protect the Hudson River as well as the communities in the river valley.

After many years of dumping sewage, industrial waste, and toxic chemicals into the Hudson River the river was declared dead in the mid 1960’s. Pete Seeger, a popular musician and respected activist understood the environmental and social importance of the river. As a result, Seeger decided, “to build a boat to save the river”. Holding small fundraising concerts throughout the Hudson River Valley he raised enough money to build the sloop Clearwater, a true symbol of environmental advocacy in America. The Clearwater has become a floating classroom to teach people about the Hudson River.

Clearwater Festival near Hudson River

Performers at the Clearwater Festival

The small fundraising concerts that Seeger started in the 60’s have continued to grow and now the Clearwater Festival has grown into the country’s largest annual environmental celebration. The music, dance, storytelling, education and activism of the festival attract thousands of people of all ages to the shores of the Hudson River each year.

Chef Brad has been volunteering at the festival for 36 years, serving as the head Chef to feed all of the incredibly talented performers. Several thousand people attend this weekend-long event and there are approximately one thousand people who volunteer to make this event a success.

For more information on the Clearwater Festival visit their website http://www.clearwaterfestival.org

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New Season, New Rooms :: Mid-Coast Maine Renovation

The 2015 Season is here! Have you seen our newest rooms?

Although the summer solstice has not yet arrived, it feels like summer here in the beautiful mid-coast Maine. Daina Hill, owner of the Inn at Sunrise Point, and her entire staff are thrilled for the 2015 season and are excited to welcome guests coming from across the globe. Whether this is your first trip to Camden, Maine or if you have been visiting us for the past ten years we are looking forward to your visit. This summer looks to be a great one and although rooms are booking up fast there is still time to plan your vacation to mid-coast Maine where the views of the gorgeous rocky coast, the magical forests, the charming boats, the historic lighthouses and more will take your breath away.

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Thaxter Loft

 

Those of you who followed us last season are aware of the exciting renovations we completed and the new gardens we planted last year but for our new guests here is a quick update of some wonderful additions we made to the Inn at Sunrise Point.

 

We transformed our beautiful Garden House by creating four new elegant and spacious luxury suits. The upper floor of the Garden House now contains three amazing rooms: the Wyeth Loft, the Longfellow Suite, and the Thaxter Loft. Each accommodation is simply exquisite. These rooms are perfect for a couple on a romantic and relaxing holiday as well as for larger groups celebrating a wedding, a family reunion, a birthday, etc. A very unique feature about the upper floor of the Garden House is that the three rooms can be connected to accommodate larger groups. Visit our website for more information regarding each individual accommodation.

Luxury Accommodations in Maine

Garden House Suite

 

We also renovated the bottom floor of the Garden House and are proud to introduce the Garden House Suite, the largest accommodation here at the Inn at Sunrise Point. The Garden House Suite is perfect for an extended stay as it features a full dining table, a fully outfitted kitchen, as well as an eating nook.

 

Luxury Inn near Camden, Maine

Garden House Suite

 

And of course we could not have a Garden House without stunning gardens surrounding it. Our favorite gardeners Al and Amanda designed and planted extensive new gardens last year. Despite the harsh winter here in Maine our gardens are truly flourishing this summer. Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts with more pictures of our charming gardens.

Mid-coast Maine Lodging

Longfellow Suite

 

 

Visit our website for more information on any of our lovely accommodations or to book your stay with us. We hope to see you this season!

 

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4 Romantic Inspirations for Your Escape to the Coast

Find romance on the Maine coast! Our secluded waterfront Camden, Maine, Bed and Breakfast sets the mood for an unforgettable getaway with exquisite ocean views, cool breezes, and luxurious accommodations. Indulge your senses and fall in love all over again!

Romantic Maine getaways

1. Be Classic & Timeless: Celebrate Your Love Package

  • A bottle of champagne, strawberries, and chocolates anticipating your arrival
  • Two 60 minute aromatherapy massages in your room*
  • A bouquet of roses
  • Our favorite bubble bath
  • And a secret gift!

$500 in addition to room charge

Couple enjoying cruising on sailboat

2. Discover New Adventures: Sail Away Package

  • A two hour sailing trip on a schooner from Camden harbor
  • A bottle of champagne, strawberries, and chocolates anticipating your arrival
  • Two 60 minute aromatherapy massages in your room*
  • A bouquet of roses
  • Our favorite bubble bath
  • And a secret gift!

$575 in addition to room charge

Maine Spa getaway packages

3. Pamper Yourselves: Honeymoon Package

  • Champagne, savory snacks, strawberries, and chocolates on arrival
  • Two 60 minute Relaxation or Aromatherapy massages in your room*
  • Continental breakfast basket delivered to your door one morning
  • Rose petal turndown service your first night
  • Fresh flowers
  • Our favorite bubble bath
  • And a secret gift!

$600 in addition to room charge

Romantic getaways in Maine

4. Celebrate Each Other: Anniversary Package

  • Champagne, strawberries, and chocolates on arrival
  • A personalized celebration cake (chocolate, yellow or carrot cake)
  • A seventy-five dollar gift certificate toward an intimate dinner for two
  • A bouquet of one dozen roses
  • Our favorite bubble bath
  • And a secret gift!

$350 in addition to room charge

Pick your favorite package and indulge your mind, body and soul with a romantic escape to the Inn at Sunrise Point. Book online by choosing your dates and room and then add your package or call 207.236.7716. *Minimum 24 hour prior notice required to schedule massage treatments.

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We’re Back! New Luxury Suites & Loft

New luxury suites and loftSpring is one of the best times to visit Camden, Maine. The snow has melted, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing! Best of all, the summer tourist season has not yet begun so you don’t have to share this beautiful scene with the crowds.

We are excited to start another season on the Maine Coast, and we are offering a very special rate to help you enjoy this magical time of year with us. Be sure to make your reservation soon so you can experience one of our new Garden House suites or lofts!

Save $75 per night when you book 3+ Nights*

*Valid for stays May 1 – June 10, 2015, new reservations only. May not be combined with other promotions or discounts.

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Scenic Hiking Trails in Mid-Coast Maine

Moosehead Lake Coastal maine

People come to Maine not only for lobster, amazing sailing and ocean views, but
also to hike some of the most beautiful and accessible trails in the country. While there
are many challenging hiking trails in Maine, such as the trails up Mt. Katahdin—near
Moosehead Lake, and Cadillac Mountain–in Acadia National Park, some of the best
hiking trails in the state are right here in Camden and Lincolnville, and you should check
them out while you are here! Camden Hills State Park, located in Camden and
Lincolnville, is one of the most popular hiking destinations. The main entrance to
Camden Hills Park is located just 2 miles from the Inn at Sunrise Point. There are several
different mountains and approximately 30 miles of trails in Camden Hills Park, and all of
the trails lead to stunning views of the coastline and Penobscot Bay
or the beautiful lakes and forests of the State of Maine. Mt. Battie is
the best known mountain and trail and from the top of the mountain
is a truly breathtaking view of the Mid Coast Maine coastline and
the charming town of Camden.
Another great trail is the Maiden’s Cliff trail. This trail is a
bit steeper but no less enjoyable. You will hike through the peaceful
Maine woods on this trail and will be able to see panoramic views of
Lake Megunticook at the top. And Bald Rock Mountain in
Lincolnville is a very nice hike with rewarding views towards Bar
Harbor, Blue Hill, and the islands that populate Penobscot Bay.
If you are looking for a trail that is a bit easier we would
recommend going to Beech Hill in Rockport or Fernald’s Neck in
Lincolnville. These trails are less intense but also beautiful. Each of
the innkeepers at the Inn at Sunrise Point has a favorite, so if you are undecided which trail appeals to
you, ask them. (And don’t forget that we are happy to provide bug spray and sunscreen
anytime!)

sunrise point

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