The Blackberry Inn
Welcome to the Blackberry Inn, one of the Inns at Blackberry Common, offering you the finest lodging and dining accommodations right in the heart of Camden.
Unique in Camden, Blackberry Inn and our sister inn, The Elms, sit side by side amid an acre of splendid perennial gardens just three blocks to the harbor. The setting is quiet and serene, creating a quiet oasis for guests to relax and enjoy all the seasons of Camden.
Blackberry Inn, a gracious 1849 “painted lady” Victorian, has been hosting guests for over 50 years. Today our guests enjoy both modern amenities and the charm and grace of yesteryear. Gracious parlors, with original wide board floors, ornate plaster moldings and tin ceilings are welcoming gathering places for guests. A game of scrabble or good book in front of the fire with a glass of wine is a favorite on a winter’s eve. During the warm summers and fall, wander out onto the patios, follow the paths to delight in the solitude of our ever changing Maine gardens, complete with a blackberry patch!
Guestrooms invite you to unwind and welcome you with thoughtful amenities. Each room is individually air-conditioned and many are warmed by gas fireplaces. Wireless internet is available throughout the Inn. All guestrooms have a private bath, many with whirlpools or victorian clawfoot soaking tubs, to sooth your senses. Our garden rooms and suites offer sitting areas and private entrances amid hidden garden walkways.
Enjoy the little luxuries that make all the difference! From comfy robes and thick thirsty towels and our signature bath products to the richly appointed custom linens that wrap the king and queen size beds, you’ll feel pampered and soothed.
Breakfasts, brimming with local Maine specialties and our own fresh garden herbs and produce, are served by candlelight in our dining room or on the garden patio. Each morning our guests awaken to the aroma of our own Blackberry Inn blend of fresh, locally roasted coffee brewing. On a summer day early risers savor a first cup wandering through the garden, chatting with Jim and other guests as herbs and blackberries are harvested for the morning’s entrée.
Breakfast is a special time for guests at the Inns. It’s a relaxed time to plan your day’s adventure and to enjoy the specialty of the day. Fresh juice, followed by our “wake up” starter course like organic yogurt sweetened with a local honey and topped with Jim’s own granola or perhaps spiced baked pears with crème fraiche is a healthy start! Breakfast entrées change daily from a sweet to a savory with our specialties of Blackberry Inn French Toast with a fresh blackberry sage sauce, organic farm fresh omelets with our own garden herbs and a local goat cheese or Maine apple pear pancakes with brandied citrus sauce or an egg frittata with garden vegetable medley. Special diets can be accommodated -just ask us!
For those days when you are in a hurry, we are happy to package warm fresh muffins and a “to go” mug of fresh coffee to send you on your way!
Dinner for Our Guests
During the Quiet season, from November through May, we will again be offering dinner for guests at the Inn on most Saturday nights. These relaxed gourmet dinners are a perfect time to enjoy a quiet romantic evening of fine dining in our candlelit dining room without having to venture outdoors!
Chef Jim creates a four course dinner menu weekly using the freshest of local seasonal ingredients and fresh herbs from our gardens. Your dinner offers a choice of fresh Maine fish or seafood entrée or, if you prefer a
meat or vegetarian entrée option. Soup or appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert are included. Fine wines and champagnes are available for a perfect pairing with your dinner.
At special times throughout the year join us for a Culinary Weekend. If you love to cook… or want to learn… or just love good food and enjoy the culinary arts, our Culinary Weekends are a perfect getaway!
Weekends are planned throughout the Quiet Season from November through June and are themed for special foods and Maine cuisines. Each Culinary Weekend is designed for our guests to enjoy “hands-on” cooking experiences in the Blackberry Inn kitchen. Package includes accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, cooking classes, wine tasting and four course gourmet dinners.
Visit our Specials page to see the upcoming schedule and complete package details.
Weekends and Special Events
Celebrating a special event? Let us know if you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special event! We love to add just an extra touch to your celebration!
Planning a small wedding? Quiet elopement? Family Reunion? What a wonderful idea! We love to help our guests plan the perfect event… and if it is to a surprise… we can keep a secret and stage a happening!
So many pets travel with their owners…
Guests are welcome to bring their well mannered dog to stay with them in our special “pet friendly” rooms. Each is a first floor room, with a separate private outside entrance. An additional fee is required. And your pet is welcomed with a special treat! Call early, as our pet friendly accommodations are limited!
We are proud to be one of the first 100 properties in Maine to be Certified as an Environmental Leader by the State of Maine. This is our promise to you to do our very best to protect our environment and our guests by using no harsh chemicals, to cultivating our herbs and gardens without the use of any pesticides, to providing personal care products that are free of dyes, chemicals or any harmful agents and to recycle, reuse and reduce energy whenever possible.
The Blackberry Inn at Blackberry Common is open year round! Visit our website to choose the room that is just perfect for you! Reserve online…or call 1-800-388-6000.