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Snow possible for this weekend?

The forecast model seems quite promising, we might see flurries that accumulate anywhere from 3-5″ this weekend. Happy Halloween!? Crazy, right? On the bright side, we’re looking forward to an amazing season at the newly revamped Camden Snow Bowl. We’re talking triple chair lifts, a few new paths to carve, the tubing hill (always a great time!) and of course the toboggan races!

Coming off of an incredible Summer and Fall season, we’re excited to see our guests who might join us this Winter for an incredible time at one of the many attractions we have. The Camden International Film Festival, and our very own PopTech were an amazing success. If you were with us, and you happened to get pictures, we’d love to see them on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/blueharborhouse

Thanks!

PopTech!

Welcome to mid-October 2014!

Here on the Midcoast, we’re all so grateful for the nice cool nights, warmer days, and spectacular events that surround us. This year, we celebrated the 10th annual Camden International Film Festival, (congrats to the winners!) On top of that, we’re getting ready to welcome in another spectacular year of PopTech! and all of it’s awesomeness. Well before these events took place, we had an amazing Summer filled with local Community events, concerts, talks, and all the fresh blueberries, apples, and other local goodies you could imagine! As Winter draws closer, we look forward to the events at the Camden Snow Bowl!

We are truly a lucky Community!

Keep your eyes peeled for the amazing Fall foliage to make it’s last hurrah up and down the Coast, and let us know what YOU did this Summer or Fall to make the most out of your time here!

Welcome, Fall!

The State of Maine is truly one of the greatest states to be in for the Fall Foliage “watchers” to gather and witness the changing colors of the leaves. Yesterday marked the official “start” to the season. Reports from the Maine Foliage website, indicate that much of our Northernmost region is still quite green, but the color is on it’s way.

Since the weather has been typically colder at night, this is said to bring the color out even faster. We’re still weeks away from the full “change” to take place, so that gives you plenty of time to plan your getaway and come in for a visit!

 

Boats, Homes, and Harbors!

It’s just about time for another amazing weekend filled with the latest and greatest innovations in Maine’s very own “Boats, Homes, and Harbors Show.” If you’re in the mood for some of the best of Maine’s fine artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors, then you’ll be right at home! 

For their 12th annual event, the fine folks at “Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors” are taking their crowd by storm. Expect a variety of live music, fine fresh food, an activities area for children (of ALL ages) and the 12th running of the World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials! 

We’ll be ready to take your reservations for this spectacular weekend event!

Check us out in the Boston Globe!

We were fortunate enough to host a columnist for the Food Section of the Boston Globe. As she enjoyed her freshly prepared breakfast, and comfortable surroundings, she took notes. Those notes turned into the following;

“Annette’s two-course gourmet breakfasts are one of the inn’s big pluses.”

 “On our visit, fluffy Maine blueberry pancakes with sausage were preceded by a first course of poached pear with berries and vanilla cream. “

We are very happy to attract the attention of foodies, globe trotters, and anyone in between! We look forward to your visit.

To read the review in it’s entirety, please visit the Boston Globe’s website.

The North Atlantic Blues Festival!

This weekend, the 2 day musical extravaganza takes control of the majority of the Rockland Harbor Landing. The spectacle will feature nationally recognized blues musicians and bands, and visitors from all around New England are expected to attend. In addition to the great musical line up, the festival will also feature local food trucks, craft vendors, and plenty of drink vendors to make the time fly by.

If you’re into the “party” crowd scene, you’ll definitely want to check out the “club crawl” where you can entertain yourself with intimate club performances of the acts featured at the festival.

You’re welcome to buy tickets from a number of local shops in and around Rockland, or you can always do so at the front entrance.

We hope you enjoy, and report back to us on our Facebook page!

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Snag a fantastic last minute deal on any remaining available rooms when you book within 72 hours of arrival!  Book online at www.blueharborhouse.com only. Prices from $125 (regular$149) inc full breakfast and Afternoon Tea. Comfortable, affordable, hospitable.  In  town, close to Harbor. Or call 1800 248 3198

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The Niña and The Pinta! – Discover Columbus’ ships in the Camden Harbor!

For a short time this next week, two amazing vessels are docked right here, inside of our very own Camden Harbor. The Niña is in fact the most historically accurate Columbus replica ship that’s ever been built. The Pinta, although larger and more accommodating to tours and private parties or charters, accompanies her “sister ship” to offer tourists, onlookers, and guests the chance for the “big picture.”

These two “ladies” travel all around the World giving kids, adults, and seniors the chance to experience a little history in their own backyard. You can visit them here to find out where they’re going next, the cost of a tour, or perhaps a special request for a private charter or tour of your very own.

Enjoy!

Happy Summer Solstice 2014!

It’s a special day, (the longest in fact) from sunrise to sunset of the entire calendar year. The “solstice” as it’s called is technically “official” at 6:51 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday morning.

By it’s definition, the word solstice is from the Latin solstitium from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), because it appears the sun stops at the solstice. The solstice happens twice annually due to the Earth’s axis of rotation. Depending on the calendar year, the summer solstice happens annually in December for the Southern Hemisphere and on June 20 or 21 in the northern half of the world.

Back to reality, YAY for sunlight! We enjoy the solstice for the get-togethers around our own town, and what memories we can create in the process. We hope you find your fun, and if you’re in town, we recommend our local “street celebration” close by in downtown Rockland.

Cheers!

Out for a stroll? Beauchamp Point – Rockport, Maine

We highly recommend walking and hiking around Beauchamp Point in Rockport!

Scenic views of the town, beautiful vistas with island views, and Rockport Harbor are among the many things you’ll see along the way. Beauchamp Point

Year round residents and those visiting for the Summer are welcome to park (respectfully) along the road, and take off from wherever they feel comfortable. Depending on where you begin, along the path you’ll run into a structure dubbed the “Children’s Chapel.” So named for the children that Helene Bok graciously remembered, Helene Bok built the Children’s Chapel after a hotel called the Tamarack Lodge burned to the ground in 1954. 6 years later the lush gardens, and beautiful Chapel were built, and have been enjoyed by locals and visitors ever since. Home to events, weddings, ceremonies, and more, it’s worth a stop (and a sit…)

Next on the round would be the Belted Galloway cows of Aldermere Farms. This farm is home to these magnificent animals, and evBelted Galloway 01eryone knows it. Quite the famous farm, they offer tours, and often participate in local events. In the proper season, the field across the street is the grazing spot, and you can get quite the “close-up” of the cows if you time it right.

Of course, if that’s not enough, you get the amazing views and ocean’s edge to gaze at. The point, as it’s so called, is probably the most magnificent of them all.

Enjoy!