The Camden Harbour Inn, in Camden, Maine, is one of only five properties in North America added to the 2014 rolls of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux group of distinctive luxury properties. To celebrate, the inn is offering a flash sale on a two-night package for $429. The package includes a welcome glass of Prosecco, a four-course dinner at Natalie's, daily champagne breakfast, and turn-down with Belgian chocolates. A one-night, midweek package with dinner is $280. An additional night is $150. The offer is valid through March, excluding holidays, but must be booked by Nov. 30 by phone, call 207-236-4200.
To become a Relais & Chateaux property, hotels must have the equivalent of a 4-5 star rating, be focused on exceeding guest expectation, and have a high quality gourmet restaurant focused on local cuisine. The rigorous selection process properties go through aims to find those that best embody the spirit of Relais & Chateaux through hospitality, kindness, generosity, and passion for their region.
Dutch owners Raymond Brunyanszki and Oscar Verest purchased the inn in 2007 and then invested more than $2 million in renovations before reopening it along with its restaurant, Natalie's. In 2012, they added two luxury suites.
All guests at the Camden Harbour Inn are treated to a welcome glass of Prosecco upon arrival, complimentary a la carte breakfast with Prosecco each morning and nightly turndown service. Rooms are equipped with Molton Brown Spa products, plush robes and slippers, feather beds, and flat screen TVs. Visitors have access to concierge and butler services, and the in-house spa which offers a full menu of massages.
Natalie’s restaurant places an emphasis on Maine seafood and offers a four-course Lobster Tasting menu, a three-course prix fixe menu and a Chef’s Tasting menu. The Wine Spectator-honored wine list features more than 250 specialty wines.
The Camden Harbour Inn is one of two Relais & Châteaux properties in Maine; the other is the White Barn Inn, in Kennebunk. Regular value season rates begin at $230, premium season from $430.