Our senior garden advisor, a.k.a. Grandpa Bifulco, is coming from New York today. Jesse flew down to NY and will drive back to Camden Maine with his dad. Jesse’s dad is a great help when he comes to visit. Grandpa, Pat Bifulco, has a very distinguished history in the law profession in NY. From lawyer
I recently discovered the USA Today series: Thriving on the Road – Travel Ideas. I learned about this series from a tweet on Twitter . The topics discussed are interesting and thought-provoking. As an Innkeeper, it is important for me to learn about my guests concerns about travel. A recent article published in USA Today “How to Make your Hotel Room Feel Like Home” caught
Recently we had some wonderful guests from Texas that stayed with us right after they attended a B&B Conference in Kennebunk Maine. They attended a conference with The B&B Team. The B&B Team is a diverse group of professionals in the Bed and Breakfast Industry that promote, teach and sell B&B’s. When you meet anyone on
Windward House Sweet & Savory Double Cooked Smoked Salmon Waffles INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons marscapone cheese 1 teaspoon Ground fresh black pepper 1 teaspoon Maine sea salt 2 ounces Samaki organic smoked salmon 2 teaspoons Fresh dill finely minced 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon juice 1 teaspoon Horseradish 1 1/2 cups lukewarm Maine’s Own Organic milk 3/4 teaspoon
There are no franchise hotels in Camden Maine. There was one lodging franchise over 10 years ago, but franchises just can’t last in Camden. Those that live and travel to Camden want an experience that is not cookie cutter. An experience of being near the ocean and feeling the history of the town. Many beautiful historic
Lobster Travel Packages Maine Coast – Our Boat to Table Back for the 2013 Season This wonderful package combines, luxury accommodations, delicious lobster and a lovely lighthouse. Stay at the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast, go out on a real lobster boat, see the breakwater lighthouse and catch your lobsters that you can bring
March 11, 2013 Contact: Jessica Kershaw (DOI) 202-208-6416 Mike Litterst (NPS) 202-513-0354 AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, Director Jarvis Designate 13 New National Historic Landmarks New Sites Recognize More Complete Story of America, including Significant Latino, African American and Indian Sites WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service
The most beautiful walk in the world according to Yankee magazine – 2008. Start on Rt 1 turn left on Pascal (across from 3 Dog Cafe). Many beautiful old historic homes that have their original charm line the street. You will go over a little bridge that overlooks stunning Rockport Harbor. Stay to your right and follow
The Only Bed and Breakfast to offer you a menu at breakfast…
Acadia National Park a day trip from Camden Maine.
The Mt. Battie trailhead begins on Megunticook Street, aback of the Windward House…
Historic Windjammers in Camden Harbor for day sails, and longer trips around Pen Bay
This restaurant is a local favorite. You will need reservation in the summer time. The restaurant is small and few seats. The Asian home cooked and street food are served here. I recommend this restaurant to vegan and vegetarians. There are nice noodle, rice and salads to choose from. 31 Elm Street Camden Maine. An
Jesse and I love Fresh Restaurant. This restaurant is an easy walk from the Inn. The portions are very generous and the atmosphere is sun. On the weekends, in the summer, live music is in the dining room. I highly recommend this restaurant for vegetarians. Dishes like Pikilla, Lentil Bolo, vegetarian Gnochi and vegetarian Risotto
We love Mr. Wat. This is our fall back place when we do not feel like cooking. Mr. Wat has a delightful menu of maki rolls, noodle dishes and thai dishes. The place is clean and friendly. The location is outside town in nearby Rockport. Although this restaurant is on Rt. 1, you never hear
“Petit plates in a relaxed fine dining atmosphere” — Jesse and I like this place. A short stroll from the Bed and Breakfast. Local and seasonal ingredients. The menu is meat and cheese heavy, as most restaurants in Maine are. The atmosphere is delightful. The management decorated so beautifully. 20 Washington Street – Camden Maine. http://www.fromviandoux.com/
Young lovers enjoy their stay.
LOVE ME Getaway Ideas Camden Maine Style… This Romance package is available until May 1, 2013, please mention package when booking. This package is in addition to your room rental and includes breakfast each morning, a bottle of champagne and box of candy upon arrival, couples (1 hr) massage in your room. My apologies, this package
De-stress with a Hands of Change Massage
For a romantic weekend add the Vegan Romance Package to any room rate. With this simple and special package receive: *Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberries *Vegan Friendly White Wine *Vegan Breakfast *20% discount coupon to use in our Camden Maine made silver jewelry shop. Price for this additional package is $35.00 plus 7% tax.
When Jesse and I bought the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast, we made a pledge to only serve food that we would eat. We reworked the menu that was already in service at the Bed and Breakfast and added vegan, vegetarian, gluten – free options and use organic and local ingredients. When you are traveling it
Get Discount passes to the Camden Snow Bowl. Ski the whole day for 3 people and pay under $40.00. Great Camden Maine Deal.
Stay at the Camden Windward House for 3 days and receive a 10% discount for one attendee on any of the Salt Water Farm Cooking Classes. Reservation for a cooking class must be made through the Camden Windward House Innkeeper. The Class Fee is Non-Refundable once the class is booked. This discount is not good for
Great Camden Maine package
The days are much shorter here in the winter in Maine. The mornings are dark and often very cold. I feel like Santa Clause each morning when I wake at 6:00am to set the breakfast tables, put on the coffee, start the tea water, turn up the heat, start the fireplace and have my own
We have guests that come to Camden Maine each year for Christmas By the Sea for different reasons. I know there is a hotel in the downtown that is completely reserved by 2 grandparents to host all their children and grandchildren for a family reunion. They all enjoy the Christmas By the Sea festivities together. The timing
Travelers from around the world – I do not speak Italian – but I think it is good! “Peccato una sola notte!” Reviewed November 23, 2012 NEW Il B&B è davvero carino, l’abitazione tipica del Maine. Le camere sono spaziosissime, comode e molto pulite. I letti grandi e avvolgenti. La biancheria ricercata e morbidissima. Il bagno
Our wonderful historic Bed and Breakfast is one block from where the Maine dark waters meet the charming shores and dramatic coastline of mid coast Maine. Mountain views, fantastic sunrises and sunsets from every angle of the little coastal town. Dine at small cafe’s, fine dining or sail away and dine at a private island. Take
Upon arrival receive a beautiful sterling silver charm of Curtis Lighthouse with silver chain wrapped beautifully and waiting on your pillow. In addition you will receive winter lighthouse touring information. In addition to this beautiful charm you will receive a complimentary full menu organic breakfast with vegan and gluten free options. Afternoon snack and all
Warm Breakfast Sticky Rice Vegan Recipe One cup organic sticky rice (rice for sushi) One cup water, one cup coconut milk One tablespoon vegan buttery sticks Maple Syrup to taste Melt vegan butter in pot, stir in rice until it is all coated in oil. Add the liquids and put a lid on the pot and
I was at French and Brawn this afternoon and the lovely lady that works at the counter looked at me and asked me how I was. I appreciated her concern, but she seemed over concerned. I told her I was felling ok. She said that she sees a lot of people in the store from the
I thought it frivolous to post on Facebook last week. The destruction in NY and NJ was so disturbing that I could not get myself to post anything on the business page for Camden Windward House. Small details of things happening in our town and Inn seemed unimportant. I wanted to write that I was concerned
Windward Weddings – —-CAMDEN MAINE WEDDING PHOTOS - CLICK HERE Select dates in July available , 2013 REQUESTS BEING ACCEPTED Windward House specializes in “Green” and “Slow” celebrations & weddings. The Camden Windward House is certified by the State of Maine as an Environmental Leader in Hospitality. Our location is ideal. Windward House is across the street
Camden, plus a historic romantic room, a little bubbly and you’ve got the perfect recipe for romance…
Winter in Maine means, cold, quiet, snow, hockey, ice skating, skiing, tubing, tobogganing – oh yah and did I say hockey!!! Yes - I am a hockey mom. The ice just went in at the MidCoast Recreational Center this past Friday. I have been watching on Facebook and am delighted that this is the earliest the
We are delighted to welcome back so many return guests to Camden Windward House. This summer has been unique in that the weddings we hosted were in the early June and July. Prime summer time (August) has been open to all our guests. Last year we had several weddings in August, making it difficult for
This morning I leaped out of bed because I promised a woman staying with us that I would make her coffee at 6:00am. I awoke at 6:05am and had coffee on literally by 6:08am. The woman was nowhere to be found, and I thought I had missed her by the 8 minutes that I was late.
I usually start each season with a post. Last year I was concerned about Trip Advisor, this year I’m not. This year I am concerned that I will not be able to go out on my kayak enough. I met a friend here and she recently reminded me that I came to Camden Maine, bought
Did you know that this Camden Maine hotel let’s you order stuff for your room when making the room reservation? The travel packages, personally selected beer and wine selections, snacks and other great room extras can be ordered when completing the online reservation form, or you may add it later with a simple email or
Charlie MacPherson has been bringing his Photography Group (The Amazing Image) to Windward House for 3 years now. We are delighted to have them. I always enjoy looking at their nature photographs during breakfast. We see the wildlife on our hikes and kayaks and sails, but there is something very special about the moments frozen
We are extremely happy to announce that we will begin our 26th season with Surprise tomorrow morning, May 26 . Our schedule will feature departures at 10:30, 1:30 and 4:30 until July 1 when our summer schedule begins. The Surprise which is in her 94th year looks quite amazing and has responded well to our
When you serve a hot breakfast everyday for 7 years, you start to notice trends in food. First it was a concern for diabetes, then it was gluten free, then vegetarian, then vegan – now raw. Jesse is an amazing cook – I often kid with the guests that I think Jesse’s 20 years as a
April is a little early for the Maine tourist season to start, but over the weekend we were fortunate enough to host a whole Inn full of guests. Jesse and I are a little out of practice serving 18 breakfasts, but I think we did well. We got up very early and prepped everything (secret to
When I first moved here, I was stunned by the beauty of the area. The beautiful harbor, the small islands in the distance, the mountains at my back. I found it to be a natural place to host weddings and receptions. I was amazed when some people didn’t see the opportunities I saw in this
Personal Growth travel for self or family.
Camden Maine is a New England Epicenter for Culinary tourism. Culinary tourism is defined as experiential travel, including local, domestic, and international tours, whereby one learns about and/or consumes food and drink reflecting a region’s cuisine and/or culture. The food and drink of the coast of Maine are superb and should be experienced by all.
Camden Maine is truly a unique place on the East Coast. It is amazing how the town keeps its secret. There are amazing hiking trails, several warm lake swimming spots, lake islands you can row out to, an ocean island that is not further than a mile away - if you are strong – you
I walked into a friend’s store the other day and everything was different. She had changed the aisles and got rid of a lot of products. I asked if she was going out of business, she said she was getting rid of the things that did not sell and “re-imagining” the store. She definitely was not going out
Reserve the room of your choice today! Windward House is 1 block from downtown Camden Maine, Camden Hills State Park – the Mt. Battie Trail, Camden harbor, Camden Public Library, restaurants, and shopping. Park the car and go. If there is an event in Camden, Camden Windjammer Festival, Camden Winterfest, Christmas By the Sea, Camden
If you’re looking for a bed & breakfast in Maine with a choice of breakfast options and food cooked just for you made with local and organic ingredients, the Windward House is the one. You’ve heard that breakfasts are the most important meal of the day? Well here at the Windward House, that’s true-
Please view all our wonderful and “comfy” rooms. Our great location and wonderful rooms make this the best value in comfy bed & breakfast lodging in Camden Maine. Click here to see rooms: Camden Maine Lodging Our rooms are spacious, and all have private bathrooms, air conditioning, cable television and free wifi standard. We have
Find out what we mean by Historic Charm with Modern Amenities…
The Red Machine Written and Directed by Stephanie Argy & Alec Boem “Two Thumbs Up! A lean, intense thriller. Here’s a film with an elegant simplicity. It may remind you of a ’40s B crime movie, and I mean that as a compliment.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times “Intriguing…plot turns climaxing in a caper-flick
Skating Enthusiasts! (by Camden Local Anita Brosius – Scott) Just thought I’d let you know that we were out skating on Hosmer Pond yesterday (Tuesday afternoon Jan. 3) and this morning (Wednesday Jan. 4) and the conditions there are TERRIFIC – 4-5” of ice, wonderful smooth skating. There is open water at the outlet of the
Stay at the Camden Windward House for 2 nights and recieve a discount on this Cooking class at the Cellardoor Winery. Maine lobster lovers cooking class featuring creations by Chef Lani Temple of Megunticook Market. Learn how to prepare a four-course dinner while incorporating Maine lobster in unique and inspiring ways. Dinner and wine pairings
For one of the largest mountain view rooms this close to Camden Harbor, Quarterdeck is a great room at a great rate. A large private place, featuring a King four poster bed, private deck, mountain view, jacuzzi tub and standup shower, large screen t.v.
Dear Kristi & Jesse Thank you fo much for everything you did to make our wedding so special! Your house is so beautiful and your backyard was the perfect place for our reception! The tent looked so beautiful and everything ran so smooth. I didn’t worry about a thing all weekend! Your B&B will always
8/2006 Jack and I drove through Camden two years ago on our way from Bar Harbor to CT and vowed we would have to come back to this beautiful town. So here we are at the wonderful Windward House celebrating our 30th anniversary. Kristen’s cookies are awesome and I can’t get enough of that delicious
10/19/2008 Looking back in this journal, it is easy to see how so many from all over the world have come to love Maine and the Windward House. We are so happy to add ourselves to the long list of those who are blessed with wonderful memories of Camden, ME and the kind of people
7/16/2007 Beautiful – the town, the house, the room, the bed, what a great night’s sleep… then a scrumptious breakfast and stimulating conversation. Couldn’t ask for more – our only regret was that it was just 1 night. Thanks for your hospitality. T&P B Hopedale, Mass P.S. The cookies – Ah yes the cookies….
07/13-14/2007 “The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime” – Rogers Waters Thank you for a wonderful stay it will add to our happy memories. J&O – Saco Maine
9/9/2006 What made my visit so incredible and memorable? Witnessing my best friend’s wedding aboard a ship…. How romantic! First visit to Maine … what a beautiful part of the country! First stay in a B&B… Thank you for the lovely experience! M – Raleigh, NC
8/7/2006 Knowing very little about Maine, instinct brought us here to Camden and Windward House and we have not been disappointed. Kristi & Jesse are wonderful hosts and always go the extra mile to please, satisfy and make staying here fun. The “Brass Room” is definitely “ours” for the future visits. Untypically, we have stayed
11/25/2005 : To Windward While sailing on a sunny day We anchored deep in Camden Bay My look out spied and came to say – “To Windward, To Windward – We must stay! T’was a warm and cozy room – Very inspirational – -G, Connecticut
9/15/2005: Just days after Jesse and I bought the Inn. The Windward House has so many “special touches” than any B&B we have stayed in and we have stayed in many! – R&V Connecticut
See the sunrise over Camden Harbor 4:15- 6:15am
Watch the sunset over the mountains and the moon rise out of the water. A very romantic cruise. Please let the Camden Windward House Innkeepers know if you would like an advance reservation on this cruise. BYOB $37.00
Ground floor room 2 room suite that is very comfortable.
Adventure to be found at a Bed and breakfast
Last year about this time, I wrote about wanting to get out to Curtis Island. At the time of writing, I had been here for 5 years and had never been to the closest island to Camden. It looks so close, but I could not get to it. Well, if you remember the post, I
Ground floor private entrance king size bed room
Ground floor comfortable room with private bathroom. This room – NEW IN 2011 will have a King bed or the option of 2 twin beds.
Comfortable room with large deck
Comfortable 2 room suite with large bathroom.
A quaint period decorated room on the second floor, queen bed, walk in shower, cable t.v. and a/c…
I am writing this on the evening of the first day of summer. I am anxious about the next 133 days ahead of me. I was told today by my Innkeepers group that there are 133 days in the season – 133 days of rising early, working hard and going to bed late. If you
Camden Maine trip ideas. Tour the nearby lighthouses.
The harbor in Camden Maine is coming alive, as is our quaint little seaside town. The boats are all open and starting to take salty dogs out to sea. The lobster men can be seen racing between traps in their boats. The lilacs are blooming at Camden Windward House and yesterday I noticed my favorite black
The elegant schooner Surprise is the oldest sail boat in the harbor. A cruise aboard her is a wonderful addition to your stay at the Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast. The boat launches 2 blocks form the Inn. 2 hour tours of Penobscot Bay. Captain Jack and 1st mate Barbara will educate you about
This is a recipe from the SeasonalFamily.com A very nice blog that we highly recommend. We are surely going to make these muffins this season! Carrot Cake Muffins yields 18 medium sized muffins 2 cups of barley flour (or whole wheat flour) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon
Once you are here, you can park the car and walk to all Camden activities. Save on gas: Things that you can walk to from Camden Windward House Bed and Breakfast: – Shopping: 1 block, boutique clothing, book store, home decorations, antiques, art, knitting, toy, shoes, outdoor equipment. – Restaurants: 17 restaurants within walking distance
Spring has sprung and my husband has put out the Maypole. We have a joke each year that he has the biggest Maypole on the street. This is true because we are the only ones on the block that have a pole out to welcome spring. You may ask why a couple from NY that is
Winemaking on the coast of Maine.
August 10, 2011, 5:30pm Cooking w/ the Blues – Maine Blueberry Inspired Cuisine w/ Chef Lani Temple, Cellardoor Winery presents a cooking class. Please ask the innkeeper for more information.
August 6, 2011 5:30pm Cellardoor Winery presents cooking class with Lily Bistro Chefs. Please ask Innkeeper for more details.
July 20, 2011 4:00pm Cellardoor Winery presents the Farmer’s Market Class with Lani Temple. Please ask Innkeeper for more details.
The “Captain Jack” is a 30 foot authentic downeast lobster boat. Experience a unique adventure on board a traditional working lobster boat. Join Captain Hale on a 1-1/4 hr. cruise. Catch a glimpse of seals, harbor porpoise, an occasional sunfish and maybe a whale. Watch as Captain Hale hauls his traps, get up close and
Camden Windward House highly recommends Don Kleiner and Maine Outdoors. Please as Innkeeper to make a reservation for you.Eagle Watching Trip and Hiking The eagle watching trip is intended to provide folks that have never seen an eagle that opportunity any season of the year. The venues will change with the season depending on where
2 S Main St Rockland, ME 04841-3318 (207) 596-0770 A world Class restaurant in a restored victorian home. Many come to this area just to go to Primo. You will have a delightful experience guaranteed. The food is fresh! A reservation is needed. We at Windward House highly recommend this restaurant. This restaurant is seasonal,
One might think to drive 5 hours is a little extreme for a weekend getaway. I’m grateful for the beautiful website that led us to this quaint town and the photos of your B&B did nothing but confirm we had found our weekend destination. You walk in the door and the warmth we were met
Owls Head Transportation Museum. A salute to globalizing with vintage vehicles from around the world.
3rd floor room with private bathroom and shower
Windward’ Muffins 1 cup flour 1 cup oats 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup walnuts 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 1/3 cup oil Combine wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients (except nuts) and stir until just moistened. Add nuts. Put into greased muffin tins (2/3 full). Sprinkle with
Windward Granola: Ingredients 3 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup whole almonds 3/4 cup walnuts (Crush to desired texture) 3/4 Sunflower seeds 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup (may need more depending on how it is coming together.) 1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs ½ cup whole milk 1 cup buttermilk 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup malted milk powder Sift together dry ingredients Add a pinch of baking powder to the top, and squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice on
Adam’s Holidays Eggs – by Jesse & Kristi Bifulco Camden Windward House B&B I made the mistake of making my 5 year old Eggs Benedict one morning. After that he would always ask for Holidays Eggs (mispronouncing Hollandaise), even when I had only 5 minutes left to leave to make it to Court on time,
Camden Maine Glade skiing video *CAMDEN WINDWARD HOUSE OFFERS 40% DISCOUNT ON ALL RACK RATES FROM THE CAMDEN WINDWARD HOUSE, BEST DEAL IN CAMDEN MAINE. BUY YOUR TICKETS FROM THE INNKEEPER. The Camden Snow Bowl is a great weekend getaway. Skiing in Camden is scenic, laid back and easy fun. Came back to the Bed
Maine Maple Syrup Cookies
Please go to: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=203180&id=36158500741 to see some great photos by Andree Kehn Photography
Wanted to share with the Camden Windward House followers this new State of Maine concept to help tourists. http://memoir.mainetourism.com/ . If you have any fond memories of Camden, please share with the world.
Yes, it’s cold, yes it’s icy, yes the trail markers are covered in snow, yes you still should get out and hike! I compiled a list here of “safe” winter hikes. The hikes have gradual slopes and little chance of getting lost even if you can’t see the markers. Good Luck and always bring a
Kristi & Jesse, Greetings, I hope that all is well with the kids, construction and the business. I wanted to thank you for the lovely stay. Our room was splendid (Quarterdeck) and the view breathtaking. I do’t think we had a better breakfast on our trip either. We are both huge fans of the Eggs
Pecan Pie Cupcakes
Green Inn on the coast of Maine has some great ideas for valentines day 2011.
Greek Pizza Ingredients Pizza Baby spinach Sauce 1 large can of Pastene kitchen ready ground peeled tomatoes 2 cloves garlic Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt Pepper Basil Parsley Thyme Fresh herbs or dried and McCormak’s Italian herbs grinder) White wine Baby spinach Marinated artichoke hearts (goya or imported Italian in glass jars) Pizza Sauce
We love to cook and bake, share our recipes.
Calling all middle-schoolers who want to keep Camden the “jewel of Maine”, and make sure the kids and pets who live here stay healthy. A large map displayed in the window of the Camden town office shows properties in town painted green where homeowners have agreed not to use poisons on their lawn to get rid
Another fun addition to the Camden Maien community in the winter.
Bring Your Skates