Marketing your lodging during the Corona Virus Epidemic

Marketing your lodging during the Corona Virus Epidemic

What Should You Be Doing NOW The president of Marriott announced in a heart wrenching speech online that they are making wide spread changes in the Marriott business model. Employees are facing lay-offs, members of management are not taking a salary, locations are...
Secrets of a Book Direct Strategy

Secrets of a Book Direct Strategy

Warning – You might need a degree in craziness to understand this. The idea of book direct (#BookDirect) is not as simple as you think. There are simple things a lodging can do to encourage a guest to book direct, but what do the Online Travel Agents think about...
Creating a plan to sell your Airbnb

Creating a plan to sell your Airbnb

Sell Your Airbnb For A Profit What Happens When You Sell Your Airbnb ? Whether you specifically bought your property to rent out on a 3rd party agents such as Airbnb, or you stumbled into Airbnb with your legacy home, you may now realize that you have a very valuable...
Buying Sheets for your Inn or Airbnb Lodging

Buying Sheets for your Inn or Airbnb Lodging

Inn Quality Sheets for the Home, Airbnb or B&B Whether you are a homeowner, Airbnb host, Innkeeper or a fine hotelier, you can take advantage of our expertise garnered over the course of nearly a decade of selling sleep at our Maine Inn. From the beginning, one of...
Wine, Revenue Strategy, Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast

Wine, Revenue Strategy, Airbnb, Bed and Breakfast

In my recent BDN Blog post, I pointed out that there are misconceptions about the use of alcohol and wine in selling room nights. Unfortunately, many new Airbnb and bed and breakfast owners are not aware that they should not be so casual when offering wine to their...
Blockchain technology in the Lodging Industry

Blockchain technology in the Lodging Industry

Blockchain Technology, the technology behind cryptocurrency, is being tested in many different industries. The use of blockchain technology in the travel industry is exciting. The travel industry has been stunted by a lack of innovation and suffocating because of high...
Facebook New Algorithm and Direct Bookings

Facebook New Algorithm and Direct Bookings

Facebook as Part of your direct marketing strategy 2018 The Facebook Algorithm, direct bookings, revenue management and freelance assistant – what lodging need to know The Cambridge Analytics Scandal may have caused you to lose Facebook followers, but hopefully,...
Facebook New Algorithm and Direct Bookings

What OTA’s should I work with?

No matter the size of your property, you will need to work with Online Travel Agents (OTAs). Online travel agents can increase your bookings and your revenue. They can also increase your expenses. It is important to know the pros and cons of each channel and decide...
Schooner Olad – Discount code for 2018

Schooner Olad – Discount code for 2018

Schooner Olad is a wonderful sail boat that takes guests out for tours of the Penobscot Bay. Schooner Olad has a wonderful Maine Captain – Aaron Lincoln. Schooner Olad is great for the 2 hour tour or for corporate or wedding functions.  A Schooner ride is a...
Skiing in Camden Maine – Camden Snow Bowl

Skiing in Camden Maine – Camden Snow Bowl

Dear Camden Maine Guest. I am pleased that you chose Camden Maine as your destination this winter. Most stores and restaurants stay open year round. The harbor is much different in the winter. The Bay freezes in places. The Windjammer boats are all shrink wrapped for...
Top Five Maine Lobster Adventures

Top Five Maine Lobster Adventures

Top Five Maine Lobster Adventures

Camden Maine has lots of lobsters – from our lobster crate races to our lobster boats. Here are the Top Five Maine Lobster Adventures in Camden Maine. Buy direct from local lobstermen – Rockport Lobster is a great resource. The local family opens their...
Dinner in Camden Maine 2018 – Camden Me Restaurants

Dinner in Camden Maine 2018 – Camden Me Restaurants

An email to future guests of Camden Maine. Dear Guests of Camden Maine, There are a lot of great options for dinner in Camden. If you are visiting during the summer, you will need reservations for some of them. If you are coming to Camden in the Winter, please call...
72 Hours in Camden Maine – Spring, Summer Fall

72 Hours in Camden Maine – Spring, Summer Fall

Three Days or More In Camden Maine A One to Three Day (or more) Dear Camden Maine Guests, Thank you for choosing Camden as you destination this Spring and summer. Here are some vacation ideas and what to do in Camden Maine. Itinerary for guests with ideas to enjoy all...
Camden Hills State Park

Camden Hills State Park

Tips on How to Best Enjoy Camden Hills State Park Camden Maine is all about enjoying the outdoors. What better way to enjoy Midcoast Maine than with a nice hike. The Camden Hills State Park is a fantastic find. While the easy access Auto Road is one of the most...
Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor FROM CAMDEN

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor FROM CAMDEN

Dear Camden Maine Guest, Is Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Mount Dessert Island, your final destination on your Maine adventure? I highly recommend a trip north to this wonderful National Park. Acadia National Park is approximately 2 hours from Camden Maine and...
Opening Day for Miller’s Lobster Pound

Opening Day for Miller’s Lobster Pound

Miller’s Lobster Pound will open on its usual day of June 17th Father’s Day weekend. They will offer a discount for dads on that day. You can access the discount at: http://millerslobsters.com/weekly-specials/ Miller’s is making a few changes. The...
Valentines Day Mid Coast Maine

Valentines Day Mid Coast Maine

Need to get out of the dog house or just bring the butterflies back? Or maybe you have just found love and want to celebrate that loving feeling. Either way, you should consider a trip to the Maine Coast of Maine. The tiny town of Camden Maine is still awake in the...
Skiing in Camden Maine – Camden Snow Bowl

Skiing in Camden Maine – Camden Snow Bowl

Dear Camden Maine Guest. I am pleased that you chose Camden Maine as your destination this winter. Most stores and restaurants stay open year round. The harbor is much different in the winter. The Bay freezes in places. The Windjammer boats are all shrink wrapped for...
Long Grain Restaurant Camden Maine  ****

Long Grain Restaurant Camden Maine ****

This restaurant is a local favorite. You will need reservation in the summer time. The restaurant is small and few seats. Asian home cooked and street food are served at Long Grain. I recommend this restaurant to vegan and vegetarians. There are nice noodle, rice and...
Waterfront Restaurant  ***

Waterfront Restaurant ***

The Waterfront Restaurant is a wonderful casual restaurant in downtown Camden Maine. I enjoy sitting on the deck looking for harbor seals while I am at the Waterfront Restaurant. The restaurant is big, a better chance of getting a seat during the high season. The food...
Fresh Restaurant ****

Fresh Restaurant ****

Fresh restaurant has changed its menu for 2016 and it is very eclectic. This restaurant is in very convenient location in Downtown Camden Maine. This used to be my go to place for Vegan and vegetarian options, but their are limited options in 2016. The restaurant is...
Primo Restaurant *****

Primo Restaurant *****

2 S Main St Rockland, ME 04841-3318 (207) 596-0770 Primo Restaurant is a world Class restaurant in a restored victorian house. Many come to the Mid Coast of Maine just to go to Primo.  The food at Primo is very fresh! Gardens and animals are all on the property. A...
Peter Ott's Restaurant **

Peter Ott's Restaurant **

Peter Ott’s Restaurant is a nice downtown restaurant. The new location on the dock in Camden offers lovely views of Curtis Island. The schooner Appledore docks right out side the restaurant. The food is casual, views are great. Check out the Menu before you go....
Toboggan Nationals Camden Maine Where to Stay

Toboggan Nationals Camden Maine Where to Stay

Toboggan Nationals Camden Maine Feb 5,6,7, 2016 In this article we’ll give you information on how best to enjoy the Toboggan Nationals in Camden Maine, including suggested eating places, lodging and of course, offer you locally made keepsake jewelry. What are...
Camden Deli ***

Camden Deli ***

37 Main Street Camden 207-236-8343 For the best lobster roll in Camden, go to the Camden Deli. They have home baked deserts, great deli sandwiches, and home made soups and chowder, all served in a comfortable atmosphere with a great view of the harbor. They have...
72 Hours in Camden Maine – Spring, Summer Fall

Restaurants in Camden Maine With Harbor Views

There are so many wonderful choices for dining in Camden Maine. While many seasoned travelers have come to expect a plethora of mediocre establishments that tourist activity seems to breed, not so of Camden. For a town of only about five thousand year round...
We’re getting ready for our Leaf Peepers here at the Windward House: Apple Walnut Pancake Recipe

Maine Leaf Peeper's Maple Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Maine Leaf Peeper’s Maple Pumpkin Pie Recipe Fall is a great time to visit Maine. Beautiful blue skies over Penobscot bay are surrounded by leaf peeper’s delights. The sugar maple trees leaves turn hundreds of shades of red. It’s the perfect time for...
Cuzzy's Restaurant

Cuzzy's Restaurant

Cuzzy’s restaurant has a fun atmosphere and a very comprehensive menu. They have everything from seafood to the classic hamburger or chicken wings. Stop by for a very casual family-friendly lunch or dinner. They’re located at 21 Bay View St, Camden, ME...
I say Maine Potatoes, Maine food

I say Maine Potatoes, Maine food

The Coast of Maine is all about blueberries and lobster. The interior and northern Maine is a lot different. The interior and northern Maine is about potatoes and lumbering. Maine is almost 2 different states when you drive around and see the plethora of different...
I say Maine Potatoes, Maine food

Vegan Homefries

            Ingredients: Vegan Homefries 3 Organic Maine potatoes 2 tblsp Organic Peanut Oil 1tsp of onion powder 1 tsp of Maine sea salt 1 tsp of smoked paprika Method: 1. Cut the potatoes into small equal sized 2 inch pieces 2. Prepare...
Acadia and Bar Harbor for Spring or Easter Break

Acadia and Bar Harbor for Spring or Easter Break

  Acadia and Bar Harbor for Spring or Easter Break, We Did That…. Once A nice trip depending on the weather. We went to Acadia one year, and booked a room at a hotel in Bar Harbor. It was a nice hotel, kind of large, and was dog friendly. It was not right...
Vegan FRESH Toast Maine Maple Sunday

Vegan FRESH Toast Maine Maple Sunday

  Spring time brings many reasons to host a breakfast or brunch. The sun is up earlier and the birds are singing. Whether you are celebrating Mother’s Day, Easter, Maine Maple Sunday or just celebrating the warmth returning, here is a special breakfast...
Where to Get the Best Coffee in Camden Maine

Where to Get the Best Coffee in Camden Maine

As recently reported in the New York Times coffee travel article, the Midcoast of Maine is a haven for those who really enjoy a good cup of coffee.  But where to get the best Coffee in Camden Maine? Three of the independent gourmet coffee roasters mentioned in the...

Clear the Air Expedia, AirBed

The hotels, legitimate Bed and Breakfast, and Inns are all perplexed by Airbnb but I it will not be long before the industry leaders start learning from their experiences to finally clear the Air. Airbnb is nothing more than a troublesome 3rd party agent. 3rd party...
The Best Kept Secrets of Camden Maine

The Best Kept Secrets of Camden Maine

The Best Kept Secrets of Camden Maine There aren’t many secrets among the well-traveled pavements of Camden Maine (unlike the fictional Peyton Place, which was filmed there in the 1950s). But here are a few spots that the tourist crowds haven’t fully...
Made In Maine Cocktail Recipe Cherry Gin & Tonic

Made In Maine Cocktail Recipe Cherry Gin & Tonic

Tart, but Not Over-sweet this Made In Maine Cocktail Recipe Cherry Gin & Tonic Perfect for Late July Although our last posted cocktail recipe is certainly delicious, you might not always be in the mood for something so sweet. On the sweetness scale it is close to...
Fall Activities in Camden Maine Touring and Dining

Fall Activities in Camden Maine Touring and Dining

This Weekend is Jam Packed with Great Fall Activities in Camden Maine… Fall Activities in Camden Maine are some of the best of the year. The fall foliage is beginning to show color and each day it gets more brilliant. The next few days features some great events...
What To Do On Labor Day Weekend 2014 in Maine

What To Do On Labor Day Weekend 2014 in Maine

Camden Maine & the Midcoast for Labor Day Weekend What To Do On Labor Day Weekend 2014 in Maine The summer is winding down. If you’re lucky enough to live or be visiting midcoast Maine for Labor Day weekend check out this post on what to do on Labor Day...
Maine Lobster Festival

Maine Lobster Festival

IT’S COMING….. The Maine Lobster festival is an event that the whole community looks forward to all year long. In the dead of winter, the merits of the festival are seen and discussed. The Lobster Festival organization donates thousands of dollars to the...

2014 Summer Concerts in Rockport Maine

If You Haven’t Heard Bay Chamber Concerts Has A Really Fantastic Line Up This Summer 2014 Summer Concerts in Rockport Maine One of the most special treasures of the Camden area is the Bay Chamber Concerts. Although they are produced year round the Summer...
Made in Maine Cocktail Recipe Maine Collins

Made in Maine Cocktail Recipe Maine Collins

Kick Back in Camden with a Nice Maine Collins This summer try a made in Maine cocktail recipe Maine Collins. If you’ve opened up your summer place or come for a couple of weeks at your favorite lake, MyCamdenMaine is a great source for food and drink ideas to...

4th of July Camden

After communicating with the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, we regrettably announce the Camden Fireworks display will not be offered on July 4th or 5th this year. The fireworks company has confirmed, due to the potential rain, they cannot launch them from...
Memorial Day Activities in Camden Maine

Memorial Day Activities in Camden Maine

Coming to Camden this Memorial Day weekend? Get out of the city and enjoy small town charm. A parade and historic boat sailing can make for a fun weekend. The Camden Memorial Parade starts at 9:30am and by 10:30am it is over. It is a short, but very honorable parade....
Mother’s Day in Camden, ME

Mother’s Day in Camden, ME

      Are you coming to Camden during Mother’s Day Weekend? Here are some fun ideas on how to spend Mother’s Day. As a mom, any of these would be fun for me (hint, hint family)! Savage Oaks Wine and Chocolate Extravaganza: Savage Oaks is a...
Wedding Business in Camden Maine

Wedding Business in Camden Maine

  The small town of Camden Maine is praised for it’s unique location, mountain and sea, beautiful harbor, farms, boutique shops and quintessential New England feeling. All of these elements make Camden a wonderful place to host a destination wedding. The...
Maine Coast Farm to Table Trip Ideas

Maine Coast Farm to Table Trip Ideas

Amongst the hills and harbors of the Maine Coast, there are farms. Farms on the Maine Coast have a wide variety of produce. There are beef farms, apple orchards, wineries, flowers, blueberry fields and vegetable farms scattered along the coastline. When you are in...
Sea Kayak Camden Maine

Sea Kayak Camden Maine

Kayak, Paddle the Penobscot Bay – On Your Own or Guided A Great Adventure In Camden Kayaking the Maine coast is the perfect way to see it. From the vantage of the surface of the water, the hidden coves, island estates, precipitous ledges, all the colors and contours...
Sea Salt

Sea Salt

  Maine Sea Salt Company It appears that sea salt has come into vogue. Even the old standby, you know, the salt with the little girl carrying the umbrella? They have 2 kinds of sea salt available at the supermarket. One is from the South Pacific, and the other is...
Pies On Parade Rockland Maine

Pies On Parade Rockland Maine

The Food Pantry and Fuel assistance fundraiser conceived by the Historic Inns of Rockland is very admirable. In the dead of winter these 4 Inns work together to help those in need. Within the last 10 years this event has grown from just a house and food tour to a full...

Camden Maine Entrepreneurs Changing the World

  In the little seaside village of Camden Maine, where zoning issues create splits in the community and job creation is a challenge, some residents are taking economic change into their own hands. This is the setting for the rise of a group of environmentally...

Ice Candles and Snow In Camden Maine

It is snowing again in Camden Maine this 12/17/2013 evening. There is a woman in town that has a retired husband that enjoys making ice candles. Last winter ice candles mysteriously appeared in the downtown of Camden and Rockport, in front of restaurants, in the...
Maine Coast Leaf Peeping

Maine Coast Leaf Peeping

Touring Camden: Maine Coast Leaf Peeping! If you plan on going Maine Coast leaf peeping this fall you should read this… In trying to determine when the fall foliage will peak in New England there are many factors to consider, as well as resources on the internet...

Tennis Courts in Maine, the Camden Maine Area

 Travel with your own rackets? Here are some tennis courts in Maine you might want to try. The Camden Maine area has 4 easily accessible public courts and 1 that is a short drive away from downtown Camden. The town of Camden has public tennis courts at the Camden Snow...

North of Camden – Castine – Dice Head Light

Dice Head Light was originally built in 1828 at the entrance to Castine Harbor, now decommissioned and owned by the Town of Castine. Accessible by auto, limited parking, nice photo opportunities. Follow US Rt 1 to Orland (about 40 miles from Camden) and turn right...
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