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May Murder Mystery Weekend

Lights! Camera! Murder!

Join us for an action-packed Murder Mystery Weekend on May 3 – 5, 2019!

What’s included?

  • 3-course breakfast each morning (including Sunday’s “Awards Breakfast”)
  • Dessert & Cocktail Reception on Friday evening
  • Hors d’oeuvres, Dinner & Drinks on Saturday evening
  • Individual Murder Mystery Character Packets for each guest

Cost per person is $245, plus tax and gratuity, in addition to selected room rate.

Call to Book: 207.236.4646

A tantalizing night in Tinseltown filled with twists and terror.

After a night of accolades at the Academy Awards Show, you will attend the A-list after-party hosted by millionaire Vanity Affair. While socializing and schmoozing with Hollywood’s elite, careers will be made, secrets will be revealed, scandals will be broken and a homicide will happen.

With a V.I.P. victim and the celebrities all suspect, you will be called upon to find the criminal by cracking this red carpet caper.

How does it work?

The weekend starts on Friday night with a dessert reception. (We suggest you eat dinner prior to the gathering.) While the reception is not part of the mystery, per se, it is a great icebreaker and allows the guests to meet their partners-in-crime. You don’t need to dress up for it and you don’t need to act; all we request is that you don’t discuss your roles in too great a detail.  We’ll review game rules and set the stage for your mystery weekend.

Saturday morning you’ll enjoy our 3-course breakfast, served between 8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Afterwards, you are free to enjoy Camden and the surrounding area.

Saturday evening starts with Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 6 p.m.  All guests are asked to be in attendance in costume and ready to deceive, as all characters are formally introduced. Throughout the cocktail hour, you are encouraged to mingle, play your role and spread out around the inn in order to bribe, blackmail and, in general, be sneaky in obtaining as many secrets about the other characters as possible. There is lots of play money to use in protecting your secrets or buying other’s! These secrets will come in very handy later in the evening.

Everyone is then invited to dinner (during which you’ll enjoy Chef Phil’s culinary creations) where you and your fellow guests continue to act out in character in whatever way is most appropriate (or least appropriate, as the case sometimes is!). At some point in the evening, someone dies. It might be you…or maybe you are the one who did it.

In any case, the evening continues with lots of finger pointing as the secrets slowly become revealed. Guests protest that they are being framed. Others protest…perhaps too much. Some people stay quiet, trying to think it all out amidst the noise and accusations. Beware of everyone!

The evening is drawn to a close with a round of secret ballot voting on who did it and why. The ballots are read out loud and the murderer is revealed.

Sunday morning’s breakfast is a group affair as everyone does another round of voting. This time the votes are for: Best Dressed, Best Actor and several other superlatives.

Guests are then free to enjoy the rest of the morning before commencing their journey home.

About 7 to 10 days prior to your arrival, you will receive your character packet via e-mail. Do Not Let Anyone See The Contents – For Your Eyes Only! Do Not Try to Sneak Peeks At Your Partner’s Packet!

Other important information.

Making Your Reservation

Please call us to book your room.  As the house is reserved exclusively for those participating in this event, online reservations are not enabled for this weekend.  Our number is 207.236.4646.

Cancellation Policy

Murder mystery weekends are interactive, highly enjoyable, and to some, somewhat fatal. Because the guests play all the roles, each participant is vital to the success of the weekend. A last minute cancellation can negatively affect the fun and entertainment of everyone else. For this reason, the following conditions must be kept in mind should the unfortunate need to cancel come into play.

For cancellation notices received within 30 days of the arrival date but outside of 14 days of your arrival, a penalty of 50% of the total charges will be retained — if the characters and room are not resold for the weekend. If the characters and room are resold for the entire weekend, there won’t be any penalty.

For cancellation notices received 14 days or closer to the arrival date, a penalty of 100% of the total charges will be retained — if the characters and room are not resold for the weekend. If the characters and room are resold for the entire weekend, there won’t be any penalty.

Please note that if you arrive after the date specified or depart earlier than scheduled, there will be a full charge for those lost nights. Additionally, please note that gift certificates are non-refundable with no cash back on unused credits.