Where can you go to catch river views, pick apples, sleep in a four-poster bed, and browse antiques?
The answer is simple: it’s midcoast Maine, where the Newcastle Inn–a charming, coastal bed and breakfast–is nestled near the Pemaquid Peninsula. A historic country inn, the Newcastle Inn provides elegant furnishings, a daily home-cooked breakfast, and window views of the Damariscotta River. It’s located just minutes from downtown Damariscotta, where museums and shopping options are plentiful.
Private Getaways and Coastal Decorations
Guestrooms at the Newcastle Inn are split between the Main House and the Carriage House–both of which offer secluded and luxurious decorations. Check into the Bass Harbor Suite for a private, romantic option–this room offers a queen-size sleigh bed and a gas stove, and is located on the first floor of the Carriage House, just steps from the lobby of the main building.
The Winter Harbor guestroom is perfect for a cozy getaway during the snowy months- this room is accessed by a private outside entrance. Guests can enjoy soft robes for their tub and shower, and take their morning coffee–or evening glass of wine–on a quiet porch with gorgeous views of the woodland areas and the Damariscotta River. The Monhegan Island guestroom is the picture of luxury: decorated in warm grays, whites, and reds, this room features a four-poster king-size bed, a gas fireplace, and window views of the garden and river.
Eleven other rooms–each named after Maine locations, and decorated with carefully cohesive aesthetics–prove equally enjoyable options. All rooms come with amenities including a tub, shower, or both; a king- or queen-size bed with fresh linens, and coastal-themed decor detailing.
Explore Maine: Museums, Antiques, Cruises and More
Newcastle Inn is perfect for outdoor strolls–enjoy the sights of the river, the crisp Maine air, and the inviting atmosphere of downtown Damariscotta.
Keep an eye out for special annual events, including the outdoor concerts of Windjammer Days, the Damariscotta Oyster Celebration, the Maine Lobster Festival in August, and the Harbor Lights Festival during the holidays. Newcastle Inn is also in an ideal location for antiquing, located near Damarine Antiques and Indian Trails Antiques–an 1800s red barn that has been in the owner’s family for years–among other shops.
Local museums include the Maine Maritime Museum–located in nearby Bath–the Owls Head Transportation Museum, which is set into an aircraft hangar, and the Farnsworth Art Museum, with over 15,000 works of art in its collection.
For outdoor adventurers, kayak rentals are available at the Muscongus Bay and the Damariscotta River. Other popular local activities include touring the Oxbow Brewery in Newcastle, hiking or biking in the woods, visiting the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden–filled with everything from daffodils to European ginger and foam flower–and taking an eco-tour with Hardy Boat Cruises, where you’ll likely catch glimpses of puffins and seals. Don’t forget to try a Maine lobster dinner before you leave–and to sample the Inn’s morning muffins, coffee, and bacon.
With so many classic Maine activities nearby, the Newcastle Inn is the ideal bed and breakfast to start your New England and Mid-Coast Maine adventure. Skip the hotel chains and AirBnBs and enjoy Maine in comfort and style with an experienced and professional innkeeper ready to exceed your expectations.
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