Newcastle Inn
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Newcastle Inn is located a short half mile from Newcastle/Damariscotta where you will find restaurants, shops and art galleries. Newcastle and Damariscotta are the gateway to the Pemaquid Peninsula. The 13 guest rooms are named for historic Maine lighthouses and all rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning. Room features might include: gas stove or fireplace, or a private porch. Free WiFi access is available throughout the inn. The common areas include a three season porch, living room, sitting room and pub. In addition to indoor spaces, there is seating on the deck, which looks out over the gardens towards the river. In the guest pantry you will complimentary hot and cold drinks. Your stay includes a full breakfast which is served outside on the deck during the warmer months. If you need to leave early we are happy to pack a "Breakfast to Go" bag for you to take with you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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60 River Rd, Newcastle, ME 04553-3803
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Car recommended
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Nestled in a prime spot, the Newcastle Inn delights guests with its picturesque river views and proximity to Damariscotta. Reviewers commend the inn for its inviting atmosphere, characterized by charming decor and serene surroundings. The comfortable and spotless rooms receive high marks for cleanliness and coziness. The service at Newcastle Inn is often highlighted for its warm hospitality, with a special nod to the personalized breakfast experiences. Additionally, its convenient location makes it a popular choice for those wishing to explore the nearby coastal towns.
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David S wrote a review Sep 2023
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location - Compassionate Hosts / Owners - High Standards all describes the Newcastle Inn. This property provides a relaxing atmosphere, clean (very) and well maintained facilities that have great accents.
While many B&B’s list having breakfast, this property truly provides a detailed home made breakfast featuring only fresh in-house baked goods and other locally resourced items. So what the “special sauce” of Knewcastle Inn? It’s the two young ladies who own this great property. Example, we notified them we would not be arriving until 10:30pm. They made sure we had everything needed for our very late arrival and checked on us to make sure we were good to go. Example, the young ladies greeted us in the mornings, prepared the fabulous breakfasts, made sure we were pleased and assisted us in planning our days when we asked. They are both professional and excellent hosts.
Only advice we offer is, Young Ladies - you are on a great path to continue to experience great success, stay the course.
Those that don’t book this property will miss an opportunity to enjoy a great experience.
Continued success ladies!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter Mullin wrote a review Oct 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My father, sister, and I stayed four nights at the Newcastle Inn while gathering with other family members and friends in the region. We had the opportunity, due to guest turnover, to experience a variety of rooms and especially enjoyed the Heron Hill room at the "top of the house". Julie was such a great host, helping out with anything we needed, and the breakfasts are beyond excellent. The variations on baked fruits (pears, apples, etc.) during our stay were particularly good (thanks for sharing the recipe!) and Sam was a wonderful server who anticipated my dad's requests and made everything "just so". We also enjoyed the view of the Damariscotta River from the deck and the easy walk from Newcastle to Damariscotta for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Each room has its own unique character. Visit often to experience them all1
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Response from Julie Bolthuis, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Nov 20, 2020
Dear Roving_Nematolgist, Thank you for review of your stay at Newcastle Inn. We enjoyed having you with us as our guests while you were in the area for a family gathering and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast! Baking fruit always seems to bring out the best that it has to offer. Sam is a wonderful employee and works hard to meet and anticipate what our guests want. I will be sure to share your kind words with her. Thank you again for taking time to share your thoughts. Sincerely, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Margy P wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Newcastle Inn didn't disappoint! We arrived to be greeted warmly by Julie, and we were given a tour to include a perfect little tavern, a stocked kitchenette with ice and other amenities. Our room was so clean and tidy, with crisp sheets and a beautiful bathroom. After dinner at Public House, we settled in by the fireplace and enjoyed the relaxation. Breakfast both mornings was sumptuous, coffee piping hot. Location near the twin villages was perfect for strolling and enjoying the mild winter day.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear margyp2020, Thank you for your review. It was so nice to have you as guests once again at Newcastle Inn. On a cold winter night the sitting room is so cozy with the fireplace. I'm glad that you had an opportunity to enjoy it. I hope that our paths cross again, sooner rather than later! Thank you again for taking time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Rosalie B wrote a review Jun 2020
York, Maine
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I took a long weekend up to Damariscotta to explore and just get away. The Inn was very clean and welcoming, a short walk to town (you can leave your car in the parking lot for the duration of your stay!) and to restaurants and shopping. Most stores were open and asked that you wear a mask, no big deal.
It was nice to be waited on with a delicious breakfast from a knowledgable host.
The highlight of the weekend was a river tour down the river to hear about the oyster farms along the river. You could sample oysters on board with a glass of wine or beer. Even saw some seals. It was beautiful weather to be out on the water. Both the Inn and the boat tour are taking the proper Covid 19 precautions and it felt very safe to be out and about.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Jul 2, 2020
Dear RosalieB644, It was so nice to meet you and to have you as our guests for a couple of days. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time visiting the area and your stay at the inn. These are challenging times for everyone and the opportunity to be able to be outside and enjoy beautiful MidCoast Maine is a tonic. Thank you for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you decide to escape up the coast to Newcastle. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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milesdd wrote a review Jan 2023
maine
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to go to the holiday Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and stay overnight in the area. We chose Newcastle Inn as it's walkable to downtown Damariscotta, which we always enjoy. And we're so glad we chose this special place. Liz and Carolyn are so welcoming and warm, and the Inn is cozy and lovely. Rooms are furnished lovingly and with high quality linens to boot - there is a lovely guest kitchenette for round-the-clock tea/coffee/soft drinks/ice, etc. Liz and Carolyn are so accommodating and helpful. I wish we'd have stayed longer than a single night. After a delicious breakfast we had fun making our way back to Portland, stopping in Wiscasset, Bath, Brunswick. Great getaway!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Merrill F wrote a review Sep 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got married in Damariscotta and stayed at the Newcastle Inn for our wedding weekend. This charming little(ish) B&B is lovely. We stayed in the Owl Room, which was cozy, with its own temperature settings and stove (though, in August, it was not turned on yet).
The best part of staying here is the breakfast--the back deck overlooks the gorgeous gardens and water, and the food is spectacular. I'm an extremely picky eater and loved everything. It's a gorgeous place to relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.
Also, the owner is delightful and makes you feel immediately welcome. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Julie Bolthuis, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Sep 5, 2020
Dear Paradise522790, Congratulations once again! Thank you for choosing Newcastle Inn for your lodging while celebrating your big day! The Owl's Head Room is a favorite of many guests. You need to come back during the colder months so that you are able to enjoy the gas stove. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and were able to sit outside on the deck. As you experienced, it is THE best place to enjoy breakfast and start your day. Thank you again for being our guests and for sharing your thoughts about your time at Newcastle Inn. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Jay S wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location is on the Damariscotta River with views of working lobster boats and walking distance to downtown Damariscotta with excellent pubs and restaurants. We stayed in a mini-suite with sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. All 3 rooms were spotless and beautiful. The inn has plenty of social distancing space for small group conversation. Breakfast was very good and hardy. The innkeeper, Julie, is charming and delightful. We will be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Julie Bolthuis, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Dear jseagren, Thank you for being our guests while you were visiting the area. The Pemaquid Point Suite is such a great room and a favorite of many guests. As you discovered, the walk to town, for shopping and restaurants, is only a half mile, and follows the Damariscotta River. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are visiting the area. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Nina C wrote a review Mar 2020
Oneonta, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were in town for the night before my husband's surgery and found this gem of a BandB online. What a great find.

We were greeted by Julie, a lovely host who was gracious and accommodating . The main house is spacious and inviting, decorated in warm yellows and a charming atmosphere . The seating arrangements arranged in cozy vignettes throughout the several common spaces on the main floor were so comfy and inviting. . Lots of space on the main floor to sit and gather , read, or relax with lovely views of the river and outdoor decks.

Our room was totally immaculate .... like uber clean, as is the entire property. It is well appointed with lovely gifts like a tote and reusable water bottles. The bed was super comfy . I wish the TV was a littler larger for the size of the room.(.. hard to see from the bed,) but this might no be as important to all guests.

I couldn't do the breakfast as i had to leave very early, but Julie was kind enough to leave me a breakfast to go. I will visit again for sure... probably during the season when the suite in the second building is available and we have more time to spend at this exceptional inn.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Dear Nina C, Thank you for your review and kind words regarding your recent stay at Newcastle Inn. Yes, the TVs are small in our guest rooms since we want our guests enjoying the beautiful views outside their windows! I hope that your husband is recovering well following his surgery and that you are able to be our guests at another time and will be able to enjoy our breakfast, perhaps in the summer when it is served outside on the deck! Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Jeff C wrote a review Oct 2020
Stoneham, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed for a weekend and were just so impressed at how immaculate the inn is. Given the "covid" restrictions and climate, we were very at ease with our surroundings because of the cleanliness. Everything was spotless, the baseboards, floors windows, surfaces. Our "suite" was roomy and very comfortable. The bathroom had that perfect low level "bleached" scent. Breakfast was excellent and Julie our host was friendly and warm. To be 100% helpful - There is a busier road nearby, so some early Monday morning street noise was unexpected.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Third floor room with river view.
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Response from Julie Bolthuis, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Oct 16, 2020
Dear 849JeffC849, . Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Newcastle Inn. We have all worked hard to provide a clean, safe environment for our guests and I have passed on your comments regarding cleanliness to the housekeeping staff and they were thrilled to have their work acknowledged by a guest - thank you! Thank you for being our guests and we look forward to your return the next time that you are visiting the Newcastle/Damariscotta area. Regards, Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Stella wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights in the room with the private entrance and balcony with views of the river. Both days were rainy so didn't use the balcony as much as we'd hoped. The closet had the most cozy bathrobes! All staff is very friendly and the breakfasts always started with a fruit course which I enjoyed. Location is great - not touristy like Boothbay Harbor but close enough that it's a quick trip down there or to many other locations. Also, many good restaurants just minutes away.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Julie Bolthuis, Owner at Newcastle Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Dear Exploration778518, Thank you for being our guests and for taking the time to share a review of your stay at Newcastle Inn. I'm sorry that the weather wasn't better so that you were able to enjoy you private porch. Hopefully the next time you visit the weather will cooperate. So happy to hear that you like the new robes. You are not alone in liking how cozy and plush they are. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Newcastle Inn the next time you are visiting the Newcastle area. Regards, Jule Bolthuis, Owner
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DMMartin82 wrote a tip Yesterday
Groton, Massachusetts3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The In is open most of the year, but becomes crowded during the high season."
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Randy738 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bath, Pennsylvania23 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Newcastle Inn doesn't have any bad room's."
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katy m wrote a tip Aug 2023
Charlottesville, Virginia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Explore all the wonderful shops and restaurants of Damariscotta!"
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AndrewGSchneider wrote a tip Jul 2023
Silver Spring, Maryland31 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is some road noise during the day, but the area quiet down at night."
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Rosemary W wrote a tip Jun 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay longer, the area has a lot of interesting features to enjoy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Newcastle Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Newcastle Inn?
Nearby attractions include Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe (0.9 km), Gifts at 136 (0.9 km), and Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Newcastle Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Newcastle Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Newcastle Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Newcastle Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Damariscotta River Grill, King Eider's Pub and Restaurant, and The Shuck Station.
Are there any historical sites close to Newcastle Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nickels-Sortwell House (10.3 km) and Alna Meeting House (8.6 km).
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