The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast

The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast

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#2 of 4 B&Bs in Newcastle
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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The Tipsy Butler is a newly-renovated bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of the twin villages of Newcastle and Damariscotta, Maine. We have taken great care to ensure that each of our four rooms is comfortable, inviting, and filled with little joys to rejuvenate you after a day of exploring our beautiful community. Start your morning with a delicious home-cooked breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a beverage on our porch, relax with a book in the field, learn a new board game or take a stroll downtown and enjoy the sites and shops. We're looking forward to hosting you! Contact free breakfast is available and we have on-site EV car charging.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Gift shop
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Seating area
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

11 High St, Newcastle, ME 04553-3663
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Marci F wrote a review Sep 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Tipsy Butler is the wonderful bed and breakfast I’ve ever stayed at! The owners have thought of absolutely everything down to the smallest detail! The rooms are so spacious and comfortable - especially the beds!! The bathrooms are completely redone and stocked with everything you need, including the most plush bath mats I’ve ever stepped foot on! The breakfast was beyond delicious and the owners were so accommodating to dietary needs. They were very welcoming of our babies, and did everything possible to make our stay as relaxing as possible. The two porches with rocking chairs are the perfect place to hang out with coffee or a beer, overlooking the beautiful Maine scenery. The house is located a 5 minute walk into town! Anyone who chooses to stay here will not be disappointed, and we promise you’ll be sad to leave!!! We can promise you we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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needasinecure wrote a review Aug 2023
115 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I only have good things to say of the Tipsy Butler. It was an enjoyable stay with excellent service. The time and effort invested in crafting the experience shows in every step.

This old house, beautifully restored, is well located in a quiet but accessible street. We stayed in the Prachett room which was large, clean, and came with a claw-footed iron cast tub. There was also a shower, and a closet with a refrigerator and coffee maker. Flat panel TV and Alexa were provided but we didn't have occasion to use them.

Breakfast was luxurious. In fact we had to ask that the portions be reduced which was a shame because the food was quite tasty. It starts with a small plate of carbs and continues with a large plate of eggs, vegetables, and in our case, a quiche.

I've included photos of the remarkable breakfast.

At last count there were three cats and one dog, who stay on the family side of the house or outside. They are friendly and quite sociable.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maureen C wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My room was spacious, clean and comfortable, and the bed linens are absolutely dreamy! Stephanie considered my food preferences, and I appreciated the mocktail option she provided in addition to a variety of beers and wines. It’s a short walk to the quaint downtown of Damariscotta but still maintains a peaceful and quiet atmosphere. I can’t wait to stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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J E wrote a review Mar 2022
Vermont5 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 5 teachers looking for a weekend getaway and the Tipsy Butler was the perfect place to land! The new owners (as of February 2022) are amazing. Stephanie is a spectacular chef. She arranged for us to have a lobster dinner. Her breakfasts were perfection. The rooms were spotless and the beds were the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. The Maine Cuddledown bedding is like sleeping on a cloud. The location was perfect too, we were able to walk right into town and enjoy the Maine life! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are perfect.
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Response from Stephanie Cheney, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Thank you for this great review! Your group was the BEST way to start our chapter as hosts at The Tipsy Butler and we're hoping that you all come back again soon. Sending you all good vibes to get you through the end of the school year!!
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SRfromMA wrote a review Jul 2023
Worcester, Massachusetts57 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a relaxing and well appointed room! We stayed in the Wodehouse room with the king size bed on the first floor. The bed was very comfortable and huge - no problem stretching out. The bathroom and walk through closet area were roomy as well. We loved the creative and delicious breakfasts and the beverage fridge in the dining area. Be sure to check it out. The fridge is stocked with beers and wines at good prices - something to drink after a day out exploring. Thank you, Stephanie, for your suggestions of things to do in the area. It was nice to meet your family and pets. The location is also great. Walk to town in a few minutes or a quick drive.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Wodehouse room is on the first floor, right inside the front door.
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Response from Stephanie Cheney, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jul 30, 2023
Thanks, Steve! We really enjoyed your visit and hope that you stay with us again the next time you're looking for Puffins! Steph.
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Ruth K wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent 2 nights at the Tipsy Butler. We had a huge room with a king size bed and two comfortable chairs. In addition there was plenty of public space which you were encourage to use. Plenty of games and books were also provided. We were asked what time we wanted to have our breakfast, which was a lovely meal. Jessica was a very great host and gave us some great recommendations on places to eat and things to do. We will be going back the next time we are in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Bob J wrote a review Apr 2022
Wells, Maine120 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just finished a three day stay at “The Tipsy Butler” and we had a wonderful stay. We had a very warm greeting from Stephanie and her family. She was very helpful with suggestions for places to explore in the area, places to eat and some local history as well. Stephanie is also a wonderful cook and our daily breakfast enabled us to not even think about lunch. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome into the Mid Coast area. She has many stories of the area and of her home, as it is about 175 years old. With many former owners, there are plenty of stories. Be sure to ask about the “Red Light” in the doorway…. All in all, we cannot recommend this location enough. The rooms were large and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and faced the east, with sunrise coming in the windows. The common rooms looked comfortable and the dining room was very welcoming. When you call for reservations, be sure to ask about the family dog, Daisy. She is very lovable and calm. We hope to return someday.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed in the Hardy Room. Great windows facing and overlooking the town and great access to...
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Response from Stephanie Cheney, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Thank you for this great review; we loved hosting you!! Come back again when the Wyeth's are back on display. We'll keep the Adirondack chairs ready for you!! Daisy says, "Hi!"
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Ali S wrote a review May 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a wonderful stay and can't wait to go back! Our room was beautiful, and we felt right at home (but even better!). The sauna and ice bath we're definitely a treat. The breakfast that Stephanie made us in the morning was filled with fresh local deliciousness. All in all, it was a wonderful, welcoming stay and we're looking forward to staying there again in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Schedule a time in the sauna!! so worth it
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Response from Stephanie Cheney, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 5, 2023
Thank you for your kind words! Come back to visit again soon, Steph.
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Meghan wrote a review Oct 2021
Memphis, Tennessee7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at the Tipsy Butler. The room itself was lovely, and there was even a little room for our daughter to sleep attached to ours. Breakfast was delicious, and the attention to detail with presentation was second to none! Jessica made us feel very welcome during our short stay in the area, and we were given great recommendations for dinner. The B&B was a short and easy walk into town, which meant we had plenty of time to enjoy the local pumpkin festival. We would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Come during the Damariscotta Pumpkin Festival—the painted and carved pumpkins around town were...
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Response from Jessica DeLisle, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Nov 11, 2021
We're so happy that you had a good stay - you were a delight to have! Hope to host you again in the future!
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Lindsay C wrote a review Jun 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Tipsy Butler was a delight! I cannot wait to go back and visit Damariscotta, and when I do, The Tipsy Butler will be my place of choice! The cackling hens enjoying a dust bath beneath a lilac tree... delicious breakfasts made by Stephanie with locally sourced ingredients. The peace felt all around the property made our stay feel like home.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Stephanie Cheney, Owner at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Responded Jun 5, 2023
Your visit was so special! We look forward to your return, Steph.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe (0.7 km), Gifts at 136 (0.7 km), and Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Damariscotta River Grill, King Eider's Pub and Restaurant, and The Shuck Station.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Is The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Newcastle.
Are there any historical sites close to The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nickels-Sortwell House (10.8 km) and Alna Meeting House (8.5 km).
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