Castine Harbor Lodge
The Castine Harbor
Lodge, formerly known as the Holiday House is Castine's only waterfront hotel.
Overlooking the spectacular scenery of Penobscot Bay and located in a historic elm lined neighborhood.
The Lodge offers its guests a quiet place to stay. It is an easy walk to Dyces Head Lighthouse or a short stroll to shops and restaurants.
The Castine Harbor Lodge was built in 1893 by Col.
A.K. Bolan of New York City and was later owned by Clarence
Wooley, President of American Radiator Co. of New York City. It is a commodious
Lodge with superb water frontage, and its rooms command wonderful, waterfront views. There
are 250 feet of porches facing the ocean, one covered, one open, and one glassed in. The
porches overlooking Penobscot Bay and distant Camden Hills
offer a peaceful, waterfront setting to enjoy your favorite book, paint or simply take in
views of seals, osprey, boats, or a star filled sky.
The local waters are favorite cruising spots for both yachts and the Maine windjammer fleet. The area offers several excursion boats, hiking, and sea kayaking. There is a beach offering swimming (not for the faint of heart) or a place to launch your canoe or sea kayak. We offer ample dock space for yachts of any size as well as guest moorings.
The Lodge offers 16 guest rooms each with wonderful water views of Penobscot Bay and beyond. The rooms, most with private baths, reflect a quiet country atmosphere.
The only sounds are the waves rolling onto the beach, a soaring gull, and the melodic sound of the harbor buoy.
A continental breakfast buffet is offered in the dining room, or on the sun soaked porch directly at the waters edge, where it is so restful watching the ships and boats go by it is hard to leave.
Our Honeymoon Cottage is located directly on the water and is available by the week. The cottage is an efficiency, offering a kitchen area, living room area, bathroom and queen size bed looking directly out at Penobscot Bay. The cottage has its own private deck, perfect for relaxing the day away. Rate $1250.00 per week.
The Bagaduce Oyster Bar:
Offers a great selection of local seafood and shellfish, specializing in locally raised oysters, vegtables, herbs, prime meats and game. Fine wines and cocktails complete the dining experience at our seaside restaurant.
Rates and Policies
The Castine island area is host to theatre, summer
concerts at Kneisel Hall, quality shops, art galleries, antiques, Maine
Maritime Academy and fine restaurants. Centrally located between Camden
and Bar Harbor, the Lodge offers a quiet and convenient place to stay.
The historic British Canal (dug in the 18th Century to escape an American
invasion) defines the island.
In Castine, we have one of the oldest nine hole golf courses in the country, a tennis club (clay courts), yacht club, Dyces Head Lighthouse and many historic walking trails. Working fishing villages, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Camden, and Isle au Haut are all lovely day trips accessible from the Lodge.
You can end your day relaxing on a sun soaked porch or before a warm cozy fire in our living room.
Castine Harbor Lodge is the perfect place for weddings, receptions, reunions, banquets, conferences and corporate retreats.
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