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The Newcastle Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Newcastle, Maine

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Welcome to the Newcastle Inn, overlooking a beautiful Maine cove in  the Newcastle-Damariscotta's region of Mid-Coast, Maine.  New owners, Julie Bolthuis and Thomas and Colleen Kennedy, are ready to welcome you to this historic country inn with romantic guest rooms filled with the amenities you seek like deep double Jacuzzis or soaking tubs, gas fireplaces and private balconies or decks.

We look forward to having you as our guest.

Look forward to spacious common rooms including a private pub just for guests, complimentary WiFi, beautifully appointed guest rooms, a bottomless cookie jar with made-from-scratch cookies, hearty breakfasts and fine linens.  If you are traveling with your dog, we have two rooms that are dog friendly and your pet receives their own special goody bag upon arrival!  Our corner of Mid-Coast Maine offers the perfect place for exploring nearby Boothbay, Freeport, Portland, Rockland and Camden, all just an hour or less away.

With 14 rooms to choose from, you are sure to find the accommodations that you are looking for at Newcastle Inn.

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All guest rooms have private bathrooms with either a tub/shower combination or shower only. Each guest room has fluffy bathrobes, hair dryer, luxurious bath amenities from Gilchrist and Soames, and beds are triple sheeted with high-quality bed linens that are crisply pressed. There is Wi-Fi access throughout the inn, and nine rooms have a flatscreen TV. Eight rooms have either a gas stove or gas fireplace, which are used from October through May. Two rooms are dog friendly.

The original inn has seven rooms located on the second and third floors. Many years ago, the former Carriage Housewas attached to the inn, and there are six guest rooms in this building: two on the first floor, three on the second floor, and one room has a private outside entrance. The 14th room, the Bass Harbor Suite is located just steps across the parking lot, in an adjacent building. For your comfort, on those rare occasions when you might need it, all rooms have a window air conditioner.

In addition to your individual guest room, you will also enjoy the variety of common spaces located throughout the Inn. The screened porch offers wonderful views of the gardens and the Damariscotta River. The living room, with a beautiful stenciled floor, is the perfect place to get comfortable with a good book or to plan out your next day’s adventures. The cozy sitting room has a TV and a gas fireplace. The pub, just for guests, has a selection of beer and wine available for purchase. During the warmer months, the favorite place of many guests is to sit on the back deck taking in the views while listening to the loon calls and perhaps watching a heron fishing for dinner.

You'll want to take time to savor The Newcastle Inn. Relax in a big wing chair in the living room or settle in by the fire with a good book. Spend an hour or two on the glassed-in porch, or while away a warm afternoon outside on the lawn in one of the irresistible Adirondack chairs.

A hearty full breakfast is served each morning. During the warmer months, outside on the deck overlooking the gardens and river.

Things To Do and See

  • Antiquing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Sightseeing
  • Whale watching
  • Sailing along the Maine Coast
  • At the end of your day's travels, come relax
    on our deck overlooking the lupine gardens and the broad and salty Damariscotta River.

The Newcastle Inn is featured in numerous country inn and bed and breakfast guidebooks and is proud to be a member of Select Registry.

Rates and Policies

  • Rates:
    $150 - $295
  • Winter rates not in effect during Holiday Weekends and special Winter festivities.
  • Rates are double or single occupancy and do not include 7% Maine State tax.
  • DEPOSITS - A deposit of one night stay is required for reservations of one or two nights. For stays of three or more nights, a deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservation. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted. The deposit will be charged to your credit card at the time the reservation is made. All rates are for two people.  Maine State tax of 7% will be added to each stay..
  • CANCELLATIONS - A small inn such as ours is dearly affected by cancellations, and while we are sympathetic to emergencies, we appreciate your understanding of our cancellation policy. We will cancel your reservation, and your deposit will be refunded, less a $25 handling charge, if we are notified 14 days in advance.

    If you cancel within 14 days of your reservation, you will be charged for the nights specified in your reservation unless we are able to re-rent the room for the exact same dates as your reservation. Please note that a late arrival - after the first date specified - or an early departure prior to the end of your reservation are handled as cancellations and you will be charged for the nights specified in your reservation, unless changes are made to 14 days before your arrival.

  • CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT - Check in time is between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Please let us know if you will be arriving after 9 p.m., so we can make late arrival arrangements. In order to prepare for the arrival of new guests, check out is 11 a.m..
  • Payment by cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or American Express.
  • MINIMUM STAY - There is a two night minimum stay on weekends and during other periods. A three night minimum stay is required for some holiday and special event periods. The two or three day minimum stay requirement will be specified at the time of your making a reservation.
  • SMOKING - The Newcastle Inn is entirely non-smoking. We thank you for adhering to the no-smoking policy. Additional charges, to cover cleaning costs, will be applied to your bill if it is found that you have been smoking in your room.
  • DOG VISITORS - The Newcastle Inn has two rooms that are dog friendly. Please call to see if there is availability for your dog to stay with you. There is a charge of $25/day for your dog. Additionally, there is a $100 refundable deposit taken at the time of the reservation. Dogs are only permitted in the guest room and outside. In consideration of other guests, please do not bring your dog into the inn..
  • Maximum number of people in any room is two.
  • The Inn is fully licensed, and is suitable for small conferences and functions.

Come as our guest - Leave as our friend

The Newcastle Inn is a member of the following associations:
Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America

The Newcastle Inn
Bed and Breakfast

60 River Road
Newcastle, Maine 04553
(207) 563-5685

Fax: (207) 563-6877
Email: info@newcastleinn.com
Homepage: www.newcastleinn.com
Innkeeper: Julie Bolthuis 

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