Newcastle Inn, located at the top of the Pemaquid Peninsula, has been welcoming guests for over 80 years. Located in the charming coastal village of Newcastle, just steps from Damariscotta, this historic inn is centrally located and an ideal "launching pad" for exploring this special part of MidCoast Maine. Whether you are looking for a "taste of the river" by eating delicious Damariscotta River Oysters, antiquing, visiting the many artist studios and galleries or taking in the breathtaking beauty of the area by walking/hiking at one of the many land preserves, this area has it all! The inn has 14 guest rooms, all named for a Maine lighthouses, which are all individually decorated and each has a private bathroom. For the occasional warm day, all guest rooms have a window air conditioner or one that that been installed through the wall. In the morning a delicious, made-from-scratch breakfast is served from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. If you need to leave early to catch a ferry, or plane, we can prepare a "breakfast to go" bag for you. Our coffee is a special blend created for Newcastle Inn and you won't find it anywhere else! During the warmer months, we also serve breakfast outside on the deck, overlooking the Damariscotta River. One of the things that sets Newcastle Inn apart is the abundance of welcoming common spaces on the first floor. Choose between a screened porch, cozy sitting room, the pub (beer and wine for sale), outside deck or the living room with a beautiful stenciled floor. Outside you will find beautiful gardens and chairs to sit in and relax while taking in the view of the Damariscotta River. During the day you can explore Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland and Bath, all just a short 20 - 40 minute drive from the inn. Perhaps you want to catch the ferry over to Monhegan Island? In the evening, after a busy day exploring, you return to Newcastle Inn where you will find peace and tranquility as you plan for your next day's adventures.
Julie Bolthuis, and sidekick Jabu, look forward to meeting you and having you as our guests. Jabu is very photogenic which is why he gets his picture here! Julie grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and after graduating from Michigan State University she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to complete her internship in Music Therapy. After 18 years working in long term care Julie decided to pursue her dream of owning a B&B. Julie decided to work at a B&B to learn the business before purchasing a property and was fortunate to find a job as a co-innkeeper at a historic property, The 1811 House, in Manchester, Vermont. In September 2002 she left the Midwest and moved to New England. After five years, it was time to purchase a B&B of her own. The mountains of Vermont were wonderful, but Julie was missing the water, so Maine was a logical next step. Julie, and business partners, purchased Newcastle Inn in May 2008. The restoration and updating of the inn has truly been a labor of love. When time allows, Julie enjoys going to the farm to spend time on horseback furthering her riding skills. Of course, Jabu, helps to create balance and is most insistent on daily walks and frisbee toss.