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Donate to Habitat for Humanity and Save 50%!

Newcastle Inn is thrilled to be participating again in the Maine Innkeepers Association  “Hospitality for Habitat” program. This is the 13th year for this special fundraiser and Newcastle Inn has been participating since 2009. The dates for 2016 are April 18 - May 26.

The 50% discount is good for any room priced at $200 or more with a two-night minimum stay. In return for such a great deal on the room rate you make a minimum donation of $35.00 to Habitat

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Favorite Maine Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Maine Blueberry season is winding down for this year. The freezer here at Newcastle Inn is filled with bags of blueberries that I have frozen. Some of you have asked for my Blueberry Muffin Recipe. I have several that I use, but this one is getting the most use right now. It is a favorite of mine from King Arthur Flour. I have tweaked it a tiny little bit, but it really is their recipe - I can't take any credit for it.

For a busy innkeeper, the best part

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Maine Wild Blueberries

My supply of Maine Wild Blueberries in the freezer is dwindling, but thankfully the blueberry harvest isn't that far away. The Maine Wild Blueberry is smaller, and sweeter, than their larger cultivated cousin. When I first saw the burned fields by the side of the road I didn't understand what was happening. Now I know that a farmer will burn, or mow, half the field after the harvest and use the other half for harvesting the following year.

When blueberries

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A Winter Vacation in MidCoast Maine – The Quiet Season

To the Maine tourism industry, November through March is “the quiet season.” Summer and fall visitors have gone home. Mainers continue life as usual, but there’s a little less hustle and bustle.

But a winter vacation in Maine is perfect way to experience the state’s beauty in a whole new way. Opportunities abound for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating and hiking during the winter. The ocean views in Midcoast Maine are just as stunning in winter -

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Donate to Hospitality for Habitat and Save 50% on Your Stay

We’re pleased to once again participate in the Maine Innkeepers Association  “Hospitality for Habitat” program. Last year, the promotion raised more than $15,000, which was divided among the Habitat for Humanity chapters in Maine. The dates for this year are April 20 - May 21, 2015.

This special rate is good for any room priced at $200 or more with a two-night minimum stay. In return for such a great deal on the room rate you make a minimum donation of

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Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Newcastle Inn

This year, we will celebrate our sixth New Year’s Eve dinner at Newcastle Inn, and our special entrée will be a first – roast crown of pork.

The unofficial first New Year’s Eve dinner took place in 2008, the year I purchased the inn. Some guests that I knew, from my previous job at a Vermont inn, decided to spend New Year’s Eve in Maine instead of Vermont. That first year, Trey and Tricia showed up with two bags of groceries (they had discovered Whole

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7 Reasons to Choose a Bed & Breakfast

When you plan your next vacation to Maine, or anywhere else for that matter, look for a bed and breakfast to use as vacation HQ instead of a hotel or motel. Once you have experienced a B&B, you may never want to stay anywhere else.

Here are 7 reasons to choose a bed and breakfast for your next Maine vacation:

    Save Money: Nightly rates at many bed and breakfasts are comparable, if not less expensive, than good quality hotels and motels, and don’t forget

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You Can’t Get Newcastle Inn Coffee Anywhere Else

We try to make your stay at the Newcastle Inn a unique experience, all the way down to the coffee we serve.

Thanks to our Newcastle neighbor, Seacoast Coffee Co., we serve a unique coffee blend made especially for the inn. The Newcastle Inn Blend includes smooth, rich medium roasted beans of Columbia Supremo with a dark Italian roast that adds a full-bodied flavor with a hint of a sweet aftertaste. The Italian roast beans are a blend of coffees from South

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