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5 Reasons to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, family vacation or a business trip, booking your stay at a bed and breakfast is the best way to go! Read here for a few reasons to stay at a bed and breakfa […]

6 Ways to Enjoy Coastal Maine in the Fall

It’s that time of year again when the air gets a bit cooler, colorful leaves paint the landscapes around us, and festivals take place almost every weekend, it’s fall time in Maine! So, start planning […]

How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Maine

Autumn in Maine is a true treat for the eyes and the soul. It’s a time when most of the state lights up with brilliant colors of red, yellow and orange for a show unlike any other. Use our guide on ho […]

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5 Reasons to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, family vacation or a business trip, booking your stay at a bed and breakfast is the best way to go! Read here for ...
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6 Ways to Enjoy Coastal Maine in the Fall
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6 Ways to Enjoy Coastal Maine in the Fall

It’s that time of year again when the air gets a bit cooler, colorful leaves paint the landscapes around us, and festivals take place almost every weekend, it’s fall time ...
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How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Maine
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How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Maine

Autumn in Maine is a true treat for the eyes and the soul. It’s a time when most of the state lights up with brilliant colors of red, yellow and ...
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Fourth of July Events near Newcastle, Maine
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Fourth of July Events near Newcastle, Maine

Fourth of July is a great time to be along the Maine coast. There are parades, fireworks, boat rides, and patriotic spectators everywhere you look. Enjoy these Fourth of July ...
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Where to find the Best Maine Lobster
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Where to find the Best Maine Lobster

When you think of Maine you can’t help but think of lobster, right? So, tie on your bibs and follow our guide to the juiciest tails and overstuffed lobster rolls ...
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Visitors Guide | Lighthouses of Maine
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Visitors Guide | Lighthouses of Maine

Let the light guide you. Posted up high on rocky ledges offering a guiding light for those coming ashore, are the Maine lighthouses, whose silhouettes we have come to admire ...
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Springtime in Maine: Top 8 Activities in Midcoast Maine
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Springtime in Maine: Top 8 Activities in Midcoast Maine

It’s springtime in Maine! Spring is the perfect time to visit with the warmer weather, storefronts opening for the season and before the summer crowds settle in. Take advantage of ...
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Eat Your Heart Out: Newcastle/Damariscotta Restaurants
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Eat Your Heart Out: Newcastle/Damariscotta Restaurants

Nestled in the heart of Midcoast Maine, Newcastle Inn is the best place to stake your spot for your next Maine vacation. So, as you explore all that Maine has to offer, ...
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Bottomless Cookie Jar
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Bottomless Cookie Jar

It takes a lot of cookies (6 dozen every two days during summer) to keep the "Bottomless Cookie Jar" full at Newcastle Inn. In addition to keeping favorite cookies in the rotation ...
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Historic Shell Middens on Damariscotta River

Less than a mile from Newcastle Inn, you will find something known as a shell midden. The one closest to the inn, on the western banks of the Damariscotta River, is ...
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Around the Corner
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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Around the Corner

Another year has flown by and all things "pumpkin" is what is on everyone's mind here in the Newcastle/Damariscotta area. We are just days away from the start of the Damariscotta ...
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Pemaquid Oysters and Sheep - Oh My!
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Pemaquid Oysters and Sheep – Oh My!

If you think that things come to an end, and the "season" is over in MidCoast Maine at the end of August then you would be wrong! The month of ...
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Maine blueberry muffin recipe
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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 ...
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Maine wild blueberries
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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 ...
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winter in Maine
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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 ...
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Vacation Shopping in the Damariscotta Region

If shopping is your idea of an adventure, then you’ll definitely want to spend some vacation time here in the Damariscotta Region of Maine. With all of the eclectic shops ...
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Things to Do in Maine: Visit Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
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Things to Do in Maine: Visit Lie-Nielsen Toolworks

Mainers appreciate and celebrate their history but always with an eye to the future. The Lie-Nielsen Toolworks on Rte. 1, in nearby Warren. is among the Maine businesses that epitomize that spirit ...
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Experience Maine Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center
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Experience Maine Woods at Hidden Valley Nature Center

Outdoor enthusiasts who stay at Newcastle Inn often visit one of the environmental gems of Midcoast Maine, the Hidden Valley Nature Center. The center, located in Jefferson, about 15 miles north ...
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Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Newcastle Inn
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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 ...
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Visit Midcoast Maine During The Holiday Season
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Visit Midcoast Maine During The Holiday Season

The holiday season in Midcoast Maine is much like many other places in the Northeast, except, well, it’s Maine, and there are a few holiday quirks. Most notable is the ...
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7 Reasons to Choose a Bed & Breakfast
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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 ...
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Travel to the Past: Owls Head Transportation Museum
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Travel to the Past: Owls Head Transportation Museum

A vacation to Midcoast Maine can be as relaxing or as busy as you like. If you’re a traveler who enjoys finding gems of knowledge and culture at museums, you’ll ...
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Pemaquid point lighthouse
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Enjoy Park and Museum at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

The iconic Pemaquid Point Lighthouse draws more than 100,000 visitors a year to climb the light tower, visit the Fisherman’s Museum and explore the rocky, Maine shore. The original lighthouse at Pemaquid ...
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Witness MidCoast Maine’s Fall Foliage

Life in Maine begins to slow down in late September and October, but that’s when Mother Nature starts to get busy with her paintbrush. That’s when our lush forests begin ...
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Bristol Road Galleries - One Name, Four Artists
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Bristol Road Galleries – One Name, Four Artists

Just a 3-minute drive from Newcastle Inn are The Bristol Road Galleries, a group of four galleries along Bristol Road in Damariscotta. As you drive south on Bristol Road from Damariscotta ...
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Fair Shares Appreciation of Maine’s Rural Lifestyle
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Fair Shares Appreciation of Maine’s Rural Lifestyle

Travelers love to visit Maine during the late summer and fall when our towns are celebrating the bounty of the land with all sorts of festivals and fairs. One of ...
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Pemaquid Oyster Festival Celebrates Half Shells and History
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Pemaquid Oyster Festival Celebrates Half Shells and History

Oysters have been a food source and part of the local economy along the Damariscotta River for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The river’s deep, cold saltwater is ideal ...
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Damariscotta Region Pumpkinfest: From Projectiles to Pies

It isn't too early to be thinking about a visit to  Newcastle Inn in October. No list of things to do in Maine is complete without including the Damariscotta Region Pumpkinfest and Regatta, ...
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Damariscotta Artist Brings Color to Life in Maine
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Damariscotta Artist Brings Color to Life in Maine

Artist Jan Kilburn gives watercolor painting a whole new meaning. Jan, one of many prominent artists who live and work in Midcoast Maine, has a keen eye for detail and her vibrant ...
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Find Maine History, Great Views at Dodge Point in Newcastle
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Find Maine History, Great Views at Dodge Point in Newcastle

If you find yourself needing a peaceful walk during your Maine vacation at our bed and breakfast, try the trails at Dodge Point. This beautiful land preserve along the Damariscotta ...
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La Verna Preserve Features Thick Forest, Rocky Beach
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La Verna Preserve Features Thick Forest, Rocky Beach

Few areas in Maine can provide a snapshot of Maine’s natural beauty and geologic history like the La Verna Preserve. The 120-acre preserve is just one of many outdoors places ...
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Damariscotta Artist Finds Stories in Discarded Objects
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Damariscotta Artist Finds Stories in Discarded Objects

With his detailed sketches and paintings, artist John Whalley gives life to things that otherwise would be considered used up and discarded. Whalley, who lives in Damariscotta Mills, is known ...
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Evidence of Prehistoric Culture in Damariscotta Region
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Evidence of Prehistoric Culture in Damariscotta Region

A vacation in the Midcoast region of Maine can be a relaxing escape, but it can also be a journey more than 2,000 years back in time. The neighboring towns ...
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During Your Maine Visit, Cruise Out to See The Puffins
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During Your Maine Visit, Cruise Out to See The Puffins

Mainers are proud of the state’s natural beauty and its wildlife. One of the most unusual birds living along the Maine coast is the Atlantic puffin, which looks something like ...
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Outdoor Adventure, Beautiful Views Await at Camden Hills State Park
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Outdoor Adventure, Beautiful Views Await at Camden Hills State Park

A hike at Camden Hills State Park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while vacationing in Maine. The 5,700-acre park, an hour’s drive north of Newcastle Inn near ...
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Locals and Vacationers Love King Eider’s Pub
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Locals and Vacationers Love King Eider’s Pub

One of our favorite local restaurants, King Eider’s Pub , is a 1/2 mile away, just over the bridge in Damariscotta and a 15-minute walk from the Newcastle Inn. This ...
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Celebrate Alewives When You Visit Newcastle Inn
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Celebrate Alewives When You Visit Newcastle Inn

In late spring, some of Maine’s freshwater rivers, lakes and ponds teem with a small relative of herring called alewives. Like salmon, alewives spend most of their lives in saltwater, ...
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Spend time on the water with Balmy Days Cruises
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Spend time on the water with Balmy Days Cruises

Bays, harbors and inlets are an important part of life in Maine, and a Midcoast Maine vacation is incomplete without spending at least some time on the water. Balmy Days ...
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Get a Unique Perspective from a Kayak

Looking for a less conventional way to explore Maine during your summer vacation?  Try a kayak. Maine Kayak, based in nearby New Harbor, offers half- and full-day lake and sea ...
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Museum in Bath Recounts Maine’s Maritime History
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Museum in Bath Recounts Maine’s Maritime History

History buffs visiting Maine will enjoy the Maine Maritime Museum, which celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and the state’s importance to the global maritime industry. The museum is in Bath, about 20 ...
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Got Game? Check Out The Golf Courses Near Newcastle Inn

If golf is on your Maine vacation agenda, we can recommend two courses within an easy driving distance of the Newcastle Inn. The Wawenock Golf Club is a nine-hole, links-style ...
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View our Maine coast from a Hardy Boat Cruise
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View our Maine coast from a Hardy Boat Cruise

A warm-weather visit to Midcoast Maine just doesn’t seem complete without spending time on the water. Hardy Boat Cruises in New Harbor offers regular sight-seeing cruises and trips to beautiful Monhegan ...
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Farnsworth Art Museum Paints A Beautiful Picture of Maine
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Farnsworth Art Museum Paints A Beautiful Picture of Maine

Maine’s mountains, lakes, rocky coast, islands, wildlife and hard-working residents are wonderful subjects for artists, and some of the best examples of Maine art are in the Farnsworth Art Museum ...
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You Can’t Get Newcastle Inn Coffee Anywhere Else
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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., ...
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A Cool Place to Visit: Historic Thompson Ice House
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A Cool Place to Visit: Historic Thompson Ice House

Modern refrigeration all but obliterated the ice-harvesting industry, but a slice of that piece of New England history survives just a short drive from the Newcastle Inn. The Thompson Ice House is ...
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens a Top Attraction
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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens a Top Attraction

The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has only been open since 2007, but is already recognized as one of the top gardens in the country. Located about 25 minutes south of ...
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Days of Wine and Spirits: Visit Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery
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Days of Wine and Spirits: Visit Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery

Wine and liquor connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to the Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery during their Midcoast Maine vacation at Newcastle Inn. The winery, which is near Union, about 20 miles ...
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Local Breweries Good For What Ales You
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Local Breweries Good For What Ales You

Fans of local microbreweries can sample a variety beers and ales made in Midcoast Maine during their stay at Newcastle Inn. Our brewery "tour" starts at the Oxbow Brewing Co., ...
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New Year’s Eve Dinner

Please join us for our New Year's Eve Dinner as we ring in 2019!

Learn more

Recent Blog Post

exterior image of Newcastle Inn

5 Reasons to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, family vacation or a business trip, booking your stay at a bed and breakfast is the best way to go! Read here for a few reasons to stay at a bed and breakfa […]

6 Ways to Enjoy Coastal Maine in the Fall

It’s that time of year again when the air gets a bit cooler, colorful leaves paint the landscapes around us, and festivals take place almost every weekend, it’s fall time in Maine! So, start planning […]

How to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Maine

Autumn in Maine is a true treat for the eyes and the soul. It’s a time when most of the state lights up with brilliant colors of red, yellow and orange for a show unlike any other. Use our guide on ho […]

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