Warmer days and later sunsets somehow rekindle our wanderlust. But, as we tentatively step out into the world again, it pays to remain cautious. So, if you’re ready for a change of scenery, or a few days of rest and relaxation, we invite you to “Stay Safe, Stay Small”. What does that mean exactly? Well, when you stay at a small inn or bed and breakfast you can be assured that your safety is of paramount concern.
Where you stay is just as important as the destination you choose to visit. So, it’s important to consider just what exactly is most important to you when choosing accommodations. Are you looking for rest and relaxation? Access to local intel on things to see and do? A safe and clean environment? Lavish breakfast? Lots of thoughtful little extras? You’ll find all that and more when you stay at the Newcastle Inn.
Safety is #1
Staying at a bed and breakfast inn is not only one of the best values in lodging accommodations. It’s also one of the safest choices. First of all, bed and breakfasts are required to be licensed, insured, and inspected. Anyone handling food is required to be certified in safe food handling and allergen awareness. The housekeepers servicing the rooms are held to high standards of personal and professional hygiene. And, unlike a hotel, bed and breakfast inns have far fewer rooms, and hence fewer guests. Meaning, of course, that you can be as private or social as you choose.
Comfort is King
You comfort is the #1 priority when it comes to a great getaway stay. Unlike impersonal hotel rooms, each room at a bed and breakfast is unique. Some inns were created from historic homes and feature period furnishings and décor. Others were designed specifically as lodging accommodations. No matter how the inn evolved, you can be sure that a good deal of attention was paid to quality amenities. Plush mattresses, luxury linens, and fluffy towels are standard issue. But you’ll also find so much more.
Breakfast: The Other “B” in B & B
If waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sizzling bacon is your idea of heaven, you’ll surely find that at a bed and breakfast. But if you prefer to start the day a little lighter, your needs are easily met. With a menu that changes daily, breakfast at the Newcastle Inn always includes a fresh fruit starter. What follows may be a sweet or savory entrée alongside of warm muffins or sweet breads. Yogurt and granola are options for lighter fare. And best of all, everything is prepared with the freshest ingredients available
A Little Something Extra
The hallmark of most bed and breakfast inns are all the little extras that make your stay more comfortable. Complimentary off-street parking and access to highspeed internet service are standard services most sophisticated travelers have come to expect. But you will also find complimentary beverages, fresh flowers, and plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy the river views at the Newcastle Inn.
The real value of staying at a bed and breakfast inn is access to local intel on what to see and do. It’s one of the advantages of staying at a place the innkeeper calls home. Where are the best restaurants? How do I get to the ferry landing? When is the best time to go whale watching? What are the off-the-beaten path spots for a picnic? If you need to find a local spa, hairdresser, golf course, or fishing charter, your innkeeper is there to help.
Updated Traveler Information
Travel restrictions recently eased for visitors wanting to come to Maine, which is very good news indeed. So, if you’re planning a Maine vacation this spring, summer, or fall, you’ll be welcomed with arms wide open. Here at the Newcastle Inn, we’re looking forward to seeing old friends and new. Our coastal Maine inn, located in the Damariscotta Region of the Pemaquid Peninsula, is ideally equipped to offer clean and comfortable accommodations with easy access to all that the mid-coast region of Maine offers.
- Effective immediately: Residents of all 6 New England states (ME, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH) are exempt from Maine’s test or quarantine requirement. In addition, people who have either had COVID-19 or are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of state of origin, are now exempt from Maine’s test or quarantine requirement.
- Effective May 1st all states will be welcome to travel to Maine without test or quarantine!