Newcastle Inn

60 River Road , Newcastle, ME 04553 USA (Show map)


This quiet corner of Maine's Midcoast is just enough off the well-trodden path that you'll have the pleasure of discovering your own special hideaway, the Newcastle Inn. Guest rooms have private bath and air conditioning and features vary and might include: gas stove or fireplace, or a private porch. Free WiFi access is available throughout the inn. While at the inn, relax in the common areas which include a three season porch with wood stove, living room with gas fireplace, parlor or weather permitting, outside on the deck. After a day spent exploring, enjoy the charms of our own little pub with a glass of wine or a Maine micro-brewed beer.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Maine B&B

4.2 on January 05, 2014

Having not been to this part of Maine before, we selected Newcastle Inn based on some friends recommendations and great online reviews. When it came time for our trip in December we ended up traveling during some rough winter weather. But, that didn't take away from the great experience of staying at this inn. Innkeeper Julie is a wonderful host, helped us navigate some travel decisions before arriving, and made our stay fabulous! The inn itself was beautifully decorated for Christmastime, the room was very comfortable and immaculately clean, and the breakfasts that were prepared for us were simply delicious. I would certainly return to this inn again in the future!

Home away from home!

4.8 on October 02, 2013

A stay at the Newcastle Inn is like treating yourself to a home cooked meal made up entirely of comfort food. The innkeeper, Julie, is warm and welcoming and very helpful with many suggestions about what to do and where to go in the area. The inn itself is absolutely beautiful and comfortable -- and well worth whatever drive it takes to get there!

Rest for the weary.

5 on September 13, 2013

We were on our way to Canada for our vacation to break up the driving. Newcastle Inn was chosen as a convenient stop. But when we got there we found a beautiful inn, a lovely room and wonderful owner. Julie was awesome. There's a view and the property is gorgeous. We love to do "walk about" in our own garden and when we're away, we always try to find a garden to wander and enjoy. Newcastle Inn had that too. Breakfast was delicious and Kath-a-rine was terrific too. We might well make Newcastle Inn a final destination next time! Thank you to Julie and Dolce.

Extremely Comfortable

5 on August 08, 2013

I stayed at The Newcastle Inn for one night while I was on my way to Bar Harbor. I was very happy with my choice. Julie greeted me promptly and cheerfully showed me around. I immediately felt welcome and comfortable. It was especially important to me to feel safe since I was traveling alone. Not only did I feel safe, but after seeing my pretty room I knew I was in for a special treat. The room was immaculate and the bed was beautifully appointed with crisp cotton sheets, lots of comfy pillows, and a very pretty coverlet. I slept like a little princess. Breakfast on the sunny deck was scrumptious ~ fruit juice, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, sausage and two slices of delicious homemade bread. I hope to return to the inn next summer. I highly recommend The Newcastle Inn.

A Great Stay as Always

4.4 on August 06, 2013

We are a family of four who have stayed at the Newcastle several times in recent years. We most recently spent three nights in July. Our experience has always been positive & enjoyable. Julie always extends a warm welcome and is wonderful at keeping track of her guests’ interests & activities. She is also very conscious of the fact that some people may be less than comfortable around, or have allergies to her dog, Dolce, in which case Dolce stays out of the inn. Rooms at the Newcastle Inn are impeccably clean and comfortable. We have stayed in a wide selection of the rooms. The majority are very spacious, with sitting areas. Bathrobes, fans, hair driers, and re-usable water bottles are among the amenities provided. Julie has been gradually renovating rooms, giving them a fresh and updated look. The front rooms are on the street, which is fairly quiet, especially at night, but do experience some noise, particularly in the morning. As with any older building, you may hear the odd nearby floor squeak or bathroom fan, but overall it is very quiet. Breakfasts are delicious. The fruit “course” that usually starts the meal is always fresh and tasty. The breakfast menu is always posted the night beforehand, but Julie will work with guests to find alternatives or to adjust portions. Guests have the option of enjoying breakfast on the deck, with lovely views of the garden and water. Various common areas are available for guests. We especially enjoy the screen porch, which always has a jigsaw puzzle set up and which offers views of the water. There are also Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the garden. The Inn retains much of its original architectural charm. It offers convenient access to, and a quiet respite from, the many activities and attractions of mid-cost Maine and the charming Pemaquid peninsula in particular. Being able to walk into town is an added bonus. We look forward to our stays at the Newcastle Inn - it feels like coming home.

Wonderful B&B on Maine's Mid-Coast

4.4 on July 08, 2013

My family & I spent 5 wonderful nights with Julie in June. Her inn is so clean and comfortable. Her homemade cookies are to die for. Julie is so helpful and she recommended several great places to eat. We would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful Inn

5 on June 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in October for a friends wedding. We enjoyed it so much we came back in May. Julie, the Innkeeper is wonderful, she makes you feel right at home. The Inn is immaculate and decorated beautifully. There is a nice view of the bay from the back deck area. A hot breakfast is served every morning and you won't go away hungry. The waffles were delicious. There is always coffee or tea available during the day along with homemade treats that Julie makes. We just loved the Inn and the area, Lots of little shops to wander through and great restaurants. My husband and I left relaxed and refreshed and will be going back again this fall. Cheryl & Jim

A-must inn to stay at!!

5 on June 18, 2013

Inn keeper, Julie, makes you feel so your home away from home. So clean and prisitne....staff super friendly, breakfast served with a gourmet must plan to stay at the Newcastle Inn!!!

Outstanding B&B in Mid-Coast Maine

5 on May 22, 2013

The Newcastle Inn is a well-run, clean and exceptionally comfortable bed and breakfast in beautiful mid-coast Maine. The food is outstanding, the rooms are clean and comfortable with the best quality mattresses and linens, internet access is perfect, and it is in our opinion one of the classiest, friendliest and cleanest B&B’s in the Damariscotta area. We also like the fact that the owner supports local charity work and gives back to the community where she lives and works. You can walk right into town and enjoy the quaint shops and outstanding restaurants. Julie, the Inn Keeper, is passionate about what she does and goes out of her way to make sure your stay is the best it can be. You will even leave as friends. This mid-coast area has so much to offer. You will be pleasantly surprised and will no doubt be looking forward to a return visit. Lisa & Rick Hagen Miami, Florida

Wonderful March Stay

5 on March 25, 2013

We had a lovely two night stay at Newcastle Inn. We were warmly greeted by Julie and shown all of the inns amenities. Our room was on the third floor in the back of the inn. It was lovely, private, cozy and VERY clean. The breakfast both mornings was spot on delicious and a great way to start our day. We would highly recommend to all!

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Rooms & Rates

Seguin Island Room

This corner room is light and airy with blue/green walls that remind you that you are on the coast of Maine. The bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

West Quoddy Suite

This large 2 room suite has a separate sitting room with TV. The bedroom has a four post king bed. The bathroom features a 2 person soaking tub with separate shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $215 - $275

Bass Harbor Suite

This room is just steps from the inn and is the most private room at the inn with a private entrance. The sitting area has a two comfortable chairs, gas stove and TV. The bedroom is up 3 steps with a queen sleigh bed. The bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $260

Monhegan Island Room

This spacious room corner room has a king four-poster bed, gas fireplace and TV and is one of the most popular rooms at the inn. The windows look out over the gardens and offer seasonal views of the river. The bathroom is large and has a tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Pemaquid Point Suite

This two room suite has a queen four poster bed with gas fireplace and TV. The sitting room has 2 comfortable chairs. The completely refurbished bathroom has a large tiled shower and beautiful vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $295

Owls Head Room

This uniquely configured room is filled with nooks and crannies but is large and spacious. There is a queen bed and gas stove. The windows provide views of the side gardens and the river. The bathroom has a shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $225

Seal Island Room

This room with a queen four poster bed has a cozy sitting area with comfortable chairs. The large bathroom has a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $215

Heron Neck Room

This bright, sunny corner room has views of the gardens and the Damariscotta River. There is a king size four poster bed and a gas stove tucked into the corner. The sitting nook has two comfortable chairs and the large bathroom, with shower, has more great views of the river.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Isle of Haut Room

This room is proof that good things come in small packages. There are two twin beds in this corner room. The multiple windows provide light and delightful breezes. The bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $160 - $200

Pumpkin Island Room

This lovely room, with a bay window and private deck, overlooks the gardens and has views of the river. The bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $190 - $225

Winter Harbor Room

This room has a private outside entrance. The sliding door beckons you to sit outside on your private deck. The bathroom has a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $260

Tenants Harbor Room

There are partial views of the gardens and river from this corner room. The loveseat is the perfect place to sit and relax. The bathroom has a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $215

Marshall Point Room

The old fashioned cast iron bed is complimented by the white wicker in this corner room. The bathroom has a very large deluxe size shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $200

Matinicus Rock

This large and spacious room has a cast iron queen size bed. There is a large sitting area with two chairs and windows that look out to the gardens and the Damariscotta River. The newly remodeled bathroom has a large shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $210 - $250

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Location Type

Coastal Village, MidCoast Maine, Countryside


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Off of I-295 take exit 28 (Brunswick) and follow signs to Rte. 1 North to Bath. Go through town of Wiscasset and 6 miles after the bridge you pass Chevrolet/Jeep dealership on left. Just after this look for sign on right (Snead Spur) and turn right. Follow road as it curves to the left, the inn is 1/2 mile on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor Region, Freeport, ME - LL Bean, Rockland, ME - Lighthouse Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Telephone , Guest Kitchen with Coffee, Tea, Cold Beverages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children under 16 must share room with an adult
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs only, one dog/room,50 lb max, $35/day fee
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends and Holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night for reservations of one or two nights. A deposit of 50% for stays of three or more nights.
  • 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. A notice of 21 days is required for reservations from August 1 - 31. If you cancel your reservation with less notice than defined above, 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 changes need to be made within the cancellation period as defined above.
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Julie Bolthuis

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Outside on deck in summer, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Please let us know of any food allergies 24 hours in advance.


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