Pentagoet Inn Bed and Breakfast

26 Main Street , Castine, ME 04421 USA (Show map)

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Awarded Yankee Magazine 2015 "Best Classic Maine Inn". The Pentagoet Inn & Restaurant, built in 1894, is one of Maine’s original seaside summer hotels offering gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging and farm-to-table dining. Our restaurant features local fresh ingredients and our full country breakfast is a great way to start the day. During the summer enjoy live jazz on our porch with specialty cocktails and grilled specials Tuesdays evenings. Wine tastings with sommelier Bill Zildjian are a popular event in our Baron Pub and Wine Bar. Castine has more then 400 years of history to explore including the Historical Society and Wilson Museum just down the street. Dyce Head Lighthouse is a short trip on one of our bikes and the backshore beach is a great place to relax. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the coast of Maine with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay.

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Overall
4.7

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

Do not stay here.

1.8 on August 17, 2018

The Inn keepers are very rude and not kind at all. When you try to explain something to them about their Inn they just cut you off. When you pay so much money to stay at a place and then they treat you so awful, it really hurts. The place has a different odor that was not pleasing, we think it just needs to be cleaned properly. I just wish Julie could have been more kind with her words. Especially if she is running a business and wants to be hospitable to her guests. We believe she was very rude and condescending how she spoke to us. We will never stay here and we advise you also to look somewhere else. We come yearly for two weeks at a time and we have never been treated this way by any of the places we have stayed at. We just believe that this Inn needs to be cleaned properly, bedding should be cleaned and inspected before the next guest comes to stay.


Loved the Pentagoet!

4.4 on September 03, 2014

We have passed through Castine before and always wanted to stay at the Pentagoet but not until this year were we able to take the time. Castine is like old Maine, going back in time and the Inn captures the feelings perfectly. From sitting on the comfy porch chairs and looking out over the beautiful flowers at the locals walking by to the beautifully - and not fussy over the top - decor of the rooms, I felt like I was in someones special home. The books on the book cases in our room as well as the magazines and newspapers throughout the inn are ones I long to and love to read. Nice touch! The staff were very friendly and accommodating, and the owners themselves had so much to share with tips of where to go and what to see. Breakfast on the porch was not just delicious and filling (with a variety of options they made to order for us, plus many baked goods, fruit salad, yogurts, etc), but the coffee was my favorite in particular (I even bought a Pentagoet mug so I could drink my coffee at home and pretend I am there!). A lovely, lovely, lovely experience, and one I hope to repeat as often as our trips allow.


A worthwhile detour.

5 on August 17, 2012

We decided to visit Castine on our way North to Bar Harbor and stopped at the Pentagoet Inn. It was a good idea. The location was ideal, right near the wharf. Good bed. Good night sleep, nice private bathroom across the hall, and a nice buffet breakfast. Julie was everywhere all the time and paying attention to every detail. (I got tired just watching her...) We had an outstanding dinner (the bouillabaisse was outstanding, and I come from bouillabaisse country) and Jack was very worldly : ). Great Inn and great Innkeepers! We will definitely visit again. Patrick and Deb Barbary


What a great place...

5 on July 27, 2012

We were headed to a nearby town, but decided on the Pentagoet. It was a decision I do not regret. The Pentagoet Inn and Castine are like stepping back in time. I cannot say enough good things: warm, friendly, welcoming, comfortable, relaxing...it all fits! Jack, Julie and staff are really focused on making sure you have an enjoyable stay. We stayed in a king room in the separate house behind the inn. It was a sizeable room, well furnished, with an ensuite bathroom. This is an older historic place with all the associated charm but the cleanliness and comfort of a new place. Our experience the third night typifies how they go the extra mile. Tired from a day at Acadia, we arrived back at the inn shortly after closing time for the restaurant. We really wanted some dessert but thought we were too late and under dressed. Jack could not have been more welcoming, ushering us into the bar and making sure that we were served drinks and dessert, with a good side of conversation and advice on what to do the following day. Castine is a wonderful hamlet. Close enough to tourist filled places like Camden and Bar Harbor, but far enough away to really make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. Ride the free bikes, enjoy a great breakfast, read a paper on the porch, walk around town, experience the nearby beauty of the coast, savor a great dinner at the restaurant downstairs...this is a true vacation.


Far from the maddening crowds...

5 on February 17, 2011

I stayed at the Pentagoet last summer with my husband, our second visit in five years. The Victorian era that marks the hotel's beginnings are subtly evoked in the furnishings, linen, flowers, and courtly service. The food was as divine as we had remembered, and the wraparound porch is comfortably furnished with comfortable wicker for a quiet newspaper in the morning, or drink with a companion. Really heavenly!! Jack and Julie know how to make a visitor feel welcome, and their bar, Passport, is a window into another world. Jeannine


A Quiet Hideaway

4.6 on December 13, 2010

We booked one night at the Pentagoet Inn and ended up staying for three. It was wonderful. The Inn is beautiful, well appointed, very comfortable. We love old historic buildings, and the Pentagoet is a classic. Jack & Julie are wonderful hosts; Jack spent time telling us about places not to miss (and some to miss!) which helped us make the most of our time there. The food at the Inn was great. Breakfast offered a variety of options, and we thoroughly enjoyed dinner there. It was delicious! We went in mid Oct, and it was obvious that this is very much a summer town. It was very quiet, and when walking around the town at night, most of the homes were dark. I imagine it's a lovely town all lit up on a summer evening, but it was like a ghost town when we were there. Just an aside, not anything the Pentagoet could do about it :)


One of the best bed and breakfasts that we have ever stayed in.....

4.8 on October 19, 2010

We traveled in Maine for 1 week and stayed in 6 different bed and breakfasts. Pentagoet Inn was our favorite. The atmosphere was charming, the furnishings appropriate for a Victorian establishment. We especially enjoyed talking with Jack, the innkeeper. He was very helpful in planning our day trips. We dined at the onsight restaurant two times, and we were very pleased. The breakfast was delightful as well. Try to stay in either the room with the turret or the balcony-wonderful!


STAY HERE!

4.6 on October 17, 2010

Charming cozy inn with wonderful food, service, scenery, and stories! The stories are the experiences in the foreign service of Jack, the owner. He is a most interesting fellow who who is helpful as well as inspiring. Enjoy!


A real find in Maine

4.0 on October 13, 2010

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this quaint B&B for our anniversary. Never having stayed at a B&B I wasn't sure what to expect. I was so pleasantly suprised. The innkeepers were so friendly and helpful. We sat on the porch for drinks before having a delicious dinner just inside the cozy dining room. I would highly recommend The Pentagoet to anyone.


August 2010 visit was wonderful

4.2 on October 05, 2010

I spent the first two nights of my first trip to Maine at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine. Jack was very gracious on the phone during the reservation process, and when we arrived, we found the entire staff to be friendly and helpful. The rooms were charming, breakfasts and dinners were scrumptious (we chose to eat dinner here two nights), and the flowers on the wrap-around porch (where we ate breakfast) were overflowing the pots. So picturesque! If you want to visit a pretty little town on the water and RELAX, come here. We loved it and plan to come back.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

One of the best rooms in our coastal Maine inn to appreciate its gracious Victorian architecture. The five windowed turret makes a cozy sunlit nook to savor your morning coffee with views overlooking the village and harbor.

The king bed is crowned with a majestic original hand carved Victorian headboard. The custom made bed coverings and all natural organic mattress make for a great night's sleep. Room has matching marble top dresser and ample writing table. The private bath has an original claw foot tub, shower, and marble top sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 3

Charming cottage style room has a queen bed with a hand painted headboard and matching dresser. The favorite spot in this room is the private balcony surrounded by flower filled window boxes. A great place to watch the sun rise over the village and harbor or to relax after a day of exploring. Large private bath has original claw foot tub with a shower and pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 2

A corner room that gets great morning and afternoon light that reflects the rooms warm shades of gold. The king size bed has a fanciful Eastlake headboard of carved flowers with a matching marble top dresser. The sunny afternoon seating area offers a great spot to read or enjoy a glass of wine. Original vintage artwork sets a quiet mood. The private small bath has a tub and shower and antique marble top sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 4

Lovely romantic room has a king bed with an original Empire headboard, hand sewn bed coverings, beautiful floral wallpaper. Three large windows look out to the garden, stone wall and courtyard. Afternoon sun filters through vintage Scottish lace curtains to create a relaxing retreat. Private small bath has tub and shower, antique marble top sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 6

Cozy corner room overlooks the perennial gardens with soft shades and floral patterns mirroring the view. The queen bed has 1870?s faux painted headboard and matching dresser. Early morning coffee is right outside your door. The private bath has tub and shower and lots of shelves.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7

The "hideaway" room is tucked in the turret on the third floor. The turret seating area beckons with the best views in the inn overlooking the harbor and its distant islands, a great spot to relax and unwind. The queen size bed has a brass headboard, custom made bed coverings, new pillow top mattress. The Waterworks tiled bath has the original claw foot tub with a shower and a skylight. Perfect for a bubble bath and watching the clouds float by.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 8

This corner room gets great morning and afternoon light with views down to the harbor and to the garden. Soft light filters through vintage Scottish lace curtains, a small writing desk tucked under the eaves for the aspiring poet, an Oriental rug over the original painted wood floors. Full size bed has original Empire headboard, ornate Victorian dresser. Small private bath has original claw foot tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 9

Spacious gabled room has king size bed with a scrolled mahagony head board and Eastlake dresser. Old fashioned wallpaper has a glow that says romance. After a day of seeing the sights you can walk downstairs for a glass of wine, one of our specialty cocktails in Passports Pub and a world class dinner in our restaurant. The bath has been renovated with tile and wainscoting, marble top sink, includes tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 10

Twin beds with Empire rope turned headboards, Eastlake marble top dresser. Window looks out to garden reflecting back cool greens and bright floral bed coverings. Large private bath across the hall has wainscoting, tile, marble top sink, tub and shower. Bathrobes are provided. Coffee is right outside your door in the morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 11

Secluded corner room with historic gables, queen size bed with Victorian hand carved headboard and matching marble top dresser. Large private bath across the hall has shower, dressing table area and chair, newly refinished with tile and wainscoting. Bath robes are provided. You?ll be well fortified for a day?s adventures after the inn?s complimentary country breakfast buffet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 12

A small room that happens to have our most beautiful headboard, a queen size bed, pale blue wallpaper. The custom sewn bed coverings with carefully chosen fabrics speak of a gentler time and the selection of vintage artwork create a warm retreat. Small private bath has a shower, pedestal sink, newly renovated with tile and wainscoting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 1C

The demi-suite is decorated in the warm blues and greens of the inn's coastal Maine landscape. The suite is spacious with a king bed, crowned with a remarkable Oddfellows headboard, organic all natural mattress, Eastlake marble top dresser, comfortable wing chairs. The adjoining sitting room has a day bed with a trundle and writing desk, beautiful hand printed English wallpaper. The newly renovated marble and tile bathroom has walk-in shower, European style marble top vanity all to make you feel pampered and well taken care of. Room includes flat screen TV, cable and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 2C

A corner room that overlooks English style perennial gardens has queen size bed with Victorian headboard and matching dresser. Vintage inspired fabrics are used for the bed coverings and curtains, custom made for each room. Small, beautifully appointed private bathroom recently renovated with tile and marble has walk-in shower and marble top vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 3C

Warm yellows and sage greens make this corner room a quiet and restful place to return to at the end of a day. Bedroom has two twin beds surrounded by hand printed English striped wallpaper, collection of vintage books. Small nicely appointed tile and marble private bathroom has walk-in shower. Room looks out past climbing hydrangeas to the garden?s wrought iron chairs, a perfect spot to sample afternoon tea.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 4C

Inviting corner room, gently shaded by a historic chestnut tree with glimpses of Penobscot Bay and its islands. Charming floral wallpaper, king size bed with Empire head board and dresser, writing desk next to the window. Large tile and marble bathroom recently redone with walk-in shower, vintage pedestal sink. Flat screen TV with cable and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Room 5C

Corner room with great morning light finished with warm browns and antique floral prints, two cozy leather chairs. The king bed has a whimsical Queen Sophia headboard, custom made bed coverings and new pillow top mattress, a totally relaxing refuge after day of hiking or boating. Tile and marble bath recently done has walk-in shower and vintage pedestal sink. Flat screen TV with cable and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Camden, Bar Harbor, Rockland, Bucksport, Stonington, Belfast, Oceanview

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR) 37 miles

Directions to property:

From Route 1 Turn on to Route 166 South through Orland and Penobscot. Follow Route 166 into Castine then turn left onto Main Street after Bangor Savings. 20 minutes from Route 1 to the inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Telephone, Wired internet

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 10:30am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Applies to certain time periods
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total stay or 100% of a one night stay
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel all or a portion of your visit we will gladly refund your deposit if you have notified us by the cancellation date, 14 days prior to your arrival date. If you must cancel all or a portion of your visit with less than 14 days notice you are responsible for the duration of your stay unless we are able to re-rent the room. If we re-rent your cancelled room the duration of your stay will be refunded fully. There is a $25 administration fee per room for all cancellations. Certain group events have different cancellation periods which will be noted in your confirmation letter. Refunds on deposits for cancelled large parties and events outside the cancellation period may take up to 30 days to process.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack Burke & Julie Van de Graaf

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Excerpt- "For the past 16 years Jack Burke...and his wife, Julie Van De Graaf, formerly ...owned the Pink Rose Pastry Shop in Philly, have run the Pentagoet Inn as a sanctuary for travelers wishing to avoid the typical Maine Coast crowds. The low-lit pub room, every inch of wall blanketed with photos of heads of state and officials from around the world - remnants from Jack’s former life as a refugee worker in conflict zones - is one of the strangest and coolest B&B rooms anywhere"

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8-9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Lobster bouillabaisse


Recipes

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