Newcastle Inn

60 River Road
Newcastle, Maine 04553
Reservations: 207-563-5685

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Your innkeepers: Julie Bolthuis and her four-legged assistant innkeeper, Jabu

General Description 

Newcastle Inn is located in the historic coastal community of Newcastle, Maine. Located on the banks of the Damariscotta River, the town of Newcastle’s history as the center for ship building offers Newcastle Inn guests an authentic Maine experience in the heart of Midcoast Maine. Within a scenic half-mile walk or ride from historic Damariscotta, the Newcastle Inn offers the ideal homebase for exploring the Boothbay region or Pemaquid Peninsula. With the Damariscotta River as its backdrop, Newcastle Inn has a long history of providing lodging for vacationers starting in the 1930s. The inn’s legacy is memorialized in historic photos of the region framed throughout the inn and guest rooms which are named after Maine lighthouses. Over the years the inn has been remodeled and modified from its original building, sporting many small rooms with shared bathrooms to its current configuration with 14 guest rooms all with private ensuite bathrooms.  While most guest rooms accommodate guests in queen or king beds, there is one room offering two twin beds, and a dog-friendly room too. All guest rooms accommodate one or two people, and are perfect for couples.  The inn offers many spacious indoor and outdoor common areas including a living room, screened porch, cozy pub, sitting room, dining room and large outdoor deck overlooking the river. In fact, the spacious and varied common areas set the Newcastle Inn apart from other inns in area.  A guest pantry area is stocked with snacks, cold beverages, a Keurig machine, Mighty Leaf Tea, and the inn’s signature bottomless cookie jar for guests to enjoy. The inn also offers both a welcome mat at the door and a four-legged welcoming committee named Jabu. The assistant innkeeper here is also the inn’s mascot, a Belgian Tervuren pup, and innkeeper Julie’s constant sidekick.  As of April, 2017, room rates range from $150 - $295 depending on room selection and time of year.