Many of us have probably never heard of Castine, Maine. It is close to Penobscot Bay, Acadia National Park, and Bar Harbor. Those areas are more recognizable, but if you want to stay off the beaten path and explore the treasures of mid-coast Maine, look no further than the town of Castine.
Overlooking Penobscot Bay, this storybook village in one of the most authentic looking New England fishing villages you will ever encounter. Castine is lucky to be home to Pentagoet Inn, an award-wining Maine bed and breakfast. Many guests make this inn their base for exploring the area, as there are a dozen towns within easy reach of Castine. Each contains its own special character, antique shops, art galleries, flea markets and the famous Maine lighthouses.
Pentagoet Inn, an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian, is well known as the oldest, original “summer hotel” in Castine, which still welcomes guests today. The three-story turret, a variety of gables, and an inviting wrap around porch are all architectural standouts. All sixteen guest rooms are decorated with a charming mix of antiques and collectibles. Luxury linens, down pillows, king-sized Saavy Rest Organic mattresses, claw foot tubs and fireplaces are just a few of the amenities that guests enjoy. This Maine bed and breakfast even has a pet-friendly room for those who can’t bear to travel without their 4-legged companion!
The award-winning Pentagoet Inn is open May through October. Room rates include a distinctive room with private bath, full country breakfast, afternoon refreshments, WIFI, a guest computer, and bicycles for touring the area. For added convenience, Pentagoet Inn has its own restaurant that features lobster, local shellfish, New England specialties and seasonal favorites. With the winter months approaching, there’s no better time to plan a trip to Castine. Exploring this enchanting seaside village and pampering yourself at Pentagoet Inn is the perfect New Year’s resolution.