Castine is a charming Mid Coast Maine town, located on a scenic peninsula on the northern edge of Penobscot Bay. Rich with history, you can trace the 100 historic markers throughout the town of Castine – the town is on the National Historic Register. Castine was a strategic hold for the British in 1779; you can visit three forts… Fort George, Fort Madison and nearby Fort Pentageot.
The Maine Maritime Academy campus is in Castine, where sailors train for the US Merchant Marine, with their training vessel – the Spirit of Maine tied along Castine’s waterfront.
Castine is home to a beatuiful lighthouse – Dice Head Light, beautiful waterfront parks, Witherle Woods Perserve walking paths, summer theatre, museums, gift shops and several beautiful Inns that serve elegant dinners. Dennett’s Wharf is a popular waterfront restaurant and watering hole by the Town Docks. More about Castine.
Gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging, and a cozy pub and wine bar await you. This award winning Queen Anne Victorian inn overlooks the picture perfect village and harbor of Castine. Take one of the inn bikes to Dyce Head lighthouse, hike Witherle Woods or relax at the Backshore beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Maine coast with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay. Wine Bar open to the public for libations and small plates. Summer Jazz on the Porch, Tuesdays, July-September. Learn More
Enjoy luxury accommodations in a historic Sea Captain’s home. Step back in time and enjoy one of our nine guest rooms as if you were a guest of Captain Nickels himself. Upgrade your stay with one of our suites, both offer stunning views from their decks of our six-acre lawn and Penobscot Bay. Awaken to the smell of our chef’s choice breakfast served each morning in our dining room or solarium. Unwind from a whirlwind day of exploring Maine’s MidCoast in one of our two parlors. Take a stroll to the water and enjoy classic Adirondack chairs on the bay’s edge. Learn More
Beautifully situated on ten oceanfront acres in the heart of Coastal Maine, with breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay. One and two-bedroom cottages and an air-conditioned motel are available for your enjoyment. All have a large seaside deck, private baths, color cable TV, and phones with dataport. The gradual slope of our large beach allows for easy entry into the sea. Horseshoes, shuffleboard, ping pong, volleyball and video arcade available. Major Maine attractions close by. Learn More
Relax and vacation at The Blue Hill Inn (est. 1840). Visit a quiet town on the picturesque Maine coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food from farmers and fishermen at one of the local restaurants. Then return to a romantic, historic inn complete with fireplacces and a hearty breakfast, drinks and hors d'oeuvres which are always served with "extraordinary hospitality". Learn More
Clean, affordable, family run. Acadia Sunrise Motel is a family-owned and operated property with Down East hospitality and great rates. Located just minutes to Mount Desert Island and 15 minutes to Bar Harbor in nearby Trenton. Clean comfortable newly renovated rooms offer full bath, A/C, Cable, and phone. Some rooms have kitchenettes. Property offers stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island, wildflower gardens, and a heated outdoor pool. Open mid-April to end of October. Learn More
The Manor Inn l 207-326-4861
The Pentagoet Inn & Wine Bar l 207-326-8616 l 800-845-1701