A getaway in Maine is going to be one to remember for a lifetime. There are so many beautiful towns it is hard to choose where to visit. A trip to Castine will truly amaze and wow the most seasoned travelers. Read below for our many accolades and plan your getaway to our stunning Castine, Maine hotel.

Best Classic Maine Bed & Breakfast

Matt Powell, a chef, and George Trinovitch, an interior designer, became this turreted Queen Anne Victorian’s new owners in 2022. They’ve combined their talents and passion for history to restore the inn’s yesteryear grandeur (think handsome antiques and delightful historical ephemera with an emphasis on comfort) without sacrificing contemporary must-haves. The dining is excellent, the pub is fun, and the organic gardens are dreamy.

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The Road Less Traveled

“George Trinovitch and Matt Powell, who bought and renovated the Pentagöet Inn together in 2022, have since turned the Queen Anne Victorian manse into the nexus of the town’s social scene. And tonight, tout Castine is in the house—along with a slew of salty sea captains back for homecoming—all tucking into plates of seared duck breast and bluefish paté on charred toast, among the dining room’s crystal chandeliers and palm fronds.

“You’ve brought light and life to Castine,” says one regular to Matt, taking his leave for the evening. But the night’s far from over: Stories are being swapped beside the piano about how the town, which takes its long history as seriously as it does its art, is also fast becoming a place to party.”

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Welcoming Tourists, Joining the Community

“Matthew Powell, 33, and George Trinovitch, 34, seem to have found a secret that is leading to success at the Pentagöet, the town’s historic Main Street inn. Rather than catering only to those who travel to and enjoy the quiet corners of the Maine coast, the couple has made a concerted effort to reach out to and include the community in their endeavor.

It’s paid off, and it’s been noticed. The lodging trade group Hospitality Maine named Powell and Trinovitch its innkeepers of the year for 2023.”

HospitalityMaine Innkeepers of the Year 2023

“The Pentagöet Inn innkeepers, Matt Powell and George Trinovitch were awarded HospitalityMaine’s Innkeepers of the Year. Matt and George were surprised with a visit and announcement by HospitalityMaine’s Kathleen Pierce as the 2023 Innkeeper of the Year award winners.”

2023 NextUp: 40 Under 40 Honorees

“The Mainebiz Next List, presented annually since 2013, was designed to celebrate individuals who were changing the future of Maine’s economy[…] Now in its second year, the Mainebiz NextUp: 40 Under 40 specifically recognizes Maine leaders who share that energy and vision as they rise in their careers.”

A Castine Staple, the Pentagoet Inn, Receives National Grant

“A business considered to some as “the heart of Castine,” will undergo some changes by the end of the year after receiving a preservation grant awarded to select small businesses across the country.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express selected The Pentagoet Inn & Pub to receive a “Backing Historic Small Restaurants” grant to help restore some of its original charm…

The Castine fixture is Maine’s first establishment to receive this preservation grant since the program started three years ago and is one of 25 businesses selected this year.”

3 Coastal Maine Inns to Book Now for the Summer

Castine’s sleepy, elm-tree-lined streets make it one of my favorite towns on the Maine coast, a veritable film set of 19 century Greek Revival homes. The town’s oldest summer hotel, The Pentagöet Inn & Wine Bar is a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1894, a classic Maine inn with an inviting porch, a perennial garden, homespun rooms with carved wooden headboards, and a loyal following. Late last summer, it was purchased by two New Yorkers: Matt Powell, who has a background in restaurant hospitality and marketing, and George Trinovitch, a specialist in interior design. The inn has long been one of the most treasured hotels along the coast. Loyalists will be happy to know that the new owners have kept the Pub and Wine Bar and traditions like Jazz on the Porch. But they’ve also infused the property with newfound energy, creativity and a certain measure of zaniness (check out their Instagram feed). They’ve started a weekly featured cocktail program and introduced Piano Nights, and they’re currently undertaking some interior renovations in advance of a May seasonal reopening.

Castine's New Blood

“The new energy in Castine is palpable the minute you arrive in town,” says Kathleen Pierce, director of member experience for HospitalityMaine. “A handful of young owners are breathing new life into classic inns such as the Pentagoet, which is a magical, deluxe hideaway blocks from the harbor. Run by a couple of ex-New Yorkers with a flair for the dramatic, this inn is receiving the attention so many vintage properties need to stay vital and meet the needs of today’s traveler.”

Castine Welcomes Wave of Young Out-of-State Business Owners

“Matt Powell and George Trinovitch long dreamed of running a Maine bed and breakfast. But the 30-somethings from New York thought that wouldn’t happen until later in life. Then the pandemic struck and they thought, “why not now?”

“The pair recently saw their dream materialize when they became the new owners of the iconic Pentagöet Inn in Castine earlier this month. Now they are drawing on Powell’s long resume in the restaurant industry and marketing and Trinovitch’s deft touch for interior design and art restoration to make a success of it.”

10 Best Small Towns in Maine

“To get a sense of [Castine’s] charm, check into the Pentagoet Inn & Wine Bar, a historic bed-and-breakfast with an on-site pub and quaint woodland garden with views of Penobscot Bay.”

Castine by Pentagoet

“It’s a sweet summer night, and we’ve just walked up the steep hill from Castine’s harbor. From across Main Street, I can see the busy innkeepers of the Pentagoet Inn. It’s the building with a tall, six-sided turret that’s on the second block uphill from the town wharf.”

Five Fabulous Northeast Inns To Be Caught In A Storm

“The Pentagoet Inn, Castine ME is the queen on the hill, a lovely Queen Anne overlooking Penobscot Bay. This lovely inn caters to the quirky foodie traveler who really wants to escape from the world and switch off. And if switching off means waiting out that two day white-out, even better.”

An Early Summer Drive Along the Maine Coast

“We borrowed fat tired bikes and explored the Thornton Wilder stage set of a town and stayed at The Pentagoet Inn, the Maine inn in your mind’s eye. A late 19th century building with a wide and inviting porch, it has creaky staircases and narrow hallways hung with pictures of sailing ships…”