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.
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.”
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“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.”
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame 2019
We’re proud to receive the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 9th year in a row! The Hall of Fame award is presented to those businesses which have received the COE for 5 years in a row.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Hall of Fame 2018
The Pentagoet Inn is honored to receive the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award for receiving the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. This awards celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor for continually delivering a quality customer experience.
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.”
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“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…”