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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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…”