Our guests’ favorite is the Compass Rose Bookstore on Main Street, and for antique books, we enjoy the “Big Chicken Barn” in Ellsworth. Further afield there is the excellent Blue Hill Bookstore.


Start your shopping in Castine with us, with our small shop of Pentagöet Goods, including candles, room scents, cologne, and water bottles—You can see our mini schnauzer Mister posing with the goods to the left!
Mary Margaret’s Merchantile, located at 15 Main Street offers gifts, clothing, yarn and more!

Art Galleries

The coast of Maine has a long tradition of being a home for artists. There are many galleries on the peninsula to explore.

Adam Gallery Castine
Gallery B Castine
Cynthia Winings Gallery Blue Hill
Courthouse Gallery Ellsworth
Turtle Gallery Deer Isle
Watson Gallery Stonington


The Midcoast & Downeast regions are rich with antiques! Ask Matt & George for pointers, but several of our favorites include:

Big Chicken Barn Antiques, Ellsworth

1A Relics, Ellsworth

The Old Creamery, Ellsworth

Ronald Hart Antiques, Deer Isle

Pumpkin Patch, Searsport

Epoch, Belfast

10 Mechanic, Camden


Mister holding the Pentagoet Inn candle