Frequently asked questions

FAQ: When is the best time to visit?

All year! Unlike other Maine coastal towns, Damariscotta is active year round as the primary service center for the surrounding region and Lincoln County. There are very few shops and dining establishments that are seasonal. Memorial Day through Columbus Day (May-October) is the town's traditional tourist season. Weekends are especially busy during this time period. Mid week is a great time visit during the Summer and early Fall. It is always best to call ahead and confirm a business' hours any time of year. 

FAQ: How far is Downtown Damariscotta from nearby airports?

  • Portland, ME is 1hr away without traffic.
  • Bangor, ME is 1hr 45min away without traffic.
  • Boston, MA is 3hr away without traffic.
  • Montreal, Canada is 6hr away without traffic.

FAQ:Where can we stay overnight?

There are no hotel or motel chains located in Damariscotta or the neighboring towns. However, the region has many quaint 'bed & breakfast' accommodations and a plethora of vacation rental options. 


  • The Tipsy Butler is a small hotel located across the bridge in Newcastle, ME. It has recently undergone massive renovations and is open year round. www.tipsybutler.com


  • Newcastle Vacation Rentals is the best option for those looking for houses, cabins and rooms. They manage hundreds of rental properties from waterfront mansions to in-town condos. www.mainecoastcottages.com