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“Wonderful autumn stay”

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The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 4 Newcastle B&B and Inns
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3 reviews
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“Wonderful autumn stay”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

We had a wonderful stay with Sarah at The Tipsy Butler in the autumn. We loved Damariscotta and mid-Maine - both the coast and the woods are absolutely beautiful (see photos) - and hope very much to return. We were fortunate enough to be the only guests staying at the B & B as it was the very end of the season and we felt entirely at home in the lovely, comfortable old house. Sarah looked after us incredibly well with amazing breakfasts, warm hospitality and very enjoyable conversation. She made every effort to provide our daughter, who has multiple food allergies, with equally delicious alternative dishes. Our bedrooms were perfect and we often recall with great pleasure our 3 nights at The Tipsy Butler. Highly recommended, as is the excellent and friendly 'pub' down the road where, at Sarah's suggestion, we dined each night.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

I've been visiting Newcastle/Damariscotta all of my life. I wish I'd discovered the Tipsy Butler earlier. Sarah is an innkeepers innkeeper. Our family of five "moved in," and Sarah met us at every level of our need. She was warm and friendly with our "children," 19, 21, and 23. She fed us well, with unique and delicious breakfasts. She was flexible and accommodating and the inn was magically decorated for Christmas with nutcrackers and a big tree, swags and wreaths. There were games and movies. We all slept well. The boys had their "apartment," the entire third floor with separate bathroom. My husband and I had our space and shared a large, nicely appointed bathroom with our daughter, who also had her own, cozy bedroom. Her room could have been closed off, making our en suite bath entirely private. Sarah knows how to serve her patrons with that judicious blend of availability and privacy. It was just ....perfect. My family was comfortable and all of us ate, slept, bathed and made it to my mother's and to church on time, thus making our family Christmas a happy memory. There were other travelers staying at the inn, though we had little awareness of them other than at breakfast, where we enjoyed the inviting dining/tea room together. If you are visiting the area for the first time, the location of the inn is the perfect headquarters for exploring. The charming twin towns are within easy walking distance. Restaurants, pubs, shops, and the beautiful river are just down the street. The Pemaquid and Boothbay regions are a short drive. I've had many B&B experiences. This one was truly wonderful with something for everyone. There was internet access for the young ones and charm and comfort for the old ones. It even snowed...just enough.

Room Tip: Second floor, queen bed....very nice. Large, quiet, private, nice large bathroom. All of the rooms...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Cornwall, New York
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We have been regular campers in the area, and were looking for a place to stay instead of camping. The Tipsy Butler ended up being a wonderful choice, within short walking distance to Damariscotta, yet away from the hustle and bustle that occurs in town during summer. Sarah was so attentive and helpful, going far beyond what we have experienced with other B&B innkeeper in terms of service. The breakfasts were innovative and delicious; Sarah used ingredients from her own garden and from local sources to make her yummy dishes.
We stayed in the Butler's room, which was a lovely comfy room which filled with sunlight in the mornings. There were sweets on the bed at turn down, a great selection of teas in the dining room, and a mini fridge stocked with one's favorite soda (literally, if Sarah knows you like a soda, she'll get it), plus your favorite style music playing when you return to the room. If you're looking for terrific place to stay while visiting the area, look no further.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Xenia, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

It was a dark and stormy night in Mid-Coast Maine. Lightening was flashing, thunder booming, rain coming down in sheets. The couple drove slowly up the quiet lane seeing the large, old house for the first time. As they noticed the warm, welcoming glow of the light in the windows a movement caught their eye--was it the ghost of legend, Myrtle, coming to greet them? No, no it was their lovely inn keeper Sarah, standing in the wild and wicked storm waving the couple into her home and safety with umbrellas standing by to shelter them from the storm!
This is the kind of treatment Sarah provides to her guests. From the moment we arrived we felt as if we had known Sarah for years. She showed us to our wonderful room-The Butler's Suite- and allowed us to settle in before giving us suggestions for dinner. Her suggestion could not have been more perfect as she directed us to a cheerful Publick House where we enjoyed wine and a delicious meal.
Our room was just beautiful and the bed was amazingly comfortable. When it was time for our breakfast in the morning, we were delighted with the meal that Sarah provided us and left the table with warm, full tummies.
The Tipsy Butler is very convenient to the lovely town of Damrascotta and all of Mid-Coast Maine. It is without any hesitation that we recommend this destination to any B&B lover's and especially visitors who love the nooks, crannies, and charm of large, old homes as we do.
Our only regret was that we were staying just one night; however, we cannot wait to return! Thank you, Sarah, for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: We were able to see all of the rooms and we can honestly say we would not have been disappointed sta...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

The Tipsy Butler is in a decent location. The strip of Rt 1 B on the Damariscotta River has everything you need for a decent weekend away. Several decent pubs, kayaking, several bakeries and a small amount of shopping are all within walking distance.

Sarah is a great hostess and will definitely do whatever she can to make your stay easier and more enjoyable. She is the first innkeeper who has really gone above and beyond in Maine. Breakfast is one of the better I have had at a B and B in the region as well.

The groundskeeper room on the 3rd floor is very comfortable and the bed is perfectly comfortable. The bathroom is not directly attached to the room, but is straight across the hall. Not really an issue since you have the whole floor to yourself.

There are really only a few small downsides to the property. It is very close to Rt 1. The road noise is noticeable from the bathroom, but not from the bedroom. Noise in the bedroom is another matter. The local church bells ring every hour and the location of the in sits it about level with the bell. I would highly recommend sleeping with a fan in the window to drown out the rather loud bell. Neither of these should be looked on as very negative as they can be worked around.

This is definitely a place to return to.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We stayed here two nights to attend a wedding. Sarah and Tony were an absolute delight to get to know. And, they went out of their way to help us with all our needs including the scrabble set and where to find the old swimming hole.

It's hard for us to rate the facility as a B&B since this was the first time we have stayed in a B&B. But it was clean, comfortable and quiet.

A great experience for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Ditto to all the positive comments that have been previously posted. This B & B by itself would deserve at least a 4-star rating. It is the innkeeper Sarah that makes it a 5-star operation. Genuinely concerned for her guests, she is attentive without being intrusive, always available and accommodating and a joy to converse with. Be it the local sights or eateries, or the world at large, she is a well-traveled, interesting and honestly nice person. Worth the stay just to meet her and be treated like old friends.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Tipsy Butler Bed and Breakfast
Address: 11 High St, Newcastle, ME 04553-3663
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Newcastle
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegance & comfort in quintessential Mid-Coast Maine. Our large rooms overlooking Damariscotta Harbor have the extras that ensure a comfortable stay: Great beds, high-end linens, TVs, DVDs, VCRs, an extensive movie library, bottled water, AC, robes, beach towels, tote-bags and more- all this plus turn-down service and a delicious multi-course breakfast. Our living room has nuts to crack, candy jars, jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, board games and books for an afternoon curled up on the sofa. ... more   less 
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