A place steeped in history, Castine, Maine used to be the stomping ground of writers and influential individuals hundreds of years ago. Now you too can visit and experience the area’s rich history! Pentagöet Inn and Restaurant, designed around this historical theme, is an absolute must-see destination in the area. From its delightfully rustic rooms to the trappings of the Baron Pub and Wine bar, it’s an essential visit for any lover of history. The Baron Pub in particular, with its unique collection of old memorabilia from all around the world decorating the walls, is reason enough alone to make the journey. However, what makes that journey truly worth it is the food. Maine is home to a wide variety of unique and delicious cuisine and no trip to the state would be worth it without sampling what it has to offer. Julie Van de Graaf, owner and executive chef, creates the menu from surrounding local farms and establishments so you can experience a true “farm to table” restaurant. With selections like the famous Maine Lobster and other unique creations featured on the specially curated menu, it is a culinary experience not to be missed. The adjoining Inn, a refurbished 18th-century house and one of the oldest standing buildings in Castine, retains the rustic charm of yesteryear with cozy rooms and fireplaces fit for keeping warm any time of the year. For those venturing into the area, it’s the perfect place to stay a while and take it all in.