Norumbega Inn, or "The Castle by the Sea," looks over Penobscot Bay off Route 1 in Camden, Maine. Last weekend, while wondering around the central Maine coast, I stumbled across the misplaced castle.
Built in 1886, the Norumbega Inn is named after the mythical North American viking settlement. It has 10 rooms and 2 suites. Rooms Range from $105, for the Fountainbleau, to $425, for the Penthouse.
On March 20 and 21st, the Norumbega Inn will host a themed Murder Mystery Weekend. According to the website, "AFTER RESERVATIONS ARE CONFIRMED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A CALL FROM THE DIRECTOR, IN PREPARATION FOR THE CASTING OF YOUR CHARACTER ROLE. A COUPLE OF WEEKS PRIOR TO THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INFORMATIONAL PACKET. INCLUDED WILL BE YOUR CHARACTER ROLE." Characters are urged to stay in character for the weekend. Think of a game of Clue played out in real life in a castle on the central Maine coast.
Here is an example of what some of the rooms look like.
The castle is built entirely of stone and wood and has had few renovations since 1886. I can't wait to spend the night and see what its like.