Captain Nickels Inn living room with fireplace and couches
A historic and elegant inn on the water's edge

Stay Where Haute Meets Historic

Surrounded by the Beauty of MidCoast Maine

Escape to the far reaches of New England and settle in at Captain Nickels Inn for an unforgettable Maine Coast bed and breakfast experience. Built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn is named after its first owner, Captain Albert V. Nickels, who resided here with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children.

The inn offers an elegant and exceptional retreat with 180-degree views of Penobscot Bay in the charming town of Searsport – just a few nautical miles between Camden and Bar Harbor. The inn has the distinction of being part of the East Main Street Historic District, a collection of five properties with Italianate architectural influences, all built by ship captains over a span of 15 years beginning in 1860.

A historic and elegant inn on the water's edge

Savor Searsport, ME in all Seasons

A Maine Coast Bed & Breakfast


Our multi-course breakfast will give you just the nourishment needed to conquer the day.

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Plot your Maine getaway with one of our special enhancements or packages.

Make Your Stay Extra Special

Our Area

There’s plenty to do in and around Searsport, from outings, fine dining, shopping and more.

Explore Searsport Maine

Gather Together on the Coast of Maine

Connect with your co-workers or recite your vows at Captain Nickels Inn
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Newlywed Couple share their first kiss at conclusion of ceremony

Weddings & Elopements

Your Happily Ever After Begins Here

Say “I do” amidst coastal charm at Captain Nickels Inn. Our effortless elopement packages provide everything you need for an intimate, unforgettable celebration of love. So ditch the stress, embrace the romance, and let Captain Nickels Inn craft your perfect elopement escape.

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Memorable Gatherings

For Families, Friends, or Businesses

Whether you arrive for a wedding, family reunion, milestone birthday or colleague retreat, every event is made to feel special at Captain Nickels Inn. We make the planning nearly effortless by providing you with a blank slate in which to craft your event.

Celebrate Special Occasions with the Captain

Treat yourself or someone else to a luxurious stay in Maine
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A Perfect Gift for Any Occasion

Captain Nickels Inn Gift Certificates

Purchase a Gift Certificate from our Inn and give the gift of travel! Whatever your reason to celebrate our Gift Certificates make the perfect gift.

Specials & Packages

Romance Package
Sail on the Olad
Birthday Package

discover a world of wonder along Maine’s shore


Take advantage of our multi-night discount when you stay two nights or more.  No code needed.

Consider a stay in the Willard Room – our newest luxury accommodation! Located on the third floor, it offers added privacy. Updated amenities such as a walk-in jetted shower and sitting room provide luxury comforts.