Lobster boat in a cove with red house on shore

Exploring the MidCoast of Maine: Top Ways to Get Out on the Water

Maine is a picturesque destination known for its rugged coastline, charming coastal towns, and abundant maritime activities.  In Searsport, we appreciate the beautiful seas that surround us, as did the nearly 300 seafaring captains that called the head of Penobscot Bay home in the 19th century. For those seeking to immerse themselves in the nautical …

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Driving to the Inn from the Portland Area

It has come to our attention that Google Maps is sending guests coming from the south through Appleton along back country roads. While this route is beautiful, it is not the fastest way to get to the Inn and it can wind back and forth a bit. For quicker or more appealing routes from Augusta …

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2021 at Our Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast Captain Nickels Inn

Our Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast

With the new year, we find ourselves reflecting over the last year at our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Looking back and remembering all the fun we had sharing MidCoast Maine with our wonderful guests. We truly do feel lucky. Not just because we live in this historic seaside sanctuary on the …

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Room with interior door and window, showing walls down to brick, plaster all over the floor, with ladder, picture of innkeeper examining PVC pipes in the wall open to studs

2022 Update: Restoring Our Historic Home

With the close of 2022, we saw the end of our major interior projects and can begin to look towards a spring filled with exterior restoration work on our historic home. This will include replacing windows and clapboards and reproducing and replacing original trim and dental molding (when needed), not to mention painting – lots …

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