beige couch with backpack, open and packed suitcase, and a white fedora sitting on it

A Perfect 3-Day Itinerary to Discover Midcoast Maine

We’ve prepared a 3-day itinerary to discover Midcoast Maine — the heart of coastal charm and rugged beauty. Our region, encompassing the picturesque town of Searsport, is a treasure trove of maritime history, scenic vistas, and culinary delights. Why Stay with Us? If you’re planning a short escape, Captain Nickels Inn provides a luxurious hub …

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beach in Castine Maine

A Day Trip to Castine, Maine

Castine, Maine, named by Yankee Magazine as one of the “10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in Maine,” is a quaint and historic seaside village on Penobscot Bay with more than 400 years of history to explore. The town is on the National Historic Register and home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Dyce Head Lighthouse, several historic …

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Midcoast Maine Cheese Trail Day Trip

MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail Day Trip

There are lots of reasons to get out and explore MidCoast Maine on a day trip but none may be more compelling than the MidCoast Maine Cheese Trail. Maine is home to countless small batch cheesemakers and many are within easy driving distance of Captain Nickels Inn. When it comes to irresistible foods, there’s nothing …

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Camden Maine

Explore Camden, Maine with a Day Trip

Camden, Maine, “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea,” is a delightful seaside town just a little over a half an hour’s drive from Captain Nickels Inn. Peaceful and historic, Camden was rated number one in New England as one of the most beautiful towns in the United States. Camden is a popular MidCoast Maine destination …

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Ellsworth Maine

Ellsworth, Maine – Gateway to Downeast and More

Ellsworth, Maine is a charming city on the Union River in Hancock County. It’s location along U.S. Route 1 is a major crossroads for Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, thus why it is known as the Gateway to Downeast Maine. Ellsworth has a lot more to offer than just passage, however! If you find …

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Rockland Maine harbor

Discover Rockland, Maine With A Day Trip

Rockland, Maine is a classic, small, New England city located in the heart of Maine’s scenic MidCoast. The popular destination is known for its magnificent, rocky shoreline, thriving art scene, glorious harbor views, and the annual Maine Lobster Festival. Those looking to get out and experience Maine’s picturesque MidCoast will enjoy a day trip to …

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Stonington Maine Waterfront

A Stonington, Maine Day Trip – Explore A Historic Fishing Village

If exploring an authentic, coastal Maine fishing town is part of your vacation wish list, consider a visit to Stonington, Maine. Stonington, on Deer Isle, is Maine’s top lobster-landing port. The historic town’s picturesque working waterfront, downtown art galleries, and natural beauty make it an ideal day trip destination from our Searsport inn. Stonington, Maine …

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Fall foliage in Acadia National Park with view of ocena

Best Fall Foliage Tours in MidCoast Maine

Our list of best fall foliage tours in MidCoast Maine will take you to the ocean, up mountains, and walking through blueberry fields. Each of these areas creates a microcosm of weather, producing fall color in a slow wash from north to south, and west to east. This gives you more time to plan your …

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A Day Trip to the Schoodic Peninsula

Dawn and I have a tendency of going on adventures. ‘Adventures’ meaning we get lost, but usually find something amazing along the way. We have a tendency to follow dirt mountain roads until they turn into footpaths, having to back our truck through the woods for a mile before we can turn around, or not …

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Man standing on a rock overlooking Jordan Pond in Acadia national park

The Ideal Day Trip to Acadia National Park

Not only does our inn’s MidCoast Maine location offer wonderful access to Penobscot Bay, but we’re also within driving distance for a perfect day trip to Acadia National Park. It is one of the most visited parks in America – and for good reason! If you’re planning a getaway to Maine, then you should put …

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a tapestry of vibrant blooms,

where sunlight dances on shimmering shores


We are shaking off winter and embracing the vibrant energy of spring! Our hearts are turning towards warmer days, eager to bask in the transformative magic of blooming flowers and budding trees.

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.