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 be a wind back and forth a bit. For quicker or more appealing routes …

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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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Celebrate Maine’s Coast with Windjammer Days

You know summer has arrived in Maine when you can view the pleasure boats on the water. Summer is the time to celebrate Maine Windjammer Days, and there are many to choose from! What exactly is a windjammer? The modern version of the term means a traditional sailing vessel operated in an old-fashioned way: no …

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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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Attend Common Ground Country Fair

Common Ground Country Fair is a beloved, Maine autumn tradition, drawing hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of attendees, and a whole host of fun, family activities and events to attend. This year’s event will be held September 22nd through the 24th, 2023 at the fairgrounds in Unity, ME. There’s nothing quite like a country fair to …

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Get Set for All Roads Music Festival 2023

The 7th Annual All Roads Music Festival is set for May 19 + 20, 2023, in beautiful Belfast, Maine. A two-day festival and celebration of local and indie music by well over a dozen local and regional musicians is sure to attract music lovers from far and wide. Over 40 Performing Artists are featured each year, representing …

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7 Best Things to Do in Searsport ME

You may wonder why there are so many grand mansions in Searsport’s bustling but charming small town, including our Italianate-style Captain Nickels Inn. Along with museums, shops, restaurants, and outdoor activities, make sure you put a drive-by of the historic homes on your list of best things to do in Searsport, Maine. In the 19th …

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Best Gardens of MidCoast Maine

East coast gardeners spend the winter months swooning over seed catalogs and planning trips to visit extraordinary gardens. In Maine, we are fortunate to have a happy abundance of Maine coastal gardens that can spark creativity in your garden or offer a unique venue for a special event. So, from roses to lilacs, azaleas to …

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Experience a Maine Lobster Boat Tour

What is more iconic in Maine than lobsters? What better way to spend an afternoon than having the experience of a real Maine lobster boat tour! Join an actual lobsterman as they travel Maine’s coast, pulling up traps, and harvesting lobsters. Yes, Maine is famous for its lobster and our lobstermen are responsible for 80% …

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And we can’t wait to share it with you!  With so much to do, one night is never enough. Stay two or more nights and enjoy a discounted stay.  No code needed – it is automatically applied when you book direct.


Want a little extra room? Our newest room, renovated in 2023, is the Willard Room. It is located on the third floor with partial water views, a separate sitting room, and a jetted walk-in shower.