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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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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Visit the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME

The Maine Maritime Academy is a small but highly rated college located in Castine, Maine. Those attending classes or with family or friends at the school will be happy to learn that it’s just a half hour’s drive from Captain Nickels Inn. The Maine Maritime Academy was created in 1941 to train merchant marines for …

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The Best Maine Valentine’s Getaway 2024: Wine, Cheese, Chocolate & More

If fine wine, gourmet cheese boards, chocolate-covered strawberries, and sparkling morning mimosas in a luxuriously historic Inn sound like your kind of Maine Valentine’s getaway, you’re in luck—we curated the ultimate package for sweethearts to reminisce in the magic of love. Maine Valentine’s Getaway Rentals Captain Nickels Inn is the perfect place to savor a …

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Your Guide to Winter Fun near MidCoast Maine

If you love winter as much as we do, you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the refreshing cold air. We put our favorite ideas in this guide to winter fun in MidCoast Maine. We have included some activities close to Captain Nickels Inn and some a short drive away — …

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Skating, Snowshoeing, and Skiing Maine

For outdoor enthusiasts, Maine is a winter sports mecca. Our selection of world-renowned downhill resorts and expansive cross country-trails makes skiing Maine a joy – but that’s not all. We’re also home to excellent snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, and so much more. People approach winter in a variety of ways. Some of …

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Best Hiking Trails near Searsport ME

Winter in Maine is a time for indoor projects, too much good food, and cozy afternoons by the fire. But when the sun starts shining more every day, and things begin to turn green, you’ll want to get outside! What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to find the best hiking trails near us …

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Explore Belfast, Maine

Belfast, Maine is a historic, MidCoast shipbuilding city located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River, on Penobscot Bay.  Belfast was voted “Best Places to Live in Maine” for 2022 by Down East Magazine readers. The small but charming city’s collection of historic buildings, unique shops, annual events, and lively art scene have made it …

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Get Set for All Roads Music Festival 2024

The 8th Annual All Roads Music Festival is set for May 17 & 18, 2024, 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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Looking Towards Spring

A tapestry of vibrant blooms, where sunlight dances on shimmering shores

After a busy summer season, the inn will be quiet for most of the winter as we continue our renovation projects and grab a few quiet weeks rest for ourselves. Our hearts are turning towards spring, eager to bask in its transformative magic.

We have a pop-up weekend of March 1st and 2nd – we would love to see you!  Book two nights and save with our multi-night discount.

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.