Belfast, Maine Winter Guide: Unwrap the Magic of the Season

As the holiday season is in full swing in Belfast, the downtown comes alive with many events and activities that are sure to add warmth to your winter days. We absolutely love supporting our local small businesses so we’ve curated a Belfast Winter Guide to ensure we share all the events! Holiday Program Passport: November …

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Fun Outdoor Activities Near Searsport ME

When we moved to Maine, we quickly fell totally in love with the scenery, the ocean, and all the fun outdoor activities near Searsport, ME. Every morning you can take your pick of activities like kayaking, biking, hiking, climbing, or sailing, just to name a few. The difficulty is in choosing which one! To make …

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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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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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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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Incredible Views at Camden Hills State Park

Anyone wanting an expansive eyeful of Maine’s iconic coastline should consider a visit to the summit of Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park, just a half hour’s drive south of Captain Nickels Inn. The park offers numerous trails and panoramic views of Penobscot Bay that you don’t have to hike to see. Camden Hills …

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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.