Enjoy a Day at Lake St George State Park

Lake St George is a crystal clear, spring fed lake located in Liberty, Maine. The lake and attached state park are a popular spot for swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and more. Best of all, it’s only a half-hour drive from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. A long, rocky coastline and delicious fresh …

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Fort Point State Park and the Fort Point Lighthouse

Looking to visit one of Maine’s iconic lighthouses and soak up some panoramic waterfront views? Fort Point State Park offers both and is just ten minutes from our Searsport bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Fort Point is a popular, 120- acre state park located in Stockton Springs, ME. Visitors to the park enjoy hiking, …

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Discover the Natural Beauty of Sears Island

Fans of wildlife, beachcombing, clamming, or just getting out into the great outdoors will enjoy exploring Sears Island. Sears Island is one of the largest undeveloped islands on the East Coast and less than 5 minutes from our Maine Coast bed and breakfast, Captain Nickels Inn. Maine’s rugged coastline is dotted with almost two thousand …

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Visit The Owls Head Transportation Museum

Car enthusiasts and gearheads who find themselves in the Rockland area will want to stop by the Owls Head Transportation Museum in nearby Owls Head, ME. This popular museum is known for its impressive collection of rare and antique cars, aircraft, motorcycles, bikes, wagons, and more! The Owls Head Transportation Museum is home to a …

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Maine Lighthouses Near Our Searsport Inn

Hoping to visit some Maine lighthouses during your vacation? Great idea – Captain Nickels Inn is surrounded by them! Viewing and touring lighthouses is a popular activity for most of the guests to our Searsport bed and breakfast, and who can blame them?  We love lighthouses, too! Few structures are as iconic as a lighthouse. …

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All Aboard the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad

Take in Maine’s colorful fall foliage in comfort and style while riding aboard the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad! The more than 150-year-old rail line offers a variety of round-trip rail excursions between Unity and Burnham, ME every year, Memorial Day through October. There’s nothing quite as spectacular as Maine’s fantastic fall foliage show. The …

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Tour The Maine Lighthouse Museum

Maritime history and lighthouse enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland, ME. The museum contains a fascinating collection of Coast Guard memorabilia and lighthouse artifacts, including the largest collection of lighthouse lenses in the United States! Lighthouses are as iconic as they are picturesque, evoking a range of emotions in …

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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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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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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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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.

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.