Captain Nickels Inn is an elegant Maine Coast bed and breakfast with spectacular views of Penobscot Bay. Our Inn features nine rooms and suites featuring private balconies, fireplaces, & sweeping oceanfront views. We know you will enjoy your stay with us but don’t take our word for it, take a look at our recent recognitions and awards.
“What they have endeavored to do in Maine is make the Captain Nickels Inn into the kind of place that turns guests into repeat visitors year after year. The nearly 10,000-square foot home overlooking Penobscot Bay had long been a bed-and-breakfast, and the Gintzes wanted to freshen it up while still maintaining its historic elegance.”
Explore The Penobscot Marine Museum In Maine, Then Stay The Night In The Historic Captain Nickels Inn
“Rich with history, this elegant inn is the perfect place to escape for your Maine getaway. The breathtaking home was built by Albert V. Nickels in 1874 as a gift to his bride, where the pair lived with their eight children when not on the high seas.”
We are proud to have earned the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2022. This award is given to properties who consistently earn great reviews and places us in the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
“The Captain Nickels Inn is located along “Captains Row”, an Historic District comprised of homes once belonging to Searsport’s men of the sea. This unforgettable Bed and Breakfast has 9 rooms and offers an elegant and exceptional retreat with 180-degree views of Penobscot Bay. Whether a week’s vacation, weekend away, family reunion, birthday celebration, girl’s get-a-way or corporate retreat, the Captain Nickels Inn can accommodate your needs.”
“In the three years since Dawn Gintz purchased the historic Captain Nickels Inn at 127 E. Main St., she has expanded the gardens surrounding the bed and breakfast and created several sitting areas, many with commanding views of Penobscot Bay.”
“The pandemic has put added pressure on just about everyone, but for those caring for children, spouses, or parents with special needs, it has been especially hard. A nonprofit designed to give much-needed rest and relaxation to caregivers partnered recently with Dawn and Cassidy Gintz, owners of the Captain Nickels Inn, to provide a carefree weekend for nine women serving in those roles.”
“Dawn and Cassidy Gintz dreamed of making a new start in Vacationland. For years, the mother-daughter duo read books about how to operate a bed-and-breakfast and scoured the classified ads for just the right place to launch their next chapter. Then they found the Captain Nickels Inn in Searsport, an 1874 Italianate mansion on 3 acres kissing Penobscot Bay.”
“Elisa Doucette has a pretty sweet vantage point on the world. Since February she has been holed up in the attic of the historic Captain Nickels Inn, working on several writing projects while enjoying breathtaking views from the fourth-story widow’s walk.”
“A lungful of salty sea air, a vista of green islands dotting the bay, the sound of waves lulling you to sleep… this is the setting for the Captain Nickels Inn, a Maine Coast Bed and Breakfast and the perfect setting for a quintessential Maine escape.”
“This romantic Captain Nickels Inn seaside bed and breakfast on the coast of Maine on the Penobscot Bay is the perfect last-minute Valentine’s getaway.”
“For those who’d rather enjoy murders than ghosts, the Captain Nickels Inn will put you right in the middle of solving the perfect crime. Skip Halloween and head to this haunted mansion on the Maine coast to solve a murder mystery on Nov 1-2, 2019.”
“Captain Nickels Inn is a picturesque Maine bed and breakfast that promises guests an unforgettable stay. Surrounded by the coastal charms of Penobscot Bay, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived to your own slice of paradise.”