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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Montclair, Virginia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like B&Bs, this one is hard to beat. This historic home offers the comfort and amenities that make you feel at home. The owners, Mike & Brenda, are exceptional hosts and ensured our stay was a memorable one. The morning gourmet breakfasts were the icing on the cake. We plan to return for another stay and would not...

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Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for such a wonderful review!!! We really appreciate the fact that you felt we did the right things to make your stay comfortable. We spent the winter in Texas, Alabama, and Pennsylvania, but are finally back in Maine just in time to evaluate what we need to do at the Inn to make it even better during 2017. Of...

Munster, France
Reviewed 12 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

spoke to owner to ask for a key as we would be arriving late.owner said she would be up - when we arrived at 2am, no cell coverage to call owner -no key left out or note to say how to get into our room. when we did get into our room there was a loud ticking clock on the...

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Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Ms Martinez-Gray, I just tried calling your number and left a message. I'd very much like to speak with you. As I said the morning you left our Inn, I'm very sorry for the misfortunes in the trip you made. However, there are a good many misrepresentations in the review you wrote on the Captain AV Nickels Inn. The first...

Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful historic property on beautiful grounds. You can walk right down to the ocean to sit and relax or read. No detail overlooked. Comfortable sitting areas inside and outside. Fabulous gourmet breakfast. We hope to return someday.

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Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your input and look forward to making your stay even better the next time you are in Maine. We have just begun doing more work on our gardens for 2017 and will be updating a few "fun" areas on the decks. Our rooms are always evaluated again when we begin the season....to ensure we can make them even...

Ellington, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a wonderful stay here but were looking forward to sitting at the bar followed by a great meal in the dining room. Unfortunately, both were closed this summer because of insufficient help, something we didn't find out until we arrived. However, don't let this deter you. Mike and Brenda are excellent hosts and the inn is like a...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It's been some time that our travels have warranted the effort of a review, but we have found a treasure worthy of the both our time and yours. Captain A. V. Nichols Inn located in Searsport, Maine is an outstanding spot for a memorable stay. Our hosts, Brenda and Mike, are the heart of this spectacular home. Brenda's love for...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The house is an amazing piece of history all on its own. It is clean and has plenty of amenities, including a fully furnished kitchen in the captains suite, wine and cheese in the afternoons, a bocce court, fire-pits, a fountain, gourmet breakfast, and you can see and smell the ocean. (The inn's property goes all the way to the...

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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Brenda and Mike are wonderful hosts. The Inn is beautiful and very nicely decorated. We stayed in one of the suites which was very roomy and had a beautiful balcony. The three course gourmet breakfast was incredible and held us over until dinner! It is an older Inn and to get to the suites you need to climb a set...

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Ellsworth, Maine
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our family and friends spent 3 days at the Inn recently. The house is restored, plenty of room , outside area where you can sit and relax. You can play bocce or horse shoes. There is a fountain on the backside and also a garden. The inside has ready rooms, an outdoor patio with gas fireplace and several books to...

Thank Mike P

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Captain A.V. Nickels Inn offers luxury accommodations in an historic setting. The Inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1874 by Captain Nickels as a gift to his bride and remains almost the way he built it...just updated for todays conveniences. It is a breathtaking building sitting on 3 meandering acres directly on the island-studded Penobscot Bay about halfway between the beautiful towns of Camden and Bar Harbor. The Inn is often cited as one of the most photographed inns on the Maine coast and "creates a memory" for each guest who is treated to a level of luxury and attention to detail usually only seen in exclusive small hotels or inns in Europe. All rooms are furnished with European and American antiques, art, china and decorative touches creating the sophisticated air of a fine country home. Roaring fires on cool evenings, wicker on the lovely front porch, and lawn furniture by the water adds ambiance that invites guests to relax a while and enjoy the beautiful views from expansive windows or from the large decks overlooking the property. The bar is well stocked with a large selection of wines and local beers. Our bartender is always ready to mix our signature cocktails. Common areas include two sitting rooms, a library, a lounge, a dining room, a breakfast conservatory, a ballroom, and a loggia with views to the Bay. Evening wine and cheese is served to all guests. After having slept in spacious rooms beautifully furnished with antiques and sumptuous beds, overnight guests awake to the site of the sunrise across the bay and will enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the Inn's sunlit breakfast conservatory. Mimosa's always available on request. The murmur of waves from the Bay and wonderful sea air enhance the restful atmosphere. All rooms have private baths, flat screen TVs, wireless internet capabilities, coffee/tea service, and luxurious bath amenities. Some have electric fire places. The suites have balconies overlooking the Bay and comfortable lounging furniture. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

Address: 127 E Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3320
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
Price Range: $215 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain A. V. Nickels Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The Captains and Havana Rooms have the best views.”
ski4desu, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Charleston room has a large loud ticking clock in the room -avoid”
lizmg71, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The captain's suite sleeps up to 6 and has a fully furnished kitchen and ocean-facing balcony. Comfortable and spacious.”
natescottjones, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Both suites are outstanding. Plenty of room for a family of 4.”
PattiSa, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Each room is unique and all are beautiful.”
527rd, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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