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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Bar/Lounge
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews gracious hosts port of call french toast other guests three courses feel right at home maine coast each morning an amazing job private balcony exceeded our expectations great glass of wine special anniversary memorial day wine and cheese hour wonderful antiques grounds are lovely
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our late arrival last year and awakening to the most beautiful inn on the waterfront, amazing gourmet breakfast and gracious hosts, Brenda and Mike Liston, left us with with a sincere desire to return this fall for a much longer stay. 14 friends joined me...More

Thank donnajackson_10
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 11 October 2017

It is always a treat to have wonderful guests who appreciate what we have created. Last year when you said you would return, we were delighted to think that you wanted to spend more time with us. This year was an absolute delight to meet...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and luxurious home I've ever stayed in. We were a group of 15 women gathered to celebrate our 30+ year friendship. Brenda and Mike welcomed us with a great glass of wine from their wine collection. Breakfast for 10 days...More

Thank AbileneTexasDenna
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. Of course, we also enjoyed your group. Each of you added such unique personalities to our memories in this house. It was wonderful to get to know you each. We loved every moment of your time...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Only spent one night here but the innkeepers are delightful and know the history of this property. It's beautiful with lovely views, flowers, and close to the ocean. The 3-course breakfast was amazing and we loved every moment we were there! Because it is a...More

Thank Tonya C
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 4 October 2017

We were so happy to meet you and want to say thank you for appreciating our little Inn. Hope you can stay with us again sometime.

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This very large, elegantly furnished Sea Captain's residence on the Maine coast in Searsport is well-located, set back from Route One while backing to a sheltered slip of cove. In the days of tall ships, this was a busy port, but is a sleepy town...More

Thank Norma Jo S
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 4 October 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our property. We do hope to see you back for another visit in the future.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great place not far from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other destination along the mid coast of Maine. Booked three nights but were able to add a fourth. Brenda and Mike are the owners and hosts and they are incredible folks. Beautiful historic mansion...More

Thank paul60ii
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 22 August 2017

Folks, thanks for such a great review with lots of details. We enjoyed having you with us and it is rewarding to hear that you enjoyed being here also. Hope we see you again in future years!

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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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Golf Course
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
USD 135 - USD 195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Captain a. v. Nickels Hotel Searsport
Location
United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
USD 135 - USD 195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Captain a. v. Nickels Hotel Searsport
Location
United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
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Traveller (75)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (11)
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Xiao T
30 June 2017|
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Response from nickelsinnkeeper | Property representative |
No, there is no laundry facilities for guests. There is a laundromat in town (about 500 yards from the Inn). Brenda
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DONALD L
15 August 2016|
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Response from nickelsinnkeeper | Property representative |
Hi, Gift cards can be obtained by calling me directly at the Inn: 207 548-1104. Thanks for asking, Brenda
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Room Tips
"Any room in this Inn as the house & grounds are so enormous & beautiful that you will not be..."
HerndonTraveler
29 Aug. 2018
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"Only one room doesn't have an en suite bath."
LG1837
4 Jun. 2018
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"The Captain’s Suite and Havana Suite have 2nd & 3rd Floor balconies overlooking the waterfront. Check..."
donnajackson_10
4 Oct. 2017
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"Two large rooms facing the water are probadly the finest rooms."
paul60ii
16 Aug. 2017
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