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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

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127 E Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3320 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 2 July 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about how wonderful this Inn is. Exceeded our expectations. My lovely campanion Barbara and I are grateful for the hospitality we received while staying here one evening. Brenda greeted us at the door and showed us to our room and invited down...More

Thank MikeLefebvre62
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you so much for such a "glowing" recommendation. It was lovely to meet both of you. It is always very rewarding to us when guests say that we "exceeded" your expections. We strive to create a wonderful memory for each of you. Hope to...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Just finished a lovely weekend at this B&B. Brenda and Mark went above and beyond and are truly dedicated to the historical integrity of the Inn. The Inn itself is beautifully decorated, and the grounds and view are wonderful. Breakfast was fabulous.

Thank MCM M
Response from nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Mike and I love meeting all our guests and sharing this beautiful treasure built by Captain Nickels in 1874. We are pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast and hope you will be returning for a future visit!

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...More

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Response from Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 31 March 2017

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...More

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....More

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Response from Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 12 October 2016

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...More

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.More

Thank Ronald M
Response from Brenda L, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels InnResponded 31 March 2017

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...More

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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 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
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
USD 183 - USD 292 (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
Contact Information
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
USD 183 - USD 292 (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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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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"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."
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16 Aug. 2017
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