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Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
+1 800-777-6845
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CRAZY FUN!

Hard to explain this place. Combine a stop here with a trip to the public tour at Haystack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RickyRight2013
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Bristol Connecticut USA
Unexpected find

This kept popping up when I searched the area but I kept ignoring it because I'm not really into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, church, Grail castle and wizard's tower all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Little ones enjoy the sandbox under a grape arbor, while parents relax in Adirondack chairs close at hand. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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598 Sunshine Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3627
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+1 800-777-6845
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to explain this place. Combine a stop here with a trip to the public tour at Haystack Mountain School on Wednesday afternoons for an extra great day. You can explore the village in front and more outback. Your mind may be blown. Kids will...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This kept popping up when I searched the area but I kept ignoring it because I'm not really into jam or jelly. I only ended up going because we had some time before our boat tour. I am so glad I went, this place is...More

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Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! I love unexpected finds, too.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A funky junky ambience, with the most gorgeous luncheon-plate size white hydrangeas blooming on a plant in an inconspicuous corner...and not much evidence of jams. Definitely worth a look because you probably won't see the likes of its dioramas and scenes again. But, uh, don't...More

Thank Stephanie K
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh dear, I think you've must have missed the shop. . . . We have 1,200 cases of 15 flavors of jam and chutney on hand, and all available for sampling and sale in the shop at the end of the deck. That hydrangea is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nervous Nellies is amazing. A lifetime of eclectic and eccentric art work covers a wooded area and surrounds a homemade jam and jelly shop. You'll find a little "town" complete with a saloon, general store and barber shop. Further into the woods you can discover...More

Thank Robert K
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Robert! The wizard's tower should be finished by next summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there it was! for those who like places that don't come with labels on everything, but instead like to explore and rummage about on ones own. we just happened upon it, and walked around aimlessly, enjoying the whimsical nature and great care it took to...More

Thank andreakimkey
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for following your intrepid nose--the independent, thoughtful traveler is an especially favored visitor here. We are grateful to those who travel lightly and drink deeply.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is full of crazy, odd and amazing junks. But, they do make wonderful jams and jellies. We purchased a bundle and have them ship home for us,.

Thank MSS05
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Driving by, you'd never guess what treasures lie beyond the parking lot. Peter Beerits, the artist, has collected a vast array of metal/stone/autos/trucks/toys/bones.. well, you get the picture. With all of these artifacts, he has created extraordinary sculptures on woodsy paths, built a chapel, moved...More

Thank nusu57
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A must do when you are on Deer Isle. The jams and jellies are great. Peter's art instillations are inspired.

Thank Pepweb
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Peter Beerits, sculptor, has been creating jams and jellies plus an involving and evolving little imaginary town you want wander around in. The jellies are great, the little town is wonderful. Don't miss it.

1  Thank JMLVermont
Anne B, Owner at Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks! Glad you had a good time. . . .

Reviewed 20 May 2017

they weren't officially open when we stopped by, but all buildings were open for viewing, except the jams and jellies, too bad. but the visit was an unexpected delight. Each building is a stage set from the old days, built with the artist's love and...More

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