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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

0.9 km from Searsport centre
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  • Breakfast included
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127 E Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3320
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Spring City, PA
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Captain A.V. Nickels Inn is conveniently located within an easy drive of Acadia National Park, Camden and other points of interest along the Rte. 1 coastline, but its location is not the best reason to stay there. Brenda and Mike did a splendid job restoring the inn and furnishing it with an impressive array of European antiques. Each morning featured...

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

We LOVED your review.....thanks so much for noticing how much has been done to bring this "Old Lady" back to life. When we first saw her 3 years ago, it broke our heart to see what a state she was in. We know this is not the Ritz, but she has plenty of charm and needed to be rescued! We're...

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Mere words will never fully describe the captivating and wonderful experience we had in staying at this Bed and Breakfast. It felt like home, especially when we first met those who owned it. Mike and Brenda are the warmest people ever and we immediately felt we were home, a beautiful, warm and inviting home to be in. We stayed in...

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

Wow, what a wonder review! Our goal is to make every visitor feel exactly as you described....as a special guest building beautiful memories. We are so pleased to have met that goal with you and DEFINITELY look forward to seeing you next year!

Milton, Florida
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My mom and I met for a week-long mother-daughter trip at Captain Nickels in June. I honestly do not know where to begin with good things to say about the inn and its proprietors, Mike and Brenda. The place is old, full of history, and absolutely gorgeous. The location in Searsport is PERFECT because it's right in the middle of...

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful recommendation. We've tried to design a place that meets many expectations of historic homes, but wanted to ensure that our rooms and presentations were up-to-date as much as possible. We also did not want to destroy the historic integrity of the house by gutting it and rebuilding something new inside (also there...

Baileyville, Maine
Reviewed 12 January 2014

What a beautiful location overlooking the Atlantic. Also, we found their food was very well prepared and quite tasty. In September 2013, we had the honor of attending the small and intimate wedding and reception of our son and daughter -in-law at Captain Nickels Inn. We felt it was unfortunate that they ran out of several items on the dinner...

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

We’re so sorry to see your not-so-good review. Just to clarify, we do have a clearly defined contract for weddings…with the exception of the final costs for the menu. Initially, we discuss approximate costs for food with a caveat that the final cost depends on “selections made” by the wedding couple, as was the case in this wedding. Unfortunately, the...

Texas
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This large inn was formerly a sea captain's mansion and is nestled in a very pretty yard in Searsport. We stayed in the Port of Charleston room, which was decorated with some period furniture and a very comfortable bed. The Keurig coffeemaker was a plus. The bathroom was interesting but cute, as it had original (I presume) fixtures except for...

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

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is such a pleasure to meet interesting people from different parts of the States/world like you two. Hope you can visit Maine again. We love sharing our historic home.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Wonderful hotel with fantastic hosts, gourmet breakfast and superb staff. Sadly we only had the one evening scheduled to stay and had make the mistake of having a late large lunch - we missed the opportunity to enjoy the evening taster meal. HIghly recommended :) Doug & Pauline, Scotland

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

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Wish you could have stayed longer....maybe on your next trip to the States! We so enjoyed meeting both of you; would love to see you again.

Center Tuftonboro
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This was one of the most wonderful inns we have ever stayed in. The owners, Brenda and Mike were very friendly and accommodating. The food in their restaurant was as good as any 5 star restaurant - their son, Mark, is an unbelievable chef. And the innkeepers' breakfasts were delicious and imaginative. They also went out of their way to...

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

We were so delighted to hear your wonderful comments on the Inn and your experience with us. Your comments reflect exactly what we hope to accomplish for everyone who walks through our doors! We agree that Mark is a very accomplished chef and are pleased that you would give him a 5-star rating. Wow!!! He is glowing about your comments....

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Our stay at the Capt. A.V. Nichels Inn was a wonderful experience. Upon arriving we were impressed with the size of the Inn, the gracious rooms, period furniture and appointments and the history shared by the Innkeepers. The gourmet breakfast was something to look forward to and the dining areas so inviting. We were sorry to have missed the evening...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Inn. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. As you mentioned, the Inn is a restored sea captain's home. As such, there are some challenges that we faced in ensuring comfort for our guests. We did not want to destroy the integrity of the home with a full...

Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We were greeted with a lovely wine and cheese reception which we shared with one other couple. Always fund to meet new folks while on a journey. This historic old seaport hotel has tons of character. The bedrooms, all on the upper floor, are themed to various exotic ports of call. Ours was Istanbul and the decor was appropriately Turkish,...

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay at the Inn. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Summit, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 10 August 2013

My daughter and I only had time to stay for one night, but I wanted a hotel that was different with a history. What a beautiful hotel! The owners were a delight, and we wished we had time to explore the grounds with a beautiful view of the bay. Each room was decorated with antiques. So comfortable and inviting.

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Thank you for your lovely comments on our Inn. It was so nice to meet both you and your daughter. Hope you can visit us again in the near future and stay a little longer. I think you both would enjoy hearing/seeing more of the history of Searsport and the part our Captain Nickels and his family played in that...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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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. 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. Two restaurants on site serve guests well by offering a large selection of locally sourced food (some grown right in our own gardens) expertly prepared by our chef. The bar is well stocked with a large selection of wines and 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 suites beautifully furnished with antiques and sumptuous beds, overnight guests awake to the site of the sunrise across the bay and will enjoy a gourmet mimosa breakfast in the Inn's sunlit breakfast conservatory. 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. ... 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: ₹ 10,732 - ₹ 10,867 (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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