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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Searsport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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 piece of history, it's an older inn, which adds to its character and loveliness. The innkeepers have updated rooms and bathrooms and have added beautiful furniture and décor.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

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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 now. It provides easy access to busier towns like Belfast and small historic gems like Castine. The Inn itself is lovely inside and out, offering welcoming outside porches on several levels and sides. One includes furniture grouped around a fire pit. Each morning begins with a lovely three-course breakfast, enough to keep you fueled all day. In the late afternoon, you are welcome to enjoy wine and cheese at your leisure. Take a walk on the extensive grounds, marked by gardens, abundant wildflowers, and a view of the sea. The proprietors are gracious and helpful, and run a spotless and historically impressive summer residence.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 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.

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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 overlooking Penobscot Bay. Three course breakfast's that are fantastic and the best I've ever had. Wonderful grounds. Sit down by the bay on Adirondack chairs in the evening and light a fire, wonderful. They also do a nightly wine and cheese get together on the deck overlooking the water. Good wine, cheese, company and conversation. The owners used to run a restaurant on the property but it is not operational now. Should be. We stayed in the Port of Call Charleston room. Nice size with bath and shower. Good Wi-Fi reception. Could use a small refrigerator. Very nicely decorated as is the entire mansion. The two rooms facing the water are probably the largest and nicest rooms at the mansion but are hard to get without an advance reservation. One of the best B & B's I've ever stayed at. Made for a great vacation on the coast of Maine.

Room Tip: Two large rooms facing the water are probadly the finest rooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were hoping to spend a special anniversary at a lovely Maine Inn. On the internet the Captain Nickels Inn looked like the perfect choice. In reality it was even more fantastic than the online photos! The house, decor, and location are all lovely. The owners of the inn, Michael and Brenda, really made the experience extra special because of their warm hospitality, gentle manner and outstanding cooking ability! The breakfasts were three courses and a cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the water set the tone in the evening. Not a detail was overlooked, from the nautically themed china to the key fob which matched our room's decor. We were totally pleased. Thank you!

Stayed: August 2017
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

We are so very pleased that we met all your expectations. Hope you have many more wonderful, memorable anniversaries. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we hope that we can be your hosts again in an upcoming year. Our best wisher to you both.

Mike and Brenda

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

The hosts were incredibly hospitable. The renovation did not leave out it's history, beautifully done. Lovely views of the coast. It is in a great location. Not a far drive from Bar Harbor and other great nearby towns.

Room Tip: We stayed in Port of Call Havana. It a nice balcony with beautiful views of the Maine coast.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks and we are so glad you noticed that we tried to leave the history of this beautiful old house intact. Please visit us again when you can. Our best to you both,
Mike and Brenda

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Additional Information about Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

Address: 127 E Main St, Searsport, ME 04974-3320
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Searsport
Price Range: $247 - $395 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Captain A. V. Nickels Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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