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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

127 East Main St., Searsport, ME 04974
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Ranked #2 of 4 Searsport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Pat S Queenstown, Maryland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Captain A.V. Nichols for 2 nights in July 2014. It was just fantastic. The room was great. The food was great. Brenda and Michael were gracious hosts. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend a stay here.

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Boston, MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Captain A.V. Nickels Inn this past weekend to attend a wedding in Stockton Springs. We arrived Saturday and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to the Havana Suite-a wonderfully large and clean space with roomy, bedroom, bath, kitchenette, living room and a fabulous balcony with an ocean view. The... More

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Spring City, PA
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Milton, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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Baileyville, Maine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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... More

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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... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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... More

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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. More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 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. More

Center Tuftonboro
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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... More

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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.... More

Sarasota, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 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... More

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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... More

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Address: 127 East Main St., Searsport, ME 04974
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
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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. 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 
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