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“A Memorable Night at Pilgrim's Inn”
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Pilgrim's Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Deer Isle B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
rockford ,IL
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246 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“A Memorable Night at Pilgrim's Inn”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We spent one night in Deer Isle on our way to a week's stay in Winter Harbor. We drove from the airport in Portland stopping in Freeport and other small towns. We arrived an hour before our reservation at the Whale's Rib restaurant in the Inn (make reservations). Our room was a lovely second floor room facing the cove across the street. It was very clean and comfortable. There was a very tiny bathroom in the room which was spotless and more than adequate. The inn was full and we were surprised at how very quiet it was despite being Friday night and having the restaurant and bar open. Coffee, tea, and fresh cookies are always available. The common rooms were comfortable and true to the decor of this 1700's Inn. Breakfast is included and delicious. We had fresh tomato, cheese, and chive omlettes with fruit and toast. Breakfast is served in the Whale's Rib restaurant. Make sure you have dinner there!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Spent the weekend there for my nieces wedding. Very comfortable, beautiful location. Comfortable bed, nice amenities, such as a library, board games, bar, fine dining. The breakfasts were out of this world!Friendly and efficient staff. The village location is nice as there are a interesting shops to visit. The Inn itself is right on the water with gardens and a sweeping lawn with adirondack chairs right on a cove. I would certainly stay there again.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cornwall, Connecticut, United States
1 review
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was the third time we'd stayed at the Pilgrim's Inn, and as usual, it was a sheer delight. Service, attention, free cookies and lots of extra little touches, innkeepers and staff who really keep on top of everything and CARE about their guests.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were driving along the coast and looking for somewhere off of the well beaten track. We found Deer Isle on the map and considered staying in Stonington. However, when we looked into small inns and b&bs, we stumbled across the Pilgrim's Inn and were so glad we did. It was one of our very favorites of all time. The Deer Isle village is tiny, tiny...with a small library, an art museum, a post office, maybe another building or two, but not much more. The Pilgrim's Inn is just across the road from the library and located with water both in the front and back of the inn. It is an absolutely gorgeous property as you can see from all of the photos. Everyone is mesmerized with views of trees, water, birds and sky. Just gorgeous. However, that is not the only reason to stay here. The inn was built in 1793 and is the decor is to the period and very lovely. Our room in the main house was spacious, quiet, and the bed very, very comfortable. Lots of loving care is put into welcoming guests including having coffee and tea just outside of our second floor room door each morning. Very nice touch! And the cookie jar was always well stocked with amazing treats! We dined at the Whale's Rib and had a fabulous dinner! My husband ordered the sea stew upon recommendation from our server and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was probably one of the top two dinners of our entire 4 week trip! And breakfasts were wonderful! We were there two nights and drove around the island using the directions given to us by the inn to discover beautiful little coves, explore funny places like "Aunt Nellie's Jams and Jellies", and the beautiful little town of Stonington. But as much as we loved driving the small island, our favorite part of the day was sitting on the lawn with a local brew thoroughly enjoying the view and sunset.

Room Tip: We chose room 7. It was located on the second floor. It was spacious and we never heard noise from...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland Maine
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Our now annual visit to Pilgrim's Inn (and its Whale's Rib restaurant) just ended. P.I. continues to be the best place we've stayed in Maine. Its rooms and cottages (where we stay) are always clean, well supplied and comfortable. Our cottage is a perfect resting place with space for a living area, an adequate, well-supplied kitchen, and huge deck overlooking lovely gardens and the water. The deck is a great place to relax with a book and, for some, a drink. Tony & Tina are gracious hosts, accessible and engaging. Tony is the breakfast chef and his cooking is wonderful - each morning a new delicious surprise. The Inn's restaurant is simply superb. Delicious cookies and coffee/tea are available every afternoon in the game room. Tony and Tina have lots of reading material about local and nearby sight seeing adventures and lots of useful information that they easily share. The area around the Inn stretching from Blue Hill to Stonington is loaded with artists' studios, especially highly skilled potters. P.I. is a destination for those seeking the utmost in relaxation or a center from which exciting day trips are available.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Pilgrim's Inn with our dog for a couple of nights recently. We had one of the cottages on the property which worked very well for the 3 of us. It was bright, clean and nicely decorated and looked out on the vast property and large pond in the back. Very relaxing. Dinner in the Whale's Rib Tavern couldn't have been better or more delicious. We come from Montreal where there are a lot of good restaurants, but our two meals were superb by all standards. Would highly recommend finding your way to the quiet little spot where you will be spoiled by the attentive staff and warm welcome.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sharon, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Because we booked last minute and arrived during Columbus Holiday, we had to move each night so we saw four rooms. They were all nicely appointed, clean and cozy and warm. The interior steps are a bit steep.
The cookies were wonderful...wish I would have found them before the last day! Delicious, as was the hospitality by Amy and the owners. Truly what you expect in the way of an Inn. Beautiful setting with seating out on the lawns as they sweep down to the water. The cottages have decks which are to be enjoyed, and they also have kitchenettes.
The only issue is the TV's are in the bedrooms rather than the sitting areas, otherwise this environmentally sensitive Inn does it right! Well worth the stay. Keep it up!
Gather that they close for the season, mid-Oct and reopen mid-May.

Room Tip: Cottages are very nice and quiet. Main building a bit busier and rooms smaller without a kitchenette...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pilgrim's Inn
Address: 20 Main St, Deer Isle, ME 04627-3888
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Deer Isle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Deer Isle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking picturesque Northwest Harbor and our tranquil mill pond, Pilgrim's Inn on Deer Isle is the perfect place to experience Downeast Maine at its best. Built in 1793, our historic post and beam Maine inn welcomes you with an ambiance and warmth of a bygone era. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Select Registry of Inns and the Bed and Breakfast Diamond Collection. Twelve rooms and three cottages offer you a range of lodging options to best meet your needs from mid - May through mid - October. ... more   less 
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Pilgrim's Inn Deer Isle, Maine

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