Pilgrim's Inn & Cottages

20 Main Street , Deer Isle, ME 04627 USA (Show map)

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About

Situated on one of the most scenic sections of the Maine coast, this 1700's landmark is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a member of both the Select Registry and the B&B Diamond Collection. The inn is also the proud recipient of numerous awards by many well respected travel guides, including Forbes Top Places to Stay and Dine; The Discerning Traveler's Guide to Romantic Hideaways of New England; and Yankee Magazine's Editor's Choice list.

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Rural bed and breakfast with beautiful pond views

4.0 on September 27, 2016

It was a Sunday so nothing was open in the area. The restaurant at the inn was closed. The view from the window was peaceful and there were birds to watch. The bathroom was clean and the bed was comfortable. You will either like the remoteness of this area or not.


Excellent inn on Deer Isle

5 on September 22, 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and loved our room. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff. The room was very comfortable and clean. Water, lemonade, and tea was available at all times in the game room, and coffee was brought to each floor in the mornings before breakfast. There was a small bar on-site that served decent drinks that you could take with you anywhere in the inn. The breakfast was delicious and had both cold and hot options. The location was perfect, and the grounds were beautiful. I would highly recommend this place.


Lovely Place

4.6 on September 21, 2016

Excellent accommodations and outstanding service. We stayed there for a wedding, got in late and everything was waiting for us to have a fantastic rest before the ceremony and party early the next day. Toiletries were also of great quality and the breakfast and snacks delicious.


From Argentina

4.2 on September 20, 2016

A charming place worth visiting at least once in life.


Wonderful inn! Great food in a beautiful setting!

4.8 on September 17, 2016

We stayed mid September in room 6. Very large room, period furniture. We enjoyed sitting by the pond and visiting the local shops and hiking Barred Island. The dining experience was exceptional; both dinner and breakfast. The halibut was prepared perfectly!!


Beautiful pond

3.8 on September 15, 2016

Inn is located in Avery pretty place. Good bed and good breakfast.


Peaceful and Serene

2.8 on September 06, 2016

We arrived on a Sunday not knowing that the restaurant and bar were closed on Sundays. We had to drive to Stonington for lunch and then again for dinner. It would be a good idea for someone to contact people booking a room over a Sunday night to send an e-mail alerting them to the lack of onsite dining options. Other than that our stay was very nice. Our room was large and bright and clean. The bed very comfy. Road noise was loud, especially late at night when one would think cars passing by would be few but that was not the case. The home made cookies were a nice touch and delicious.

Innkeeper Response
Dear Guest, we are so sorry you did not get to enjoy our restaurant on your one night stay with us! We do actually inform guests at the top of the confirmation email you received from us, about the importance of advanced dinner reservations and the hours and days our restaurant is open. This information is also posted on our website under the dining section. We hope you will try us again sometime on a day the restaurant is open.


Loved it

5 on September 02, 2016

Such a quaint stunning home. I loved the history and the uniqueness of each individual room. I loved the breakfast! Would stay here again in a heart beat.


The Perfect Pilgrim

5 on September 02, 2016

We loved everything about the Pilgrim Inn - location, people, food, crafted liquor, comfort, ambience. Will return again and again.


Ideal location for a quiet getaway

3.0 on August 25, 2016

We stayed in room #7 and had plenty of room to spread out. It's a large room with 2 tall windows that face the road. The only negative regarding the room is that the road outside is close to the Inn and the road traffic was quite loud, even on a Sunday night. Breakfast was held in a large, very pretty and sunny room. Juice, fruit, dry cereal, and small muffins were available as we arrived. The hot option was a Belgian waffle with syrup. The coffee was quite good. All in all, it was a filling meal in a very nice environment. There is very little to do in the Deer Isle Village so we had to drive 20 minutes to Stonington for lunch and then again for dinner.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 11-queen bed

This cozy and quaint mid sized room with a queen bed is located on the third floor. The room includes a window seat that overlooks the garden, yard and mill pond. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination and sink topped with Deer Isle granite. Special Note: The stairs to our third floor are very steep and not a good choice for those who have difficulty climbing stairs. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 12-double bed

Located on the third floor, this is the smallest but coziest room in the house and ideal for a single traveler. A full size bed is tucked underneath a sloped ceiling with a skylight and windows with views of the harbor and pond. A partially enclosed sink, shower and toilet area is located at the end of the room. Due to its small size, we do not recommend this room for two people. Special Note: The stairs to our third floor are steep and not a good choice for those with difficulty climbing stairs. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 14-queen bed

Located on the third floor overlooking Northwest Harbor across the road, this rustic mid-sized room has exposed vertical beams and a queen size bed. An in-room vanity sink is topped with Deer Isle granite and a separate bathroom includes the shower & toilet. Special Note: The stairs to our third floor are steep, and not a good choice for those with difficulty climbing stairs. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Ginnys Cottage 1

Ginny's Cottage One is a cheery one-bedroom cottage with a queen bed and television. It includes a living area with a full-sized sleeper sofa suitable for two small children or one adult. A kitchen and dining area is equpped to cook simple meals. A shared deck with Ginny's Two looks out over the harbor across the road. Ideal for families with children, guests traveling with a well behaved small to mid-sized dog, or those wanting more space and privacy. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Ginnys Cottage 2

Ginny's Cottage Two is a charming one bedroom cottage with a queen bed and television. The living room has a queen-sized sleeper sofa suitable for two children or one adult. A dining area and kitchenette are equipped to make simple meals. A shared deck with Ginny's Cottage One has views of Northwest Harbor across the road. Ideal for families with children, guests traveling with a well behaved small or mid-sized dog, or guests wanting more space or privacy. This cottage can accommodate a maximum of four people with no exceptions. Rates include a delicous and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Rugosa Rose Cottage

This romantic two story, one-bedroom hideaway has french doors that lead out to a private deck overlooking our pond. A queen bed and television are located in the upstairs loft, along with a bathroom with a shower. The downstairs living area has a full-sized sleeper sofa that fits two small children or one adult. The kitchenette is equipped to make simple meals. Ideal for families with children, guests traveling with a well behaved small to mid-sized dog, or those looking for more room and privacy. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 1-two double beds

This large sunny room on the first floor with views of our pond and grounds features two full beds, a non-working antique stove, and wide pumpkin pine floors. The large bathroom includes a tub/shower combination. This room is a good choice for those who wish to avoid stairs or need two separate beds. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Room 2-king bed

Room two is a spacious room overlooking the lawn, gardens and pond from a first floor location. The room features a king sized bed, a non-working fireplace and wide pumpkin pine floors. The small bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Due to its location above the restaurant, noise can be heard in the morning at 7:00 AM and during the dinner hours until 10:30 pm. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 3-double bed

This small first floor room in the front of the building has a full size bed and looks across the road toward Northwest Harbor. It is a good choice for single travelers or those on a budget. Special note: This room is directly over the kitchen, and noise can be heard until 10:30 PM and in the morning around 7:00 AM. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 4-king bed

Room four is located on the second floor and overlooks the lawn, garden and mill pond. A comfortable king size oak canopy bed, pumpkin pine floors and large brick non-working fireplace add to its ambiance. The large bathroom includes both a shower stall and an antique built in tub. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 5-king bed

This large, popular room on the second floor features a king sized bed with views of the lawn, garden and millpond. A non-working fireplace and pumpkin pine floors adds to its ambiance.The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 6-queen bed

Room six is a large room on the second floor with views of Northwest Harbor across the road. It features a queen size bed with a carved mahogany headboard, pumpkin pine floors and a non-working fireplace. It includes an in-room vanity sink and a small bathroom with toilet and shower. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 7-queen bed

This second floor mid-sized room has warm colors and views of Northwest Harbor across the road. It features a 4-poster cherry queen size bed, pumpkin pine floors, and a non-working fireplace. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 8-double bed

Located on the second floor, this sunny corner room with a full-sized bed has a separate stair case and looks toward Northwest Harbor across the road, with views of the mill pond to the south. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Please note that the stairs to this room can be steep for those who have difficulty climbing stairs. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Room 9-queen bed

This large, bright and sunny room on the third floor overlooks Northwest Harbor across the road. It features beautiful wood floors, exposed brick and vertical beams. This room also has a sitting area and iron queen-sized bed. A tri-fold privacy screen separates the shower area, with the toilet in an enclosed area. Special Note: The staircase to the third floor is very steep and not a good choice for those who have difficulty climbing stairs. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Island, Oceanview

Airport

Bangor, ME (BGR)

Directions to property:

Deer Isle can be reached by airplane from Boston, Portland, Bangor, and then by car. Car rentals are available at the Airports. Or, drive from Boston to Interstate 95 (N) to Augusta, then take Route 3 (E) to Belfast, then follow Route 1 (N) to Route 15 (S), which travels to Deer Isle down the Blue Hill Peninsula. You will cross a large green suspension bridge onto Little Deer Isle. After driving 0.9 miles, you will begin to cross a causeway onto Deer Isle. After you arrive on Deer Isle, drive another 4 miles to Deer Isle Village. Turn Right just before the Maine Photography Gallery (building with a dark green awning) onto Main Street. Pilgrim's Inn is 0.1 miles on the left, opposite the harbor.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Isle au Haut, Acadia National Park, Galleries, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Petanque court, Gilchrist & Soames bath products, Fine linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Art Galleries, Scenic Drives, Petanque court, Sailing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed 100 feet from a building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be 10 or older, except if staying in cottages
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Babysitter is available upon request with advanced notice
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets are allowed in cottages only, with permission
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on holiday, and July & August weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full deposit on a one night stay, and 50% on two or more nights to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: Reservations must be cancelled 14 or more days before arrival date for deposit to be returned. Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before arrival will have deposits returned only if we are able to re-book the room. A $25 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tina Oddleifson, Tony Lawless

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love fishing, skiing, playing Petanque, and eating great food. We are involved with Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, an organization helping people with disabilities enjoy outdoor activities.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Maine Blueberry Pancakes
Many of our guests have described our blueberry pancakes as the best they have ever had. Made with Maine blueberries and topped with Maine maple syrup, our pancakes are light, fluffy and delicious. Served with a thick cut of applewood smoked bacon, they are the perfect way to start the day.


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