Pilgrim's Inn & Cottages

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

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

Delightful Getaway!

5 on September 24, 2015

We are still exploring coastal Maine after moving to Belfast, Me and retiring from running a 7-room B&B inn in Missouri. Pilgrim's Inn met all of our expectations and more. We have already recommended it to others and will be back in the spring for another visit ourselves.

A Delightful Deer Isle Stay

5 on September 21, 2015

We spent a lovely three days on Deer Isle and our stay at Pilgrim's Inn was the cornerstone. We learned about fun activities and places from the staff and enjoyed our conversations with the innkeepers about island life. We also really enjoyed sitting by the water.

Beautiful retreat

4.8 on September 17, 2015

An absolutely beautiful retreat on Deer Isle. Neither fancy nor overly ornate, Pilgrim's Inn is simply classy, colonial, a true taste of the best of Maine.

Thompsons of Ambler PA

5 on September 16, 2015

A very delightful stay! However, suggest getting a room away from the road- as the lobster fisherman start whizzing by at 4 AM, and if you are not used to the sound of traffic while you sleep, you will find it a bit disturbing! Meals here are superb!! Worth a try!

Maine getaway

4.0 on September 10, 2015

This was a repeat stay for us and again we thoroughly enjoyed the room, the breakfast (best blueberry pancakes ever), the setting and our dinner. Can't wait for another chance to stay here.

Crow's nest review

4.4 on September 03, 2015

This was our second stay here, and didn't mind at all staying in the small room called the Crow's Nest. It was absolutely perfect for my husband and myself, very quiet, clean and everything we remembered. A great spot before heading to Isle au Haut camping the next day. We'll try to come back without so many years in between visits next time!

Great spot

4.0 on August 30, 2015

Love this place.

Cannot Say Enough!

5 on August 28, 2015

Wow! What a summer-I booked this trip in February and was very excited; first trip to ME. My original intent was to stay in B.H.; however, all the pictures available on Kayak showed pictures of various hotels crawling with people. I wanted peace and quiet and that is what I got. Not to bore the reader, but shortly before my trip I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and had to undergo extensive surgery. I mention this only in that by August I was truly exhausted and the personal care provided by The Pilgrim's Inn was like a well-run Ritz Carlton. Never did I have to ask for anything; needs were simply met which made convalescing so much easier. Lastly, the meals were excellent: so much so that we never chose to eat any place else, save for the Tuesday when the restaurant was closed. Which brings me to my final point: location. The Inn's proximity to various wonderful towns (e.g. stoning ton and Blue Hill) made the stay that much more enjoyable. Thank you.

Another wonderful stay!

5 on August 25, 2015

We travel here each year for business and the Pilgrim's Inn is always spotless and fresh. The staff is awesome and they always remember us.

Classy B&B

4.8 on August 19, 2015

Very nicely maintained, grounds have beautiful flowers along with the view of the pond. I stayed in room 8 that was very roomy with two chairs to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee. Loved the historic charm with the fireplaces in the common rooms. Dinner at the Whales's Rib Tavern was excellent, glad I made reservations at the time I booked my room because it was very busy. Breakfast was delicious! Looking forward to another great visit.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 up until 10:30 PM and in the morning around 7:00 AM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Island, Vista oceano


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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  • 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.



Tina Oddleifson, Tony Lawless

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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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  • 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.



Hot Deal

Midweek End of Summer Special

Regular Rate: $537 now $358 (33% Savings:)

Stay two nights in rooms 2, 3, 11, or 12 from September 2 - 5, 2013 and get your third night free! Don't miss out on the best time of year to visit us with this great rate. Please contact the inn directly at 1 2073486615 to redeem this deal.

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