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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Location overcomes all shortcomings

3.4 on October 19, 2017

The Rugosa Rose cabin, with its deck overlooking a pond, was beautifully situated. It was comfortable and "utilitarian", though not elegant. A few things need work: shower water temp, door locks. The new owners have some "spiffing up" to do before Pilgrim's Inn will once again deserve its Select Registry status.


We love the Pilgrim Inn!

4.6 on October 19, 2017

Scott and Nicole are the perfect Innkeepers. They are everywhere and attending to every detail to make their customer stay the best it can be. From the moment you enter the Inn, you are back in time in a complex that has been preserved as if you were in the 18th century. At the same time, the creature comforts are all there...mattresses, sheets, towels are wonderful. The dining experience in the barn is so exceptional that we never went out to eat. So, the Pilgrim Inn is a not to be missed part of your holiday plans! John and Ellen Tighe


Beautiful Maine!

4.2 on October 18, 2017

We stayed at the Pilgrim Inn during our trip to Maine. We did the trip because we wanted to see the wonderful fall foliage. The Inn is lovely and the owners are very focused on making their guests feel comfortable and welcome. We happened to be staying at the Pilgrim Inn a few days before they were going to shut down for the season. We dined at the Whale's Rib Restaurant on the last night before the restaurant closed for the season. The food was good, but they ran out of many of the menu items. I ended up having a steak which was rather disappointing because I wanted seafood. All in all, our stay was great and we would stay at the Pilgrim Inn again in the future.


October 2017 Visit

5 on October 11, 2017

We stayed in the Rugosa Rose Cabin and had an amazing time! Nicole and Scott were excellent hosts and very accommodating whenever we needed anything. It is a gorgeous old inn dating back to the 1700's. The Inn included breakfast's that were awesome as well...Day 1 - Fresh Blueberry Pancakes and Day 2 - Asparagus Omelets with Vermont cheddar. Lots of thought in the restaurant menu in terms of local ingredients to round off the experience! Amazing fresh and salt water views along with a convenient location to make for a perfect stay.


One of the Best!

5 on October 08, 2017

We have stayed in many bed and breakfast inns throughout the country. The Pilgrims Inn is easily in the top two. The building is amazing, the food top notch and Nicole and Scott were excellent hosts. Cat


Beautiful stay at Pilgrim's Inn

5 on September 30, 2017

We loved staying at Pilgrim's Inn. The rooms are charming and comfortable and the whole place has a gracious atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. The restaurant is a wonderful place to come back for dinner after a day exploring the rocks and coves along the shore.


Charming Old Inn

5 on September 21, 2017

We have stayed at Pilgrim’s Inn often and always enjoy it and our meals at the restaurant.


Wonderful Spot for a Quiet, Picturesque Getaway

4.0 on September 18, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful two-night stay in this quiet spot with great views of the pond and bay. Don't expect a lot of activities within walking distance (although easy driving distances), but if you're looking for a little secluded R&R in a beautiful and historic setting with all the interior amenities, than this location is ideal. The owners were available and very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We happened to stay in one of the detached cottages (as we had our dog) which was very charming, comfortable and private, with a very serviceable kitchenette. Many lovely rooms available in the main house with great character and lots of interesting public spaces. The restaurant on-site is also a big plus!


Perfect Maine getaway

5 on August 29, 2017

The owners Nicole and Scott were charming hosts making you feel most comfortable, deliciously fed, and amongst lovely guests during our stay. We will return as soon as we are able to.


Pilgrim Inn

4.8 on August 23, 2017

My wife and I have been going to the Pilgrim Inn for 17 years. Scott and Nicole make hospitality look easy, only because they work so hard at it. It is restful and rejuvenating, and close to many beautiful parts of the midcoast. We will continue to return for the next 17 years and beyond. Chris Cary


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Rooms & Rates

Room 11-queen bed

This cozy mid sized room with a queen bed is located on the third floor with views from a window seat that look out over the garden, grounds and pond. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination and sink topped with Deer Isle granite. Rates include a delicious and hearty hot breakfast every morning. Special Note: The stairs to the third floor are steep and may not be a good choice for those who have difficulty climbing stairs..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 12-double bed

Room 12 is the smallest but coziest room in the house and is best suited 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. Rates include a delicious and hearty hot breakfast every day. Special Note: The stairs to the third floor are steep and may not be a good choice for those with difficulty climbing stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning. Special Note: Stairs to the third floor are steep and may not be a good choice for those who have difficulty climbing stairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Ginnys Cottage 1

Ginny's Cottage One is a cheery one-bedroom cottage with a queen bed and television in the bedroom. 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Rugosa Rose Cottage

This romantic two story, one-bedroom hideaway has french doors that lead out to a private deck overlooking the 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Room 3-double bed

This cozy room on the first floor room 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. Rates include a delicious and hearty hot breakfast every day. Special note: This room is directly over the kitchen, and some kitchen noise can be heard until 10:30 PM and in the morning around 7:00 AM.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Room 8-double bed

Located on the second floor, this sunny and bright corner room with a full-sized bed has looks toward Northwest Harbor across the road, with views of the mill pond to the south. The bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Rates include a delicious and hearty breakfast each morning. Special Note: This room has a private staircase with steep steps.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Scott Hall and Nicole Neder

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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