Nicholson Inn

25 Main St , Freeport, ME 04032-1208 USA (Show map)


Conveniently located in the heart of Freeport, Maine, Nicholson Inn offers all the amenities a traveller could desire. A Freeport landmark since 1925, Nicholson Inn has a long tradition of hospitality. Norman and Martha Nicholson acquired this elegant building in the 1930's, and through the '40s and '50s it became a synonym for warmth and welcome. Now the Nicholson's granddaughter Jane and her husband Alden are carrying on that tradition. Working with love and respect for the Inn's architectural integrity, the Grants have updated, renovated and modernized the facility, giving carefull thought to providing the maximum amount of comfort and convenience their guests could require. WI-FI Available



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Service beyond the norm

5 on October 07, 2016

Very nice rooms and friendly owners. I left a expensive electric toothbrush there and even though they couldn't find it initially, they did find it and returned it too me. Much appreciated. Also great advice about where to eat and very nice breakfast.

"nice" in nicest!

5 on February 29, 2016

never stayed at a b&b ever before. what a perfect place to get your feet wet so to speak. the hosts could not have been anymore kinder, professional and entertaining. food was outstanding. room was cozy and so well appointed. definitely a revisit in the future. thumbs up and 5 stars in my book. by the way, they have a wonderful chocolate lab named nick. he is a character all of his own.

Love this place!

5 on September 24, 2013

Six of us traveled together and the inn has lots of places for us to hang out together. The host and hostess were fantastic! Loads of fun and great food. Can't wait to go back.

Home in Maine

5 on September 04, 2012

Great location, extremely comfortable room, and wonderful touring advice. We would never have found Dolphin Marina and Restaurant on our own, and they have the BEST lobster roll. Very friendly and we hope to return!

Location, Antique Elegance, & Welcoming Owners

5 on August 30, 2012

My daughter and I luckily found a room at this Inn mid-week, and had a wonderful our first experience at a B&B. They will be the standard we judge all others by, and we both feel that will be a hard act to follow. The antique ambiance is a joy and fits the house and location perfectly. History handed down and appreciated, cared for with obvious love and respect. The updates they have done , like the private baths for each room, make guests comfortable and provide privacy. Our late night foray to LL Bean's wasn't meant to disturb anyone else in the house, and it seems it did not. The coupon for dinner at the Jameson Tavern encouraged us to enjoy a fine dinner that we may not have otherwise availed ourselves to. And Abacus, across the street, sent us on our way with some truly unique purchases and many ideas for encouraging creative recycling. Breakfast was elegantly set for the 10 of us and served in a style that made us all feel welcomed. Going away from the table hungry did not seem like an option! When we are in the area again we will go back for another stay with Jane, Alden, and their adorable labrador, Neil.

Home Away From Home

5 on March 10, 2010

We always stay at The Nicholson Inn when we are in the Freeport area. Jane & Alden's warm hospitality, beautifully decorated rooms and most comfortable beds guarantee a wonderful stay every time! Not to mention the gourmet breakfasts! The Inn's location is perfect for easy shopping of the outlets and also only minutes from great walking trails in the woods leading to the ocean. A special find!

The Nicholson Inn -- A "Don't Miss".

5 on September 11, 2009

The Nicholson Inn is an absolute delight -- I cant wait to go back! The room was bright, pristine, cool & comfortable. The grounds are lovely -- flowers and greenery everywhere. Food was delicious & presented beautifully. The owners -- friendly and delightful.

It's the best!

5 on September 02, 2009

Rooms were clean and beautifully decorated with L. L. Bean linens. Our host and hostess were charming and became instant friends. The breakfast of eggs benedict was absolutely delicious. This is a great place to stay. We shall return.

Great beginnings

5 on September 01, 2009

Our innkeepers were a delight! The guests were interesting & friendly. Breakfast was excellent! Coffee great! Inn dog, a gentleman.

Happy kayaker

5 on August 13, 2009

Three days of hard sea kayaking was rewarded each day with a revitalizing stay at the inn. Starting with a great breakfast and concluding with a comfortable deep sleep. All in the center of Freeport!

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Location Type



Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From Maine Turnpike, travelling North, take Exit 44 (295)to Freeport Exit 20, US Route 1 North for 1 mile on left, corner of Main St. and Holbrook St. Parking in rear of Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Ironing Board

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 1:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited No facilities for small children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% Deposit refundable within 24 hours of scheduled arrival
  • Cancellations: 24 Hour Notice - Deposit Refunded
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Jane and Alden

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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