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Pilgrim's Inn located on Deer Isle in Maine's Downeast Acadia region is a beautiful post and beam Inn, built in 1793. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, a member of the Select Registry and has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.. Meticulously restored and lovingly maintained, Pilgrim's Inn greets you with a warmth and ambiance of a bygone era.
Deer Isle in Penobscot Bay is accessible via bridge and is an ideal base to explore the most beautiful section of the Maine coastline. Your day will be filled with activities such as hiking our local nature trails, kayaking to nearby islands, exploring Isle au Haut, visiting our numerous art galleries and artisans, exploring the charming and picturesque villages of the Blue Hill Peninsula, or just relaxing with a book by the water.
Twelve rooms and three cottages offer you a range of lodging options to best meet your needs. Main building rooms are provided with views of either Northwest Harbor, or our large and tranquil mill pond. Our cottages offer kitchenettes and are ideal for families with children, guests looking for additional space, or traveling with pets.
Weddings & Events
Pilgrim’s Inn offers the perfect setting for your wedding, family reunion, business meeting or special event. Our beautiful property is tucked away by the sea, yet is easily accessible by private car or contracted transportation. The historic ambiance of our charming property will make your gathering truly memorable. Our inn rooms and cottages will provide your guests with beautiful and comfortable accommodations, and our restaurant can prepare a wide range of food from a country-style barbecue to a beautifully prepared and artfully presented buffet or plated dinner. Please call us at 207-348-6615 or 888-778-7505 to discuss your event.
What could be more romantic than getting married on the grounds of a beautiful 1700’s seaside inn that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places? Imagine the experience of a sunrise or sunset ceremony on the rustic shores of Penobscot Bay and Northwest Harbor. Our rustic and historic cedar-shake barn will be transformed into what The Discerning Traveler called “one of the most romantic places in New England.” Please call us to discuss how we can make your wedding a truly wonderful experience for you and your guests.
With all the demands on our lives these days, finding time to spend with family is more and more challenging. Let us take care of the details of your food and lodging, while you focus on what matters -- time spent with your loved ones. Our charming inn and picturesque location will provide a relaxing and memorable experience for all the members of your family, and local activities from hiking, kayaking and sailing, to theater, art galleries and scenic drives will be sure to offer something for everyone in your family to enjoy.
Things To Do
Deer Isle in Penobscot Bay offers you the very best of coastal Maine. Rocky coastline, quiet coves, and beautiful views greet visitors at every turn. As a guest at Pilgrim’s Inn you can explore nearby nature trails, take kayaking excursions to surrounding islands with licensed guides, travel to Isle au Haut and Acadia National Park, visit our numerous art galleries, or take classes at the world renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. We are also a perfect base for taking scenic drives along the coast and exploring the beautiful towns of the Blue Hill Peninsula. Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula also have many local annual events for you to experience. Plan your trip around some of these uniquely Maine events.
Below is an abbreviated list of activities and attractions guest can enjoy while visiting Deer Isle. For better description of the items on the list, please visit the "Things To Do in Deer Isle" page of our website.
- Kayaking, Fishing and Chartered Boat Tours
- Acadia National Park & Isle au Haut
- Music, Film, Theater & Dance
- Tennis & Golf
- Blue Hill Peninsula
Breakfast and Dinner
Morning is our favorite time of day at Pilgrim’s Inn. There’s nothing quite like waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed Maine roasted coffee, warm blueberry muffins, or the irresistible smell of crispy applewood smoked bacon wafting through the air. Coffee is delivered to your floor by 7 AM and breakfast, which is included in your room and cottage rate, is served in our main dining room from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM.
Each morning you’ll be treated to our hot entrée of the day such as Maine blueberry pancakes; Eggs Benedict served over fresh slices of tomato and spinach; a fluffy omelet with Vermont cheddar cheese and sourdough toast, or cinnamon French toast with Maine maple syrup and savory breakfast sausage. We alternate our entrée daily between a sweet and savory offering.
We know that for many people, having a light healthy breakfast is how you prefer to start the day, so we also offer a breakfast buffet featuring hard boiled eggs; low fat organic yogurt, fresh fruit salad, whole grain toast and locally made jam, Pilgrim’sInn granola and other cereals, and of course orange and grapefruit juices.
Whatever your preference, we promise you will start the day off right!
Dinner at the Whale’s Rib Tavern
End your day with a relaxing meal at our restaurant, the Whale’s Rib Tavern. The rustic ambiance of our historic barn, our cozy tap room, and intimate bar create a warm and inviting atmosphere. We utilize fresh local ingredients and Maine made products, and our menu offers a range of food and prices to suit many tastes and palates. You’ll also find a thoughtful wine list, a full bar, and microbrews from Maine. Reservations are appreciated and attire is casual. Our restaurant has seasonal hours and is open on specific days. Please call 207-348-5222 for more information.
Visit the "Breakfast & Dinner" page of our website to view a sampling of our menu.
"Pilgrim's Inn is recognized as a part of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of our nation, and should be preserved as a living part of our community life and development in order to give a sense of orientation to the American people." - National Register of Historic Places
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence - 2013 & 2014
Bed and Breakfast.com Diamond Collection Member
Editor's Choice - Yankee Magazine 2006