Pilgrim's Inn

Exterior view of the property painted dark red surrounded by green grass and large trees at dusk

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About Our Historic Bed and Breakfast

Nicole and Scott could not be more thankful for the opportunity to take care of such an amazing island property in Coastal Maine. Pilgrim’s Inn was built in 1793 by Ignatius Haskell as a private home. He was one of the maritime community’s most influential residents, and his home became known as the Squire Ignatius Haskell House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building is one of the oldest in Deer Isle.

It first operated as an inn from 1890 to 1944 when it was known as “The Ark” and was run by Elizabeth Haskell. In 1975, after being vacant for many years, Pilgrim’s Inn was established. Over the past 30 years, the house has undergone renovations, though most original details were kept intact. You’ll see post-and-beam architecture, wide pumpkin pine floors, and eight-foot-wide fireplaces in the common rooms.

Relax. Explore. Restore.

Scott and Nicole are always eager to provide a fresh perspective for guests on their experiences and favorite activities in Downeast Maine. Find that off-the-beaten-path place: Relax in the solitude of this place, Explore this beautiful area, and Restore your energy for life! Sharing Pilgrim’s Inn and grounds, and the island, is their favorite part of being innkeepers. The goal is to help their guests make wonderful vacation memories.

Meet The Innkeepers

Nicole and Scott moved to Deer Isle in February of 2017 from the Greater Philadelphia area just in time for lots of snow. They have lived in many states and abroad and enjoy traveling, so they have an appreciation of what it takes to provide an excellent hospitality experience. They share a love of good food, good libations, and good times spent making memories with friends. This new adventure as innkeepers is the perfect canvas for them to apply their passions to their work while living in an area rich with nature’s beauty.

Scott worked in corporate management for many years. He has a degree in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and worked for pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He is also a US Navy Veteran. Nicole was a dental hygienist for over two decades. She has a second degree in Landscape Architecture from Temple University and hopes to apply her design expertise to Pilgrim’s Inn and the surrounding grounds.

Nicole and Scott are very proud to be stewards of Pilgrim’s Inn. All of the innkeepers that came before have created a great thing in Pilgrim’s Inn, and Scott and Nicole strive to uphold that tradition of excellence, one year at a time.

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