Winter in Maine is a time to relax and turn inward. Quietness settles over us like the thick blanket of snow we see outside the window, and winter winds chase us indoors where roaring fires beckon us to relax beside their cheery flames.
Like the local fisherman who repair their lobster traps during the winter, we too spend time reflecting on the season, and looking forward to the next. New ideas and new ways to delight our Pilgrim’s Inn guests are discussed and put in place as we wait for the upcoming year to begin.
We begin dreaming of the promise of spring, when the summer crowds are not yet here, and when the blues, pinks and purples of wild lupine blanket the landscape. Springtime on Deer Isle offers our guests the very best rates of the season, along with numerous activities and events to entice them to our tiny island.
We kick off our season on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10th with a special offer to treat you and your mom to a three course dinner when you stay two nights at the inn. Our annual “Wings, Waves & Woods” event on the weekend of May 17th offers birders and outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the island, and to take home a memory in the form of artwork by our numerous artists and artisans. Lupine Festival weekend in June attracts photographers the world over, and special outdoor activities offer you the chance to see the island from a new perspective.
We also offer special discounts through opportunities such as “Hospitality for Habitat” an annual fundraising event of the Maine Innkeepers Association , where select rooms in participating inns like ours are available at half their normal rate in exchange for a $35 donation to Habitat for Humanity. And our mid-week “stay two nights get the third night free”offer in combination with our already low spring rates gives you the chance to experience our special inn and island, all while saving you money. Visit our specials page for more details.
But for now we are warming ourselves with a cup of tea by the fire, waiting patiently for the snows to melt and springtime to arrive. We hope to see you then!