Pilgrim's Inn

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Explore our cozy coastal cottages, each with a private entrance, and our beautiful grounds that offer plenty of space to Relax.Explore.Restore!

If you are planning a vacation or romantic getaway in Downeast Maine, consider reserving one of our packages at Pilgrim’s Inn for an especially memorable experience. Our bed and breakfast getaways add value to your stay with features such as luxe amenities and enhancements, activities, and special discounts.

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Words and Images Workshop

Cost: Pre tax workshop pricing is $225+ tax per participant, plus 4 nights lodging
Pilgrim’s Inn is excited to host Words and Images, a writing and art workshop led by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and artist/teacher Susan Webster, our neighbors on beautiful Deer Isle.
  • The intimate workshop is limited to just 12 participants so early registration is encouraged. The four day program,  starting Sept 20, 2021, will include daily sessions of discussion, instruction and participation. Throughout the workshop, participants will make images that inspire writing, writing that inspires images, and create work that can combine the two.
  • All participants will stay at Pilgrim’s Inn and events will be held at the Inn and the artists’s studios. Cost of the workshop is $225+ tax per person, plus 4 nights lodging. The program includes breakfast, an ice-cream social and three lunches.
  • Activities will include daily writing and visual prompts as ways to generate work.  Participants will learn gelatin-plate printmaking. This is a low-tech, non-toxic process that can be used to create monotypes with no press required. All inks are water based. Techniques will include additive and subtractive methods, painting directly on the plate, and making and applying stencils. There will also be opportunities to used mixed media– drawing back into pieces or creating collages from multiple prints. Formats will include simple book structures and one-of-a-kind pieces. The emphasis is on experimentation. All levels welcome. Some sessions will take place at the Studio, which a short walk from Pilgrim’s Inn.
  • Room rates are based on double occupancy, so feel free to bring your significant other, even if they do not participate in the workshop. If you want to arrive early to enjoy some island time, we are offering a 15% discount for Sunday night.

Stuart Kestenbaum is a poet and former director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.  He has taught workshops and been a visiting writer at art programs including Haystack, Penland School of Crafts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Penn State. He’s the author of five books of poetry, most recent How to Start Over (Deerbrook Editions), and was Maine’s poet laureate from 2016-2021. stuartkestenbaum.com

Susan Webster is a visual artist who works with a variety of materials and processes.  She has taught at Haystack, Penland School of Crafts, Center for Contemporary Printmaking (CT), Studio Artworks Center (Jerusalem, Israel) and developed a model art program in the prison system in Maine.  Recent exhibits include Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (2019) and Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial (2020).  susanwebster.net

They frequently make work together that combines words and images.



Monday September 20, 2021

  • check in at Pilgrim’s Inn after 3 PM
  • dinner at a local restaurant on your own
  • return to Pilgrim’s Inn for Ice Cream Social at 7:30 PM
  • introductions and visual/writing exercise at 8:00 PM

Tuesday and Wednesday September 21-22, 2021

  • Breakfast at Pilgrim’s Inn between 8-8:45 AM
  • Morning session 9 AM- Noon
  • Lunch at Pilgrim’s Inn
  • Afternoon session 1:30- 4:00 PM
  • Dinner at a local restaurant on your own
  • Free time to work in studio (optional) 7:00-9:30 PM

Thursday September 23, 2021

  • Breakfast at Pilgrim’s Inn between 8-8:45 AM
  • Morning session 9 AM-Noon
  • Lunch at Pilgrim’s Inn
  • Afternoon session 1:30- 4:00 PM
  • Dinner at a local restaurant on your own
  • Viewing and discussing work together 7:00-9:00 PM

Friday September 24, 2021

  • Breakfast at Pilgrim’s Inn between 8-9:30 AM
  • Check out time is by 10:30 AM

Please call or email to reserve your room. Take a look at our Accommodations first to select a few room options. All our rooms are different. Please note participation is limited to 12, so call us at 207-348-6615 to reserve your room soon!


  • $100 deposit non-refundable deposit taken at time of booking
  • On July 23, 2021, the remainder of room rate and workshop fee will be charged in full to credit card on file
  • Cancellations made after July 24 (60 days prior to arrival) are nonrefundable unless we are able to rebook the reservation/workshop
  • Reservations made after July 24 (60 days prior to arrival) will be charged in full at time of reservation and if cancelled are nonrefundable unless we are able to rebook the reservation /workshop
  • Our Standard Room Cancellation Policy does not apply for this workshop
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Relax & Restore Wellness Kit

Cost: $30 per person

Relax and Restore even more during your stay with our Wellness Kit, which includes:

  • A pitcher of infused water for your room each day
  • A freshly brewed pot of wellness tea
  • A Comphy Eye Pillow Kit with lavender essential oil, for you to keep
  • Use of a yoga mat during your stay
  • Sample sizes of Temple Spa Aaahhh! Foot & Leg Balm and Repose Aromatherapy Night Cream
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Romance Package

Cost: $103, plus lodging

Make your stay special with our Romance Package. It includes a bottle of red or white wine (please let us know your preference), house-made sweet treats, and a beautiful, seasonal flower bouquet. We will have it all ready for you in your room at arrival! This package can be added to any guest room reservation booked at least 2 days in advance, minimum stays may apply.

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