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Pilgrim's Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Deer Isle, Maine


Overlooking picturesque Northwest Harbor and our tranquil mill pond, Pilgrim’s Inn on Deer Isle, is the perfect place to experience Downeast Maine at its best. Built in 1793, our historic post and beam Maine inn welcomes you with an ambiance and warmth of a bygone era. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Select Registry of Inns. Twelve rooms and three cottages offer you a range of lodging options to best meet your needs from mid - May through mid - October.

Our location on beautiful Deer Isle Maine in Penobscot Bay will offer you unlimited activities to fill your day. From kayaking our rocky shoreline, to eating fresh lobster, exploring our many art galleries or just relaxing in a comfortable Adirondack chair, you’ll find out why Deer Isle has enticed visitors to this area for generations.

Built in 1793, this massive wood frame building with broad eight-foot wide fireplaces was once home to a prosperous Yankee entrepreneur and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lovingly restored and meticulously maintained, the Inn offers warmth, charm, and eye-pleasing details that are very much in keeping with its history and with the character of this island.


Room and cottage rates are for two and include a delicious breakfast, early morning coffee delivered to your floor, along with homemade cookies and beverages available throughout the day. Rooms in our main building have views of either Northwest Harbor across the road, or our gardens and pond in the back of the inn. All rooms feature historic colors, pumpkin pine floors, period pieces, private bathrooms and fine linens and bath products.

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Year Round Cottage:

We also offer year-round accommodations in the adjacent Ginny's Guest Cottage, which has 2 units ideal for families with young children, guests with pets, and people who prefer extra space or extra privacy. Bed & Breakfast rates are $189-$209, with a sofa bed for additional guests at a surcharge of $25 each.

Rates are subject to a 7% Maine sales tax.
Ask about European Plan, Modified American Plan and off-season rates!

Breakfast at The Pilgrim's Inn

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; lowfat 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.

Guest Information

  • Deposit Requirements
  • A deposit of a one night stay, or 50% of the total, whichever is greater is required to guarantee your reservation. Deposits can be made via check, Master Card, Visa or Discover. A credit card number is required of all reservations.
  • Cancellation Policy
    Due to our small size and short season, cancellations can have a significant impact on our business. If you must cancel your reservation, your deposit is refundable up to 14 days prior to the date of arrival. For cancellations made less than 14 days before your arrival, your deposit will be refunded if we are able to rebook the room. If we are unable to rebook your room, you will be charged 50% of the cost of your stay. All cancellations are subject to a $25 administrative fee per room. We recommend trip insurance to cover the cost of any unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Tax
    The 8% Maine Lodging tax is added to all lodging, food, and beverage charges.
  • Check-in
    We ask that guests check in from 3:00 - 8:00 PM. Please call us at 207-348-6615 if you will be arriving after 8:00 PM.
  • Check-out
    11:00 am.
  • Children
    Due to the historic and romantic nature of the Inn, children 12 and younger are asked to stay in our cottages only. There is no extra charge for children up to 12 years old.
  • Extra Guests
    Our room and cottage rates are based on the assumption of a two person occupancy. A few rooms can accommodate extra guests with small cots, but this must be approved by the innkeeper. Children ages 11 -18 are an additional charge of $20/night. Adults are an additional $25/night.
  • Pets
    Pets are allowed in the Ginny’s and Rugosa Rose cottages, with permission of the Innkeeper. Pet fee $25.
  • Smoking
    Smoking is not permitted in the Inn or cottages. Guests unable to comply with this policy will be asked to find alternative accommodations.

Pilgrim's Inn Bed and Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America

Pilgrim's Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Main Street
Deer Isle, Maine 04627
(207) 348-6615
(888) 778-7505

Fax: (207) 348-7769
email: innkeeper@pilgrimsinn.com
Homepage: www.pilgrimsinn.com
Innkeepers: Tina Oddleifson & Tony Lawless

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