Captain Nickels Inn

Searsport, ME   Offered for sale at $3,295,000

Captain Nickels Inn welcomes guests year round. The ballroom was renovated with weddings and special events in mind.

In 2023, the seller has chosen to hold only small elopements. In previous years there were a few larger weddings accompanied by a sizeable venue fee in keeping with that business model. With some targeted marketing, particularly in the wedding magazines, a new owner could choose to focus on weekend weddings and weekday tourism in high season. There is also a movement toward smaller or more affordable Sunday/Monday weddings that a new owner could opt for, providing for a Friday/Saturday wedding and Sunday/Monday wedding. The inn could host off season and winter wonderland weddings utilizing the beautiful ballroom space.

Captain Nickels Inn has very favorable average daily rates and occupancy rates. They have grown their ADR substantially during the renovation and have now positioned the inn for a new owner to take the business in this stunning Grande Dame to the next level!

Maine’s mid-coast evokes an explorer spirit with dramatic coastlines soothed by the Atlantic Ocean. Majestic schooners and lighthouses beckon adventure. Coastal islands and peninsulas like fingers reach out begging to be explored. Located on the granite shores of Searsport, Captain Nickels Inn welcomes guests in seaside elegance. Sprawling six-acres leads to a private waterfront with 180-degree views of Penobscot Bay.

Stroll down to the bay and relax in Adirondack chairs for panoramic views. Go treasure hunting for sea glass down on the rocky shore. Request a boxed lunch or charcuterie and enjoy picnic style perched on the cliff at sunset. Play horseshoes, croquet, or Bocce ball with the Atlantic as your backdrop.

Guests are invited to bring canoes and kayaks to take advantage of their beach access. Getting out on the water provides a whole new perspective of the area. Guests can book one of their sailing packages to experience Maine the way it’s supposed to be experienced – from the sea! Cruise Penobscot Bay with a bottle of wine aboard the Cutter Owl or Schooner Olad.

Property Details
  • 10 Guest Rooms
  • 10 Guest Room Baths
  • Has Owner's Quarters
  • Built in 1874
  • Last Renovated in 2023
  • Building is 10,000 SQFT
  • Lot is 6 Acres
  • Photo Gallery
  • Property Website
Financial Details
  • Offered for sale at $3,295,000
  • Occupancy Rate: with signed NDA
  • Average Daily Rate: with signed NDA
  • Terms: financial info provided to qualified buyer with signed NDA and proof of funds
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