About The Inn
Meet Your Innkeepers
Scott and Nicole are excited to have made the move to Deer Isle! Their first year welcoming guests to Pilgrim’s Inn and Whale’s Rib Tavern for the 2017 season as the new stewards of this historic Select Registry property has been a success. Every day, they look forward to immersing themselves more in the community as they get to know the locale and all it has to offer. They are always eager to provide a fresh perspective for guests on their experiences and favorite activities in Downeast Maine.
You can read even more about their amazing experience as first-time innkeepers in this letter.
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 has worked in corporate management for many years. He has a degree in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and has worked in pharmaceutical and medical device companies since. He is also a US Navy Veteran. Nicole has been a dental hygienist for over two decades. She went back to school to earn a 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 the new stewards of Pilgrim’s Inn and Whale’s Rib Tavern. 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.
About the Inn
Nicole and Scott could not be more thankful for the opportunity to take care of such an amazing property. 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.
Over the years, this building has seen countless renovations. However, its original charm and history have been kept intact. You can still see its tin ceilings, wide pumpkin pine floors, and eight-foot-wide fireplaces in the common rooms.