Get Inspired at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Art has become a way of life for many in Deer Isle, creating a thriving art scene. Many artists get their inspiration from our rocky coast, fresh air, and beautiful wildlife. If you interested in experiencing local art and culture during your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn, get involved by participating in an art class or workshop to develop your skills at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. This international craft school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media for every level. If you’re interested in visiting this school, come stay with us at Pilgrim’s Inn to do so!

If you’re planning a trip to Deer Isle, take advantage of our complimentary Vacation Guide. Planning a vacation can be hard, so we’ve chosen our favorite things to do in the area to save you from hours of research while you’re visiting the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts! Skip the tedious part of preparation and use our free guide to find:

  • Cultural events, museums, and entertainment
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  • Outdoor activities for all skill levels

Studio Tours for Visitors of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

If you’re not looking to participate in a class but would still like to visit Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, they offer seasonal tours! Whether you are looking to visit someone attending or just want to see the award-winning architecture, you can come to the school every Wednesday at 1 PM for a tour during June through August. During these tours, you will get a chance to see the art created by Haystack participants and explore the beautiful campus that overlooks Jericho Bay. You’ll love venturing through the quiet, wooded 40 acres of the campus. It was even added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006!

Attending a Class at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Many know the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for its summer series of programs and lectures. From the beginning of June through the beginning of September, the craft school offers a variety of summer programs for artistic exploration. There are six summer sessions that offer classes in different media. Classes include ceramic arts, metal, blacksmithing, weaving, woodworking, and more.

Conferences at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Every year, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts holds summer conferences, which offer ideas on the creative process from experts in particular fields. Evening programs are quite popular as well and feature the work and knowledge of faculty and visiting artists. There are summer auctions at the end of each session for those wanting to purchase unique local art. If you would like to explore one of these fine crafts, then this school is the place for you!

Stay at Pilgrim’s Inn

Whether you are just visiting or attending the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, stay at Pilgrim’s Inn. We are sure that the natural beauty of our Deer Isle bed and breakfast will inspire you! With the school only 15 minutes away, it is the perfect place to stay. Choose from a variety of rooms and cottages to create your perfect stay. If you’re planning on being here for an extended time, we recommend one of our cottages that all include kitchenettes so you can prepare your own meals! Book your summer stay today.