I was on the road for work on Friday and had to stop over in Deer Isle. The trip was brief, and thank god, because the winds were ah-blowing. But I still jumped out of the car and into the cold to grab a picture of this perfect house.
It's original owner was Ignatius Haskell, who traveled to Maine from Massachusetts with his father and brother in 1778. Ignatius built this post-colonial home with its gambrel roof and Greek Revival details for his second wife, Mary Stickney, who desired a home that was similar in size and style to those she left behind in her native town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. The house stayed with the family until the 1940s (at one point serving as a summer hotel known as The Ark) until it's doors closed and remained so until the 1970s, when the old home began its new life as the Pilgrim Inn.
I was bummed to discover that the inn is closed for the season because how perfect would it be to check in on a cold winter day and cozy up to the fireplace with a whiskey? Has anyone had the chance to stay at the Pilgrim Inn? If so, I'd love to live vicariously through your stories!