Welcome to the Nightfall Inn

We are open for the 2021 Season! Yay! As of May 1, 2021, Maine moved to an “all states exempt unless specified” model. This means that travelers coming to, or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative test unless coming from a non-exempt state.  As of May 1, 2021 all states are exempt. As of May 24, all masking and social distancing restrictions have been lifted for FULLY VACCINATED people in counties reporting LOW instances of NEW Covid cases. AS OF JULY 28TH, WALDO COUNTY  (WHERE BELFAST RESIDES) HAS BEEN DEEMED AN AREA OF“HIGH” INCREASE IN NEW CASES. Thus we are requiring our guests to wear masks inside the Inn in accordance with Gov. Mills and the Maine CDC’s strong recommendation to do so in public places where close contact with other people will occur. You may remove your mask inside your own room or upon arriving at the socially distanced breakfast table. Outdoor masking is no longer required except where social distancing is prohibitive. AS OF AUG. 1ST, WE ARE REQUIRNG PROOF OF EITHER A NEGATVIE COVID TEST NO OLDER THAN 72HRS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OR PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR ANY NEW RESERVATIONS. John and Kelly are both fully vaccinated. Please keep posted on the Maine.gov website.  We are following CDC guidelines on room air exchange prior to deep cleaning. If this process stalls prompt 3 PM check-in, we will gladly hold your luggage if you wish to go exploring, or call ahead to check room status.  Detailed information can be found on the Maine.gov website. Thank you for your continued support! Be safe! Be well!


Nestled in Belfast, halfway up the coast of Maine, the Nightfall warmly welcomes all through its doors. “Thank you for such a warm and welcoming stay! Appreciate all you did to make this a home away from home!”-M.S., NJ 2017. Built in 1872, this stately house has had many lives. In the 1920’s its convenient location on Coastal Rt. 1 loaned itself to being a lodge, where a weary traveler could have a meal, a clean bed to sleep in, and add a bath for a nickel!

Meet Your Hosts!

Your hosts, Kelly and John, have resurrected the inn’s name and charm, but have added a few modern amenities. All three of our recently renovated, quiet rooms have their own private baths en suite. “We had a Wonderful stay! The bed was so comfy, the room was so cozy, and the food was amazing!”-L.J., KY 2018. A hearty breakfast from rotating menu items such as sweet or savory crepes, eggs to order (including omelettes), pancakes, hot or cold cereal, fresh baked goods and fruit awaits you each morning. The snack room offers a Keurig, complimentary bottled water and soda, various goodies including homemade cookies, a guest refrigerator, and of course, snacks. Grab a book from the Take One Leave One library, a cold beverage, and explore the grounds. Discounts given to uniformed personnel, veterans, and seniors over the age of 65.

Keen on exploration?

We are 350 yards of sidewalk from the pedestrian bridge spanning the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River, where it empties into Belfast Bay. “Great time as always! bringing the kayaks next time, going for the 40″ striper!”-B.F., ME 2019. Take the bridge through a working shipyard into the quintessential seaside town of Belfast where you will find numerous shops and restaurants.

Venture a little farther around the area and you’ll discover state parks, lakes, boat launches, vineyards and breweries, to say the least. Head north along the coast to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, leave time to stop and explore the many seaside towns and various antique shops. Just south is the ferry to Ilseboro and Vinyl Haven islands. The popular towns of Camden and Rockland are but thirty minutes away. “What a wonderful surprise for our unexpected stopover!”-G.D., NC 2019

Sit Back and Relax

Whether you are a returning friend or a new one, whether you stopover for one night or stay for many, our promise is to make you feel relaxed and at home. “We had a blast! Really enjoyed being here, very comfortable, great breakfast, warm atmosphere. We will be back!”-Y.L., Montreal 2019. “Most outstanding Inn I’ve ever been at. John and Kelly feel like friends already!”-S.A., ME 2020.

And speaking of new friends, look who followed a guest home Thursday 10/12/19, during the night of a full moon and decided to stay. Named Cujo by another guest, she is a sweet thing who follows people around….

….Then came Duckduck and Goose, two feisty ladies John saved from a stewpot.