Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies, Deer Isle: Hours, Address, Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies Reviews: 4.5/5

Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies

Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
About
Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, church, Grail castle and wizard's tower all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Little ones enjoy the sandbox under a grape arbor, while parents relax in Adirondack chairs close at hand. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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tveblen44
Michigan14 contributions
Don't Miss This Gem, we plan to bring the grandchildren
Nov. 2019
My husband normally doesn't like to stop at "cutesy" locations. He was so entertained by the exhibits and reading the clever captions that he explored every building and exhibit. Blueberry Razz is our favorite jam which is a much appreciated gift. We have purchased the bird houses and receive thank you notes from recipients. Our favorite is the sturdy 3-legged cherry wood stool of exceptional beauty and quality craftsmanship, which you can get custom engraved on the bottom side of the seat. Nervous Nellies is the 'fun place' on our list during each visit to Maine. Every thing they sell is cool, but nothing tops the atmosphere of entertaining creations of Peter Beerits.
Written October 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bonnie K
2 contributions
Don't miss this unique destination
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Quirky destination with a family fun atmosphere. Plan on spending at least an hour to absorb the surrounding art installation composed of found objects and imagination. You will feel like a kid again exploring all the wonderfully vivid and unique pieces. Adorable jam and preserve shop with additional tempting finds. One of a kind experience.
Written September 15, 2020
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brutonruff
Astoria, NY19 contributions
A gem!
Aug. 2020 • Family
Nervous nellies is one of a kind. The jam is delicious but never ever will you get to experience the wonderland that they’ve created throughout the woods while you’re purchasing jam. It is truly worth the trip.
Written August 17, 2020
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Charles W
8 contributions
Another amazing roadside attraction
Sep. 2019
Wandering on the Maine coast we happened on Nervous Nellies. Yeah, the jams and jellies are great, but the playful sculptures on the property were the stars of the show. Bring the kids!
Written October 12, 2019
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angieabruzzese
Narrowsburg, NY84 contributions
Unusual, eclectic stop while on Deer Isle
Sep. 2019
We did have a cup of coffee and cookie and bought a soap and a couple of delicious jams/jellies. Unusual place, to say the least, something you have to see to understand. lots of cabins and odd sculptures, art from junk set in tableaus? maybe that is the best description
Written September 17, 2019
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Phil374
Stetson, ME19 contributions
Great time
Sep. 2019 • Friends
We went there with relatives who were visiting. Make sure you allow a couple of hours to stroll around the property. The exhibits are very unique. You have to look closely to see the imaginative use of discarded materials in each object. We were constantly amazed by the way things were used to create the figures. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Written September 17, 2019
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Kathie S
Franklin, MA54 contributions
Really cool place!
Sep. 2019
Way more than just jams and jellies! really an eclectic little place with awesome displays - hard to describe - just go and take in all of the things to see indoors and out! Nice things to bring home to remind you of your travels! Blueberry conserve is really tasty!
Written September 9, 2019
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JJTJ
3 contributions
What a fun place to visit!
Aug. 2019
Nervous Nellie's was such an unexpected place to explore. There are so many unique things to look at. There are buildings to explore, like for instance a saloon, a jailhouse, a general store, etc. A wonderful, exciting and happy place to visit. They also have a little store that sells jams, jellies and other things - you can sample the many varieties of jams and jellies they have to pick your favorite! That is - if you can! They are all delicious! I recommend Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies.
Written September 5, 2019
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Roxanne N
Phoenix, AZ15 contributions
What an unexpected experience!
Aug. 2019
If you are going to go to see how they make their jams and jellies, you will not find it. HOWEVER, you will find another experience the whole family will be delighted with! It's a small life size village that has been hand crafted by the owners. Take a picnic lunch and look around. It's amazing and fun! Yes, they sell their jelly and have a small cafe with snacks and beverages. The assortment of jams, jellies, chutneys will have you sending a box home to share with family and friends. They do make everything there but there are no tours as it is truly a small family run operation. Don't miss it!
Written August 29, 2019
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Bethany J
Richmond, RI7 contributions
funky and worth visiting
Aug. 2019
won't tell you too much, just go and check out the surroundings, the art and concept. The jam is a bonus
Written August 28, 2019
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