Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

Category Archives: flowers

February: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

February 5, 2013 by Scott Gile

February is underway. Did you hear what I said (hint, hint). Valentines Day is coming, but at Brewster House we celebrate romance the entire month of February!

Our February is for Romance package includes two nights at Brewster House (including, of course, our full, hot, gourmet breakfasts daily), our afternoon refreshments, a $50 gift certificate for a romantic dinner at Azure Cafe, and a Maine welcome basket.

Of course, you can always add fresh cut flowers or a bouquet of roses to any reservation. Just let us know in advance, so we can contact our florist and make sure to get your fresh flowers in the room for you!

Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine

Things to Do Near Freeport: Visit the Gardens

June 12, 2012 by Scott Gile

No, not our gardens (though they do look really nice this year, and our back garden is about to get a facelift for summer) – the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine.

There is always something in bloom at the gardens, no matter the season. We love to visit in the late spring and early summer, to see the azalea and rhododendron and then the roses, viburnum and others follow along soon after. Of course, the summer is filled with color, but then the autumn brings the clematis, hydrangea, and daylilies. There are many more, of course, and the link above will help you decide what to see in any month you care to visit.

There are lots of special events, such as birding, photography, and, obviously, gardening events, throughout the year. Check the garden’s calendar for specific events and dates.

The gardens offer childrens’ programs, art and history programs, and various special activities and events.

Located near Boothbay, Maine, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are only about a 30 minute drive from Brewster House. We also partner with the gardens to provide discounted admission tickets for our overnight guests. Please ask about admission to the gardens when booking your stay at Brewster House, or when you are here.

Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine

Afraid of Valentine’s Day? Here’s a Simple, Romantic, Solution

January 24, 2012 by Scott Gile

It’s a little-known secret that a fair number of men are intimidated by (or even afraid of) Valentines Day, or other romantic occasions when they feel that they are supposed to “perform” by coming up with a special surprise that sparks romance in their relationship. We have just the thing to overcome that fear, and make you the hero you you know you want to be!

We won’t hide anything here. There’s no question that this includes a visit to Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport, Maine. Our Febuary is for Romance package (available the entire month of February) is just the ticket – a two night stay (you might try one of our fireplace rooms, if one is available), with a romantic dinner at Azure Cafe (a gift certificate is included in the package). By day there is shopping in over 160 Freeport outlets and shops (remember, this is for her! Besides, there are plenty of sports and other shops for men, including L.L. Bean’s 5 stores, plus several others.), or schedule a massage (or a couples massage) in the privacy of your room at Brewster House.

Of course, your visit to Brewster House will include our fabulous hot gourmet breakfasts each morning, along with afternoon refreshments. Your package also includes a Maine welcome basket, with goodies for you to enjoy.

Oh, yes, and how do you go about doing this in a romantic way? First, book your visit to Brewster House, and be sure to let us know if you want to schedule a massage, add some flowers (roses are a nice touch!), or add something else. After that it is up to you, but we can tell you a story about one way to do it!

We know a man who took some time to plan. He booked the room at the B&B, but didn’t tell his sweetheart. He secretly packed a bag with clothes for both of them for a couple of days, including toiletries, and all those other things people need. He went off to work as usual, then returned home an hour or so later, suggested his wife make some sandwiches, and took her for a drive (without telling her where she was going, of course). They drove along for a couple of hours, while the wife unsuccessfully tried to guess where they were going. Eventually they arrived at their destination, with the wife thrilled to think they would have a wonderful day trip. Near the end of the day, the wife commented that they would be getting home rather late, so the husband casually agreed, but then drove around to the B&B and asked the wife if she’d like to stay overnight. Of course she would, she said, but she didn’t have her things with her. The husband smiled and went inside (actually to check in, but the wife thought he was just inquiring about rates). He returned with a key, and she again protested that she didn’t have her clothes and things. He said, “That’s what you think!” and produced the suitcase. Needless to say, it was a very romantic getaway.

Now we aren’t suggesting you follow that example as a script, but if you’re not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day (or any other occasion that calls for a bit of romance), we thought that example might give you some ideas of your own.

Be creative (and romantic)!

Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast
Freeport, Maine

Spies, Flowers and Automobiles along the Maine Coast

May 25, 2011 by Scott Gile

Spring is the season to be in Maine! The weather is gorgeous today, sunny and heading for a high about 70 F, or so they say.

One of the nice things about the Maine coast is that many of the things to do are both indoors and out, so you can enjoy the nice weather, or get shelter from the harsher forms, and still enjoy the activities. Tickets for all these locations may be purchased (usually at a significant discount) during your stay at our Freeport Maine bed and breakfast.

Spies and military secrets abound this spring at the Maine Maritime Musuem, as their exhibit, Cold Waters, Cold War, traces covert military activity in Maine from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery to the Very Low Frequency Transmitter in Cutler, and more. To enjoy the weather, afterward you can take a trolley tour of next door’s Bath Iron Works, and see modern U.S. Navy ships being built, or take a lighthouse or nature cruise, as well as touring the other museum exhibits, buildings and grounds.

Spring has indeed sprung at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Spring flowers are in full bloom, and there are literally dozens of event scheduled for garden enthusiasts of all ages. The photos of the current flowers, and exhibits are shown on the gardens blog.

Meanwhile, for the transportation fan, Owls Head Transportation Museum‘s upcoming event is their Ford & Chevy Auto Spectacular and Antique Aeroplane Show, this weekend, May 28 & 29.

In addition to the exhibitor vehicles for the Ford & Chevy spectacular, several of the Musuem’s antique automobiles will be on display on Runway 17 including its 1932 Chevrolet Confederate Roadster and 1940 Ford Woodie Station Wagon.

The Museum will also demonstrate a few of its turn-of-the-century automobiles as well as give free rides in Ford Model Ts. Special children’s activities — including our popular styrofoam airplane-building workshop—and Museum tours are planned. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family.

The antique aeroplane show will begin at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting.

Each of these museums has shows throughout the season, so whenever you are planning your visit to Maine, there will always be something happening.

Maine weather: When will it be better?

March 25, 2011 by Scott Gile

It seems like such a simple question. But this is Maine! Home of beautiful, rugged seashores, picturesque lighthouses, outdoor adventure galore. And yes, unpredictable weather!

Some say that Maine has five seasons – the usual four, plus Mud Season, which extends from WheneverTheSnowMelts to WhateverDayIsWarmEnoughToBeSummer (or something like that).This year March has lived up to the “in like a lion, out like a lamb” axiom. The early part of March had snow and severe winds. The latter part is sunny, sometimes warm, with fits of snow to let us know that it won’t be going quietly.

While certainly the time between March and late April or early May is known as “Mud Season” for a reason, that doesn’t mean there isn’t good reason to be here! For one thing, in the five seasons we’ve operated Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport Maine, most of the years there has been a very good amount of warm, sunny, weather throughout that time.

In fact, because there are not many people coming to Freeport in the earlier part of the year, it can be a great time to visit. For the shoppers in Freeport the stores are not crowded, and many Freeport outlets are still running sales to make room for Spring lines. For the photographer, lighthouses and beaches are nearly deserted, so great photos can be taken if you’re looking for a photo that doesn’t have other visitors in it.

Spring is also a great time to find that lobster shack (though some may not be open until it is a bit closer to summer), and look for off-season pricing. If you’re looking for a chance to see a moose in the wild, the males will have their full set of antlers, and the timing is perfect.

Here at Brewster House, take advantage of our great Spring getaway

, Spring Serenity, where you can get three nights for the price of two!

See you soon!

»