Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

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6th ANNUAL HARVEST ON THE HARBOR

October 8, 2013 by Scott Gile

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

10/23 – 26, 2013
Autumn chill driving you to play inside??  Don’t miss this great southern Maine regional FOODIE/ WINE extravaganza!    
This annual event is an amazing combination of chefs, restaurants, wine and beer tastings, music and ethnic culinary opportunities spread over 4 days, starting on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd.  The Celebration opens with the Grand Tasting on the Harbor on Thursday evening, mingling guests with Maines’ best restaurants, chefs and pairing the right wines and beers with their finest creations!
Thursday at noon opens the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year  competition, followed by, International Maine:  Taste of the World, which aims to demonstrate the range of cuisine offered here by featuring the premier local Chefs offering their most diverse ethnic delicacies.  
The Wine Tasting Experience and Beer Tasting Experiences will take place on Oct. 25 at 5 and 5:30, respectively in the Oceanview Room and Oceanview Pavilions, closely followed at 7PM by the Blues & Brews BBQ in the Pavilion.  Groove to your favorite blues tunes, while loading up on barbeque and your favorites beers!!

                             

Sunday brings the event wrap-up with two sessions (starting at noon) on Casco Bay with 160 Maine food, wine, beer and distilled beverage artisans sharing their delectables with you along the waterfront. 
For great detail, see www.harvestontheharbor.com.
  
I took Bella there today (& a glorious one it was) to scope out the site (note David Geffen’s 153′ motoryacht on the right side of the photo) Right on the waterfront, by the cruise-ship dock!!  How much better does life get??
As I speak, we only have rooms open for Wednesday and Thursday, but cancellations do happen, and I can wait list folks. 

Sweet September Fire

September 9, 2013 by Scott Gile

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

SWEET SEPTEMBER FIRE
Fall in Maine….any New England native knows this is the finest time to be here!  Days tend to be cooler, sun bright, 100 mile visibility, air dry, bugs….largely dead, and we haven’t even gotten to the blazing yellow, oranges and reds of the maples, oaks and birches here!!  Brewster House is surrounded on all sides by Sugar, Norway and Black Maples.  In fact, most of Freeport is deciduous trees, so we are smack in the middle of blaze of Autumn color at Brewster House!


A sample of What to Do!
9/14 –The 4th Annual “Open Lighthouse Day.”   The Coast Guard is sponsoring this event next weekend from 9AM to 3PM to allow you to pursue your most inside interests (yes, we have availability).  Please refer to this link for details http://www.visitmaine.com.

Combine your lighthouse visit with a very high end juried arts & craftsfair offered by The Maine Crafts Guild will be held in Scarborough on Saturday and Sunday.  For detail, see www.mainecraftsguild.com.
9/20 – 9/22 – The 142nd Cumberland County Fair, all the entertainment you think a Fair should have, including Bob Marley, a demo derby, lawnmower races, a 4H auction, even a rodeo!  See http://www.cumberlandfair.comfor details.  We have one or two rooms open for this weekend, so get while the getting is good!!
9/28  – Check out the Harvest Dance at Wolfes Neck Farm here in Freeport from 6 – 10PM with The Mallett Brothers Band for a hot barn dance at the old farm!  Gritty’s will be offering a cash bar and there will be food trucks on site as well.  See www.wolfesneckfarm.org.  This is the weekend of the 15thAnnual  Fall in the Village Art & Music Festival is full of free music, food and arts, http://freeportfallfestival.comBetween leaf peeping and these events, Freeport doesn’t get any better than this!!   Believe it or not, we do have some availability left for this weekend!  YOU BETTER JUMP ON IT QUICK!
9/29 – The Pemaquid Oyster Fest for you lovers of lighthouses and the gelatinous shellfish fare.  This event is centered in the beautiful village of Damariscotta.  http://pemaquidoysterfestival.com 
As you might imagine, having a wine license, it only made sense for us to add real wine to our existing Packages as you might think appropriate.  So, whether you are coming here for your anniversary, honeymoon, or even birthday (if wine floats your boat).  In the bubbly varieties, we stock both Canella Prosecco and an excellent (but reasonable) California champagne, Gloria Ferrer Brut for your pleasure.  Of course, we might be missing a unique special occasion of yours in this list, if so, let us in on how we can enhance that time away for you!  If you have a sentimental favorite, our distributor sees us at least twice weekly, so just let us know what your heart desires!  Please reference the romantic getaway link from our home page and your options will unfold before your very eyes!!
For a turnkey escape, don’t forget to consider our Special Fall Packages, the October Fall Foliage Surf & Turf and Fall Freedom Packages!! 
October Fall Foliage Surf & Turf
2 nights lodging
Antique Schooner Cruise for 2
Dinner gift certificate for the Azure Café
$100 LL Bean gift certificate
Maine welcome bag
A self-driving tour of the best foliage areas
A $50 gas card to help with the driving
Fall Freedom(11/1 – 11/24)
Three nights for the price of two (off of our already reduced off-season rates)
For our Veteran friends, know we are working on a special offering over Veterans Day in recognition of your self-less contributions to us all.  More on the details to follow!
Hope to see you soon!
Scott & Mary Gile
Innkeepers

Lighthouses, Music and Art in Maine

September 10, 2009 by Scott Gile

Whitehead Island Lighthouse, MaineIf you’re near the Maine coast this weekend, there will be a lot of activity to keep you busy.

We’ve previously mentioned the Maine Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday, September 12. Some 52 of Maine’s more than 60 lighthouses will be open to the public (FREE!), including many that are rarely seen. The State of Maine, the U.S. Coast Guard (who maintains the lights), and the American Lighthouse Foundation are combining to provide the first ever open house, as a way to increase awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers.

You’ll have to find your own transportation to the lighthouses, but several tour operators are running excursions to the more remote lighthouses. There is more information on the Open Lighthouse Day page.

Our map of Maine Lighthouses may be useful for finding locations or getting driving directions.

2008 Best in Show winner Hammock by Pamela Jo EllisThis Saturday (September 12) is also the 11th annual Fall in the Village Music and Art Festival in Freeport’s Discovery Park. Located adjacent to the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Discovery Park will host talented artists from Maine and elsewhere in New England, as well as music from the park’s stage.

L.L. Bean has also arranged for this to coincide with the Grand Opening of the new L.L. Bean Home Store, across Discovery Park from the Flagship store, so shopping is supremely convenient for the visitors to the Music and Art Festival.

See you at one of the lighthouses, or else at Discovery Park! Decisions, decisions!

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