Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

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THREE MAGICAL SUMMER SEA PACKAGES

April 11, 2016 by Scott Gile

April is a great time to review the three magical summer sea packages we offer at Brewster House to make your Maine vacation uniquely special! Since most folks come to Maine with our great and magnificent oceanfront at the fore of their imaginations, let’s start with lighthouses, boats and beaches.

red & white horizontally stripped lighthouse w/ blue sea & sky as background

West Quoddy Light

Lighthouses have to be the #1 draw for non-local visitors to Maine! Their lonely, rugged visages, and history of drama and life-saving must be the basis for their powerful draw. Our Lighthouse Tour Special offers a book and maps for the basis of your exploration, a lighthouse themed gift basket, $50 gas gift card and a $50 gift certificate to Freeport’s award winning Azure Cafe Restaurant. Be forewarned, although these beacons may be close by sea, many are a good distance apart by car! Lighthouse Tour Special

Our Maine Seafarer Adventure brings our guests into more intimate contact with Casco Bay, featuring an amazing sailing experience on a traditional schooner and a visit to the expansive and magnificent Maine Maritime Museum, on the mighty Kennebec River. The Museum includes the entire grounds of the Percy & Small boatyard, including the museum, blacksmith shop, boat shop, construction-ways, docks and even the owners personal residence. This is the only surviving 19th century wooden boatyard that has survived into the 20th century! I’m saving this for another blog, but in season the Museum also offers tours the Bath Iron Works shipyard (building stealth destroyers now) and all kinds of fascinating boat tours of the River and Coast. Of course, our special also includes a welcome backed and gift certificate to the Azure Cafe. Maine Seafarer AdventureWhite schooner under sail near sunset with land in background

The Perfect Maine Adventure, Land & Sea, is our latest novel idea, and all of the guests we’ve discussed it with thought it an awesome offering!! Having sailed most of my adult life, some family members and I signed on the schooner Heritage for a 6 day voyage from the East Coast of Penobscot Bay, to Mt. Desert (Acadia National Park) & back. Gorgeous, powerful (145’), elegant, comfortable cabins and great food! Bring a good book or two, binoculars, and relax on deck, or jump in with the crew, raise the sails, play with their amazing sailing and rowing dinghies, wash off the anchor or discuss navigation with the Captains, YOUR CHOICE! Throw in your own case of wine for seem evening stargazing, and you’ll have on of the finest adventures of your life! Call me to discuss if you’re interested, but the idea here is to combine time on the schooner, with some soft time and legendary breakfasts and cookies at Brewster House, reveling in the pleasures of the Casco Bay area, Portland distractions, local beaches and other “mid-coast” pleasantries. IN OUR BOOK, THAT IS PERFECT!! Perfect Maine Adventure, Land & Sea

For the beaches, you’ll have to book a stay, let us spoil you, and be schooled on the best local secrets, while basking in the glow of your 3 course gourmet breakfast!! See us at Brewster House

Who Visits Maine Lighthouses in the Winter?

November 20, 2012 by Scott Gile

Who visits Maine lighthouses in the winter? We do!

Before we ever came to Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, we enjoyed visiting and taking photographs of lighthouses – in Maine and elsewhere. After a number of visits to Maine in the Spring, Summer or Fall, we finally made a trip to Maine in the winter. In the back of our minds was the possibility of a light snowfall, and a visit to one of Maine’s beautiful lighthouses to take photos of it. It didn’t quite go according to plan.

On the way north to Maine, we drove into a blizzard in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine that left the roads icy and visibility very poor. At one point we went into the highway median to avoid another car that had lost control – we were very thankful that we escaped unscathed and made it safely to Maine amid considerable snow, in the dark.

The next morning dawned sunny and white, so, undaunted, we headed to Portland Head Lighthouse to see what the snow had left for us. We found a charming winter scene, with a light blanket of snow on the gingerbread keeper’s house, and along the rocks. In the bright sunshine, we were able to take some very nice pictures of a favorite lighthouse, as we had never seen it before!

In addition to the unusual beauty of lighthouses in snow, the Cape Neddick lighthouse (the Nubble) is decorated with white lights for the Christmas season.

Considering a winter lighthouse excursion? How about some early Christmas shopping at Freeport’s outlets and shops? At Brewster House we’re running two specials – our Christmas Shopper from December 9 through 19, and our Wild Winter Getaway for the month of January 2013 – each provides 3 nights for the price of 2!

Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Check out a lighthouse or three while you’re here!

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

See Maine’s Fall Colors! Foliage Packages for Every Budget

August 27, 2009 by Scott Gile

One of the many things we love about Maine is the fantastic display of fall colors! No where else can claim such a combination of fall foliage and the beautiful Maine coast.

Last year our Fall Foliage Surf and Turf package was the most successful package we’ve ever created, due in no small measure to the article from Smarter Travel, calling it “a steal of a deal”, appearing on the front page of Yahoo!

Since we’re mindful of the, shall we say, shaky economic conditions, we’ve created a new, more modestly priced version, and, because the foliage driving tour is fairly lengthy, an extended, three night version, as well.

Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009

Our 2009 Fall Foliage Surf and Turf package includes two nights, double occupancy in a queen room at Brewster House, a two-hour cruise for two on an antique schooner, a self-driving tour (with detailed driving directions) of coastal foliage areas, a $100 gift card at Freeport’s L.L. Bean, a $50 restaurant gift certificate, a $50 gasoline card, a souvenir mug, chocolates, etc. The all-inclusive price for this package is $649.

Fall Foliage Tour Lite

The “lite” version of our Fall Foliage Tour includes two nights at Brewster House, double occupancy in a queen room, a $25 gasoline card, and the same driving tour of the coastal foliage areas as in the Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009 package. The all-inclusive price for the “lite” version is $389.

Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009 – Extended

Because the driving tour of the foliage areas is lengthy, and can easily take all day – especially if you stop to shop, eat, or visit lighthouses or other attractions along the route, we’ve provided and extended option – add a third night for only $100. This will give you time to break up the drive, make sure you have time for the schooner sail, dinner at the restaurant, and (sometimes most importantly) use that L.L. Bean gift card.

Book these fall foliage packages on our web site, or call with questions or special requests. We can alter these packages to tailor them to your specific needs.

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