Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

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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.