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Sailing into the Sunset

June 5, 2012 by Scott Gile

Now that we’re into June, our friends at Portland Schooner have begun their season, and the two beautiful antique schooners are in the waters of Casco Bay, ready for your two-hour cruise among the nearby islands and lighthouses.

Here at Brewster House, that also means that it is time for our schooner sailing packages to begin. Our summer package, Sail into the Sunset, including two nights at Brewster House, dinner right down the street at the wonderful Azure Cafe, a two-hour sunset cruise (or other cruise, if you prefer), and a gift certificate at L.L. Bean, helps to fill your visit with a variety of Maine activities.

The ever-popular Fall Foliage Surf & Turf package begins September 17, and continues through October (the schooner sails are subject to availability – if not available, the cost will be deducted from your bill). That is the package that has twice been featured in Smarter Travel, who called it “a steal of a deal.” This special includes all the components of the Sail into the Sunset package, plus a detailed booklet with detailed driving directions to some of the best foliage areas, and a $50 gasoline card to help with the driving costs.

It’s not too early to book your Sail into the Sunset or Fall Foliage Surf & Turf package. October is also homecoming for the local colleges, as well as their parents/families reunions weekends, so rooms are already filling up – in the midst of the best foliage season (the first three weeks of October).

See you soon!

Ruth & Scott
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast

Shop, Dine & Stay (at Brewster House B&B, of course!)

October 20, 2009 by Scott Gile

Brewster house at ChristmasBeginning in about two weeks, the State of Maine will be launching an advertising campaign called “Shop, Dine and Stay” to promote specials and packages throughout Maine for the November-December season.

Joining in the spirit, Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is pleased to announce our new Shop, Dine & Stay package. Our package includes two consecutive nights at Brewster House in Freeport, Maine, a $100 gift card to L.L. Bean (valid at any of its 5 Freeport stores, its other stores, online or by mail order), and a $50 gift certificate so you can dine at Azure Cafe. The package is available November 5 – December 19, 2009. The all-inclusive rate of $499 is for queen rooms, double occupancy (rates for other rooms are also available). Add a third consecutive night for only $100.

If you’re starting to think about Sparkle weekend, or planning your Christmas shopping, Shop, Dine and Stay at Brewster House!

Fall Colors are Starting in Maine!

September 22, 2009 by Scott Gile

Autumn has officially begun, and the Maine colors are starting to show!

Fall colors in MaineWhat began with just the tips of the trees (and our neighbor’s old maple, that began to turn about the first of September), is beginning to spread to more trees, and to be a bit more full. The State of Maine is predicting that, as one good thing that resulted from all the early season rain, we should have a spectacular foliage season, calling it “Showtime in Vacationland.”

Interest in visiting the New England colors, and especially Maine’s unique combination of magnificent foliage and breathtaking coastlines, is on the rise. Many ask when the peak time for foliage viewing will be. Of course, it is difficult to predict, but in the Freeport and Mid-Coast area, the second and third week in October are reliably excellent, with the peak usually right around the popular Columbus Day weekend.

At Brewster House we always celebrate the foliage season with several Fall Foliage packages. Fall Foliage Surf & Turf combines two nights at Brewster House, a two-hour sail on an antique schooner in Casco Bay, gift certificates for dinner at Azure Cafe and shopping at L.L. Bean, a driving tour of foliage areas, and a gasoline card, all-inclusive for $649. Add a third night at Brewster House for only an additional $100 with our Fall Foliage Surf & Turf Extended package. If you are trying to get in a foliage package without the frills, try our Fall Foliage Lite package, with two days at Brewster House, the self-driving foliage tour, and a $25 gasoline card, all-inclusive for $389.

As a practical matter, the foliage season in Freeport is usually good from early October through the month. Sometimes there is even good foliage at the end of September (as it is starting to appear will be the case this year), and even into early November.

If you want to check on the status of foliage here, we are in Zone 1 on the Maine foliage web site, which is updated weekly with status of the foliage in Maine’s different regions.

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