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AHHHHHH, FEBRUARY!!

February 8, 2014 by Scott Gile

AHHH, FEBRUARY!!
Yup, we’re about ½ way through one real “old school” Maine winter!  Seems like we’re back in the snow cycle too!  My son (a school-teacher) skillfully predicted a “snow day” on Wednesday, and we thoroughly enjoyed a boot high “powda pig” day in the freshies!!  Nothing like skiing while snowing with almost no other skiers present!! Spent several awesome runs on Rogue Angel (Sunday River) in a long line of powder pillows.  Here’s Pat’s face to prove it!  Breathe Pat, breathe!
                                                          
Mary’s been intensely sewing new drapes, finding new furniture pieces, painting, buying new linens, and pillows.  She just finished the Cape Elizabeth Room today (minus graphic arts)! Brewster House recently acquired a lot of Real Maine artwork and photos, mat cutting equipment, etc., and are working on replacing what’s on many walls.
                                                   
I recently drove with my son down to Memphis to keep him company on the way to learning to be a USAF pilot in Mississippi.  Nice time with a very special young man!  We will sorely miss him!  Do you know what time 1P:G8 is?  Lesson to inn-keeper here!

                                                   
We just hosted “Reconnect Weekend” #2.  If you consider the picture left, it’s pretty clear how much of a weekend long blast you and yours could be having for a ridiculous price!  What a way to turn an otherwise boring, cold weekend into a fabulous reunion, filled with laughs, memories and great food!

Have an idea?  Call us!       
Up for a REAL MAINE pahty?  Stay with us, and ride to Camden for the Annual World Toboggan Championship at the Camden Snow Bowl!  http://winter.camdensnowbowl.com/24th-annual-us-national-toboggan-championships.  Here’s the picture – 400’ wooden chute, leads you out onto a frozen pond to run off steam, and let’s not forget the Mardi Gras style costumes and flowing beverages!!!  Check out the video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWbITSiFcRY
Take advantage of our generosity for Valentines Day weekend!  We have a few precious rooms left and enjoy out February is for Romance special, which includes a bottle of bubbly, flowers and chocolates.  For the adventurous, throw in a snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or dog sled mushing adventure with the LL Bean Discovery Center http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1000001692
“Flavors of Freeport” is coming up on Feb. 21st, and the tickets sell out, so don’t hesitate if you don’t want to miss out on the Chef’s Signature Series and the Ice Bar!!  All the best joints in town will be represented!  What else do you have to do that weekend??  Here’s the link http://www.freeportusa.com/flavorsoffreeport/. 

If you were a Brewster House Newsletter subscriber, you might have read some of this, but you would’ve really loved eating the Baked Stuffed Lobstas from my magic little English Grandmoter!  Not too late to sign up!

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

FEBRUARY IS FOR ROMANCE!

January 16, 2014 by Scott Gile

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

FEBRUARY IS FOR ROMANCE!!
Crowds, traffic jams on Rt. 1, tough getting reservations, antique shops all picked over??  NOT IN WINTER!!  Many folks come here this time of year just for those reasons!  We just entertained a couple from New York and another from the UK, both of whom  had a purely relaxing and quiet week away……not to mention at off season rates and a sweet discount.  See our February is for Romance package!  Bottle of bubbly, homemade truffles, $50 gift certificate to Azure Cafe, fireplace, ROMANCE!!
Sadly, just deleted a piece on Winter Carnival here this weekend, due to “the January thaw.”   Very ugly for we skiers!!  These photos of “before and after of our side porch are pretty graphic!

Before
After
                                                
Wow, just finished hosting our inaugural Reconnect Weekend, and it couldn’t have been more fun!!  Been thinking off and on for years about reconnecting with family, college buddies, your old neighborhood, service friends??  In the spirit of 1 + 1 = 3, we can make that so easy, while you help us share your good times when we might otherwise be lonely!!  You have the run of the inn, including gas fireplaced living room, our unusually elegant, extravagant breakfast when you want it, great shopping an recreational distractions (LL Bean’s Discovery Center), Great restaurants, close access to Portland…..look for the photos on Facebook for what a great time was had!  All for just over ½ price!!!  Can wait to host all of our old neighbors in 2 weeks!!
The Heritage Girls Reconnect!

                                               

There are tons of crazy, fun things happening hereabouts ALL WINTER!!  I have to admit that I’m most excited about The World Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snowbowl on the weekend of February 7-9 weekend!!  Check out the photos on their website, and you’ll get the Mardi Gras sense of this annual event.  Brewster House will be in attendance and maybe competing as well!
http://winter.camdensnowbowl.com/24th-annual-us-national-toboggan-championships  CHECK OUT THE VIDEO LINK!!!
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vqnbD2-59A&feature=player_embedded#at=57
FLAVORS OF FREEPORT, including the Chef Signature Series, and Flavors Ice Bar, including a DJ, fire pit and luge to get you slipping and sliding into mid-winter on Friday, Feb. 21st http://www.freeportusa.com/flavorsoffreeport/!!        
Here’s a brief sample of other upcoming local events  between Portland (15 minutes south) and Penobscot Bay (one hour east);
1/19, 2/16 The Bradbury Mountain Snowshoe Series, race uphill miles on snowshoes!  www.trailmonsterrunning.com/bradburysnow
1/23 – 1/25 Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar www.evesatthegarden.com
1/25  - Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, @ One Longfellow Square, Portland
2/14 ` Bob Marley, Stone Mountain Arts Center (GREAT VENUE!)  www.stonemountainartscenter.com
2/16 – Tower of Power, @ Asylum, Portland, www.portlandasylum.com
I could go on, but I think you’re getting the drift!

Just a Reminder: Valentine’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

January 15, 2013 by Scott Gile

Do you (or your sweetheart) need a bit of a reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?

February 14th is a Thursday this year, and, at the time this was posted, is only 30 days away. It is time to start making plans!

Does it happen that one day isn’t enough to celebrate the romance in your life? As your sweetheart might say, “Aren’t I worth more than just one day?”

At Brewster House we celebrate romance throughout the entire month of February, with our February is for Romance package. Two romantic nights at Brewster House, plus a wonderful dinner at Azure Cafe, and a Maine welcome basket will make this a memorable celebration.

Don’t wait too long! Be sure you’re in time to get the dates you want!

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

5 Reasons Your Valentines Gift is a Romantic Getaway in Maine

February 8, 2011 by Scott Gile

Are you searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift for someone special? We have the answer, and it is a romantic getaway in Maine!

Why would someone want to visit Maine for a romantic Valentine’s getaway? Let me count the ways!

1. Snuggle in your romantic fireplace room

There is nothing more romantic than snuggling up with your sweetheart in one of our lovely rooms, with a warm fire and watching the snow softly fall outside your window. Of course, we can’t guarantee the snow, but we do have fireplaces in three of our romantic queen rooms (all with private, en suite, baths, just waiting for you!

2. Enjoy a fabulous breakfast each morning

We are well-known for our wonderful breakfasts – and with good reason. Each morning you’ll enjoy a delightful new breakfast – even if you’ve stayed with us before, we rarely serve you something you’ve had previously. We alternate between a savory main dish one day (perhaps a quiche or baked eggs, or one of our newer treats) and a sweet dish the next (one of our many French toasts, baked or maybe a croissant French toast, or maybe we’ll experiment with something new).

Of course you’ll start with either a hot or cold fruit dish, and we serve freshly baked muffins or scones to accompany them. There are also a selection of fruit juices, as well as French press coffee or a variety of teas.

3. February shopping in Freeport is fantastic

If you thought the after-Christmas sales were over, you’ve never been to Freeport in February! With nearly 200 stores along Main Street (nearly all are within walking distance of Brewster House), there is almost everything you can imagine. These retailers know that people expect bargains after Christmas, but they are also cagey enough to hold their best prices for even later – when there aren’t so many shoppers around.

After Christmas the sales were as much as 40-60% off, but in February many stores have at least another 50% off those prices, as they clear their merchandise to get ready for the spring season.

You can stroll down the street after your breakfast at Brewster House, shop these bargains, and return, with enough time left in your day to see more of the area.

4. Maine is a Winter Wonderland

As this is written, we’re looking out the window at a new-fallen snow of about 1/2 inch, sitting lightly on the trees around us. A walk around the neighborhood will allow you to explore this enchanting fairyland for yourself.

If you’re more adventurous, you can snowshoe or cross-country ski at nearby Wolfe Neck State Park, or on the groomed trails of Pineland Farm. If you need equipment, of course L.L. Bean carries it all (you may even find it at a bargain in their outlet store in Freeport), or you can rent it at Pineland Farm.

Farther afield, there is downhill skiing a couple of hours away in the mountains, or you can visit several of our lighthouses – which take on a unique beauty in winter that so few people are ever fortunate enough to see.

5. It is easy to get to Maine

If you’re not already here, living the way life should be, getting to Maine is easy. Some folks worry about driving in February, but the ability of our road crews to clear the snow is nothing less than amazing. Snow is removed from our roads almost as quickly as it falls, so being snowed in or trapped just doesn’t happen (though that has something of a romantic element to it, as well!).

Here in Freeport, we’re only a two hour drive from Boston, or a bit less from Manchester, NH, and 5-6 hours from the greater New York area (depending on your location), so driving here for a couple of romantic nights away is very feasible. You can also fly to Portland (or, if you’re a bit farther away, Boston or Manchester may score a better airfare deal), then rent a car and you’ll be here in no time.

You can also take the train, as the Downeaster runs from Boston to Portland, ME several times daily, making the trip in just a bit over two hours. Work has begun to extend the train to Freeport and beyond, but for now you’ll want to rent a car at the station in Portland.

What are you waiting for? Take a look at our availability calendar to see when you can schedule your romantic getaway in Maine!

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