Admittedly, Spring can be a challenging time to attract folks to come to Maine (or anyplace else in Northern New England), but let’s face it, you crave a change of scenery and being spoiled at Brewster House is always a gift, so check out these six amazing Maine spring flings!We’ll open with “high culture,” the Maine State Ballet Theater company is putting on the classic, “Sleeping Beauty” from April 1 – April 17th. http://www.mainestateballet.org. The theater is on Rt. 1 in Falmouth, only 10 or 15 minutes south of us.
The Portland Home Show opens on April 8th and tuns through the tenth. For more information click, HTTP://www.homeshows.com.
There are some amazing photographers and subject matter for them in Maine! The Boothbay Region Art Foundation is presenting the renowned Maine Photography Show, running from April 9th – 29th. For details, see http://www.mainephotographyshow.com.
We love the little City of Bath, and aside from my favorite museum (the Maine Maritime Museum), another great reason to visit Bath will be the Bath Antique Show & Sale, held on both March 13th, and April 10th. To learn more, check out http://www.bathantiqueshows.com.
An easy 40 minute ride east of beautiful Rt. 1 through beautiful Brunswick, Bath and Wiscasset, a MUST DO for those gardeners/ landscapers in the room, the Maine Botanical Gardens reopen for the season on April 15th. Believe it or not, they have over 35,000 bulbs, among their 270 acres of shoreline and other dazzling plantings, they will be emerging for your visual and olfactory stimulation. http://www.mainegardens.org.
Also in Falmouth from May 6th to 7th , something Mary will be up for, is the Falmouth Kitchen Tour. A fabulous idea whether you’re re-doing your kitchen, or or just a kitchen voyeur! http://www.mainekitchentours.co
Of course, we’ve sweetened the pie with our Spring Serenity special, 3 nights for the price of 2! Come, let us pamper you in ironed sheets and breakfasts that will dazzle your tastebuds,while you slide into Spring! http://brewsterhouse.com/specials-and-packages/offers/spring-serenity-buy-2-nights-get-1-free-special/Tags: Freeport, Home & Garden, Spring
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Maine’s coast is a truly beautiful place – but you know that already!
The rocky coast, sandy beaches, a multitude of islands just offshore, not to mention lighthouses, lobster shacks, boats bobbing in the harbors, and lobster pots dotting the seascape.
This spring has been especially beautiful, because of the amounts of rain, and the mild temperatures we’ve enjoyed. but this week the lupine appeared. When that happens, it is as if a marker has been set, that warm weather is really here, and the wonderful sunny days of summer have arrived.
For the next several weeks we’ll be able to see lupine along the highways, back roads, and fields. The vivid blue, pink and white stalks, waving gently in the breeze, add finishing touches of color to Maine’s beautiful outdoors.
Scott & Ruth
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast
Maine Magazine, Downeast Magazine and FreeportUSA are coordinating with L.L. Bean, Freeport’s Casco Bay YMCA and others to bring together Freeport’s first “Be Well Weekend” June 24-26, 2011, to celebrate outdoor recreation, with an emphasis on health and wellness.
Our Freeport Maine Bed & Breakfast is joining in the fun, offering a Fit & Flavorful getaway package for the event. The package includes
- Two nights at Brewster House Bed & Breakfast
- Heart healthy breakfast selections available
- Participation in the Be Well Weekend events
- Free maps and directions for several bike tour options around the area
- A welcome basket with healthy snacks and treats
- Two half-hour in-room massages (must be booked in advance)
- A Brewster House souvenir mug
For double occupancy queen rooms, the rate is $479 (tax included). Other room combinations are available. Check our availability page for information.
Participating in the Be Well Weekend are Casco Bay YMCA, and the Falmouth Wellness Solution, who will be hosting two days of outdoor activities like Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Thai Chi, and many more on the L.L.Bean Discovery Park and in the Freeport Village Station. This event will give every age group a chance to try out the latest fitness trends in 30 minute increments. The schedule of events also includes the Freeport Farmers’ Market, bike tours with Freeport Ski & Bike, an L.L.Bean Boot Fun Run, interactive healthy cooking seminars, health screenings and opportunities to explore Freeport’s mountains, wooded trails, coastal waters and desert!
Book early to be sure you are able to get the room and massage times you want!
It seems like such a simple question. But this is Maine! Home of beautiful, rugged seashores, picturesque lighthouses, outdoor adventure galore. And yes, unpredictable weather!
Some say that Maine has five seasons – the usual four, plus Mud Season, which extends from WheneverTheSnowMelts to WhateverDayIsWarmEnoughToBeSummer (or something like that).This year March has lived up to the “in like a lion, out like a lamb” axiom. The early part of March had snow and severe winds. The latter part is sunny, sometimes warm, with fits of snow to let us know that it won’t be going quietly.
While certainly the time between March and late April or early May is known as “Mud Season” for a reason, that doesn’t mean there isn’t good reason to be here! For one thing, in the five seasons we’ve operated Brewster House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport Maine, most of the years there has been a very good amount of warm, sunny, weather throughout that time.
In fact, because there are not many people coming to Freeport in the earlier part of the year, it can be a great time to visit. For the shoppers in Freeport the stores are not crowded, and many Freeport outlets are still running sales to make room for Spring lines. For the photographer, lighthouses and beaches are nearly deserted, so great photos can be taken if you’re looking for a photo that doesn’t have other visitors in it.
Spring is also a great time to find that lobster shack (though some may not be open until it is a bit closer to summer), and look for off-season pricing. If you’re looking for a chance to see a moose in the wild, the males will have their full set of antlers, and the timing is perfect.
Here at Brewster House, take advantage of our great Spring getaway
, Spring Serenity, where you can get three nights for the price of two!
See you soon!