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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!

February: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

February 5, 2013 by Scott Gile

February is underway. Did you hear what I said (hint, hint). Valentines Day is coming, but at Brewster House we celebrate romance the entire month of February!

Our February is for Romance package includes two nights at Brewster House (including, of course, our full, hot, gourmet breakfasts daily), our afternoon refreshments, a $50 gift certificate for a romantic dinner at Azure Cafe, and a Maine welcome basket.

Of course, you can always add fresh cut flowers or a bouquet of roses to any reservation. Just let us know in advance, so we can contact our florist and make sure to get your fresh flowers in the room for you!

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

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

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