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5 Favorite Lighthouses- inside & out

August 12, 2019 by Kelleigh Dulany

Brewster House innkeepersLighthouses & Lobster in Maine- the most talked about topics with our guests that never get old.  Dave and I share the love of these two iconic and very Maine specialties.   First up, Lighthouses! …Maine boasts over 60 standing lighthouses across 3,500 miles of shoreline crammed into 280 miles of coastline.  Some big, some small and all photographed countless times.  Here at the Brewster House we love lighthouses so much we named our rooms after them.  Yup, from Cape Neddick and Cape Elizabeth to Marshal Point and as far north as West Quoddy.

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Brewster House: The Story Continues

August 1, 2019 by Kelleigh Dulany

“What a big change!” A common quote from our guests when they hear we moved from the 24/7 hustle of New York City to the quiet charm of a small, New England town in Maine.  And they are right, the move has brought lots of change like restaurants that close before midnight, having only one deadbolt on the door, and the almost certain event of running into at least 3 friends on any particular visit to the local grocery. But the thing that is inspiring and important about both our most recent homes, the very long and rich history they both possess.  Our former home was a turn of the century mid-rise apartment in Harlem and our new home is another turn of the century, this time 19th!, Victorian with many of the original details still in tact.

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Cycle Maine: May Training for Summer Racing & More

February 12, 2019 by Kelleigh Dulany

Cycle Maine this May to get ready for your summer events!  As a former New York City cyclist (shout out to CRCA.net & nycc.org) I was downright giddy on my maiden voyage here– hundreds of miles to explore and relatively light motorist traffic sharing the road. You’ll delight in all the options to explore our beautiful coast and build up your base.  Just ask for some of my favorite routes leaving right from our door.

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Flavors of Freeport Twist & Stout: Pretzel Making & Beer Pairing Classes

January 3, 2019 by Kelleigh Dulany

Pretzel making & beer pairing

Learn to make pretzels!

The Brewster House is once again proud to be part of the Flavors of Freeport, Feb 15-17, 2019 with a special presentation: Twist & Stout: Pretzel Making & Beer Pairing Class.  Our “Happy Hour” from 4-5:30pm is open to both overnight guests and the public.

You and your classmates will roll, shape and bake our favorite savory treat.  Plus you’ll enjoy artisanal mustard & cheese dip while pairing it with 4 Maine Craft Beers on tap. Yes!…that means the likes of Maine Beer Company’s Lunch, Bissel Brothers’ Umbra Oatmeal Stout, Definitive Brewing’s Distant Garden…thristy yet?

You’ll learn all you knead to make delicious twists of your own and impress your friends and family at home.

Saturday’s class is the perfect pre-game for the Motor Booty Affair’s performance at the Hilton Garden and free for guests staying with us for 2 nights or more.  If you’d like to join the class but can’t spend the night with us, $40pp ($75 for a couple) will cover your enrollment or $30pp ($55 per couple) if you opt to spend one night.

The class size is limited, so call now to reserve your spot.  207-865-4121.

Flavors of Freeport Stay Packages also include a tickets to Friday & Saturday nights’ events.  You just get here….we’ll take care of the rest!

SPA weekend 2019 Brewster House plays host

December 4, 2018 by Kelleigh Dulany

SPA weekend at the Brewster House

Comfort awaits

SPA weekend fast approaches and we are so pleased to play host to the many spinners, knitters, crocheters, and talented crafts people that descend on Freeport February 22-24th, 2019.

Our cozy parlour is the perfect way to relax after a day of visiting the vendors and chatting with fellow SPA goers down the street from us.  The fireplace along with our 5 tap kegerator and wine selection make for a perfect backdrop to relax, unwind- perhaps set up a spinning wheel – and truly enjoy the weekend away.

Dave’s delicious 3 course breakfast will get you started for the day, the only downside is you might be distracted with thoughts of the next day’s scrupulous menu.

Reserve one of our luxury rooms with a fireplace, private bath, keurig coffee maker, and robes with slippers!   Mention this post and we’ll kick off the fun with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco or flight of craft beers when you spend 2 nights.

Knit in our parlour after a fun day at SPA weekend

Knit & Spin at the Brewster House

 

 

 

 

Great food & Craft Beer await you this June

May 1, 2018 by Kelleigh Dulany

No one is more excited about the warming temps than us here at the Brewster House.  The Adirondack chairs are on the porch, a fresh line up of “Porch Pounder” craft beers are on tap and the fan favorite- Pizza from Scratch cooking class is back: Sun, Fun, Great Food & Craft Beer Await.

June traditionally ushers in stretches of sunny days here on our slice of the Maine Coast.  So Freeport plays host to some great special events and we delight in hosting new and familiar faces here at the Inn.

First Up….Girlfriends Getaway Weekend (June 1-3).

PRO night Cooking Class Special

Shop, Stay & Play

Stores will be teeming with sales, style tips, custom fittings and more.  Plan your weekend away to shop, dine, play and stay at the Brewster House.  We’re hosting a special “PRO night” Cooking Class specially created for this weekend.  Check out the Pizza, Rose & OverNIGHT special.

Then comes Maine Womens Ride (June 10th).  The Maine’s Women’s Ride is a celebration of women and bicycling. The event offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere geared toward girls and women of all ages and abilities. The routes follow quiet roads, offering beautiful views of the Maine coast and countryside. Fuel up with Dave’s delicious warm granola and then come home and toast your accomplishment with a glass of Channing Daughters Rose or a cold, craft beer on tap from Maine Beer Company.

womens Ride + Brewster House

Join the Maine Women’s Ride

 

Craft Beer with BigBrewstah

Enjoy our rotating selection

Don’t Worry Guys! …we haven’t forgotten about you.  Fathers Day is a great excuse to get away from it all and come to shop LL Beans Hunting and Fishing store; it offers all the gear you need to visit one of over a hundred local fishing spots.  Dave will let you in on a few of his faves and then you can return home to a cold beer on the porch.  Chef Dave has been laboring over all the summer Craft Beer selections for #BigBrewstah and needs your input.

RESERVE your luxury room with our delicious 3 course breakfast every morning.

 

 

Lions, Lambs & Floral Notes – Brewster House looks toward Spring

March 7, 2018 by Kelleigh Dulany

Seems odd to think about spring as we await the anticipated 12 inches of a snowy March lion. But here at the Brewster House we love when the babies arrive and get equally excited by the maple sap flowing and flowers in bloom.

Beat the rush to Freeport by visiting us in March, take advantage of the lower spring rates and enjoy myriad activities that surround us:

Welcome the babies at the Out Like a Lamb event at Wolfs Neck on March 17th from 9a-2pbaby lambs in Freeport

Take in the Beauty of the Maine Flower Show March 22-25th on Thompson’s Point in Portland.  The Maine Flower Show is one of the biggest gardening and horticultural shows in the region, and this year, more than ever, it is Rooted in Maine.

MaineMaine Maple Sunday Maple Sunday, March 25th, is celebrated all over the state. But you can enjoy amber gold right here when you with the deliciousness that Dave has cooked up…

•Maple Chocolate Chip cookies
•Maple-walnut brownies
•Baked Granola with yogurt and maple syrup
•Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Butter and house-made maple syrup
•Belgian Waffles with Blueberry Butter and house-made maple syrup
•Old Fashion Doughnuts with nutmeg and Maple Syrup

Donuts with house made maple syrup

All our guests are invited to join us daily to check the buckets and sample the delicious sap.

maine maple sunday every week in Freeport

RESERVE your fireplace room today and check out the SPRING AHEAD special when you stay with us for 3 nights.

Craft Beer, Bed & Breakfast-Summer Travel in Freeport

June 5, 2017 by Kelleigh Dulany

Craft Beers at the Brewster House

Do you carry a copy of the Maine Guild Beer Trail Map Passort on your person at all times?  Do you routinely find yourself debating the merits of IPAs versus Sours?  Your visit to Maine just got a whole lot easier & more fun – introducing Big Brewstah.  Our newest family addition arrived a few short weeks ago and we can’t stop talking, tweeting and instagram’ing about it.  5 specially selected, Maine specific craft beers on tap here in Freeport Maine.  Call the Brewster House home as you venture to Portland (a myriad breweries), New Castle (Oxbow) or as far as Belfast (Marshal Wharf) by day and return every evening for a perfect Porch Pounder Craft Beer (thank you for the nickname, Colleen!)

Porch at the Brewster house

Porch Pounder Anyone?

Need more reason to come for a visit? How about the LL Bean Concert series?  The newly released schedule features blues great Matt Andersen on July 4th.  Langhorne Slim & The Law on July 8. A bluegrass festival on July 22 will feature four musical acts, including 2017 Grammy award winner for Best Bluegrass Album, the O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor.  R&B artist Mayer Hawthorne on July 29, and multi-platinum country singer Sarah Evans on August 5, concluding with the legendary Bruce Hornsby on September 2.  Pre-game with us on our porch and then enjoy a leisurely stroll to the show.

Tell us about your favorite style beer when you book your stay and chances are we’ll have a great Maine-centric brew for you to compare to it.

craft beer flightStill craving more?  Sign up to receive our newsletter and you’ll be the first to learn about all the great classes and beer pairing events happening year round.  After recently concluding our 3rd “Twist & Stout” fresh soft pretzelsclass we’re excited to share our 90 minute class with all of you.  Learn how to mix, shape & bake these Bavarian delights and enjoy tasting them with 4 local brews & artisanal mustard.  Afternoons at your favorite B&B just got more sharable! See  you soon!

Mothers Day Getaway

April 10, 2017 by Kelleigh Dulany

Wine TastingShop, Sip & Snooze this Mother’s Day! Can it get any better?! May 14th is almost here and you haven’t made special plans?  Fear Not!  We’ve put together a great Mother’s Day getaway sure to please.  Treat the special  mom in your life to deluxe accommodations,  gourmet 3 course breakfasts PLUS a Cava (that’s Spanish sparkling wine) tasting, discounts to all your favorite shopping in town & a relaxing massage here on site.

All our Saturday evening guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary Cava tasting from 4-6 with our favorite wine aficionado, Colleen Callahan from SoPo Wines, on hand to walk you through the varietals while Dave pairs those with delicious Spanish meats & cheeses.

But how about a massage to indulge your mamasita?   We’ve secured a talented massage therapist to be onsite from 11-4 on Saturday.  Stay with us for 2 nights and moms can enjoy a complimentary 30 minute Deep Tissue, Reflexology or Thai massage or upgrade to a full hour for only $30 more.

Book now and we’ll sweeten the deal with homemade truffles awaiting your arrival.

Indulge yourself this May and be our guest at the Brewster House. This offer available via online or phone reservations only and can not be combined with other specials.

 

 

 

Enjoy Fourth of July at the Brewster House B&B

June 29, 2016 by Kelleigh Dulany

Have a hankering for a real small-town America Fourth of July? Well, we have limited availability, but if you hustle you might still snag a reservation at the Brewster House B&B. The day starts with the Freeport town parade rolling right down Main Street outside our door–watch it from the comfort of our front porch–and ends with a bang on the L.L. Bean Campus. . . literally!

Here’s the roundup of Freeport Fourth of July activities:

 

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Walk from the Brewster House B&B down to the L.L. Bean campus and enjoy the local fireworks.

 

 

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