Brewster House Bed & Breakfast (Freeport, Maine Coast)

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How to Vacation and Save on Gas

April 12, 2011 by Kelleigh Dulany

With all the news about rising gasoline prices, what could be more timely than special offers from Bed and Breakfasts, including our B&B in Freeport Maine, to help you save on gas prices, while still being able to enjoy your vacation?

Brewster House has several gas-saving packages throughout the 2011 travel season. We’re participating with the Better Way to Stay program, to help travelers enjoy their travel time, without worrying about fuel.

Our Maine Lighthouse Tour package provides a self-guided driving tour, with complete turn-by-turn directions, map, and guidebook, with a $50 gas card to offset some of those driving costs! In addition, you’ll have a two night stay at our delightful Freeport Maine Bed & Breakfast, with full, hot, gourmet breakfasts each morning, shopping at L.L. Bean and the Freeport outlets and shops, and a $50 dining gift certificate.

If you’re thinking of vacationing in the fall to see the fall colors, our Fall Foliage Surf & Turf package is just what the doctor ordered! Two nights at Brewster House, a $100 gift card to L.L. Bean, a $50 dinner gift card, and a self-guided tour (with guide book and maps) of some of the best fall foliage areas. This special has been called “a steal of a deal” by Smarter Travel.

We also have a scaled-down version, Fall Foliage Lite, which includes two nights, the foliage tour, and a $25 gas card.

Whenever you plan to come, we have a getaway that will help you enjoy your vacation in Maine!

Maine Foliage Update, New England Foliage Map

September 29, 2009 by Kelleigh Dulany

October leaves in MaineThe fall foliage season is well under way in Maine and throughout New England.

Normally, in Maine, the colors change from north to south and from west to east. While this is predominantly the case this year, there are significant areas in the middle of the state, in the Highlands area, that are a bit ahead of schedule. Similarly, New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Highway is having an early change, too.

Maine’s foliage area information is updated weekly on the state’s foliage site and map. Today we learned that Yankee Magazine (the magazine of New England) has a foliage map of the New England region, as well.

Along Kancamagus HighwayAs both of these maps reflect, the area along the Maine coast from Freeport to Belfast has only small amounts of color at this point. You would have trouble convincing visitors of this, however. Driving from Portland to Freeport yesterday, there was a lot of green left on the trees (at least 70%), but there was a lot of nice color, too.

What this seems to indicate is that we should have a nice, long, foliage season, with colors changing a bit each day, and different stretches of highway changing into peak color at different times. We think this is the ideal pattern, to maximize the time for great viewing of the fall colors.

Armed with the foliage maps for the area, you can certainly plan your visit to be in the area you want at the right time for peak foliage, but be careful if you want to visit on October weekends, as college homecoming and parents’ weekends, Columbus Day weekend, and other events compete with foliage viewers for guest rooms in hotels and B&B’s throughout the region.

Our various foliage tour packages (from $389, all inclusive) have filled many of our weekend rooms, but there are still a few available, with more selection on weekdays.

Enjoy the spectacular show of fall foliage color in Maine!

See Maine’s Fall Colors! Foliage Packages for Every Budget

August 27, 2009 by Kelleigh Dulany

One of the many things we love about Maine is the fantastic display of fall colors! No where else can claim such a combination of fall foliage and the beautiful Maine coast.

Last year our Fall Foliage Surf and Turf package was the most successful package we’ve ever created, due in no small measure to the article from Smarter Travel, calling it “a steal of a deal”, appearing on the front page of Yahoo!

Since we’re mindful of the, shall we say, shaky economic conditions, we’ve created a new, more modestly priced version, and, because the foliage driving tour is fairly lengthy, an extended, three night version, as well.

Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009

Our 2009 Fall Foliage Surf and Turf package includes two nights, double occupancy in a queen room at Brewster House, a two-hour cruise for two on an antique schooner, a self-driving tour (with detailed driving directions) of coastal foliage areas, a $100 gift card at Freeport’s L.L. Bean, a $50 restaurant gift certificate, a $50 gasoline card, a souvenir mug, chocolates, etc. The all-inclusive price for this package is $649.

Fall Foliage Tour Lite

The “lite” version of our Fall Foliage Tour includes two nights at Brewster House, double occupancy in a queen room, a $25 gasoline card, and the same driving tour of the coastal foliage areas as in the Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009 package. The all-inclusive price for the “lite” version is $389.

Fall Foliage Surf and Turf 2009 – Extended

Because the driving tour of the foliage areas is lengthy, and can easily take all day – especially if you stop to shop, eat, or visit lighthouses or other attractions along the route, we’ve provided and extended option – add a third night for only $100. This will give you time to break up the drive, make sure you have time for the schooner sail, dinner at the restaurant, and (sometimes most importantly) use that L.L. Bean gift card.

Book these fall foliage packages on our web site, or call with questions or special requests. We can alter these packages to tailor them to your specific needs.

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