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The Brewster Inn, a bed and breakfast in Dexter, Maine, is located less than an hour's drive from Bangor and beautiful Moosehead Lake. Escape to the tranquility of The Maine Highlands. The Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway, special events, parties, and weddings. We also offer the Inn as a facility space for corporate meetings and group retreats of all kinds.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, quiet weekend of relaxation, wedding or retreat location, business facility, or a vacation filled with outdoor activities, The Brewster Inn, our bed and breakfast near Bangor, Maine, welcomes you!

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The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and was the family home of former Maine Governor and Senator Owen Brewster. If you ever saw the 3-time "Golden Globe" and 5-time Oscar award-winning film "The Aviator" starring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes, then you will have seen Alan Alda from MASH playing Senator Owen Brewster, who was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down.

Presidents Truman and Taft, 7 Senators (that we're aware of), and Louis B Mayer, the founder of MGM Films, have all been and stayed here. The house was remodeled in 1934 by Maine's (and quite possibly New England's) most famous architect, John Calvin Stevens.

Our home was shown on TV across the USA on HGTV in June 2008 on "If Walls Could Talk" and has been replayed numerous times since then.

We are proud to be part of such fascinating history!

DESTINATION DEXTER!!

Our location is pretty much the geographical centre point of Maine, hence the term "Destination Dexter.".

Guests use The Brewster Inn as a home base for their Maine vacations, providing them with the perfect starting point in which to enjoy day trips to destinations such as: Moosehead Lake: - 1-hour drive (38 miles), Camden: - 1 hour and 42-minute drive (67 miles), Bar Harbor: - 2-hour drive (87 miles), Freeport and LLBean: - 1 hour and 40-minute drive (99 miles), Portland: - 2-hour drive (115 miles), Canada: - (3 hours).» Read More

Explore the area and all of its quaint charm while lodging with us at The Brewster Inn. Walk to shops in Dexter, where you will find a variety of shopping for antiques and Maine-made items. Take a drive or bicycle ride around the area and experience an abundance of scenic views from Lake Wassookeag to charming farms and beautiful countryside. » Read More about Dexter Maine

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Environmental Leader of Maine-Certified GREEN Lodging Enjoy the brisk fresh air and beautiful scenery of a Maine winter here at the Inn. Snowmobiling is a popular sport during winter, and Dexter, Maine is located on the ITS (Interconnected Trail System) snowmobile trail.

Also during the cooler months, you can enjoy activities such as our winter town festival, complete with horse-drawn sled rides. Snowshoeing, skiing, and ice fishing are also popular activities. In the warmer months, enjoy Dexter's public parks and beach, water sports, fishing, and more...

Don't miss our NEW BLOG for the latest news about The Brewster Inn, Dexter, Maine, Moosehead Lake, and special events in the surrounding Highlands area. We also list our Last-Minute Specials for extra savings on lodging and/or Inn packages.

Read a letter to the editor of The Daily ME from visitors to the town of Dexter and The Brewster Inn.

Enjoy the spirit, charm, and scenic beauty of rural Maine while enjoying lodging in lovely accommodations at the historic Brewster Inn.



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From Our Blog

Things to do in Maine. Part 2
Monday, March 24, 2014

The Brewster Inn in Dexter Maine is a great base for your Maine vacation. Dexter is the geographical centre of Maine and so by spending numerous nights here as many of my guests do, it enables you to stay in excellent accommodation with great room rates that don’t go up in the summer and au... .. read more..

Things to see and do in Maine
Saturday, March 15, 2014

So what am I going to blog about this year at the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine? I’ve decided anything and everything. Of course there’s going to be updates about whats happening at the Brewster Inn, but I’m also going to expand it. I’m going to write about events and happenin... .. read more..

A new start on the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine blog!
Monday, January 20, 2014

You know its January as The Brewster Inn Dexter Maine blog suddenly reappears again. Its been a while since I last posted but this time (yes I know I’ve said that a few times) I really do plan to keep it going. I’ve read a lot of stuff on blogging and looking at blogs,  and […] .. read more..