Winters here now at the Brewster Inn. Theres plenty of snow on the gound, the snowmobilers are out on the trail right next to us and business is good!

We’re busy marketing towards more winter and spring business at the minute and its working well.

We have new brochures just printed which will start to find their way out and about in the coming days all designed by my excellent designer Kim!

 

I think i’ve shown these first products before but they’re worth showing again..

Our 9×4 rack card that goes into all the tourist information centres in the State as well as various other establishments. It will soon be reprinted with some new photos due to the room changes that we’ve made but the wordage will stay as is

 

 

Our “Thank You” card that we send out to guests when they leave after a stay. We sell these too at 5 for $8 or $2 each. They’re blank inside and can be used for all occassions. On the front they have a beautiful painting of the house and on the back theres an image of our sign and a brief history of the Brewster

 

 

Next we have our Scrapbooking and Craft brochure that is aimed at groups of artisans and crafters who want to get away from their normal lives and come to the Brewster and work on their scrapbooks, quilts, beading or whatever their skill maybe and either just stay for a few hours, a day and night or a weekend. Various packages all inc food and lodging are available on request. These brochures are also available on www.brewsterinn.com or by giving us a call and we’d be very happy to mail one out to you.

We’ve already done a few of these events and they work really well and we love doing them here

 

 

Check out our new snowmobile brochure on the next page!

Come and have your wedding day at the Brewster Inn.  We’ve discovered we have a very special and unique setting for weddings and having done 8 in the last 2 years ranging from 20 to 200 people and we know that we can give you the perfect surroundings for your special day.

The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a former Maine Governor and Government Senators family home.  A portrayal of this family is seen in the Golden Globe award winning movie “The Aviator” starring Leonardo De Caprio (as Howard Hughes) and Alan Alda (as senator Ralph Owen Brewster).  In June 2008 we were showcased on national TV on HGTV “If Walls Could Talk” due to the many famous people that have been here over the years Inc Presidents, Senators and other well known figures.  We are proud to be part of such fascinating history!

We exhibited at a big bridal show in Bangor ME last Sunday and came away with 14 very good enquiries.  We’d certainly like to convert as many of those as we can over the next 2 years into very special wedding events.

Why should people get married at the Brewster Inn?

The uniqueness of the home and gardens as described above.  We don’t have your typical wedding venue which in a lot of cases is a brick conference centre surrounded by tarmac car park where they may do 2 weddings in 2 separate halls side by side at the same time, or tell you that you have a time slot between 11 and 3 but you must all be gone by 3.30 so that they can get ready for the next wedding that’s on from 5 to 9.  No, what we do is give you the whole property and gardens for the day.  It’s yours to enjoy for the best day of your life.

We have 10 guest rooms which can accommodate as many as 37 people and range from expansive to cosy, all offering a distinct personality. Each has a private bath, quality mattresses, AC, cable TV, DVD players with an excellent selection of movies for all ages. Some feature king size beds, fireplaces, original wood panelling, window seats and original tiled bathrooms. Others offer a view of the gardens or a whirlpool bath for 2. One handicapped accessible guestroom is also available. WI-FI is available throughout the Inn.

We have 2.5 acres of gardens in which we can put very large tents to hold your wedding and assure you privacy at all times due to the trees and bushes around the property line.  With the various ornamental structures in our gardens there are so many opportunities for the perfect spot in which to get married and to have your photographs taken which will hold your wedding memories forever.

 

We do things a little differently here.  We like to think of ourselves as being flexible where we don’t tell you which photographer, florist or caterer you’ll use.  Of course we have recommendations but you can choose.  We’re not “fussy” either so you can pretty much do what you like to make your day the best ever.

As for the cost for the your event here, we know we work out very well on price too so there’s another big reason to have your special day here

For people coming longer distance and looking for a mini vacation whilst at your wedding, our location is pretty much the geographical centre point of Maine hence the term we use “Destination Dexter”.
Guests base their vacation here at the Brewster Inn and this provides them with the perfect point in which to enjoy their Maine vacation where everything is within easy reach.  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).

Take a look at our wedding page and some of the weddings we’ve done with our slideshow

Slideshow

Brewster Inn tour

Brewster Inn wedding page

 

 

 

Just took these pictures  up the road from the Brewster Inn in Dexter a couple of days ago.. its looking really pretty up here right now with all the fall colours and the leaf peepers are out in force and thats a good thing..

 

Autumn “fall” is coming and the leaves are changing. Its a little early right now but over the next 4 weeks the leaf colour change  will really start to happen. Maine is well known for autumn foliage and leaf peepers who will travel long distance to see it happen and being where we are right in the centre of the state and close to I95, we get a lot of guests coming to stay. We are within easy reach of so many places, Greenville and Moosehead lake, Mt Katahdin, Arcadia National Park and Baxter State Park as well as having so many scenic drives all around us here in Dexter Maine.

We’re running plenty of “specials” this autumn giving great deals on accommodations here at the Brewster Inn so you too can come and experience the colour that we get to see up here.

Heres photos from the last couple of years showing the beautiful autumn colour

See you soon!!!

Since my last post in May??

We’ve been busy! Business has been excelent and even better than last year! The Rose and Truman rooms have changed totaly to what you see below all courtesy of our guest friend Laura from CT who redesigned the Blueberry room last year

Rose room

Truman room

 

For those of you that stayed prior to the change in the Blueberry room last year, here it is. It looks so much different!

The living room has changed too and looks quite colourful now

As has the Sun Porch too…

The Brewster clothing range is out and selling very well!

We’ve sold 60 fleece jackets this year and now have just brought out our polo shirt design

The detail of the 2 logos is brilliant!

The fleeces are $35.99 for a quarter zip or $39.99 for a full length zip in 4 colours shown here

The Brewster polo’s are $29.99 available in different sizes and colours which will appear here soon

 The gardens are being worked on now and as well as new planting all along the front lawn (no pics of that yet) we’ve pulled up all the old barberry bushes that ran from the one drive entrance to the other. Its something we had planned to for some time as unlike when the Brewsters were here and it was one perfectly manicured hedge all the way along, by the time we got here, there were just little little islands of bushes with big gaps in between and maples growing up through them. All the dead wood was in the inside and all the greenery was on the outside and when you trimmed them you were just left with the dead stuff.

Well they are no more as these pics will show and the difference just by pulling them out is impressive. It opens the front up so much more and makes the house stand out better. We love it!!

Before

 During

 After

 

This summer we commissioned a Maine company to paint the Inn and we’ve now brought out our very own “Brewster” card for all occasssions and its selling pretty well at $2 each or 5 for $8 inc envelopes with decent sticky on the flaps!

The picture is how i envisage the gardens looking at the front of the house in 2 years time and on the back you have an image of our sign and the history of the house 

  

And below we have our new brochure! Well not exactly “new” as such as its been out 6 months but we love it and it works so well for our business

 

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