Entries tagged with “Social Media”.


Since i last wrote here??…. Time flies in this place and its just been very very busy what with everything we do here but that is no excuse! Its time to allow time for blogging, newslettering, facebooking, tweeting oh and some work too running this place…

 

I’m at a big social media seminar in Portland this week where the secrets of how to do all this and do it better, i hope will be explained. In fact Flyte Media running the seminar love the book “social media, an hour a day”! Which hour would you like? 24th? 25th? 26th? LOL

Anyway, thats enough of all that, whats been going on here since i last blogged…

Well we have a fantastic Facebook fan page right here that really seems to of taken on a life of its own… 242 fans and counting!! Whoohoo! Click the link, then click “become a fan” and keep up to date with all that we’re up to. Lots of pics and soon to have video too.

We’ve started tweeting on Twitter and i think when i get back from the seminar i’ll know more to get that started properly. Heres the link  Twitter and search for BrewsterInn and thats where you’ll find us

 

Laura our guest “that never left” from CT has been up to redo 2 more rooms. The Hideaway and Fern rooms have now changed and the Hideaway looks great.

 

Its our seaside theme and looks so much better than how it used to look. Its part of the old 3 car garage.

 

The Fern room (our handicapped accessible room) is still being finished but already looks better. When we get the official pics, i’ll post them here.

 

Next on Lauras list and starting tomorrow (21/9) is the Game room, one of the big wood paneled rooms is going to be upgraded and have additions. The rooms a great room but we’re just going to make it better with pics to follow soon.

 

Outside the garden has been worked on a lot this summer. Its changed so much. All the pics and info are on our Facebook fan page but heres a few for a taster

The 2 big trees at the back in the pic  below will be coming down in a week or so by an arborist. Both the trees have turkey tail fungus and big splits in them so its time to bring them down before they come down on their own

 

And the bark mulch that we’ll have when we chip up as much of these 2 trees as we can, as well as being used for landscaping will be put under under the 2 trees below at one of the main entrances. Combine that with a new and fancy postbox and maybe a nice seat under the trees and it will look great!

We also in 2010 plan to start to bring the lilac hedges back to the Brewster Inn from when the Governor lived here. Thats one thing that a lot of people that used to live in the town that come and stay say, that they always used to be able to smell the lilacs round town, well we plan  for that to happen once again.

Business has been excellent again this year and each year just seems to get better and better. So many guests keep coming back along with new guests and it really does make it all worthwhile. The house will soon be pretty much repaired throughout hopefully by the year  end and when the trains running again round the walk thru conservatory, the house is fixed! Until we have the next idea anyway… like the best ways to heat this place in the winter which we’re pondering right now. Thinking of zoning all the rooms with their own thermostats as we’ve had enough of the system in its present form where you have to heat the whole 8000 sq ft even if you just have 3 rooms sold

 

Till next time!

Lots of big things happening at the Brewster right now.

First of all we finally got the YouTube together of our appearance on national tv on HGTV that aired in June 2008. Here it is and when you hit “play”, fast forward about 2.37 to find our bit. We like it and hope you will too. It was fun to do.

 Its been a great winter for us and business has been excellent. Snowmobilers are one group that we market towards as we’re right by the trail for ITS 85 which takes you up towards Greenville, Jackman, Millinocket and the North Country. We have become business sponsors of a big charity in Maine that helps the handicapped called Pine Tree Camp This is a charity that a lot of snowmobile clubs in the State support and just 4 months into the year more than $121,000 has been raised that will benefit this very worthwhile cause from various fund raising events.

The second part of today’s blog is all about social media. This is a fast developing medium that is available to us in so many ways to help publicise the inn and to make us more successful in what we do here, bringing more people into this beautiful part of Maine.

Facebook is one way that we promote ourselves and what we do here at the Brewster Inn.
On Facebook we have our official page that you will find if you search for “Brewster Inn Dexter Maine” which has info, loads of photos and brochures (as well as they can display them) and we’d love it if you’re on Facebook and clicked “become a fan”. If you have stayed before, we’d love you to become a fan too and keep up to date with us and our regular updates with what’s happening in Dexter Maine until we see you again the next time in the future.

Also I have my own page on Facebook and if you search for “Brewster Inn Dexter” that’s where you find me, “become a friend” and see what I’m up to in my everyday life running our unique, special and very historic Inn.

The idea is that if you haven’t stayed before, you’ll learn so much more about us before you get here, and for you and our returning guests it will be like friends meeting up again. It works very well as we have a lot of guests on both pages

We hope very much that you would like to join us.

 

See you again soon with a post all about a new marketing idea we’re working on