Entries tagged with “white water rafting”.


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 happenings in the area including the city of Bangor that’s only 40min from here. I’m going to tell you about businesses that I work with locally that provide services for my guests whether you want to know about the restaurants I enjoy going to or where do you rent snowmobiles in the area, where is  the best river to be white water rafting and of course if you want to see moose, who is the guide I recommend for that.

I’ll be telling you all about great hikes, scenery and attractions to see, museums, theatres, where can you see the remains of a crashed B52 bomber that is now a memorial site not too far from here, who are the bands playing at the Waterfront Concerts in Bangor this year. I might even occasionally give the odd review of a great product I’ve found. Some of my blog posts will include video including a complete video blog from time to time

The Brewster Inn Dexter Maine is a four season destination and I’m going to show you everything you can see and do in my part of Maine

In the 7  years I’ve been here, a lot has happened and I’ve learned a lot too. It’s been busy, incredibly busy actually, and the Brewster Inn keeps growing and getting busier every year, but now as I move into my next year here in Dexter, I’m hoping to free up some time to be able to make the blog more regular now. I’ve read up a lot of stuff on blogging from a lot of people that tell you the right way to do things. Well the best way to learn is to write, write and write, and that is what I’m going to do probably about once a week. If I miss a week, look for a couple the next week or so. Nothing too long, but just enough to give you good information hopefully each time you revisit the blog..

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Something i’ve always wanted is to get more international guests staying  at the Brewster Inn here in Dexter Maine. We’ve always had a small amount find us on the web each year BUT i wanted to work harder again to get more. In 2009 i signed up to be part of the contingent of attractions and accommodations group representing Maine  at the annual getting together  from all the New England States at the Discover New England international tourism summit where they all  promote their business and area in short 8min meetings to a large group of US and European based receptive and tour operators from countries such as UK, France, Italy and Germany.

The “buyers” as i’ll call them are broken into groups like the ” receptives” that are companies that make the tour packages for the trade such as Travalco AlliedTPro and Tourmappers . These are all  companies that the Brewster Inn has contracts with now to supply our product to the world tourism market.  There were many tour operators there too like  Bon Voyage and Audley Travel and America As You Like It 

Already in  3 summits as i’m now just back from the latest one held at the Omni Mt Washington resort in NH we have a total of 5 receptive contracts with hopefully a couple more contracts to come. The bookings are coming in with just last year alone about 40 room nights from the contracts that we now have. Each year should get better and better as following on from the 27 meetings that i had at this years summit, i’m now talking to the tour operators about who we have contracts with that they can buy from and what packages we are planning on putting together so that when guests come they can experience real Maine like moosewatching, white water rafting, snowmobiling or hiking to name just a few.

Attending the DNE summit as a small tourism related  business in Maine is a great way to network and show off our part of the USA to the world. Its hard work, takes a lot of planning but the long term benefits for the Brewster Inn could and hopefully will be significant. I’ll be at the next summit in 2012.

What a strange winter that was. We got the usual snow right up to the end of Dec and then.. um that was it. Nothing! Everywhere else in the country that doesn’t usually get any or large amounts of it got hit and we never got any more. It was pretty mild too. 50F in the middle of Feb? Compared to -20F at night in Feb 09 that was a big difference. Just one of the strange examples of living in such a big country i suppose. Obviously we didn’t get the snowmobile trade this winter although we got some. There just wasn’t enough on the ground to compact for the sleds to run properly. Business was still good though which is nice through our quieter period of the year.

 

We’ve still been up to a lot here at the Brewster Inn. Last Nov we had a third of the roof replaced. The slate could just not be repaired anymore and this year the final two thirds will be done. AND after 3 years of saving up for it, we were at last able to completly change the heating system here and go from the old inefficient steam system of 2 40gall boilers and  which had just 3 thermostats controlling the entire 7800 sq ft inn to the most energy efficient hot water system we could.

Now we have 2 very energy efficent 4 gall (yes 4 gall) boilers and wait for it…. 17 (yes seventeen!!) thermostats still being able to use all the old radiators too. It was a long time coming but now we have total control guest comfort here at the Brewster Inn. We also added 2 big propane stoves into the Honeymoon Suite and Game room and the whole project took 8 weeks for local oil company AE Robinson to install. Our oil intake is still going down with the new system working. We’re really pleased.

Check out the Game room pics from the Brewster Inn website to see the new stoves

Summer and Autumn bookings are looking good again for this year already. 2009 was our best year yet and i’m sure we’ll have another great year again in 2010.

For all my loyal blog subscribers and readers, if your thinking of a trip back up to see us this year, just mention that you read this blog article and we will work you out a deal on your next stay at the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine to give you great value for money and an excuse to come and see us for sight seeing, outdoor sports, moose watching, white water rafting, kayaking, hiking, biking, you name it and you can do it all with ease here at the Brewster Inn. Check out our concierge section right here

Also we’ve added massage and spa services now either available here with advance bookings or at a great health and beauty spa about 25min away called Wavelengths

Want to get fit? Stay at the Brewster Inn and get 24hrs a day gym membership at Millside Fitness just a 2 min walk away for just $5 a day! Excellent value for money! I know as i’m a member and lost 40lbs in 5 months!

 

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