Happy New Year!
Our New Year started with a Nor'easter - which we hope is not a sign of the year to come! We were well prepared, as the weather reports had said that a big storm was moving up the Atlantic coast on January 1, and like many big storms, turning to the northeast, toward Nova Scotia. Had that been the entire story, the storm would have missed us.
This time, however, the storm had a backward movement, settling back onto the Maine coast, and dumping feet of snow on Maine, accompanied by strong, gusty, winds. We ended up with about 16-18 inches of snow overnight on January 2, with even more snow north and west of us. Read more about the storm...
Continuing by popular demand, our Shop, Dine and Stay special, which began in December, has been extended through January 31, 2010.
The special includes two nights at Brewster House (queen room, double-occupancy - but other options are available for the other rooms), a $100 L.L. Bean gift certificate (and with their Winter Sale, that will really make your dollars stre-e-e-etch), and a $50 gift certificate at Azure Cafe. Add a third night for only $100. All taxes are included in this special.
There is plenty to do in the winter months in Maine!
Winter activities abound throughout the area. There is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at nearby Pineland Farms, with miles of groomed trails. They even have a short video to give you a glimpse of it! For the adventurous, you can also cross-country (Nordic) ski or snowshoe at Wolfes Neck Woods State Park in Freeport. The trails there are well-used, but not groomed.
Are you interested in snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, but need a bit of help to get started? L.L. Bean's Flagship Store in Freeport has introductory lessons as part of their Outdoor Discovery Program for only $15 per person, December through March as conditions allow on Saturdays and Sundays. Cross-country skiing is at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and snowshoeing is at 9:30 a.m. and noon. No pre-registration is required, and all equipment is provided.
January 16 Martin Luther King holiday
February 12-14 Valentine's Weekend
February 15 Presidents' Day holiday
February 26-28 Spa, Knit and Spin Conference
March 14 Daylight Savings Time begins
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
March 19-20 Maine Boatbuilders Show
March 28 Maine Maple Sugar Sunday
Did You Enjoy Your Stay at Brewster House?
We certainly hope you did! If there is anything we can do to make your next stay more enjoyable, please email or call us to let us know! If you would like to share your comments on your stay with others, please consider posting a review on Trip Advisor!
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Scott & Ruth
Scott & Ruth Thomas, Innkeepers