Brewster House Bed & Breakfast

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Getting Ready for Summer

Bramley House B&B, Chipping Campden, EnglandOne of the ideas behind our recent trip (more on that below) to England, Wales and Scotland (besides sightseeing, enjoying the countryside and history, of course) was to stay in some B&B's in the UK, to see if the innkeepers there did things differently than we do here, and to see if there were ideas we could use to enhance the experience for visitors to Brewster House. We stayed in some lovely B&B's in all three countries, had wonderful visits with the innkeepers, and traded experiences. While we found that some things seem to be the same the world over, there are definitely some important differences, too.

Ardconnel House, InvernessOne lovely B&B was Bramley House (right), in Chipping Campden, in England's Cotswolds. Another was Ardconnel House (left) in Inverness, Scotland. Others were Bodalwyn Guest House in Aberystwyth, Wales, Dunsford Guest House in Keswick, in England's Lake District, Glenalmond House in Edinburgh, Scotland, and The Apothecary's House in Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales, England.

Each B&B was unique and reflected the tastes and personalities of the innkeepers. Still, there were many similarities between them, and between the UK bed and breakfasts and Brewster House.

We think you'll be pleased to find some small, but important, additions the next time you visit. From hospitality trays in the guest rooms to improving our coffee service, we hope to provide a higher level of hospitality, and a more enjoyable Bed and Breakfast experience for our guests.

Fuel Saver Special Gets Noticed

You may have noticed our Specials page on the Brewster House web site. Apparently you're not alone! We've had notices from Kiplinger and Marketwatch (to name just two) that they were including reference to our Fuel Saver special in the online editions of their publications.

Current Specials

In addition to the "Fuel Saver" special (a $25 gas gift card with a two night stay, $50 with a three night or longer stay) through July, we have several other current specials you may want to consider for your upcoming travel plans.

Through May 11 we continue our Show Your Card and Save special for AAA members.

Portland Schooner Co.We have two packages with schooner sails through Portland Schooner Co. Sail Into the Sunset is an all-inclusive experience of a lifetime, with a sunset sail, two nights lodging, an L.L. Bean shopping spree and an a $50 restaurant card, and more! Schooners and Lighthouses adds a two hour schooner trip to your room, and also provides a driving tour of area lighthouses.

Fox Ridge Golf ClubBrewster House is pleased to partner once again this year with Fox Ridge Golf Course to offer greens fees packages on New England's premier championship course. Our Free Golf special provides one greens fee with shared cart with a two night stay at Brewster House, valid Sun-Thursday nights (both nights must be Sun-Thurs). The Stay 'n Play special includes a night's lodging and one greens fee with shared cart. Extra greens fees with cart can be added at a very good rate!

Coastal Maine Botanical GardensWe are also delighted to offer you a very special opportunity to see the outstanding spring flowers, rhododendrons and other beautiful plants at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Our arrangement with the Botanical Gardens allows us to provide our guests with admission tickets at a discount.

How Do Innkeepers Take A Vacation?

As we noted last time, hat's a question we are often asked. The answer, in this case, is that we pick a very slow time and put out the "No Vacancy" sign.

Highland Cow - ScotlandThat's exactly what we did in March and early April of this year. As noted above, we stayed in B&B's in England, Scotland and Wales and had an absolutely marvelous time. The day-by-day online Journal can be found on our web site, here. For any gluttons for punishment who would like to see more photos, just email and we'll be happy to provide a link to the web site where our photos are available.

Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events coming up along the Maine coast and in Freeport in the coming weeks:

AAA Show Your Card and Save:  April 24 - May 11, 2008
University of Southern Maine Commencement: May 10, 2008
L.L. Bean Spring Discovery Weekend: May 10-11, 2008
Memorial Day/Weekend: May 23-26, 2008
Bowdoin College Commencement: May 23-25, 2008
Bates College Commencement: May 23-25, 2008
Colby College Commencement: May 24-25, 2008
Womens Ride for Heart Health: June 1, 2008
Portland Old Port Festival: June 1, 2008
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (FREE) April Verch: June 14
L.L. Bean Paddle Sports Festival: June 21
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (FREE) Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: June 21
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (FREE) Martin Sexton: June 28
Region 1 Youth Soccer Championships: June 28 - July 3
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (FREE) Toby Lightman: July 4
L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series (FREE) Daryl Hall: July 5

Did You Enjoy Your Stay at Brewster House?

We certainly hope you did! If there is anything we can do to make your 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 or on, and please let us know you have done so!

We're looking forward to your next visit to Brewster House!

Scott & Ruth
Scott & Ruth Thomas
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast