Many of our guests are aware that each bed and breakfast has a personality that reflects the personalities of its owners. That will mean that some are casual, some more "dressed up." Some are country, some city, and some are somewhere in between. In general, just like people you meet, rather than being a problem, the differences can add to the enjoyment.
Apparently that isn't the case for everyone. A week or two ago the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) released the results of a study, asking travelers their perception of staying at bed and breakfast inns, and why they would not choose to stay at a B&B. The results revealed some interesting myths about staying in B&Bs. This link is an article listing the findings, and the myth-busting replies.
Stepping back a bit from the results, it really looks like the concern isn't so much what the travelers say about the B&Bs, but what they don't say. That is, they seem to be concerned that they just don't know what they are going to get when they choose a bed and breakfast.
The list includes decor, shared bathrooms, breakfast seating arrangements, curfews, and whether or not children or pets are allowed. But are these really problems? We know some guests who prefer separate tables for each group of guests, and others who love the interaction of a single dining table. Some like a more modern style of decor, while others revel in the historic accuracy of period decor.
Our Faces Are Red!
Our past guests will receive a postcard from us (some have already received them). We're embarrassed to admit that some of them went in the mail before we caught a typo - in the phone number! If you call us please use the correct number (207-865-4121), so we don't inundate the nice people at 4141!
Spring Has Finally Sprung
Amid some early spring drizzle and last weekend's last-gasp-of-winter dusting of snow, Freeport has arrived, fully gilded, in Spring!
May 9 Mothers Day
May 15 USM Graduation
May 22 Colby College Baccalaureate
May 23 Colby College Commencement
May 24 Victoria Day (Canada)
May 28-31 Memorial Day Weekend
May 28-30 Bowdoin College Commencement Weekend
May 28-30 Bates College Commencement Weekend
June 4-6 Bowdoin College Reunion Weekend
June 19 L.L. Bean Green Expo
June 20 Fathers Day
June 21 Summer Begins
June 26 L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series 2010 (artist TBA)
A consistent favorite at Brewster House is our Strawberry Croissant French Toast. The croissants are sliced in half and cooked much the same as any other French toast, but the syrup is a Fresh Strawberry Syrup, so there are slices of strawberry between the slices and on top. Sometimes on Independence Day we mix the red of the strawberries with Maine blueberries, then top with whipped cream for a very patriotic effect.
Did You Enjoy Your Stay At Brewster House?
We certainly hope so! If there was anything we could have done to make your visit more enjoyable, please email and let us know. If you'd like to share your comments with others, it's never too late to post a review on TripAdvisor!
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We're looking forward to your next visit to Brewster House!
Scott & Ruth
Scott & Ruth Thomas, Innkeepers