Brewster House at Christmas

Can It Be That Time Already?


With the wet weather we experienced in June and July, the few days (OK, couple of weeks) of hot weather in late August, and the cool and rainy September, it feels like we never really had any summer to speak of. Now that fall foliage is well underway, it is time to start thinking about Sparkle!


For many, Sparkle is an annual event in Freeport, and their rooms are booked a year in advance. For those just discovering Sparkle, you are in for an old-fashioned, small-town, treat.


Sparkle is the first weekend in December (December 4, 5 and 6, this year), and includes L.L. Bean's Northern Lights celebration, their enormous Christmas tree, ice carving demonstrations, a parade (complete with Santa on a lobster boat), sales in many of the stores, a Christmas decoration contest, and more!


Read more about Sparkle.


Maine Foliage Update


The fall foliage season is well under way in Maine and throughout New England.

Normally, in Maine, the colors change from north to south and from west to east. While this is predominantly the case this year, there are significant areas in the middle of the state, in the Highlands area, that are a bit ahead of schedule. Similarly, New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway is having an early change, too.


We have recently seen two maps of the foliage areas that we'd like to share with you.


More on the foliage status.


Recipe: Gluten-free Quiche with Goat Cheese


Like many innkeepers, we find that a number of our guests need gluten-free meals. In searching for this type of thing, Ruth came across this quiche from Martha Stewart, which we served today, to high praise from all the guests!

We served it as presented this morning, but will be trying it in the near future with fresh spinach and sun-dried tomatoes added, as well.


Get the quiche recipe.


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Upcoming Events


October 2-4            Bates College Parents & Families weekend

October 12             Thanksgiving (Canada); Columbus Day (USA)

October 30 - Nov 1  Bowdoin College Parents Weekend

November 1            Daylight Savings Time ends

November 13-15     Girlfriends Getaway Weekend in Freeport

November 26-29     Thanksgiving Weekend (USA)

November 27          Moonlight Madness in Freeport (12:00 a.m.)

December 4-6         Sparkle Weekend in Freeport

December 4            Historic Freeport B&B Open Houses


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!

Keep up with Freeport and Brewster House at our News blog. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We're looking forward to your next visit to Brewster House!

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

180 Main Street, Freeport Maine 04032 USA | (207) 865-4121 | (800) 865-0822 | [email protected]