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The Brewster Inn

37 Zion's Hill Road
Dexter ME 04930
(207) 924-3130
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Innkeepers: Mark Stephens

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Near Bangor Maine, our Historic Register inn is just 20min off I95 in the town of Dexter.
We have 9 guestrooms all with excellent beds for a peaceful nightís sleep, private bathrooms with shower or tub/shower, all season fireplaces, flat panel TVís, fast free Wi-Fi, independent in room heating / AC and I-Phone docking stations.
The honeymoon suite even has a big whirlpool to unwind in,
One guestroom can take up to 5 people comfortably whilst others can take 4
Just a short 50min ride to the unspoilt, scenic and beautiful Mt Katahdin and Moosehead Lake region, Maine coast and State Parks for day trips to always remember
Your home away from home offers very comfortable lodging, a relaxing and stress free atmosphere, beautiful gardens, screen porch and patio where youíll find a peace and tranquility.
Enjoy a wonderful full breakfast each morning, prepared freshly with main courses that change from savoury to sweet every day
The Brewster Inn is the home of former Senator and Maine Governor Ralph Owen Brewster. He was portrayed in the Oscar winning moving ďThe AviatorĒ by Alan Alda that also starred Leonardo DiCaprio as the billionaire Howard Hughes. Presidents Taft and Truman and Louis Mayer the founder of MGM films have also stayed here in years gone by.
Mark would love to hear from you. Tell him what you need to make your trip to the Brewster Inn special and he will create it just for you with his customer service skills and local expert knowledge
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ATV's Antique Shops Antiquing Apple/Berry Picking
Beach Biking Bird Watching Boating
Canoeing Casino Christmas Tree Farm Classes and Courses
Cross-Country Skiing Cross-Country Skiing Fine Dining Fishing
Golfing Hiking Historical Sites Horse drawn carriage rides
Horseback Riding Hunting Ice Fishing Kayaking
Lake Local Farms and Orchards Maple Syrup Outings Massage services
Moose watching Museum/Galleries National/State Parks Ocean
Picnic Areas River Sailing Scrapbooking
Shopping Sight-seeing Ski Area Skiing
Snowmobiling Snowshoeing Sports Arena Swimming
Tennis Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances Vineyard/Winery Water Sports
Whale Watching Whitewater Rafting Winter Sports Boating
Dogsledding
Amenities
(Amenities may not apply to all rooms - Please Inquire)
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2 Beds In Room Air Conditioned Alarm Clock Amenities Basket
Antiques BBQ Grill Bicycles Available Boat Docks (nearby)
Business Center Business Travel Conference Facilities Conference Room(s)
Connecting Rooms Copier Courtesy Shuttle Crib
DVD Desk Fax Fireplace in Common Area
Fireplace in Room Fitness Center Access Gardens (at inn) Good breakfast
Guest Computer Guest Refrigerator Guest Telephone Hairdryer
Handicapped Accessible High Speed Data Port In room flat screen TV's Ironing Board
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub in Room King Bed Library Luxury robes and towels
Massage Available Meeting Facilities Microwave Parking
Private Baths Queen Bed Retreat/Class Accomodations Screen porches and patios to relax on
Spa Services TV in Room VCR Videos
Wake Up Service Wireless Internet IPod Docking Station
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Bridal and baby showers Eco-Friendly Fall Foliage Family Travel
Gay/Lesbian Travel Girlfriends Getaways Group Events Honeymoons
National Register of Historic Places Receptions Retreats Romantic Escapes
Scrapbooking and craft groups Weddings/Vow Renewals
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Accepts Gift CertificatesBnBFinder.com Gift Certificates
American Express Cash Checks
Discover Master Card Travelers Checks Visa
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AAA Discounts Military Discounts Senior Citizen Discounts
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Associations
Maine Tourism Association
Maine Innkeepers Association
Professional Assoc of Innkeepers
Sebasticook Chamber of Commerce
Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce
Languages Spoken By Innkeeper Go To Top
English
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Brunch Dinner Available Full Breakfast
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Check In Policy:
Arrivals: between 3 - 8 pm. If you anticipate a later arrival then please let us know in advance. Please enquire about late check out or early check in.
Check Out Policy:
Room vacancy and check-out: by 11am. (Necessary due to room prep time for next guests.) You are however very welcome to leave luggage in the hall if you want to spend more time in the area. Please enquire about late check out or early check in.
Cancellation Policy:
Seven days advance notice is normally required for cancellation. If a cancellation is made less than seven days before the arrival date, and we are unable to rent the room, a charge equal to one night's lodging will be incurred. For cancellations made within forty-eight hours of arrival date, or early departures, and we are unable to rent the room, full payment for the booking will be incurred.Cancellations must be made by speaking with us directly or via an acknowledged email (voice mail messages do not constitute cancellation confirmation). If you are worried about the possible need for cancellation, we recommend you purchase travel insurance through a third party for your own financial protection. While we understand the occasional need for last minute cancellations, these cancellations do significantly affect us and therefore our cancellation policy is non-negotiable.
Children:
We welcome children of all ages under normal parental supervision
Childcare: No
Deposit Policy:
A credit card is required to reserve a room. One nightís deposit may be required. Full payment is due prior to departure. For some popular weekends (college graduations, Goat School in June/October, etc.), or for larger groups, we may require an advance deposit which will be non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. We may also require a minimum length of stay at such times.
Pets Welcome
We have two pet friendly rooms. Please call for availability and info
Pets Living At Inn: No
Smoking: Outside
No smoking is permitted within the inn. Careful, considerate smoking is permitted on the front porch or in the gardens. Failure to respect this policy and smoking in your room will result in a minimum charge of $200.00 for dry cleaning and loss of use of the room.
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Posted By Mari Craig on 08/27/2014
my husband an i had such a wonderful experience. mark was so great at making sure we were comfortable. with my husband in a motorized wheelchair, mark made sure that we were happy. best place that i had ever stayed in. it's a must do on the bucket list. thank you so much
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Posted By Harry on 06/29/2014
Recently my wife and I stayed at The Brewster Inn in Dexter, Maine. Our host Mark proved to be very courteous. The room and amenities were very nice and comfortable. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet experience and comfortable stay.

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Harry, thank you for coming to stay. I appreciate your kind words very much and hope to see you again in the future.
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Posted By CR on 06/14/2014
My family and I stayed here when we visited friends. Mark put us in the Game Room. We enjoyed looking at all the books and playing chess. The king size bed was comfortable and my daughter loved sleeping in the 3/4 bed in the alcove. The bathroom was very clean and the shower was refreshing with plenty of water pressure. The inn is charming and well kept. The garden is beautiful. When we arrived at the Inn we felt welcomed. We enjoyed talking to Mark and the other guests at breakfast. We are looking forward to returning to the Brewster Inn.

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Thank you Claudia. I think I have 3 chess tables throughout the Inn inc in the Game room. Plenty of opportunity for chess players to sharpen their skills whilst staying here. Books are also good, and there are plenty around the inn, whether fiction, nonfiction, history or interests, something for everyone. The garden developments carry on at a swift pace. The patio is being rebuilt right now and should be complete in the next few days. Then itís time to get the awning back up and the patio furniture out so guests can enjoy the peace that that space offers. Thank you for your comments on the inn and the cleanliness of the rooms. I like to aim high with what I do here for my guests. I look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
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Posted By Chris C. on 03/03/2014
My husband and I decided at the very last minute to take off for an overnight get away and were fortunate enough to come across the Brewster Innís website. Not only did they have a very nice looking suite available, it was at a very reasonable price! After looking at the reviews and the website we decided to book the Honeymoon Suite, for the very next night. Mark, the Innkeeper, called us to confirm our reservation within about 20 minutes of booking it online. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Mark and felt very welcome immediately in our beautiful surroundings. The pictures on the website are all very beautiful, and we were pleasantly surprised to see it in real life - the photos cannot capture the history, the beauty and the love that obviously went into the beautiful mansionís restoration and continued maintenance. The Innís foyer and living room are incredible, with beautiful attention to detail. Gorgeous hardwood floors, fireplace, large windows (with window seats) - lovely antiques and knick knacks in glass fronted cabinets, even a piano, not to mention furniture that makes you want to curl up with a good book! Very warm and inviting. The Honeymoon Suite is perfection, in a word. Not only is it private and quiet, it is beautifully furnished with everything you may want or need, it is spotlessly clean, from floor to ceiling. The bath is wonderful, a giant two person Jacuzzi with a separate shower, all surrounded in wood paneling, floors and ceiling. There are wonderful whimsical statues, urns and bowls on all of the beautiful built in bookcases lining the walls, with a great collection of books and a terrific sofa set in front of a gas fireplace - oh and more window seats! The bed and pillows are so soft and comfortable, we slept like rocks and didnít want to go home! The breakfast we had was wonderful, and so filling we didnít need lunch. I canít thank you enough for a great stay, Mark. We will be back, and we will recommend your place to all of our friends.

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I have a new reservation system on the way that should be ready in May. I'm excited about it as its going to open a lot more opportunities for my guests to add more to their stay. I'm looking forward to seeing it in action before later on this year; my new website will also be ready and online. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. I can pretty much guarantee all my guests an incredible nightís sleep with my excellent pillows and very comfortable beds. The honeymoon suite is indeed an impressive room, big and private, large whirlpool, fireplace, big seating area. Real comfort at its best. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Posted By terri on 01/23/2014
When I made a reservation at the Brewster Inn, i did it because the inn looked lovely from the pictures and because of the many positive reviews. My husband and I travel to New England every couple of years to enjoy the snow and wander around Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. When I found this place, my husband questioned why on earth we would want to go up to Dexter where there was little to do in the winter. I told him I liked the inn pictures and he rolled his eyes. That got me a little worried, but when we arrived, our worries were put to rest. Mark has done an incredible job of refurbishing this inn. You can tell that there has been so much work done. For example, the living room. The painting detail is amazing and his taste is quite lovely. He continues to have things done and seems like he is always working on improving. Our room was the game room, and I highly recommend it. We looked at the other rooms and though all are lovely, ours was the biggest and the most spectacular. It is all covered in wood paneling, including a complex ceiling done in stunning wood design. The huge kind bed was comfortable and he had feather pillows, which we love. There were three luggage racks and lots of places to put things. The fireplace was a wonderful touch. Mark is more than willing to give help when needed. If you ask a question, be ready for a rather lengthy response - brevity is not his strong suit, but he is a gracious and caring host and we will definitely return to this lovely in. We did very little but drive around and look at the lakes and read and knit and cuddle, but other will find much to do during their days if pure relaxation is not your goal.

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Thank you for coming all the way from the west coast. It was great having you here and enjoying the Game room. At 650sqft it really is an incredible room and very comfy for all my guests with king bed, great seating area, fireplace and lots of good amenities Whether you want to relax with your partner or be outdoors doing activities, the Brewster Inn is a great place to be.
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Posted By catrinorlando on 01/13/2014
This B & B is such a Treasure and full of History . We spent the Christmas Holiday at The Brewster Inn and had booked the Truman Room . Everything exceeded our Expectations and we could not have thought of anything else that would have improved our Stay . We will be sure to come back for another Visit and want to commend Innkeeper Mark Stephens for making everybody feel at Home while being away from Home . To anybody who is looking for an authentic historic clean friendly and beautifully restored B & B this is the Place to visit , you will not be disappointed !

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It was great having you here at the Brewster Inn and i look forward very much to seeing you in the future. I've just got the wood floors in the Truman room refinished so the colour matches all the floors downstairs now. Looks impressive.
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Posted By BC on 09/10/2013
The Brewster Inn in Dexter, Maine, is a delightful gem of a B & B. The proprietor, Mark, was very accommodating and helpful. My mother, daughter and I made the long trip from Franconia, New Hampshire, to Dexter in order to take a moose safari. Since we planned to arrive in the afternoon, about an hour before our safari, Mark made sure we were checked in, coordinated with our guide, he gave us directions to our guide's business, and made sure that we were able to find a good place to eat when we were finished with the safari and back in Dexter (which was about 8pm and we wouldn't have had a clue where to begin finding a place for dinner at that hour). The day was somewhat rushed but Mark made everything a lot easier for us. Breakfast consisted of a hot egg dish, fruit, breads and cereal, with tea and coffee available about an hour before breakfast (thank you Mark!!). Our rooms were comfortable, well-appointed and clean. The inn offers a handicapped accessible entrance and room (which I mention because it's the first I've ever seen in a B & B, and was one of the two we booked for the night). We had a lovely stay, although it was too short. We would highly recommend The Brewster Inn.

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Thank you for your review. Iím glad I was able to help you get everything set up so that you could enjoy your time in this part of Maine. It doesnít take much time to make sure that everything goes to plan for my guests. You got to see moose too which is always good. My handicapped accessible guestroom is on the first floor and can be got to either by the front door or a side door right next to it if a guest canít do the 4 steps up into the Brewster Inn. Iím glad you had a great time and hope to see you again in the future.
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Posted By Kalena on 06/19/2013
My husband and I stayed at The Brewster Inn for five nights in June 2013. It was a wonderful stay! Mark, the resident owner and innkeeper, made our stay incredibly enjoyable the entire time we were there. Keeping his guests happy is Mark's top priority. He will do anything to make sure that you have the best possible time while you are at The Brewster Inn. The rooms are immaculately clean, incredibly comfortable and extremely quiet. The gourmet breakfast is a culinary delight. The menu varies each day. Mark personally prepares and serves all the foods. Everything was delicious. The gardens are lovely and there is room to roam in them or sit down to relax and reflect on the surrounding beauty. The main rooms are furnished with lovely, comfortable pieces so you can sit in the living room and relax or talk with other guests. The location is excellent to see everything of interest in the area. I hope we can return to The Brewster Inn. It was a wonderful experience!

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Thank you for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you had such a good time. I love what I do here at the Brewster Inn and guest comfort and enjoyment is always right at the top of my priorities.. I hope to see you again in the future when you can see the latest range of changes and additions here to make your stay even better.
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Posted By NB on 02/21/2013
Was greeted at the door when we arrived and was warmly welcome. Great accommodations, beautiful historical building. Mark even went out of his way to provide breakfast prior to the regular serving so we could make it in time for the sled dog races. Can't say enough about the Brewster Inn. It was a great experience and highly recommend the Brewster Inn.

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I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay here at the Brewster Inn. It has come on a long way in the last 6 years and I'm really pleased that you liked it. There's lots of great history here . Hope to see you again soon, dog sledding or not.
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Posted By on 01/27/2013
From t and d inman. We have a long history with brewster inn. My sister in law was married here and then in 1998 our daughter was married here. We have stayed at the brewster over the years but our recent stay in January was especially pleasent. Mark has done a beautiful job restoring the place. Because we were visiting family and friends we didnt have as much time to just stay put and enjoy our room. We cant wait to see the completion of your next projects Mark.

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This is one of the best things about what I do. Guests that come back again and again over time and see all the changes on each visit. The Inn has come on a long way in the 6 years Iíve been here both inside and out. Iíve still got little projects to do that will just keep those guests coming back
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