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The Brewster Inn

37 Zion's Hill Rd , Dexter, ME 4930 USA (Show map)
113 Reviews
$69 - $149
per night

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Our Historic Register Inn is located nr Bangor Maine in the town of Dexter, just 20 minutes off I95. Only 50 minutes to the beautiful, unspoilt and scenic Moosehead Lake and Mount Katahdin region, State Parks or the Maine coastline for wonderful day trips. 9 guest rooms all with private bathrooms and very comfortable beds for a great night’s sleep.A big whirlpool in the honeymoon suite to relax in, all season fireplaces,flat screen TV’s, I-Phone docks, free fast WI-FI, independent in room heating and AC. Some guestrooms can accommodate 4 or 5 people in comfort. A satisfying full breakfast each morning, freshly prepared with a delicious main course alternating sweet and savoury dishes on a daily basis. The Brewster Inn has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere and is just the place to de-stress and unwind with 2 acres of well landscaped gardens, patio and screen porches. Give Mark a call and he’ll create something special for your romantic getaway, vacation or “recharge” time just for you with his expert local knowledge. The Brewster Inn has been shown on HGTV and is the former mansion home of State Governor and Senator Owen Brewster, portrayed by Alan Alda in the Oscar winning movie "The Aviator" that starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes. Other noted people to of stayed here Inc Presidents Truman and Taft, 7 Senators that we're aware of and Louis B Mayer, the founder of MGM Films

Rooms & Rates

Honeymoon Suite

A splendid, rustic yet elegant, three room suite! Perfect for a romantic honeymoon, anniversary, bride's retreat or other special getaway. 

The spacious main room has an elegant queen size bed and a large sitting area with sofa and cozy gas log fireplace. Enjoy the warm ambience of natural wood paneling. A large book case (filled with books) adorns an entire wall while a nostalgic cheval mirror stands in the corner.

Curl up in front of the fireplace for a romantic evening, or watch a movie on the adjacent television. A small sitting room with double futon offers extra space for families

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $149-$149

Hideaway Room

The Hideaway guestroom is a spacious and private first floor retreat! This room features a queen size bed, sitting area with double futon. The bright and cheerful bath has a romantic oval whirlpool tub. Perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. This room has generous closet space which makes it ideal for longer stays at the Brewster Inn. Rates are at double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $139-$139

Game Room

You'll feel like you're spending the night in a Swiss chalet! 

Truly a grand room with king size bed and comfortable seating in front of the cozy fireplace. Our family inspired Game Room delights guests of all ages with its generous size and rustic charm. 

The table seats four and works well for games, late night snacking or morning coffee. Extra guests and/or children are accommodated with a comfy antique 3/4 iron bed. Rates are at double occupancy. 

The private ensuite bathroom has a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139-$139

Garden Room

This generous and cheerful corner room features many windows with wonderful views out over the Brewster Inn gardens. 

 A king size bed and twin daybed with trundle make it a pleasant room for traveling companions (especially suitable for girlfriend getaways). 

Watch television or read in the comfortable wingback chair. Curl up with a hand-made afghan on chilly nights. Ladies will enjoy the added luxury of an antique art deco style dressing table. The petite bathroom has a shower. Rates are at double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119-$119


Rich shades of green and traditional english style furnushings set the mood for the newly decorated Beckford guestroom. Looking out over the gardens makes for cheerful mornings. This mid-size room is furnished with a comfortable queen size bed. A large television stands in one corner and can be enjoyed from the comfort of the bed or the lady's side chair. A 4 drawer dresser provides ample storage. The spacious private bath features a tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109-$109

Fern Room

Warm and cheerful yet functional...... Located on the main level, the Fern Room is wheelchair accessible and includes an ADA approved bathroom. A full size wooden bed and a matching twin size bed (both in view of the television) accommodate traveling companions. For your convenience, the Inn has complimentary wireless internet access throughout. Bring your laptop!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109-$109

Truman Room

Harry Truman stayed in this room; his thank you note is in the guest living room This mid-size room looks out over the gardens and provides a snug haven for 2-3 travelers (a queen bed and a twin bed). A large private ensuite bath has pretty peach and green tile and a tub with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin


Quiet and comfortable with leafy views! Our guests will enjoy the Charlbury guestroom with its calming shades of blue and brown. (This room was once used as the maids quarters.) The French provincial queen size bed and antique dresser will delight those who adore shabby Chic furnishings. Relax in the comfortable bold striped chair; great for catching up on reading or enjoying a movie on the television. There is a vanity sink in one corner of the main room and a private bathroom with tub and shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Strawberry Room

Good things DO come in small packages! Sweetly decorated, this petite former maid's room is full of historic charm as it still retains much of its original detail and woodwork. The queen size bed is surrounded by a delicate strawberry & flower wallpaper. Relax with an evening movie on the television; curl up with a home-made afghan. A pretty pedestal sink stands in the main room. Two smaller rooms accommodate the stand-up shower and water closet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining4.1

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Rustic And Centrally Located

3.6 on July 18, 2014

If you'd like decent accommodations but wish to avoid hotels, this makes a great choice. Best of all? Mark takes it upon himself to ensure solid WiFi bandwidth and selection of DVDs for in-room viewing. The drawing room on the first floor is lovely, too.

Innkeeper Response
"Centrally located" is correct. Perfect for days trips all around large parts of Maine from the coast to the mountains and lakes. Drop your bags, unpack, treat the Brewster Inn like home, come and go as you please and use my knowledge to have a great time.. Perfect!

Just the right place to stay.

5 on July 12, 2014

Beautiful from beginning to end. Surroundings, the décor, the history, the rooms, the people just every thing goes together to make this a great stay. The gardens and patios make it very nice to be there. Our first time, and we are going back next year. Mark Stephens is the best,. Very friendly, down to earth, and goes out of his way to take care of you and make you comfortable. While you are there, stroll the town and have lunch at the General Store.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your great review. The Fossa general store. An excellent addition to my many great ideas for my guests.. The final big project will be complete when you return next year with all the entrance hall and main staircase re-decorated. Going to look amazing

The Brewster Inn in Dexter

4.2 on June 29, 2014

Recently my wife and I stayed two nights at The Brewster Inn in Dexter, Maine. Our host Mark Stephens was very cordial and did provide us a very comfortable stay. We would highly recommend this business for a comfortable stay while in the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for coming to stay. I appreciate your kind words very much and hope to see you again in the future

Comfortable and Friendly

4.6 on June 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.

Innkeeper Response
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 it’s 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


5 on March 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 Inn’s website. 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 mansion’s restoration and continued maintenance. The Inn’s 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 didn’t want to go home! The breakfast we had was wonderful, and so filling we didn’t need lunch. I can’t thank you enough for a great stay, Mark. We will be back, and we will recommend your place to all of our friends. -Christine and Andy Condon, Saco, Maine

Innkeeper Response
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 night’s 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

We loved the Brewster Inn

4.6 on January 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.

Innkeeper Response
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

Fantastic B&B

5 on January 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 !

Innkeeper Response
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

Best Inn Keeper Ever!

5 on November 11, 2013

Mark was the most helpful Inn Keeper I have ever met. He helped me plan my itinerary, called me back at home with other suggestions and checking to see if I had gotten my reservations for activities in place. When we arrived the Inn was big and beautiful, our room very spacious, a hot delicious breakfast and a hard working Mark to make sure we had directions, suggestions and any help needed for our days plans. Couldn't ask for more - I was so impressed.

Innkeeper Response
"Best innkeeper ever" is your review title. That’s a big title to live up to but i try hard to do the best i can for every guest that comes in my door. I may get it wrong on occasion, I’m only human but i promise all my guests that i will always try my hardest to get it right every single time for them as i enjoy what i do and i want you to remember your stay at the Brewster Inn. Thank you for coming. Hope to see you both back over here in the future and i have lots more good recommendations for you

Brewster Inn - terrific Bed & Breakfast Experience

4.8 on October 11, 2013

Vacationing in the New England area, the Brewster Inn was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast. The experience far exceeded our expectations. Mark was a terrific host, for beginners. Our room was a combination of a luxury suite and museum. The walls were tastefully decorated with all sorts of items of interest, that provided a quaint look into the history of the home and the area in which we were visiting. The best part was having Mark as a resource to direct our daily activities. He steered us into site seeing and hiking that we would have never found on our own. We twice visited the Vittles Restaurant which he recommended and enjoyed two meals there, the dining highlight of our two week vacation. Should we ever have the opportunity to visit that region again, we would use the Brewster Inn as our base location and adventure out daily from there, taking full advantage of Mark’s considerable knowledge of the area, sites and other points of interest. A tremendous debt of gratitude to Mark for all of his guidance and suggestions!

Innkeeper Response
I was very happy you enjoyed your first stay at a B&B. I get a lot of first time guests here and i like that very much. Lots of good recommendations are ready and available for all my guests so that they can do all the "must do" things whilst they are in the area. I love Vittles restaurant too. Best place to eat in the area by far. Love to see you back in the future

Enjoyable stay at an historic B&B.

4.0 on September 24, 2013

My friend and I stayed one night at the Brewster Inn. Mark was very welcoming and informative. There is a lot of history at this Inn and we enjoyed hearing about it. The gardens are beautiful and I would definitely stay there again, should I pass through Maine again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for coming to stay. Yes there is a lot of history here, way more than people might expect in small town Maine. The clues are here for all to see. If people have questions, I’m always happy to answer them. The gardens are continually developed and get better every year. I do hope to see you again in the future

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 30 miles

Directions to property:

We're just 50 minutes from Bangor International airport. From Bangor International airport, turn right on Union St (RT 222)and go to I95 South.Exit 157 from I95. Right at exit and follow Rt 7 to Dexter (about 12 miles). Turn left at traffic light in Dexter and go down Main St. At the end of Main St where the road seperates, take the road right up Zion's Hill and we're Number 37 Zions Hill Rd at the top of the hill on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Public beach swimming in Lake Wassokeag close by, Massage and spa services, Moosehead Lake and Mt Katahdin 50min away, Snowmobile rentals, Golf, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , in room heating controls, Luxury robes and towels, Wonderful scenic gardens and great hospitality, private bathrooms with showers or tub/showers, I-Phone docking stations, 26 and 32" flat screen TV's

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Moose watching, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, ATV's, Anything you want to do is possible here, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3-8pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Careful, considerate smoking is permitted in the gardens
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We welcome all children under normal parental supervision
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited We have two pet friendly rooms available

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card will secure your reservation. We accept cash, personal cheques, VISA, MasterCard,Amex and Discover.
  • Cancellations: 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



Mark Stephens

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About the innkeepers

Mark Stephens is very honoured to take ownership of the historic Brewster Inn since moving from England in January 2007.Originally from Gloucester, famous for the English sport of cheese rolling, Mark had been in sales and hospitality for the last 16 years. His hobbies include soccer, motorsport and music.

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  • Time Served: 8-9.30AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free

Details Diamond Collection

37 Zion's Hill Rd , Dexter, ME 4930 USA (Show map)

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