The Brewster Inn

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


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



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Felt well-cared for!

3.6 on November 10, 2015

I came to Maine alone for a funeral and was looking for some place more personal than a motel room. Mark took wonderful care of me, from getting me a hair appointment on 30 minutes notice, to suggesting places to eat that would cater to my gluten-free needs, and providing hot cups of tea to take the edge off my sadness. Don't know if I will ever get back this way again, but can highly recommend The Brewster Inn, if you are in that part of Maine!

Definitely raised the bar on B&B's for me!

5 on November 08, 2015

This was my first visit to a bed and breakfast, but I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect: shabby elegance, a sort of musty smell, and some pastries with good strong coffee for breakfast. Well I didn't find ANY of that here (except the good strong coffee!) The inn is located in a lovely old home, but everything was renovated, polished to perfection and oh so comfortable. No musty smells anywhere!! The room was spacious (even tho we booked one of the smaller ones). And then there was breakfast. Oh my! a special every morning (please ask for the blueberry French toast). Mark, you've set the bar high and spoiled me for any other B&B's in my future. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Wonderful Stay

5 on November 04, 2015

We were traveling to Maine for the first time ever. We found the Brewster Inn on the internet - We were not disappointed! It is a lovely place to stay. Mark is a very considerate and helpful Inn Keeper. Mark provided us with information of things to do and see in the area, and gave us great suggestions for seeing the surrounding area. We couldn't have been happier and would love to visit the Brewster Inn again. We would certainly recommend staying at the Brewster Inn.

The Highlight of Central Maine

5 on October 24, 2015

The Brewster Inn is a delightful place to stay in Central Maine. The Inn is well decorated and cared for, however, the host, Mark, greatly enhances the experience of staying at the Inn. Mark is easy to talk with, very knowledgeable about local interests and eats, and humorous. The Fern Room is quaint, comfortable, and quiet, overlooking the garden to the back of the house. I would highly recommend Mark and the Brewster Inn as the host and place to visit in Maine.

Cozy, clean, beautiful inn.

5 on October 17, 2015

Stayed here for three nights recently. Everything was great. Loved waking up in the morning and smelling the breakfast cooking downstairs. Rooms were clean, cozy and well done. Will definitely stay here again if in the area!

Great Inn!

5 on October 02, 2015

Had to stay for my terminally ill mother. Mark the Innkeeper was great. Very accommodating for my situation. Great Breakfast.


4.4 on September 24, 2015

Recently had a family emergency and needed 2 rooms for a night. Mark, at the Brewster Inn stepped up and made our accommodations easy, welcoming and very stress free! The rooms were very clean, comfortable and the shower was wonderful! Cannot thank you enough Mark for all your hospitality!

A special place to enjoy

5 on September 12, 2015

We stayed several days at the Brewster Inn this past July. It is a beautiful old home that has been renovated to it's original warmth and charm and we enjoyed our stay very much. Mark is a wonderful host, good cook, and a proprietor that is proud to be a part of the Dexter community. We travel up and down the east coast of the US frequently and we look forward to our next visit. Barbara from Jupiter, Florida

Historical and Beautiful

4.8 on August 03, 2015

Comforting, quiet and friendly. Proprietor Mark goes out of his way to make sure all guests are having a nice stay!

Very pleasant stay

5 on July 14, 2015

My wife and I were on a New England trip, and booked this inn after reading the reviews on several sites. The reviews were right on the money. Mark, the innkeeper, is very proud of his inn, and it shows in everything he does, making the stay a good one. Accommodations were great, and the breakfast fantastic. We would definitely stay again.

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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 ambiance 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 , 1 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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99


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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

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

Nightly Rate: $69 - $69

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 30 miles

Directions to property:

We're just 20 minutes off I95. Take Exit 157 from I95. From South go left 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, Country Inn, Historic 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

  • 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, full payment for the booking will be incurred.* 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.



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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