The Brewster Inn

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

About

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

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Beautiful Inn and Grounds

5 on October 30, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Inn. Mark and Tina are wonderful hosts, full of great suggestions for dinner and exploring the area. The room was very well appointed and comfortable. The breakfast was also delicious. If we come back to the area, we will definitely book at the Inn again.


Charming

5 on August 09, 2017

Mark and Tina worked to get us a complete stay during a very busy season. The breakfast is lovely and each guest is made to feel very welcome and special. We will stay again when we are in the area!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us. Our hope is that all guests feel welcome, and enjoy their time here with us, including breakfast to start their day off. It always makes us happy when we know guests plan to return in the future. We look forward to your next visit!

- Mark and Tina (Innkeeper/Owner)


1 Night

4.8 on August 07, 2017

My husband, son & I stayed for a night while up for my brother's wedding in Corinna, ME. We booked the B&B back in February (as the area has limited hotels, etc). We arrived and check in went smoothly the day of the wedding. We had a minor mishap in our room following check in that Mark attended to immediately and it was rectified shortly thereafter with no issues going forward. Breakfast was delicious, and we really enjoyed the quiet of the Inn. It was very quaint and beautiful. If for any reason we ever find ourselves that far north in Maine again, we'd stay in a heartbeat. It was absolutely gorgeous, and we really appreciated Mark and Tina's hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad several members of your family chose to stay with us while attending the wedding. We work hard to try and give all guests a great stay and delicious breakfast to start their next day with and so glad that was the experience you had. We definitely hope to see you again if you are back in our area.

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


Brewster Inn

5 on October 28, 2016

We've been staying at the Inn now for at least 6 years on our annual trip and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Mark has put a lot of work into the place and truly cares for his guests comfort. He's pleasant to talk to and the breakfasts are yummy too :) Rooms are very comfortable and well kept.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. And for being a regular guest here at the Brewster Inn. Guests who come regularly reassure us that we are accomplishing what we hope for. We can think of no greater compliment than to know a guest wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when in the area. We hope everyone sleeps well, enjoys breakfast and plan to return when next in the area as you do. We look forward to your next trip.

- Mark & Tina (innkeeper)


Quiet

3.4 on October 15, 2016

This place was perfect location for us. We enjoyed the host telling us about the history of the inn and about the area. The breakfast was OK, but up to B&B standards. It was quiet and very comfortable.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and the history of the Inn. We strive to make it a comfortable, relaxing home away from home.

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


A Perfect Getaway

5 on September 27, 2016

The Innkeeper is helpful and friendly. The rooms are immaculate and beautifully furnished, and the breakfast is fantastic. The ambiance made it a perfect getaway We highly recommend this spot. This Inn is how the B&B experience should always be.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We hop all guests feel like their stay here was a perfect getaway. Making guests feel welcome, comfortable and ensuring they have a great breakfast to start their day is always our goal.

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


Enjoy the world of rural Maine

5 on September 20, 2016

We had a wonderful trip, to visit old friends, and see the sights, in and around Dexter, Maine, and very much enjoyed our stay at The Brewster Inn. Mark was a most knowledgeable "tour guide," providing insights and information about what to do, and places of interest, in the area. The estate was clean and comfortable, and made for a very nice stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for posting a review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We aim to provide our guests with someplace clean, comfortable and enjoy being a help with local information. Hope to see you staying again if you are in the area.

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


Will most definitely stay at the Brewster Inn again

5 on August 20, 2016

Mark made our stay at his historical B&B a absolutely lovely experience. The fantastic honeymoon suite is very beautiful and so comfortable with its queen size bed. We loved all the seating arrangements. Mark is outstanding in his hospitality. Every morning he provides a delightful fresh breakfast. We are looking forward staying at the Brewster Inn, hopefully in the near future and highly encourage others to do same.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The honeymoon suite is especially relaxing and a great spot to rest and renew. We're glad you liked the breakfast and even more so that you plan to stay again and recommend us to others. That's the highest compliment we could strive for.

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


A hidden gem!

3.8 on August 15, 2016

We stumbled upon the Brewster Inn in Dexter while looking for a B & B to spend our wedding night. We are holding off our full honeymoon until the weather is cold and we can go someplace warm, but wanted a “warm” place to celebrate that night. We were thrilled to find this hidden gem a short drive from Bangor. The innkeeper Mark was wonderful. It becomes quickly evident that not only does he care about his Inn, and bringing this inn back to its original magnificence, but he cares about his guests. The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable. I was thrilled to have a fluffy bathrobe, and the softest sheets I’ve ever slept on! Breakfast was simple, yet nice, and we were lucky to sit outside and enjoy the birds and garden views while eating. We’d definitely stay there again. It was a great value and a wonderful stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your wedding night here. The sheets and robes were carefully chosen just so guests would have the positive response you did. We're glad that you were able to enjoy the covered back patio. We think it's a perfect spot to have breakfast, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, or just relax day or night. Congratulations again on your wedding and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

- Mark and Tina (innkeeper)


Wonderful Stay at the Brewster Inn, Dexter Maine

5 on June 09, 2016

Mark made our stay at his historical B&B a absolute lovely experience. The Honeymoon suite is beautiful, very comfortable bed and nice seating. Everything is very clean. Mark is very hospital and provides a delightful, fresh breakfast every morning. We are looking forward staying at the Brewster Inn, hopefully in the near future, highly encouraging others to do the same.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. And that you especially enjoyed the Honeymoon suite. We strive hard to ensure guests have a relaxing stay and that everything is as clean as possible. Our breakfast hot dish, is aimed at making guests feel like they're indulging in something decadent, we hope that dish, along with everything else offered, leaves guest filling full and ready for the day. We hope you'll visit again if in the area.

- Mark (innkeeper)


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Rooms & Rates

The Hatherley

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Game Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

The Truman Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Honeymoon Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

The Beckford

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Clifton

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

The Evesham

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mark Stephens

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free


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