Dexter, ME 

The Brewster Inn

37 Zion's Hill Rd
Dexter, ME 04930-1122 US

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Rates: $69 to $149
Total Rooms: 9
Overall Rating: 4.88888888889 hearts (54 reviews)


Circa 1860. Once the home of Senator and Governor Ralph Owen Brewster, this historic inn allows guests to walk in the footsteps of famous visitors including Presidents Truman and Taft. Featured on HGTV’s “If Walls Could Talk,” there are covered porches, a rose garden, event space, and nine guest rooms. Natural wood paneling adds a warm ambiance to the three-room Honeymoon Suite with a queen-size bed and whirlpool tub for two. The whimsical Game Room is decorated like a ski chalet and can comfortably sleep four people. For a minimal fee, friends and relatives can join guests on the patio for the continental breakfast which includes a hot dish; guest favorites include orange and raspberry croissants and an apple and cranberry bake. Request the romance package with roses, champagne, and strawberries for a special getaway for two. If you travel with friends, receive a 30% discount off select rooms when you stay two nights or more.Publicity and Awards: Bangor Daily News, People, Places & Plants, Portland Press Herald, Sunday Maine, Telegram, Portland magazine, Birds and Blooms, HGTV "If Walls Could Talk", 5 time Oscar winning "The Aviator" starring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes. Alan Alda from MASH playing the Senator that was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down. In that film Alan Alda played Senator and also Governor Ralph Owen Brewster and its his home we have.Location: Country, Mountains and Small town.

Room Detail

Garden room
Generous and cheerful corner room features many windows with wonderful views out over gardens. King-size bed and twin daybed with trundle. Especially suitable for traveling companions, families or girlfriend getaways. Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season, wing back chair, hand-made afghan, antique art deco style dressing table. Petite bathroom has a shower. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $119 - $119
Type of bed: King, Twin

Truman room
Harry Truman stayed in this room; his thank you note is in the Brewster Inn living room. Mid-size room looks out over the gardens and provides a snug haven for 2-3 travelers (a Queen-size bed and a twin bed). Large private ensuite bath with peach and green tile and a tub with shower. Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season, Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $99 - $99
Type of bed: Queen, Twin

Rich shades of green and traditional English-style furnishings. Looks out over the gardens, mid-size room furnished with a comfortable Queen-size bed. Large flat screen TV stands in one corner and can be enjoyed from the bed or the lady's side chair, 4-drawer dresser. Wi-Fi, I-Phone dock, DVD, In room heating control/AC in season, Spacious private bath features a tub with shower. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $109 - $109
Type of bed: Queen

Game room
King-size bed and comfortable seating in front of fireplace. Family-inspired Game Room delights guests of all ages with its generous size and rustic charm. 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. Private ensuite bathroom with shower. Fridge, microwave, fireplace, Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi,DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season, window seats. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $139 - $139
Type of bed: King, Twin

Petite former maid's room with much of its original detail and woodwork. Queen-size bed surrounded by a delicate strawberry & flower wallpaper. Television,DVD, home-made afghan, pedestal sink in the main room. Two smaller rooms accommodate the stand-up shower and water closet. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $69 - $69
Type of bed: Queen

Shades of blue and brown. Was once used as the maids quarters, with French provincial Queen-size bed and antique dresser. Vanity unit in one corner of the main room and a private bathroom with tub and shower. Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $89 - $89
Type of bed: Queen

Honeymoon Suite
Three-room suite perfect for a romantic honeymoon, anniversary, bride's retreat or other special getaway. Queen-size bed and a large sitting area with sofa and gas log fireplace, natural wood paneling, large book case (filled with books) and a cheval mirror. Fireplace, small sitting room with double futon. Private bath has a shower stall plus large whirlpool tub for two. Fireplace, fridge, microwave, window seats, Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $149 - $149
Type of bed: Queen, Double

Fern room
Located on the main level, wheelchair accessible and includes an ADA approved bathroom. Full-size white iron bed and a matching twin-size bed accommodate traveling companions. Small desk, Flat screen TV,Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $109 - $109
Type of bed: Double, Twin

Spacious and private first floor retreat decorated in shades of blue with accents of Blue Willow china and items from the sea. Queen size-bed, sitting area with double futon, large flat screen television and wicker chairs. Bright and cheerful bath with romantic oval whirlpool tub/shower. Generous closet space which makes it ideal for longer stays. Fridge, Microwave, Wi-Fi, DVD, I-Phone dock, In room heating control/AC in season. Luxury robes and towels
Rates: $139 - $139
Type of bed: Queen, Double



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $69 to $149
Payment types accepted include Visa, American Express, Discover, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Master Card and cash.
Rooms: This property has 9 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 2 with whirlpools, 1 two-bedroom suite and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, Double, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: None
Cancellation: 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
Pets: Pets Allowed and Two pet friendly guestrooms available. Please call to discuss your requirements.
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast.
Types of meals: Vegetarian Breakfast, Wine, Continental Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Restaurant off Premises, Full Breakfast, Gluten free, Vegetarian, nut free and lactose free.
Amenities In Room: Coffeemaker, Telephone, Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Fireplace, Bathrobes, DVD, Cable TV, Hair Dryer, Bath Amenities, Iron/Ironing Board, Heating, Air Conditioning, Television, 26, 32" LCD TV's with HD, DVD, Iphone docking stations, WIFI, Luxury robes, towels, In room heating controls and .
Amenities On Site: Computers, Tennis, Suitable for Events, Gift Shop, Family/Kid Friendly, Bicycles, Copy Machine, Gym, Free parking on premise, Fax, Handicap Access, Swimming and Hot Tub/Jetted Tub.
Business Traveler Amenities: Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, FAX On-site, Gym Nearby, Iron/Ironing Board, Flexible Check in/out Times, Desk, Hair Dryer, Television, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, Printing, copying and a computer available.
Transportation Services: Ferry Pickup, Airport Pickup, Train Station Pickup and Bus Station Pickup.

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services: Fitness Center, Hair Care, Cosmetics, Facials, Waxing, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs, Manicures/Pedicures, Yoga/Meditation, Massages and Private Trainer.
Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Stressless massage
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- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Anytime, subject to availability, excludes holidays


Events Hosted: Meetings, Weddings, Honeymoons, Seminars, Romantic Getaways, Family Reunions, Winter sports, Baby showers and Bridal showers.
Other Activities: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Skiing Cross Country, Skiing Downhill, Tennis, Antiquing, Water Sports, Wineries, White Water rafting, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Birdwatching, Beaches, Bicycling, Moose watching. Whitewater rafting, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Public beach, Birdwatching, Dog sledding, Kayaking, Fishing, Ice Fishing, ATV, Swimming, Massage and Spa.

Historic Interest

The Brewster Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a former Maine Governer and Government Senators family home. The 5 x Oscar award winning film "The Aviator" starring Leonardo De Caprio as Howard Hughes also had Alan Alda from MASH playing the Senator that was in charge of the Government task force that tried to bring Howard Hughes down. In that film Alan Alda played Senator and also Governor Ralph Owen Brewster and its his home we have. Our home was shown on TV across the USA on HGTV in June 2008 on "If Walls Could Talk" and has been replayed numerous times since then. Presidents Truman and Taft, 7 Senators that we're aware of and Louis B Mayer founder of MGM Films have all been and stayed here. The house was remodeled in 1934 by Maine and quite possibly New Englands most famous architect John Calvin Stevens
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted) and Local Register (Granted).
Historic Memberships: City Historical Society, Local Historical Society and National Trust.

Romantic Interest

Voted in Dec 2008 one of Maine's most romantic getaways by Portland magazine. The Brewster Inn is a romantic escape and oasis. Peace, quiet and tranquility, a fireplace and a big whirlpool.. my guests love it