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“Warm, Comfortable, Relaxing Inn”
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The Brewster Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Dexter B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

You can just tell when an Inn Keeper loves what he does. Mark has done a great job restoring the Inn to a warm, comfortable and inviting place for visitors to stay. If you are headed to Dexter Maine, look no further for lodging. Trust that you will be welcomed with a clean comfortable room at fair and reasonable prices. When you turn in, the room might be so comfortable you decide to stay in for an extra hour or so. You won't be disappointed staying at the Brewster Inn.

Room Tip: We have stayed here twice in 2 separate rooms. I think the website represents very well what each ro...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi James thank you for your kind words. I get a lot of people stay here who are doing a million different things. The Brewster Inn is a great place to be in the central Maine area, whether your here for a few days or just passing through . See you again!

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

This beautiful BnB in quaint Dexter, Maine was once the residence of Owen Brewster, Governor of Maine (remember the governor played by Alan Alda in Martin Scorsese’s film, The Aviator?). The place, now owned by Englishman Mark Stephens, is now a delightful museum full of old bric-a-brac and Owen Brewster memorabilia
It is a veritable doll’s house with nooks and crannies containing many pleasant surprises. The rooms are spacious and clean and atmosphere is that of a quiet retreat. It was a wonderful experience and hope to repeat it soon.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very agreeable.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank chaswarman
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi Chas, great to see you on your stay here at the Brewster Inn. Theres so much to see and do here and i hope to see you again so that i can show you all that my part of Maine has to offer

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Reviewed 23 January 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.

Room Tip: Pick the game room, if stairs are OK with you.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank twestover
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi twestover..
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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Reviewed 21 January 2014

Our overnight stay at the Brewster Inn was great. Mark, the innkeeper, is a very attentive host and went out of his way to ensure our needs were met. Our room was very comfortable and the furnishings throughout were wonderfully warm and historic. Mark had a great breakfast prepared the next morning. We will definitely stay there again and hopefully for longer next time.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi PuppyHappy! Thank you for coming and sharing your thoughts on Tripadvisor. It was great having you here and i look forward to seeing you again in the future

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

We booked 4 nights here after leaving Quebec Canada on our road trip this year. What a surprise we got when along with our confirmation by email we received a request from the innkeeper Mark Stephens saying as he was also originally from Cheltenham UK and has been in Dexter for 7 years now? Whenever he get guests from England staying he likes to phone them to find out what they would like to see while staying with him? We were so shocked to receive such a request from a caring person and replied that we would love to talk to Mark and supplied our home number. We arranged for a call in the evening so we were both in and waited for our phone to ring? when it did this man on the other end introduced himself as Mark told us all about his Brewster Inn B&B history & location and then asked us what we wanted to see each of our 4 days we stayed with him? We had done some research about the area but it was great that this caring innkeeper was on the phone making suggestions of what roads to take and where we could travel easily in a day to get each of our days jam packed with as much of his state and beyond without worries of getting lost or ending up going somewhere that was not as good as we had hoped it could be? Mark also told us he has maps we can use while there and he also told us of a new Google app called FieldTrip that he and many other caring people in America had written posts in, and it works in the UK as well but as soon as we get into the USA it will start working and giving us much information that we will find very helpful? I hadn't even heard of FieldTrip let alone downloaded it? Mark is a guy we all dream of meeting but somehow we never do! Our telephone call from Mark lasted for over an hour and after he hung up we were both so excited about visiting Dexter and The Brewster Inn B&B we can't wait! Since that call Mark sent an email saying he was more than happy to offer us any help he could with other places on our trip as he knows many innkeepers in many states. For that reason we felt this man deserved a pre-visit review as in all our visits to many venues while travelling we have never come across this type of care & customer service from any of them before! So if you are coming through Maine book into The Brewster Inn in Dexter and you too will be getting help after you book from Mark Stephens the Innkeeper that I am sure of?

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank JohnRWebb
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi Music2Party

What a great review and you haven't even stayed yet! I'll be ready for you in Oct to give you the best stay possible on your trip. Your going to have a perfect stay, just like i want to give all my guests here at the Brewster Inn

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Reviewed 13 January 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 !

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi Catrin.. 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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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We recently had the good fortune of getting married at The Brewster Inn. Mark Stephens the Innkeeper, made the event very special for us. He really went out of his way to ensure that our guests and the two of had a wonderful time. All went well. Our rooms were very clean, and decorated very tastefully. The morning breakfast was outstanding. Thanks Mark for all you did. Have a great Holiday, and travel safe when you go to visit your family in England.

Best Regards,

Maurice and Mark 12/13/2013 Our Wedding Date

Room Tip: Call ahead and plan well if going in winter. it was pretty cold.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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BrewsterInn_Mark, Owner at The Brewster Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2014

Hi Maurice and Mark, it was perfect having you here for your stay at the Brewster Inn. An excellent wedding ceremony and a perfect meal at Vittles to finish with 2 nights at the Brewster Inn.. Perfection!!

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Additional Information about The Brewster Inn

Address: 37 Zions Hill Rd, Dexter, ME 04930
Region: United States > Maine > Dexter
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Dexter
Price Range: £84 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Brewster Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“A touch of England brought to Maine” courtesy of your English host Mark Stephens. A romantic, friendly, incredibly comfortable National Register bed and breakfast located in Dexter, Maine which is just 15 minutes off I95 and 45 minute drive to the Maine coastline, Bangor and the beautiful, scenic Moosehead Lake and Mount Katahdin region of Maine. My knowledge of the area and things to do and see is excellent. Whether you want to go moose watching, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, snowmobiling, ATV’s, ski-ing, apple picking, antiquing, whatever you want to do, just tell me and I will know the best places to be, things to see and the right people to contact. It’s all about giving my guests the best experience possible in my part of Maine. Stay for a night or maybe a few nights, unpack, treat the Brewster Inn like home, come and go as you please and have a great time. Room prices inc breakfast, Wi-Fi, really comfortable beds, flat panel TV’s. Each guestroom has its own bathroom; some guestrooms have a fridge, microwave or fireplace. The Honeymoon Suite has a large 2 person whirlpool. The Brewster Inn is a former Maine Governor and Government Senators family home and it’s a great place to stay. Have a read of the reviews to see what other guests say. I always try incredibly hard to give every guest that walks through my door, the best stay ever ... more   less 
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