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“Columbus Day Weekend Perfection”
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The Old Manse Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Brewster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Wilmington, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Columbus Day Weekend Perfection”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Family and friends gathered at the Old Manse Inn for our wedding celebration weekend on Cape Cod when the former innkeepers Richard and Karen were there. A spectacular time was had by all and the inn was beautifully appointed. Breakfasts were amazing. Our immediate family stayed in the luxury suites where we had a small kitchen area that allowed us to really personalize private entertainment and led onto a private deck. We must return soon to greet the new owners!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 15 March 2014
As the new owners and innkeepers here at the Old Manse, we love to hear that you had a great time, especially when it is such a memorable experience like your wedding celebration. The Admiral Suite is perfect for that wedding day preparation with the large bathroom and dressing area along with the private entrance and deck. We are already receiving inquiries from folks for their rehearsal dinners and weddings and we hope to make them just as special as yours. We hope you will consider coming back to stay on your anniversary!
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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

When I arrived I was warmly greeted by Brian the innkeeper/owner. My room #3 the Garden room was beautifully decorated and nicely appointed.They thought of every detail, a beverage station available all day, fresh chocolate chip cookies, movies, books and games. Breakfast the next day was amazing,granola,yogurt and fresh fruit parfait, veggy egg strata with maple sausage!The breakfast room is beautiful. If you love old houses, this one is a treat, it's been beautifully maintained.I felt like I was back to a bygone era. I've just booked to go back again in a couple of weeks with my husband.

Room Tip: Loved #3 and #4 I don't think there is a pool. I didn't mean to rate that.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 9 February 2014
Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We look forward to welcoming our guests and making them feel at home as soon as they arrive. In fact, our information signs posted in each room say 'Welcome Home' and we mean that! Preparing breakfast is one of my favorite times of the day being the 'foodies' that I am. Preparing fresh and delicious breakfasts that are a feast for the taste buds - and also the eyes - is what I strive for! Speaking of the eyes, I hope every guest gets a chance to know my signature note that I put in every breakfast served. We are proud of our breakfast dining room, especially on bright and sunny days, as the room is filled with sunshine with 13 windows in this room alone! You would never guess that the room was once used as a chapel! We cannot wait to have you return in just a few weeks!
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Cooperstown, New York
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Newly restored and elegantly renovated. Wonderful hosts. Gracious, helpful and welcoming. Room elegant and super comfortable. Breakfast extraordinary. Brian has mastered special recipes which resulted in offerings we had never seen, and thoroughly enjoyed.Had a chance to view entire facility, including kitchen, which was immaculate. A must experience!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We will continue to try to surprise our guests with both visually exciting and delicious breakfasts as we move forward! Walking people around the inn is terrific fun for me as well as there is history about the inn that can only be told when you can see it at the same time. I learn something new everyday myself! We recently found some old photographs that we intend to showcase in the rooms for our guests. The carriage way between the main house and barn was quite the surprise to see! We look forward to showing you the next time you stay at the Old Manse in Brewster, Cape Cod.
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed at the Old Manse Inn for two nights this January. The Inn has recently changed hands, so this review is for Brian and Charlie, the new innkeepers. We had originally booked for the weekend of the large snowstorm, but they were very understanding and allowed us to rebook for no charge (it was the offseason...). Once we arrived the following week, Brian and Charlie did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable, from calling ahead to a restaurant for dinner reservations, to giving us a tour of the entire house and grounds, and, when they found out we had been dating for a year, providing us with a complimentary bottle of wine and a nice surprise for our celebration. They obviously take great pleasure in hosting and were always eager to talk and give recommendations.

There are sherry, port, and cookies out in the afternoon and evening. Breakfast is continental for now but we hope to be back again soon to sample Brian's cooking! The Inn itself is a charming 19th century home, and I believe the new owners are looking to make some changes in the furnishings to make it their own! We had a great weekend at the Inn and felt right at home! We'd be happy to go back and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
That was one big snow storm we had! It was quite the welcome mat for us as new innkeepers. We were happy to move your reservation for you to the following weekend since it was near impossible to travel that weekend. Since we have been here since December, we have gotten to know some terrific restaurants, so we were only too happy to help secure a reservation for you - and celebrate your happy occasion! You will be happy to know that breakfasts are back! Vanilla Bourbon French Toast this morning and a Mushroom Quiche after a Pineapple Banana Cairn starter for tomorrow for example. We cannot wait to have you back to sample the new menus! More updates to the Old Manse are planned so we hope you will connect with us to see what happens next! Please stay in touch and we hope to have you back very soon! It was our pleasure to have you stay with us.
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We spent the night at the Old Manse Inn and had a wonderful time! Brian and Charlie (and Rufus!) were excellent hosts, providing us with everything we could possibly need for a perfect stay. The rooms were gorgeous, comfortable, and immaculate, and the food was delicious! We couldn't have been happier, and Charlie and Brian couldn't have been any nicer. We'd return in a heartbeat...

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 9 January 2014
Thank you for coming to stay at the Old Manse with us and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time. We take pride in providing our guests with the best experience and it would be our pleasure to have you back with us - and Rufus - soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Spent 2 nights here this past weekend and was happy to see The Old Manse lives up to all the stellar reviews posted by previous guests. Beautifully kept in, cute and cozy, great breakfast, and spectacular hospitality by both the old and new innkeepers. Was very pleased to be able to meet the previous innkeepers, Karen and Richard - best of luck to you both! But also so happy to be able to welcome the new innkeepers, Charlie and Brian, and Rufus too.

We stayed in The Vineyard room, accommodated with a plush king size four poster bed, luxurious bedding, a wonderful 2 person jacuzzi in the bathroom, and cozy gas fireplace. This was perfect for our winter getaway! I can only imagine how beautiful the grounds will be in the summer, and being a long time vacationer on Cape Cod, I will not hesitate to recommend to others as well as visit again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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TryItOnceAtLeast, Owner at The Old Manse Inn, responded to this review, 20 December 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us this past weekend. It was our pleasure to meet you both as one of our first guests since purchasing the inn from Karen and Richard earlier this month. They did a wonderful job as caretakers of this grand house & barn we now call home. We only hope to continue in that great Old Manse Inn tradition.

The Vineyard Room is one of our fine suites and we are so glad you enjoyed its cozy atmosphere. We look forward to having you back this summer or anytime. Happy Holidays to you both!
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Larkspur, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Rich and Karen are gracious host and hostess that made our 5 days on Cape Cod with 11 friends outstanding. The breakfast meals were tasty and things that you would not normally have at home. The dining room is airy and light providing a great place to have breakfast. Their gathering room allowed the group to met and visit after our daily bike rides and after dinner. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The location is a perfect spot to access the Cape Cod Railroad Trail.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Old Manse Inn
Address: 1861 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631-1826
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Brewster
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Brewster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Manse Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive bed and breakfast establishment offers twelve well appointed guest rooms and three luxury suites, each with its own private bath, AC, flat screen DVD/cable TV. The inn is situated on Old King's Highway (Rte 6A) in the historic seaside village of Brewster. ... more   less 
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