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Looking for a great place to stay in Maine with affordable prices and great hospitality? The Brewster Inn is where you need to be.  Don't just take my word for it. Read the reviews right here on Tripadvisor
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Thank you for the amazing wordage Paul. I just love this house and want to give my guests the best i can always. I hope to see you all again some time. I take it you made it home with the apple press ok?
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Just got back from a great 7 night stay at The Brewster Inn.  Had a great time. Beautiful place to stay. Wonderful customer service.
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Still more bookings coming in for January at The Brewster Inn, Dexter Maine  in what is usually my quiet season. Excellent news!
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Had some guests book with me at the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine for last night and at the time of making the reservation, they said it was because they read a lot of reviews online that remarked just how clean the Brewster Inn is inside. On departing today, they both made a point of coming to see me and confirming that yes, the Brewster Inn is wonderfully clean. Infact it was the cleanest place they had ever stayed. Big thanks to my 2 housekeepers for all that they do here
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+Mark Stephens  here!  People with Buuteeq websites.. why did you go with them?

I'm drawn to a few quotes here


The Art of Misdirection
Last year, I wrote a popular article about why hotels should ignore the hyperbole of software vendors and hotel marketing agencies, and should embrace WordPress when selecting a content management system for their websites. (You can read it here.) I was specifically addressing a ridiculous article that Buuteeq’s SEO manager had written about WordPress being a bad choice for hotels. His agenda was clear: spread misinformation about the open source systems hotels were starting to ask their sales teams about.

How bloody ironic it is that less than a year later, Priceline has acquired Buuteeq along with the content management system that now powers hundreds (thousands?) of hotel and B&B websites. You cannot buy this kind of irony with bags of cash, even Priceline’s cash. Buuteeq obviously had a goal: to steer hotels and other lodging clients into their proprietary system in the hopes of gaining enough volume to cash out. Mission accomplished.

Hotel owners and marketers who made the choice to forfeit the ownership of their most profitable channel are the ones who lose in this deal. Today their website is owned by a company with market capitalization of 63.17B. (Yes, that is billions).

Pain: The CMS delivers a potent kiss of death when a customer decides to leave. You think you have paid for a website, but without the content management system it’s worthless. When you leave, you take only the contents of your former website with you (usually in a Word document that is emailed to you). The platform – the framework that holds the whole thing together – doesn’t belong to you. Sometimes even the photos don’t belong to you;

This article really does hit home imo
 
This is an interesting article. Our local B&B Assn has run into this problem - ie it didn't realize that it did not own its own website.
Hotel marketing and distribution world was recently shaken with the news of Priceline’s Acquisition of Buuteeq. Here is what it means for hotels
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They also screw with your google analytics so you can  only see their dumbed down version of it. The only company worse then them is Main Street Host..
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The lilacs that we planted in 2011 that were about 2' high? Look at them now. I got told by a lot of people that remember the smell of the lilacs when the Brewsters were here. We're bringing that back! And they smell great
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The bookings are already coming in fast for the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine. A great place to base yourself as you explore Maine. No high season rates, just great value, incredibly clean guestrooms, really comfortable beds and  wonderful customer service
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One of the greatest things a guest can say at the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine is what an incredible nights sleep they had. Just got another say that today. Normally get up early but they were so comfy, they didn't want to get out .. great things happening here
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Excellent info from the local Gazette paper on the wonderful Fossa general store in town now. A real must do for all my guests at the Brewster Inn Dexter Maine. The Riverside meat market is great too. A new addition to the Main St area. Fresh and Local food = Perfect!
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The Brewster Inn Dexter Maine is proud to announce a winter special* on select rooms for a limited time. Why not have your families and friends that come to Dexter and surrounding towns enjoy the comfort, service and great hospitality here at one of the most historic properties in Dexter, and Maine. Enjoy the special* not just at Christmas time, but through the end of April. There’s just a few rooms left for the Christmas week and others will be filling up fast. Guest room prices from an incredible $69-$149 +tax, which includes breakfast each morning. All guest rooms have their own private bathroom, individual thermostat control, wonderfully comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, flat panel TV's I-Phone docking stations; some rooms also include fireplaces, whirlpool tub, small fridge and microwaves. You don’t just get a room; you also get to enjoy the public guest spaces as well, including the huge living room perfect for socializing with family and friends, or other guests. Give Mark a call at 1-207-924-3130, tell him you saw this message on Google Plus and want to inquire about the special*

*Stay two consecutive nights in select rooms and receive a 10% discount off the second night (or have a bottle of wine instead). Stay 3 nights and receive a 20% discount for the final night. www.brewsterinn.com



Come and see why the Brewster Inn has had a Certificate of Excellence for lodging with Tripadvisor the last 5 years
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This made me smile a lot! Its on the wall in the Game room at Brewster Inn Dexter Maineand the dice have a lot of different letters on them and a lovely guest found they could make the following message.. if you zoom in, you can see it but i'll also tell you what it says "We love it here Mark"  

Thats really nice
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The Brewster Inn Dexter Maine is very pleased to announce that for its 6th year, Tripadvisor has awarded us a "Certificate of Excellence." Thank you to all my guests that have stayed at the Brewster Inn and will be staying in the future. I look forward to seeing all of you
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Thanks Nick! Hope your both doing well in CA.
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37 Zions Hill Rd Dexter, ME 04930
37 Zions Hill RoadUSMaineDexter04930
(207) 924-3130brewsterinn.com
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Near Bangor Maine. National Register Inn in the Maine Highlands. Close to the coast, the natural beauty of Maine and everything in between. Nine unique rooms ranging from expansive to cozy. Beautiful venue for weddings and corporate retreats. Snowmobilers welcome!
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Lynn MacDonald
6 months ago
Thank-You Mark for a wonderful experience staying at The Brewster Inn. This was our first experience in an Inn and thoroughly loved it. The rooms are beautiful and offer tranquil sleep as the mattresses are phenomenal as well as the pillows. Dexter is a small town but well worth the drive to visit the town and The Brewster Inn. We stayed here two nights during the month of August 2014. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Attention to detail is seen in every corner of this Inn with many historical items to see.
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Hi Lynn and thank you. I love getting first time Bed and Breakfast guests. Keep them coming! The Brewster Inn can offer you peace, quiet and tranquility and a great nights sleep which i can see you discovered. Looking forward to seeing you again
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Aniela McGuinness
8 months ago
Mark at the Brewster Inn couldn't have been kinder to us. Our stay was not for pleasure but rather to spread my mother's ashes and Mark went above and beyond to give us some joy during this difficult trip. He was even able to brighten the mood with is wonderful British Humor and get me to laugh. I couldn't be more grateful to him and his Inn. The rooms were clean and comfortable as well and his breakfast was delicious.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you Aniela for picking the Brewster Inn for your trip up from Florida. It was great having you here and I’m really glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad I was your first time for staying at a bed and breakfast. I like first time BandB guests a lot! Keep them coming!
susan riley
8 months ago
We had a great time at the Brewster Inn. Rooms were nicely appointed with attention to detail and were very clean. Gardens were beautiful. Mark, the innkeeper and owner, strives to make his guests' stay a positive one. He was extremely accommodating. Breakfasts were delicious. We would definitely stay at this Inn again!
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you Susan! I get a lot of good comment on my breakfasts and get asked for my recipes quite a bit. Clean rooms are important. I'm glad everything was good for you
Christine Condon
a year ago
My husband and I decided at the very last minute to take off for an overnight get away and were fortunate enough to come across the Brewster Inn’s website. Not only did they have a very nice looking suite available, it was at a very reasonable price! After looking at the reviews and the website we decided to book the Honeymoon Suite, for the very next night. Mark, the Innkeeper, called us to confirm our reservation within about 20 minutes of booking it online. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by Mark and felt very welcome immediately in our beautiful surroundings. The pictures on the website are all very beautiful, and we were pleasantly surprised to see it in real life - the photos cannot capture the history, the beauty and the love that obviously went into the beautiful mansion’s restoration and continued maintenance. The Inn’s foyer and living room are incredible, with beautiful attention to detail. Gorgeous hardwood floors, fireplace, large windows (with window seats) - lovely antiques and knick knacks in glass fronted cabinets, even a piano, not to mention furniture that makes you want to curl up with a good book! Very warm and inviting. The Honeymoon Suite is perfection, in a word. Not only is it private and quiet, it is beautifully furnished with everything you may want or need, it is spotlessly clean, from floor to ceiling. The bath is wonderful, a giant two person Jacuzzi with a separate shower, all surrounded in wood paneling, floors and ceiling. There are wonderful whimsical statues, urns and bowls on all of the beautiful built in bookcases lining the walls, with a great collection of books and a terrific sofa set in front of a gas fireplace - oh and more window seats! The bed and pillows are so soft and comfortable, we slept like rocks and didn’t want to go home! The breakfast we had was wonderful, and so filling we didn’t need lunch. I can’t thank you enough for a great stay, Mark. We will be back, and we will recommend your place to all of our friends.
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Response from the owner - 11 months ago
I have a new reservation system on the way that should be ready in May. I'm excited about it as its going to open a lot more opportunities for my guests to add more to their stay. I'm looking forward to seeing it in action before later on this year, my new website will also be ready and online. I'm glad you enjoyed your time here. I can pretty much guarantee all my guests an incredible nights sleep with my excellent pillows and very comfortable beds. The honeymoon suite is indeed an impressive room, big and private, large whirlpool, fireplace, big seating area. Real comfort at its best. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future
Marisa Helenbrook
7 months ago
Our stay at the Brewster Inn was fantastic! Mark greeted us with warmth and sincere generosity. He made us feel completely at home and he shared his knowledge about the area with great suggestions and sites to see. Mark has devoted himself to the restoration of this wonderful historic gem. The decor is very clever and beautifully done. We stayed in the Honeymoon suite and the Game room. Both were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The gardens were just gorgeous too! Breakfast was just amazing. Thank you to Mark for his hard work at breathing life into this wonderful historic home. After staying at the Brewster, I feel like I have a friend to visit in Maine. I will definitely return again in the future.
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you Marisa. It was great having you here for your 2 night stay. I appreciate your comments on the cleanliness in the Brewster Inn. It’s something that I like a lot and I believe helps to show a pride in your property. The Honeymoon Suite and Game room are incredible guest rooms. Original wood panels, fireplaces and a lot of comfort. My gardens are in the 6th year of a redevelopment and there’s more planned yet again to improve them still further next year. I look forward to seeing you all again in the future. The Brewster Inn is a great place to base yourself for a multi night stay on your Maine vacation as its central to everything and everywhere
Julia Gilbert
8 months ago
In Maine for a wedding, and discovered The Brewster. What a beautiful place. Everything perfect, comfort and beauty everywhere you turn, Mark Stephens is just the best. A great host, and now a good friend. He makes sure everything is done right. Our first stay there, now we are returning next summer or fall for a base to tour Maine.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you Julia and great to see you are already back in touch about your next visit in 2015. It will be excellent to see you again. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and I know you’ll have a great time on your next visit
Dan Benard
a year ago
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.
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Hi Dan, thanks you so much for your wonderful review for the Brewster Inn. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for coming to stay with me
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Malinda Paulson
a year ago
Here in Maine ALL families are accepted and welcomed. Mark being an English Gentleman is a no exception to that rule and is a wonderful host. My spouse and I booked the weekend in the honeymoon suite for Valentine's weekend. From our first meeting in the drive way to our last, Mark treated us with open arms. Walking into the Honeymoon Suite was like walking back in time. Knotty pine walls and ceilings with exposed wood beams. Beautifully newly refinished hardwood floors. Antique books and various items lined the bookshelves all around the room. The bed was antique looking but with a wonderful memory foam mattress. The gas fireplace provided warmth and ambiance to the room. The whirlpool bathtub was a very special treat. Sitting in that during the night with the light from the fireplace while the snow was falling outside was picturesque. The sitting room was a nice spot to do a meditation while sitting on the futon looking out at the falling snow and the full moon. The over all cleanliness of the Inn was spotless. Breakfast was wonderful! The menu was fresh and hot and served in the dining room overlooking the yard. Something that Mark said really stuck with me "The Brewster Inn IS the destination, not Dexter" and this is so true. We specifically decided to have a "staycation" and support a local business, rather than a big chain business. We specifically wanted to go to a place and feel captivated, moved to another time or place. The Brewster Inn did not fail us. There were quaint little antique shops all along the main road, wonderful eateries such as "Vittles" in Pittsfield, Me. This trip was all we had hoped it would be and more. We strongly recommend this Inn to our LGBT community and families out there. We plan on brining our children back and becoming regulars! Thanks Mark and see you soon!
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Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Thank you for the lovely review. I think what you say about acceptance of everyone and welcome to all is exactly what i always try and do here. Thank you for coming and i look forward to seeing you both and with your family in the future. I say to a lot of my guests that Dexter is not the destination, its the Brewster Inn that's your destination because of everything being here for you when you get here. The beauty of Dexter is its geographic location being the centrepoint of Maine so everywhere is easily accessible and just a day trip when you stay at the Brewster Inn. Anything that my guests need to make their stay more enjoyable i always try and provide to give all my guests the best stay i can.