About the Inn

History

Built in 1846 as a modest farmhouse, Brewster By The Sea Inn’s roots are deeply connected to several Brewster founding families – The Dillinghams, The Fosters, and the Newcombs. Just up the road, west of the Inn, is the oldest house on the Cape – the Dillingham House, which dates back to the late 1600’s. Brewster By The Sea Inn’s Main House was built by the Foster Family when they were kindly asked to leave the Dillingham House when the patriarch passed away. At the time, the Dillinghams owned this entire area of Brewster, so the Main House was still on their land, but placed with some good distance between the two.

Brewster By The Sea Inn has been a bed and breakfast for over 50 years — since 1966, when it was first sold out of the historic family ownership. It was originally a 4-room Inn, and named, The Old Farmhouse Inn. During the first few summers, the Innkeepers hosted many of the actors and actresses who performed at the Cape Playhouse (word has it that the after-hours parties were legendary). In 2004, the name was changed to Brewster By The Sea Inn, and has been happily operated as such for the past 15 years.

To read more about the History of the Inn, click here.

History

Built in 1846 as a modest farmhouse, Brewster By The Sea Inn’s roots are deeply connected to several Brewster founding families – The Dillinghams, The Fosters, and the Newcombs. Just up the road, west of the Inn, is the oldest house on the Cape – the Dillingham House, which dates back to the late 1600’s. Brewster By The Sea Inn’s Main House was built by the Foster Family when they were kindly asked to leave the Dillingham House when the patriarch passed away. At the time, the Dillinghams owned this entire area of Brewster, so the Main House was still on their land, but placed with some good distance between the two.

Brewster By The Sea Inn has been a bed and breakfast for over 50 years — since 1966, when it was first sold out of the historic family ownership. It was originally a 4-room Inn, and named, The Old Farmhouse Inn. During the first few summers, the Innkeepers hosted many of the actors and actresses who performed at the Cape Playhouse (word has it that the after-hours parties were legendary). In 2004, the name was changed to Brewster By The Sea Inn, and has been happily operated as such for the past 15 years.

To read more about the History of the Inn, click here.

About Your Innkeepers

Amy

Amy purchased Brewster By The Sea Inn in the fall of 2016, fulfilling a long-time dream of owning an Inn on the Cape. Amy was born and raised in Westchester County, New York, and as a youngster came to the Cape on family vacations. When she fledged from the nest, she moved to the West Coast, went to law school, and had a 25+ year career in land conservation in Portland, Oregon and Sonoma County, California. Meanwhile, her folks retired to the Cape in 1985, and her mom is now gracefully aging in Chatham. Amy recently joined the Board of Trustees of the Brewster Conservation Trust, and sponsors the Brewster Farmers Market and the Brewster Historical Society. In 2013, Amy started Sonoma Wool Company, when she lived on Pozzi Ranch in Sonoma County.
Amy and Sweat Pea | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod B&B | Brewster, MA

Sawyer

Amy’s son, Sawyer, and his fiancé, Kelsie, moved to the Cape in August of 2019, to see what this Innkeeping thing was all about. Sawyer was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Sonoma County California. He attended the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, where he met Kelsie.

They both were Creative Media majors, and after graduating, spent a few years making independent films together. They will be wed in September of 2021 at the Gazebo in Drummer Boy Park with the reception to follow here at the Inn!

Sawyer holding a professional camera | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod B&B | Brewster, MA

Kelsie

Kelsie was born on Oahu and raised on the Island of Maui. (Wow!). Hospitality is in her blood, and she enjoys taking care of all the guests. She is the creative who handles our social media outreach. On top of that, she loves to garden and bake! All of the treats our guests have enjoyed over the past few months have been made by Kelsie!
Kelsie Photo | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod B&B | Brewster, MA

Joy

Joy joined BBTS in February of 2018, when she moved to the Cape from Vermont. She was born and raised in Jamaica, and has been in the hospitality industry for over 26 years. She came to the United States in 2004 and has lived in Missouri, Myrtle Beach, New York, Vermont, and Florida.

She is our Jill of all trades, as she cooks and serves breakfast, heads up the Housekeeping Team, and often makes a pot of delicious Jamaican food to share before heading out for the day! Her name suits her perfectly, as she always has a smile on her face and loves to visit with guests. She and her husband, Milton, and daughter, Jade, live in Harwich.

Joy Photo | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod B&B | Brewster, MA

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea, decided it was OK to be rescued and adopted by Amy a couple of weeks before Amy moved from California to the Cape. They drove cross-country together, and Sweet Pea is now a gracious ambassadress of the Inn. She is a Labrador/Dutch Shepherd mix, and is about 9 or 10 years old.
Sweet Pea Photo | Brewster By the Sea Cape Cod B&B | Brewster, MA

Our Beds

Only the best bedding and linens will do for our guests! From our 100% percale cotton Matouk sheets, to our Sonoma Wool Company wool pillows and comforters, we pride ourselves on making sure our guests are comforted with 100% natural fibers. No polyester or blends here. To create the purr-fect bed, we start off with a wool topper mattress pad. We then use a triple-sheeting method to make sure you are surrounded in comfort — a cotton sheet covers the wool topper, covered by a wool comforter encased in two more cotton sheets. Our 100% wool pillows have cotton pillow protectors and are then encased in fresh cotton pillow cases. Your bed has six pillows (a range of soft, medium and firm) for sleeping and to use to make yourselves comfortable all night long. Wool is simply the superior and ideal fiber for bedding, because it breathes. This ensures that your body temperature is regulated, keeping you cool in the warmer months and warm in the cooler months. All so that you can have the most restful night’s sleep possible!
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Our Breakfasts

Our breakfasts are hearty and homemade, using fresh ingredients from our garden, when available. Each morning we brew fresh coffee and place it out by 6:30 for our early risers. Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 9:30. Come to the Main House and choose your individual table for two on our expansive deck, surrounded by vibrant flowers, and close to our pool. We will start you off with fresh fruit and a baked item, followed by a main entrée which alternates each day between a sweet (think, French Toast, Pancakes or Waffles), or a savory (think, Frittata, Omelets, Egg Souffles, or our Croissant Egg Sandwich). We are happy to accommodate any and all dietary restrictions. And if you are in a hurry to start your day, or need to catch an early ferry, just let us know the night before, and we’ll be ready with a delicious “to-go” breakfast in a bag.

The Best of Cape Cod

Stay at the Inn By the Sea, Brewster

This Valentine’s weekend 2020 I chose Brewster and the Cape to propose to my fiance! I could not have picked a better inn to stay at. In all ways the Inn by the Sea is warm, comforting, and fun for all ages. Amy helped plan my post proposal fun secretly with chocolate covered strawberries, flowers, champagne, and mimosas in the morning!! Thank you Amy and staff for an amazing, memorable trip!

— Chris C, Mar. 2020

Fun

Great Amy is a great innkeeper. Breakfast was great a healthy and decadent choice. We had both outstanding. Are going back again this weekend. Our room was great both a fireplace and nice sitting area.

— LewS , Feb. 2020

A very enjoyable and relaxing stay

This inn is always very satisfactory and the owner pays a lot of attention to detail. The breakfasts are so wonderful and the rooms are beautiful and relaxing. This is our second time here and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

— whitestar2, Feb. 2020