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.
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