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.
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A pandemic escape!
Amy and her staff are incredible. The attention to detail is hands down the best. Given all that is going on in this Covid-19 world, we felt safe and comfortable. Check-in was contactless. Our room was perfect. The breakfasts were wonderful and loved the cookies in the afternoon. The icing on the cake was Sweet Pea, Amy's dog, an absolute love! Amy, thank you, we'll be back!
— TripleAMom, July, 2020
This was our second time staying at this lovely inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the grounds are both spacious and tranquil. There is even a pool which is an excellent way to cool off after a day exploring the nearby trails or bike path. The breakfasts are creative and delicious and very filling. Amy, the owner and innkeeper is wonderful. She takes great care of the property and is so welcoming to her guests. She is very gracious in helping with advice on what to do in the area and making dinner reservations. We were among her first guests as Massachusetts began to "open up" during the Covid 19 crisis. She took great care to assure that everything was done to make her guests safe and comfortable. We look forward to returning.
— Pat I., June, 2020
A very enjoyable and relaxing stay
We had another wonderful experience here at Brewster By The Sea. Lovely walks on the Flats and enjoying the local food! In spite of COVID, Amy & staff helped us feel SAFE and at home!
— Ross & Patricia, Delmar, NY 6/26/20
Another Memorable Weekend
Thank you for everything, Amy! We had a wonderful getaway. Your Inn and all of your extra touches make this place so special. We look forward to returning soon.
— Patti & Joe, North Readin, MA 06/14/20