Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa-Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast

716 Main Street, Brewster, Massachusetts 02631
Innkeeper(s): Donna & Byron Cain
  • Introduction

    Brewster By The Sea, Brewster MAA sense of graciousness and gentility abounds as you approach Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa. This award-winning, romantic Country Inn is one of Cape Cod's finest Bed and Breakfasts. Situated in the heart of Brewster's Historic District, the Inn's convenient Main Street location belies the peaceful solitude of this expansive property.

    Step through the front door into the fireplaced gathering room, and experience the joy of instantly feeling "at home". We always personally greet our guests and give a guided tour of the premises. Step outside with us, through the gathering room's glass doors, to an endless expanse of planked decking adorned with seasonal flowers and an assortment of intimate seating. Continue past our outdoor breakfast area to our inviting pool and spa, encircled by comfortable chaises, umbrella tables, chairs, and a wall of breathtaking blue hydrangeas. It is the perfect spot to while away a sunny Cape Cod day! The spa is open year round and is perfect for late night romantic stargazing.

    Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa is the Perfect Four Season Getaway!

  • Breakfast

    Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa breakfastEnjoy your first cup of coffee with the daily paper in front of a roaring fire or on the deck overlooking the garden. Meander to our gathering room or the spacious outside deck for a full gourmet breakfast. Donna is an accomplished and creative chef who formally owned and operated "The Catered Affair" in the Berkshires. Afternoon Tea gives you time to unwind and relax while enjoying homemade tempting sweets made fresh daily! Every evening, fine sherry, a chocolate truffle, and a most comfortable bed, turned down with pillows fluffed, await your return from the evening's amusements.

    Our breakfasts include three courses: Juices, including fresh squeezed Orange Juice and our very special Brewster Sunrise, A fresh fruit course using the best of seasonal and organic fruits, and a main course. The main course rotates between a savory one day and a sweet the next. Guest's favorites include pecan waffles, herbed eggs, apricot scones with our famous homemade raspberry jam and Parisian bread french toast. We have a bountiful vegetable and herb garden which provides lush mint throughout the season, tomatoes, zuchinni, and many herbs. We also have a raspberry patch on the property which produces enough raspberries to supply the inn with our raspberry jam throughout the year and usually enough left over for raspberry pies, sauces and tarts. The picture to the left show Donna and Nanna walking back to the inn after a hot day of raspberry picking.

  • Spa Services & Indulgences

    Cape Cod Spa ServicesEnjoy a pampering massage or facial in our pool side gazebo or on rainy days in the comfort of your room. Our spa caters to our inn guests and can accommodate 1 or 2 clients at a time where our talented therapists can help you find a restorative therapy that is perfect for you. Spa appointments are available from 8-6 and appointments need to be scheduled at least a day in advance can be made at the time you book your room or after your arrival. Your therapist will discuss any special needs or health concerns for your treatment. Many of our guests use our relaxing and professional environment to experience a massage or facial for the first time. All of our therapists are certified and highly experienced.

  • Cape Cod Weddings & Elopements

    Brewster By The Sea wedding

    Brewster By The Sea is now hosting small weddings and Elopements. Have your intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony performed in the inns beautiful gardens, on a nearby beach at sunset or in front of our fireplace. An intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony performed in the inns beautiful gardens, on a nearby beach at sunset or in front of our fireplace.

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  • Cape Cod Activities

    Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa beachWe can assist you with arrangements and ideas to fill your days during your Cape Cod vacation. The historic Sea Captain's town of Brewster, Mass. is centrally located on the Cape making visits to all the corners much easier. Several of the more popular ideas of things to do in Cape Cod are presented below. We also include "The Cape Cod Explorer's Guide" , which is filled with various Cape Cod area attractions and activities, in your beautiful guestroom as a handy and detailed planning resource.

    Bike and Nature Trails

    Cape Cod Rail Trail is a well-maintained asphalt bikeway that follows the Old Colony Railroad tracks for 26 miles from Dennis to Wellfleet. Because the trail runs through Brewster, and Nickerson State Park, there are many places to rent bicycles in town. Look for Rail Trail Bike & Blade (508-896-8200) on 302 Underpass Road in Brewster to rent your bikes or to leave your car and jump on the bike path. Our garage can house your own bikes if you bring them with you.

    BikingThere are many nature preserves and trails on the Cape with our favorites being the Fort Hill Trails, The Punkhorn trails, and The Audubon Nature Preserve. We are especially blessed to have The Cape Cod Natural History Museum across and up the street from us. The nature trails behind it are wonderful as they take you through a salt marsh with a boardwalk and to a secluded beach.

    • Nickerson State Park - Donna is from the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts and these piney woods remind us of that area. Located in Brewster.
    • Cape Cod National Seashore Park - The National Seashore Park is just one of the many wonderful natural treasures that Cape Cod has to offer.

    Theatre and Playhouses on Cape Cod

    We are blessed with several acclaimed playhouses with the oldest, Cape Playhouse, being just down the street in Dennis. Over the years, the playhouse has featured the likes of Helen Hayes, Julie Harris and Jessica Tandy. Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck acted here before they were discovered. Brewster also has the Cape Rep Theatre which pursues an exciting mix of contemporary and classical plays and musicals. The company performs in two theatres nestled in the woods just across from Nickerson State Park; an indoor theatre runs from May- November and an outdoor theatre operates in summer.

    Cape Cod Melody Tent:

    Best music, comedy, and family shows.

    Cape Playhouse:

    brewster by the seaAmerica's oldest summer theatre located in Dennis, and our favorite in Brewster, the Cape Rep Theatre (last year we saw Tennessee Williams Rose Tattoo and the "The Full Monty". Our theatre expert from New York City also recommended The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre.

    Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard Excursions:

    Day trips to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard via ferry are a tradition for visitors to Cape Cod. Taking your bikes or renting bikes or motor scooters on the islands are a wonderful way to explore them. For more information click on the links given below. Seasonal Ferries run from HarwichPort Freedom Cruise Line, Inc to Nantucket. Year Round Ferries run from Hyannis to Nantucket via HyLine Cruises as well as seasonal runs to Martha's Vineyard. The Steamship Authority has year round service to Martha's Vineyard out of Wood's Hole.


    Antiques are a popular shopping item for our guests. There are over 30 antique shops within 8 miles of our inn and several world renowned auction houses, specialty shops, flea markets and thrift shops.

    Outdoor Activities

    Cape Cod Golf courses:

    There are about 50 courses on the Cape and islands, and because of our relatively mild winters, many stay open all year round. The world renown Captains Golf Course is just down the street and has 36 holes of uncomplicated golf carved through graceful pines. In our rooms, we have included one of our guest's review of golf courses on the Cape. Feel free to help us add to this when you come.

    brewster by the sea shoreSailing & Whale Watching Cape Cod Style:

    Cape Sail, out of Brewster and Harwich Harbors sails from late May to October. Captain Bob Rice has offered customized sailing lessons and overnight sailing schools. Bob also does custom charters and sunset and moonlighting cruises. Almost everyone who visits the Cape wishes to take a whale watching voyage. (Watching for seals in Chatham is also great).

    Cape Cod Baseball League:

    Minor league baseball on the Cape is exciting and fun. This league has produced quite a few major leaguers. Join the Brewster WhiteCaps in the quest for a division title. Cape Cod Baseball links you to all of the team game schedules (Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine)

    National Seashore & Cape Cod Bay Beaches:

    Cape Cod National Seashore beaches are out of our dreams: long expanses of dunes where you can walk with only one or two interruptions (breaks in the beach), as Henry David Thoreau did, from Chatham to the tip of Provincetown. Bay side beaches are also picturesque with our local beach, Paines Creek Beach, just down the street, having the most beautiful sunset on the Cape.

    Lighthouse Map & Tour:

    Cape Cod has more lighthouses than any other county in America.

    Other Cape Cod Bay Activities

    Brewster By The Sea Bed & Breakfast couple at the beachCape Cod Events Chamber of Commerce current events for Cape Cod Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard

    Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Celebrating 22 Years of Pioneering Kettle-Cooked Snack Foods

    Cape Cod Baseball

    John F. Kennedy Museum: is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod. A Hyannis historic museum with memorabilia of his life here on Cape Cod. Located in downtown Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

    Heritage Plantation: - A museum with an antique car collection, windmill, and beautiful gardens. Located in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

    Plymouth Plantation: - The pilgrims historic settlement, Plymouth rock, and the Mayflower. Where it all began! Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: - Cape Cod's world renowned Institute for oceanographic research located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

    Electronic Environmental Atlas of Cape Cod - project of the Woods Hole Research Center. Shows breakdown of land cover of Cape Cod (towns, undeveloped areas, etc.).

    Explore Cape Cod Massachusetts - if your feeling adventurous this website is just for you come explore Cape Cod natural treasures.

    Cape Cod Central Railroad - What a difference the train makes. Scenic Tours & Dinner Train.

    Geologic History of Cape Cod - Cape Cod is a sandy peninsula built mostly during the ice age.

  • How To Find Us

    Brewster By The Sea Inn & Spa-Cape Cod Bed and BreakfastThe historic Sea Captain's town of Brewster, MA hosts our lovely bed and breakfast and provides our guests with the finest Cape Cod accommodations. Brewster is centrally located on cape cod and is a haven for lovers of art, antiques and the outdoors. Our charming Cape Cod, Massachusetts lodging is convenient to world class golfing, beaches, whale watching, fishing, art galleries, dining.

    Telephone: (508) 896-3910 Toll-free: (800) 892-3910

    Time Estimates

    From Boston's Logan International:

    • Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
    • Total Est. Distance: 83.80 miles

    From Providence Rhode Island Airport:

    • Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
    • Total Est. Distance: 94.26 miles

    From JFK International:

    • Total Est. Time: 4 hours, 38 minutes
    • Total Est. Distance: 266.23 miles

    From the Boston Area:

    1. Take Rte. 93 South (there will be signs for Cape Cod)
    2. Merge onto Rte 3 South via exit 7 on the left towards Braintree / Cape Cod
    3. Stay on Rte. 3 and cross the Sagamore Bridge
    4. You are now on Rte. 6 East.
    5. See section "After Crossing the Bridge" below.
    6. From Western / Central Massachusetts:
    7. Merge onto I-90 E/ Massachusetts Turnpike (Portions toll)
    8. Merge onto I-495 S via exit number 11A toward Milford/Cape Cod
    9. I-495 S becomes MA-25 E
    10. Take the US-6 exit- exit number 2- toward Bourne/Sagamore
    11. Follow all signs to stay on US 6. Cross Cape Cod Canal
    12. See section "After Crossing the Bridge" below.

    From Providence:

    1. Take Route 195 East
    2. Merge onto MA-25 E via exit number 22A toward Cape Cod roundabout
    3. Cross Cape Cod Canal.
    4. See section "After Crossing the Bridge" below.

    After Crossing the Bridge:

    1. Take Route 6 to Exit 9B (Route 134)
    2. Turn right onto Route 134 and take it approximately
    3. 3 miles to Route 6A
    4. Turn right onto Route 6A
    5. Brewster By The Sea is 2 miles ahead on the right, at 716 Main Street there is a massive Norwegian Maple Tree over the road.
    6. Also, a good landmark is Drummer Boy park which has a large windmill. It will be on your left and will be 100 yards past Brewster By The Sea You can turnaround here.
    7. Brewster Massachusetts is located on Lower Cape Cod and is central to the villages of Orleans, Dennis, Eastham, Dennisport, Harwich, Chatham, Barnstable, Sandwich, Hyannis, Provincetown, and Yarmouth.
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