Brewster Ma Bed and Breakfasts are the Best on Cape Cod | Captain Freeman Inn

by Donna Cain


We have always said that Brewster is the best town on Cape Cod! We love the old fashion ambiance, the historical preservation that the town embraces and the fact that we are on the quiet side of the Cape, yet so central to all of the attractions that bring 1,000’s of visitors to our little slice of heaven every year.

We have 5 very unique and outstanding Bed and Breakfasts in town with each having its own styling and amenities. We are the oldies in town as we have been innkeepers now for 13 years. Over the past few years several of the inns have changed ownership, and it’s been such a joy making new friends and watching many of the inns evolve. Each has made remarkable improvements and serve wonderful breakfasts as each of the innkeepers are wonderful chefs and bakers. As a result,  all five of our Brewster Bed and Breakfasts are now in the top 20 Cape Cod inns as rated on Trip Adviser.

Each of these wonderful inns have genuine innkeepers that truly care about their guests. I thought it would be fun to summarize all 5 of these bed and breakfast and talk about what makes each VERY special. Going in alphabetical order to show no favorites:) is my summary:


Brewster by the Sea Inn and Spa is located at 715 Main Street. I love this shot as it was taken in the spring when the magnolia and cherry trees were in bloom, which coincides with the daffodils and our town celebration, Brewster in Bloom. Brewster by the Sea is located in the far west side of town and is surrounded by conservation land and our town park, Drummer Boy Park. The inn has a beautiful pool and gardens and includes a spa where guests can enjoy facials or massages. The innkeeper, Elizabeth is very talented in the kitchen and is always coming up with new culinary delights for the guests to enjoy. P.S. some fun new changes are coming to Brewster by the Sea. See future posts for updates.


The Candleberry Inn is located on 1882 Main Street. Angelo and Marco purchased the Candleberry in February of this year. We knew immediately that they would be wonderful innkeepers, neighbors and friends as they both share a  passion for food and cooking, hospitality, antiques, and historic buildings. The Candleberry Inn is  a 1790’s Georgian Style sea captain’s home and since the couple’s background includes architecture and love of old buildings and furniture, it’s going to be fun seeing the changes that they make. They are caring wonderful innkeepers and guest’s rave about their hospitality and cooking. The inn is surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens and is a perfect backdrop to watching the town’s old fashion parades.


The Captain Freeman Inn is located at 15 Breakwater Road  is a sea captain’s home built in 1866.  We purchased this lovely building 6 years ago and have been enjoying restoring many of the original features such as marble fireplaces and Italian ceiling medallions. Guests enjoy sitting on the side porch where they can dine alfresco overlooking the pool and gardens. The inn boasts home made breakfasts and are famous for the homemade raspberry jam that comes from the inn’s raspberry patch.

The Old Manse Inn  is located on 1861 Main Street. Every time we drive by the Old Manse we just have to smile as Charlie & Brian are the sweetest innkeepers around. Brian is the master chef of the operation and always leaves his signature smile face on all of his plates. They have masterly updated many of the rooms and have a wonderful happy hour every afternoon for the guests to enjoy. The Manse is perfect for small luncheons or dinner parties as their dining room was once the first Lutheran Church on Cape Cod, and comes complete with the elegant oak paneling and beams that were installed nearly a century ago.

Last but not least is the Sea Meadow Inn located at 1187 Main Street. Debbie the innkeeper is decorator and baker extraordinaire. We always love to go to gatherings at her inn as we know there will always be wonderful baked delights by Debbie. The sense of history in this Inn is readily apparent. There are still many original features today, such as the wide plank pumpkin pine floors, original fireplaces, and one of the favorite features is where Captain Clark’s son, Jeremiah, scrawled his name on the original attic door, where it is still visible today in the guest room named Jeremiah.

We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful inn keeping family in our little town of Brewster on Cape Cod.

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