New England Inn with Luxurious Furnishings
Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2012, the Inn at Brunswick Station charms visitors heading to Brunswick, Maine, with its friendly service, classy accommodations, and especially its crab cakes. Travel writer George Smith sung the praises crab cakes’ praises at the Tavern at Brunswick Station in a Kennebec Journal article, saying the cakes were the best he’d ever had. At the fine-dining restaurant and pub, chef Kevin Cunningham uses the best local ingredients from land and sea to create sea scallops with mashed sweet potatoes, grilled filet mignon, and other delicious entrees.
The inn is located just across the street from historic Bowdoin College. It’s a comfortable and convenient spot for visitors to Brunswick, whether you’re visiting a student, catching the Bowdoin Polar Bears baseball team, or taking in the fine collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
The school’s colors are incorporated in the guest rooms’ decor, but the warm palette in public spaces calls to mind the natural world outside. In the sitting room, you’ll find brown leather chairs and gold-toned pillows beside a roaring fire. Prints from the collection of the historical society hang on the walls, providing glimpses of life in the town over the years.
Brunswick, Maine: Scholarly New England Town with Historic Architecture
Cobbled streets, a rocky coastline, and historic, steepled churches—Brunswick has New England style to spare. The former 17th-century mill village sits at the gateway to Maine’s midcoast region, an area known for its beautiful harbors and growing arts scene. Every town along the coast has established a distinctive character. For its part, Brunswick is a culturally rich destination anchored by the presence of Bowdoin College, which U.S. News & World Report named one of the top 10 national liberal-arts colleges. There’s no shortage of enriching activities on campus, including plays in two theaters and concerts in the music hall. The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, one of the oldest art museums in the nation, boasts a fine collection of more than 15,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present. Off-campus, the Maine Maritime Museum offers visitors the chance to peruse exhibits and artifacts, interactive areas for children and adults, original 19th century buildings, and a Victorian-era shipyard owner's home.
Downtown, the brick sidewalk and 19th-century architecture harks back to the olden days. In winter, the pedestrian-friendly district looks a lot like a Currier and Ives print, complete with carriage rides and an ice-skating rink. Specialty shops and fine restaurants make it a great place for shoppers and foodies alike. Stroll through Middle Bay Cove to see the best of the historic buildings, including preserved shipbuilders’ and sea captains’ mansions built in the Federal, Greek Revival, and Italianate architectural styles.
The city holds claim to a number of literary heavyweights, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who both attended Bowdoin. It's also the place where Harriet Beecher Stowe penned parts of Uncle Tom's Cabin. At the Pejepscot Museum & Research Center, you can learn more about the notable figures in Brunswick history via rotating exhibits.
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