Being a Mainer, I love sharing the beauty and history this state has to offer. We look forward to moving back to this beautiful state this year.
The History of Brunswick Maine
The town of Brunswick Maine was officially incorporated in 1739. In 1717 the width of the downtown area was laid out by the “Pejepscot Proprietors.” As the years passed and Brunswick grew like majority of Maine cities and towns this was largely due to logging and the ability to produce lumber.
Where to stay
Brunswick Hotel And Tavern
The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern is conveniently located in downtown Brunswick. The location is ideal for those who love the option to walk to local shops and restaurants. This Hotel wowed us from the moment we drove up. From it’s traditional northeastern exterior to the sleek and historic interior, The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern made us feel all the emotions you want on vacation. Our room, the tavern and the main areas of the hotel were homey, comfortable and relaxing. The common area is broken up into a few cozy spots with plenty of seating to relax and even enjoy a drink from the Tavern. We loved snuggling up by the fireplace during the chilly fall evenings. Beyond the gorgeous exposed beams, tucked away piles of chopped wood and quintessential Maine decor, we also enjoyed looking the pictures on the walls of the main lobby. Each shared a short description giving us some background information on the local history of Brunswick Maine. For rooms, The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern has a mixture of options with luxurious king and queen beds, spacious workstations that include both wired and wireless internet access.
They have pet friendly rooms!
We stayed in a King suite, which was perfect for a longer stay. I’d say, especially for those of you traveling with children, definitely look into the suites. The bedroom has a door, giving you private space from the living room space. This allowed us to put Izzy to bed and still enjoy each other. If you have traveled with children, I’m sure you have experienced sharing a room with them and tip toeing around the room once they are asleep. We loved the vacation days were not cut short by sharing a room with Izzy. The bathroom was spacious, and a perfect size for a couple staying with or without children.
The wet bar area had a mini fridge, sink, coffee maker and microwave.
The Brunswick Inn is a very charming place to stay while visiting Maine. They are located in the heart of downtown Brunswick, Maine. They are tucked back way from the Maine road noise, yet right there on historic Park Row. They offer the most delicious complementary breakfast, which is made to order with local ingredients. We enjoyed the cozy and quiet parlor of the Inn. The Bar at the Brunswick Inn a great place to drink and eat, whether you are staying at the Inn or not. On Tuesdays the Inn offers Plat Du Jour Dinners. Each week Chef Ali Waks Adams creates a unique 3 course menu. You will find more details and images about this below.
I mean how precious is this parlor? Izzy loved to “play” chess with daddy and cozy up with a magazine on a chair.
The rooms are all unique and gorgeous. They have multiple options, so you are bound to find one that will suit your needs while visiting Brunswick. I loved how there was a space to sit and relax, other than on the bed, in each room.
Endless Food Options
The downtown Brunswick area is full of so many food options! I’m sharing a few places we were able to try and some we are hoping to try on our next visit.
We stopped at Blueberries for breakfast and all enjoyed our choices. And the decor, oh the decor! This little gem is most certainly a perfect little breakfast and lunch spot. They offer homemade baked goods, soups, sandwiches and more. Blueberries also have some gluten free options as well.
The Tavern at The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern
You don’t have to stay at The Brunswick Hotel to enjoy their Tavern. I will say though, it is very convenient to walk from your room to the sleek and rustic restaurant. Enjoy from a large scale of options which are created based on locally sourced foods. You should definitely head to the Tavern for Happy Hour and enjoy a smaller menu with food and drink choices. Yes, we did enjoy and take advantage of happy our. The Tavern is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Be sure to eat at the tavern or at least have a drink at the bar. Check out some of our eats below.
The Bar at The Brunswick Inn
The Bar at the Brunswick Inn a great place to drink and eat, whether you are staying at the Inn or not. On Tuesdays the Inn offers Plat Du Jour Dinners. Each week Chef Ali Waks Adams creates a unique 3 course menu. Chef Ali is incredible and creates some of the most unique dishes! Her local and seasonal dishes are phenomenal. We were taken back by the thoughtfully chosen ingredients, flavors and presentation of each dish. I should also add that each carefully chosen wine list perfectly compliments the diverse cuisine. If you are always looking to discover new wines, then you will enjoy that. If you are feeling a bit less adventurous, you can also chose from a favorite varietal. If you have the chance to visit Brunswick Maine, you MUST add this unique dinner experience to your list. Learn more and see past menus here.
Frontier is an all in one restaurant that includes food, film, music and art. Like many of the restaurants in the Brunswick area, Frontier focuses on dishes that include locally sourced foods.
Richards = some seriously delicious and authentic German food.
I hope you get a chance to visit the gorgeous and historic downtown Brunswick Maine.