A Brewster view: Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kyle Hinkle's article is below
Last winter, the Candleberry Inn, pictured below, was one of three Brewster inns to become a verified Cape and Islands Green business (the others are Old Manse Inn and
The Candleberry Inn, in exchange for the Fyfes' hard work, is now one of the
But when the Fyfes took the time, effort and expense to make the “green” changes in their business, they couldn’t have predicted that their inn would become the star of a pilot television show promoting eco-tourism, but that is exactly what’s happened! Denver-based television producer Laura Starr was seeking an inn that had ambience, was located near fun things to do, and had an eco-friendly focus. When she found the Candleberry Inn, she found her perfect ‘star’. And when she discovered all of the eco-friendly things that Brewster has to offer, she knew she had found the perfect location.
One of Brewster's amazing sunsets over Cape Cod Bay
Photo credit: Byron Cain
Brewster has many eco-experiences to offer. There are over 5,000 acres of conservation land and land that will never be put on the commercial market that feature walking trails, vista points with benches, historic sites, public parks and a natural history museum. Eight miles of beaches along
Producer Starr’s working title for her show is “Sleeping Around” and her audience is young professionals who are looking for eco-friendly experiences. Part of her goal is to show that staying in a local gem like the Candleberry Inn isn’t just for the retired set and that there are wonderful experiences to have in our rural communities.
Starr will be shopping her pilot to the cable-based travel channels this summer and hopes to have a show on the air during the new fall season. Meanwhile, the Fyfes are enjoying the spotlight they’ve turned on eco-tourism at the Candleberry Inn, and by default, Brewster!