DEXTER, ME - The historic 1912 mansion at 14 High Street was approved by the Dexter Town Council to operate as a bed and breakfast on December 10th, 2009. For the past year and a half, the location has served as The Mansion Event Home, and the approval for bed and breakfast status is a step forward in Dexter's efforts to bring more tourism to the town.
Owners and innkeepers, Lauraine and Craig Piquette, who purchased the home in 2001, have been restoring many of the house's twenty rooms as well as beautifying the grounds in preparation for the approval. Lauriane, who serves as secretary of the Dexter Regional Development Corporation and is a member of the Dexter Comprehensive Planning Committee, recognized the need to stimulate the town's economy by drawing in visitors. Many local businesses stand to benefit from the addition of a new bed and breakfast and event home. Additionally, The Mansion Event Home will provide employment opportunities for citizens of Dexter.
Lauraine Piquette, who has 25 years of event planning experience, has hosted weddings, birthday parties and most recently, a vision gathering for the Dexter Comprehensive Planning Committee at The Mansion. A portion of the proceeds from each event go to benefit a local charity. The Piquettes see making the home available as a bed and breakfast an effective way to bring in more business, not just for The Mansion, but also for the town of Dexter and the Moosehead Lake Region.
Since 2008, The Mansion Event Home has provided an elegant setting and full event planning, catering, and bar services for special occasions, meetings, and events. Now licensed to operate as a bed and breakfast, The Mansion Event Home strives to provide visitors with comfortable and memorable accommodations in a charming New England setting.
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