Shopping, And So Much More in Freeport, Maine

This is a busy time of year for most folks; shopping, baking, holiday parties.  Remember to take a little time for yourself to enjoy this magical season and all that it has to offer.  Here in Freeport, there is plenty of shopping to be had however, there are also little pleasures.  For instance, take a… Read more »

Northern Lights Celebration and Moonlight Madness in Freeport, ME

Here come the Holidays!  This season is full of bustling energy as people fill the streets to enjoy the shopping experience here in Freeport.  The season officially kicked off Friday, November 16th with the lightingof the LL Bean Christmas Tree.  This year’s tree includes a musical holiday light show every night on the hour from… Read more »

Amtrak Downeaster Station is Steps from James Place Inn, Freeport, ME

The Amtrak Downeaster made its inaugural run November 1st from Boston to Freeport, stopping at the station just 1 1/2 blocks from James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This new stop added to the Downeaster (previously stopped in Portland), makes it very convenient to leave the car behind.  Save on gas, tolls, and general traffic… Read more »

Santa Stays at James Place Inn Bed & Breakfast in Freeport

…and he rides at Midnight for Moonlight Madness!  Santa is said to stay at James Place Inn in Freeport (in fact, he lives here).  Come join Santa for all of the fun to kick off Moonlight Madness and the official Holiday shopping season.  It all starts Thursday, November 22nd at midnight here in Freeport.  Santa… Read more »

Spa Knit and Spin Conference in Freeport, Maine

As the weather turns cooler, I think about returning to my knitting projects that have been sitting idle all summer.  Knitting brings thoughts of getting together with friends and the groups we have been fortunate enough to host here at James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast for this fun-filled event held for the past few… Read more »

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is just around the corner.  We are proud to say that we will be celebrating our fourth annual Veterans Day B&B for Vets here at James Place Inn.  This is a great celebration and a small way many Inns, Bed and Breakfasts, restaurants, and others say “Thank You” to our service men and… Read more »

Amtrak Downeaster Begins Service to Freeport November 1st!

Go car-free, avoid the traffic, and take the train.  The Downeaster begins its daily schedule running from Boston to Freeport (and on up to Brunswick) starting November 1st.    Trains are such a great way to travel; save gas, tolls, be environmentally friendly, read a good book, get some work done…relax!  Book your ticket now to… Read more »

Great Exhibit of Winslow Homer

The Portland Museum of Art is featuring an amazing exhibit of 38 works by Winslow Homer.  Recently opened, and runnign through December 30th, the museum exhibition focuses on the 27 years Homer spent on Prout’s Neck (just south of Portland).  His studio there, also open to the public for viewing, has views of the rocks and… Read more »

Autumn Comes to Mid-Coast Maine

Yesterday was the official start of autumn and signs are starting to appear in the colors.  The cool nights and warm days, the best time of year, are bringing the first signs of color to the trees.  The start of subtle reds, oranges and yellows are beginning to appear.  They are beautiful and the fall… Read more »

Frosty’s in Freeport – Simply the Best

Freeport is known for many things and Frosty’s Donuts is now one of them and is conveniently located just a block from James Place Inn Bed and Breakfast.  These donuts are the best donuts areound.  Originally started in Brunswick, Maine, Frosty’s donuts are made the old-fashioned way – by hand and by the owners.  These donuts… Read more »