Freeport History in the War of 1812

Many people often associate Freeport with shopping and are delightfully surprised to find out how much there is to see and do throuhout the area.  They are also surprised to learn how much history there is in Freeport and the part Freeport played in the War of 1812. One of the peculiar aspects of the War of… Read more »

Lobster, Lobster, Lobster!

Guests continuously ask where they can find the best lobster.  The good news; some of the best lobster shacks can be found in and around the Freeport area. Depending upon what people are looking for, there are a number of places we recommend.  While lobster can certainly be found in the finer dining establishments, lobster… Read more »

Maine Beaches

Planning your summer vacation often includes a visit to the beach.  Maine can boast to having some of the best beaches anywhere.  Miles of soft, sandy beaches, seeming to go on forever.  Tides that make the beaches interesting and fun in that there is great exploring to be done during low tide, where many small islands… Read more »

Spring in Freeport

Spring has arrived in Freeport, and at James Place Inn we are busy making preparations for all of you planning to come see us this summer and fall.  Now that the weather has turned to warmer days, we are busy wrapping up our indoor projects so that we can start the outdoor beautification.  Much painting has… Read more »

So Many Events in Freeport & LL Bean

There is always something happening in and around Freeport and this year proves to be no exception.  With LL Bean turning 100 years old this year, there will be plenty offered to do.  There are events planned for all of the LL Bean stores however, most of them are taking place right here in Freeport. … Read more »

Hospitality for Habitat

It is that time of year again when the Maine Innkeepers Association sponsors its annual Hospitality for Habitat promotion.  This is the 9th year for the program, which started in 2004, and is designed to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.  All participating properties donate a designated number of rooms at 50% off the regular… Read more »

Portland Museum of Art does Degas

Looking for a little art in your life?  The current exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art features over 70 drawings, prints, pastels and photographs as well as several sculptures, in one of the first comprehensive exhibitions at the museum devoted to the 19th century French master Edgar Degas.  The exhibit is at the museum… Read more »

Time to Plan Your Trip

The often long and cold days of February is the time many of us are thinking about warmer weather and summer vacations.  While it is fun to think about, it can often be a bit challenging to plan a trip to a place you have never been before.  That’s where we come in.  There are so… Read more »

Climbing Kilimanjaro and Safari

Many of our guests were aware that we were closing for a few weeks of vacation and enjoying a climb on Kilimanjaro and a safari (climb for Robin, safari for all of us).  We are safely back in Freeport, having had a great time away (our first in five years)!  Robin did great on his climb,… Read more »

Baby, It’s Cold Outside?

Oddly, it isn’t cold outside.  We are experiencing one of the warmest winters on record.  Today is no exception at 45 degrees and plenty of sunshine.  While the winter sports fans are sad due to the lack of snow, the weather reminds some that spring is not far away.  Time to start planning your Maine… Read more »