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A Short History of Our Little Corner of Freeport

Since we moved to Freeport we’ve been fascinated about the history of our property.  With the help of the Historical Society, we’ve been able to nail it down with a relative degree of certainty. In the beginning Our lot was originally part of a larger parcel owned by the town doctor, Ephraim Hyde.  The doctor… Read more »

Thanks to Chilton Furniture!

It pays to have friendly neighbors. We wanted to be productive during all the recent COVID-19 downtime so one of the big projects we undertook was updating the furniture in most of the guest rooms.  We loved the sleigh bed in Taupe and the 4-post bed in Rose but the other rooms were a combination… Read more »

Joyful feedback from a dear guest

One of our recent guests came to us as a get-away from a case of writer’s block. We’re happy to have made her stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. She sent us the following which we humbly post with her permission: The Light Approaches As I sat on the patio of The James Place… Read more »

COVID-19 Safety

Just a few words to reinforce what we’re doing in these times of COVID-19 to protect your safety, our safety and the safety of our staff, which is currently our intrepid housekeeper Alexis and Bill’s mother 🙂 About the property We’re nowhere near as busy as in past summers, which allows us to put some… Read more »

Dog Days of August Special: $20 off each room night

Come spend time with us, relax in our newly furnished rooms, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. During the COVID downtime, we partnered with Chilton Furniture in Freeport and Portland Mattress Makers to update most of our rooms with beautiful Shaker-inspired furnishings! Check out our website ( for pictures. We’ve had many compliments on our changes… Read more »

ROBS Issues Part 2

I’m doing a follow-up to our last ROBS feature article in order to clear up a few issues since I’ve finally had the time to put our thoughts down on paper.  Hopefully some of you find this feedback useful. ROBS Background To start with, realize that if you’re using a ROBS, you are creating a… Read more »

Our journey to becoming innkeepers

We owe the internet a little insight into why we became innkeepers. Moving on from 9 to 5 Dissatisfaction with our prior professions and career trajectories was the starting point for both of us.  After 25 years of educating young people, Mary Ann decided to end her career.  The teaching profession has changed so much since she… 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 »

Days 7 & 8 in a Week in Freeport, Maine

Having enjoyed a full week and seeing many sights of Mid-coast Maine, Eric and Katie wanted to have a low-key day around Freeport before leaving for home.  Day 7 found them having enjoyed a hearty breakfast and then relaxing in the hammock.  Finding their second wind, they set off to explore Winslow Park, our beautiful… Read more »

Fall In and Around Freeport, Maine

The “Dog Days of August” are here.  If you have not had your summer vacation yet, it is not too late to plan one.  Fall foliage season will soon be here and it is one of the best times to visit New England and James Place Inn.  If you are not a fan of the… Read more »