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 been done to the inn, giving it its yearly sprucing up. Soon the heavy comforters will come off the beds in favor of the lighter quilts of summer.
The first trip to the local nurseries is one of my favorite times of year – so many choices! What to put in the window boxes this year? Where to move those perennials that need to be cut in half this season? What herbs to go in the herb garden, used in breakfast every morning? (Our chives are already enjoying a head start and are doing nicely). We will make numerous trips to our favorite local nursery before the outdoor transformation is complete. As an added bonus, there are often many hummingbirds buzzing the hanging baskets. What fun!
We have also been busy testing some new recipes. We have many frequent visitors, so we are always looking to add new recipes to our existing favorites. Robin has added a wonderful new bread to his collection. It is a nice sourdough wheat, perfect for toasting (and a little butter)! Homemade biscuits with homemade jams, new frittata combinations, fresh-made yogurt. No worries to our regular guests who have favorites they come back for time and again – they are still being made! We just like to be sure we always have something new and enticing to offer.
As you will see when you arrive, a lot of care and attention goes into anticipating your arrival. This is your hard-earned vacation and all in the area work hard to make it special and memorable for you. Need help planning? Our sample itineraries will help give you some ideas and get you started. Or give us a call – we are here to help answer any questions and help you make the most of your visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!