Visiting Bowdoin and Bates

Bowdoin CollegeWhether visiting colleges for the first time while on a college tour or returning for your 50th class reunion, Freeport is a great place to use as your home base.

Freeport is centrally located to Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Bates College in Lewiston, and Colby College in Waterville.  Bowdoin College is just 15 minutes to the north, Bates College is 25 minutes to the northwest, and Colby College is about one hour to the northwest.  The convenience of Freeport allows you to explore the colleges in the area and see all that they have to offer in the surrounding environments.  Our location places a wealth of landscapes and environments at our fingertips: To the south we have easy access to city life in Portland and Boston; to the north is the rich tradition of communities who have lived off the land for generations; to the west is the playground of lakes, rivers, and mountains; and to the east is the coastline representing so much that is central to the world’s issues today, from global warming and the health of our oceans to honoring and preserving the world’s beautiful landscapes.Freeport Village Station

Are you a Bowdoin Alumni attending an annual reunion in June?  Make Freeport your home base and enjoy exploring Freeport during your down time.  James Place Inn is located in the heart of Freeport with easy walking access to all of the shops and restaurants.  Explore our local parks, lighthouses, and area museums.

For those parents and family visiting for homecoming, Parents’ Weekend, or maybe dropping your student off at college for the first time, Freeport is a perfect home base.  Shop Freeport any items still needed for the dorm room or winter apparel.  Enjoy strolling the quaint streets and enjoy a good meal between shops.Bates College

James Place Inn is perfectly situated for your college tours, Alumni visits, and Parents’ Weekend visits.  Your stay with us starts with fresh cookies and other afternoon snacks, available while you settle into your room and make yourselves at home.  Wake up to a full and hearty breakfast to start your day.  Need help with directions, things to do?  We are always here to help.  Make James Place Inn your home away from home when visiting area colleges.