Several cousins and I decided to have a reunion and stayed recently at the James Place Inn and were absolutely captivated by both the place and the people. It’s the friendliest place I’ve ever stayed, the accommodations are quite comfortable and attractive, and it’s perfectly located at the edge of the Freeport shopping district, close enough for daytime and evening walks to restaurants and stores while back far enough from Main Street for a quiet, secluded stay.
We were greeted warmly by the Baron family, and that warmth was unrelenting throughout our four-night stay. I felt from the moment we met our hosts that they were genuinely caring about our comfort and our thirst for information, recommendations, and directions. Never did I feel it was a “reach” for them when we asked for anything at all. In addition, Tori and Robin were excellent conversationalists, with great stories and humor, while they respected our privacy and provided us with a nice, safe, quiet place to read or count how little money we had left after shopping. And their daughter Elyse helped in the kitchen and dining room, and she was a delight as well.
The breakfasts are superb, and the Barons are VERY helpful and accommodating in determining what will be served every morning. They’re great bakers and they use a lot of fresh, healthy local ingredients.
We stayed in the Pine, Green, and Taupe rooms, and all of us felt our respective rooms were cozy and well-appointed. I stayed in the Taupe room, which had a little basic kitchen, which was really nice to keep water cold and keep leftovers from the great restaurants in the area. And, by the way, both Tori and Robin know and are active in the Freeport community, and so are great guides for their guests in selecting restaurants, pubs, stores, parks, tours, rentals, etc.
The weather wasn’t the greatest when we were there in late June (the whole east coast was socked in), but there was still much to see and do, and the Inn was very comfortable for whiling away a few hours in conversation or reading. We’ll be back for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- #1 Bed and Breakfast in Freeport, Maine (as rated by TripAdvisor reviewers). Beautifully restored Victorian sitting on a nice quiet side street, just 1 block from LL Bean and all the rest Freeport has to offer. Rooms have a private bath, TVs with cable and DVD (with DVD library for you to access), some rooms with Jacuzzi tubs or a fireplace. Full gourmet breakfast awaits you every morning, along with fresh-baked snacks upon your arrival. Delightful deck to enjoy during the finer weather. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Place Inn Bed And Breakfast Freeport, Maine