Built in 1772, the Royalsborough Inn at the Bagley House has a colorful and interesting history. The house, the oldest in town, was built by Capt. O. Israel Bagley, one of the first settlers of “the town of Royalsborough” (now called Durham),. The Bagley House Inn Bed and Breakfast of Durham Maine. The house was the site of many firsts – the first worship service in town took place in it on February 23, 1774, the first public town meetings, and children were taught here until a schoolhouse could be built. Capt. O. Israel Bagley, also opened the area's first store here, and his "public house" served as the center of town in the days of the Revolutionary War. The house was also the home of the Bliss family for over 176 years as a dairy farm. In 1982 the Burns family bought the house at auction. The house was painstakingly restored, literally from the ground up. By preserving the history and heritage of the house, it once again became a place to welcome travelers, as Capt. Bagley had intended.
Visit the flagship store in downtown Freeport just minutes form the Inn. LL Bean offers quality apparel, outdoor sporting equipment and expert advice from seasoned customer friendly staff. This fabulous adventure store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
Are you interested in trying out a new sport or just experiencing something new? LL Bean offers a selection of fun filled activities called "Walk-On Adventures," in their fun filled “LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School”. The adventures allow you to enjoy the basics of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sporting clays, fly casting, archery and kayaking in a brief 1½ to 2½ hour experience for as little a $15. Develop new skills, build on old skills or jut enjoy the outdoors. All necessary equipment is provided. You simply go into the Freeport store and sign up on the day of the program. We will even get you registered so you don’t miss out!
Other programs in LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School include all forms of paddling, snowshoeing, sea kayaking, outdoor photography, outdoor leadership, bike tours, women’s courses and adventures for the family. www.llbean.com/outdoorsOnline
In the summer, stay with us and attend FREE, the L.L.Bean “Summer Concerts” every Saturday and selected Sunday nights starting at 7:30 pm.
Come to Freeport and take part in L.L.Bean's Northern Lights Celebration" through New Years Day. The New Year's Eve Celebration starts at 10 am 0n Dec. 31 with entertainment and activities for the whole family.(visit LLBEAN.Com/Events)
One of a kind... Freeport, Maine!
Freeport is a village rich with history, much of which is preserved for enjoyment today. Freeport was founded in 1789 and folklore credits Freeport with being "the birthplace of Maine". It was in Freeport at Jameson Tavern that many meetings were held, where colonists debated a separation movement from Massachusetts.. The Gore House is the home of a truly unique McDonald's which visitors find
extraordinary. Points of interest include oceanfront grandeur of Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park, Winslow Park with a beach on Casco Bay, and Mast Landing Sanctuary open daily for nature walks and guided tours; and we can't forget Maine's natural phenomenon - the Desert Dunes of Maine. Charming South Freeport Village offers a panoramic view of a working harbor, restaurants with great lobster, and scenic ocean cruises.
With all there is to do in Freeport, plan to stay two or three days. Freeport is a beautiful coastal Maine village with over 170 upscale outlets, designer shops, eclectic boutiques, B&B’s, hotels, fantastic restaurants & casual cafes. Home to world-famous L.L.Bean; we invite you to come shop, play, dine and stay in Freeport! We’re a beautiful drive north from Boston, and just 15 minutes north of Portland.
Some of the best things in life are in Freeport, Maine, stay with us in the just a few miles up the road in a peaceful country setting away from the traffic and hectic center and enjoy the peace and serenity you deserve.
Lost Valley Ski Resort (www.lostvalleyski.com)Maine’s best kept secret.Lost Valley Ski Resort, a serene and beautiful facility with panoramic views, just 18 miles from our door.Lost Valley has two chair lifts and a T-bar servicing a super selection of 15 trails varying in skill-levels.Snowboarding and Nordic cross-country are also available as well as rental equipment.
Pineland Farms(www.pinelandfarms.org)a productive and educational setting for people of Maine and beyond.Located in the rolling hills of New Gloucester, minutes from the Inn,The Farm is a 3,000 acre working farm, diverse business campus, and educational/recreational center. Educational programs include hands on participation in projects that explore our connection to nature and agriculture.The recreation facilities include professionally-designed cross-country skiing and walking trails, a permanent orienteering course, horseback riding, tennis courts and a YMCA.The farm include prize winning Holstein cows, Angus beef cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, hay cropping, greenhouse and vegetable production.Visitors are able to tour the barns and dairy facilities on a scheduled basis.
Wolf’s Neck State Park (www.maine.gov/doc/parks) Spanning the wooded peninsula, the “neck” of land between the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay.The park is 245 acres of nature’s space to seek exercise or relaxation, a festive gathering place a stimulating learning experience or the chance to connect with nature in solitude.With 5 miles of walking trails including a wheelchair and stroller accessible path the park invites people of all ages to explore the outdoors.
LL Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School (www.llbean.com/outdoorsOnline) include all forms of paddling, snow shoeing, sea kayaking, outdoor photography, outdoor leadership, bike tours, women’s courses and adventures for the family. ...MoreFreeport, Maine(www.freeportusa.com) Freeport is a beautiful coastal Maine village with over 170 upscale outlets, designer shops, eclectic boutiques, B&B’s, hotels, fantastic restaurants & casual cafes. Home to world-famous L.L.Bean; we invite you to come shop, play, dine and stay in Freeport! We’re a beautiful drive north from Boston, and just 15 minutes north of Portland. ...MoreSome of the best things in life are in Freeport, Maine, stay with us in the just a few miles up the road in a peaceful country setting away from the traffic and hectic center and enjoy the peace and serenity you deserve.