Amanda Edwards

Aerial view of Freeport
Daily or weekly art retreats in coastal Freeport, Maine happen at Creative Landing, also known as the Soule-Lambert-Blethen House, which was originally built in 1796. Close to 3000 square feet (of the 4700 square foot building) has been transformed into Creative Landing, which is comprised of a large 676 square foot art studio space (which you will get to use during your stay), a small art gallery, two beautiful artist retreat suites, and a lovely shared foyer. Each artist suite is unique, quiet, 100% private, cozy, and ready for your creative week! One portion of the property is home to Creative Landing's owner & her family.  She will be your host during your stay, and you will find her working in the art studio most days.  You will be exactly 1 mile from downtown Freeport and all of it's galleries, shopping, cafes, restaurants, and activities!  - and just a 3 minute stroll to the water's edge, where you can watch the seals, herons, eagles, and all kinds of other wildlife. In addition to a wonderful downtown, Freeport is loaded with nature trails, secret coves, farms, and artistic inspiration at every corner! 

Stay for as little as 3 nights, or as long as 2 weeks!  
Creative Landing is on the western shore of the Harraseeket River, which opens up into Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood, known as Porter's Landing since the 1700's, is full of Federal and Greek Revival homes, has a small marine service shop, two public boat launches.  

There are no mandatory scheduled events during your retreat! The time is all yours to do what you wish. There will be some opportunities for you if you wish to participate. Examples might be a one-day painting class, a mosaic workshop, an outing to one of the local islands, etc. However, these retreats are meant to give YOU time to reconnect with your creative self, and have the freedom to explore your own medium in a new environment.
Creative Landing / The Soule-Lambert-Blethen House, then & now!
These retreats are not based on your portfolio... they exist to invite artists of all mediums to experience time and space away from their daily routines, environments, and obligations. They allow creative time to reflect, make art, relax, and explore a new area with new inspirations. Immersion into an area other than your home can be healing and inspiring. Something magical happens when artists explore their creativity within a new community!

Important Information regarding your retreat and the Covid Pandemic!
We are working hard to make sure that your retreat is relaxing and worry free! We re following all the guidelines, and going above and beyond to keep our guests, and ourselves, healthy and safe. 
  • You can have Contactless Check-In/Check-out if you would prefer it.
  • No one will be entering your room for any cleaning/housekeeping during your stay. 
  • We are committed to the highest standards of safety and cleanliness and are following the advice and recommended protocols set forth by national, state and regional agencies (including the CDC, State of Maine, Hospitality Maine, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association). 
  • Sanitizing stations have been set up in the shared Foyer of the house, in the shared studio space, and in your suite. 
  • You will be notified of the recommendations for traveling from the Maine CDC before your stay, and you will be expected to follow all of the most recent protocols. In this way, your retreat can truly be relaxing and worry-free! 
  • We are staggering guests to be extra safe. This means that your retreat suite will be empty for a full week before your stay! 
  • Both of the artist suites have individualized Heating systems, and their own air filter.  
  • Due to Covid, we are renting out just ONE suite at a time. This means that the only other person you will encounter in the large shared studio space is the Owner of Creative Landing, who is also a glass artist.  All mask wearing and social distancing protocols will be followed if you choose to use the art studio. You will have your own workspace approximately 14 feet away from any other artist in the studio.