Maine Art Retreat Details & Costs

Artist Suites & Retreat Costs

Your art retreat is located in Freeport Maine, in a 1796 home, also known as the Soule-Lambert-Blethen House, or Porters Landing Guest House. Close to 3000 square feet (of the 4700 square foot building) is a small boutique inn, 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 guest suites, and a lovely shared two story foyer. Each guest suite is unique, quiet, 100% private, cozy, and ready for your creative week! One portion of the property is home to the Guest House's owner & her family.  She will be your host during your stay, and you will find her working in the art studio most days.  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. In addition to a wonderful downtown, Freeport is loaded with nature trails, secret coves, farms, and artistic inspiration at every corner! 

Please note: We are smoke-free! There is no smoking anywhere in the building or on the property. 

Retreats at The Porters Landing Guesthouse & Art Studio

Old gardens in bloom. 

You will be just a three minute stroll to the water's edge and public small-boat launch. Let us know if you would like to rent a kayak during your stay so you can explore from the water! 

Your porch during your stay. This is also the entry into the shared foyer, and your private artist suite. 

The Shared Art Studio

The studio is a large 676 square foot space, where you will have a workspace  for the deration of your retreat! The studio is open daily from 6 AM until 10PM for artists. 

The Schooner Suite

The Schooner is a one bedroom suite with skylights, small kitchen area (everything but the oven!), beautiful gas fireplace, built in cabinetry, and large bathroom. It is on the ground floor just off the foyer. 

You'll see a nod to the sea throughout, a kraken or two, and even a short ship's ladder up to your bedroom! 

The Schooner Suite is perfect for one or two people (if you don't mind sharing a bed!). 

Old brick walkways, stone walls, and the kitchen garden are outside your windows. 

Your suite has everything you need for your stay! 
  • Queen-sized bedroom with ample closet space
  • Living area
  • All sheets, blankets, and towels
  • free Wi-Fi
  • gas fireplace
  • A kitchen area that includes everything but the oven!  There is a toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, microwave, sink, all dishes and silverware, beautiful tea service, rice & pasta cooker, indoor griddle/grill, small refrigerator, and some of the essentials (spices, coffee, tea, basic cooking utensils, etc.).  We are a little less than 1 mile from a fantastic local grocery store.
  • Free Parking
  • All non-smoking, all the time! 
  • Please note: Due to the short ship's ladder up to the bedroom loft space, this suite is not appropriate for those with mobility differences. 
You are, of course, welcome to set up your art in your suite, however you will also have free use of the shared art studio from 6 AM until 10 PM every day of your stay. 

Prices for the Schooner Suite Art Retreat ***

Seven nights, $525
Two weeks (14 nights), $850

*** Prices for the art retreat are at a greatly reduced rate from a typical stay in one of our suites! Our goal is to make this an affordable getaway for artists looking to gather creative energy, find new inspiration, work on a project, or just enjoy creative time outside of your normal surroundings.

We offer free pick up and drop off at the Freeport Amtrak Train Station, which has trains to and from Boston daily. 

Extras that you can add on to your stay!

A private mosaic class, with 4 hours of instruction per day for two days. Includes materials. $225 per person

An art day in Portland Maine! Visit Portland's waterfront, galleries, boutiques, the Portland Art Museum, Maine College of Art exhibits, and the beautiful Victoria Mansion. Includes drop off and pick up in the heart of downtown Portland (just a 20 minute drive from your retreat!), and paid admission to Victoria Mansion and the Portland Museum of Art. $125 per person

Suite Two: The Merchant's Quarters

Due to the Covid Virus, we are only taking reservations for one suite at a time right now. When it's safe to do so, we will open up the Merchant's Quarters for reservations! This is our way of making sure that visiting artists can enjoy the common areas without fear for their health or safety. We do require that masks be worn in the common areas for the time being. Someday, we will all be able to be mask-free again! :)