Candlebay Inn


Candlebay Inn, Freeport, MaineWe all know that Freeport has some of the best shopping in the state, but did you know there’s a lot going on after dark, too? Many of the outlets and retail stores keep their doors open until at least 9:00 p.m. on the weekends and even later for the summer. From jazz nights at Azure Café to performances at the Maine State Music Theatre, located a short-drive away in Brunswick, there is something for every taste.

Are you a history buff? The Freeport Historical Society is currently offering a limited number of summer tours of the Historic Pettengill Farmhouse, located about two miles from Candlebay Inn. This preserved homestead was built around 1800 and resides on 140-acres. The hour-long tour includes the history of the farm and house, along with viewings of rare “sgraffiti,” or plaster etchings.

Candlebay Inn is the perfect spot to stay and experience all Freeport has to offer. Within walking distance to Freeport Village, the inn is perfect for guests who want to enjoy it all! Gear up for the day with a hearty Candlebay breakfast then embark with a full belly on an all-day shopping spree. The inn is close enough that you can walk back for an afternoon of relaxing and then head back into town for dinner. We can’t wait to welcome you to Candlebay Inn.

Warmest wishes, 




Connie Lay, Innkeeper

A Specialty of the House

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Fourth of July Red Velvet Pancakes and Breakfast Sausage1 prepared 9-inch single piecrust
4 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 (10 oz.) bag fresh spinach
1 (8 oz.) package sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1/2 (4 oz.) container crumbled feta cheese
1/2 (8 oz.) package shredded Swiss cheese, divided
(Cooked sausage may be added, if desired)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie dish.

Whisk eggs, milk, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl.

Gently combine spinach, mushrooms, onion, and feta cheese in a separate bowl. Spread spinach-mushroom mixture in the prepared pie dish; top with half the Swiss cheese.

Pour egg mixture evenly over the filling, swirling egg mixture in bowl to spread seasonings through the eggs; top the quiche with remaining Swiss cheese. Place quiche on a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until the quiche is lightly puffed and browned, 45 to 50 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the filling should come out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.

July 2015

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Getting Married in Freeport?

Enjoy a 25% discount on your first night when two or more nights are booked. A hot, hearty, and homemade breakfast is included and a box of chocolates from Wilbur’s Candy Shoppe will welcome you to your room.

Rates start at $299. Reservations are required. Tax and gratuity are not included. Based on availability.

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Blueberry pancakes

Upcoming Event

Just a short drive away, the Maine Crafts Association will be holding their first annual Portland Fine Craft Show on August 22 (raindate is August 23), on Congress Street in Portland. There will be 80 exhibitors from the greater New England area. It is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free admission. FMI:

Shop ’til you drop…

Just a drive down Main Street will give you a glimpse of all the shopping opportunities available when visiting. You’ll find world-class retail stores, including premium brand outlets, as well as locally made products as you stroll through Freeport Village. Don’t forget to use #MyFreeportFind when sharing posts, photos and videos this summer.

Here is a great list of all the shopping available in Freeport:

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