Candlebay Inn


Candlebay Inn, Freeport, Maine
We all know that Freeport is a great weekend getaway for some of the best shopping in the state, but did you know there’s a lot going on during the week, too? The Freeport Village Station—home to many outlets and retail stores—keeps their doors open Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m.

Along with shopping, there are plenty of tours and outdoor activities to take part in. There are views of the rocky Maine coastline, walking trails and some more advanced trails, as well. One of our favorite tours is located right in Freeport, Wilbur’s Chocolates holds factory tours every half hour on Monday and Wednesdays in August. You’ll see the working factory and get taste some of Freeport’s best chocolates!

We, here at Candlebay Inn, don’t have a minimum stay during the week, so feel free to pop in on a whim or when you’re craving chocolate! Our hearty breakfasts will fill you full of energy for whatever lies ahead. Don’t forget that the inn is close enough to walk to and from most of Freeport’s attractions. We can’t wait to welcome you to Candlebay Inn for a week-long getaway or just a night!

Warmest wishes, 

Connie Lay, Innkeeper

Baked Denver Omelet

Baked Denver Omelet2 Tablespoons butter
½ Onion, chopped
½ Green pepper, chopped
1 Cup chopped cooked ham
8 Eggs
¼ Cup milk
½ Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 10-inch round baking dish.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ham and continue cooking until heated through, 5 minutes more.

Beat eggs and milk in a large bowl. Stir in cheddar cheese and ham mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven until eggs are browned and puffy, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

And, as always, be sure to ask for seconds if you would like more!! 

Featured Guests in July

July featured guests

Isabelle and Miss Murphy—The Cape Cod BTs—and their owners, Judy and Rich, are the featured guests this month. We were delighted they enjoyed their stay with us and we were very thrilled to hear from them once they arrived safely back home.

“The pups and I enjoyed our stay with Candlebay Inn while we were there for Isabelle’s trial in Rally-Obedience in Excellent…getting FIRST place, no less. A nice way to finish her Rally Obedience titles! The trial location was the Cumberland Fairgrounds, only 20 minutes away from the Candlebay Inn so it was the perfect location to stay. Also at the fairgrounds was a dog breed show that surprisingly a friend was entered in and also we saw the trotters practicing, which was a first for us.

In our travels, we just came upon this sweet ‘Dog Gardens,’ which was a partial agility course just meant for people driving by with their dogs to use, with a very minimal fee. I thought it was just charming.

Doggie Gardens

I hope we have another reason to come to Freeport some time and if we do, we’ll absolutely make plans to stay with you again.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely inn with us.”

July 2016

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Year-Round Packages

Soldier and dog
Military pricing

Did you know that we offer special pricing for members of the military?

  Active-duty military receive a 15% discount!
  Retired military receive a 10% discount!

Military ID required at check-in.

Champagne glasses

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.

Conference, workshop, seminar

Traveling with a group?

Whether planning a family reunion, seminar or workshop, or business retreat, Candlebay Inn has the accommodations to make your event a success!

Candlebay Inn offers many amenities to make your stay with us productive and enjoyable. We offer:

  Free off-street parking
  Hot, hearty, and homemade breakfast each morning
  Flexible breakfast schedule
  Group discount and competitive rates
  Accommodations for 10 to 16 people
  Free wireless hi-speed internet, local phone calls, and faxing
  Flexible check-in and check-out times
  Flexible cancellation policies

Our residential setting is located 5 minutes from the center of Freeport village; less than 20 miles from the Portland International Jetport, Downeaster train and Nova Star Cruises (Nova Scotia ferry) and is in close proximity to I-95, I-295 and more.

Group coordinators and planners get a complimentary room.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum – Wine Wise – “Cork and Rail Limited”

Hop aboard for a night of elegant wine tasting and a history brief. At this newest Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad event for the 2016 season, join Sommelier Erica Archer of Wine Wise for a wine tasting and sunset train ride.

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum – Wine Wise – “Cork and Rail Limited”
While tasting different wines paired with delicious food, you’ll learn how to evaluate, select, describe and pair wines. Museum docents will be available for a brief historical background of the train. The train will cruise along the Portland waterfront, capping off with a lovely tour at the museum. Advanced tickets are required and available through the museum’s website.