Candlebay Inn


Candlebay Inn, Freeport, MaineIf you haven’t been to Freeport in a while to visit us, now is the perfect time! We’ve been gearing up for summer and we’re excited to welcome both newcomers and returning visitors to the inn. With spring in full bloom and summer knocking at the door, we want to highlight why Freeport is the best place to visit with your furry friend and how we have the best accommodations for you and your canine.

Freeport Village
Shop ’til you drop in downtown Freeport. Dogs are invited into clothing, book, home décor, specialty food, pottery, jewelry, ski and bike, and pet stores within Freeport village.

Hiking Partners
Several dog-friendly hiking trails are located within minutes of Freeport village and offer a great retreat from the busy Main Street. Bradbury Mountain State Park has miles of hiking trails, including trails that summit Bradbury Mountain and offer incredible views. Difficulties range from easy to most difficult, and many trails are less than 1.5 miles long.

Hearty Dogs
Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster, Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern, 1912 Café, and Petrillo’s all welcome dogs for patio and deckside dining.

Great deals and finds, tasty restaurants, picturesque views on prime hiking trails and summer events happening each weekend make for a great place to visit, especially when your pup(s) can join!

We are also still offering our fan-favorite packages, for a limited time – Dog Days of Spring and the FreeportUSA Girlfriends’ Getaway weekend package. All the details are below and your furry family members will certainly be happy to join you on vacation!

Warmest wishes, 




Connie Lay, Innkeeper

A Specialty of the House

Cinnamon Bread

Cinnamon Bread½ C vegetable oil
2 C plus ½ C sugar
2 Eggs
2 C buttermilk
2 Tsp baking soda
4 C all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
½ Tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two loaf pans with nonstick spray. Mix together oil, 2 cups sugar, eggs and buttermilk. Sift together baking soda and flour in a large bowl. Add egg mixture; stir together until well blended. Pour ¼ of batter into each prepared loaf pan. Combine ½ cup sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle a quarter of sugar mixture into each loaf pan. Pour remaining batter equally between pans. Sprinkle remaining sugar. Swirl knife through batter. Bake one hour, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pans and place on wax paper. Slice when completely cool.

Freeport's Parkside Prelude

Freeport USA’s Parkside Prelude


Join FreeportUSA’s annual Girlfriends’ Getaway in welcoming their new event—Parkside Prelude—on Friday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at Bow Street Park for a free evening of live music, lawn games like Bocce, Giant Jenga, Lawn Bowling, Cornhole and, of course, Bean Boot Tossing! Enjoy delicious tastes of Freeport from Spun Bakery, Bridgham & Cook, Casco Bay Cutlery & Kitchenware, Wilbur’s Maine Chocolate and more. Parkside Prelude is a part of Girlfriends’ Weekend and is a free event that will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

May 2016

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Cute puppy

Last-Chance Package — Dog Days of Spring

Candlebay Inn is the perfect place to stay when you don’t want to leave your pup at home. Book early and save on season rates.

Package must be booked by May 31, 2016.

•  One night accommodation (based on availability) and 15% off your second night
•  A hearty, homemade breakfast to start your day off right
•  Dogs get a welcome treat and toy
•  In-room soft beds and blankets
•  Map of Wolfe’s Neck park trails

Rates start at $225.00. Reservations are required. Tax and gratuity are not included. Based on availability. Package is good from March 21 to May 31. $5.00 of each pet fee goes to the Coastal Humane Society.

Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend

Girlfriends’ Getaway Package

Grab your best friends and leave the children at home; Candlebay Inn has the perfect suite for your girlfriends’ getaway.

Book your stay for June 10 – 12 and join in on FreeportUSA’s annual Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend, a weekend full of treating you and your girlfriends to luxury spas, shopping and FreeportUSA’s new signature event, Parkside Prelude.

Don’t miss the celebration of the summer. The new event will be at the Old Town Hall at The Hilton Garden Inn. Enjoy live music, taste local chefs’ food and drink samples of wine, brews and spirits.

The package includes:
•  A 2-night stay in the Candlebay Suite (sleeps 5)
•  A hearty homemade breakfast each morning
•  Special pricing for two or more rooms

Spend time with your girlfriends and shop till you drop in the Freeport Village. Within walking distance from the Inn, Freeport offers more than 170 retail outlets.

All packages must be booked through Candlebay Inn.

Book online at or call today!

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