Candlebay Inn


Candlebay Inn, Freeport, Maine

As the leaves start to fade and snow starts to fall here in Freeport, I can’t express how excited I am for the holidays this year. With Freeport Village and outlet stores within walking distance, Candlebay Inn is the place to stay for holiday shopping extravaganzas. Freeport is filled with holiday spirit, decorated with lights for your viewing pleasure and filled with gifts to be bought. Holiday shopping can be stressful but not this year if you enjoy a weekend away at Candlebay Inn.

Our gift to you this holiday season is our See the Lights holiday package. Visit us for Freeport’s Annual Sparkle Celebration or any time during the holiday season to receive special rates and complimentary gifts. Sparkle is an event that is fun for the whole family; enjoy a parade full of lights or sit on Santa’s lap. Join in on the bustling fun of the holidays with this celebration or throughout the holiday season.

The holiday season is about spreading cheer and making new holiday traditions. Start a new trend of tackling holiday shopping the right way, with a relaxing stay at Candlebay Inn.  Start your shopping spree with a hearty breakfast and embark on a full day of shopping. The inn is close enough that you can walk back for breaks throughout the day, and then head back into town for dinner. Embrace the snow and see the lights; we can’t wait to share this holiday season with you at Candlebay Inn.

Warmest wishes, 




Connie Lay, Innkeeper

A Specialty of the House


Eggnog Cake

Eggnog Cake1 box yellow cake mix
1½ cup eggnog
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3 eggs
2 tbsp rum
½ stick melted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together for about 4 minutes. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan.

Bake for 45 minutes or until done. Cool 5 minutes, then turn pan upside down to cooling rack.

When cool, decorate with glaze of your choice and colored sugars.

1 tbsp soft butter
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp eggnog or until desired consistency

Mix on low speed in medium bowl.

In the doghouse?
Not at Candlebay Inn!

Featured Guests


This months featured guests are something special. Meet Sparky and Bentley, our featured pups. Stuffed with fluff and love, these two are ready to be played with. Bring along your dog when you stay at Candlebay Inn and they will receive a welcome treat, toys supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, breakfast and in-room soft beds and blankets. $5.00 of each pet fee goes to the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick. Candlebay Inn is the perfect place to stay when you don’t want to leave your pup at home.

Wounded Warrior stuffed dog toys

November 2015

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Freeport Sparkle celebration

See the Lights

Start Christmas off right in downtown Freeport at one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations, FreeportUSA’s Sparkle celebration. Enjoy holiday cheer with Christmas lights, the Sparkle Express Train Adventure, free horse drawn carriage rides and visits with Santa! Perfect for the whole family, there will be events all weekend, December 4-6!

Treat yourself to the ultimate holiday shopping getaway. Holiday shopping can be one of the busiest times of the year, so be prepared this year with a relaxing weekend shopping getaway at Candlebay Inn!

Stay with us for Freeport’s Sparkle weekend or any time during the holidays to receive special rates and be within walking distance to all the outlet stores.

Package includes:
— Hot chocolate and cookies upon arrival
— Two-night stay
— Holiday-inspired breakfasts to start your day off right
— Leave with a special Candlebay Inn holiday recipe card

Shop the day away in Freeport with more than 170 retail outlets, and experience the variety of shops and dining experiences. 

Thursdays in Freeport

Freeport is the place to be on Thursday nights. Enjoy a night out on the town filled with great drinks and food while listening to live music. The Maine Craft Distilling Public House has Irish music night every Thursday starting at 5 p.m. Then, swing over to the Stirling & Mull for open mic night every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. All within walking distance from Candlebay Inn!

Everyone has something different on their wish list this holiday season, share what’s on yours for a chance to win amazing prizes.Sharing your holiday wish list on social media with #myfreeportwishlist makes you eligible to win prizes from Freeport Businesses through FreeportUSA.

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