Candlebay Inn


Candlebay Inn, Freeport, Maine
Ah, November, the beginning of the holiday season and a month of transition. As we say goodbye to the gorgeous fall foliage and hello to snow, and with December right around the corner, we’re starting to get into the holiday spirit. Freeport Village is a spectacular place to be this time of year as the town starts to bustle with holiday shoppers and light up with holiday cheer.

I’m especially excited to see all the visitors coming to Freeport to shop for their loved ones. Not willing to brave the rush of Black Friday for your holiday shopping this year? Well, there’s still time to get all of your holiday shopping done throughout the rest of December and we’re here to assure you that a relaxing trip is more of a treat than a rushed one.  We’re offering a shopping package now through March, and it’s a great one to use during the holiday season.

It’s time to break out the warm winter jackets, turn up the holiday tunes, brew some hot chocolate and start planning your trip to Freeport. We’re nestled right in the heart of downtown Freeport, perfect for holiday grazing and shopping because we’re within walking distance of much that Freeport has to offer! 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

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie1 3/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon cold water
2 teaspoons cornstarch

3 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, and cornstarch. Bring to a full boil, and remove from heat.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in cooked syrup mixture. Stir in salt, vanilla, and pecans. Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until filling is set.

Featured Guests

This month’s featured guests are something special—meet our two new additions to the Candlebay Inn family, Liam and Gideon. These two Shelties are my personal pups and will be helping me welcome new guests to the inn. Liam is an 11-month-old who has been with us for about a month and has settled in nicely at the inn. Our newest addition, Gideon is now about 10 weeks old and experienced snow for the first time this month! We’re so happy to welcome these pups into our lives and excited to introduce them to you!

Liam and Gideon

November 2016

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Shopping Package

Shopping Package
Freeport village is known for some of the best shopping in Maine, with national name-brand outlets and boutiques, and has numerous restaurants to satisfy any taste. There’s always a reason to get away on a shopping extravaganza, whether it’s a special occasion or holiday, or you are simply in the mood to get some great deals. Extend your shopping visit and bring a friend, too, by staying at Candlebay Inn with rooms perfect for your getaway and within walking distance of the stores in downtown Freeport.  Spend the weekend shopping, dining and enjoying Freeport. The package includes:

– Two-night stay in select rooms, 15% off the second night
– A hearty, homemade breakfast each morning
– A $50 Visa gift card for dinner, movie or shopping

Shop the day away in Freeport with more than 170 retail outlets and restaurants.

All rooms must be booked directly through Candlebay Inn, with no second party bookings. Package starts at $225 depending on room and availability. Tax and gratuity are not included.

Christmas Sparkle

Freeport Sparkle Celebration
Start December off right in downtown Freeport at one of Maine’s most popular holiday celebrations, FreeportUSA’s Sparkle Celebration. Enjoy holiday cheer with Christmas lights at this town-wide event that features 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 2-4!

Northern Lights Celebration

Northern Lights Celebration at L.L. Bean's in Freeport, Maine
Love the holidays? Join in the festivities at L.L. Bean in Freeport. Throughout the month of December, the Northern Lights Celebration will be continuing with holiday joy. Stay tuned throughout the season for merry events, delightful surprises and holiday cheer for the whole family.