The Candleberry Inn in Brewster, Massachusetts is located in an ideal, walkable New England village location. Built in 1790, it has been a home to a sea captain, a senator, an author, and a painter. It was also a boys' school at one time, and is part of the National Registry of Historic Places. Nine graciously appointed guest rooms with accommodations ranging from a king suite with Jacuzzi and private patio, to a queen suite with private sitting room, to several queen and full bedrooms - all with private baths. Six of the rooms are in the Inn’s Main House, which dates back to 18th Century, and are decorated in the traditional period style, some have working fireplaces. The remaining three rooms are in the adjoining Carriage House and are more contemporary, with a Cape Cod and seashore theme. All rooms have premium linens, robes and guest amenities.
A full gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the 1790’s Dining Room or on the lovely garden patio. The menu includes a fresh fruit course and a hot main course accompanied by juices and freshly brewed coffees and teas. Our Brewster Coffee Room provides 24-hour self-service to coffee and tea, as well as afternoon freshly baked treats. And guests are welcomed to enjoy a late afternoon Espresso with their innkeeper hosts. The charming common spaces and beautiful lush gardens of the Inn warmly invite guests to read, relax or simply enjoy the surrounding splendor.
Located on Historic Route 6A (The Old King’s Highway), the Candleberry Inn is surrounded by shops, galleries, fun and fine dining and is a short stroll to beautiful Breakwater Beach. A quick bike ride to the Cape Cod Rail Trail or Nickerson State Park, or a short scenic drive to the Cape Cod Museums of Natural History and Art are just a few of the many activities that are moments away from the Inn. Dozens of diverse art galleries and unique antique shops are nearby in any direction. Centrally located on Cape Cod, the Inn is in a perfect spot from which to base excursions to other areas including Provincetown, Chatham, Falmouth, Hyannis, and the Islands, to name a few.
Arrival & Departure Times:
Check in time is between 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Later arrivals are accommodated – let us know if you’ll be arriving past 8:00 p.m. and we’ll place your key, and directions to your room, in the Guest Entryway.
Check out time is 11:00 AM. Late check out is available at a rate of $25 for every half hour past 11 a.m.
You are welcome to leave your car in our parking lot if you would like to spend some time at the beach or walking around the village after check out.
Parking: Plenty of free, on-site parking for our guests.
Meals: A delicious two-course gourmet breakfast is included in your room rate, consisting of a fresh fruit course, followed by a hot main course. It is served daily in our “1790’s Dining Room” or on our garden view patio between 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. We are happy to accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.
We also host small group events, such as cocktail parties, teas, lunches, dinners, and elopements. Please contact your Innkeepers for further information.
Smoking Policy: We are a strictly non-smoking inn. If you do smoke, you may do so in the garden area – just ask for an ashtray from the Innkeepers or staff. Smoking within the Inn, patios, or deck will result in an additional $250 fee added to your bill.
Children: Children ages 8 and over are welcome. Our inn accommodations are not suitable for younger children. Regardless of age, if a child is the 3rd guest sharing a room, an additional charge of $35 per day, plus MA State Rooms Tax will be added.
There is a safe, sandy beach, hiking and biking trails galore, an ice cream shop and children’s theatre, horseback riding, as well as the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, all within a mile of the Inn.
Pets: We love them but cannot accommodate them at our Inn. We’ll be happy to recommend local boarding kennels with good reputations.
Reservation Minimums, Deposits, and Exclusions: We have a three (3) night minimum for any stay that includes a Friday or Saturday from June 22nd – September 2nd. Our two (2) night minimum applies to all other booking dates. Please call or email us to inquire about shorter stays in case we have an opening.
Rates are for single or double occupancy, and do not include the MA State Rooms Tax of 11.7%, or gratuities. A full breakfast, free WiFi, free parking, complimentary beach towels, coffee, and tea are included in your rate. For our European guests who prefer not to tip directly, we will be happy to add a 3% housekeeping gratuity to your bill for your convenience.
3 or 4 guests sharing a room (we have 4 rooms that can accommodate more than two people) will be charged an additional $35 per day per person plus tax, regardless of age.
Deposits: For reservations booked directly through the Candleberry Inn: A 100% advance deposit for reservations of 1 or 2 nights will be taken at the time of booking. For stays of 3 or more nights, a 50% deposit is taken at the time of booking, with the final payment applied to your credit card 14 days prior to your arrival.
If booking through an online travel partner, a 100% advance deposit payment is required to confirm a stay.
Cancellation Policies: We urge you to read this paragraph carefully. Our Reservation and Cancellation policies have been thought out carefully, and are a vital part of managing a small country/beach resort Inn. Thank you!
If you choose to cancel your confirmed stay with us, we will be happy to refund your deposit in full, as long as you give us more than 14 days notice before your arrival date. In some instances – such as group reservations, weddings and special events –an earlier cancellation deadline will apply. If you find that you must cancel within two weeks of your arrival date, we will refund your deposit only if we are able to re-rent your room(s), less a $35 processing service fee.
Reservations booked through an online travel partner are non-refundable. Booking directly with us through our website or by phone will offer you the previously noted cancellation and refund options.
Although we sympathize with life’s unexpected turns, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance if you are worried about protecting yourself from an occurrence that might cause you a late cancellation. IE: flight delays, inclement weather, illness or death in the family. We do not issue exchanges of reservation dates, or gift certificates, for late cancellations. Early departures are regarded as cancellations.
- Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Peak Season
- Pet Friendly: No
- Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
- Family Friendly: Over 6
Food & Wine
At this beautiful Cape Cod B&B, wake refreshed every morning to a delicious two-course gourmet breakfast consisting of a fresh fruit course followed by a hot main course, made from scratch and served every morning between 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. in our charming 1790’s dining room. Dine by candlelight in the winter months, or on the lovely patio overlooking the fountain and lush gardens during warmer weather.
We pride ourselves on using fresh, simple ingredients, as well as the many herbs and edible flowers we grow ourselves so we can prepare the best meals for our guests. Enjoy a delicious home-cooked breakfast every morning, made by our chef / Innkeepers. Main course choices range from traditional fluffy waffles and apple pancakes, to savory dishes such as light Italian frittata omelets and 3-ingredient egg soufflés. Meals are accompanied by crisp bacon and fresh sausages, home-baked treats and much more. We also provide gourmet coffee, decaf coffee, and tea 24/7 for our guests to enjoy. Whether you’re craving a hearty breakfast or a smaller meal with your coffee or tea, we’re happy to accommodate your needs.
At Candleberry Inn in addition to the variety of breakfast entrees served, we’re happy to meet any of your special dietary needs, with advance notice. Gluten free? You’ll love our home-made gluten free waffles, and other entrees! Vegetarian? Low carb? No problem! Let us treat you to a lovely breakfast – relax, and enjoy!
- Meals Offered: Breakfast
- Breakfast: Complimentary
- Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Set Times
- Breakfast Service: Full
- Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
- Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea
- Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
- Restaurant on Premises: No
- Pub/Tavern on Premises: No
Rooms & Suites
The Main House, dating from the early 1800s, offers wide pine floors and beautiful oriental rugs, colorful walls and trim, working fireplaces, antiques and family heirlooms, with all the comforts and amenities you might expect from a first class inn. The Carriage House contains three rooms. On the first floor is our spacious Garden Suite with a two person jacuzzi, private entrance and patio. Our second floor Carriage House rooms, with separate entrance, are private, bright and airy, with a deck overlooking the back gardens. “Treetops” with a brass queen bed is directly across the hall from “Seabreeze” with two double beds. Perfect for friends or family traveling together! All Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod rooms have private baths, individual air conditioning, cable television and sitting areas. They share a guest area that offers early morning coffee and tea service, a guest refrigerator, ice, beach towels and chairs, and access to the garden patio, fountain and grounds.
- # Rooms: 9
- Beds: Double, Queen, King
- Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerators, Rollaway Available, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards, Microwaves, Laundry Service
- Entertainment: Cable TV , iPod Docking Stations
- Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
- Front Desk/Security: Onsite, 24 hr
- Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry Facility, GLBT Friendly, Green/Enviromentally Friendly, Limited Spa Services, National Historic Registry, Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Concierge Services
- Location Type: Coastal
Weddings & Events
Your wedding, as unique as the two of you… There is nothing quite like a Cape Cod wedding. Imagine a place where you can spend an entire weekend with family & friends celebrating your special occasion. This beautiful 225 year old home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places with 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, has lodging to sleep up to 22 people. The Candleberry Inn is one of the best wedding venues in Cape Cod, MA, and you are invited to create the intimate wedding of your dreams at our bed and breakfast. Weddings on Cape Cod are treasured and remembered forever. Call us today to start your planning!
- Weddings & Events Capacity: 20-49
- Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
- Wedding Services & Amenities: Wedding Planner, Caterer, Florist
- Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
Business Travel & Events
Just 90 minutes outside of Boston and Providence, our nine room Inn offers the ideal location for small corporate offsite retreats and business meetings. The large dining room provides a meeting space for groups of up to 22 people. Our garden patio is adjacent to the dining room, offering additional meeting and dining options. You’re welcome to invite guest speakers, set up white boards and easels, and arrange for almost anything else you need for your business meeting or workshop. And plan fun team-building activities on our two acres of lush lawns. During breaks take a short walk to the beach and to nearby restaurants and bars.
- Banquet Seating: 22
- Reception Seating: 22
- Max Capacity Outdoor: 80
- Max Capacity Boardroom: 22
- Total Meeting Rooms: 1
- Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor
- Meeting Amenities: Dedicated Conference Center, Onsite Catering
- Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social