Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod

Select Registry Member Since 2016

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Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod

Select Registry Member Since 2016

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The Basics

An historic, elegant inn centrally located on Cape Cod with easy access to sporting, historic, cultural, dining, and beach activities. Dating back to 1790, the inn has an interesting history, with nine updated guest rooms and suites, graciously decorated, all with newly renovated private spa baths. Luxurious amenities help guests feel pampered throughout their stay. A gourmet multi-course breakfast is prepared each morning by the innkeeper/chef. Afternoon treats are baked and served daily, with coffee/tea self-service available at all times

Things We Love

breakfast spread

Chef/co-owner consistently pleases guests with new menu items that are not only thoughtfully presented, but more importantly all prepared with simple, few ingredients that leave guests feeling healthy as well as satisfied

Premium cotton linens and bedding made in Portugal. Once you sleep on an ironed pillow case, there's no going back...

Hiker in boots on a trail

Knowing the area well and providing personal concierge/activities planning to guests to help ensure optimal enjoyment of an area so rich with activities

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Private Entrances - Some Rooms
  • Turndown Service
  • Onsite Spa Services

Best For

  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Waterfront Getaway

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Check out Brewster Flats at low tide
  • Hunt for treasures at Wisteria Antiques
  • Ride on the most extensive bike path on the peninsula, the Cape Cod Rail Trail
  • Visit the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Enjoy a cup of java at Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters


The Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod 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 soaking tub and private patio, to a king suite with private sitting room, to several queen bedrooms - all with private newly renovated 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 and soaking tubs. 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 on Cape Cod 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. We are consistently rated the the best Inn in Massachusetts's.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry Facility, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

At Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod, 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 on Cape Cod 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

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Set Times

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea

Rooms & Suites

At Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod property, the Main House, dating from the late 1700s, 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 soaking tub, private entrance and patio. Our second floor Carriage House rooms both have king beds with separate entrance, are private, bright and airy, with a deck overlooking the back gardens - perfect for friends or family traveling together! All Candleberry Inn rooms have newly renovated private baths, individual air conditioning, cable television and sitting areas. Some rooms have gas or wood-burning fireplaces, soaking tubs, and refrigerators. All rooms share a guest pantry that offers early morning coffee and tea service, a guest refrigerator, ice, beach towels, umbrellas and chairs, and access to the garden patio, fountain and grounds. A new self-serve ice cream freezer will be available this summer!

Accommodations: Suites

# of Rooms: 9

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV, iPod Docking Station

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Laundry Service, Microwaves, Private Deck, Private Entrance, Refrigerator

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Laundry Facility, Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, National Historic Registry, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Coastal


- Arrival & Departure Time: Check in time is between 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Check out time is 11:00 AM.
- Smoking: We are a strictly non-smoking inn. Smoking at the Inn will result in a $250 fee added to your bill.
- Children: Children ages 8 and over are welcome. Regardless of age, if a child is the 3rd guest sharing a room, an additional charge of $35 per day.
- Reservations: Deposits - Reservations booked directly through the Candleberry Inn: A 100% 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 with the final payment applied to your credit card 14 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation Policies: If you cancel your stay we will refund your deposit as long as you give us more than 14 days notice before your arrival date. If you cancel within two weeks of your arrival date, we will refund your deposit only if we re-rent your room less a $35 processing fee.

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

Business Travel & Events

Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod is 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.

# of Meeting Rooms: 1

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Max Capacity Boardroom: 22

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