Staying at a bed and breakfast is one of the most intimate ways to spend a romantic Cape Cod getaway. And, Tripadvisor users have named Candleberry Inn the Best Bed and Breakfast in the US (2022).
Filling your wishes is always at the top of our priority list and why we love being innkeepers so much. But, there are several reasons why we’re the best place for couples to stay on Cape Cod.
1. Candleberry Inn Is on the Registry of Historic Places
Nothing is more charming than staying in a historic home, and our Main House was built in phases between 1780 and 1810. You can still see the oldest parts of the home which was likely a farmhouse — the dining room and Seacroft Suite on the second level, dating back to the late 1700s.
At the front of our property facing Main Street is the Georgian Federal style part of the inn, which Senator George Copeland built in the early 1800s for his family. Five traditionally decorated guest rooms are located in this section of the inn, several with working fireplaces.
The Carriage House once housed a brougham and carriages, was later converted to a dentist’s office, and then subsequently into guest rooms – the Garden Suite, Treetops Room, and Seabreeze Room – all decorated in a Cape Cod beach cottage style since this was not part of the original home.
Over the centuries, the Candleberry Inn property has changed ownership many times. In addition to a senator, the owners have included a sea captain’s family and various innkeepers since the 1940s. We — Marco and Angelo — took ownership in 2016. If you’re interested, we’d love to tell you more about our history.
Despite changing hands, all the renovations and upgrades to the home over time have maintained its classic design and simple elegance. Being an architect with experience in classical design and traditional homes, Angelo has very carefully thought out renovations of the inn to ensure the historical integrity of the home remained intact while providing updated accommodations and comfortable amenities to guests.
2. You Get to Stay in a Central Cape Cod Location
Our bed and breakfast is located in Brewster, a historic town in the Lower Cape with a lot of things to see and do. You’re just minutes from Brewster beaches, hiking trails, antique shops, scenic views, museums, entertainment venues, restaurants, and more.
Also, Candleberry Inn rests along scenic Route 6A — also known as Old King’s Highway — which runs along the bay side of Cape Cod from Sandwich to Provincetown. Since our town is about the same distance from the farthest Cape towns, you can easily explore all of the Cape’s things to do.
3. Our Awards & Accolades Are a Privilege
At Candleberry Inn, we love to provide personal hospitality and services to couples who are looking for an intimate getaway, whether it’s a special occasion or just because. And, the excellent reviews that our guests have left for us on Tripadvisor make us feel so honored to be innkeepers.
With reviews like “Outstanding Stay at the Heart of Cape Cod” and “Gastronomic oasis of calm and courtesy,” Tripadvisor has named us the #1 B&B and Inn in the United States and the #2 B&B and Inn in the World. We feel so privileged to receive such praise and wonderful awards!
On top of that, Boston.com named us one of the top 10 bed and breakfasts in the world, and EatThis,NotThat! named us the best B&B in Massachusetts. If you’re looking for more references, you can look at our other awards and accolades, including what magazines are saying about Candleberry Inn.
4. You Can Relax in Luxurious, Comfortable Rooms & Suites
Between the Main House and Carriage House, Candleberry Inn has nine guest rooms and suites. We’ve made sure to fill the six Main House rooms with decor, bedding, and bath essentials that honor the Georgian Federal style while providing everything that you need to immerse yourself completely in Cape Cod.
While the three rooms in The Carriage House have a more beach cottage vibe, they still have the luxurious bedding, Malin + Goetz bath products, plush Turkish towels, and Frette bathrobes and slippers that we provide in the Main House.
Some of our rooms and suites have fireplaces, patios, soaking tubs, and seating areas as well. Our mission is to ensure that you feel relaxed while you’re here.
5. We Pay Attention to Detail & Have Upgraded Bathrooms
During your stay at Candleberry Inn, you’ll notice our next-level service and attention to detail. From thoughtful amenities to personalized recommendations, we’ve carefully considered everything to make your romantic getaway enjoyable and restful.
The Bathroom Renovation
In 2021, we made some comprehensive upgrades to the bathrooms to enhance the experience further for all of our guests. We went as far as to replan some of the bathrooms so that they’re more functional and spacious while complementing the original historic flavor of the inn.
Some of the changes that we made to the bathrooms include better lighting and ventilation, new fittings and fixtures, and the use of premium materials. The bathrooms now have tile and stone floors, stone vanity tops, and ceramic tile showers.
All of the showers have showerheads that provide optimum water volume and pressure and have a handheld feature. We even added a stone shelf for holding your bath products.
Plus, we added a Kaldera bathtub to the Seacroft Suite and soaking tubs to the Garden Suite and Beach Rose Room. The Kaldera tub is made of lava stone, so it can maintain warm water temperatures for longer than other soaking tubs.
6. Candleberry Inn Has Upscale Amenities to Pamper You
The upscale amenities in our Candleberry Inn rooms aren’t the only ways that you’ll feel pampered during your couple’s getaway on Cape Cod.
Locally Grown Breakfast
Every morning, we serve a gourmet breakfast with a course of fresh fruit and a hot main course. Inspiration for this comes from our Italian heritage and allows you to alternate between savory and sweet flavors. To drink, we have fresh-squeezed juice, as well as premium tea, coffee, and espresso or cappuccino.
Everything is prepared by Angelo each morning using made-from-scratch recipes with local ingredients. And, we’re happy to accommodate most dietary restrictions when you let us know ahead of time.
You can indulge in your breakfast on our garden patio, which is covered and has a heater. Otherwise, you’re welcome to eat in our historic 1790s dining room on the first level.
Complimentary Treats & Drinks
Just like breakfast, we make afternoon treats from scratch every day and have an all-day coffee and tea service, so you’re welcome to dig in. Lemon, lime, or mint water is available daily at check-in time. Also, you can get ice cream from our self-service freezer located on the garden patio at any time.
Furthermore, we have a guest pantry, microwave, refrigerator, tea kettle, coffee machine, and ice maker that you’re welcome to use. From mugs to plates to silverware, we have everything that you need to enjoy your snack or meal too.
There are several beaches near Candleberry Inn. One of them is only about a 10-minute walk from our bed and breakfast. We offer complimentary beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas. When you return, you can wash off in our outdoor shower.
To ensure that you have what you need for a comfortable, worry-free Candleberry Inn stay, we have a few other amenities and services that we’re happy to provide. For instance, we have fiction and Cape Cod books to read and free printing for travel essentials and boarding passes.
You can take advantage of our other printing and photocopying services, luggage storage, and laundry services as well.
7. You Can Choose Romantic Packages & Add-Ons
You can take your stay at Candleberry Inn to the next level with a special package when you book a minimum of two nights directly with us.
Our packages differ depending on the theme but include something special upon arrival and something to take home with you. The themes include birthday, honeymoon, anniversary, and babymoon breather.
Alongside our romantic packages for couples, we offer a variety of add-ons — including flowers, sweet treats, and a bottle of wine. You can even choose from mugs, etched wine glasses, and a handmade Candleberry Inn embroidered tote bag.
We’re also happy to arrange in-room massages for you and your partner with an advance reservation. If you’d like to rent bikes, we have relationships with nearby bike shops that will drop off and pick up bikes for you when renting them for a few days, and we’d be happy to help you arrange for their rental.
8. We Offer a Guest-Focused Experience With Trip Planning
We want to do more than make sure that your stay at Candleberry Inn is comfortable and relaxing. We want your entire Cape Cod getaway to be as amazing as possible.
To that end, we’ve made a downloadable Visitors Guide to help you plan activities during your stay. It includes our recommendations for what to experience on the Cape. We even have free maps and directions, restaurant sample menus, and a Touch Stay Guest Travel App.
If you need help with itinerary planning, we can do that too! We’re experienced in all things Cape Cod and provide concierge and planning services – including bike rental arrangements. With so many things to do and try, you’ll love how easy it is to plan your outings when you stay at Candleberry Inn.
Book Your Romantic Retreat on Cape Cod at Candleberry Inn
As you can see, Candleberry Inn is the best bed and breakfast for a romantic couple’s retreat on Cape Cod. From our gourmet, homemade breakfast and luxurious room amenities to our special packages and historic location, we offer all the makings for the perfect getaway.
Check our availability to book a room with us today. We look forward to welcoming you and helping you plan an unforgettable Cape Cod experience!