Have you ever been in the throes of planning a vacation and reached the point where you simply cannot do one more Google search, read one more travel blog, or spend one more hour researching all the things you should do during your visit?
Are you the type of person who often comes back from a trip in search of a vacation to recover from your vacation?
Do you need to get away and forget about the “real world” for a few days?
If so, allow me to introduce you to the Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod. Named Cape Cod Life’s Best Bed and Breakfast in Lower Cape Cod, Candleberry Inn is located in Brewster, Massachusetts, just 1.5 hours from Boston. This 9 room Inn was built in the 1790s as a Georgian Style sea captain’s home. Now, it is included on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as an idyllic place to go for rest and relaxation.
From the moment you make your reservation to the moment you step off the property at checkout, I guarantee you won’t have to lift a finger. Seriously. Owners and innkeepers Marco Di Domizio and Angelo Ferraro offer a meticulously cared for property, gourmet breakfasts, and an unparalleled experience to each and every visitor.
BUT, TIME OUT. I’M GETTING AHEAD OF MYSELF.
You might be wondering why Q4Launch, a marketing firm in Charleston, SC, is telling you all about a Cape Cod paradise 1,100 miles away. If so, let me explain.
Q4Launch is a hospitality marketing company that partners with b&bs and inns, boutique hotels, resorts and lodges, and vacation rental companies all over the country. Our services range from social media management to website design, revenue management, search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, and so much more.
As a Senior Customer Success Specialist, I get the rare opportunity to learn about incredible destinations like the Candleberry Inn every day. This aspect of my job is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, I get to spend the better part of my day learning about unique places I’ve never been; on the other, I’m constantly itching to go and see them all.
Thankfully, Q4Launch offers an employee benefit that allows each team member to visit the places our customers live and work. This benefit is called Q4Travels, and, if you ask me, it is one of the reasons Q4Launch offers the best hospitality marketing jobs in Charleston, SC.
BACK TO CANDLEBERRY INN AND WHY YOU NEED TO VISIT
If you’ve never had the pleasure of staying in an upscale bed and breakfast, add this experience to your bucket list. There’s no other lodging type like it.
Candleberry Inn offers the perks of an upscale hotel:
- Crisp, luxurious linens with 600-thread count sheets and daily housekeeping
- Upscale toiletries including Malin+Goetz natural cosmetics
- Free parking, high-speed internet / WiFi, and printing for your boarding passes and travel essentials
Plus, the creature comforts of home or staying with close friends and family:
- Gourmet, fresh breakfasts prepared to order daily
- Afternoon treats baked from scratch
- Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and picnic coolers
But, the biggest thing you’ll appreciate from staying at a place like Candleberry Inn is the warm, welcoming, and attentive hosts. Marco and Angelo leave no detail unnoticed. They anticipate the needs of their guests and proactively provide that extra throw blanket in the guest room, make recommendations for activities and dining, or offer complimentary beach day essentials to the guest headed out from breakfast.
During my visit, I stayed in the Garden Suite. This recently renovated guest room is located in the Carriage House adjacent to the Main House. The Garden Suite is spacious, meticulously cared for, and well-appointed with everything you could need for a worry-free getaway. It features:
- stunning, wide-plank hardwood floors
- private brick patio with lounge chairs
- huge bathroom with a massive tub for two
- comfortable seating area with sleeper loveseat for a third guest
My favorite part of the Garden Suite was the private patio and seating area. After breakfast each morning, my husband and I enjoyed relaxing on the patio with a nice cup of coffee. In the evenings, we’d sit on the patio after wandering through the adjacent lawn and gardens on the property.
THE GOURMET BREAKFAST
Each morning starts with a two-course breakfast. Angelo leads the charge in the kitchen, crafting dishes that are as beautifully prepared as they are delicious. Meanwhile, Marco runs the front of the house, taking breakfast orders and tending to guests’ needs. Together, they make a wonderful team that serves up a breakfast experience unlike any other.
Each breakfast starts with a refreshing fruit course. During our stay, we enjoyed grilled pineapple with brown sugar, cinnamon, and strawberry sauce, as well as a citrus salad with half a dozen different fruits. The second course varies daily, alternating between sweet and savory dishes.
On our first morning, we had our choice or plain or blueberry pancakes served with a side of bacon. Angelo puts a spin on the traditional pancake recipe by adding shredded apples to the batter to make them a bit heartier. The light and fluffy pancakes were so good, we didn’t need butter or syrup! The next day, we had breakfast burritos filled with eggs, sausage, avocado, and more. After trying them ourselves, we can see why they are a staff and guest favorite!
BREWSTER AND THE CAPE
Brewster, MA, is an excellent place to get away from the world and simply relax for a few days. Here on the bay-side of the Cape, the beaches are calm and the waters still. The Cape Cod Rail Trail and nearby Nickerson State Park offer excellent wooded trails for hiking, biking, and running. During our visit, we explored the rail trail before finding a small pond for swimming and relaxing. Brewster also offers a historic general store, ice cream shop, and plentiful options for gourmet dining.
Visiting the Candleberry Inn afforded me the opportunity to explore Brewster, as well as towns along the Cape like Orleans, Chatham, and Provincetown. If you’ve never been to this unique part of the country, it was well worth the trip. Between the fresh seafood, beautiful landscapes, rich history, and leisurely way of life, it’s easy to see why the region is such a popular vacation destination.
That’s exactly why you need to visit and experience it for yourself.
Learn more about Brewster, MA, and all the wonderful things it has to offer by reading the Candleberry Inn blog or requesting a copy of Marco & Angelo’s Cape Cod Vacation Guide. Then, start planning your trip! I guarantee you won’t leave disappointed.
Lauren Balmer | Senior Customer Success Manager