The Candlelite Inn

2-Night Stay with Appetizers and Optional Lake Cruise at Candlelite Inn in Bradford, NH

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Hotel at a Glance: Candlelite Inn

Originally built as a guesthouse back in 1897, this whitewashed Victorian B & B still retains its turn-of-the-century character thanks to extensive renovations overseen by innkeeper Marilyn Gordon. The Candlelite Inn sits on 3 acres of lush countryside in western New Hampshire, about 10 miles south of Lake Sunapee. Its gazebo porch, furnished with rockers and adirondack chairs, is an idyllic place to unwind.

  • Room close-up: The Rose room features a sprawling red rug, an in-room bath, and a view of the pond.
  • Included meals: daily three-course breakfast with homemade jams and freshly baked muffins and tarts, plus evening appetizers
  • Take a scenic cruise: on nearby Lake Sunapee, included in Thursday–Sunday stays
  • 75 miles of hiking: at the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway, just a few miles north of the inn
  • Why visit now: The annual League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, with booths from more than 350 local craftspeople, takes place August 3–11 in nearby Newbury.

Bradford, New Hampshire: Small Town Convenient for Lake and Mountain Recreation

The small town of Bradford acts as a gateway to New Hampshire’s Lake Sunapee region, a popular summer getaway for nearby Bostonians. Activities on Lake Sunapee range from a scenic afternoon cruise to kayaking. The lake’s swimmable beaches and surrounding Appalachian Mountains make up Mount Sunapee State Park, a scenic spot for hiking, swimming, and fishing. June marked the opening of Mount Sunapee's Adventure Park, home to treetop obstacle courses, chairlift rides, and disc golf.

Also located on Lake Sunapee, The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens was once the summer home of Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary, John Hay. Today, you can tour the colonial-revival architecture and gallery of rotating art exhibits. Afterward, hike along a 1.5-mile nature trail that wends through pine forests and past massive glacial erratics left behind by the continental ice sheet more than 10,000 years ago.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

2-night stay for two in the Blue, Rose, Lavender or Green Room

Valid 7/23/13–10/31/13

  • Option 1: $199 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $383 value)

Valid 7/23/13–10/20/13

  • Option 2: $249, includes a lake cruise for two, check in Friday–Saturday (up to a $423 value)

Included in all options:

  • Appetizers

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/20/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee; 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 9% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Three-course breakfast
  • In-room WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/20/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/20/13 or 10/31/13 depending on option purchased
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not available

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking is not allowed inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to the Peach or Mini Suite for an additional $20 per night.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 45 miles from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT); about 90 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • By car: about 90 miles from Boston

Customer Reviews

The breakfasts were fantastic!
Lori F. · October 1, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Candlelite Inn. The mini-suite was comfortable, and the Inn overall made for a relaxing week. The breakfasts were fantastic...we really endulged while we were there. We also loved that Marilyn had a Keurig maker for coffee and tea on demand, and cookies before bed were a nice touch!
Lori F. · October 1, 2013
Very Victorian. Excellent and enormous breakfast!
Anne H. · September 3, 2013
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