The Candlelight Inn is a beautifully restored New Jersey bed and breakfast built at the turn of the century by Leaming Rice. This Queen Anne, Victorian style structure served as the family home for many years and remained in the Rice family until it was purchased by its former innkeepers in 1985. Today, the Candlelight Inn can be enjoyed by couples seeking lodging for a romantic getaway.
Authentic antique furnishings that include an 1855 sofa are yours to enjoy as you relax in our parlor.
Central Avenue offers the perfect setting for the Candlelight Inn. With its wide borders and beautifully landscaped islands, it lends itself well to our quiet residential section of North Wildwood. Our spacious porch provides just the right spot for you to take in the view and be surrounded by a cool seashore breeze. Take a deep breath and the hint of salt air is yours for as long as you care to stay.
Our wraparound veranda makes the perfect place to shade the noonday sun and savor a short respite. Sit back and unwind in comfortable wicker furniture or in one of our many rocking chairs. Cozy-up in an old fashioned style porch swing or snooze in our hammock. Retreat to the outdoor sundeck if you wish, it features comfortable patio furniture and a new hot tub. As a romantic interlude we suggest you try the hot tub under a moonlit sky.
Fall, winter, and early spring are special times that we refer to as the "Quiet Season." This is a time to enjoy the warmth of the glowing fireplace on a chilly night, or a brisk walk down Central Avenue with a quick return to a cup of heated toddy or mulled cider. For the very warm-blooded, there's nothing like a winter walk on the beach to quicken the pace or just some quiet time wrapped warmly and enjoying the afternoon sun on our veranda.
We occasionally rent the house for parties for select small groups. We ask that you be especially careful because so many of our treasures cannot be replaced, and breakage is everyone's loss.
The Candlelight Inn welcomes small business meetings and seminars. We also offer many vacation packages year-round and for a weekend of intrigue, we specialize in Murder Mystery Parties (November through April). To make your stay perfect in every way, one of the innkeepers is always available to attend to your needs.
Time spent at the Candlelight Inn is always remembered as special. It is our small piece of the New Jersey Coast that we would like to share with you and your special someone.