In Fairfield and Litchfield counties, Candlewood Lake is as enchanting as its name. The largest lake in Connecticut, this popular destination is at its height during the summer months, especially for New Yorkers. The lake is family friendly, and a beautiful place to unwind from your hectic schedule. Relax on the water, or explore the surrounding wildlife in this natural haven.
The best part about Candlewood Lake is the great swimming and boating that can be done on the water. There are many different boat launches where you can set sail from. The lake also has amazing opportunities for fishing, especially for smallmouth bass. There are also many water sports that you can try out on the lake, like wake boarding if you’re up for the challenge. Hiking is very popular around the lake, especially if you’ve spent all your time on the water. Check out the Bear Mountain Reservation or the Housatonic Range Trail nearby. Visit “Chicken Rock,” where it’s tradition to jump right into the water from the rock’s height. The lake also has a number of islands that are very picturesque islands to visit.
The quaint town of Danbury is just 20 minutes away from Candlewood Lake. Head out to Danbury to see a concert at the Ives Concert Park, or spend a day at the Danbury Fair Mall. Danbury is full of great restaurants for you to unwind at after a day of shopping. An hour away from Candlewood Lake will get you to Bridgeport also. Visit Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo that houses hundreds of animals from North and South America — the perfect place to bring young kids. Visit the Barnum Museum also, celebrating circus culture with all kinds of nostalgic exhibits. The Pootatuck State Forest is also right off of Candlewood Lake, but you can spend the whole day there by all means.
Find all kinds of scenic rentals with Tripping, where you can choose from rustic lake houses to luxurious summer homes. There are many hotels in the area that can provide a relaxing vacation for you and your family while you visit the lake. Step from your rental right onto the water if you’re lucky enough to find a lake-side house. Enjoy the many memories you’ll make whether you’re having a big family reunion, or just on a vacation for two.
There isn’t a lot of public transportation out by Candlewood Lake, but the exercise you’ll get hiking and swimming is sure to make up for it. Get around the lake by boat, and hopefully you can find a rental close enough to the lake that you can walk. You’ll need a car to drive up to your rental, and it’ll come in handy for day trips.
Looking for a vacation rental in Candlewood Lake? Tripping.com has 48 vacation rental homes available in Candlewood Lake. You'll find 0 studios, 15 1-bedroom, 5 2-bedroom and 28 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $69 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Candlewood Lake is $432 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Candlewood Lake home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 13 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Candlewood Lake. In addition to accommodating pets, Candlewood Lake rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 40 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 42 have TV and/or cable and 8 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Candlewood Lake where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and HRS Holidays. There are 28 HomeAway rentals, 5 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 5 HRS Holidays vacation rentals.