B&Bs are perfect for romantic escapes or relaxing weekend getaways, but they can also be ideal for men—especially those who love beer, the great outdoors, and history. Here are several B&Bs loaded with features and nearby attractions that all men can enjoy.

Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD
History buffs will love staying at Antrim 1844, a Pre-Civil War estate located on 24 acres. It was built in 1844 and was once a plantation. The B&B is just 15 minutes from Gettysburg’s famous Civil War battlegrounds. There are nine guestrooms in the main mansion, but there are 31 other rooms and suites housed in unique outbuildings. Eat six-course world-class cuisine at the inn's Smokehouse Restaurant and have a drink at the inn’s Pickwick Pub, which serves some of the world's finest cognacs and whiskeys. It’s only an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore—take a day trip and soak in more rich American history!


Silver Forest Inn in Bozeman, Montana
This historic and dog-friendly B&B is located in the Bridger Mountains. It’s only one mile from the Gallatin National Forest, and nearby activities include fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, and snowmobiling. The inn is also only 1/4-mile from Bridger Bowl Ski Area and two miles from Bohart Cross-Country Ski Ranch. It features a hot tub for soaking under the stars. The inn’s great room feels like a mountain lodge and offers a fireplace and phenomenal mountain views. While here, you may spot wildlife such as moose, turkey, elk, and deer. Another great B&B in Bozeman is the Howlers Inn, North America's only B&B and wolf sanctuary.


Inn at Ellis River in Jackson, NH
This B&B offers a two-night “beer-cation” package. Start your stay by sampling a glass of the local Tuckerman’s Ale and cheese and crackers in their gameroom/pub. The next day, check out the micro-brews and even cigars if you wish in nearby North Conway’s shops, then tour Tuckerman’s Brewery. Your three-course dinner that evening at White Mountain Cider Company includes your choice of one of their five regional beers on tap. The inn is also a great home base for exploring waterfalls or taking scenic drives, hiking, golf, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.




Pikes Peak Paradise Bed & Breakfast in Woodland Park, CO
This bed and breakfast is modern and sophisticated, yet it’s set amongst a gorgeous natural setting. It’s only 25 minutes away from Colorado Springs. All rooms have a 9,000-foot secluded view of Pikes Peak and 1 million acres of Pikes National Forest. It’s a short drive to world-class fishing, biking, golfing, hiking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. You can drive up Pikes Peak for unbeatable views of the area, which takes an hour and a half. Within 45 to 1 ½ hours, you can drive to white water rafting, gambling, downhill skiing, and snowmobiling. There is also plentiful wildlife in the area.



Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast in Brattleboro, VT
According to the hip innkeepers, this is not your grandmother’s B&B. It overlooks the water and has several peaceful waterfront trails and gardens, but is just a short walk to vibrant downtown Brattleboro. The innkeepers are self-proclaimed beer geeks and have a small pub on-site with over 30 local craft beers. Every Saturday night, they host a craft beer tasting. They often have other beer-related events. Relax in the hot tub and play a game of pool by the fire.




Cherry Wood Bed Breakfast and Barn in Zillah, WA
Get in touch with your wild side while still enjoying modern amenities at this unconventional B&B. The accommodations are posh, private 20-foot teepees decorated with a rustic feel. You will have a separate, private bathroom and an open-air shower. Cherry Wood is a working farm with a vineyard, and guests can take horseback ride tours through the vineyards. Your breakfast may include their home-grown fruits. The area has gorgeous views of the valley farmlands and snow-covered Mt. Adams. Arrangements can be made for you to bring your dog or horse with you.


Black Friar Inn and Pub in Bar Harbor, ME
Described as “a gentleman’s retreat” by the innkeepers, this small inn has British flavor. It is home to the Friar’s Pub, which serves a full line of spirits, wines, and Gritty McDuff's microbrews (which the innkeepers say is Maine's best). Drink in the pub itself or on the roof deck. You can also play games in the “mysterious” grotto. The guest rooms here have unique features such as turrets, stained glass, private porches, skylights, and fireplaces.





Fairview House B&B at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, VA
Enjoy an up-close view of Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, a public 27-hole golf course, while staying at this B&B. Its lower level has a pub-like setting with kitchenette and working stone fireplace. It sits on the Registered Historical Grounds of the Fairview Farm, and the home was constructed after the Revolutionary War was won. While you dine on the free breakfast, enjoy the panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to also fit in a few rounds of golf.




Last updated 6/17/11

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