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!
B&B Getaways for Guys
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.
Discover a historic and dog-friendly B&B 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. End the day with a relaxing soak in the hot tub 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.
Indulge in this B&B's 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.
Discover a bed and breakfast that is modern and sophisticated, but 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.
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.
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.
Escape to Kentucky in this historic Antebellum home located on a working alpaca and llama farm. The inn is ideally located on four tourism trails: bourbon, wine, Lincoln, and Civil War. Jump in the car and travel down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to explore seven historic distilleries, including Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark. Go explore Abraham Lincoln’s birth place or tour the Civil War Museum of the Western Theater. Other attractions close to the inn include golf courses, state parks, marinas, and even a cave. At the end of an exciting day, play a game of cards in the spacious parlor.
Explore the Canadian wilderness and its plentiful outdoor activities while staying at this luxury lodge in Nova Scotia. Trout Point Lodge is an eco-friendly B&B that offers river views from every room. It sits on 100 wooded acres that borders the Tobeatic Wilderness Area. A stay here gives you easy access to hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, river swimming, golfing, snow-shoeing, and even whale wathching and wilderness safaris. Brush up on your kitchen skills with a cooking class at the inn on topics such as cheesemaking, seafood cookery, or Mediterranean cuisine.
Vacation like a man at this Poconos Mountain lodge. The surrounding area offers fishing, canoeing, rafting, hiking, down-hill and cross-country skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and tennis. The area is also ideal for biking, and the innkeepers are happy to help you plan a biking adventure along the Lackawaxen and Delaware Rivers or other nearby trails. They also love offering guests itineraries for driving tours of the scenic back roads and waterfalls. End your busy day with a farm-to-table meal in the inn’s restaurant and sip a drink in the B&B’s own Chestnut Tavern. In the summers, they offer “Jazz on the Deck,” which brings local musicians to the inn, and the area is also home to outdoor music festivals.
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.