6 inns to choose your own summer adventures

If you enjoy adventure sports such as stand-up paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, and windsurfing, these six bed and breakfasts offer summer adventures for those who thrive on the adrenaline rush. Make your summer a memorable one and get inspiration for your next big adventure here.

Coral Bay Boat and Breakfast - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Coral Bay Boat and Breakfast Boat and breakfasts are one-of-a-kind inns that provide guests with unforgettable stays afloat the water and the Coral Bay Boat and Breakfast is no exception. Christened the “Talofa”, this boutique inn is housed on a lovingly restored classic 100-foot yacht that is moored in Hansen Bay in the secluded eastern corner of Round Bay. Indulge in a fresh and hearty breakfast in the morning, and then take advantage of the calm protected waters of the bay by spending the day kayaking, snorkeling, or stand-up paddle boarding. If you need a break from the activity, have the innkeeper take you ashore in the dinghy so you can feel the pristine white sand between your toes on the virtually private beaches, or go off for an adventure while hiking through the ruins of St. John’s sugar plantations.

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Floating Feather Inn - Ocean Shores, WA

Floating Feather Inn Bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the south and east by Grays Harbor, this waterfront bed and breakfast situated on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a veritable paradise for boaters, kayakers, and nature-lovers. The immediate area is teeming with wildlife with Damon Point State Park just minutes away from the inn, and the area is known as the best place in the state to observe more than 300 species of birds. Each of the five guest suites features a plush king- or queen-sized feather bed, an ensuite bathroom, and a private deck offering stunning views of Mt. Rainier. Fish from the bed and breakfast’s private dock, paddle your canoe or kayak through 23 miles of freshwater canals and lakes, and walk to the Ocean Shores Marina to rent a boat for the day.

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The Glen Lodge - Warrensburg, NY

The Glen Lodge Surrounded by the beauty and nature of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, this eco-friendly bed and breakfast offers modern conveniences and comforts all while appealing to the outdoor sports enthusiasts with a rustic simplicity one expects from a mountain lodge. Start your day by enjoying a fresh cup of coffee while sitting on the large porch looking out at the Hudson River and then wander off for a short walk on the hiking trail that begins at the inn’s backdoor. Those looking to venture off the property can head to the nearby Gore and Whiteface Mountain, the unlimited recreational water sports at Lake George, and the miles of hiking trails throughout the Adirondacks. The inn even offers whitewater rafting packages for those who love the thrill of riding the rapids.

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Inn at Ellis River - Jackson, NH

Inn at Ellis River Nestled alongside a sparkling stream in the picturesque New England village of Jackson, New Hampshire, this quaint country bed and breakfast is the perfect choice for a weekend of summer adventures. The inn’s 20 guestrooms and rustic cottage for two are individually appointed with period furniture, with most featuring fireplaces and many with two-person Jacuzzi bathtubs and private balconies. Being in the heart of the White Mountains means you can spend your day mountain biking, fishing, or canoeing. Available packages also allow you to take guided tours of the scenic falls, go on a moose safari, and take a guided trail horseback ride at Black Mountain. No matter what you choose to do, unwind back at the bed and breakfast by taking a dip in the seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool or soaking in the bubbly hot tub in the atrium overlooking the river.

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The Inn at Tabb's Creek - Port Haywood, VA

The Inn at Tabb's Creek Located within an hour’s drive of the historic towns of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, Virginia, this eco-friendly and certified-green bed and breakfast offers the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay area. The guestrooms have all been recently remodeled to provide guests the ultimate in comfort, including king- or queen-sized beds, private ensuite bathrooms, and peaceful views of the gardens or the creek. Embark on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard excursion from the private dock, charter a fishing boat or a classic deadrise boat, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the nearby Bethel Beach Nature Preserve. At the end of your day, sip on a refreshing drink on the screened-in back porch while taking in the beautiful sunset over the water, chat with other guests as you stargaze around the fire pit, and relax as you recharge for the next day’s adventures.

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Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure - Wabasha, MN

Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast & Adventure Considered to be one of the finest examples of Georgian Revival architecture in the United States, it’s not surprising that this seaside bed and breakfast has earned accolades again after being named one of our Top 10 Beach B&Bs in 2013. Located on Cape May’s Beach Avenue, the inn is just steps from the beach. The nine guestrooms each have private ensuite bathrooms supplied with luxurious bath products, and most include fireplaces and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. For convenience, beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are available for guests’ use.

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