While many B&Bs offer wine for their guests, plenty of inns still have something to offer for beer lovers. Here are three beer-themed special packages offered by BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection properties that allow you to sample local beer and tour breweries. They're perfect for cooling off and having a great time this summer!
Inn at Ellis River - Jackson, NH
Available through 6/30/2011
‘Hops’ to it and book this beer-cation to sample what makes mountain brews special. Start your stay by sampling a glass of the local Tuckerman’s Ale (named after the famous Mt. Washington ravine) and cheese and crackers in our cozy gameroom/pub. We’ll serve them on souvenir stoneware coasters that are yours to keep as mementos. On Saturday, check out the microbrews and even cigars if you wish in nearby North Conway’s shops, then tour Tuckerman’s brewery (voted ‘Best of NH Brewery Tour’ by New Hampshire Magazine). Your three-course dinner Saturday evening at White Mountain Cider Company includes your choice of one of their five regional beers on tap. Depart Sunday morning with the inn's secret recipe for beer bread. Two-night package including lodging, breakfasts and afternoon refreshments each day, pub welcome, tour, and dinner one evening for two, costs $339-$559 depending upon room selection. Add a third night for $99-$129. Note: Brewery tours available Saturday afternoon only.
Stonebridge Inn & Spa - Batesville, IN
Available through 12/31/2011
Taste the unique beer creations at Batesville's own microbrewery. Lil Charlie's Restaurant & Brewery offers five of their own signature craft beers, brewed-in house, as well as over 55 beers from around the world. While you attempt the around-the-world beer tour, enjoy the outdoor patio seating, great tunes, corn-hole, extensive menu, and full bar.
Stonebridge Beer Lovers Microbrewery Getaway Includes:
~ Two nights of luxury accommodations.
~ Full breakfast served daily.
~ Beer sampling at Lil Charlie's (one 5-oz. glasses of each of their five microbrews).
~ Two signature Lil Charlie's pint glasses (16 oz).
~ American Craft Beer & Food Guide.
~ The Brewers Association Guide to American Craft Beer.
~ Signature Stonebridge dessert nightly.
~ 24-hour snack and beverage service.
~ Turndown service nightly.
~ Unlimited use of all Stonebridge amenities including the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, Viking sauna, steam shower, bicycles, volleyball, basketball, croquet, tennis (at Hillcrest), horseshoes and fire pits.
Double Occupancy: $375 midweek/$495 weekend/$435 both
Single Occupancy: $355 midweek/$475 weekend/$415 both
Harmony Hill B&B - Lovingston, VA
Available through 4/20/2012
Guests may arrive and relax at the B&B prior to embarking on a scenic mountain drive to their dinner destination at Devils Backbone. The 18-mile winding mountain drive along Patrick Henry Highway features bustling farm markets, breathtaking mountain views, cozy country churches, grazing cattle, antiques and art shops, and a coffee shop.
Arriving at Wintergreen Mountain Village, guests are surrounded by a 360 degree mountain view. The outside siding of the restaurant/brew/pub is local poplar that has been cut especially for Devils Backbone. The roof on the restaurant is a new product that is made from recycled metal that rusts immediately and gives the building a glowing deep-golden illumination. Inside, all of the the chairs, tables and floors are made from reconditioned barn wood by a local company in the Shenandoah Valley. A local blacksmith has crafted custom chandeliers and wall sconces with hops and hop leafs around the sides with stalks of barley reaching upwards. A local farm feeds the spent grain to the cattle, and the meat on the menu comes from the same farm.
This package includes dinner for two at the restaurant, a souvenir glass, a night at the B&B, and a full country breakfast in the morning.
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