Get healthy. Spend more time with loved ones. Learn a hobby. Have you ever made one of these New Year’s resolutions and struggled to keep it? At the start of every New Year, people all over the world resolve to make changes in their lives. But making resolutions is the easy part; keeping them takes effort and discipline!
Sometimes a little help goes a long way in staying true to your resolutions, too. B&Bs, known for their private settings and personal touch, offer some helpful solutions to your hard-to-keep resolutions:
Resolution #1: Spend More Time with Family and Friends. Getting your entire family together under one roof can be tough. At The Springhill Winery & Plantation B&B, located in Bloomfield, KY, you can rent out the entire inn! You and your loved ones can enjoy some R&R and TLC at this B&B.
Resolution #2: Learn Something New. Class is in session at Stirling House B&B‘s Vine University. The Greenport, NY, inn offers wine-making sessions with Jim Waters, the proprietor of Waters Crest winery. Celebrity judges also taste and rate your homemade wine.
Stanford Inn by the Sea, Mendocino, CA
Resolution #3: Get Fit and Healthy. At the Stanford Inn by the Sea, a Mendocino, CA, bed and breakfast inn, nutrition, cooking demonstrations, and food-tasting classes will get you in the mood for staying healthy this year. An on-site nutritionist will customize a specific diet to fit your needs, and share insider tips. Complete the wellness weekend with a deep tissue, botanical aromatherapy or Thai massage.
Resolution #4: Give Back to Others. The Jackson House in Shallowater, TX, affiliated with La Paloma Ministries, a non-profit ministry that donates to third world countries, encourages guests to donate to the ministry in exchange for a free night in one of their guestrooms. These donations directly support mission work that benefits the poor of Guatemala through La Paloma Ministries.
Churchill Manor, Napa, CA
Resolution #5: Rekindle the Romance. When was the last time you and your sweetheart put down your smartphones and spent some uninterrupted time together? The elegant Churchill Manor located in Napa, CA, will help you reconnect with a six-hour winery tour through the sun-drenched rolling hills of Napa, before you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch alongside a sprawling vineyard.
Although New Year’s resolutions are challenging to keep, visiting a B&B just may help you keep your resolutions in 2013. What resolution have you made for the New Year and how do you plan to keep it?