Traditions are a big part of the holiday season. You can usually look forward to a gathering with family and friends to savor delicious food, eggnog and delectable desserts while sharing stories of days gone by. But, what if you decided to take your holiday revelry on the road this year?
While you’re leaving familiar rituals behind, there are some advantages to a bed and breakfast holiday getaway. Not only will you still be able to partake in joyous celebrations, but also enjoy some R&R. You can focus on the beautifully decorated shops from your horse-drawn carriage ride or decide to stay in your pajamas and sample sweet treats while others take care of the holiday preparations.
Forty Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT
All aboard Fort Bragg’s Skunk Train steam engine as you’re whisked away on a magical holiday adventure filled with lively music, tasty cookies and rich, hot cocoa (pajama wearing is encouraged). After making your way back to the Hill House Inn located in the heart of Mendocino, CA, you can raise a toast to the day’s adventure in front of your in-room fireplace. According to the Mayan calendar, the end date for civilization is December 21, 2012, so the innkeepers at the Forty Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT, came up with a plan: throw a festive weekend bash! You can prepare for the end by enjoying dinner for two at a local Mayan restaurant before returning to the inn and indulging in a beer and chocolate pairing. A scrumptious two-course breakfast will be awaiting you when you wake…or will it?
Amelia Island Williams House, Amelia Island, FL
If the brisk air and arriving snow has you running for the hills, turn around and make your way to the warmth of Florida. At the Amelia Island Williams House located on Amelia Island, you’ll get to admire the inn’s holiday décor before taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic streets lit up in twinkling lights. Picture this: You arrive at the Crystal River Inn located in San Marcos, TX, expecting to ring in your New Year’s Eve celebrations innocently until a fellow guest unexpectedly drops dead. A game of “whodunit?” ensues as you and your fellow suspects are transported to a mythical nightclub in Monaco where a multi-course dinner, along with champagne toasts and desserts, will be savored.