Who says ski country B&Bs are just for winter?
While they may be in the heart of ski country, once the snow melts, snow country B&Bs shed their winter coats and don a summer wardrobe of hiking, biking, golf and much more. Perfect for winter getaways, ski country inns and B&Bs are equally scenic and welcoming when they trade their snow views for 50 shades of green throughout the summer. And in the fall, the sheen of golden Aspen trees and the palette of oaks and maples harvest hues make these ski country B&Bs totally selfie-worthy. Consider these mountain B&Bs beyond just ski season. They’re all found in bnbfinder the world’s most comprehensive independently owned international bed and breakfast directory.
Five ski country B&Bs offering the perfect summer respite
Turn in the ski boots for mountain bikes at this B&B located within easy access of Crested Butte resort. The nearby Evolution Mountain Bike Park plus trails throughout the region offer bucket-list terrain for mountain bikers. Return as muddy as you wish to the inn and make good use of the bike-washing station here, followed by the nightly complimentary craft beer tasting. You’ll find Acli-Mate Sports drink in your room too, to ease in adjusting to the 8,885’ elevation here too. One thing that stays consistent throughout all four seasons: amazing mountain views!
Howlers Inn, Bozeman, MT: Located amidst some of the best ski country in Montana with Bridger Bowl within a short drive and Big Sky Resort just over and hour for skiers and riders, plus Crosscut XC Center right in Bozeman too, this is a great winter playground. Yet, summer and fall here are both temperate and scenic. And for your dose of adventure, consider the options here for trophy fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and mountain biking. The North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is just over an hour away, plus ghost towns, Lewis & Clark Caverns, and the Beartooth Highway make terrific day trips for those who love to explore. For those who’d rather just relax, a number of outdoor decks and welcoming guest and common rooms here mean whether you’re active or relaxed, you’ll have plenty of options to explore.
1785 Inn, North Conway, NH: Located in the heart of Mt Washington Valley, home to 13 ski resorts and XC Centers, the 1785 Inn is a top choice for skiers and snowshoers. The trails of the Mt Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Center are right out the door. In the summer, these trails convert to great hiking trails, and many of those ski resorts by winter turn into adventure centers in the summer, offering everything from zip lines to slack lines. Surrounded by the 770,000 acre White Mountain National Forest, this inn offers access to fabulous hiking, biking, waterfall watching and more. The famous Mount Washington – largest peak in the Northeast – is front and center in the view from the dining room and many guest rooms. One of the three inns featured on the Bike the Whites bike tour, the 1785 inn offers among the most affordable rates of any B&B in New England for couples, singles and families
West Hill House, Warren, VT: Located just minutes from Sugarbush Ski Resort and Mad River Glen, both home to record snowfalls over the past two years, the West Hill House converts to the ideal place for a relaxing summer getaway when the temps warm up. Skiing moves aside as Sugarbush’s tennis and adjacent-to-the-inn Robert Trent Jones Sr. championship golf course take center stage. The inn is surrounded by nine acres offering mountain views, meadow, ponds, award-winning gardens and woods. Relax on front porch, the canopied garden terrace or the airy gazebo. Read a book or watch the “critter shows” as birds and chipmunks, deer and an occasional moose entertain you. Nearby Warren and Waitsfield offer eclectic and independently owned shops and restaurants to explore, plus the hiking to fabulous waterfalls and natural swimming holes is unprecedented.
Huff House Inn & Cabins, Jackson, WY: Located just two blocks from Jackson’s Historic Town Square and an easy jaunt to world class skiing in Jackson Hole, the inn’s location makes it ideal any time of year. Jackson offers four-season recreation. Huff House Inn is only two miles from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and a 1.5 hour drive to the south entrance of Yellowstone National Park, making it an amazing home base for summer vacations. From whitewater rafting to wildlife safaris, with plenty of fly fishing, golf, horseback riding and more in-between, this is one ski destination that’s equally busy and full of offerings in the summer too. The secluded patio with hot tub and fire pit here offer fabulous places to relax, and the short stroll into town means that restaurants and shops are easily accessible throughout every season.