Last month we delved into a few things B&B's do to provide innovative local experiences. Now we're headed into part two because there's so much more in store! As hospitality experts with years of experience, innkeepers continue to enhance their unique offerings - a trend that may seem new to the travel industry at large but is old news to inns who have always been immersed in their hometown.
Azalea Inn & Gardens, Savannah, GA/Jumping Rocks Photography
Food and beverage finds that will blow your mind. It doesn't matter if you are an aspiring chef, wine lover, or someone who just craves amazing cuisine, there are so many inns that specialize in making your culinary exposure enticing with a menu of specials that satisfy every appetite and appeal to any palate. Plus unlike a major hotel chain (or all those properties on AirBnB...), many inns will accommodate your dietary needs - ranging from gluten-free, lactose intolerant, vegan, and even the mushroom-adverse. Part of the allure of Savannah is Low Country Cuisine, and what better way to make a memory than spend an evening or an afternoon with a local chef in the comfort of your villa? It's something foodies will definitely favor at Azalea Inn & Gardens in Savannah, GA. These chefs are informative, funny, creative, and thorough, plus they bring passion to their very existence through food experiences. That's what guests will find at this series of cooking classes. Enjoy casual luncheons or fine dining, get hands-on instruction or be intent observers; either way savor the labor with every bite.
Oenophiles get their game on with a winery lover's scavenger hunt at The Mark Addy Inn Bed & Breakfast in Nellysford, VA. Guests follow clues that lead to local award-winning wineries (complete with a prize when you find them all). The package includes a two-night stay, daily three-course gourmet breakfast for two, self-guided tour of four local wineries, gourmet chocolates in room, two bottles of wine at check-in, five VIP vouchers for local wineries and breweries, and $50 off a driver for a four-hour wine/brew tour. Additional amenities available upon request. Guests must mention the special at the time of reservation; restrictions may apply.
Addison on Amelia, Amelia Island, FL/Jumping Rocks Photography
Destinations that become a journey. Since many innkeepers are longtime locals, they take tremendous pride in showing off their town to visitors to ensure your stay is unforgettable; so much so that many inns design packages that are proven favorites and destination-specific. At Addison on Amelia on Amelia Island, FL, guests can become acquainted with island life through outdoor adventures that include private two-hour eco-tour on a speedboat or three-hour guided tour via kayak. Bicycles will also be available for exploring neighborhoods nearby, Fort Clinch Park, and the local byways.
At Homespun Country Inn - A Nappanee Bed and Breakfast in Nappanee, IN, visitors can "Embrace the Pace" of the region with an early check-in at noon. Their Amish Countryside package features Rocket Science Ice Cream and an afternoon tour of local Amish artisan Henry Chupp's wood carving business. A short ride in the country for an Amish dinner for two complete the evening. The following morning, enjoy a full breakfast by candlelight at the inn. (Advanced reservations needed.)
Inspired to make time for you to live your dream or to create one? If so, there is an innkeeper ready, willing, and able to help with a unique and local experience.
To find your can't-miss trip, head to the BnBFinder Specials page. You can search by state or category, so finding your perfect inn is easy.