Calling all Girlfriends – Just Getaway to a B&B for a March Madness Antidote!
What do boys, beers and college basketball have in common? March Madness, of course. Every year guys fill out their brackets and crowd their local pubs or friends’ places to share chips, Budweisers, and victorious back slaps. Glued to the TV screen, they loyally watch in hopes that their team comes out on top and is crowned NCAA national champions.
But, girls, you don’t have to be left out of this month’s fun. In fact, it’s a win-win. You can join the boys in the bars or gather up your mom, sisters and best friends and make a fast break for a spring girlfriends’ getaway. While the boys are drinking beers and throwing high fives at the bar, you will be sipping martinis and enjoying mani-pedis. The rest of the weekend can be spent exploring the inn’s grounds on horseback, doing sun salutations, or shopping the best boutiques in town.
These five inns will provide an assist on planning a memorable weekend with your girls:
The Stanford Inn By the Sea—Mendocino, CA
How does a weekend of deep stretches and organic eating sound to you? Start your girls’ weekend by opening your heart centers and stretching your minds, bodies, and souls during a yoga class. After, soothe any tired muscles courtesy of a deep tissue massage. You can all bring home a few tips on creating nutritious meals during a seminar at the inn while savoring some at The Ravens’ Restaurant located on-site.
Inn at Harbour Ridge—Osage Beach, MO
Talk about a sweet ending. It’s chocolate all day and night during at this inn’s “Death by Chocolate Weekend.” Chocolate wine? Check. Chocolate truffles. Double check. They’ll even provide flowers for your guest room – chocolate daisies, of course. Breakfast in bed features dishes such as chocolate French toast or chocolate mousse and Charmord strawberry fruitinis will be served. Just don’t get any on the sheets!
First Farm Inn—Petersburg, KY
“Giddy up” with your girlfriends at this Petersburg, KY, bed and breakfast inn located on 20 acres. On Friday night, you can all gather around the fire, catch up, and share stories and more than a few laughs. After enjoying a delicious breakfast the next day, you will make your way to the barn where your horses await. Saddle up and spend the afternoon riding along the trails and soaking up the scenery before relaxing on the inn’s porch rockers.
10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn—Auburn, NY
Have a big group of girlfriends? No problem. Create an unforgettable girl’s weekend when you book the entire inn for yourselves! Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres upon arrival are followed by in-suite 60-minute Swedish massages. Share some laughs over breakfast the next day and in your private limo on your way to a few local wineries for tastings.
Bay View Terrace Inn—Petoskey, MI
Feeling out of the loop with you besties? At this inn, you can sip martinis while reliving memories of days gone followed by soothing massages for all. Spend the day exploring all this Petoskey, MI, bed and breakfast has to offer including the breathtaking scenery around Lake Michigan, endless boutique shopping nearby and delectable meals at the on-site restaurant.
Whether you decide to go with the guys, brackets in hand, or set off for a girlfriends’ getaway, you’re sure to have a memorable March!
About The Author: Rich Rodriguez is the Director of PR & Marketing for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder, Facebook and Google+.