Bring On A Toast to Summer! BnB’s along Brewery and Wine Trails
Summertime calls for beer and wine, and there are numerous inns located on some of the best trails in the US. There are even regions that are celebrated for both breweries and wineries, so guests don’t have to choose between the two. Here are a few inns from New York’s Finger Lakes and Virginia where you can sip, sample, and stay while enjoying the best breakfasts and beds in between.
Up State New York
At Black Sheep Inn & Spa in Hammondsport, NY, wine and brew enthusiasts can experience two tantalizing worlds with the Finger Lakes Beer and Keuka Lake Wine Trail Packages.
With the beer package, guests savor the best local brews and taste seasonal specialties. By using the complimentary Finger Lakes Beer Trail map, guests can visit the region’s foremost breweries. There are several itineraries to choose from, and the innkeepers can even help guests create their own custom loop. The sumptuous special includes an indulgent organic Finger Lakes farm-to-table breakfast; a harvest cooler filled with a selection of local cheeses, veggies, crackers, dips, and sweets to enjoy on the Trail; a signature, insulated 64-ounce growler to keep favorite brews fresh for the ride home; and a special gift from the inn. Pricing is $75.00 per person (includes all taxes and gratuities).
With the wine package, guests enjoy an incomparable food & wine weekend where they will visit numerous Keuka Lake Wine Trail wineries, taste over 25 wines, sample each location’s food pairings, and receive a complimentary wine glass. This enticing adventure includes an indulgent organic Finger Lakes farm-to-table breakfast, two tickets to the wine trail event of the guest’s choosing, a pair of handmade wine glass charms crafted at FLAVOR Studio and Gallery, and a special gift from the inn. Pricing is $59.00 per person (includes all taxes and gratuities). Additional fees may apply for specific event weekends. As an added bonus, both packages feature the exclusive Black Sheep Guild card, which offers special perks with the inn’s many local area Guild Partners. Accommodation rates are separate from the packages and based on double occupancy.
Located minutes from downtown, 1837 Cobblestone Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Canandaigua, NY provides guests with comfortable accommodations in an inviting atmosphere that makes them feel right at home.
The inn is ideally situated on both the Finger Lakes Beer Trail, which features over 80 breweries in Upstate New York, and the Finger Lakes Canandaigua Wine Trail, with more than 100 wineries. The innkeepers have partnered with Crush Beer and Wine Tours to offer guests some all-inclusive experiences that include convenient pick up and drop off from the inn and local beer & wine guides to help them choose the perfect itinerary.
There are several different packages to select, such as the Craft Brewery Tour, which includes a knowledgeable Crush host, transportation to all breweries, tastings, an inside look “behind the scenes,” and at least one brewery tasting glass as a souvenir. Price is $79.00 + tax, per person. There is also the Wine with the Best Tours that are all-day or half-day excursions and planned itineraries custom-designed by sommelier Andrew Brooks. The Sip and Savor all-day tour features a knowledgeable Crush host, transportation to wineries, all winery tastings, a full production tour at an award-winning winery, lunch with wine (charges apply for additional beverages), and an inside look “behind the scenes.” Price is $129.00 + tax, per person. The Sniff and Swirl half-day tour features a knowledgeable Crush Wine Country Host, transportation to wineries, all winery tastings, and an inside look “behind the scenes.” Price for the tour is $79.00 + tax, per person. With every tour, guests enjoy a full three-course breakfast each morning of their stay. Package pricing is separate from accommodations.
Set in the spectacular Shenandoah Valley, L’Auberge Provençale in White Post, VA is a quintessential French country inn situated in the heart of Virginia wine country.
Virginia boasts over 200 wineries across the state, and several are located 30 minutes away or less from the property. This upscale B&B hosts wine dinners with local vineyards, which sometimes take place outdoors amidst the inn’s breathtaking gardens and country vistas.
They also offers guests four-hour chauffeured wine tours. These incredibly unique and scenic experiences, hosted by the inn’s Sommelier Christian Borel and Wine Director/Owner Celeste Borel, depart mid-day from L’Auberge Provencale via a private luxury sedan. Not only do wine lovers ride in comfort as they sit back, relax, and sip, they also receive in-depth information on the wineries, vineyards, terroir, and winemaking in the Northern Virginia, Middleburg, and Shenandoah Valley wine areas. This package is a guest favorite that’s requested often. With a rate of just $299 for two guests, it’s well worth reserving (tax and gratuity is not included). Additional charges apply per additional couple.
L’Auberge Provencale is also situated close to several local breweries that are no more than 35 minutes away from the property. Its new bar and lounge at the inn’s award-winning, farm-to-table restaurant La Table Provencale, showcases trendy cocktails, herb infused drinks, and craft beers on tap, including area favorites such as Escutcheon Brewing Co. and Cobbler Mountain. Each morning, guests indulge in the “breakfast of dreams”, while in the evenings they enjoy a menu designed with the freshest seasonal ingredients accompanied by a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list that features selections from around the globe.
Nestled on the sunrise side of Virginia’s magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, The Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford is conveniently located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen Resort, Skyline Drive, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest, and Charlottesville.
It is also situated along Nelson 151 (a route that features wineries, breweries, a distillery and a cidery), The Brew Ridge Trail, and The Monticello Wine Trail. Guests to the inn enjoy two theme-related packages that get in on all of the fun. The Red, White and Brew Package, valid between now and August 24, 2016, includes a two-night stay; three-course breakfast each morning; a bottle of both red and white Virginia wines; a six pack of local craft beer; gourmet chocolates; five VIP vouchers to local wineries and breweries; $50 off a driver for your four-hour wine/brew tour (must reserve in advance); and $75 credit off an in-room couples massage. The regular rate for a deluxe room is $755; for this special, it’s just $499 when you use the promo code RWBD. The regular rate for a standard room is $655; for this special, it’s just $449 when you use the promo code RWBS. The Wine Lovers Scavenger Hunt Package, valid between now and December 31, 2016, features clues that lead to local award-winning wineries. Guests who bring back all the clues redeem a prize (valued at over $250)! The package includes two-night stay; three-course breakfast each morning; a tour of four local wineries (though guests may do more if they wish); gourmet chocolates; five VIP vouchers to local wineries and breweries; $50 off a driver for your four-hour wine/brew tour (must reserve in advance); $75 credit off an in-room couples massage; and two bottles of wine at check-in. Standard and standard plus rooms are priced at $579; deluxe and suite type accommodations at $659.
Here’s your chance to win an awesome Craft Beer Getaway sponsored by the Black Sheep Inn and Spa and The Brewery of Broken Dreams in the Corning-Finger Lakes region of New York.
During June and July, simply visit the Craft Your Adventure Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fingerlakesbeercountry and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway!
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