The Best Bed-and-Breakfasts for Active Women
The North Branch Inn in North Branch, New York
Fly fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding—there's no chance you'll get bored on your trip to the Catskills. Once you're fully worn out, set off for The North Branch Inn, one of the hippest (and newest) bed-and-breakfasts in the area. You can unwind by the fire or throw a bowling ball down their vintage handset bowling alley. Then, head to your cozy bedroom and rest up so you're ready to do it all again the next day.
Dunton Town House in Telluride, Colorado
Dunton Town House, the sister property to Dunton Hot Springs and Dunton River Camp, opened this year in an old Victorian home in the mountain town of Telluride. The five-bedroom B&B is just a two-minute walk from Telluride's gondola, your starting point to hit the ski slopes in the winter and hiking trails during the rest of the year.
El Retablo in Cusco, Peru
Whether Cusco is your destination or a one-night stop as you prepare to hike up to Machu Picchu, you'll want to stay at El Retablo, a new 17-room bed and breakfast. The artfully decorated building celebrates the area's folk art, and the second-floor garden patio serves as a retreat so you can get in the right mindset for your trek to the epic Incan ruins.
Brücke 49 Vals Pension in Vals, Switzerland
You know how a long, energizing run or butt-kicking class just makes you feel alive? The folks behind this Swiss B&B get that, too. So they've made their B&B a jumping-off point for everything you need to tap into that rejuvenated feeling: running along the Valser Rhein River, hiking the Alps, or—for the real outdoorsy types—downhill mountain biking. Heart-pumping activities aside, the B&B's simple design and incredible mountain views could be all you need to recharge.
Warfield House Inn in Charlemont, Massachusetts
Berkshire East Mountain Resort is an outdoor enthusiast's playground, with 42 ski trails (or hiking and mountain-biking trails when temps allow), whitewater rafting, and zip-lining. The best place to recharge after a jam-packed day is Warfield House Inn, just over a mile from the mountain. The nine-bedroom main house sits on a 530-acre working farm that's fully prepared to help city dwellers unplug. Boston and New York City are both just a few hours away.
The Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California
Even the healthiest eaters tend to ditch their nutritious habits when they're away from home. But that doesn't need to happen at The Stanford Inn by the Sea, a sustainable resort along the northern Californian coast. You'll wake up to an all-organic breakfast (and stunning views of a lush meadow and Mendocino Bay in the distance). You can then hit the property's Mendocino Center for Living Well for your yoga and meditation fix, grab one of the inn's mountain bikes, or kayak on nearby Big River.
SkyRidge Inn in Torrey, Utah
Heading out to the national parks and forests dotting southern Utah? Spend a night (or several) at the Western-inspired SkyRidge Inn, which is just a few miles west of Capitol Reef National Park. Take in the area's insane natural beauty by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter and mountain biking or hiking Robbers Roost in the warmer months.
Ala'aina Ocean Vista in Maui, Hawaii
Situated in the jungle region on the southeastern part of Maui, Ala'aina Ocean Vista is the spot to go for a digital detox when you need to spend some QT restoring your mental health or when you're in need of a romantic getaway. The eco-friendly B&B offers a peaceful break from the more touristy spots on the island, but the beauty you came here for—waterfalls and black and white sand beaches—is all still close by.
Chestnut Street Inn in Asheville, North Carolina
The Chestnut Street Inn, a 1905 Colonial Revival home located in Asheville's Chestnut Hill National Historic District, has a "come as you are" mentality. The innkeepers are ready and willing to accommodate visitors with dietary restrictions—including vegans, vegetarians, or GF followers—and they've taken a stance to welcome members of the LGBT community with open arms, too. Fuel up at breakfast and then head out to the Blue Ridge Mountains and its dozens of waterfall hikes.
Agape Farm & Retreat in Paonia, Colorado
Paonia, Colorado, where Agape Farm & Retreat is located, is the ideal home base for a choose-your-own-adventure vacation. You can head out to explore the Rockies to the east or the high desert to the west. Or you can stay put and take in the B&B's serene landscape after digging into a gluten-free breakfast made with locally grown ingredients.