Looking to get your holiday cheer in gear? Then hit the cookie-lined trail of an inn to inn holiday tour! If you’ve never been on a tour, here’s how it works: You start at one inn and travel over the river and through the woods, or just down the block, to another one. Along the way you get to enjoy freshly baked cookies, bowls of candy and, sometimes, world-class wines paired with gourmet meals all while frolicking in halls decked with boughs of holly and gift wrapped in ribbon and bows. It’s a winter wonderland of fun.
Tucked away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, inns will be dressed to impress on the 15th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour on December 10th and 11th. You’ll get a chance to explore their festively dressed halls while tasting a selection of sweet treats on this self-guided tour. Recipe cards and are available to take along with the Best of 15 Years Cookie Tour Cookbook. Inns on this tour include Darby Field Inn, Riverbend Inn, Brass Heart Inn, Covered Bridge House, Inn at Ellis River, Eastman Inn, Old Red Inn & Cottages and Wildflowers Inn.
Maybe you’d prefer a Southern-style holiday escape. How does spending an afternoon touring inns in a quaint Victorian town surrounded by the Ozark Mountains sound to you? On the 5th Annual Sweet Treats Tour taking place in Eureka Springs, AK, on December 10th, you can take your own sweet time going inn to inn and sampling freshly baked goodies while also entering to win a $100 gift certificate towards a future stay at one of the participating inns which includes 1884 Bridgeford House B&B, Heartstone Inn and Cottages, Main Street Inn, 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast, Rock Cottage Gardens B&B, 1908 Ridgeway House Bed and Breakfast, 1881 Crescent Cottage and Red Bud Manor.
Raise a glass and toast the holiday season this December 3rd on the Napa B&B Holiday Tour & Taste Event in Napa, CA. World-class varietals from local wineries will be paired with gourmet dishes provided by some of the top chefs in town. Musical entertainment will greet you at every festively decorated door. Inns on this tour include Arbor Guest House, Beazley House, Candlelight Inn, Cedar Gables Inn, Churchill Manor, Hennessey House and Napa Old World Inn.
They don’t call it the season of giving for nothing. On the 2nd Annual Better Baltimore Bed and Breakfast Holiday House Tour taking place on December 4th in Baltimore, MD, you’ll not only enjoy tasty wine and food pairings but you’ll also help support Moveable Feast, an organization that provides meals, weekly groceries and nutritional counseling to homebound people living with HIV/AIDS. Participating inns include Celie’s Waterfront Inn, 1840’s Carrollton Inn and Blue Door on Baltimore.
The holidays are the perfect time to take a walk on the sugary side. And you’ll find a bevy of sweet offerings and then some on an inn to inn holiday tour. Tickle your palette with cookies mixed with candy and wine paired with a scrumptious meal while admiring beautifully-decorated homes. Your holiday spirit will thank you!