Hotels are no longer just places to sleep. Themed boutique resorts are all the rage these days, with some of the best offering fine dining packages for foodies, adventure packages for thrill seekers, and even brewery themed packages for beer connoisseurs.
In fact, 3 of the top-rated "beercations" are available right here in New England!
North Woodstock, New Hampshire
Located in the picturesque White Mountains, the 40-room Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery draws skiers, hikers and other outdoorsy types. But for craft beer fans it's the semi-annual Brewers Weekends that lure them to the wilderness.
These events include a hands-on brewing lesson at the Inn's onsite brewery. At the end of the weekend, participants are treated to a celebratory dinner with perfect beer pairings.
Fans of The Sound of Music will love the Trapp Family Lodge! The rolling Vermont hills and rustic lodge property are home to an onsite Bavarian-inspired brewery.
In addition to fan-favorite beers like the GABF medal-winning Bohemian Pilsner, the fine dining restaurant offers Old World specilties like saddle of venison and Wiener schnitzel.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The Ale House Inn doesn't just have its own brewery, its actually housed in a former brewery! The building, located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, was originally built in 1880.
As you arrive for your stay, you are welcomed with a pint of beer from New England favorite, Smuttynose Brewing, located nearby. When you aren't busy sampling some of the area's finest craft beers, borrow one of the inn's free bicycles and get to know Portsmouth!