There’s a reason why horses are called gentle giants. With their quiet grace, unsurpassed beauty, and carefree spirit, it’s no wonder so many B&Bs offer horseback riding packages or onsite ranches. Check out these noteworthy getaways for aspiring equestrians and animal lovers.
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg, VA
The scenic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains is the perfect setting for your equine adventure. Offering 265 acres of trail riding, this quaint country inn showcases the rolling hills and lush countryside of Virginia’s horse and wine country. Choose from one of the18 luxurious guest rooms, or 6 historic guesthouses. Enjoy afternoon treats in the Carriage House Great Room before your feast at Goodstone Inn’s restaurant. This farm to table dining experience will rejuvenate you after a day spent getting up close and personal with these beautiful beasts. End your day relaxing in the Stallion Queen Suite, an equestrian-themed suite with a jetted soaking tub.
First Farm Inn, Petersburg, KY
Some might say that horseback riding is like dancing. You have to communicate with your partner, move as one, and always have a calm touch. This unique B&B in Northern Kentucky gently coaches guests about the fine art of horseback riding. This relaxing trail riding experience takes you away from the big city life and transports you to the majestic hills and quiet woods of Northern Kentucky. From the gorgeous old barn, to the swings, hammocks and rockers on the veranda, to the friendly horses grazing in the field, this historic farmhouse is the picture perfect snapshot of an ideal country getaway.
BlissWood Bed and Breakfast, Cat Spring, TX
Are you anxiously waiting to exhale after a stressful week, month, or year? Then you will happily release a huge sigh of relief when you step onto the Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch. What better way to reduce the stress in your life than by roaming the 500 acres of rolling hills of Texas Hill County astride a beautiful horse? Take in the stunning meadows and forests on a guided trail ride then enjoy a lovely picnic lunch overlooking the Enchanted Lake. The 12 houses and cabins on the main ranch, and the quaint Bluebonnet Bungalow, deliver a relaxing and calm respite from your hectic life. Sit on the porch and enjoy a glass of wine or sink into the hot tub out back, and enjoy nature at its best. If you want a stress free ranch experience, this rustic, serene setting, definitely checks off all of the boxes.
Farm by the River Bed & Breakfast with Stables, North Conway, NH
Set in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, this getaway exudes New England charm. This ride and stay B&B offers on site, year-round horse rides on 70 scenic acres. Enjoy panoramic mountain views on your horseback ride through lush meadows and along the Saco River. Rooms feature old-fashioned decor and modern amenities like gas fireplaces and double Jacuzzis. With views of the mountains and horses, Mrs. Carroll’s room is the perfect retreat to bask in the beauty of nature. Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables is a historic property that dates back to 1771, but the full country breakfast, relaxed atmosphere, and personal attention by the hosts, never gets old.