As the saying goes, “Time wasted at the lake is time well spent”. We at bnbfinder, the world’s most comprehensive independently owned international bed and breakfast directory, believe everyone deserves to wake up somewhere special, and these pond, river and lakeside bed and breakfasts offer plenty of waterfront relaxation along with great ways to cool off in the summer too.
Inn on Lake Granbury, Granbury, TX
Experience 300 feet of waterfront views here while sitting on the bluff, lounging by the saltwater pool, or relaxing on the large sitting dock directly on the water. Lake Granbury is perfect for kayaking, boating, and jet skis too, so bring them along too.
More Info: Inn on Lake Granbury | innonlakegranbury.com
Cottage Lake B&B, Woodinville, WA
The guest suite here is spacious with grand views of Cottage Lake. Guests enjoy a private hot tub right out the living room doors, plus use of two kayaks for exploring the lake. Swim or fish off the dock or simply relax in the Adirondack chairs and take in the view.
More Info: Cottage Lake B&B | cottagelakebedandbreakfast.com
The Lakehouse Inn, Geneva-On-The-Lake, OH
Located along the Southern Shore of Lake Erie this 12-room inn features a gorgeous lakeside setting. However, it’s not just the views guests love. The inn also features a full production winery, farm-to-table restaurant and a luxury spa. Relish the sunsets on Lake Erie, relax on the lakefront patios and cool off to lake breezes in this full-service inn.
More Info: The Lakehouse Inn | thelakehouseinn.com
Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH
Guests of the inn love booking the balcony rooms so they can fall asleep on summer nights to the sound of the Ellis River, meandering through the back yard of this riverfront inn. Located in the heart of the Mt Washington Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, there’s plenty of tubing, fishing, and swimming in the rivers, brooks and natural swimming holes that surround the inn in Jackson, NH.
More Info: Inn at Ellis River | innatellisriver.com
Inn at Pleasant Lake, New London, NH
Situated on the shores of Pleasant Lake with expansive views of the lake and Mount Kearsarge, this award winning inn has been named “Best Lakeside Lodging in New England” by editors of Yankee Magazine. Guests enjoy access to the local private community sandy beach plus use of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. There are plenty of options for lake view rooms too.
More Info: Inn at Pleasant Lake | innnatpleasantlake.com
Inn on Crescent Lake, Excelsior Springs, MO
The lake was originally dug as a moat around the inn, a Georgian colonial mansion when it was built in 1915. Today, this 10-guest room inn is surrounded by two crescent shaped ponds, and the inn’s guest cottage sits lakeside. Inn guests can enjoy fishing or cruising the lake using the paddle boats, rowboat, or bass buggy available here.
More Info: Inn on Crescent Lake | crescentlake.com
Bass and Baskets B&B, Lake Ozarks, MO
Located on the shores of the Lake of the Ozarks, the “bass” came from the innkeepers’ love for fishing and “baskets” from an affinity for collecting Longaberger Baskets®. Rooms feature views and decks overlooking the lake, and the inn’s dock makes swimming and fishing easy to access, not to mention innkeeper Ed’s bass fishing guide service, offering “fish tales” galore.
More Info: Bass and Baskets B&B | bassandbaskets.com
Greenlake Guest House, Seattle, WA
Located directly across from Seattle’s Green Lake Park, guests are treated to lovely views of the lake and park from most rooms. Get up for an early morning jog around the lake on walking/biking trails or enjoy swimming and boating here. All this plus easy access to Seattle’s fabulous attractions too.
More Info: Greenlake Guest House | greenlakeguesthouse.com
Wake up someplace special at these riverside and lakeside B&B inns, and stay cool on a hot summer day by the water.