Marathons across the country draw large crowds of both runners and spectators. But the best way to enjoy a marathon is not in a crowded hotel; it's at a luxurious bed and breakfast or private inn. Whether you are fighting crowds of spectators to get a good view of the start and finish lines or running the race yourself, you want to prepare by getting a good night's sleep on a quality mattress and bed linens. And after the race, you are going to want to relax and rejuvenate in a quiet, comfortable setting whether that be a Jacuzzi tub or on a porch overlooking a beautiful garden. Where can you find the perfect place to stay? Why Select Registry, of course.
We've done some of the work for you and found the Select Registry Inns closest to some of the top marathons and triathlons in the US and a few more we think you should check out.
Newfound Lake Triathlon Festival in Bistol, NH- June 1 & 2
The Glynn House Inn in Ashland, NH is only about 20 minutes outside Bristol. The historic inn has 12 luxurious guest rooms, each with a whirlpool tub, fireplace and other deluxe eco-friendly amenities for racers and spectators to relax in before and after the race.
Black Fly Triathlon in Waterville Valley, NH - July 5
Both the Glynn House Inn in Ashland and the Manor on Golden Pond are about 30 minutes from Waterville Valley.
The Manor on Golden Pond is a 24 guest room inn overlooking Squam Lake. Many of those guest rooms include wood-burning fireplaces, stunning views and lavish private baths. If you are looking to relax at the inn before and after the race, you are in luck. The inn offers both breakfast and dinner so you can retire to you room immediately after dinner to enjoy the inn's quality amenities if you choose.
Vineman Triathlon in Guerneville, CA - July 27, 2013
The romantic Sonoma Wine Country Applewood Inn offers tranquility and relaxation in its 19 rooms and suites, upscale restaurant and luxury spa. After racing or fighting crowds as a spectator, we recommend you stay a few extra days to enjoy a massage, aromatherapy session, and a private winery tour.
The Boston Triathlon in Boston, MA - August 4, 2013
The Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA is comprised of two Federalist mansions and offers visitors luxury accommodations that’s just a 30-minute, scenic coastal drive from Boston. The inn offers guests the opportunity to relax in front of formal fire placed parlors, in double Jacuzzis and on quiet sun decks and patios.
Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado Spring’s, CO - August 17, 2013
The Old Town Guesthouse is a three-story urban inn offering upscale amenities for adult leisure. Each of the inn's soundproof guestrooms has a private porch overlooking Pikes Peak and luxurious bathrooms to relax in before and after the big event.
The Triathlon at Pacific Grove, CA - September 13-15
The Old Monterey Inn in Monterey, CA is just minutes from Pacific Grove and offers the perfect accommodations for racers and onlookers. The meticulously restored, historic inn is surrounded by English gardens and offers massage services. You can also opt to have your breakfast in bed if you need a day to relax after the race.
The Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, ME - September 14, 2013
The Queen Anne Victorian Brewster House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to make basecamp for the triathlon. You can choose from one of the five traditional guest rooms or opt for one of the two two-room suites. Three of these rooms have gas fireplaces for you to relax in front of to relax after a long day. While you are in the area, don't miss out on the local shops and outlets and visits to nearby lighthouses.
SavageMan Triathlons in Deep Creek Lake, MD - September 14 & 15
September can be cool in Maryland. If race day happens to be rainy or cold, relax in the comforts of knowing you can return to the 9-foot fireplace in the great room or your room's gas fireplace at the Lake Pointe Inn. If the weather is warmer, you can relax on the inn's wraparound porch in a rocking chair. Either way, you can be assured of a great night's sleep on quality linens.
Portland Marathon in Portland, OR - October 6, 2013
Every guest at Portland's White House feels like a VIP. The inn's exterior is remarkably similar to the Washington, D.C. landmark. The interior is complete with European chandeliers, grand ballroom, lead glass windows, and extensive collections of porcelain. Of course the service and amenities continue the theme to make this a perfect place to stay for the marathon.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon - October 13, 2013
Just outside downtown Chicago in Oak Park, Harvey House Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay for the big race. The "EL" to downtown departs from just three blocks away every eight minutes. And the inn's luxurious details and amenities will have you racing to return for the evening. If you aren't too exhausted after the event, you can walk to dozens of shops and restaurants from the inn or relax in one of the inns oversized Jacuzzi tubs.
Cape Cod Marathon in Falmouth, MA - October 26, 2013
Whether you choose one of Palmer House Inn's bed and breakfast chambers or the secluded cottage suite, you will find plump pillows, 600-thread-count sheets, Posturepedic mattresses and more. If you aren't running, take one of the inn's complementary bicycles to watch the event.
Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC - October 27, 2013
There are two Select Registry inns to choose from in DC, each with its own draw.
The Swann House, built in 1883, is in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in DC. Each of the rooms in individually decorated in rich colors and luxurious fabrics to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. After the marathon, you can relax in front of one of the inn's elaborately carved fireplaces or in your in-room whirlpool tub.
The Embassy Circle Guest House is housed in a former embassy in Dupont Circle. Each of the guest rooms has a Persian carpet and decorative elements selected with the intention of creating a relaxing atmosphere. You will enjoy the peace and quiet of this luxurious boutique inn located in a quiet and beautiful residential neighborhood.
Whether you plan to push your personal limits by competing in one of these challenging events or simply want to root for those who do, a Select Registry inn is the perfect place to stay. Nowhere else has been quality assurance tested to guarantee the highest quality accommodations and the best customer service.