When it comes to life’s greatest pleasures, whiskey and travel sit pretty high up on the list. If you’re ever looking for a surefire way to elevate a vacation, just try weaving a distillery tour or whiskey tasting into the itinerary. But while visiting a distillery and sampling the goods is always a fun time, leaving the distillery is not such a blast. Thankfully, there are a handful of them that actually want you to hang around long after the speakers have blared “Closing Time” by Semisonic. That’s right, some whiskey distilleries will let you stay over.
There’s a rising trend of distilleries tiptoeing into the lodging game and letting whiskey lovers spend the night. From on-site suites to adjoining hotels, they’re providing the perfect home away from home. Whether you’re looking for a unique overnight stay or an extended booze-fueled getaway, add these distilleries to your radar.
2. Marble Distilling Co.
Where it is: Carbondale, Colorado
Why you should go: There are lots of reasons to make a trip to Colorado’s Marble Distilling Co. Located just 30 miles from Aspen, the picture-perfect town of Carbondale offers a year-round hub for adventure seekers, with activities ranging from skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and whitewater rafting in the summer. A pioneer in sustainability, Marble Distilling Co. only uses locally sourced grains, and all stillage is sent off to local ranchers. This zero-waste craft distillery even developed an innovative method to capture and reuse the water and heat generated during the distilling process, which ultimately allows them to save more than four million gallons of water each year. In addition to whiskey, the Marble team also cranks out vodka, gingercello, and even coffee liquor.