There are all sorts of reasons a group of guy friends might want to get away together for a quick break—but whatever the occasion, it’s important for everyone to have a special place to come home to after a long day of activities.
The best homes for a truly excellent guys’ weekend find the sweet spot between gadgets and toys for play time, natural places to gather and connect, and equally desirable corners to retreat to—even if just for a minute, to soak it all in. With all that in mind, here are 8 of our favorite vacation rentals for a boys’ weekend.
Welcome to your own private guys’ weekend-getaway haven! Nestled right on the banks of the Eagle River in Eagle, Colorado, this4 bedroom/3.5 bath home sleeps 8 and is an excellent solution for an outdoorsy boys’ trip. It’s situated 2,000 feet below Vail, so altitude sickness won’t be a problem, and Eagle airport is a handy 10 minutes away. Gold-medal fishing to suit all angling-ability levels is literally right outside your door and you can enjoy your catch of the day in the sprawling main living/entertaining area of the home, or outside on the wraparound porch. While you’re enjoying the rays, feel free to grill to your heart’s content, too. The second living area offers a large TV and several gaming systems, as well as an elliptical and spin bike. And if you decide to venture out of this heaven on earth, Eagle is about 3 minutes away, Beaver Creek a mere 14, and Vail itself about a 30-minute drive.
If you’re looking for the perfect has-it-all home for your boy’s weekend, the search is over! Alpenvu Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado, offers over 4,000 square feet for up to 15 guests to spread out with ease in its5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Located only a mile from the Village at Breckenridge, Alpenvu is the perfect mountainside home base for a day lazing around town or hitting the slopes to your heart’s content: the Breck Gondola is also less than a mile away, and an easy shuttle hop to either will get you where you need to be with ease.
This South Tahoe boys’ weekend property is a picture-perfect California log cabin in the prestigious Angora Highlands area. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, Tahoe Mountain Lodge sleeps 10 comfortably—which you’re sure to do after a day spent hiking or biking the area’s newest trail, which runs right by the house. This pad is a true boys’ mountain retreat, with 3,700 square feet to chill out in, a billiards room for a spot of friendly competition, and views of Mount Tallac to enjoy from the home’s bubbling hot tub. The Lodge is also close to Angora Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake, so warm-weather kayaking, paddle boarding, or swimming couldn’t be handier…while the higher peaks offer excellent skiing and snowboarding as well.
For the ultimate luxe boys’ weekend away, this Park City, Utah, home can’t be beat. With almost 7,000 square feet of living space,6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, this alpine stunner on 5 acres sleeps 18, features 3 separate and fully-kitted out entertaining and living areas and has views for miles. And yet, the property is only an easy 25-minute drive from 3 former Olympic ski and snowboarding sites (now world-class resort areas): Deer Valley, Park City, and Canyons Resorts. It’s a mere hop, skip, and a jump to the famed Sundance festival as well…and with all that so close to hand, it’s no surprise that top-notch dining awaits on virtually every street corner of picturesque Park City, itself.
Welcome to Spicewood, Texas, only 40 minutes from Austin city limits, where the sunsets are something else. This 4 bedroom/4.5 bath rental is the ideal location for a group of up to 12 guys. The property features a 2 bed/2/5 bath main house, as well as 2 separate cabins, each with1 bed/1 full bath and living quarters. Come together on the sprawling terrace with stone patio and grilling area, and either stroll the stairs or take the trolley elevator down to the river…where you can while away the hours chilling on the deck and the dock.
Sail right up to the dock of this 2 bedroom/2 bath home in the idyllic Florida Keys! For a group of 8 looking for a weekend filled with outdoor adventure fun, this canalside home with direct Florida Bay and Gulf access can’t be beat. The property comes with 2 2-man kayaks, 2 bikes for island exploring, and a private dock to park your boat, if you bring one! The home is in the Upper Keys, making it the perfect weekend base to explore John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, only 10 miles to the north, where you can experience snorkeling in the only living coral reef in the country. Alternatively, experienced boaters can sail across the Bay to venture into Everglades National Park…all before returning home to watch the sun set on another day in paradise.
This spacious home, set right on the 9th hole of the New Seabury Ocean Course in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a boys’ weekend dream pad. With enough elbow room for all 8 guests to spread out amongst the 2 living areas and 4 well-appointed outdoor spaces, this 4 bedroom/3.5 bath property defies you not to relax and enjoy each other’s company. This home is the perfect blend of comfort and style, both indoors and out. Take a 3-minute stroll to the home’s private beach on Nantucket Sound or borrow a bike or 2 and zip around scenic New Seabury. Don’t forget to fuel up with a lobster roll at Bob’s Seafood Cafe before heading home!
For boys looking to embrace their inner mountaineer, this 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom home in Breckenridge, Colorado has it all. The property is located in a truly prime spot for all 10 guests to enjoy everything the renowned Nordic Center has to offer: whether it’s snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking in the warmer weather months, or just watching the sun cross over Mount Baldy as the cool mountain breezes float your cares away. 2 decks offer getaway space (and grilling) on the 2nd floor, while the covered ground-level patio is the perfect spot to catch a quick nap before gathering to watch the sun set and swap tales of your day’s adventures, modern mountain-man style.
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