NEW YORK - Here's a unique way to jumpstart a new career or hobby: Take a class while staying at a bed-and-breakfast.
Many B&Bs and inns offer introductory courses and private or group sessions.
At Cedar Gables Inn in Napa, Calif., you can cook alongside a master chef. The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Niantic, Conn., offers a package called "The Artist 'Inn' You" that includes a two-night stay, a private art class, dinner for two at a local restaurant and a matted scenic print of the inn. Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast in Sandwich, Mass., offers a "Restorative Yoga Weekend" special where a registered and certified yoga instructor will lead a 75-minute session in one of four types of yoga.
To see what other classes are offered at bed-and-breakfasts around the United States, go to http://www.bnbfinder.com and look on the "Specials" page.