B&Bs for Vets is a program in its fourth year offering military veterans in the USA and Canada a free night on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at a participating B&B in honor of November 11, Veterans Day. Last year over 900 B&Bs participated.
I am passing this promotion on to eligible readers who might still be able to find an available room. Looking through a few B&B websites and some Google searches indicates many of the participating B&Bs had one or two rooms allocated for this offer and these were booked a month ago. B&B owner forums indicate once this promotion is publicized in a local news article the rooms go within a day for that area.
In Canada there is a website for participating B&Bs at bbcanada.com. Remembrance Day was a major deal when I was in Vancouver three years ago for the holiday, unlike the US where Veterans Day tends to be overlooked and often goes unrecognized as a holiday by the general public. In Canada the red poppy honors and symbolizes the sacrifice of so many.
The site BetterWaytoStay.com offered B&Bs for Vets instructions I am including here:
Instructions for Vets:
- Vets – please contact the inns and B&Bs directly to reserve your room.
- Rooms are complimentary for Thursday, November 10, 2011 for vets and one guest; most rooms accommodate two guests only.
- Proof of veteran status may be requested.
- Vets – please note no fees will be charged for a reserved one-night veteran’s stay but a credit card may be required to book your stay. Credit card or cash may be accepted for add-ons and additional nights. While policies vary from inn to inn, the full rate may be charged if the complimentary room night is not occupied or not canceled in a timely manner according to the inn’s standard reservation practices or cancellation period set for this special event. Please be considerate if your plans change; most inns will have a waiting list for their complimentary rooms, and a proper cancellation will always be filled with a fellow deserving vet.
Here are details I received from Select Registry Inns on their participating B&Bs in 24 states for the B&Bs for Vets offer.
Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America joins B&B For Vets to honor the men and women of the armed forces with an offer of complimentary accommodations, Thurs., Nov. 10, the night before Veterans Day. This year, Select Registry inns in 24 states across the U.S. have signed on to mark the day of observance by providing complimentary rooms to service members. Many of these properties are including other perks too like discounts on spa services, dining and local activities.
Last year, more than 900 properties across North America participated in B&B For Vets, a program conceived in 2008. The free night’s stay is good for active and retired members of the armed forces. To participate, service members must show a valid military or Veterans Administration ID. Inns are offering one or more complimentary rooms available to vets and one guest on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the military should contact B&Bs directly to reserve their room.
Below is the current list of participating Select Registry Inns. For more information, visit http://www.Selectregistry.com/.
Arsenic and Old Lace B&B, Eureka Springs
Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs
Hilltop Manor, Hot Springs
Emma Nevada House, Nevada City
Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, Denver
Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard
St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine
Chanticleer Inn B&B, Lookout Mountain
Glen-Ella Springs Inn, Clarkesville
Beechwood Inn, Clayton
A Storybook Inn, Versailles
Inn at Sunrise Point, Camden
Captain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Kennebunkport
Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport
Savage River Lodge, Frostburg
Wayside Inn, Ellicott City
Brampton Inn, Chestertown
Sandaway-Waterfront Lodging, Oxford
Captains House Inn, Chatham
The Birchwood Inn, Lenox
Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown
Inn at Black Star Farms, Sutton’s Bay
Fairview Inn, Jackson
Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood
Mainstay Inn, Cape May
Genesee Country Inn B&B, Mumford-Rochester
Asa Ransom, Clarence
Geneva on the Lake, Geneva
1898 Waverly Inn, Hendersonville
1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon
White Doe Inn, Manteo
The King’s Daughther’s Inn, Durham
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan
Whispering Pines B&B, Dellroy
WildSpring Guest Habitat, Port Orford
King’s Cottage, Lancaster
The Beechmont Inn B&B, Hanover
The Lafayette Inn, Easton
Inn at Twin Linden, Churchtown
Reynolds Mansion, Bellefonte
The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope
The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong
The Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown
The Cypress Inn, Conway
Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle
The Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield
Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast, Brattleboro
Swift House Inn, Middlebury
West Mountain Inn, Arlington
Brierley Hill B&B, Lexington
Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg
Shelburne Inn, Seaview
Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B, Shepherdstown