Oct252011

B&Bs for Vets free night November 10

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.

Canada Remembrance Day red poppy lapel pin.

The site BetterWaytoStay.com offered B&Bs for Vets instructions I am including here:

Instructions for Vets:

  1. Vets – please contact the inns and B&Bs directly to reserve your room.
  2. Rooms are complimentary for Thursday, November 10, 2011 for vets and one guest; most rooms accommodate two guests only.
  3. Proof of veteran status may be requested.
  4. 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/.

Arkansas

Arsenic and Old Lace B&B, Eureka Springs

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

Hilltop Manor, Hot Springs

California

Emma Nevada House, Nevada City

Colorado

Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, Denver

Connecticut

Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard

Florida

St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine

Georgia

Chanticleer Inn B&B, Lookout Mountain

Glen-Ella Springs Inn, Clarkesville

Beechwood Inn, Clayton

Kentucky

A Storybook Inn, Versailles

Maine

Inn at Sunrise Point, Camden

Captain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport

Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Kennebunkport

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport

Maryland

Savage River Lodge, Frostburg

Wayside Inn, Ellicott City

Brampton Inn, Chestertown

Sandaway-Waterfront Lodging, Oxford

Massachusetts

Captains House Inn, Chatham

The Birchwood Inn, Lenox

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown

Michigan

Inn at Black Star Farms, Sutton’s Bay

Mississippi

Fairview Inn, Jackson

New Jersey

Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood

Mainstay Inn, Cape May

New York

Genesee Country Inn B&B, Mumford-Rochester

Asa Ransom, Clarence

Geneva on the Lake, Geneva

North Carolina

1898 Waverly Inn, Hendersonville

1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon

White Doe Inn, Manteo

The King’s Daughther’s Inn, Durham

Ohio

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan

Whispering Pines B&B, Dellroy

Oregon

WildSpring Guest Habitat, Port Orford

Pennsylvania

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

South Carolina

The Cypress Inn, Conway

Texas

Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle

Vermont

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield

Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast, Brattleboro

Swift House Inn, Middlebury

West Mountain Inn, Arlington

Virginia

Brierley Hill B&B, Lexington

Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg

Washington

Shelburne Inn, Seaview

West Virginia

Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B, Shepherdstown

 

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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