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Free Stay For Military on Veterans Day

July 17th, 2010 by Mariah

B&Bs and Inns are providing free rooms on Wednesday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day, November 11, to honor servicemen and women currently serving or who have previously served their country. Properties that are participating in the program are listed here. The program was started in 2009 by the West Virginia B&B Association (formerly called MABB) and this year has expanded to include over 30 states, a Canadian province and more than 150 Inns.

Reservations need to be made directly with the participating Inns and B&Bs. “We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces”, says Kathleen Panek, owner of the Gillum House in Shinnston, WV. “These are some trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night’s rest is our way to say, thank you.” A valid Military or VA ID will be required for each reservation. For more information contact Kathleen at 304-592-0177 or via email at

Each B&B is making at least one room available on the night of Wednesday, November 10 (only) to active and retired military personnel. Availability is limited, so Inns may not have a specific room listed for the promotion and once the available rooms are booked, the B&B may not be able to provide another free room.

Innkeepers who would like to participate in the program can sign up here.

Salute Our Troops in the Month of May

April 14th, 2010 by Mariah

Salute Our Troops in the Month of May

Many bed and breakfast owners on Virginia’s Eastern Shore are hosting a “Salute Our Troops” event in honor of Memorial Day during the month of May 2010. More than two dozen participating lodging properties (seasonal rentals and boutique inns are also participating) are offering a total of 50 free one-night stays to active military personnel as a tribute to their military service.To be eligible, military personnel need only provide proof of active service when they arrive at the lodging property. Only people with active status military will qualify. The entry deadline is April 16. For more information and to submit an entry, visit the Salute Our Troops page at the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission’s web site. are two of our favorite Inn’s that are participating:Channel Bass Inn in Chincoteague, VA.This impressive house was built in 1892 as a private home. In the 1920’s, the house was expanded and transformed into The Channel Bass Inn. Today the Channel Bass Inn offers surprisingly elegant accommodations for your stay on Chincoteague. The inn is smoke-free and peaceful. The guestrooms are spacious and quiet – no two rooms share a common wall! Most rooms have a king or queen bed with a comfortable sitting area for reading and relaxing. There is a distant view of Chincoteague Bay from some of the rooms.Come and enjoy our islands! The nearby Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore offer hours of enjoyment for bicyclists, hikers, birdwatchers, and sunbathers.Colonial Manor in Mount Vernon, VALocated in the historic town of Onancock, a short stroll to the Onancock Creek and Onancock Wharf. Enjoy all of the beauty and activities the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean offer. Whether you care to take a ferry to Tangier Island, a Chesapeake Bay Tour, go charter fishing, kayaking, bike riding, bird watching or simply sit back and relax, the Eastern Shore of Virginia has it all.