Archive for the ‘Bed and Breakfast Specials’ Category

Join Anne Hathaways Cottage For Garden Week In Virginia

March 11th, 2011 by Mariah

Virginia holds its annual Garden Week April 16-23 this year. What a great way to see Spring at its finest in the Shenandoah Valley!

Make Staunton your headquarters and see 3 or 4 days of open houses and gardens. If you start April 16th you can do Staunton’s Garden Day and then on the Sunday Charlottesville has their day, with a special talk on Monday evening at Monticello.

During the day on Monday you can do the Leesburg Garden Day and if you have any energy left, Tuesday is Fredericksburg’s Garden Day. These are all within a reasonable driving distance from Staunton.

Anne Hathaway’s is offering a special rate of $119 per night for a 2 night stay or stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night half off.

Call today 540-885-8885 or go to to book online.

For complete Garden Week schedule:

For tickets and tour book:

The Beall Mansion Winter Special!

January 16th, 2011 by Mariah

The Beall Mansion Winter Special in Alton Illinois!

Eagle Watching Getaways

Each year between Christmas and the end of February Alton, Illinois is host to the largest concentration of American Bald Eagles outside of Alaska.

You owe it to yourself to come and enjoy these majestic creatures while being pampered in the turn-of-the century elegance of The BEALL MANSION. Stay two or more nights and SAVE!


Alton, IL Eagle Watching Tour

Your choice of three different Eagle Tours . . .

Limo Eagle Tour

You will feel like royalty on a 3 Hour Tour as you are chauffeured around in a Luxurious, Limousine. Includes Chauffeur, Color TV AM/FM/CD Player, and Privacy Divider. Gratuity included. Available Dec. 25 – Feb 28.

Limo Eagle Watching Getaway
$459 to 569 & up
SAVE! additional nights $159 to $269

Motor Coach / Trolley Eagle Tour

Tour for two in comfort aboard a warm Trolley or Motor Coach. Includes Professional Narration and use of Spotting Scopes. Select either a 6 1/2 half hour A Day In Eagle Country or 45 to 75 minute Sample of Eagle Country tour. Click hyperlinks for tour dates and info.
Motor Coach/Trolley Eagle Watching Getaway
$179 to $379 & up
SAVE! additional nights $159 to $269

Self Guided Eagle Tour

Set out on your own personal eagle watching adventure—at your own time and at your own pace. Includes a Map of the best eagle viewing spots, “Eagles” souvenir, and Deneen Pottery® BEALL MANSION collectors coffee mug to keep as a memento of your stay. Available Dec. 25 – Feb 28.
Self Guided Eagle Watching Getaway
$159 to $269 up
SAVE! additional nights $159 to $269

Award Winning Alton Lodging

Rates also include . . .

Accommodations at The BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast

Complimentary glass of Champagne or Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Beverage

Turn Down Service on arrival

Bucket of Ice in your room when you arrive

Belgian Chocolates on your bed each night

His & Hers Plush Monogrammed Robes (also available for purchase)


Pillow Menu – Self serve Continental Breakfast or optional Gourmet Breakfast in Bed (or the formal dining room)

Daily Maid Service

All rate plans include:

Concierge Service
24 Hour “All You Can Eat” Chocolate Buffet
24 Hour Hot Beverage Service
Optional complimentary Narrated Tour of the first floor
Express Check-Out

Please book early to avoid being disappointed. Call (618) 474-9100 or Toll Free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).

Bay View Bed and Breakfast on Mackinac Island

December 16th, 2010 by Mariah

Bay View Bed and Breakfast on Mackinac Island

Gift Certificates are the Perfect Gift this Holiday Season!

Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone on your list that has everything? Looking for the perfect destination for the friend or family member that deserves a getaway weekend? If so, then treat them with a stay at Bay View!

Our personalized Gift Certificate makes an impressive presentation as a full 8 1/2″ x 11″ document, inserted into a gold-trimmed presentation folder. A perfect gift for any family, friends, or special clients.

Only 10 days until Christmas!

There’s still time to have your gift certificate in hand by Christmas, but don’t delay! We can even do overnight and same day delivery orders (Call for details).

Order Online

or Call Us at (906) 847-3295

Wait, we’re sweetening the deal!

When you order any Gift Certificate throughout the month of December, you’ll also receive a free half-pound of Murdick’s Mackinac Island Fudge either to keep for yourself or give away as well!

And, there’s more!

Our 5 Pound bag of coffee comes with five holiday bags so that you share it with family and friends. If you order a 5 Pound bag of coffee during the month of December, we’ll include a free half-pound of Murdick’s Mackinac Island Fudge!

We hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at Bay View in the near future.

Fall Decorating Ideas!

October 21st, 2010 by Mariah

Autumn gardens are filled with the makings for bouquets and arrangements that can be placed outside or, when it turns cooler and the holidays approach, brought inside for a centerpiece. Try an arrangement with the following late-blooming flowers, vegetables, berries, fruits, and leaves:




Sunflowers, asters, dahlias, zinnias, hydrangeas, September flower, sage, autumn bugbane


Vegetables and herbs


Pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, peppers, winter wheat, dill, sage


Berries and fruits


Cranberries, beautyberries, nandina, baneberries, porcelain berries, crabapples, blue cohosh berries, apples, pomegranates, mandarin oranges




Colorful leaves from trees such as maple, oak, and magnolia; bushes such as viburnum and burning bush; or vines such as grape leaves and porcelain vine.

Hollow out the pumpkins, gourds, apples, peppers, or squash to create a natural vase for the other items, or cradle the goods in a basket or bowl. You can create a more formal arrangement by using only one type of flower, or combine different flowers, berries, and leaves to create a mixed bouquet in the spirit of the bountiful fall season.

Honeysuckle Acres Bed & Breakfast

October 18th, 2010 by Mariah

Honeysuckle Acres in Winnsboro, SC
Shaggin’! Shag is the official state dance of South Carolina. Learn from Lynn and Jimmy Douglas, professional dance instructors. Basic Shag with a flair. Whether you’re a first timer or an experienced Shagger with beach music in your heart come have fun with us. We will literally roll up the rug in our forty-foot ballroom for a two hour lesson. Price includes a two-hour lesson, dessert or hors d’oeuvres, complimentary glass of wine or beer, beautiful room and a gourmet breakfast in the morning.

Honeysuckle Acres Bed & Breakfast
“A Bed & Breakfast”
70 Honeysuckle Lane
Winnsboro, SC. 29180
Harold & Patricia Frish

Rates: $100-$115 USD
Rooms: 3

Phone: 1-803-635-7583
Toll Free: 1-800-387-1112

Songwriter Show at Balsam Mountain Inn

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Show this Thursday October 14, 2010 at The Balsam Mountain Inn



You will find at this show, writers of songs for the likes of Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, and many others. This Thursday, October 14th 2010 the Balsam Mountain Inn will host a “Songwriters in-the-round” dinner show featuring Wood Newton and Todd Cerney, both from Nashville Tennessee.



Call for Tickets — Tickets for the show are “All inclusive” for $39 per person



This pricing includes the Show; Dinner, beverage, tax, tip. Wine, beer, and ABC drinks may be purchased at table.



Buffet starts at 6pm, show at 7:30 – Seating every 15 minutes.




The Balsam Mountain Inn is located just off U.S. Hwy. 23/74 between Waynesville and Sylva, about 40 miles west of Asheville. – 10 minutes from Sylva and Waynesville.



For Information and TICKETS Call (800) 224-9498

Fall and Thanksgiving at Craignair Inn

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Fall Foliage: Historically, the best time to see the fall colors in Mid-Coast Maine is mid-October! Stay 2 nights during the week (Sunday through Thursday) and get one night free until November 18.



Fall Foliage Special



Thanksgiving: Reserve dinner on Thanksgiving Day and a room to stay the night, receive a second night’s stay for half price! A full breakfast will be served both mornings. Book soon! Limited space is available in the Inn.




Happy Thanksgiving! Come celebrate Thanksgiving at Craignair Inn! We will be open from noon-6pm serving the set menu below. Please call ahead for reservations. The menu is $40 per person, excluding alcoholic beverages. We are fully licensed and will have a nice selection of wine to accompany your dinner.


Dinner and Accomodation packages are available. Please call for details. 207-594-7644




Craignair Inn“A Country Inn”5 Third StSpruce Head, ME. 04859

Innkeepers: Neva Joseph



Rates: $74-$162 USD



Rooms: 20



Phone: (207) 594-7644



Toll Free: 1-800-320-9999

Thanksgiving at Willows Inn on Lummi Island

October 11th, 2010 by Mariah

Join us for Thanksgiving!



This year we will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, in 6 courses. We are raising our own heirloom turkeys for this occasion: Narragansetts (the brown birds) and Bourbon Reds (black and white birds). These are small, super flavorful turkeys that, unlike modern American Bronzes, will not keep growing larger, but will get more flavorful. We will have a single seating at 5 pm. The cost is $85, exclusive of wine, tax and tip. Tables of 8 and smaller only.




The Willows Inn

“A Bed & Breakfast”


2579 West Shore Dr


Lummi Island, WA. 98262




Rates: $165-$350 USD


Rooms: 8


Phone: 360-758-2620


Toll Free: 888-294-2620


Fax: 360-758-7399

What can online marketers learn from the social media experience of the travel industry?

September 10th, 2010 by Mariah

What can online marketers learn from the social media experience of the travel industry?



Truly challenging market conditions have forced the Travel Industry to look for ways to differentiate themselves from their competition and build brand loyalty. A great example of an industry that has learned it can’t stay in the same old place when it comes to staying ahead in marketing.



- Social media has moved well beyond casual friend-to-friend connections into the realm of legitimate usage as an important communications channel for business.



- Adding social media to the media mix is a good strategic move for a time-sensitive, highly competitive business, where it can be used to disseminate late-breaking news and make last-minute offers.



- Using social media for its generational appeal – to reach a younger demographic that’s more socially connected – is smart, but not to the exclusion of other media that may have broader applications to diverse age groups. It’s important to know your audience and utilize the specific media channels that they embrace.



- Figuring out ways to leverage location-based services, if they’re relevant to your business, can create new opportunities to drive customers and their friends to local establishments.

Enjoy A Kidcation at First Farm Inn!

September 9th, 2010 by Mariah

Family Horseback Riding Lessons at First Farm Inn


First Farm Inn offers family horseback rides for riders over the age of 5 and under 225 pounds. Our big Treetops room is ideal for a family of four and a cot can be added to accommodate a fifth child. Horsemanship at First Farm Inn includes learning to think like a horse, groom, saddle, mount and ride. Practice in the riding arena, demonstrate your leadership ability to your horse, then go on to ride up and down the hills and through the woods.


Riding lessons with instructor Jen Warner will increase awareness of how your body works, your balance and posture as well as how horses think and why they do what they do.



A variety of happy, healthy horses give rides at First Farm Inn, just off I-275 at the Petersburg exit. While the Spotted Draft, Appaloosas, Morgan mix, Thoroughbred, and Arab mix have three conventional gaits, a Tennessee Walker and Kentucky Mountain pony demonstrate the running walk and the fox trot. Both English and Western tack is available in a variety of sizes.



Warner has taught for 12 years using the principals of centered riding and safety standards of the Certified Horsemanship Association after riding and training for more than 40 years. She strives to ensure each session is fun for riders while ensuring they are safe and balanced. Lessons integrate classical dressage, Western riding, common sense, and martial arts principles.



Riding is offered year-round. Lessons are rescheduled for weather issues.



For more information, call 859-586-0199.



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Enjoy A Kidcation At Hill Farm Inn!

September 6th, 2010 by Mariah

Here at Hill Farm Inn, we pride ourselves on being a family friendly B&B. Kids (and grownups!) love visiting our farm animals (horse, sheep, goats, pot-bellied pigs, chickens and a couple of barn cats). We also have several miles of nature trails along the Battenkill River, play equipment, a game closet, and a great seelction of kid’s videos. We have a number of rooms, suites and cabins that can accommodate families, some even have kitchens. We look forward to hosting your next Kidcation at Hill Farm Inn!

Hill Farm Inn
“A Bed & Breakfast”
458 Hill Farm Road
Arlington, VT. 05250

Lisa and Al

Rates: $110-$250 USD
Rooms: 15

Phone: 802-375-2269
Toll Free: 800-882-2545
Fax: 802-375-9918

Rated 5.0: Wonderful stay. Lovely large room in historic building, great breakfast, friendly innkeepers, and absolutely beautiful grounds. Loved it!

Email Us With Your Fall Specials and Events!

August 19th, 2010 by Mariah

Wednesday, September 22 marks the first day of fall. Now is the time to start making potential guests aware of any specials or events you will be running, such as annual fall festivals. Many travelers are just now starting to look at their fall travel options, and may be influenced to visit your area if the price is right.

Email Denee at with your Fall Spotlight Events and Specials, and we will post them in our “Fall into Autumn” Blog, that will be featured in the month of September.

Music and Food New Orleans Style

August 9th, 2010 by Mariah

Music and Food!

You know how much we love our food and our music here in NOLA – we’ll August has an array of festivals dedicated to one or the other!

The Mamou Cajun Music Festival takes place August 13 – 14, 2010. This weekend includes traditional Cajun music, sack race, guinea chase, egg-throwing and arm-wrestling contests, greased-pole climbing, boudin-eating.

Le Cajun Music Awards Show and Festival takes place on August 20-21, 2010, at the Cade Community Center in Cade, La. The Cajun French Music Association presents Cajun music, dancing, crafts, food and CFMA Music Awards.

The Delcambre Shrimp Festival will be on August 18 – 22, 2010. Enjoy rides, food, bands, shrimp cook-off, water fights, dancing, blessing of the fleet.

The Gueydan Duck Festival will be Aug 26 – 29, 2010. This event includes rides, crafts, parades, skeet shoots, dog trials, duck-calling contest, Cajun food and music.

If none of this hits you just right – there are many, many more festivals to consider. Check out this great list.

St. Augustine

July 29th, 2010 by Mariah

St. Augustine, the nation’s oldest city, also holds the distinction of being one of the nation’s most charming. Known as the “Ancient City,” Saint Augustine is located between North East and Central East Florida and is convenient to Jacksonville, Orlando, and Daytona airports. North Florida boasts a year-round mild climate perfect for strolling Saint Augustine’s delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, unique shops and bed-and-breakfast inns. Here are a few of our favorite places to stay while in St. Augustine:






Bayfront Westcott House
“A bed and breakfast”
146 Avenida Menendez
Saint Augustine, FL. 32084


Romantic, peaceful, elegant inn located on the bay in the historic district of beautiful St. Augustine. Enjoy the site of sailboats, dolphin, and horse drawn carriages as you sip complementary wine/beer on our Victorian Porches. The only St. Augustine bed and breakfast that is on the bay, in walking distance to restaurants, galleries, museums, nightspots, yet a block away from the nearest traffic and noisy establishments. We now offer a wedding, business retreat, reunion, event venue close by, on the water with magnificent bay views. Room for tents, dance floors, and play areas around the in-ground poos and the fishing docks. Wrap around porches on three floors, meeting rooms, dining area, play room with pool table, sports TV, seating area, and bar. Four guest rooms/baths are also available at Bayfront Mansion House, a victorian, antique filled venue. Overflow guests can stay in the inns.








Southern Wind Inn B&B
“A Bed and Breakfast”
18 Cordova St.
Saint Augustine, FL. 32084


Come stay with us! Enjoy “Southern Wind’s” gracious turn of the century atmosphere. This St. Augustine Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn is built of coquina masonry with columns and verandas that accent her personality of gracious southern elegance and casual relaxation. Passing horse-drawn carriages contribute to the ambiance of a bygone era.

Enjoy our full breakfast served on vintage china in either the formal dining room or on one of our spacious verandas.

“Southern Wind Inn” bed and breakfast has retained all its original architectural charm while offering you the contemporary comforts of central air, king and queen size beds, cable TV and private baths. Each bedroom is beautifully appointed with period furnishings and antiques reminiscent of the Flagler era.






The Cedar House Inn
“A Bed and Breakfast”
79 Cedar Street
Saint Augustine, FL. 32084


Capture romantic moments in historic St. Augustine, Florida at the restored 1893 Victorian Home of Jack and Mylene Martin. At The Cedar House Inn bed and breakfast, the emphasis is on hospitality and elegant surroundings with a personal atmosphere. Pamper yourself and enjoy a refreshment on the veranda, soak in the outdoor jacuzzi or just relax by the fire place sipping a fine Port and meeting your fellow guests.

Beauty, location, and personality describes this top rated 7 room 1893 home located within walking distance of restaurants, shops and historic sites. Full gourmet breakfasts served in the newly redocarated dinning room or weather permitting, outdoor on the veranda. AAA 3 Diamond rated.

Summer Specials

July 26th, 2010 by Mariah

Gramercy Mansion in Baltimore, MD.

August Room of the Month: Tudor

We asked and you told us your favorites! Since we have recently featured both the Camelot Room and Cassatt Suite (your top two!), we went with the Tudor Room for August. The charming private porch leading to the shade gardens, is perfect for an evening glass of wine or a quiet morning cup of coffee. Indulge in a soak in the double whirlpool tub and relax in the comfort of the king-sized canopy bed. Tudor Room regular rate: $275.00 August special rate: $175 (Available Sunday – Thursday) Enter promo code AUG10 or mention special for discounted rate.

Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast in Saugatuck, MI.

Charter Fishing

Bed and Breakfast and Charter Fishing Looking for the ultimate experience in Saugatuck fishing charters? Sherwood Forest B&B is offering an extraordinary package that includes some awesome lodging plus some great fishing with Best Chance Charters, Saugatuck, Michigan’s premiere fishing experts. For years, the Saugatuck port has provided some of the best salmon, trout, perch, and walleye fishing within the Great Lakes region. Whether you’re a novice who wants special attention or an experienced angler who is looking for more of a hands-on trip, their professional staff is prepared to help make your Saugatuck fishing charter experience a highlight of your visit. Here are the details: you’ll get 1 or 2 nights at Sherwood Forest B&B plus a fishing trip on Lake Michigan and some awesome bragging rights when you return home. The cost runs from $608 to $985, depending on the time of year and the room. For more info or to book this package, call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.


Chateau Inn and Suites in Spring Lake, NJ

Summer Midweek Getaway

Arrive on a Sunday or Monday for a four night midweek stay and receive our Signature Continental Breakfast for two each morning, Beach and Pool Passes and a $60 gift certificate to area dining. Four night package rates start at just $876.

L’Auberge Provencale in White Post, VA

American Hero!

American Hero Specials If you are an active military, police, firefighter or other first responders you are eligible to receive an automatic 20% discount on weekday rooms and Suites (Monday thru Thursday). Weekends we will be happy to extend a 10% discount. We thank you all for keeping us safe and for your service. L’Auberge Provencale is a special place to renew your relationships, rejuvenate and relax.