Happy New Year to all BedandBreakfast.com blog readers. We're delighted to welcome in the new year with encouragement to continue traveling to your favorite B&Bs, along with some enticements to try a few new ones. Whether your January travel plans involve skiing, surfing, or post-holiday relaxation, BedandBreakfast.com offers packages and incentives for winter getaways. We know that you are are fed up with hotel charges of $5 for a bottle of water, $7 for a phone call, and are looking for the valuable money-saving bonuses that B&Bs offer. BedandBreakfast.com recently surveyed more than 5,200 innkeepers and heard from almost 1,400 of them about B&B amenities, ranging from free local and long distance phone calls to complimentary afternoon refreshments, wine and cheese, and/or evening desserts.
Inn travelers also save with free parking, free Wi-Fi, and tip-free bellhop and concierge services like restaurant reservations and insider sightseeing advice. Add in a $50 Ski and Surf Vacation Bonus from BedandBreakfast.com for a two-night online reservation, and it's clear that B&B bonuses can add up to savings of hundreds of dollars on an unforgettable winter getaway. In fact, BedandBreakfast.com estimates the following savings when you book a two-night B&B getaway:
- Free breakfasts for two daily (all B&Bs): $50
- Free Wi-Fi access and/or guest computers (nearly 90% of B&Bs): $20
- Free afternoon refreshments, wine and cheese and/or evening dessert for two (94% of B&Bs): $40
- Tip-free help with luggage and concierge services (over 65% of B&Bs): $10
- Free local telephone calls (75% of B&Bs) plus free long distance calls $10
- Free parking (over 95% of B&Bs): Up to $50
- Total savings for the two day stay is $180. Include the $50 BedandBreakfast.com online booking bonus and save $230 for a two-night stay!
Many BedandBreakfast.com members also add value with packages, and suddenly the economic reasons to avoid travel disappear. A quick search through thousands of packages offered on BedandBreakfast.com reveals the following Editor’s Picks for winter packages, listed in alpha-order by state. Packages not valid with other promotional offers, and may not be offered during MLK weekend or Presidents’ Week.
The Butler House, Mankato, MN: All rooms are specially priced at $99 from January 3 to February 10th, 2009. Stay one night and receive a surprise gift from your innkeeper; stay two nights and get a $10 gas card.
Albemarle Inn, Asheville, NC: Travelers looking for post-holiday relaxation can chill with savings of 30 to 50 percent. Bronze-level rooms start at $100/night, silver rooms are $125 per night and platinum rooms top out at $175 per night through January (excluding January 18-19), including down-filled comforters, enticing parlor fires, and gourmet breakfasts.
Covered Bridge House, Glen, NH: Stay two midweek nights and receive two lift tickets honored at any of the seven Mt Washington Valley ski resorts or two trail passes, group lesson and equipment rental good at any one of six Mt. Washington Valley Nordic centers, absolutely free. After a vigorous day on the slopes, return to the inn for a relaxing soak in the hot tub under the stars. This package includes two night’s lodging (Sunday - Thursday), two full country breakfasts daily, and two lift tickets for only $198 for two people through April 1, 2009 (excluding February 14-22, 2009).
The Craftsman Bed and Breakfast, Storm City, OR: Take advantage of the midweek special. Stay two nights, Sunday through Thursday for the price of one. Cuddle up warm inside while the high winds, blowing surf and waves crashing into the Cape Kiwanda offer pure excitement that Oregonians look forward to every year.
Australian Walkabout B&B, Lancaster, PA: During January and February, stay for one midweek (Sun-Thurs) night and get the second for only $20.09. Take advantage of in-house massage options, complimentary beverages, a DVD library and whirlpool tubs to relax and rejuvenate this winter.
There's no reason to let winter keep you inside. Book a two-night B&B getaway on BedandBreakfast.com and start the new year out right with some "chillaxing".