Continuing in our series about ways to save on B&B getaways, we present tip #4. However, before going on to it, I thought I should mention that I toured B&Bs this weekend and was delighted to find at each lovely inn where I stayed, I was offered a complimentary glass of wine, along with a fresh cheese platter (at Jacob Hill Inn), fresh baked cookies (at Inn at Harbor Hill Marina and Jacob Hill Inn), and fresh fruit and chocolates. I am always amazed at the added value offered at B&Bs; benefits that would add up to as much as $180 at expensive hotels.
Tip # 4: Bring your own wine. Rather than going out to bars, where drinks can total as much as $20, bring your own wine or cocktails and enjoy them in the privacy of your room or perhaps on a scenic porch overlooking a beautiful view.