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The Historic Fairfield Inn, located just outside of Gettysburg, PA, has been celebrating the Holidays for over 250 Years! Enjoy music, entertainment, revelry, warm hearths and hearts & delicious cruisine from the 1700's & Civil War 1800's -  CIVIL WAR CAROLING CHRISTMAS, Fri. 12/10 & Sat. 12/11 -  Enjoy the camaraderie of a Civil War Christmas. Celebrate the music of the 19th Century at a time in our History when friends & family & soldiers came together an sang for fun and entertainment. Dine, sit back and watch the show or participate in the Christmas Song sing-a-long.  LORD BALTIMORE'S FEAST OF CHRISTMAS, Fri. 12/17 & Sat. 12/18 -  Leave the hustle & bustle of today's world and join Lord Baltimore's 18th Century Holiday Feast. Although heavily influenced by tradition & cuisine, the Feast recreates the atmosphere of an 18th Century Holiday casting aside much of the pomp & circumstance to highlight the food, fun & fantasy.  $39.95 pp, includes music, entertainment, caroling & Feast!
Valid from 09/21/2010 through 12/19/2010.

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Stay at a bed and breakfast in tree country sometime in the next 4 weeks and come home with a freshly cut tree - picked out and chopped by you and your family.  Around the nation, a few inns are offering specials for a family outing to be remembered for a lifetime.

Canyon Road Inn

This beautifully situated Wisconsin inn has this offer: "Stay us with for two nights or more and cut your own Christmas Tree at Snowshoe Valley Tree Farm for free. No other discounts or specials can be used in conjunction with this special."
From Moosehead Lodge we received notice of this this Supper & Breakfast package to shore you up for your dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing winter adventures.

Spend a cozy winter weekend at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake and let us pamper you. Enjoy special winter room rates, Supper each night and 2-course hearty breakfasts. Complete concierge services are available to schedule your dog sledding adventure, snowmobiling trip, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and more.

For more on Bed and Breakfasts and dog sledding go here or visit bed and breakfasts on in northern states and provinces.
Traveler's Rest in Montezuma, Georga has always had an avid following from its guests so it was fun to read this comment about Adele's dinner offerings and the guests who totally trust her selections for thelm.

J. Kurtz wrote about his recent stay,  "This is the 2nd time my wife and I have stayed at the Traveler's Rest B&B in Montezuma, GA. Now as a man I appreciate the clean and comfortable rooms, but what I really love is innkeeper Adele's personality and her cooking! Adele brings a depth of international flavor to both her ocnversation and cooking. Both times we have stayed we have chosen the dinner option and both times we have let Adele make whatever she felt inspired to make. And both times we were richly rewarded wit great meals, and I consider myself a pretty good gourmet cook. We wil stay at Traveler's Rest again!"

Consider asking your innkeeper to provide private dining for you if you note - they have a cookbook, gorgeous food shots on their website, offer cooking classes to guests or if they write about food in an innkeeper blog. You will feel like royalty and will still be talking about it years from now! 
Two Meeting Street Inn, one of Charleston's venerable inn is offering several packages that will create a lifetime of memories for travelers. Our favorites:

Heritage Passport Package:  Two nights in a beautifully appointed luxurious guestroom in the Queen Anne Victorian mansion built in 1890. 
Ride on the Carta Trolley through the historic Charleston district with two all day passes

Enjoy two tickets for two days for Charleston's Heritage Passport including entry into the following:

The Gibbes Museum of Art 
The Charleston Museum
Drayton Hall Plantation
Middleton Place Plantation
The Aiken-Rhett House
The Edmonston-Alston House
The Heyward-Washington House
The Joseph Manigault House
The Nathaniel Russell House

Available anytime in any of our 9 luxury guestrooms for an additional $119

La Dolce Vita Package
 Sip a complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco presented in a silver ice bucket accompanied by two keepsake long stemmed champagne flutes with the Inn's signature logo.
Feel the breeze while a bicycle rickshaw ride takes you to and from dinner or perhaps a Spoleto event. Visit Bin 152, Charleston's newest wine bar. For your enjoyment, this package includes a $40 gift certificate to enjoy wine, cheese or charcuterie. 

Available anytime in any of our 9 luxury guestrooms for an additional $75.

For great bed and breakfast specials visit the Specials Tab on

900 Inns Offer Free Rooms to Vets

More than 900 inns are participating in the WVBBA program B&Bs For Vets launching Nov. 10th   The 900 inns, representing 2700 free rooms donated,  are the founding inns of the brand new program started this past summer by Kathleen Panek, innkeeper of Gillum House in W.V.

A plethora of publicity has materialized and some inns reported having their rooms claimed within 3 days of joining the program. At an average of $125 per room, this represents over $325,000.00 of revenue donated to active members of the military or veterans who served previously. Most of the inns are already planning to repeat the program in 2011.


One of the earlierst responses Panek received about the program was:  Ms. Panek,    "Thank you for your thoughtful gift to veterans on Veterans Day.  My wife and I usually stay in pretty upscale hotels when we travel, but because of your kindness to my fellow veterans, we are going to start looking at B&B's.  I hope many people do."


The overwhelming response from the military and veterans was, "thank you for thinking of us."

Bed & Breakfast Coupons

We have thousands of fans of the guidebook, Bed & Breakfast and Country Inns  - now in its 22nd edition, who have purchased more than 2 1/2 million copies and enjoyed the Free Night coupon carried inside. The book is filled with historic inns, lodges, country estates, urban inns, farmhouses and B&Bs of every shape, architectural style and size. Here's a comment received this week from a frequent user.

"We have bought the American Historic Inns, Bed and Breakfast and Country Inns books for the past 10 years - possibly longer. We just love them and have gotten a few of our friends hooked on them also. We have visited many states we wouldn't have without the free night certificate and it makes a great getaway with friends more enjoyable not having to worry about paying for a second night or where to go for breakfast. We have met many interesting people at the different inns we have stayed in and look forward to many more years of touring the US with our B&B books." 
Pat Johnson,St. Louis, MO

The book may be found on Amazon or, the American Historic Inn website. .

Gandi'sHome to Become B&B in Johannesburg

The house where Gandhi developed the concept of satyagraha a century ago is being restored, expanded and transformed into a unique B&B - a haven of peace in a busy Joburg suburb. The house was bought by Voyageurs du Monde, a French travel company, in September 2009, and the new owner intends turning the renamed Satyagraha House into "a unique project never accomplished anywhere in the world", according to Fabrice Dabouineau, the group's Africa director. It will be a bed and breakfast, where people will be able to explore Gandhi's principles.

Designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach - Gandhi's great friend and supporter - it was called The Kraal because it combined African elements in a European dwelling, The men shared the two rondavels on and off between 1908 and 1911.  See article by Loraine Kearney

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