guest blog by Marti Mayne
When I want to find B&B special offers, I turn to the B&B directories which list hundreds of packages and B&B offers. Many of the larger B&B online directories offer a place to peruse special packages including BedandBreakfast.com,BBonline.com, ILoveInns.com and BnBFinder.com. While travelers often think there are no deals to be found In New England during fall foliage, these directories list plenty of fabulous deals. Additionally, if you read my Cheaper by the Dozen series, you learned a few tricks of the trade for saving at B&Bs. As we move toward peak foliage in New England, here are a few deals that will persuade you to plan a B&B getaway. Since nothing goes better than a day of leaf peeping than a night at a cozy B&B, check out some of these offers, then book now or forever hold your peep! Be sure to mention these specials while booking.
Note the fine print: Some offers may not be valid for holiday weekends, state and local taxes are not included in rates listed below and special offers may not be combined with other promotions.
Save 30%-40% in Maine’s Highlands: Stay at the Brewster Inn in Dexter, ME and take in gorgeous fall foliage views over lakes and highlands. Stay three nights midweek and save 40% on the third night; stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday and save 30% on your final night off already low prices. Rates range from $69-$139 for two, including buffet breakfast for two.
Hilltop in Newport: Fall foliage comes a little later to Southern New England, making October and even early November the perfect time to enjoy a foliage getaway in Newport, RI. Treat yourself to two nights (Sun-Thurs) at the Hilltop Inn for the price of one from now through November 30, 2009. Enjoy an exceptional full gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, fitness room and off-street parking (a true benefit in Newport). Rates start at $275 nightly. Additionally, stay at any of the thirty or so Newport Inns B&B Association members, like Victorian Ladies Inn,Ivy Lodge, Hydrangea House or Victoria Skylar B&B, and ask about discounted tickets for mansion tours and other Newport museums and attractions.
Dinner and foliage views on the house at Adair Inn in Bethlehem, NH: The 200 stunning acres surrounding Adair Inn are in full color this time of year. Book a three-night fall foliage getaway through October 31, and one three-course dinner is on the house. Additionally, a fruit and cheese platter will be waiting upon arrival, plus a $20 credit on your account can be redeemed for lodging, gift shop or dining charges. Rates start at $195 nightly per couple.
Hit the Artisans Trail in Cape Cod: Take advantage of the two-day Arts & Artisans Trail package at the Candleberry Inn in Brewster, MA, to explore the cultural side of the Cape. This package includes a deluxe room with private bath, full breakfast and afternoon tea for two. Add complimentary admission to the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, along with a $50 gift certificate to the award winning “Scargo Cafe” located across the street from the Museum, too. You’ll receive your own copy of Arts & Artisans Trails of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, a beautiful color guide which allows you to discover over 200 artists’ and artisans’ studios and galleries – on and off the beaten path. All this starting at $370 per couple.
Marti Mayne is dedicated to helping travelers discover the beauty and bonuses of B&Bs. As a travel blogger for Examiner.com, an associate editor for BedandBreakfast.com, and WanderingEducators.com, Marti visits B&Bs to gather insight and share reviews, tips and advice with readers.