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Families love the hospitality of B&Bs, and innkeepers offer special rates to welcome children

The family that plays together stays together, and no one knows the importance of family vacation memories better than innkeepers. This winter, offers a dozen choices of unforgettable vacation options for families who love the outdoors and each other. Unless otherwise specified, rates are double occupancy (per couple) and do not include applicable sales taxes and gratuities. Listings are in alphabetical order by state.

Tyron Farm Guest House, Michigan City, IN: Enjoy a rural farm setting, complete with sledding, cross-country skiing and complimentary hot chocolate beside the bonfire. All rooms cost $65 per night, representing a 50 percent discount, January-March 15. Children of all ages stay free in their parent's room, and pets are welcome for an additional $10. Info: 219-879-3618,

1886 House, Chesterfield, MA: Families are welcome at this New England country farmhouse, high on a ridge top. Stay two nights and take advantage of the winter special - 15 percent off rates of $85-130. Families are easily accommodated in two rooms with a shared bath. Info: 413-296-0223,

Meadows Inn B&B, New Bern, NC: Stay in "Granny's Attic," a two-room family suite, and you'll feel like you've returned to a favorite place. The Family Fun Package includes two nights in the Family Suite, four tickets to either Tyron Place or the 90-minute trolley tour, plus a $25 gift certificate to the Cow Caf?, a bovine themed family restaurant, all for $306 per family of four. Children of all ages welcome. Info: 877-551-1776,

Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH: Stay in beautiful Mt. Washington Valley overlooking a spectacular view of the tallest peak in the Northeast, and cash in on the Winter Wonderland Dine-and-Stay Package for $199 per person (double occupancy). The package includes two nights' accommodations, breakfast each morning, and a four-course candlelit dinner each night. Children of all ages are welcome at an additional fee of $59 for the two nights when they stay in their parents' room. Creative children's entr?e choices are available, too. Add a third night for $49 per person. Info: 800-447-4345,

Take it for Granite Farm B&B, Wilmot, NH: Ask for the Winter Snow Fun Family Getaway, specially priced with a 10 percent discount. Two-night packages start at $214 including lodging, breakfast, hot chocolate for the kids and more. Children are $25 each per night; one child under 5 stays free with each family. Discounted ski lift tickets are available for nearby Ragged Mountain, along with sledding on the property and skating in the village nearby. Info: 877-864-1496,

The Jefferson Inn of Ellicottville, Ellicottville, NY: Families with children of all ages are welcomed in the inn's two efficiency units. Take advantage of family-friendly Holiday Valley and Holimont ski areas nearby, a dozen restaurants and much more, then return for an apr?s-ski dip in the inn's hot tub. Two- to five-day midweek (Sun-Thurs) ski packages start at $99 per person per night including lift tickets, accommodations and picnic lunch through March 2006. Discounted children's rates, too. No need to leave Fido behind; the efficiencies are dog-friendly. Info: 800-577-8451,

River Run B&B, Fleischmanns, NY: Stay at River Run, and kids ski free at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, one of the top-rated family ski resorts in the East. Schedule your visit to coincide with $10 Fridays (held monthly), and this is a really affordable ski getaway. Rooms start at $85 per night, complete with complimentary apr?s-ski hot chocolate and sweets in front of the fireplace. Info: 845-254-4884,

Historic Orth House B&B, Jacksonville, OR: Southern Oregon is beautiful in the winter, and to make it affordable all rooms cost just $90 per night (any night), January through March. Enjoy complimentary cocoa throughout the day; children of all ages are welcome; $20 fee for extra person in room. Info: 541-899-8665,

The Garden B&B, Spring City, UT: Sledding, snowman making, singing round the piano and roasting marshmallows over a star-lit bonfire, plus more good old family fun, is in store with the Family Winter Retreat package. Perfect for larger families, this package includes three guest rooms with private baths, breakfast for all, hot chocolate and marshmallows for $275 for one night and $500 for a second night. Children of all ages welcome. Info: 877-537-2337,

The Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden, VT: The Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Deal is perfect for the family who loves cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Starting at $89 per adult per night and $46 for children 6 and over (under 6 are free in parents' room), it includes accommodations, breakfast, trail pass, use of sledding and ice skating facilities, and taxes and resort charges. The deal is offered non-holiday Sundays through Thursdays through March 31. Info: 800-445-2100,

The Richmond Victorian Inn, Richmond, VT: Stay close to Smuggler's Notch, Bolton Valley and Mad River Glen for great family skiing. Ski and stay packages start at $288 for two, including lift tickets at Bolton Valley, two nights' lodging, breakfast each morning, and tax. Children 6 and up welcome, and discounted junior lift tickets are available through the inn. Info: 888-242-3362,

Holly Lane Gardens B&B, Bainbridge Island, WA: Families will enjoy learning from the farmer, crafter and innkeeper here. Make candles, vinegars and jams from the produce found in the gardens on this eight-acre property. Kids particularly enjoy the swings, sandbox, kid-sized mini-tractor and basketball. The cottage and suite offer ideal accommodations for parents and kids, with kitchens, front room and bedroom at $100-125 per night. Children under 8 stay free in parents' room; rates for children 8 and up are $10. Info: 206-842-8959,

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