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No more burned toast or bathrobes for Mom this year


Remember those years of serving Mom burned toast in bed? She knew you were trying your best; this year, doesn't she deserve breakfast fit for a queen? members are rolling out the red carpet to make Mother's Day gift giving easy. Innkeepers throughout the country have posted "Moms are Special" packages on that offer the ideal getaway for Mom.


Here are just a few of the creative packages you'll find on to treat Mom to the pampering escape we know she deserves. Rates quoted below cover accommodations and breakfasts for two, so Mom can bring the special person in her life. Be sure to request the Mother's Day specials when making reservations; most packages must be booked at least a few days in advance, so start planning now!


Arsenic & Old Lace, Eureka Springs, AR: Moms and grandmothers are special throughout the whole month of May. Moms, simply show a picture of your children or grandchildren at check-in and get a $5 per-child discount (maximum of $25) on a stay of two or more nights, Sunday through Thursday. Rates: $139-239. Info: 800-243-5223,

North Coast Country Inn, Gualala, CA: Celebrate Mother's Day is for the entire month of May with the Champagne Breakfast in Bed package. A bottle of Husch wine, Ghirardelli chocolates, coffee, teas, water, and juices will await in her room. The first morning, she'll enjoy a full hearty breakfast in the Breakfast Room. On the second morning, a champagne breakfast in bed will be delivered at a time she selects. She can even extend her stay by asking for a late checkout, all for $425 including two nights' lodging, breakfasts, and a $25 gas rebate to offset travel costs.. Info: 800-959-4537,


Inn at Cascade, Cascade, CO: This Mother's Day package, offered throughout May, includes a bouquet of fresh flowers and a card inviting Mom to indulge in an hour-long massage in the inn's relaxing spa room. Another surprise awaits Mom later in the evening, as a decadent dessert for two is personally delivered to her suite. A fabulous full breakfast featuring Southwestern cuisine and an overnight stay in this adobe-style inn puts the icing on the cake. All this for $245-275. Info: 800-507-4030,


Songbird Prarie B&B, Valparaiso, IN: Whether she's a "red hatter" or a "tool belt diva," expect a wonderful evening for Mom at this relaxing B&B. Simply say, "My mom's special" when you book, and a $10 gift certificate from the gift shop will be included. One-night packages start at $155 and are offered throughout May. Info: 877-766-4273,


Inn Brittianna, Searsport, ME: Mom will be Queen Mum for the weekend as she is treated to the royal British treatment. Start her special getaway on Friday, May 12, with a glass of sherry or wine, with light refreshments. On Saturday, all moms in residence and their escorts will be treated to a magnificent cream tea, complete with fine English china, sterling silver, finest quality English tea, delicate petit fours and, of course, the unbelievably rich goodness of Double Devon cream. On "Mothering Sunday," every special mom will receive the traditional English Victorian Tussie Mussie - a delicate nosegay with fresh flowers and herbs. Prices start at $250 including two nights' accommodations and the royal treatment. Info: 866-INN-BRIT (877-466-2748),


Cliff Lodge Inn and Martin House Inn, Nantucket, MA: Treat the special mother in your life to a relaxing weekend at either of these mariner's homes-turned-B&B. This package includes her choice of a bottle of champagne or bouquet of flowers upon arrival; wine and cheese Friday and afternoon tea Saturday; an in-room massage for two; and a gift certificate for two to the American Season's Restaurant, just across the street. Rates range from $360-620 including two nights' lodging and all the above, and reflect a 40% discount just for moms, May 1-15, 2006. Info: 508-228-0678, or


Munro House, Jonesville, MI: Throughout May, spend a fabulous spa weekend with your mom, sister, or a friend who's a mom. Both of you will enjoy "The Works Pamper Package," including a lavender luxury manicure and pedicure with paraffin dip, deluxe European facial, plus a one-hour body massage, along with two fabulous dinners at two outstanding restaurants, The Chicago Water Grill and Savarino's Italian Restaurant. Add this to two nights' accommodations and breakfast each morning, and you've treated not only your mom, but yourself too. Package rates range from $389-439 per person. Info: 800-320-3792,


Bear Mountain Lodge, Bethlehem, NH: Treat Mom to a stay at a brand new log-style B&B, and a special "message in a bottle" will be waiting. Your custom message will be printed on beautiful paper and sealed in a Bear Mountain Lodge wine bottle. In addition, save 10% off all room rates of $165-275 with a two-night stay. Info: 888-869-2189,


A Williamsburg White House, Williamsburg, VA: Send your mother to the White House and let her be the First Lady you know she is. She'll be treated to two nights in the Presidential Suite, wines, ports or sherries in the Diplomatic Reception Room and a sumptuous breakfast in the Reagan Dining Room. Included in the package are two nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, afternoon snacks, dinner for two at Williamsburg's finest restaurant and a bottle of champagne, along with fresh flowers in her suite for $600; offered through May 14, 2006. Info: 866-229-8580,


Gillum House, Shinnston, WV: Celebrate the birthplace of Mother's Day. Take in the exceptional Mother's Day Quilt Auction, and then enjoy a presentation at the Anna Jarvis House, founder of the Mother's Day holiday, less than a half hour away. A special corsage, a tour of the birthplace of Mother's Day, the Mother's Day program and two nights' lodging starts at $225. Info: 888-592-0177,

If you can't decide which package to choose, let your mom decide for herself. Gift Certificates are the perfect gift for moms who never have time for themselves. Gift certificates are honored at more than 3,200 U.S. B&Bs, so Mom can have her choice of luxurious B&Bs and inns. They never expire and are mailed in attractive foil envelopes. In a hurry? The gift certificates can be emailed instantly to you or your mom.. For more information, visit or go to and click on Gift Certificates.


For a complete list of MOMS ARE SPECIAL packages offered by members, go to and click on Advanced Search. From there, click on Special Packages, and choose Moms Are Special from the dropdown box, then hit GO. If it's easier, click here:


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