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B&Bs in 32 states offer free gas in's "Tanks a Lot" promotion

You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to give thanks to B&Bs. Nearly 200 inns and B&Bs have posted free gas offers for the popular "Tanks a Lot" promotion on Not only do member inns help you save money on gas, they are usually only a one-tank trip from a major city. A B&B getaway can make you feel like you're a million miles away from the daily grind, yet your drive is only an hour or two long.

Here are a few examples of creative offers innkeepers have made to ease gas pains for B&B travelers. Note that all include a full breakfast for each guest and that most offers are not valid on holiday weekends. Be sure to mention these gas specials when reserving your stay.

Stargazers Inn & Observatory, Big Bear Lake, CA: Receive a $25 Arco gas card with a two-night stay now through November, 2006. Combine a great getaway with an evening Star Party in the inn's working observatory. A one-tank trip from L.A., San Diego or Las Vegas, this family-friendly and pet-friendly inn takes you to the stars and offers free gas, too.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT: Burn calories, not gas, at this waterside inn, a one-tank trip from New York, Hartford, and Boston. Stay two midweek nights through the end of June, and receive a $25 gas rebate. Paddle the river in complimentary kayaks or hike or pedal the back roads of this seaside town, using your own energy, not your car's gas. Two-night midweek packages start at $400/couple, including breakfast for two.

Cincinnati's Weller House, Newport, KY: Now through December 2006, stay any two nights and receive a $25 gas card; three midweek nights will earn a $35 card; and four nights will earn a $45 gas card. In addition, ride around town on the local bus for free. If you'd like to take the Purple People Bridge into downtown Cincinnati, your parking at Newport on the Levee will be covered too, compliments of the inn. Indianapolis, Columbus, and Louisville are each just over 100 miles away.

Frog & Bear B&B, Lake City, MN: Now through the end of December, stay one night, and receive $10 in gas coupons; stay two nights and receive $25 in coupons. Simply mention the "Tank You" special when making reservations for this Victorian getaway, just a short walk from Lake Pepin and less than an hour's drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Coppertop Lodge and Retreat Center, Hebron, NH: Now through October, 2006 book a four-night midweek stay in a deluxe room, and you'll be treated to not only brilliant summer or fall foliage but also a carwash, wax, detailing, rim polish, oil change, on-lift safety check, plus your gas will be topped off up to a $30 value. To top it all off, fill your personal tank with a nightly ice cream treat. In the foothills of the White Mountains, Coppertop is only a two-hour drive from Boston.

White Oak Inn, Danville, OH: The longer you stay, the better it gets at this charming country inn, an easy drive from either Cleveland or Columbus. For every night you stay between now and September 15, receive a $10 gas credit off your bill. Plus, stay two nights Sunday to Thursday and receive a $10 discount on a 3 1/2 hour canoe trip from Kokosing Valley Camp and Canoe, or a $10 per person discount on a guided Amish Tour.

Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT: Now through September 14, vacation with your friends and save up to $130 per couple with the Carpool Getaway Special. Each couple enjoys a two-night stay in a private, romantic room (weekends included), chilled champagne upon arrival, afternoon tea and pastries daily, plus outstanding dinners each evening. The signature turndown service nightly, a delicious picnic for each couple, plus a full candlelit breakfast daily and all service charges are also included in this package starting at $559 per couple. Be sure to mention "Carpool Getaway" when booking.

A Williamsburg White House, Williamsburg, VA: President Bush may not be offering gas rebates, but the commander-in-chief here believes in them. Now through August, stay in one of the inn's Presidential rooms for three midweek nights, complete with a full breakfast daily and afternoon wine and desserts, and you'll earn a $40 gas card to help fill your tank for the trip home-it's only 150 miles back to Washington, DC.

For a complete list of all B&Bs participating in the "Tanks A Lot!" Promotion, go to and click on the link to free gas specials. is the leading online bed and breakfast Internet directory and reservation network, listing over 6,000 B&Bs and inns throughout the United States and internationally. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase gift certificates welcomed at over 3,200 U.S. bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to free newsletters, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards. will soon launch independent reviews, offering inngoers the opportunity to post and read honest, first-hand B&B reviews.

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