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THE SEPTEMBER SECRET reveals the secret about September B&B travel

Everyone loves to travel when it's peak season for value and off-season for crowds, so has a secret to share: September is a perfect value season. The kids are back in school, and fall foliage is still around the corner. Visit and click on the Specials badge located in the left-hand corner for a complete list of great values with September Secret Specials.

Remember, B&Bs add value with complimentary breakfasts and other extras; these B&Bs, listed alphabetically by state, have added additional treats for September travelers. Nightly B&B rates listed below are for two people, exclusive of tax and service. Midweek rates are available Sunday through Thursday nights.

Hunt Placer Inn, Breckenridge, CO: Oktoberfest in September? Grab your stein, pull on your lederhosen, and get ready for Breckenridge's 12th annual Oktoberfest, September 15-17, 2006. The festival celebrates the town's German heritage and offers 'oompah' music, Bavarian foods, and of course, hot and cold running beer. Stay a minimum of two nights and receive two complimentary one-liter commemorative steins. Rates: $149-199.

Inn at Cascade, Cascade, CO: The "Fall in Love with Colorful Colorado" package offers a packed itinerary. Upon arrival, you'll enjoy baked Brie en croute with raspberry chipotle sauce, fresh fruit, warm French bread, and chilled sparkling cider brought to your room. Throughout your stay, take in wine tasting at nearby Wines of Colorado with a certificate for a free bottle of red or white Colorado wine. Then, ride the world's highest cog railway to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak. More scenery awaits on a two-hour horseback ride through the spectacular red rock formations at Garden of the Gods Park. Explore Colorado's Roads to Riches with a picnic lunch on a self-guided driving tour of the Gold Belt, a National Scenic Byway, where fall color is abundant. Top it off with two relaxing hour-long massages and a four- to six-course gourmet dinner at the award-winning Black Bear Restaurant. Offered through November 4, this package costs $275 per person added to the rates of $105-165; three-night minimum stay required.

Centennial House, St. Augustine, FL: It's hard to keep a secret for 420 years, but some would say that St. Augustine qualifies. You can enjoy the historic charm of this delightful city, founded in 1586, with great values offered every day of the week. Stay two nights anytime between September 5-30 and the second night is 50% off the regular rate; stay three nights and the third night is free. Rates: $125-255.

Primrose B&B, Bar Harbor, ME: Stay four nights and a picnic lunch for two in the innkeepers' secret picnic spot in Acadia National Park is included, along with a champagne welcome, plus breakfast and afternoon tea each day. Rates: $135-215.

Historic Inns of Rockland, Rockland, ME: The "Seniority Has Its Privileges" package includes a 25% lodging discount for September travelers, with accommodations for three nights at your choice of the Captain Lindsey House, Berry Manor Inn or LimeRock Inn. The package includes: two Discovery Coast Museum Passports, offering admission to six museums including the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum; a choice of two tickets to Captain Jack's Lobster Adventure Cruises offering the chance to pull lobster traps (and keep your haul), or two tickets on the Maine State Ferry to Vinalhaven Island. Guided tours of the Maine Lighthouse Museum, Rockland's Historic Breakwater Lighthouse, and a private walking tour of Rockland's Historic District add to the itinerary. Wednesday evening discussion groups presented by the Rockland Historical Society and a tour of the three premier Historic Inns of Rockland are all part of this package, offered throughout September for $460-705 for single or double occupancy.

Emerson Inn by the Sea, Rockport, MA: Baby Boomers will enjoy this package offered throughout September and October for travelers 55 and older. The package includes two nights midweek lodging, full breakfast daily, complimentary dessert, $10 gift certificate to the inn's gift shop, and an afternoon whale watching boat trip for two. Be sure to bring or rent bikes for a self-guided bike tour on the Atlantic Pathway to Halibut State Park (bike storage provided). Rates of $280-315 represent a 25% discount on lodging.

Inn at Danbury, Danbury, NH: Stay midweek September 18-30, when leaves start to turn color, and enjoy the two-night package including accommodations, hot cider and yummy treats upon arrival, a leaf-peeping lunch for two, and dinner for two at the inn's Bavarian Bistro (Wed.-Thurs. only) plus a take-home gift, starting at only $225 per couple.

Old Parkdale Inn, Parkdale, OR: Stay anytime September through November, mention the September Special, and receive a free Hood River Valley's Harvest Gift Basket filled with fruit, wine, and lavender products plus discount coupons good at local businesses. Take a self-guided tour using the inn's signature map of the "Fruit Loop" and experience fruit stands, vineyards and all of the Valley's agri-tourism hotspots. Rates start at $185.

Vogt Farm Inn, Marietta, PA: Stay three nights September 4-21 and receive a 10% discount off room rates of $99-150, including a hearty farm breakfast, plus a complimentary thermos of hot chocolate or coffee and treats to enjoy while exploring the back roads of Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Country.

Huckleberry Inn, Sevierville, TN: Kids are back in school, and now it's time for Mom and Dad to have a "Secret Rendezvous." Plan to stay in this hand-built log inn, and enjoy a room with a private whirlpool bath and fireplace. Stay two nights during the month of September and a complimentary "Secret Surprise Romance Basket" is awaiting your arrival. Rates: $99-150.

Carriage House of Woodstock, Woodstock, VT: September 1-21, follow the treasure map through Woodstock collecting clues about this picture-perfect Vermont town and learn about local history, town secrets and trivia along the way. Find all the secret clues, and win a gift basket featuring products from stores and stops along the way. The September Secrets package includes two nights' accommodations, breakfast each morning, treasure map, and the gift basket for $300 per couple.

Arlington's River Rock Inn, Arlington, WA: We'll let you in on a secret - September is the very best month to vacation here! Stay September 5-30 for two nights, and luxuriate in a spa suite with double air-jetted tub, waterfall showers and private balcony. Add to the fun with a two-hour bass fishing trip and a one-hour kayak trip on a private lake with views of the Cascades for $435-495.

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