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FOR "SPRING BREAKATION," HIT THE SLOPES
B&Bs Ready for Spring Break with Ski, Sleigh and Snow Play Packages
Every year, travelers hit the road for the ultimate in spring break getaways. BedandBreakfast.com innkeepers have created "Spring Breakation," ideal for snow-lovers heading for ski vacations across the U.S. Visit www.BedandBreakfast.com and look for the "B&B Specials" box in the left corner of the home page for everything from themed sports adventures to beach vacations. For affordable last-minute B&B getaways, click on Hot Deals or go directly to http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/HotDeals.aspx?ctx=S.
Here is a sampling of great outdoor opportunities featured on BedandBreakfast.com, listed alphabetically by state. Unless otherwise noted, B&B double rates are exclusive of tax and service, and include a hearty breakfast for two, perfect for fueling a day on the trails.
Pearson's Pond Inn & Adventure Spa, Juneau, AK: The mild marine climate of Juneau, Alaska's capital city, is ideal for snowboarding, alpine, or cross country skiing at Eaglecrest Ski Area where lift tickets start at $20. Cross country and snowshoe trails are also adjacent to this four-diamond inn. Ski all the day, then enjoy a night-time soak in the outdoor hot tub enjoying spectacular views of the Aurora Borealis. Save 25% off rates of $189-289 with a three-night stay; get the fourth night free.
Country Pleasures B&B, Wasilla, AK : Ideally located close to Hatcher Pass for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, plus plenty of moose watching, this Alaskan B&B has affordable rates of $125-150 nightly; stay three nights and the fourth is free.
Baretta Gardens Inn, Sonora, CA : Stay three consecutive nights through March and receive two full-day lift tickets for Dodge Ridge Ski Resort, just 30 miles away. XC skiing and snowshoeing also available. Rates: $135-195 nightly.
AppleLodge B&B and Lodge, Del Norte, CO : Enjoy the high alpine slopes of Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, then soak under the stars in the inn's 10-person outdoor hot tub. Stay three nights and the fourth is free. Reasonable rates are $75-110 nightly.
Tudor Rose B&B and Cabins, Salida, Colorado : Take the all-day Continental Divide Snowmobile excursion, then catch snowflakes on your tongue in the outdoor hot tub. The snowmobile package includes two-nights lodging, one-day snowmobile tour, a "stop at the top" lunch with spectacular views, plus all the snowmobile gear you need. Rates are $321-483; pricing reflects two people per snowmobile. Add $95 for each person to enjoy their own machine.
Patchwork Quilt Inn, Middlebury, IN : Ski at Swiss Valley Ski Area, just twenty five minutes away, then return to the inn for dinner and the works. Two-night packages cost $592 and include lift tickets and equipment rentals for one day of skiing at Swiss Valley, dinner for two on one night, daily breakfast buffet, a massage for two, and a bottle of wine. Ski-and-stay packages with lift tickets and equipment rentals start at $200.
Bethel Hill B&B, Bethel, ME : The Sunday River Ski Resort package includes two-nights lodging in a suite with sitting area and whirlpool tub, plus a two-hour guided tour each day with instruction (scheduled on a time-available basis) with your host, "Scooter," a level 3 PSIA ski pro and staff trainer for $500, a $200 savings.
Greenville Inn, Greenville, ME : Get away to Maine's Moosehead Lake for snowshoeing, snowmobiling or XC skiing, then come in and sip cocoa fireside. Through April 30, adventurers are treated to three nights for the price of two. Rates: $140-345.
Inn at Long Lake, Naples, ME : Ski and stay packages include one night's lodging, a fireside breakfast plus two lift tickets good for day and night skiing at nearby Shawnee Peak. The midweek rate is $149; $240 on weekends.
Buttonwood Inn, North Conway, NH : Ski at New England's birthplace of skiing in the White Mountains. This two-night package includes accommodations at this farmhouse-style inn, lift tickets for two at nearby Cranmore or Black Mountain Ski Resort, and dinner for two at a local fine dining restaurant. Rates start at $308 midweek, $362 weekends through March.
Friends Lake Inn, Chestertown, NY : Stay one night, enjoy dinner, a sumptuous breakfast the next morning, then it's off to the trails. One-night packages start at $340 and include lodging, breakfast and dinner, and cross-country ski or snowshoe rentals, and trail passes at Garnet Hill or Friends Lake Inn trails or downhill tickets for Gore or Whiteface Mountains.
River Run Bed and Breakfast, Fleischmanns, NY: The midweek Ski-and-Stay package includes one night's lodging, hearty breakfasts, and lift tickets to nearby Belleayre Mountain for just $138 for two through April 15.
Old Parkdale Inn, Parkdale, OR : Stay here and purchase discounted tickets to nearby Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort. Full-day adult tickets cost $29; juniors, $25. Stay Monday-Thursday and take 10% off rates of $115-130.
Anniversary House, Cedar City, UT : Through March, take advantage of the Winter Wonderland Package including two night's accommodations in a fireplace suite, dinner for two at a nearby fine dining restaurant, plus welcome refreshments for only $300. Skiing at Brianhead Ski Resort is just thirty minutes away.
Old Town Guest House, Park City, UT : Ski free the day you arrive. Fly into Salt Lake City and arrive early, then trade your boarding pass for a lift ticket at Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, or The Canyons. Book five or more nights and take 20% off rates of $99-229.
Wilder Farm B&B, Waitsfield, VT : Midweek guests are treated to a "Ski The Valley" pass honored at Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and Ole's Cross Country Center. The ski-and-stay package is $360-375, including two-nights lodging Sunday through Thursday and a two-day ski pass.
Husum Highlands B&B, Husum, WA : You'll be treated to free snowshoe or cross-country ski equipment rental with your overnight stay at this 1890 farmhouse with spectacular Mount Hood views and plenty of great terrain nearby. Stay two days and the second night is 50% off. Rates $100-139.
Elkhorn Inn, Landgraff, WV : The temps may still say winter but the rates are seeing an early spring thaw. Enjoy plenty of rails and trails plus more with nightly rates of $75-85.
For additional ski and stay or sports packages, visit http://www.bedandbreakfast.com and click the links in the lower left-hand corner of the page. Learn more about these inns and 6,300 others on BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online bed and breakfast Internet directory and reservation network worldwide. 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 nearly 3,500 U.S. bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to free newsletters, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.
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