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For the fourth year, B&Bs across America offer relief at the pumps

The cost of a gallon of gas has risen more than fifty cents over the past two weeks, and prices are once again approaching three dollars per gallon in parts of the country, according to recent reports. For the fourth year in a row, members are putting money where guests need it most -- in their gas tanks. Guests who fill up on hearty breakfasts at participating B&Bs will find themselves treated to their own fill-up through the "Tanks a Lot!" promotion, in which inns offer free gas to B&B travelers. Knowing that travelers are increasingly interested in traveling green, members have crafted a number of creative offers to reward guests for conserving gas.

Last year, more than 200 "Tanks a Lot" offers were posted on While it's still early in the year, B&Bs from 23 states have already created money-saving deals for inngoers. By June 2007, expects more than 200 offers will be announced for B&B travelers. For a complete list of inns participating in the "Tanks a Lot!" promotion, go to, and click on Free Gas Promotion in the lower left corner of the screen to find some "wheelly" great deals. Be sure to mention the Tanks a Lot promotion when booking. Note: All offers are based upon availability for periods specified for consecutive night stays. They do not include holiday periods, and some blackout dates may apply. These offers may not be combined with any other offer and are valid in 2007 only.

Here are a few examples of Tanks a Lot promotions offered through 2007, listed alphabetically by state.

Arsenic and Old Lace B&B, Eureka Springs, AR: Stay two or more nights Sunday through Thursday through August, and your stay will be discounted by $25 to offset fuel costs. Info:

Melita Station Inn, Santa Rosa, CA: Tim, your genial host, drives a 1958 MGA British convertible. Join him in enjoying the open-top life. Arrive in a pre-1970 vehicle, and $50 off the cost of your stay will be refunded to pay for gas to tour beautiful Sonoma Country; just show him a gas bill dated during your stay. This offer is valid throughout 2007. Info:

3 Liberty Green B&B, Clinton, CT: Stay any two nights Sunday through Thursday throughout 2007 in an elegant room with double Jacuzzi and canopy bed, and take $25 off midweek rates of $120-$130 to put into the gas tank. Info:

Homespun Country Inn, Napanee, IN: Enjoy homespun hospitality including a complimentary sweet tray upon arrival, a dinner for two with an Amish family, a horse and buggy ride, and overnight accommodations, plus $25 to fuel the car for the ride home - all for $145 per couple. Simply ask for the Amish Country or Tanks a Lot package anytime through 2007. Info:

1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield, KY: Enjoy a drive into the country, park the car and relax; the longer you stay, the better it gets. Through December 15, receive a $25 gas gift card for a three-night stay, $50 card for a four-night stay, or $100 for five or more nights. Info:

Historic Inns of Rockland, Rockland, ME: Three Rockland Inns say cAARPooling is two cool! Two AARP member couples staying two weekday nights (Sunday through Thursday) from June 16 through October 15 will not only drive green, but receive a $50 gas card reward. Package prices start at $550 for two rooms for two nights, daily breakfast and a $50 gas card at departure. Offer valid at LimeRock Inn, Berry Manor Inn, Captain Lindsey House. Info: or

Spencer Hotel, Chautauqua, NY: The Spencer Hotel will take good care of guests and their cars too. Throughout 2007, stay any two nights and take $25 off your room rate per night to put toward gas. Enjoy a romantic getaway in a literary-themed room, plus a complimentary self-guided tour itinerary and maps, a disposable camera to capture the memories, breakfast daily and a super car wash. You luxuriate in whirlpool tubs and your car gets pampered too. Info:

The Queen, a Victorian B&B, Bellafonte, PA: Once you arrive, use foot power and pocket $30 toward gas for the return trip home. Stay two nights and enjoy the Victorian village, nearby fishing creeks, or relaxing on the front porch, all within an easy stroll. Two-night minimum required for $30 gas rebate through 2007. Info:

Grandma's Cottage B&B, Harrison, VA: The longer you stay, the better it gets. Receive a $10 gas card for each night of your stay from now through September. Just think, a three-night stay means $30 in free gas. Info:

For more "Tanks a Lot" offers, visit Learn more about these inns and 6,300 others on, 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. is the exclusive B&B aggregator for Expedia, Inc. and Expedia serves as's exclusive online travel agent. See for details.

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