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From free overnight stays and dinners to discounts, gifts, picnics, and ice cream, B&Bs entice travelers with reasons to choose bed and breakfasts

Austin, TX (3-16-10): For the seventh year in a row, members are rewarding budget-conscious B&B travelers with offers to fuel spring and summer getaways. With Value Vacations, members are putting money where guests need it most -- back into their wallets. Knowing that travelers want the most for their vacation bucks, these B&Bs have crafted a number of creative offers to reward guests with extra value throughout 2010. In addition,, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, is offering travelers a 20% discount for online reservations; reservations must include at least one weeknight (Monday through Thursday) and must be booked on by March 31 using the green “book it” button and the promo code BBSPRING20.

B&Bs in 20 states, the Caribbean, Mexico, Italy, and the Netherlands have created nearly 75 money-saving deals for inngoers. For a complete list of participating inns, go to and click the badge for Value Vacations in the center of the screen. To insure you get these great offers, be sure to mention the Value Vacation promotion when you contact the innkeepers. Offers can not be applied to pre-existing reservations nor combined with any other promotion, and may not be available during holiday periods. Unless otherwise specified, rates are quoted for double occupancy during 2010, including breakfast, and excluding taxes. Here are a few examples of Value Vacations, listed alphabetically by country or state.


Tranquility Lodge, Punta Gorda, Belize: Experience the Maya culture to the max, from historic caves to jungle trails. Offered April 17 to June 5, the Value Vacation package includes a three-night stay with all meals, a Lubaantun ruins and Cacao Trail tour, a tour of Nim Li Punit ruins and Hokeb Ha Cave, plus round trip Tropic Air transportation from Belize International Airport to Punta Gorda and ground transfers to the lodge for $879 per person, including tax and service.

Abigail’s B&B Hotel, Victoria, BC: Located just steps from downtown Victoria's attractions and museums, your value vacation features a one-night stay plus two adult admissions to Butchart Gardens, light evening appetizers and complimentary beverages, a three-course gourmet breakfast, free parking, local calls, wi-fi, and an in-room welcome basket, starting at just $209 CAD.

Agriturismo le Cinciallegre B&B, Gubbio, Italy: Explore the charming medieval hill towns of Tuscany, while relaxing at this welcoming B&B. From April 6 through July 30, stay seven nights and pay for six -- €420 instead of €490. If Italian cuisine is your passion, a four or more friends can learn the secrets of Italian cooking from innkeeper, Maria Cristina, featured on Italian radio and TV, for an additional €120 and the seventh day free offer still applies (available May/June).. Be sure to mention the Value Vacation or Cooking School when booking.

Amsterdam PRINX Bed and Breakfast Apartments , Amsterdam, Netherlands: From now through November 15, stay one week and pay for six days in recently renovated studios located within the Amsterdam historical city center at the canal Lijnbaansgracht. Walk to the museum area to view paintings by Rembrandt and Van Gogh in contrast with the modern art displayed at nearby galleries. Studio-style accommodations offer private baths, a living-dining area with cooking facilities (breakfast on your own) and either double or twin beds affordably priced at €109-149 per night per couple.

United States

Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort, Nice, CA: Stay Monday through Thursday through March 31 and find rates as low as $99 a night. All the extras including a lavish breakfast, access to the private pier and boat dock, beautiful grounds including romantic picnic spots with views of Clear Lake.

Another Second Penny Inn, Stonington, CT: Through 2010, celebrate the inn’s 300th birthday by staying three nights Monday through Thursday in the room of your choice for only $300, excluding July, August and holidays.

Cincinnati's Weller Haus, Newport, KY: Stay five consecutive nights in the Garden Room or Rendezvous Suite through December 19; pay for three nights and receive two nights free. Metro Cincinnati offers so much to do, you'll need five days to see it all. This prepaid, non-refundable special is not valid during holidays or special events. Through 2010, stay two consecutive nights in the Rendezvous Suite for only $159, including two tickets to the Newport Museum, within walking distance of the inn.

Pilgrim's Inn & Cottages, Deer Isle, ME: Get away to Maine in May and not only will you enjoy a wonderful island vacation, but you’ll also be helping Maine innkeepers to build homes for the needy, by participating in the 6th annual Maine "Hospitality for Habitat" program. Stay in rooms 3, 8, 6 or 14 between May 8 and May 27 and you’ll save 50% in exchange for a suggested nightly donation of $35, payable to Habitat for Humanity. Regular rates range from $119 to $149 for the designated rooms.

Classic Rosewood- A Thorwood Property, Hastings, MN: Through March, stay two nights and save 25% on the second night, and enjoy two tickets to the Chocolate March, celebrated every Sunday of the month. The Chocolate March is hosted by four St. Croix inns, including Classic Rosewood; guests tour the inns and taste chocolate treats along the way, topped off by a wine and chocolate pairing at one of the inns. Nightly rates start at $117.

Pinhook Plantation House, Calhoun, TN: While the owners may be Yankees, the plantation’s charm and hospitality are truly Southern. Stay overnight anytime through April 30 for $120, then enjoy a bountiful breakfast plus a picnic lunch for two to savor on the plantation or on the nearby Hiwassee or Ocoee Rivers. Additional nights cost only $100 each.

By The Side Of The Road Bed and Breakfast, Harrisonburg, VA: Stay two nights through 2010 (excluding May and October) in either the Fitzgerald, Quill, or Bergey Cottage featuring fireside, oversized whirlpool tubs and enjoy a gourmet breakfast delivered to your cottage. Extra bonuses include $10 to spend at the downtown farmer’s market or in Central Shenandoah Valley shops, two tickets to a tour and tasting at one of the local vineyards, a light picnic with homemade breads, cheeses, fruits and desserts, a $60 dinner certificate for the Chop and Grill House, serving organic fare from local farms and growers, plus a $10 certificate for Kline’s Dairy Bar. A $700 value, this two-night package costs $589 for two.

Find plenty of other Value Vacations at Founded in 1995, is highly recommended by The New York Times, Real Simple, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY and many others. To learn about over 11,000 other perfect choices for your next B&B getaway, visit, the leading online bed and breakfast 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 The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, read up-to-date trip reports on The Blog, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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