Friday, April 03, 2009

B&Bs Offer Recession Relief With 'Tanks for Traveling' Offers: Free Gas, Free Dinners, Discounts, Gifts, Spa Treatments

/PRNewswire/ -- members are putting money where travelers need it most -- into their gas tanks, their stomachs, and their wallets. Dubbed "Tanks for Traveling," 150+ money-saving deals have been created by B&Bs in America and Europe. For a complete list, go to; when booking, mention the Tanks for Traveling promotion. Here's a sampling of "Tanks for Traveling" 2009 promotions:

Vine Street Inn, Paso Robles, CA: Arrive at the Paso Robles Train Station via train or bus through March 2010 and receive a $100 gift certificate; station pickup included.

Aska Lodge, Blue Ridge, GA: Stay two midweek nights through June 26 and receive a $20 discount, a Georgia Birds Pocket Guide, and a birdhouse.

Beall Mansion, Alton, IL: Stay two consecutive nights through September and receive a $50 QuikTrip(R) card by mentioning "Tanks for Traveling" at booking.

Inn at the Oaks, Eastham, MA: Stay three nights through May 22 and receive a $75 Gift Card, welcomed at 4,000 B&Bs. Enjoy it yourself or give it for Mother's Day.

Blue Door on Baltimore, Baltimore, MD: Green your getaway with a $30 discount on three-night stays through October when you leave your car and use the water taxi to see Baltimore.

The Kingsley House, Fennville, MI: Improving your vehicle's fuel efficiency is important, but why not take care of your personal engine, too? Treat yourself to a "Tune-Up" from April 11 through June; stay two nights in a suite and receive two one-hour massages (a $150 value).

Classic Rosewood, a Thorwood Inn, Hastings, MN: Spend $500 at the inn before July 31 and get a $500 gas rebate certificate. Register the certificate at one of 14 gasoline companies and get a $25 rebate each time you send $100 in gas receipts, up to $500.

Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal, MO: To "tank" guests for traveling, overnight guests enjoy breakfast and dinner on the house through September 30.

William Seward Inn, Westfield, NY: Bicycle-riding guests who stay two nights get a gourmet picnic for two, including wine ($49 value) through June 30.

The Craftsman B&B, Pacific City, OR: Enjoy a $25 discount for a two-night midweek stay booked on this inn's website. On weekends through June 25, deduct 10% if you arrive on two wheels, via public transportation, or in a hybrid or biofuel car.

Black Bear Inn, Bolton Valley, VT: Guests staying three nights through September 24 get a $100 gasoline gift card.

Harmony Hill B&B, Lovingston, VA: Reserve two midweek nights and receive a voucher for a free night.

Boreas B&B, Long Beach, WA: Through July 2, book two nights and receive a $50 gift certificate for dinner at the 42nd Street Cafe.

Earth Rider Boutique Hotel, Brodhead, WI: Burn calories, not oil, and fill your "tank" with sustainable fuel! Stay two weekend nights and enjoy a $40 certificate to "refuel" at a local restaurant, plus two one-hour massages to "tune-up" your engine. Double rates are $340 through October 31.

In addition, book a three-night Canadian getaway on in April, and enjoy a $50 discount. Type in your destination and travel dates, use the green "Book It" button, and enter promo code CANADA50 to get the credit.

For more information on B&B travel trends check the March 2009 survey.

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