A group of Vermont’s Select Registry inns and bed and breakfasts are offering free stays this winter to members of the Vermont National Guard, who are returning home from a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The Vermont Select Registry inns are offering a free one-night stay to any returning Guard member during the months of January, February and March 2011; the offer applies to stays on Sunday through Thursday nights.
The offer was organized by Dan Brown, co-owner with his wife Michele of the Swift House Inn in Middlebury. Brown, a retired Navy pilot and father of a son currently serving in the Mid East, said he wanted to do something to recognize the contributions Guard members have made to the country, and to honor the sacrifices they have made.
“These fine men and women have endured incredible circumstances that most Americans can’t even imagine,” Brown said. “My fellow innkeepers and I wanted to do something to recognize their service and tell them, in a heartfelt way, ‘Welcome home.”
Guard Members wanting to take advantage of the offer need only to contact one of the participating inns. Here is a list of the participating inns:
Swift House Inn, Middlebury, 866-388-9925, www.swifthouseinn.com
Lang House, Burlington, 802-652-2500, www.langhouse.com
Stone Hill Inn, Stowe, 802-253-6282, www.stonehillinn.com
Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, 802-748-5168, www.rabbithillinn.com
The Inn at Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield, 802-496-2276, www.theroundbarn.com
West Hill House Bed & Breakfast, Warren, 802-496-7162, www.westhillbb.com
The Maple Leaf Inn, Barnard, 802-234-5342, www.mapleleafinn.com
Fox Creek Inn, Chittenden, 802-483-6213, www.foxcreekinn.com
Crisanver House, Shrewsbury, 802-492-3589, www.crisanver.com
The Governor’ s Inn, Ludlow, 802-228-8830, www.thegovernorsinn.com
Hermitage Inn, West Dover, 802-464-3511, www.hermitageinn.com
Barrows House, Dorset, 802-867-4455, www.barrowshouse.com
The Inn at Ormsby Hill, Manchester, 802-362-1163, www.ornsbyhill.com
Inn at Manchester, Manchester Village, 802-362-1793, www.innatmanchester.com
West Mountain Inn, Arlington, 802-375-6516, www.westmountaininn.com
Three Mountain Inn, Jamaica, 802-874-4140, www.threemountaininn.com
Four Columns Inn, Newfane, 802-365-7713, www.fourcolumnsinn.com
Deerhill Inn, West Dover, 802-464-3100, www.deerhill.com
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