It is always a privilege to honor the men and women of the armed forces, and there are many bed and breakfasts throughout the country that do just this. By offering complimentary accommodations on November 10th, the night before Veteran’s Day, inns are finding ways to thank both active and retired military personnel for their service.
Since 2008 proprietors have been showing their excitement to support by providing rooms and discounts on various activities such as spa services, dining, and more. Generally on a first come, first serve basis you can reserve a room for yourself and one guest to enjoy the privileges that come with a valid military or veteran’s I.D.
Here is a short list of some inns where you can enjoy a romantic trip with military discounts:
Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Located on a magnificent five acre estate busting with magnolia trees and roses, Hilltop Manor was built in 1890 and boasts some famous guests from the past, including Jessie James and Al Capone. With many awards for its excellent hospitality, the restored manor consists of five exceptionally appointed suites with sitting areas, breakfast tables for a full morning’s repast served en suite, sumptuous 1,000 thread-count sheets, delicious comforters, mounds of pillows, and more.
A historic dining room complete with a magnificent stone fireplace, as well as on the front porch where you have a ringside seat overlooking a waterfall, is the perfect place to lounge. The area itself is extremely engaging, with nearby antique shops, the Ouachita Mountains, the National Park Forest, Lake Hamilton, and other delightful areas for an afternoon of adventure and exploration.
The Wayside Inn in Ellicott City, Maryland
With 200 years of history behind it, the Wayside was built round 1780 and still carries the romance from its past. Replete with all the modern amenities you could wish for, this private retreat is spoken of by many of its guests as an oasis where you can put your cares behind you in an atmosphere of privacy and romance.
Most of the rooms here have the cozy addition of fireplaces, along with plush robes, silky sheets, and opulent bedding. The Wayside has a way of treating you like royalty, with classical music framing an afternoon on the sun porch as you read the paper, an early evening snack by the hearth in the library, or any other way of spending valuable hours with a loved one.
Close to exceptional restaurants and entertainment, the area has much to enjoy. A retreat like this is well worth a few days of utter abandon as you forget about the cares of the world.
Geneva on the Lake in Geneva, New York
Right in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, this 10-acre historic landmark that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places sits right by the magnificent Seneca Lake. With its formal gardens, 70-foot pool, boathouse, and many awards for elegant service, getting away from it all doesn’t get any better than this.
This inn boasts gracious suites that are perfectly furnished, a living room and dining area that invites you to watch the sun rise and set over the lake, as well as your own furnished patio or private balcony. An exceptional location, you will find it difficult to leave. But you can always book again, perhaps making Geneva on the Lake your home away from home.
The White Doe Inn in Manteo, North Carolina
Nestled in a lovely waterfront village on Shallowbag Bay and just minutes from the famed Nags Head’s beaches, the White Doe has been open since the turn of century. A thoroughly hospitable Victorian home, it offers eight distinct guest rooms decorated with heirlooms and antiques.
With luxurious amenities such as spa baths for two and much more, it may be difficult to pull yourself away from the embrace of such a comfortable setting. But there are many attractions to avail yourself of in the area, including Roanoke Island, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, Roanoke Marsh Lighthouse, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Pea Island Wildlife Refuge, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, as well as excellent nearby wineries and vineyards for tastings and tours.
The Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas
The Inn is a perfect replica of a late 1800’s homestead, with 12 classically appointed rooms filled with antiques, fresh flowers, and contemporary amenities. On 88 acres of hilly countryside, the views are stunning and the landscape perfect for exploring on a bicycle or by foot.
A wonderful place to unwind and relax, the Inn Above Onion Creek provides the ideal getaway where you can enjoy a full hot breakfast every morning, a three course dinner in the evening, and complimentary drinks and homemade cookies throughout the afternoon. During the day, take a visit to some of the great wineries on the Texas Wine Trail or go for a massage at the Day Spa. You can even do both, or you can take advantage of the luxury of doing absolutely nothing more than gazing at the view and letting your fantasies take over.
Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast in Lexington, Virginia
The individually decorated rooms, private baths and whirlpool tubs, exquisite linens and bedding, and award-winning gardens are all created with true comfort in mind. With panoramic views of the majestic Shenandoah Valley, the Brierley offers a quiet, tranquil atmosphere where you can enjoy one-on-one time with your significant other.
Awaken to a full breakfast made with the many herbs and vegetables grown in the garden, and then take yourself for a day of exploration along the Appalachian Trail. For lunch and dinner there are many excellent restaurants in the area where you can wile away the hours over a good meal and a bottle of wine. With everything you need at hand, your stay at this delightful inn will renew your spirit as it simultaneously soothes the soul.
For more information on military discounts at bed and breakfasts around the country, please contact us today.