Secrets B&B Travelers use to Save Money

Looking to save money in the summer of 2009? Stay at a bed and breakfast! Save with coupons, specials and 50% off. 

Here we highlight what bed & breakfast innkeepers around the country are offering to make it easier for their guests to keep traveling. 

Savings Secret No. 1

On this site we have contracted with more than 1,500 bed and breakfast inns to offer a Buy-One-Night-Get-the- Second--Night-Free certificate. This entitles the holder of the certificate to a free second night, when they purchase the first night at the regular rate.

The average savings is $142 per use. This program far surpasses the current offer of staying 10 nights to recieve one free night!!!! 

How the certificates work: (1) The certificates are bound in a guide book of participating inns. (2) Purchase the guide. (3) Each inn's participation times are described on the individual listing of each inn in the book and online. Participating inns on this site display this special discount symbol . To make a reservation using a certificate, call the inn and tell them you have an certificate for a free second night. They will check their availability.

More than two million certificates have been used by consumers so far, and we have piles and piles of customer testimonials. This program really works!

Bottom Line: You'll save anywhere from $60 to $650 on your next two-night stay!  Go for 6 nights and you'll save much more!!

Click here to order.

Savings Secret No. 2

Click on the SPECIALS tab from the hompage to find fun and up-to-date and/or last-minute specials from innkeepers. This year we are seeing amazing packages as well, including Wedding and Elopement all -in-one packages such as this $1600 elopement! 

Romantic Elopement or Vow Renewal Getaway from 1840s Carrollton Inn
"Allow our innkeepers to oversee every detail for your perfect wedding day!"  
Includes private non-denominational ceremony or vow renewal (based on availabilty, up to 12 guests); * A framed 8x10 photo print and 40 photos displayed online with the option to purchase, taken by a professional wedding photographer (1-hour session); * An elegant three-course dinner for two, rose petals, candles and a dozen roses
Package Price: $1600

Also, innkeepers are posting Special Discounts in the listing section of each individual inn. So for instance, you might go to Palm Springs and search through each individual inn's listing to read their "Special Discounts" section. These may only be available certain times of the year or to certain groups of individuals (like AARP or AAA members). The discounts are generally in the 10% range. Some innkeepers also will provide discounts for longer stays.

Check each listing to see if the inn has described anything under a category called "Special Discounts."

Savings Secret No. 3

Off-peak travel will save you a bundle. If you are traveling midweek or out of season you should be able to find a reduced rate. Most inns can easily book their weekends throughout the year. Sunday through Thursday nights is much more difficult. (Hotels, on the other hand, often have a tougher time booking weekends and an easier time filling midweek days because many of them cater to business travelers.)

Many inns also will try to give you an incentive to visit them during the off-peak times by providing a little something extra. This ranges from champagne to an upgrade to special theme packages. We will usually list those on the site or in our free e-mail newsletter. (You can subscribe to the free newsletter by adding your e-mail address to the box on the top right.)