Bed and Breakfasts THANK our Military This Veteran’s Day!


This upcoming Veteran’s Day (November 11th) Bed and Breakfasts across the US are coming together to THANK the Military by offering FREE night stays this Veteran’s and Remembrance Day.

Hofsa-House

Hofsa’s House, Carmel by the Sea, California

Just check out this great list:

Arizona
Central Region
Prescott – Prescott Pines Inn B&B
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans get a FREE night’s stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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California
Central Coast Region
Ben Lomond – Fairview Manor B&B
Active Duty Military and Veterans
Rooms are BOOKED and the inn is no longer accepting calls for the special So you can wake up on Veterans’s Day to an awesome breakfast, please accept our gratitude and join us for a free night Monday November 10th 2014…please call us directly to reserve your room 831/336-3355
11/11/2014
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Carmel – Hofsas House Hotel
50% off Rooms on Veterans Day!
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a 50% off their stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Nipomo – Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens
Buy One, Get One Night Stay on Veterans Day
Active Duty will receive a Buy One, Get One special at our B&B on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Rooms are reserved at a first come basis. Please call to reserve the room.
11/11/2014
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North Coast Region
Ferndale – The Gingerbread Mansion
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Book now today; only two rooms left! Thank you for our dear veterans and active members of the military. Get a FREE night’s stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information! Can”t make it that day? Take 20% off any other day for the entire month of September.
11/11/2014
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Middletown – Backyard Garden Oasis B&B
Military Special
Vet’s enjoy a 10% discount on your day!
(10/20/2014 through 11/11/2014)
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Westport – Howard Creek Ranch Inn
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Rooms are BOOKED and the inn is no longer accepting calls for the special. Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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San Diego Region
La Jolla – The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Must call to reserve – it is not available on line. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Southern Region
Laguna Beach – Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
Military Appreciation 10% discount
We offer 10% off of your stay any day of the week for all active duty military.
(04/08/2014 through 04/08/2015)
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Wine Country Region
Napa – The Beazley House Bed & Breakfast Inn
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Colorado
Front Range Region
Drake – FloAnn’s Cottages
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Northwest Region
Fraser – Wild Horse Inn
Veteran’s Day Special
Active Duty and Retired Veterans are eligible for our special running from November 7-11. First time guests receive priority. Two-night minimum is required with the first night FREE and the second night is 30% off. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Oregon
Northeast Region
Baker City – Dancing Goat Inn
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Willamette Valley Region
Newberg – Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Honoring our Veterans 30% discount for all Veterans
We are honoring our Veterans during the month of November with a 30% discount. Call to book. Not valid November 21, 22, 27-29
(09/16/2014 through 11/30/2014)
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Washington
The Islands Region
Camano Island – Inn at Barnum Point
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Wine Country Region
Naches – Apple Country Bed & Breakfast
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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Yakima – Orchard Inn Bed & Breakfast
Free Night’s Stay on Veteran’s Day
Active Duty and Retired Veterans receive a free nights stay on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Please call the inn for more information!
11/11/2014
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For a complete list of all Bed and Breakfasts participating be sure to stop by BnBFinder.Com
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Bucket List Item: Attend a Murder Mystery Weekend!


Remember that episode on Saved by the Bell where the characters partook in a Murder Mystery Event?  Ever since that episode I have always dream of attending such an event so when I heard of Murder Mystery Weekends happening at Historic Inns across the US, I was intrigued.

I have yet to PARTAKE in any of these, but thought I’d share this great list of events and Inns that partake in these kind of weekends: Needless to say it really is that EASY to make a dream a reality thanks to these historic inns.

Wilburton Inn: Manchester Village, Vermont:

The Wilburton Inn is a historic inn in beautiful Vermont, and as well known for one of the best Mansions around!  This upcoming November 8th and 9th they are hosting their second annual Murder Mystery Weekend where this is the story:

Wilburton-Inn

Our mystery takes place in 1955, at a secret board meeting of the newly merged RKO Pictures- General Tire, at the Wilburton Inn.  Tom O’Neil, the new CEO, has convened this meeting in the mountains to share his new corporate strategy and reveal the real reason he bought a barely functioning film studio. His lawyer informs him that he is obligated by contract to produce one last great RKO film. Will it be a musical? A Western? Or a noir thriller? 

Saturday Nov 8 Dinner & Interactive Murder Mystery, 7pm $40 per person
Sunday Nov 9, Broadway Brunch 8-10 am, $20. Singalong at the Piano, with Broadway Cast Album Producer Brian Drutman. Call to reserve: 802-362-2500.

Architect’s Inn: Newport, Rhode Island

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The Architect Inn is celebrating it’s 141st birthday this year!  The Architect’s Inn Guesthouse was constructed in 1873 as the palatial, private residence of George Champlin Mason, the famous Newport architect. It was later the home to America’s Cup sailors, the Vanderbilt family, the Belmont family as well as post-revolutionary Russian royalty. As one of the oldest Inns in Newport, it has hosted everyone from celebrities to the bourgeoisie.

Experience the suspense and excitement of a murder mystery in this Victorian Mansion in the City-by-the-Sea. Awaken your inner Sherlock Holmes, Watson and Professor Moriarty. Will you be a suspect, red herring, accomplice or murderer? We create a full-length mystery for you and participating guests to be the characters, detectives, suspects and, in some instances, the murderer (just be careful not to end up the victim). Presented by the Marley Bridges Theater Company, formerly the renowned Astors’ Beechwood Theater Company on Bellevue Avenue, you will be receive your character role via email before arrival. All guests receive character profiles that are customized to fit their personality, interests and comfort levels.

They put on a variety of Murder Mystery Weekends.  Upcoming dates include: Oct 24 -26, Oct 31-Nov 2nd, Nov 7 – 9, November 14-16, November 22-24, December 5 -7, and December 19-21, 2014.

Mont Rest Hotel: Bellevue, Iowa

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If you’re located in the MidWest, you just may want to book a weekend at the Mont Rest Inn in Iowa.  This historic inn established in 1893 hosts Murder Mysteries every weekend all year round.  The evening begins at 5:30 and ends approximately at 9:30.  A gourmet dinner is included. They will also costume you from head to toe! An additional 65 dollar cost per person along with room costs plus tax.

Spicer Castle: Spicer, Minnesota

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You are cordially invited to an evening filled with merriment and suspense as you help catch a murderer. But think twice… it could be you! You and your guests participate in our mysteries. You may be invited to a 1930’s English Mansion, 1920’s Chicago Speakeasy, Scottish Castle or some other intriguing place at one of our Minnesota Murder Mystery Dinners. ~Spicer Castle

Of course, this all occurs over dinner!

Crystal River Inn: San Marcos, Texas

Crystal-River-Inn

One last Murder Mystery weekend geared towards Ladies only will take place the weekend of November 14 and 15th, 2014.  Or make reservations for their New Year’s Eve Gala which is always a blast! Keep an eye out for new 2015 dates coming soon.

San Marcos is a peaceful Hill Country town, complete with sparkling river, dams and waterfalls, lovely old Victorian architecture, and a rich heritage. But in our fantasies, it harbors a mass of (mythical) secrets which could take years to sort out. The series is planned so that you can tune in on any point.

The first chapter in this saga was born in 1987, and since then has delighted thousands of guests with its historically-flavored plotline. In 1989, we introduced the first sequel, wherein the original victim is summoned back to the inn – via séance! In 1991 came the second sequel, which revisits the cast of characters five and 10 years later. The Victorian Frontier Follies, a hilarious look back at the original troupe’s ancestors, debuted in 1993. And our festive Monaco Mystery, with its grand-opening setting, is the gala’s newest addition. From aging hippies and conniving politicians to sheikhs, Indian chiefs and feathered saloon girls, this beguiling cast of misfits will stop at nothing to confuse and intrigue you.  

Each weekend offers an entire package for the Murder Mystery Weekend that begins Friday evening and lasts through Sunday morning.

Madison Street Inn: Santa Clara, CA

Of course we can’t forget those on the West Coast.  In Northern California be sure to book a Murder Mystery weekend at the Madison Street Inn.

There’s been a murder! Join your guests and become suspects in this murder investigation. Dress up as one of the 12 characters and allow the entertaining plot to unfold. Your evening begins by visiting the scene of the crime. Throughout the night you gather evidence by reading the lab reports and learning motives and secrets about each suspect. Twists and turns along the way make for an evening of intrigue and adventure!

This inn specializes in group murder mystery parties.  Be sure to visit them for more information. ]

Glen Tavern, Santa Paula, CA

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And in Southern California, spend a weekend at the Glen Tavern where a Murder Mystery Package is available with tickets to the Sharpo Murder Mystery show.

Come enjoy an evening of mystery and fun that captures all the senses. The Glen Tavern Inn’s murder mystery theater is a humorous and interactive dramatic adventure. Professionally produced by the acclaimed “Sharpo Murder Mystery,” the show begins with a murder, whereupon the colorful cast of characters takes the audience on a romp as the mystery unfolds and clues are revealed. The murderer may be anyone and even in the audience.

 The show will begin at the pre-dinner guest reception and conclude that evening when the murder is revealed. Characters mingle with the crowd throughout the festive evening and the audience can play detective and submit guesses, with a prize awarded to the most accurate unraveling of the mystery. This romantic date worth dying for.
There are many more inns across the US that partake in these Murder Mystery Weekends, seriously, just do a search to find your next Bucket List adventure.

 

 
Karina Dresses

 

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Get Your Read on with Nextissue and Giveaway!


Disclosure: I received a 3 Month Subscription for a trial run with this review.  All opinions are my own. Post may include affiliate links.  Next-Issue One of my favorite things to do right before bed is to pull out my Dell Venue 7 16 GB Tablet (Android) and open up the Nextissue App.  I then settle down for the night and cozy up to read some of my favorite magazines.  I dream of scenic destinations to travel to, get inspired by home decor, and find some new favorite recipes. What is Nextissue exactly?  It is a App where you pay a low monthly fee (think 9.99) for access to over 140 Magazine titles.  Think about it?  You go to the Newsstand, Your local grocery store, and grab a magazine off the rack.  They can range anywhere from 4.99 to 9.99 depending on what you’re craving to read.  With the Nextissue app, you have access to well over 140 titles for the cost of just one magazine at the store.  Let me tell you, it’s a good investment! There are two different subscriptions to choose from: 9.99 Subscription (per month): Gives you access to 135 Magazines to choose from.  Titles include: AllRecipes, Allure, Elle, Entrepreneur, Marie Claire and many many more. 14.99 Subscription (per month): Gives you access to over 145 Magazines including those weekly subscriptions such as People, The New Yorker and many other titles. If you’re like me, you read different things depending on your moods, so to have all this access under one app, and through my tablet makes it super convenient.  Whether you read each night, or when you’re traveling, this app is right there with you bringing your favorites right along keeping your entertained. I recently teamed up with Nextissue to share my latest Weekend Finds from some of my favorite articles found through the app.  You can read the full article here. And since I love the app so much (which I will be continuing my membership after my trial is up) I thought it’d be great to give you the opportunity to try it out yourself. giveaway 3 Lucky Readers will get a chance to win a 3 Months Subscription.  And if you don’t like the app, you don’t have to continue it afterwards.  No worries at all. Just leave a comment below telling me about some of your favorite magazines.   That’s it, really, it’s that simple! Some of mine include: Travel & Leisure, Sunset Magazine, People, US Weekly, Everyday With Rachel Ray, Better Homes & Gardens to name just a few. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.  Must be 18 years or older and reside in the US.  Winners will be notified by email.  Giveaway ends 10/30 at 9pm PST.  All other rules can be found here. For more information about Next issue and to learn what magazines are available be sure to stop by their site.  Perhaps you’ll even sign up yourself.


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