As today’s temperature approaches 80 degrees, it’s hard to imagine that in just four weeks it will be time for jeans and sweatshirts, and Fall Foliage will be putting on a riotous display of color. Fall is the favorite time of year to load up the car and head out for the pure joy of savoring the roadside scenery. This year may be especially challenging given the price of gasoline, so we’re pulled together a list of great getaway promotions to locations with stunning scenery. Each one of the Fall Foliage 2011 deals below (organized by region) offers FREE GAS CARDS and other great incentives to come visiting and take in the brisk autumn air.
Across The U.S.A.
Bed and Breakfast.com has over 30 inns across the country participating in the Tanks for Traveling promotion that offers Ga$ back deals. For example, The Black Bear Inn in Bolton Valley Vermont rewards Hybrid driving guests with a $100 Gas gift card when staying for 3 nights and a $50 gas card for others.
BetterWayToStay.com has almost 100 lodgings participating in their BnB’s Kick Gas promotions where travelers receive gas deals and rebates, car tune-ups, rewards and fuel saving driving tips. For instance the Benjamin Packard Inn in Bath, Maine will issue a $10 gas card for each night of your stay through October 31st.
The Brewster House Bed & Breakfast overlooking Casco Bay in Freeport, Maine offers a Fall Foliage Surf and Turf Special that includes a 2 night stay, self-drive foliage tour, an historic schooner sail on Casco Bay, $100 shopping spree at LL.L. Bean, $50 restaurant certificate, PLUS a $50 gas card – wow.
Mirror Lake Inn the four-diamond resort on Lake Placid in New York, invites you to Park Your Car and Leaf It in the Adirondacks. This promotion promises a getaway that won’t burn a gallon of gas, as you park your car and take in the fall scenery with the use of free kayaks and canoes on the lake, miles of hiking trails, a 2.6 sidewalk stroll around the lake, lively downtown, plus a $50 credit to use at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants or in the spa.
Holiday Inn Elmira Riverview located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, known as Mark Twain Country, is offering a Gas ‘N’ Go Package. Stay one night or more and receive a free $25 gas card PER NIGHT. The hotel is located midway between New York City and Niagara Falls.
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, just outside of Providence Rhode Island offers a Gas & Go Package that includes a $25 free gas card for EACH NIGHT stayed at the hotel, free parking, complimentary WiFi and a $15 Libations credit. Providence is a wonderful city offering interesting architecture, thriving arts community and a renowned restaurant scene.
Making Waves Boatel on Toronto harbor is saying “Tanks For Coming“! This whimsical BnB is a treat anytime, but between now and the end of September they are also offering a $50 free gas card with a 3 night booking. Toronoto harbor is a fascinating spot to spend a few days, just steps from the heart of downtown and all the action.
Sanibel Harbour Marriott, perched on a private peninsula overlooking the bay, they have an RX For Gas Pains promotion that includes a great promotional rate on a two night stay, complimentary rental car from Enterprise, a $25 free gas card from Shell, and free use of bikes or kayaks. Use the rate code ZGL.
Delray Beach Marriott, has a Fill Up Your Gas Tank promotion that includes a $50 gas credit for stays of 2 nights or more.
Casa Grandview Historic Luxury Inn in West Palm Beach is offering a $25 free gas card with overnight stays that also include complimentary breakfast, use of DVDs, beach gear and bikes.
Jupiter Beach Resort, has a Summer Road Trip Package that includes oceanview luxury accommodation, a $25 free gas card per stay and 20% off beach rentsl, breakfast, spa treatments gift shop, kids club and bike rentals.
Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens has a Gas ‘n Go promotion that offers a $30 free gas card with a two night stay.
The Buttes Marriott Resort in Tempe, Arizona, has a Family Escape Package that includes a $50 free gas card PER NIGHT!, complimentary parking and 20% off all Spa services.
Colorado Springs, Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau is running a Tank Full of Summer promotion which offers fuel-friendly deals at area lodgings, dining and activity venues, with many offering a free gas card or $ off to offset the cost of gas.
The Westin Riverfront Resort in Beaver Creek, Colorado helps you answer the burning question… Can I Have A Gas Card, Dad? Their promotion includes studio suite accommodation for three nights, a $50 Visa card to fill up your tank, valet parking and Road-Trip-Bingo to help the miles fly by.
Red Lion Hotels are bringing back the Red Lion 8 Western State Road Trip that wind their way through Washington, Oregon, Idaho and more. The promotion incloudes a $50 free gas card with every booked reservation through September 30th.
The Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Washington offers a Fuel and Fun Package that includes overnight accommodation along with a $50 Chevron gas card, $20 food credit, 20% spa discount, complimentary airport transfers, free valet parking, free WiFi and more.
Terms, conditions and effective dates of these promotions vary. Please contact the properties directly for all the ‘red tape’, and enjoy the open road this Fall.
Photo Credit: Fall Foliage – Flickr: joiseyshowaa