Thanksgiving brings to mind days of planning a feast filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pecan pie and other goodies followed by hours prepping and cooking (not to mention the cleanup) once the holiday arrives. This year, you can leave all that to the birds. Why not combine the Thanksgiving holiday with some much needed R&R at a bed and breakfast? Not only will you get to enjoy activities such as taking a bike tour into town, sipping wine by the fire or relaxing during a hot stone massage at the spa, but Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared by others and served to you!
Here are some specials worth gobbling up:
South Court Inn, Luray, VA:
If you book a 3 to 4 night stay and arrive on Wednesday evening or Thanksgiving day the South Court Inn will treat you to Thanksgiving dinner at Circa ’31, the main dining room at the restored historic Mimslyn Inn. The multi-course menu includes roast turkey with all the trimmings; you also can choose from a special roast beef or seafood menu.
And, at the South Court Inn, more really is merrier: For each room booked, you’ll receive a dinner gift certificate for two, tax and tips included.
The Addison on Amelia Island, Amelia Island, FL:
If your idea of a perfect Thanksgiving Day involves shorts, sandals and a walk on the beach before diving into dinner, you may want to think about visiting The Addison on Amelia Island. The big day begins with a delicious breakfast followed by a 2-hour narrated tour of Cumberland sound where you’ll observe wildlife and learn the history of Amelia and Cumberland Islands. After enjoying lunch, courtesy of the inn, you can grab one of their bikes and tour the Victorian neighborhoods or relax with a good book. Then, without any work on your part, the day ends with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner prepared by your innkeepers.
Gillum House, Shinnston, WV:
Thanksgiving is about remembering a period of history and the Gillum House is adding a historical touch to their Thanksgiving special. The staff will be outfitted in their best 18th century garb while serving an exquisite dinner including homemade noodles and Gillum house rolls. You’ll even visit a log house built circa 1778 during your stay. Family group rates are available.
Emerson Inn By The Sea – Rockport, MA
There’s nothing like the fresh sea air in a traditional New England setting to whip up an appetite and bring nostalgic memories of Thankgiving gatherings. The Emerson Inn with its spectacular view of the Atlantic coastline celebrates the day with a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet that includes Roast Prime Rib, Grilled Salmon, Roast Turkey in their Grand Gafe that has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 5 years running. Their Thanksgiving Package includes Thanksgiving Dinner for two on Nov. 24th, two night’s accommodation and deluxe continental breakfast each morning. Packages are priced from $299 for two. And after your fabulous dinner, there’s nothing better for a full tummy than a stroll beside the sea.
Arnold Black Bear Inn – Arnold, CA
Arnold Black Bear Inn is talking turkey – in a good way. Two nights (including Thanksgiving Thursday) is all it takes, and the inn will provide a traditional feast at no additional cost if you book two nights at the inn.
Thanksgiving tradition calls for much planning and preparation for the big day. It’s enough to make you want to pack up you bags and hit the road. With B&Bs providing fabulous Thanksgiving packages this year, why not grab a getaway? You can have your turkey and eat it, too.
About Author: Rich Rodriguez is the PR & Marketing Coordinator for BnBFinder.com, one of the world’s most comprehensive B&B directories. You can read more about B&Bs and travel at the BnBFinder blog. Follow along on Twitter at @BnBFinder and Facebook.