The holiday season is a magical time of year that brings joy to families everywhere, but with that joy comes some form of stress. This year, take advantage of some home-away-from-home hospitality and spend the holidays at a cozy bed and breakfast. From delicious 6-course dinners to sleigh rides in the snow and city light tours, these four B&Bs are offering guests the ultimate festive experiences and packages for you to share with your loved ones.
At Glenlaurel, A Scottish Inn & Cottage in Rockbridge, OH, foodie and literature enthusiasts can experience an annual fine dining feast in tribute to the spirit of Charles Dickens.
No humbugs here! The six-course Dickens Dinner, held every Sunday and Wednesday in December, features the traditional dining choices of Victorian England and Scotland, including diverse menu items that change weekly. This year marks the 15th event celebration and will incorporate performed readings of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”. Start off the evening with a social hour, beginning at 6PM in the Loch Ness Pub onsite, with dinner to follow at 7PM. When guests reserve a seat, they can take advantage of 50% off the regular rate of lodging which starts at $189.
Guests can witness the historic town of Saint Augustine, FL lit up for the holidays when they visit the Bayfront Marin House.
Bask in the warm glow of the inn’s holiday lights during the world-renowned Nights of Lights celebration, held this year from Nov. 19th to Jan. 31st. Guests that stay at the inn for two weeknights (Sunday-Thursday) will receive an exclusive tour of the display on the Old Town Trolley, a complimentary peppermint bark sampler, and a coupon for a delicious hot cocoa or mocha at Claude’s Chocolate. For January guests, the inn will create a manufactured snowstorm every Monday and Wednesday. The offer is only valid for full-price rooms with rates starting at $199.
At Two Meeting Street Inn in Charleston, SC, beautifully appointed guest rooms within a Queen Anne Victorian mansion circa 1890 await travelers this holiday season .
Enjoy a two-night stay at the cozy Southern inn and take advantage of the many complimentary amenities included in the Oh What Fun! Package: a hot Southern breakfast, gracious low country afternoon tea, evening cream sherry, professional concierge services and complimentary Wi-Fi. Make your stay a trip to remember and soak in the winter charm of the city on a guided walking tour that allows guests to explore the history, architecture, and cultural heritage of one of America’s most charming cities. Rates start at $459 for a two-night stay.
At the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, VT, you’ll find yourself in a true New England Winter Wonderland located in the heart of town.
When it comes to a winter getaway, the quaint New England town of Stowe, VT is second to none. This holiday season, the Green Mountain Inn is offering a special package when you book a minimum of two-nights lodging during Christmas week only (December 23rd, 24th, or 25th). Guests spending the holidays at the inn will receive a welcome bottle of wine served with a platter of assorted cheeses, fruits and nuts, and choice of a Green Mountain Inn commemorative gift upon arrival, a full daily breakfast, and complimentary afternoon tea and cookies. Christmas dinner in the Main Street Dining Room will also be included, with menu options ranging from Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef and Spinach and Goat Cheese Ravioli for dinner, to Buche de Noel and Maple Crème Brulee for dessert. After dinner, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride with your loved ones. Rates start at $409 per person and are based on double occupancy.
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