Mothers Day 2013

Mother’s Day has a United States history. The day of celebrating your mother is only a little over a hundred years old. It began in 1908 when a lovely lady named Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” an official holiday in the U.S.

There have been other days honoring mothers since the 1870’s but nothing official. Anna Jarvis trademarked “the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day”. President Woodrow Wilson made the day official by an act of U.S. congress. Other countries adopted this “special day” not on the same date but with their own name and dates, typically falling on a Sunday. There are some great Mother’s Day traditions around the world to check out on the Internet.

Down to the “oh, what am I going to do for my mother on Mother’s Day” and the day is quickly approaching? Check out these lovely B&B’s.

Mother’s Day at the Lady Neptune B&B/Inn in Hampton, Virginia is offering a family special. Cozy comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast and buffet await you.

New England’s Captain Fairfield Inn (a luxury Boutique B&B) in Kennebunkport, Maine offers an absolutely elegant weekend for any occasion. You have to check the amenities, lodging, food, packages and the Keene area. Chef Jed’s prepared breakfast, wine list, and afternoon and evening snacks are a special treat. Choose a Special Package today at the Captain Fairfield luxury Boutique Hotel. Call Alana today at 1 800 322-1928.

The Beacon House in Carolina Beach, North Carolina is offering special Mother’s Day packages. Is mom ready for the beach? Call 910.458.6244.

Mother’s are special and a weekend away may be just the thing to put a smile on her face and to know how much she is appreciated will make you happy too.

Happy Mother’s Day from The Aardvark Team

Tax Time Isn’t All Bad When You Can Travel

With tax day approaching soon, what are planning to do with your tax return? We know about all the bills and other expenses we all incur during the year that we use our tax return for but maybe we need a couple of days away or a weekend to let our loved ones know how wonderful they have been this year. There are so many Bed and Breakfast Inns that offer great midweek specials that are not so expensive that it will break your bank account.

Accommodations at Bed and Breakfast Inns are almost always beautifully decorated, cozy and comfortable and many offer afternoon teas, event packages, dining, business conferences and for the really daring, with a significant other, maybe a wedding or vow renewal ceremony all at affordable rates. Enjoy a massage and spa day, golf nearby with your partner or if you’re alone, let your Innkeeper know you would like to enjoy meeting new friends. If you just want to visit to be alone, many B&B/Inns have great libraries full of movies and books for your enjoyment. It does not matter where you live; tax time is here and we do hope you have or will be receiving a nice sum to allow you to enjoy yourself. A day or two of rest and relaxation to be pampered is a gift to yourself. Visit our www.BedandBreakfastNetwork.com and you will find yourself knowing that this is the perfect way to relax and enjoy all that work you did last year.

The Aardvark Team

Choosing a Bed and Breakfast Inn over a Motel/Hotel

Lodging accommodations are sometimes hard to choose. A good experience at either a Bed and Breakfast Inn or Motel/Hotel may help you make your decision upon whether or not to return. We do, however, want you to try a Bed and Breakfast Inn on your travels or a romantic getaway, even wedding, reunion or any special occasion.

Most B&B Inns offer elegant, beautifully decorated rooms with comfortable beds and wonderful views. Morning breakfasts are prepared by your innkeeper or it may even be a personal chef and owner of the Inn which is spectacular. The preparation that goes into these elegant full breakfasts makes you feel really special and the cost is included in the room so there are no hidden prices. In some Bed and Breakfast Inns you may even have coffee and your breakfast delivered right to your room.

In the evening your Innkeeper may offer a snack, coffee, tea or wine before going out for dinner. A great number of B&B/Inns offer dinner created by a chef right there at the B&B/Inn. There may be a charge but well worth the cost. A sherry may even be served before turning in.

Your host will be happy to provide concierge service. They know where there are theaters, museums, antiquing, winter and summer sports, golfing, fishing and so many other activities in the area to make your visit interesting and fun. They also know the best fine dining restaurants should they not serve dinner at the B&B/Inn and you will want to know this information.

Should you be visiting for business be sure to ask if they have special prices for long term stay or mid-week discounts. Also if you have a special friend or relative you need the perfect gift for and know they would like to visit the B&B/Inn, most offer gift certificates for that special someone.

These elegant B&B/Inns want you to return or tell friends that they have done their best to make you comfortable so please write a lovely review about them and tell your friends. Many B&B’s are relying on your word of mouth to get them their next guest.

We did not mention hotels because of their cost factor and hidden fees, we really wanted to focus on how enjoyable it is to stay in a Bed and Breakfast Inn and how much you will enjoy your time there (you will want to return again and again). Innkeepers do give you much time to yourself with a TV to rest and relax. The pools, Jacuzzi’s, gardens and places for a long stroll or walk into town will be memorable. All this for a very modest cost. Always be sure to check with the innkeeper first to see if children are allowed, if the inn is handicap accessible or if you can bring your pet. We hope you will choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn for your next business or romantic getaway.

A B&B Halloween Murder Mystery Weekend

Do you believe in the paranormal, ghosts, goblins, haunting experiences and murders? We are only mentioning this because Halloween is just around the corner. Bed and Breakfast Inns like to celebrate this day because many offer Mystery Weekends. These usually come with dinner, one or two nights at the B&B Inn and the Murder Mystery story which you can participate. It turns out to be a really fun evening with a delicious meal and meeting new friends.

1. Murder Mystery Weekends are interactive live action role-playing games.
2. Bed and Breakfast Inns are decorated to represent the scene of the crime.
3. Costumes are usually involved for the guests to play different characters.
4. When the murder happens, guests try to identify the murderer by evidence, examining clues, and questioning the players.
5. Now the conclusion: which guest is the murderer???
Check www.BedandBreakfastNetwork.com and find the best Bed and Breakfast Inn offering this Halloween treat. You will have the best weekend ever and be talking about it for a long time. You will enjoy visiting a B&B/Inn who offers a Mystery Package Special so much you will want to return again and again.
Have fun…
– The Aardvark Team

Maine’s York Harbor Inn gearing up for fall

descriptionThe beautiful York Harbor Inn in York Harbor Maine emailed us their spectacular fall foliage Specials. York Harbor Inn is a premier luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn with completely redecorated guest rooms and common area. Linens and furnishings have all been upgraded. The concierge “Innkeeper in Residence” Paul Gagnon of the Chapman Cottage is there to welcome you. Previous guest will receive a great 50% discount. Fall foliage guests who reserve on the Internet will also receive a substantial discount. These are for those who reserve on line only. Thanksgiving at the beautiful York Harbor Inn is having their 32nd year of a bountiful buffet. Roast Turkey, Seafood Newburg, Coffee-Spice sirloin, baked stuffed haddock, three cheese lasagna, oyster cornbread stuffing, praline butternut squash, homemade cranberry sauce, apple crisp, pumpkin pie and the list goes on and on. Thanksgiving dinner is also served in the Ship’s Cellar Pub. Staying at York Harbor Inn enjoy the luxury comfortable rooms with fireplaces and all the amenities you could ask for, jacuzzi spa tubs or ocean view decks. Queen and King beds check the room pages to confirm your specific amenities. A fall Wedding at the romantic York Harbor Inn will be an oceanside function with beautifully decorated rooms and 35 foot cathedral ceilings. Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners overlooking spectacular views. Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday Weddings.Only 45 minutes from Portland and 50 minutes from Manchester NH airport. York Harbor Inn is recognized by the Travel Channel’s “Great Country Inns of America” . This award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn can be found on http://www.bedandbreakfastnetwork.com/maine/ just click on the banner link, check out the beautiful Inn, and rooms and Pub. Remember this is an Historic Inn and truly beautiful. Reserve your getaway, wedding or corporate meeting today.

New England Fall Foliage

Anytime is the perfect time to visit New England but Fall is really special because of the fall foliage. The colors of the leaves are spectacular.  A drive through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut will bring memories for the rest of your life. Or revisit or even discover a new area.

1. We have embedded Yankee’s Live Fall Foliage Map for you to track the best foliage of New England

2. Remember to bring warm clothes. The air in New England is getting cooler and you may need that sweater or jacket.

3. A visit to New England with a loved one or good friend will be one of great memories for a life time.

4. Don’t forget your camera and remember there are many websites that have contests for the best photo’s for New England’s  Fall Foliage and you may be the winner.

5. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast or Country Inn. Their rooms are beautiful and their breakfast are family style or gourmet style and ever so delicious. Starting your day with a great breakfast is the smart thing to do. Many Bed and Breakfast Inns offer dinners by reservation so do not forget to make one if staying for several days or a week.

6. Please visit www.BedandBreakfastNetwork.com and find the perfect Inn for your New England destination in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut.

7. We will be here in Florida thinking of what a wonderful time you will be having and hope you will drop us an email about the great time your having.

Use this map to track the fall foliage. We will enjoy hearing from you and will post your comments and or photo’s on our next blog. Wishing you a wonderful Fall Foliage Vacation.

theaardvarkteam@gmail.com

Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast

Visiting Memphis Tennessee or Graceland? The perfect destination is the beautiful Magnolia Grove Bed and Breakfast just 10 minutes south of Memphis in Hernando Mississippi. This beautiful gracious 1900’s historic Bed and Breakfast with antique furnishings and stained glass windows and so many other beautiful features will keep you coming back again and again. Elegant spacious rooms, delicious breakfast prepared by the perfect hosts Tom and Ellen. Magnolia Grove is only minutes from Graceland, Beal Street and Tunica Casinos. Hernando is a beautiful charming town and with so many wonderful places to visit. Magnolia Grove B&B will make feel so welcome you will want to return over and over again. Find them on http://www.bedandbreakfastnetwork.com/tennessee/memphis/