Hundreds of Bed and Breakfasts are providing free rooms on Wednesday, November 10th, in observance of Veterans Day (November 11) to honor men andwomen currently serving in the military, as well as those or who have served their country in the past. Over 200 inns in 39 states and Canada have donated rooms for this holiday promotion. The program was started in 2009 by the West Virginia B&B Association. “We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces”, says Kathleen Panek, owner of the Gillum House in Shinnston, West Virginia and originator of the concept. “These are trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night’s rest is our way to say, thank you.”
Ten B&B’s/Inns from the Big Island are taking part in the Veterans Day promotion. “This is the best way for us to honor this country’s military members”, says Michele Gamble, owner of the Palms Cliff House Inn. “Not enough people realize what our serviceman and women face on a day to day basis in addition to those who have already put their lives on the line for our country and we are happy for them to stay with us as we celebrate Veterans Day.”
The Palms Cliff House Inn in Honomu, AlaKai B&B in Keaau, Aloha Junction B&B in Volcano, Coconut Cottage B&B in Pahoa, Hale Ho’ola in Captain Cook, Hale Makamae B&B in Pahoa, Kalaekilohana, Big Island B&B in Na’alehu, Leilani B&B in Ocean View, Volcano Rainforest Retreat in Volcano, Bougainvillea B&B in Ocean View are the ten Big Island B&B’s/Inns to participate in this special thank you to our service members. Bed and breakfast inns are smaller hospitality businesses that offer a more personal touch than standard motels or hotels.
Reservations need to be made directly with the participating inns. A valid military or Veterans Administration ID will be required for each reservation. Each participating Bed and Breakfast is making at least one room available on the night of November 10 and availability is limited to a first come first serve basis. For more information on the nation wide promotion go to www.bnbsforvets.org. Or contact directly any of the participating Big Island B&B’s /Inns to book your reservation at: The Palms Cliff House Inn – Honomu 808-963-6076 www.palmscliffhouse.com AlaKai B&B -Keaau 800-806-3646 www.alakaibb.com Aloha Junction B&B -Volcano 888-967-7286 www.bbvolcano.com Coconut Cottage B&B -Pahoa 866-204-7444 www.CoconutCottageHawaii.com Hale Ho’ola Captain Cook 877-628-9117 www.hale-hoola.com Hale Makamae B&B -Pahoa 808-965-7015 www.bnb-aloha.com Kalaekilohana Big Island B&B- Na’alehu 808-939-8052 www.kau-hawaii.com Leilani B&B- Ocean View 808-929-7101 www.leilanibedandbreakfast.com Volcano Rainforest Retreat -Volcano 800-550-8696 www.volcanoretreat.com Bougainvillea B&B - Ocean View 808-929-7089 www.bougainvilleabedandbreakfast.com
See the link for the AP story on this. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39401775/ns/travel-destination_travel/