CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (November 2, 2011) - Members of the Cumberland Valley Bed and Breakfast Association will join hundreds of inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and Canada in honoring active and retired veterans with free rooms in recognition of Veteran's Day. In a campaign called B&Bs for Vets, members of the Cumberland Valley Bed and Breakfast Association will join inns and B&Bs in opening their doors with complimentary stays for vets on November 10, 2011 so they can wake up on Veteran's Day to a wonderful breakfast after a great night's sleep in a B&B.
This is the second year that the Cumberland Valley B&B Association has participated in this campaign. In addition, this year, some B&Bs have offered additional discounts throughout the week of November 7-12. "We are proud to join innkeepers across the USA and Canada in honoring active and retired military and veterans by offering a complimentary room(s)," said Joanne Kenney-Hawver, innkeeper at the Red Cardinal Bed & Breakfast and secretary of the Cumberland Valley Bed and Breakfast Association. "We are thrilled that thousands of vets and their families will wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B, like ours. It's one small way we can thank those serving in the military and their families for the important work they do" finished Joanne Kenney-Hawver. " We salute and thank the members of our organization who are veterans, Mary Duxbury (The Carlisle House), Lee Gelinas (Gelinas Manor), Bill Hawver (Red Cardinal Bed and Breakfast) and daughter of a veteran, Kim Hanlin (Fallen Tree Farm). Although they will not get the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary room for the service they have performed, they will be participating in the program by proudly sharing this day with the dedicated men and women who have given so much to us and to our country", says Joanne Kenney-Hawver The B&Bs for Vets program started in 2008 when Kathleen Penek, co-owner of the Gillum House and a handful of other innkeepers in West Virginia opened their doors to veterans in honor of Veteran's Day. The program grew in popularity among innkeepers, and last year more than 900 inns in the US and Canada participated by offering free rooms to vets. This year, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International will coordinate the B&Bs for Vets program as a way to help veterans learn about today's B&B experience. Veterans interested in reserving a room on November 10 are asked visit our website: www.cvbednbreakfasts.com/ and contact the individual B&B. To see a complete list of participating inns and B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, visit www.bnbsforvets.org. The Cumberland Valley Bed & Breakfast Association is a collection of authentic Pennsylvania lodging treasures, giving you a choice of unique and delightful Bed and Breakfast Inns. From Victorian homes and historic taverns to country manors and rural farmhouses, these B&Bs mirror the diverse times of life in Pennsylvania's beautiful rolling hills and quaint towns.