Shopping for presents, viewing holiday lights, celebrating with friends and families, or just relaxing by the fire are timeless holiday traditions that we all love and share. Perhaps no one is more aware of the importance of such traditions than the owners of our cherished Bed and Breakfasts, whose inns are the very essence of the cozy American hearth and home.
Time, family and traditions are precious values and hundreds of inns are offering holiday packages to bring your family and loved ones together. Choosing a B&B often means finding a convenient location for all family members to meet in a comfortable, exquisitely decorated location where someone else does the work. To get you in the holiday mood B&Bs across the country are offering holiday tours to spark your holiday spirit and give you decorating inspiration and holiday recipe ideas. For a complete list of inns that are offering tours, please visit www.BnBFinder.com/HolidayTours or to plan a holiday getaway while taking advantage of savings, visit www.BnBFinder.com/HolidaySpecials. If you are unable to getaway this holiday season, re-create the magic in your home and visit www.BnBFinder.com/HolidayRecipes for innkeeper's favorite seasonal recipes.
Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour, Jackson, New Hampshire
The village of Jackson rings in the holidays with the Jingle Bell Chocolate tour. A horse drawn sleigh will take you to restaurants, specialty shops and bed and breakfasts where specially prepared chocolate treats will be passed out at each stop. Participating inns will provide you with two tickets to the tour as well as different keepsakes when you book a two night stay. The Jingle Bell Chocolate tour will be conducted hourly from 12-4pm on November 24th, 25th, December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th.
Sweet Treats Cookie Tour, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
For those of you with a sweet tooth, indulge in the Eureka Springs Sweet Treats Cookie Tour. Ten inns will open their doors to offer a sampling of holiday treats, recipes and decorating ideas. You will receive a recipe card from each inn to add to your collection and will be entered to win a $300 gift certificate to be used at any of the participating inns. Book your stay at a participating inn and begin your holiday getaway. The Sweet Treats Cookie tour will be held the weekend of December 7th- December 9th.
Spring Lake Candlelight Christmas Tour and Shopping Extravaganza, Spring Lake, New Jersey
Warm up to holiday traditions in Spring Lake at the 18th annual Candlelight Christmas tour on December 1st. Each inn will have a different theme, such as a Victorian Dickens Christmas and will be decked in holiday trimmings from parlor to porch.
"Wrapping Up the Holidays" runs from December 2nd until December 23rd, turning the chore of holiday shopping into a getaway with your girlfriends. Your getaway will begin with a holiday refreshment while your innkeepers’ regale you with shopping advice and secrets. Then spend the day shopping with your sisters, mother or girlfriends and upon returning to the inn, begin wrapping your gifts with the help and expertise of your innkeeper. The innkeepers will provide wrapping paper, bows and finishing touches to make your presents look beautiful. And to make your shopping trip a little lighter, stay 2 consecutive nights at a participating inn and have your 2nd night half off.
Inn to Inn Cookie Tour, White Mountains, New Hampshire
The Inn to Inn Cookie Tour stretches through the White Mountains. Mingle with other guests of the 17 participating inns and receive recipes for holiday treats. Each inn is no more than 15 minutes from each other on this self-guided tour. If you manage to visit all 17 inns, you will be rewarded with a keepsake brass ornament. This self-guided tour will be held December 8th and 9th from 11am-4pm both days.
Holiday traditions old and new!
Your choice - they're up to you!