Let’s face it, putting together a family meal on Thanksgiving can be rather thankless. After hours spent gathering ingredients, preparing stuffing, and cooking for what seems to be an eternity, friends and family gobble up your hard earned masterpiece within minutes! We vote that this year, you let someone else whip up the debacle, while you also sit back and relax. Who said you couldn’t have your turkey and eat it too?
Here is a list of bed and breakfasts serving up a traditional Thanksgiving feast, minus the clean up:
Tipsy Turkey. Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast Inn in Amelia Island, Florida kicks off the holiday on November 24th with a wine and cheese poolside cocktails. The next day, turkey dinner begins at 5 pm with all the fixings, including: spiced pumpkin soup; gourmet salad greens with fresh cranberries and walnuts; roasted mushrooms, onions and raisin stuffing; glazed ham; sweet potatoes; mashed potatoes; steamed asparagus; and lots of gravy – topped off with warm, homemade, apple pie a la mode and chocolate covered strawberries. Reserve November 24, 25 and 26th and get Saturday, November 27th half off! Dinner is $94 per person including all taxes and gratuities. Room charge is separate.
Country Hearth. Savor a traditional complimentary Thanksgiving meal at the Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn in Flemington, New Jersey when you reserve a two-night stay. Dinner is served late afternoon and includes roasted turkey, soup, gravy, and five side-dishes, followed by buffet-style dessert. Call the inn to reserve your room, and your spot at the table! Two-course gourmet breakfasts are included. If you’re only planning a one night trip, then dinner is $65.00 per person and overnight accommodations are required.
Culinary Gem. The Inn at Starlight Lake in Starlight, Pennsylvania is serving up a complimentary, plated, Thanksgiving dinner when you reserve a two or three night stay. Tucked away in a quiet corner in Pennsylvania, the inn is home to an expert culinary staff. Among the many amenities are a music room, a cheery sunroom, and a game room – complete with pool table and shuffleboard.
Gourmet Trimmings. Breakfast on silver, crystal and lace? The Martine Bed & Breakfast Inn in Pacific Grove, California, delivers just that. The expansive 100 year old inn has several fireplaces, a library, billiard table, and vintage furnishings. It’s also preparing a special Thanksgiving dinner at 3 pm on November 25th, which includes: banana squash soup, Carmel Valley greens, ham, turkey, duck, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans with bacon chips, cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, roasted chestnuts, freshly baked rolls, pumpkin pie, mince Pie, coffee, tea, mulled cider, and house wine ($48 per person, plus taxes and service charges; room charge is separate).
book four nights you have a choice – get four nights at the cost of three or stay three nights and get a complimentary 30-minute massage or facial at the Absolute Nirvana Spa. These B&Bs aren’t making turkey dinners, you’ll have to venture to a nearby restaurant for a Southwestern-style Thanksgiving meal but we thought the complimentary facial and/massage served up something different.
Regardless of where you go, you’re likely to find a warm, welcoming, environment at a bed and breakfast. If the inn isn’t making turkey for dinner, the innkeepers will surely know the best place for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving meal.
For more information on Thanksgiving getaways visit the BnBFinder.com Holiday Bed & Breakfast Specials page.