Monday, March 24, 2008

Bed and Breakfast Inns Offer Green Travel Bargains

For the fifth year in a row, bed and breakfast inns around the U.S. are offering creative ways of rewarding guests for conserving gas.

The program is called "Tanks a Lot!", and it includes helping guests pay for their own fill-up, either before or after a home-made breakfast.

Here's a sample of eco-friendly great green deals being offered by B&Bs in more than 40 states, the Caribbean Islands and three Canadian provinces --

The Colonial Terrace, Carmel, California, just one block from Carmel Beach -- Through the end of June, arrive in a hybrid vehicle, Sunday through Thursday, and receive $25 off the total bill to put toward gas.

Pilgrim’s Inn and Cottages, Deer Isle, Maine -- This inn is rewarding guests who arrive driving hybrid vehicles, by reducing their bill up to $40 for a tank of gas, through October 18.

White Swan Inn, Whitehall, Michigan -- Through June, guests staying two nights who bring a grocery bag of non-perishable food items or personal care products for the local food pantry will receive a $40 discount on their bill to help with gas. Mention "Fuel and Food" when making your reservation.

Island Goode’s, Hilo, Hawaii -- Look forward to fresh produce grown on this eight-acre estate, plus solar-heated water at this eco-friendly inn. Book two nights and get a $25 credit toward auto or travel expenses; stay four nights and get a $50 credit. Call for a free airport pickup, and ride green in the inn’s Toyota Prius.

Be sure to mention the's Tanks a Lot! promotion when booking your reservation.