California B&Bs and Boutique Inns Offer Military Specials in Honor of Veteran’s Day

SACRAMENTO, CA [October 19, 2015] -- In honor of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military, several members of the California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) are offering military specials in conjunction with Veterans’ Day (November 11, 2015). Some of the specials are also available through the month of November or year-round.

On Veteran’s Day, veterans and active military personnel can enjoy a free night’s stay at the Lavender Inn in Ojai.  The free night stay is valid November 11, 2015 only.  In addition, the inn offers free, three-day retreats for female soldiers who have been victims of PTSD and military sexual trauma. The inn partners with a local non-profit, Reins of Hope/Hope for Warriors, which uses equine therapy and counselors with a proven track record.  The retreat includes a stay at the inn and group bonding activities such as cooking classes, massage, facials, yoga, dinner, fireside chats, and a counseling session.  For more information and reservations, call 805-646-6635.

As a salute to service members, the Aurora Hotel and Spa on Catalina Island is offering a special discount for a two-night stay over the Veteran’s Day holiday. Active duty and retired military who book a stay at the hotel on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, will receive 50% off the second night. Guests must present documentation at check-in. This special offer cannot be combined with any other offer. In addition to the Veteran’s Day special, Aurora Hotel offers active duty military personnel a 10% discount off standard rates throughout the year. For reservations, call 310-510-0454.

Also on Catalina Island, the Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites offers year-round military discounts on lodging, restaurants and tours. Active service members and veterans receive a 10% discount off all rooms, suites and cottages at the hotel during peak season, which runs now through October 29, 2015, and a 20% discount during low season (October 30, 2015 - May 14, 2016).  In addition, the hotel provides a 10% discount at four of Avalon’s best restaurants and a 10% discount tours through Catalina Adventure Tours.  Reservations may be made by calling 800-540-0184 or booked online. Use the promo code military when making reservation to receive discount.

In the quiet coastal town of Point Arena, active and retired service men and women receive 15% off their stay at the Wharf Master’s Inn.  The inn, with its lovely views of the wharf and the sea, is also close to the Point Arena Lighthouse (the tallest in California) and new Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, which offers trails along rugged coastal bluffs with spectacular ocean views. The discount is valid year-round and cannot be combined with any other promotions.  To receive the discount, guests must mention special at time of booking and show military ID upon arrival. To reserve, call 707-882-3171.

Plan a getaway to the Homestead Cottages near Yosemite this fall and save with the inn’s military special. The cottages are havens of relaxation and privacy nestled amongst mature oaks on 160 acres. In honor of Veteran’s Day, active and retired service men and women will receive 20% off their stay between October 26 and November 14, 2015. Guests must mention the special at the time of booking and show their military ID upon arrival. The special cannot be combined with any other promotions.  For reservations, call 559-683-0495.

Volcano Union Inn salutes those who serve the country and offers savings for a getaway to California’s Gold Country.  For the month of November, the inn will give a 10% discount on overnight stays to all active and retired military personnel.  The discount is valid for any night November 1-30, 2015.  Guests must present their military ID or other form of proof upon arrival to receive the discount. To reserve a room, call 209-296-7711.

Escape to Paso Robles wine country and save on a quiet, relaxing stay in a beautifully-converted barn at the Creekside Bed and Breakfast. In honor of Veteran’s Day, active and retired service men and women will receive 30% off their stay between November 1 and November 13, 2015. Guests must mention the special at time of booking and show military ID upon arrival.  The special cannot be combined with any other promotions.  Call for 805-227-6585 to make a reservation.

The Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Santa Barbara County is proud to offer a year-round military discount of 15% on midweek stays, Sunday thru Thursday.  This discount applies to active and retired military personnel. All guest rooms at the inn feature a king size bed and gas fireplace. Guests staying at the inn will enjoy a complimentary full breakfast each morning and complimentary wine tasting for two at two of the Parker family tasting rooms: Fess Parker Winery and Epiphany. To make a reservation, call 805-688-7788.

Military personnel enjoy a 10% discount year round at Avalon Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Sonoma wine country. Rest easy in a peaceful forest setting just 10 minutes from the charming bohemian town of Sebastopol. The inn serves an organic gourmet breakfast each morning, Sonoma wine and cheese hour each afternoon, and daily treats in a romantic bed and breakfast where hospitality and comfort come first.  Call 707-824-0880 to make a reservation.

Also in Sonoma wine country, Casa Bella Inn salutes dedicated veterans and active military personnel with a special discount on midweek stays.  Book one night and receive a 50% discount on the second night for a midweek stay, Sunday through Thursday.  Book and travel between November 1 – December 31, 2015, and guests will receive free gift pack.  The special excludes holidays.  The special applies to new reservations only and may not be combined with other offers.  To make a reservation, call 707-833-6996.

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