Beds and Breakfast Team Up to Cover Gas Costs for a Leap Day Stay

January 22, 2024

Ten bed and breakfasts across the United States
are banding together to encourage travelers to take a leap, fill their tanks, and
see what it’s like to stay at a B&B in a nod toward Leap Day.
Starting February 29 th this group of inns will pay $40 toward a tank of gas for
each two-consecutive night, midweek, reservation (Monday through Thursday)
through the month of March at the participating properties.

The innkeepers at the various B&Bs are eager to meet more regional travelers –
so much so, they’re willing to pay to do it. The initiative affords travelers a chance
to travel cross counties; even neighboring state lines.
If your vehicle gets 20-miles to the gallon, you could potentially drive about-260
miles on $40 worth of gasoline. And while how far you can travel with that will
vary, if you drive an average of 60 miles per hour, you could have enough gas in
your tank for about a 4-hour trip.
In addition to the free gasoline – most of the participating properties offer
complimentary breakfast, complimentary parking, and in most cases –
complimentary wireless internet access. All of the innkeepers know their areas
incredibly well and are happy to serve as onsite area experts, directing you to the
best restaurants frequented by locals, and off the beaten must-see destinations.
Start your engines.

Below is a list of the ten participating properties – arranged
alphabetically by state, then city:

Bardstown, KY – 30 min drive from Louisville; 45 min drive from Lexington; less
than 2-hours from Cincinnati, OH; less than 3-hours from Nashville, TN
Bourbon Manor: The first Bourbon-themed B&B in the world – located in the
Bourbon Capital of the World. Bourbon Trail Tours & Tastings Concierge. B&B
Bourbon Bar, and Day SPA.

Lexington, KY – less than a 45-minute drive to Bardstown, KY; 1-hour from
Louisville; 1.5-hours from Cincinnati, OH; and about 3-hours from Indianapolis,
IN and Nashville, TN
Charred Oaks Inn: A first class, boutique bed and breakfast, located in the
horse capital of the world, just a short distance from some of the most
recognizable names in the bourbon industry and surrounded by some 450 horse

Bar Harbor, ME – About 1-hour from Bangor, ME; about 4-hours from Boston, MA
Saltair Inn Waterfront Bed and Breakfast: Waterfront bed and breakfast in Bar
Harbor Village on the shores of Frenchman Bay

Oscoda, MI – 3-hour drive from Detroit
Huron House Bed and Breakfast: Lake-front B&B that’s nestled within the
Huron National Forest

Saugatuck, MI – 2-hour drive from Chicago; less than 3-hour drive from Detroit
The Hotel Saugatuck: Cottages and luxury rooms near art galleries and
boutique shops along Michigan’s Art Coast

Wabasha, MN – about 1-hour drive from Eau Claire, WI; 1.5-hours from
Minneapolis, MN; and about 3-hours to Madison, WI
Turning Waters Bed, Breakfast and Adventure: One block from the
Mississippi River and the only bed and breakfast in the state with a brewery on
the premises

Saint Louis, MO – less than a 2-hour drive from Columbia, MO; about 3-hours
from St Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; Peoria, IL; about 3.5-hours from
Indianapolis, IN; about 4+ hours from Nashville, TN; Memphis, TN; and Chicago,
IL; and about 5-hours from Des Moines, IA and Cincinnati, OH
Tuxedo Park STL Bed & Breakfast Inn: This church-turned-inn is now a sight to
be seen and listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Leicester, NC – about 2-hours from Charlotte, NC; 3-hours from Atlanta, GA
Wildberry Lodge: Rustic lodge with stunning Smoky Mountain views and onsite

McMinnville, OR – about 1-hour from Portland, OR; 3.5-hours from Seattle, WA
A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast: Walking distance to McMinnville’s charming
historic downtown and easy access to 730 wineries in the Willamette Valley

Cat Spring, TX – 1-hour drive from Houston; 2-hours from San Antonio and
Austin; and just under 4-hours from Dallas
BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch: Cabins, glamping, animal safaris, and
more among a sprawling 350-acre working ranch in the Texas countryside

Prospective guests who would like to partake in the promotion, should contact
the bed and breakfast directly to reserve a stay. The $40 toward gas costs will be
deducted from your bill at the end of your two-consecutive night midweek stay
between February 29 and March 28, 2024. Please note, this offer is for new
reservations only and will not be applied to existing reservations. This offer may
not be combined with other discounts.
Guests may also apply the $40 credit toward the cost of a package at
participating B&Bs where available. Some packages include items like local
chocolate-covered apples, horseback riding, in-room flowers, massages, and