Since weekends are the most popular time to travel, they often result in increased crowds and higher prices. Although it’s not always to easy to take days off during the week, the benefits – especially at B&B’s – always prove well worth it. Not only are rooms available at a discounted rates, but many inns offer additional incentives or free amenities to make your stay extra special. Here are a few destinations designed with midweek in mind.
Whether traveling on business or sneaking in some weekday romance, the breathtaking Berkshires is a great place to be. Celebrated for its outdoor activities, farm-to-table culinary scene, and vibrant arts events and institutions, this rural region – situated in the mountains of western Massachusetts – is a popular destination for travelers from across the country.
Where to Stay: Offering the ideal mix of fine dining and Old World charm, Old Inn On the Green (www.bnbfinder.com/OldInnOnTheGreen) in New Marlborough, MA serves guests upscale amenities and a Midweek Dinner-Lodging Special that’s very enticing. It includes overnight accommodation, a three-course Welcome Menu dinner for two, and a full breakfast for two, all for just $249. This steal of a deal is available Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only and runs through April 2016.
California’s Central Coast
Rolling hills, cattle ranches, horse farms, gorgeous vineyards, world-class wineries, restaurants, shops, and plenty of entertainment are all part of California’s spectacular Central Coast. There is something for everyone here, as well as so many ways to enjoy it all.
Where to Stay: Located in downtown Santa Ynez in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, ForFriends Inn (www.bnbfinder.com/ForFriendsInn) offers guests luxury accommodations and numerous amenities. Good things come in threes here, and with their Winter Deals, including a Free Night special, guests reap the rewards. There are three ways to save on any room during winter weekday getaways to wine country, Monday through Thursday, including: one-night stays for only $250; two-night stays for just $400; and three night stays for $500. All packages feature a scrumptious three-course homemade breakfast; happy hour with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music five days a week; and over $300 in complimentary winery tastings and local restaurant food. Packages are valid from November 2, 2015 through February 29, 2016. Restrictions apply.
Affectionately known to residents and visitors as Hollywood East due to the numerous feature films and television series produced there, Wilmington, NC is a Southern coastal destination that is full of historic charm, captivating architecture, and plenty of modern activity. From its scenic Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River to the island beaches a short drive away, travelers can experience a little bit of everything.
Where to Stay: Situated near several of Wilmington’s historical sites and intriguing buildings, C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast (www.bnbfinder.com/CWWorthHouseBedandBreakfast) is a historic Queen Anne home that provides travelers with true Southern hospitality and refined accommodations. With their Mid-Week Getaway Dinner Package, guests enjoy two nights in one of the king rooms, afternoon refreshments, a full gourmet breakfast each morning, and a dinner for two at one of Wilmington’s landmark eateries. Available Sunday through Thursday, this package is priced at only for $425. This package is offered year-round, excluding holidays.