The B&Bs for Vets program is designed to thank our nation’s veterans and active military for their service. This program has been in operation for 14 years and during that time Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and other unique lodging properties across the United States and Canada have offered thousands of complimentary room nights to active-duty military and veterans. Participating lodging professionals generously provide free lodging for one night on or around Veteran’s Day.
This program was started by Kathleen Panek, a West Virginia Innkeeper, in 2008, and was appropriately named B&Bs for Vets. The Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) will manage, coordinate and publicize the B&Bs for Vets program to honor our hard-working military again this year.
Lodging professionals participating in the B&Bs for Vets program graciously offer a minimum of one room for one-night free lodging on or around Veteran’s Day. Most innkeepers will give their free rooms away on November 10th so veterans can wake up at a B&B and enjoy Veteran’s Day activities on November 11th but offers vary. Some innkeepers may offer more than one free night. Others may offer different dates. Some offer additional nights at a discount or year-round military discounts. Details will be noted in their offer descriptions.
All veterans and active military interested in participating in B&Bs for Vets must show proof of military service in order to qualify for free rooms. Please review the FAQs for a list of the kinds of military IDs you will need. PLEASE NOTE: Credit cards are typically required for confirmation and standard cancellation and no-show policies will be in effect at participating properties. To reserve, please follow the detailed instructions listed in the offer. If you must cancel, please do as early as possible in fairness to the lodging professional who is so graciously making the room(s) available and so that your fellow service members or veterans may have the opportunity to participate.
In recognition for your service, the B&Bs for Vets program is happy to reward deserving active duty and veterans with a chance to stay at one of America’s beautiful B&Bs and lodging properties. We offer this site as a search tool for locating participating B&Bs as we proudly thank our veterans and active-duty military for their service to our country.