The “B&Bs for Vets” thanks our veterans for their service! The B&Bs for Vets program has been running for over 13 years and during that time thousands of B&Bs, Inns and unique lodging properties across the United States and Canada have offered active duty and veterans 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. Once again this year, the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) will manage, coordinate and publicize the B&Bs for Vets program to honor our hard working military.
The innkeepers/lodging professionals participating in the B&Bs for Vets program will offer a minimum of one room for one night and totally free. 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 do vary. Some innkeepers may offer more free nights – this will be noted in their descriptions. Other innkeepers may offer different dates. It’s up to the individual participant.
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. Additionally, all cancellation policies will be in effect at participating properties. Thus, vets and active military may be asked for a credit card to hold the reservation, and in the event of a no-show, the inn/B&B’s cancellation policy will apply. If you must cancel please do as early as possible in fairness to the B&B owner who is so graciously making the room(s) available, and so that one of your fellow service members or veterans may have the opportunity to participate.
We offer this site to Vets as a search tool for locating participating B&Bs. We proudly thank our veterans and active duty military for their service to our country.
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.