Saving Money On Vacation

Saving Money On Vacation

Getaways, Vacation Tips Select Registry – May 16, 2012

Travelers who are interested in saving money on vacation will be happy to find out they can save money on their accommodations without staying in budget motels. People who join the Golden Quill Loyalty Program offered by Select Registry can earn points when they stay at Select Registry bed and breakfasts or inns in North America. One point is earned per night. Twelve points can be redeemed for a certificate worth $100 that can be used at any Select Registry property.

Travelers can also save money with specials and packages at these inns and bed and breakfasts. Specials may include discounts for military personnel and discounts for firefighters. Guests can receive discounts for their birthdays and Valentine's Day.

The packages will appeal to a variety of travelers. A romantic package may include a private dinner for two, a bottle of champagne, roses and a carriage ride. Packages are available for weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Some of the inns and bed and breakfasts are available for weddings or wedding receptions.

Tours of historic areas are included the history packages. A heritage package gives travelers the opportunity to learn about the heritage and culture of residents in different parts of the United States.

Arts and theater packages include tickets to musical performances. A kayak ride or a fishing trip may be part of an outdoors package. Lift tickets are included in ski packages. Gourmet food lovers will enjoy a food package. This may include a cooking class, a basket of chocolates, high tea or a gourmet dinner with several courses.

Travelers who want a relaxing vacation will appreciate a spa package. This often includes a massage. A facial and a hydrotherapy treatment are other items that may be part of a spa package.

Family activities in a family fun package may be boat trips or whitewater rafting. Holiday packages are available for Christmas, New Year's Day and Mother's Day. Companies planning retreats may want to look into the corporate packages.

There are several hundred Select Registry properties, and travelers are quite likely to find something that suits them. Bed and breakfasts in charming little towns, historic inns and inns on the beach are some of the properties. Some inns are located near spectacular scenery.

People who stay in a bed and breakfast in a small town can take scenic walks from their accommodations to restaurants and specialty shops.

History lovers will enjoy staying in the inns that were built in the 18th century. Modern amenities in these charming buildings include Jacuzzis, Internet access and air conditioning. Some of these inns are located in historic districts.

Travelers who want to relax on a beach will enjoy the inns and bed and breakfasts by oceans, lakes and rivers. Those who want to gaze at scenery during their vacation will be able to find inns with views of forests or mountains.

A bed and breakfast with views of a forest provides guests with lovely scenery during every season of the year. Sunlight sparkles on trees covered with snow during the winter. Spring and summer bring new life to the trees with leaves and flowers. The leaves change to shades of red, gold and orange during the autumn months. An inn in the mountains also offers views of spectacular scenery all year long. Mountains may be covered with pristine snow during the winter. The same mountains might be covered with grass and wildflowers during the spring and summer. Leaves in a beautiful array of autumn colors cover trees on the mountains during the fall.

There is something for everyone at these inns and bed and breakfasts. Readers will enjoy curling up in an inn library with a good book. Golfers will enjoy staying in one of the properties near golf courses. Nature lovers can hike near some of the properties. Some inns are near great places for bird watching. Art lovers will find inns near galleries. There are bed and breakfasts near museums and wineries. Travelers can stay in a big city where there is always something going on or relax in a bed and breakfast out in the country.

An inn or bed and breakfast near the water offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Guests can go swimming, boating and fishing.

Every property has some tasty treats on the menu. Breakfast might include salmon caviar, pastries or eggs cooked to order. Lobster and crab may be on the dinner menu. Some establishments offer fresh vegetables and fruit grown on the property. Guests can choose a variety of domestic and imported wines to accompany their meals. Some inns have thousands of bottles of wine in their wine cellars.

Room service is available 24 hours at some properties. Other properties will deliver breakfast to guests in their rooms. Some inns serve breakfast outside. Select Registry properties that do not offer full dining are usually close to local restaurants that can provide guests with a fine dining experience.

A Select Registry property is a great place to visit any time of year. Things to enjoy in the winter include cozy fires inside and ski slopes outside. Spring and fall have beautiful weather for strolling through the grounds and gardens of inns and bed and breakfasts. Guests can exercise in a pool or sip cool drinks on a patio during the summer.

Guests will find a variety of amenities at Select Registry properties. Luxurious touches in the rooms might include fireplaces, antique furniture and fine art. Guests at some establishments will find fresh flowers and chocolates in their rooms when they arrive. Some rooms have private balconies, decks or porches. Entertainment options for guests may include a game room or a movie theater. Complimentary equipment for outdoor recreation such as bikes and fishing gear may be available.

Every Select Registry property is personally inspected to ensure that it provides quality accommodations for guests.

Saving money on vacation is easy for Golden Quill Loyalty Program members. Those who want more information about this program should contact Select Registry today.