Salute Our Heroes: Celebrate Military Appreciation Month at these B&B Owned & Operated by Former Service Members

Salute Our Heroes: Celebrate Military Appreciation Month at these B&B Owned & Operated by Former Service Members

Land of the free. Home of the brave. Let freedom reign. These catchy all-American slogans weaved into the fabric of our country’s everyday culture wouldn’t mean very much without those brave men and women who serve us. National Military Appreciation Month, remembers, recognizes, and honors all military personnel; those men and women who have served throughout our history, all who currently serve in uniform, as well as those Americans who have given their lives in defense of our freedom. With well over 90 million Americans serving throughout more than 230 years of the nation’s history, this national awareness month, as designated by Congress, has been celebrated across the country for 18 years. In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, BnBFinder has rounded up some wonderful inns owned by folks who have served our country in the armed forces. These inns offer a salute to our military with discounts to active and former service members. From our teachers to our firefighters and our military, BnBFinder innkeepers salute our everyday heroes year-round.  Visit our Salute our Heroes page for special offerings.

Fitch Hill Inn, Hyde Park, VT

Offering sweeping views of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the Fitch Hill Inn is a 1700s farmhouse turned B&B on 100 acres of bucolic paradise. Nestled on the quiet dead-end Fitch Hill Road, the inn offers easy access from Vermont Routes 15 and 100. With four guest rooms and two one-room suites, the inn is equipped with modern amenities.  Innkeeper John Rohleder spent his career in the Air Force, traveling for two decades in and out of the country from Southern California to southwestern Germany. Several years before John retired, he and his wife Julie journeyed through New England, falling in love with Vermont, and spent John’s remaining few years of service figuring out a way to settle there. And so, the Fitch Hill Inn was born. Fourteen years later the Rohleders continue to welcome guests to their lovely bed and breakfast. The Fitch Hill Inn extends a 10% discount to all active duty and retired military.

The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Gatlinburg, TN

Tucked in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee, The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast offers four well-appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath, coveted views of Mt. Leconte and the Great Smoky Mountains, and sumptuous three-course breakfasts every morning. With its chalet-style cedar and stone façade, the inn blends seamlessly with its rustic surroundings, sited high above the noise and traffic offering a hilltop mountain retreat. From whitewater rafting and horseback riding to outlet shopping and arts and crafts, the Foxtrot offers plenty for visitors of all ages. Pack a picnic and take a hike along the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s more than 800 miles of trails.  Visit the inn’s favorite clubhouse Tryolea where the aerial tram skirts the tree tops alongside the tennis courts and swimming pool. Check out the North Club House or the Alpine Club House for a quick dip in the pool. Foxtrot innkeeper Bob Price served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era from 1971-1975. After retiring, he and his wife looked for something they could do together. Between learning from his mother coupled with his years spent in the military, Bob knew how to make beds and clean baths. The Foxtrot offers a 10% discount to active duty and veterans and offers a free room to a veteran on Veterans Day.

Wolf Cove Inn, Poland, ME

Perfectly sited on the eastern shore of Tripp Lake in the Sebago Lakes Region of Maine, the Wolf Cove Inn offers 560 feet of private lakefront property, scenic gardens, and expansive pine groves. Explore Tripp Lake with complementary canoes, kayaks, or rowboats, or, if you’re feeling adventurous, jump right in from their private dock.The nineteenth-century inn was purchased in 2013 by current Innkeepers Sue and Roy Forsberg. The Wolf Cove Inn features 11 well-appointed rooms, most with a private en suite bath, and authentic Down East breakfast. (Think blueberry baked stuffed french toast and eggs over sweet potato hash browns and baby spinach with a southwest salsa.) Innkeeper Roy Forsberg served as an active duty officer in the US Navy from May of 1982 to May through 1986 and in the Naval Reserve until 1989. Stationed on a cruiser, USS Dale – CG19, in Mayport, Florida, Roy was deployed multiple times to the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and Indian Ocean. The Wolf Cove Inn showcases “Trusty Shellback” and “Suez Safari” diplomas in their reception area, which offers great conversation starters for those who have been indoctrinated into the Royal Order of Neptunus Rex. The Wolf Cove Inn offers a 10% discount for active duty military.

Hopkins House Farm Bed & Breakfast, Salem, NY

Nestled on 15 acres in rural Washington County, New York, Hopkins House Farm Bed & Breakfast offers a good night’s sleep and a sumptuous breakfast. When creating their B&B, Aggy and Charlie Duveen had three priorities in mind: a comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep; a healthy country breakfast with great coffee, delicious tea, and local farm fresh products; and a relaxing atmosphere, where guests feel at home. Intent on preserving the historical integrity of the house, the Duveens have stayed true to the original footprint of the eighteenth century home, with five double occupancy guest rooms that share two communal baths. Guests enjoy the comfort of handmade Aireloom mattresses at night and awake to the smell of coffee, freshly ground and roasted that morning. A navy veteran himself, Charlie Duveen says he enjoys accommodating military guests at the B&B as they reminisce about duty stations, share tales of boot camp, and compare dates of service. Hopkins House Farm Bed & Breakfast offers a special 10% discount to active duty and retired veterans.

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