We are both thrilled and honored to be part of a group of Vermont’s finest country inns and bed and breakfasts who are offering free stays this winter to members of the Vermont National Guard, who are returning home from a one-year tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 18 inns are members of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America – which represents top-quality inns in the United States and Canada.
Nearly 1,500 Vermont National Guard soldiers are returning home from Afghanistan after participating in the Vermont Guard’s largest mobilization since World War II. The first soldiers returned home before Thanksgiving, and the rest are expected home by Christmas.
The Vermont Select Registry inns are offering a free one-night stay to any returning Guard member during the months of January, February and March 2011; the offer applies to stays on Sunday through Thursday nights.
These fine men and women have endured incredible circumstances that most Americans can’t even imagine, and our fellow innkeepers wanted to do something to recognize their service and tell them, in a heartfelt way, “Welcome home. ”
Guard Members wanting to take advantage of the offer need only to contact one of the participating inns.