Albuquerque, NM–Members of the New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association will join hundreds of inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and Canada in honoring active and retired veterans in recognition of Veteran’s Day. In a campaign called B&Bs for Vets, participating members of the New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association will join inns and B&Bs in opening their doors with complimentary stays for vets on November 10, 2011 so they can wake up on Veteran’s Day to a wonderful breakfast after a great night’s sleep in a B&B.

“We are proud to join innkeepers across the USA and Canada in honoring active and retired military and veterans by offering complimentary rooms,” said Steve Hiatt, President of the Association. “We are thrilled that thousands of vets and their families will wake up on 11-11-11 in a New Mexico B&B. It’s one small way we can thank those serving in the military and their families for the important work they do.”

The B&Bs for Vets program started in 2008 when Kathleen Penek, co-owner of the Gillum House and a handful of other innkeepers in West Virginia opened their doors to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day. The program grew in popularity among innkeepers, and last year more than 900 inns in the US and Canada participated by offering free rooms to vets. This year, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International is coordinating the B&Bs for Vets program as a way to help veterans learn about today’s B&B experience.

Veterans interested in reserving a room on November 10 are asked to call the participating inns in New Mexico to make a reservation. Proof of military service will be requested. Visit and insert “New Mexico” for a list of participating inns.

New Mexico inns participating—please check the website to see if there are rooms left before calling:

Bobcat Inn, Santa Fe
Bottger Mansion of Old Town, Albuquerque
Casa Cuma B&B, Santa Fe
Chocolate Turtle B&B, Corrales
Dreamcatcher B&B, Taos
Hacienda Vargas, Algodones
Heritage Inn, Artesia
La Posada de Taos, Taos
Mauger Estate, Albuquerque
Touchstone Inn, Taos

About the New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association
With 44 member inns, the New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Association ( offers you Enchanted Accommodation in the Land of Enchantment, where the clear air sparkles and the deep blue skies go on forever! Choose from adobe casitas, historic haciendas, wonderful family homes, or cozy suites in historic Victorian inns, from rural mountain locations to the heart of a city, for an inside view of the Anglo, Spanish, and Native American cultures that thrive in New Mexico. Walk across locally-woven rugs, snuggle under a handcrafted quilt, view world-class art, and awake to a freshly-prepared breakfast. Savor flavorful dishes highlighting the rich and varied ingredients of New Mexico. Your lodgings are as unique as New Mexico itself!

About Better Way to Stay
The Better Way To Stay project is a grassroots campaign sponsored by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International ( The campaign is dedicated to helping travelers discover today’s inns and B&B experience through programs and social network campaigns geared to enhancing the travel experience. The Better Way To Stay is supported in part by donations from the New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Association.