As a way of thanking our active military and veterans who are serving or have served our country, we invite you to participate in the B&Bs for Vets program sponsored by the Association of Independent Hospitality Providers (AIHP)!

Open to all inns and B&Bs in the U.S, participation in B&Bs for Vets is easy.  You simply offer one free room, preferably on Sunday, November 11th (no strings attached, no buy one night/get one free – it needs to be 100% free) to a deserving veteran.  Since Veteran's Day falls on a Sunday this year, we believe the holiday will be recognized among those actively serving with a day off on Monday, November 12, 2018.  If offering a room on Veterans Day weekend won't work for you, feel free to offer other dates for free stays for vets.  We'll still promote your offer under the B&Bs for Vets campaign.

We hope that even if all your rooms are already filled for 2018, you'll still sign up to participate and therefore be counted in the hundreds of inns and B&Bs dedicated to this cause and listed on  

This year, beyond only listing free rooms near Veterans Day for veterans and active military, we intend to keep the website going year-long and list your other military discounts throughout the year. We want to continue the relevance of throughout the year by listing your military discounts offered all year long, not just your free room for Veteran’s Day. This makes the website much more valuable both for you to attract military guests and for them to find offers. There is no fee for this listing that will expand your marketing opportunity to veterans- you just need to provide one free room night to a veteran in November! 

Of course, if you wish to offer more than one room for one night, we encourage that! If you’d like to offer one free room and then a few more at a BOGO or specially discounted rate, that’s fine, as long as the one free room is honored. 

 If you have not participated before, please send your offer and the following information to [email protected] 

1. Name of your inn/B&B

2. Street Address for your inn/B&B

3. City, state zip for your inn/B&B

4. Contact phone number and email (we need both)

5. Inn/B&B website

6. Please describe your offers (remember, each inn must offer at least one free room to participate), 250 characters max.

9. Please describe your inn or offer your tag line (250 characters max)

10. Attach 3 photos of your inn to the email.

Deb Dapson, our webmaster, will post your offer and alert you when it’s live. If your room(s) fill up, simply contact Deb and she’ll indicate that you’re full. We’ve made it so easy!  No struggling with trying to figure out how to post it!

Vets are incredibly grateful for the free rooms offered. We know that cancellations or no shows have occasionally been a problem in the past, so we strongly encourage you to require a credit card when the veteran reserves and then inform them that all cancellation policies apply to free rooms and their card will be charged if they don’t live by the policy. 

We know that you may receive many phone calls, so you can let us know when you’d like your listing to go live.

Let’s make this be the biggest year yet for participation in the B&Bs for Vets program.  Here’s to all those innkeepers who thank veterans for their service with opening their doors on Veteran’s Day and beyond!  

Thank you in advance for your participation in the 2018 B&Bs for Vets program!