Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Weekend Away {Giveaway!}

 This Giveaway is now closed. 

The Tupelo Room, Coombs House Inn, Apalachicola, Florida


My husband and I love to get away for little weekend trips. And it's a special treat if we get to stay at a cozy bed and breakfast.

When is the last time you got away for a little bit of R&R? Time with your sweetie? A retreat from the constant demands of work/cleaning/cooking?

Where would you go?

The folks over at I Love Inns are partnering with me to give away 5 copies of their book "Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns" which features 1,100 lovely descriptions of bed and breakfasts and inns all over the United States. The part you'll find most exciting about this book is the gift certificate you'll find on the inside cover...One free night at a B&B or Country Inn (when you buy the first night at the regular rate you get the second night FREE)!!! That would make for a very affordable 2 night getaway with some wonderful memories.

I have personally stayed in two of the B&Bs featured on I Love Inn's website--The Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola, Florida (for our 2nd anniversary) and 44 Spanish Street Inn in St. Augustine, Florida (when my husband returned from his deployment). We had such lovely stays...the locations were perfect and the breakfasts were phenomenal. Not to mention the time together. :)

There are SIX ways that you can enter to win one of the guidebooks with the free night certificate (each counts as a separate entry):

1) REQUIRED entry: Visit I Love Inns and drool over their incredible list of Bed and Breakfasts. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me where you would like to spend a long weekend.

2) Subscribe to Alicia's Homemaking via RSS or email (or both!) and leave me a comment telling me you've done so (if you already subscribe that counts).

3) Follow me on twitter (leave a comment with your username)!

4) Grab my button and put it on your blog (leave a comment with your link).

5) Tweet or blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you've done so (with your username or link).

6) Write a review at I Love Inns for one of the places you've already stayed and then come back here and tell me about it (leave the name of the inn so I can check it out!).

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 28th. The 5 winners will be chosen using Random.org and announced on this site. Please make sure your email is available (either on your profile or in your comment) so that I can get in touch with you if you are a lucky winner!

~Alicia

This post is linked to Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries.
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87 comments:

  1. Hey Alicia! I posted a comment on "I Love Inns" for the Beach Drive Inn in St. Petersburg. It's great. May I also suggest the quaint "Audet Family Home" in Sarasota??? I think you'll find the company especially fun and entertaining. :) Love you! ;)

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  2. I love the new layout! So I cannot resist this entry. I would spend a weekend either in Coombs House Inn in the Room you have a picture of #5 Tupelo!! That room is my favorite. Another choice would be to stay in Applegate Inn in Lenox, MA. Absolutely gorgeous there!

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  3. I think we need to stay at either the DC Guesthouse or the Intown Uptown Inn, both in Washington, DC. My husband and I would LOVE to take a trip up there and see the sights! I have never truly seen DC and am dying to do so.

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  4. And I added your button! :) Thanks for the tips. Hope you three have a blast on the camping adventure, even with all the luggage. Hehe.

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  5. Hmmm ... probably Azalea Inn in Savannah, GA. We have a friend who's getting married in Savannah in July. I really want to stay in a B&B both for fun and as a means of market research. I want to own my own B&B one day! Love the new layout :)

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  6. the biltmore village inn in Asheville, NC

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  7. I would love to spend a weekend at Old World Inn in Napa, CA!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I would love to stay at the Rittenhouse 1715.

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  9. I would love to stay at the Black Forest Lodge & Cabins in Black Forest, Colorado! :)
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  10. My husband and I and another couple stayed at the Inn at Twin Linden in Churchtown, Pa.. Not only was it beautiful and relaxing and near fine restaurants and shopping, the food they served at the Inn was a once in a lifetime experience. We will be back!

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  11. this would be a nice side piece

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  12. Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA

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  13. I have stayed at the Briar Rose B & B in Boulder, CO and fell in love with this beautiful, peaceful, place! I was fortunate to have flown in just hours before a big snow storm, and in addition to all their other wonderful services, they served hot chocolate and lit the fireplace in my room. It was heavenly. And... they had the best, most wholesome, breakfast I've ever had in a B & B. I hope I can go back someday!!!
    hi_joan_elliott at hotmail dot com

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  14. This is such a fun contest!! OK I would love to spend a weekend at the Bay View Inn on Mackinac Island (Michigan). We go there almost every year (to the Island, not the Inn) and I've seen it before, it's so cute!

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  15. I just subscribed to your RSS feed.

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  16. I'm following you on Twitter: @bigbinderblog

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  17. We have been wanting to stay in New Hampshire this spring, I think we'll try Tiffany Gardens - Londonderry, NH

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  18. following you on twitter - saphyress

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  19. wow i didn't know you had a twitter & all that stuff...SO TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED!

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  20. I've always wanted to visit Serenbe in Palmetto, GA

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  21. The Old World inn In Napa, CA. I'm California born and raised and would love to take my hubby there

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  22. I would love to stay at Annie Wiggins Guest House in Galena, IL.

    mattnsarah.pfeifer@gmail.com

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  23. I subscribed to your blog via email.

    mattnsarah.pfeifer@gmail.com

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  24. I'd like to try the Hartland Inn in New Meadows, Idaho. (It seems to be listed under the wrong region though-- don't know if you can pass that onto them or not)

    jordannicole20@hotmail.com

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  25. I would love to go back to Bluff View Inn where I got married 1 month ago! lucillemcg27@yahoo.com

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  26. Aaron's Cottages and Goldmoor Inn in Galena, IL

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  27. I would love to stay at the Little River Inn - Mendocino, CA.

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  28. My husband and I would love to stay in the Coombs House Inn in Apalachicola!

    Teresa
    vinsonclan8 @ hotmail.com

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  29. I would like to check out Colettes Bed & Breakfast for a weekend trip

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  30. cameron's crag in missouri looks good!

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  31. I'm with smooshy, Missouri looks good, I have never been there and we have talked about visiting. I want to go to Branson.

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  32. I'm having the same giveaway this week at my blog! :-)

    I would like to stay at the Bent Creek Lodge in Asheville, NC!

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  33. I would like to stay at Brigadoon in Mackinac City, MI. It would be a great getaway weekend.
    amyoonk @ gmail. com

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  34. I have subscribed by email! :)

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  35. I would love to stay at San Sophia in Telluride, CO.
    amylwrightat hotmail dot com

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  36. I would love to stay at the Hennessey House-Napa's 1889 Queen Anne Victorian!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  37. I follow through twitter (@jjak2003)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  38. I subscribe via e-mail
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  39. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/statuses/12891965632
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  40. Ooh... I'm going with the 1825 Inn in Hershey, PA.

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  41. I would love a weekend trip to ocean city NJ would be a nice getaway.

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  42. I would love to spend a weekend at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek - Duluth, MN


    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  43. subscriber

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  44. Twitter follower

    parkerozgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  45. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/12955818663

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  46. I'd love to stay at Turning Leaf Inn in Broken Bow, OK.

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  47. The Homestead in Evanston, Illinois!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  48. I would love to go to Gramercy Mansion B&B, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  49. Lyon's Twin Mansion in Ft. Scott, KS because it's close to home but still away.

    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  50. oh boy, there were so many in New Orleans...but I think I like the 1896 O'Malley House the best

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  51. The Gaslight Inn - Gettysburg, PA intime@myself.com

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  52. I would love to stay at the Butler Greenwood Plantation.

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  53. This is REALLY cool! Thanks!

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  54. I'd like to go to Franklin Street Inn in Appleton, WI. It's close enough that we don't have to fly, but far enough away that we'll actually be away. :)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  55. email subscriber!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  56. twitter follower @Aerated
    Thank you!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  57. I'd like to visit the Dutchies View in the Shenandoah valley of Virginia.

    crazywriter@hotmail.com

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  58. Wow, this is wonderful. I would to have a night away at Alexander's Country Inn at Mt Rainier in WA state. shondaet@gmail.com

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  59. I subscribe by email. shondaet@gmail.com

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  60. I made a post on my blog: http://jsknowlton.blogspot.com/2010/04/giveaways-win-free-night-at-b.html. shondaet@gmail.com

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  61. we're moving to me, so it would be great to visit one in that area!

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u@ dejazzd .com

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  62. we visited the inn at turkey hill and i reviewed!

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u@ dejazzd .com

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  63. i tweeted :-)http://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/13019784919

    tigergal01
    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  64. i follow on twitter

    ~tigergal01
    eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  65. Old World Inn in Napa, CA. Seems wonderful.

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  66. http://twitter.com/MajaMeza/status/13020486256

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  67. follow you on twitter @majameza

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  68. I would pick Five SeaSuns - Port Angeles, WA

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  69. i susbcribe thanks for the chance eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  70. Inn At Westwynd Farm

    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  71. I subscribe via email!
    heatherstamper09@aol.com

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  72. I follow you on twitter!
    @Gigglingkids
    http://www.gigglingkids.blogspot.com

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  73. I would love to go to the Absolute Charm - Fredericksburg, TX.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  74. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/13041325889
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  75. I am following on twitter @annedoggett
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  76. I'd go anywhere. Anytime. I need a break!

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  77. Beech Tree Inn - Newport, RI looks great!

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  78. I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in my Google Reader.

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  79. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

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  80. I would like to stay at Run of the River in Leavenworth
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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