Monday, November 7, 2011

Serendipity B&B participates in B&B's for Vets

For the past 2 years B&B's have offered a free room to retired or active duty veterans on 11/10 so they wake up on Veteran's Day in a beautiful B&B and are served a wonderful breakfast! This is the second year that Serendipity is participating. I wish I had more rooms to be able to offer to the number of people who called after I filled. If you are retired or active duty, keep this in mind for next year! Here is the press release regarding this program.

Ocean City, NJ – Serendipity Bed and Breakfast will join hundreds of inns and B&Bs throughout the U.S. and Canada in honoring active and retired veterans with free rooms in recognition of Veteran’s Day.  In a campaign called B&Bs for Vets, Serendipity B&B 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. Serendipity B&B has offered four rooms which were rapidly booked.
“We are proud to join innkeepers across the USA and Canada in honoring active and retired military and veterans by offering complimentary rooms,” said Karen Morella, Owner/Innkeeper. “We are thrilled that thousands of vets and their families will wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B, like ours.  It’s one small way we can thank those serving in the military and their families for the important work they do” finished Morella.
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 Serendipity B&B joined more than 900 inns in the US and Canada by offering free rooms to vets.  This year, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International will coordinate the B&Bs for Vets program as a way to help veterans learn about today’s B&B experience.
Although Serendipity B&B is filled there are many other B&B’s and Inns which still have rooms available.  Proof of military service will be requested.  To see a complete list of participating inns and B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, visit
About Serendipity Bed and Breakfast
Serendipity Bed and Breakfast has been a B&B for 21 years, the last 6 years with Karen Morella as the Innkeeper. Serendipity B&B is open year-round and is located only ½ blocks from Ocean City, NJ’s famed beach and boardwalk.  In addition to serving a regular diet breakfast, Morella also will accommodate vegan, lactose-intolerant and gluten-free diets with advance notice. A recent addition is the Serendipity Tea House which is open year-round also but requiring reservations.
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.

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