Celebrate Earth Day with Thrifty Nifty Carpool Packages from Distinctive Inns

 Distinctive Inns of New England are rewarding their guests with incentives for their gas tanks.  “Take the Prius to see us,” says Brian Mulcahy of the Rabbit Hill Inn, as he encourages couples to travel together while celebrating the 11th birthday of the Prius on Earth Day.  Members of the Distinctive Inns of New England have created seven different “Nifty Thrifty Carpooling Packages” to reward with discounts that can be used to fuel the tank and delicious complimentary breakfasts and afternoon treats to fuel the guest.  It’s all part of the national “B&Bs Kick Gas!” promotion being organized by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International’s Better Way To Stay campaign.

Travelers often at odds with a good way to honor Earth Day can choose from a number of close- to-home packages offered by the Distinctive Inns of New England all of whom share a concern for sustainable travel.  Can’t make it on Earth Day?  No worries; every Day is Earth Day. The packages designed for two couples traveling together and staying for two nights are all offered through June 15, 2011 (note some holiday and blackout dates) and some throughout the summer. Choose from any of these packages, but be sure to mention the Nifty Thrifty Carpool Package when booking.  We’ll feature some today and some tomorrow, so be sure to tune in again then.

Nifty Thrifty Carpool Package at Captain’s House Inn, Chatham, MA: Grab your favorite travel mates and book any two rooms for two nights now through June 15th.  You’ll unwind and refuel and the Captain’s House Inn will fill your tank!  Simply bring your gas receipt (up to $75 max) and the amount you spent on gas to get to the inn will be deducted from your bill.  Each room will also receive a Captains House Inn reusable tote goody bag. Please note that some weekends require a three night minimum in which case an additional night per room must be added. Call 800-315-0728 for reservations.

A Special “Tank” you Nifty Thrifty Carpooling Package Package from Deerfield Inn, Deerfield, MA: When two couples travel in one car and stay for two nights in two rooms through August 31, this inn will take $50 off the cost of your stay to put toward the cost of gas.  To top it off, each couple will also receive a $25 Deerfield Inn gift card good toward a future stay.  All guests are treated to a lavish continental breakfast each morning and tea and cookies in the afternoons.  Driving a Smart Car or hybrid? Take an additional 10 percent off the lodging costs and if you carpool together in an electric car, the second night will be free as a special “tank you” for being eco-friendly travelers. Mention “tank” when booking this package valid through August 31, 2011.  For reservations call 800-926-3865.

“We Pay You To Carpool Here” Package at Gateways Inn, Lenox, MA:  Travel together with friends or family to the Berkshire Mountains and receive a $35 credit toward lodging costs as a reason to get “pumped up” for carpooling.  Simply book two rooms for two nights Sunday through Thursday and enjoy a two night mid-week stay, full breakfast for everyone daily (breakfast here features cake too!), all service gratuities, and a credit $35 on lodging per couple to help fuel the tank. Room rates start at $215 nightly; this package is offered through June 15, 2011. For reservations call 888-492-9466.