Monday, 14 July 2008

News from the Maple Gazette - B&B of the summer in New Hampshire


Manchester’s famed Ash Street B and B is tankful guests are driving inn
By Stephen Weir
(from the summer edition of the Maple Gazette)

Aware of rising fuel costs, the owners of the historic Ash Street Inn have created a package for people taking a motor-vacation to their establishment this summer. The 123 year-old Manchester Bed and Breakfast Inn is offering a $20 refund per night to help guests fill that gas tank.

The Ash Street Inn is a three-story stain glassed filled Victorian home located minutes from Manchester’s cultural and sports attractions. This summer the award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn is offering three packages to lower the cost of a driving vacation.

Guests who spend two or more weeknights received a $20 refund per night. Their “Explore New England” package gives those guests who plan to take driving day trips a $20 a night rebate and for one of those day trips they will also pack a gourmet lunch in an insulated bag for a meal on the road (and guests get to keep the$40 bag). The third travel incentive? The Ash Street Inn is giving room discounts to guests who arrive in hybrid automobiles!

Built in 1885 the Victorian building has been a private residence, rooming house, hair salon, art studio and doctor’s offices. It is now the benchmark Bed and Breakfast Inn in Manchester. Many of the Inn’s original stained glass windows remain including several in a spectacular third-floor tower.

A look at the Inn’s guest book shows why the Inn enjoys a high retention rate for guests. “What do you get when you cross a five star hotel with Grandmother’s house? The Ash Street Inn, of course,“ wrote Doug, a vacationer from Georgia.

The experts agree. The Bed and Breakfast was voted as the Inn with the "Best Customer Service" by readers of the Arrington’s Inn Traveler magazine. As well the establishment was selected as the "Editor’s Pick" by the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England.

Reservations can be made by calling 603-668-9908 or via e-mail to innkeeper@ashstreetinn.com. The Inn’s web site is at: www.ashstreetinn.com

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