Retirees can travel at the low cost of $15 per night. For that $15, they can enjoy a bed and breakfast experience. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? I thought so too when I first learned about the Evergreen Bed and Breakfast Club.
Our friends, Howard and Pat, visited with us recently. They were then in the final weeks of a five-month drive around the U.S. and Canada. During their five-month driving adventure, they enjoyed a variety of hospitality options — hotels, motels, lodges and Evergreen homes. Huh? Evergreen homes?
Yes, Evergreen homes. The Evergreen Bed and Breakfast Club is a membership organization open to folks age fifty years and older. In fact, most of the club’s members are retired. Members get the opportunity to stay in each other’s home when traveling. Cost: $10 per person or $15 per couple per night. Both a print and an online directory provide a list of members, their address and phone number, plus the specific details of their services offered.
What services? Well, each member provides a room plus bathroom, either private or shared. And a hot breakfast as well. Beyond those basics, the directory lists for each member:
* Smoking or non-smoking
* Pets: yes or no
* Bed size
* Shared or private bath
* Airport pick-up: yes or no
* Show around town: yes or no
* Hosts will or won’t go out to dinner with guests
* Plus more
Using either the print or the online directory, a traveling member makes a reservation by phoning the member in whose home he (or she) would like to stay. Simple as that.
Our friends report having had some delightful experiences visiting with hosts in various locations in the U.S. and Canada. Whether traveling or hosting, the Evergreen Bed and Breakfast Club offers a great way to enjoy personal service while, at the same time, traveling economically. And, just maybe, you’ll meet some new friends.
To check out the club’s website, click right here: Evergreen Bed and Breakfast Club.