No, it is not a hoax. I got that question many times over the past week or so. I guess it sounds too good to be true. It is true, though.
Just a couple thank you notes from Veterans who stayed free with us this weekend:
“Thanks so much for the ‘Free Veterans Stay’ at Opossum Creek Retreat!!! We had a wonderful and relaxing time! The cabin was so cozy and clean! The view from the hot tub was amazing!!! What a wonderful way to honor those who have served our country!!!! Thanks again!!!!”
“My heartfelt thanks to Keith and Geoff and Co. for my free stay in cabin 3 Veteran’s Day, Nov 10-12, 2013. Very nice accommodations. Will return. Took a drive to see The Farmhouse. It would be fun to take a bunch of us down there to stay and ride the area.”
We gave away our entire inventory for a 4-day period. Thirteen Veterans and their loved ones got free stays over the 2013 Veterans Day holiday weekend.
That’s correct; we did not give a free cup of coffee when you bought an $8 breakfast. We bought the whole breakfast, and the coffee.
Maybe this is an unsustainable model, and that is why all the big chains only hand out a token thanks of free pancakes or what have you. Maybe next time we should give away free cabins with no furniture in them, or have the power and water off with a sign saying you have to pay extra for those.
Well, we won’t do it that way.
The free Veterans Day deal will be back again next year. And more of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, are just around the corner.
We’re smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, so the whole family can gather here easily. Vets, if you want to treat your family to a holiday getaway at OCR, please use our 10% veteran discount. The deal is annual, but we offer the discount year-round.
If you missed out on the free cabin this year because we were full, be sure to like our Facebook page and sign up for our newsletter to get the first crack at next year’s Veterans Day Free Stay offer.