New England Inns and Resorts Association Awards Three New England Getaways to One Lucky Winner

July 01, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
North Hampton, NH The New England Inns and Resorts Association (NEIRA) concludes its first ever Facebook Trivia Contest by awarding Shelli Brien, native of Methuen, Massachusetts, three, two night stays at NEIRA member resorts in Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

NEIRA CEO Beth Steucek says the trivia questions and the contest itself were meant to represent the spirit of New England travel and resort adventure. "We're very, very excited about the chance to share the rich diversity of our member resorts with our lucky winner," Steucek explains. "With so much to offer, our three participating resorts illustrate New England's vast wealth of lodging and vacation options."

Brien was one of eight weekly trivia contest winners to correctly answer New England travel and resort questions posted to NEIRA's Facebook page. The eight weekly contest winners were then entered into a drawing for the grand prize, awarded June 29 by the Association.

Brien had the following to say upon finding out the exciting news:

"Thank you very much. I have spent much time looking longingly at these resort's websites. I can't wait. I have booked many trips through your website, but never to these resorts ~~ it will be a treat," she said.

Included in the grand prize vacation package are stays in the Sebasco Harbor Resort of Sebasco Estates, Maine, the Mountain Top Inn and Resort of Chittenden, Vermont, and Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza. The unique grouping of destinations allows Brien the opportunity to sample the region's cities, mountains, and harbors. These destinations represent the diversity of NEIRA's 250 members which range from hotels to inns, and from full service resort s to small B&B's. This unique sampling of properties will allow the grand prize winner a chance to experience the full range of what New England has to offer.

Each trip promises to be a truly unique and memorable experience. Guests to the Sebasco Harbor Resort have the opportunity to stay in Sebasco Harbor's lighthouse, which boasts prime Atlantic Ocean views, and enjoy a famed Maine lobster dinner before heading out to explore the region's rocky coastline. A littler further inland at Vermont's charming Mountain Top Inn, guests can opt for cozy log cabin accommodations with access to nearby hiking trails, the property's private beach, and countless other outdoor amenities for an authentic taste of Green Mountain living. For the ultimate in New England luxury, The Fairmont Copley Plaza represents cosmopolitan Boston sophistication at its finest. Situated in the perfect downtown location, hotel guests are within minutes of everything this historic and celebrated city has to offer.

Each of the eight weekly trivia question winners received one of many New England resort-related prizes during the duration of the contest. Included in the assortment of awards was collectible souvenir merchandise from member resorts and hotels, and luxury items including designer soaps and bath apparel.

New England Inns & Resorts Association is a collection of New England's most distinctive, independently owned and operated lodging properties. Established in 1907 by owners of B&Bs, hotels, inns and resorts in the New England region, the Association is comprised of nearly 250 properties. Many of the lodgings are also members of Historic Hotels of America, Preferred Hotels and Select Registry.

The association's website,, is a rich resource for consumers offering a quick reservations widget that searches all member room availability for one-stop comparison shopping and booking directly from the site. In addition to featuring value-rich packages for consumers, the association is also well known for their gift certificates, which are available in any denomination and redeemable at all member properties. Gift Certificates can be purchased online or by calling the association directly at 1-603-964-6689.

Please visit for more information.