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The deal: The statewide program “Virginia is For Lovers” is currently offering unbeatable savings at choice hotels, inns and resorts throughout Virginia. In honor of the program’s 40th anniversary, visitors can now receive special discounts for the remainder of 2009. These offers include savings of up to 40 percent at select hotels or $40 off rack rates, plus the fourth night free at over 200 properties. Check out the program Web site at www.virginia.org and discover the wide range of deals.

$40 off at Lackawanna Bed and Breakfast
Stretching more than 200 miles between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley features an eclectic mix of historic Civil War sites, picture-perfect farms and backcountry hiking trails. Located between the North and South fork of the Shenandoah River, the historic Lackawanna Bed & Breakfast features three cozy guestrooms inside a charming, historic home, originally constructed in 1869. From now through Dec. 31, visitors will receive a $40 discount off their weekday stay. Rack rates for rooms start at just $139/night.

Free fourth night at 70+ hotels in Colonial Williamsburg
A vacation in America’s Historic Triangle is yours for the taking with these special low-priced packages now available at more than 70 area hotels. Starting from just $429, two adults can enjoy a four-night stay for the price of three at your choice of budget, midrange or luxury properties. Available through Jan. 31, 2010, the promotion covers unlimited admission to Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and various historic civil war sites. Plus, a free shuttle operates from April through October, and children age 6 and younger stay for free.

40 percent off: Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard/DC Gateway
Located just six miles from our nation’s capital, this Comfort Inn provides a budget-friendly stay in quiet Falls Church, Va. Hotel highlights include free breakfast and a convenient location close to Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, and the world-class shops of Tysons Corner. From now through Dec. 31, guests can receive 40 percent off the standard rate for guestrooms, from just $129/night.

The dollars: Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch: Be prepared for longer lines in summer at the state’s many historic sites.

Booking details: For the Lackawanna Bed and Breakfast offer, visit www.virginia.org or call 1-877-222-7495.

For the Colonial Williamsburg promotion, visit www.virginia.org or call 1-800-495-8804.

For the Comfort Inn deal, visit www.virginia.org  or call 1-703-534-9100.

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