When you think back to your time in school, is there a teacher that sticks out in your mind? One that went the extra mile, made things fun and creative and has a special spot in your heart? Teaching is one of the most demanding, exhausting, challenging yet rewarding professions and teachers are not always honored for all that they do. Teachers really are heroes and here are a few statistics that show why:
- Teachers spend around $1.5 Billion a year of their own money on school supplies.
- 67% of teachers use their own money to buy snacks to supplement their student’s nutrition.
- 1 in 3 teachers purchase basic clothing items to help their students.
- More than half of teachers step in and pay for field trip costs when students can’t afford them.
So, what can we do to make sure teachers know how much they are appreciated? For one you can thank any teacher that has made a difference in your life. The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast decided to team up with BedandBreakfast.com to create a Travel for Teachers program as a way to give back. Since the summer is when many teachers have the chance to take a breather, we are offering a third night free when you reserve two nights at the Caldwell House. It can be any day between Sunday and Wednesday and will be open for use during July and August 2014.
If you have never been to our fantastic area of the Hudson Valley, you are in for a treat and maybe even a little geography lesson! If you want to just relax in our award-winning bed and breakfast and shut out the world that is totally fine but if you are up for some adventure there is so much to see and do around the Caldwell House. The Brotherhood Winery, America’s oldest winery has a 175th anniversary coming up or you can visit the Storm King Art Center, which is the largest outdoor sculpture park in the U.S. Of course, there are numerous historic landmarks to see, amazing restaurants to try, shops to peruse and antique stores to visit. For those looking for outdoor adventure, there are loads of hiking and biking trails nearby. In addition, you can kayak or row on the Hudson River, sail in the clouds aboard a hot air balloon, or go bird watching.
Our Select Registry® and Diamond Collection® NewYork State bed and breakfast, located in the heart of the historic lower Hudson Valley has all the amenities you will need to feel comfortable at your “home away from home.” A complimentary gourmet breakfast, onsite parking, smart TVs with DirecTV, Netflix, Hulu, iPads and free Wi-Fi Internet access. You may even meet some fellow teachers along the way! Take a true break this summer and make a stop in the Hudson Valley to relax, unwind and have fun. Look forward to seeing you when school’s out!