the holiday season is the best time to take advantage of discounts on vacation rentals and lodging
Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
Despite Christmas being less than two weeks away, many holiday travelers are still looking for deals on lodging at Colorado ski resorts. Unfortunately, traveling to Colorado's world-class ski resorts is often deemed to be very expensive of an endeavor for most people to enjoy. This is particularly true when the budget is tight, but Gondola Resorts has several December discounts that can make it possible for just about anyone to enjoy a Colorado skiing or snowboarding trip this holiday season.
"If you think about it, the holiday season is the best time to take advantage of discounts on vacation rentals and lodging," said Gino Malara, Gondola Resorts CEO. "With the stress of the holidays, people are looking for a way to get a way. They need a place where they can get away from their worries and simply have fun. And, by following a few simple tips, it really is possible for just about anyone to get a break on prices at any Colorado ski resort."
In order to save money on a vacation to any ski resort, for example, Gondola Resorts recommends the following four tips in addition to the latest and greatest deals still available:
1) Book late - by booking late, you can find the best deals and take advantage of the inventory that is still open. "Most vacation rental homeowners don't want their properties to stay empty during the holiday season", says Malara. "This is just like throwing away money. Thus, open inventory gets discounted right before the holidays. The strategy is in locating the deals."
CURRENT DEAL: Keystone: 1 bedroom/2 bath. Ski/in Ski/out. Sleeps 5. Price last week-$699/nt, this week-$349/nt. Reservations 12/18 - 12/26.
2) Avoid rental cars - with gas prices pushing $3.35 per gallon in Colorado, renting a vehicle can be expensive. Shuttle services will get you to all of the major ski resorts via any Colorado airport including Denver International Airport. If arriving at Aspen's Pitkin County Airport, shuttle service is FREE via Gondola Resorts.
CURRENT DEAL: 20% off shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek, Steamboat Springs and Copper Mountain.
3) Book condos - there are many lodging options available in Colorado and you can actually save money on travel and other fees if you work with a vacation rental wholesaler or management company rather than working directly with hotels.
CURRENT DEAL: Aspen: $235 Per Night at Timber Ridge #3E. 3 blocks to lifts. Save $300 per night for Dec 18-23.
4) Travel with a group - by traveling with a group of friends and family members, you can rent one of the many holiday vacation homes or large condos the resorts have to offer and split the costs.
CURRENT DEAL: Telluride, Colorado - 4 bedrooms, 3 baths at "Rocky Road" luxury private home. Rates starting at $800/nt.
"We truly feel that renting vacation rentals as opposed to other lodging options is the best way to save money," continued Mr. Malara. "Not only can you save money on a per-person basis, you can also save money on expenses such as food because you can cook all of your meals in the kitchen. You won't find that option with the likes of a hotel."
While a trip to Colorado will still require making a bit of a financial investment, following these simple tips can make this holiday excursion more affordable and attainable. To learn more about renting vacation homes, condos or town homes at Colorado ski resorts, visit GondolaResorts.com.