We all know how many options are out there when you are looking for lodging for your next vacation. It’s tempting to immediately head to VRBO, Expedia, Air B-n-B or your favorite booking engine of choice to look for lodging. What you might not realize is that all of these outlets tend to charge additional booking fees to guests and most act as a ‘third-party’ booking system, tacking on to the total reservation fees.
Although you may find some of our properties listed on these sites, you will always pay more on these sites due to those additional booking fees and taxes. When you book directly with SummitCove, you will receive the lowest rates available for our properties. We offer both direct booking discounts and an even larger returning guest loyalty discount if you have stayed with us before. We have vacation planners standing by to help you find that perfect vacation rental. If you do find a great property on a third-party site, give us a call and we can look it up for you and get you the best rate possible. In addition to the best rates, all of our guests receive 24/7 guest services and exclusive guest discounts on transportation, dining, activities and equipment rentals during your Keystone vacation, summer or winter. You’ll love checking in at our front desk, greeted by a smiling face to greet you instead of a dark lockbox. Next time you are searching for Keystone lodging, book direct on www.SummitCove.com and know that you are getting the best deal for your Keystone Lodging.
If you love visiting Keystone, but are hoping save some money on your next trip, check out these three tips on how you can save over 50% on your upcoming Keystone ski vacation.
One. Location… location, location. Although it’s incredibly nice and convenient to stay in a slopeside, walk to the lifts condo, consider if you really need that luxury. Sometimes when you have kids, it really does matter when you have to carry 3 extra pairs of skis across the huge parking lot and so on. If that’s not the case, consider staying somewhere outside of River Run Village. Keystone Resort has an incredible free resort shuttle which makes getting to the mountain a breeze. This ‘off the beaten path’ properties tend to be more spacious, quieter, just as nice, but with a lower price tag than those properties that are within yards of the ski slopes. Look at Mountain House, East Keystone, North Keystone, West Keystone and Lakeside Village.Tenderfoot Lodge #2613, pictured below is a two bedroom, two bath condo in the Mountain House Base area that is still within walking distance of the slopes, but at lower rates than a River Run two bedroom. Wood floors, updated appliances and mountain finishes make this an incredible ski condo!
Two. Consider the dates. Do you really have to visit the day after Christmas or can you adjust your plans and come the week after New Year’s instead? If you can come on either an off-weekend or anytime during the week, you are going to pay less. If you can avoid holidays and any 3-day weekends you will be even better off and will enjoy an extra bonus- you’ll have the mountain all to yourself.
Three. Get a season pass. Today. Seriously. The money you’ll save on buying all of those high-priced single day, at-the-window lift tickets will likely be enough to pay for your lodging on an additional second or third trip to Keystone, justifying the pass purchase to get more use out of the unlimited ski days. The catch is that you have to buy these early. Purchase them at the end of the ski season for next year’s season to get the very best, absolutely lowest rate. Prices then rise periodically throughout the summer and fall and then the passes usually go off-sale completely around the end of November.
Your next ski vacation doesn’t have to break the bank. Plan ahead, be smart and work the system to your advantage. SummitCove also offers all of our guests a loyalty discount, so every time you stay with us again you’ll receive a special returning guest rate. Book your lodging early for the best selection and take advantage of special sales and promotions. We’ll see you this winter!