YMCA of the Rockies celebrates its 110th anniversary this month by offering 110 lodge rooms at the Estes Park Center and 110 lodge rooms at Snow Mountain Ranch for just $84 per night, to be used during May only. This is a great opportunity for Colorado families to beat the crowds, enjoy spring in the Rockies and save. Each room includes two FREE breakfasts. Both properties offer activities such as horseback riding, arts & crafts, hiking, roller skating, archery, fishing, mini golf, tennis and more. Reservations can be made online here.
Savvy skiers and riders are grabbing next season’s passes even as the snow lies so deep in the high country that a number of areas have extended this season. Following are the ever greater deals for next year, including passes with bonus days at other resorts around the country or even internationally. Passes also offer food, retail and lodging discounts, as well as special friends-and-family prices.
For brevity’s sake, we are just listing the adult season pass prices. Some are good for the remainder of this season too. Click on the websites for all other age/price categories, including teen/young adult pricing. Consider pass insurance for a modest additional cost….in case. [Read more…] about Great Deals on 2017-18 Ski Passes
While military members, both past and present may find freebies and deals for Veterans Day, one high country resort shows its appreciation with an ongoing promotion. All active duty or reserve military personnel and their families can experience YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch at a special rate. The Military Getaway Package includes two (2) nights lodging, meals for up to four people and activities (like ice skating, tubing, indoor archery, arts & crafts, an indoor climbing wall and more) for $164, plus tax. You must be able to provide proof of active duty at time of check-in. Call 1-888-613-9622 to reserve.
Not that anyone would want to escape Colorado in the summer (hey, why do you think the entire world comes here?), but if you do have out-of-state vacation plans, might we suggest you check out some of our sister On The Cheap websites? Those headed to our nation’s capital will find all sorts of deals and saving suggestions at DC On The Cheap. Perhaps a visit with Mickey and Minnie (and hundreds of princesses) is on the horizon? Then, look no further than Orlando On The Cheap for tons of ways to holiday without spending a fortune. Live (and save) like a local with Miami On The Cheap if Florida’s beaches and South Beach nightlife are calling. Or, maybe you are headed to the Big Apple. It can’t help you get tickets to Hamilton, but NYC On The Cheap is filled with tons of tips for negotiating New York City on a budget and “don’t miss” activities, all told from an insider’s perspective. Some other popular (and helpful) sites are Chicago On The Cheap, Greater Seattle On The Cheap, Charlotte On The Cheap and Boston Living On The Cheap. Even if you aren’t headed to one of these destinations, feel free to recommend them to friends who either live there or are planning to visit. Cheapskates don’t let cheapskates overspend.
RTD‘s new-ish A-Line to Denver International Airport provides travelers with another option getting to and from DIA. Think not only money, but also time. Calculate how many of you will be traveling. And remember that you won’t just be going to the airport but returning from it. Unless you choose to drive, you can mix and match. Here are both ground transportation and parking options: [Read more…] about Denver Airport Transportation & Parking Options
Even tony Aspen can be an affordable getaway. Camp or use your favorite site to book economical accommodations. Bar food, picnicking and happy hour bring down the cost of restaurant meals. The city’s newest restaurant is the A$pen Dollar Bar (no website yet), which offers $6 nightly dinner specials and other entrées only $9-$12. Food served till midnight. 301 E Hopkins, 970-429-4218. ♦ Save gas and spare yourself the parking hassles by using RFTA buses, which are FREE throughout Aspen, to Snowmass and Maroon Lake, one of the nation’s most beautiful, most photographed scenes and a key gateway to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Book at least two nights of lodging and get a FREE 3-day WE-cycle bike share pass for any number of 30-minute uses. Click here or call 888-649-5982 and ask about the Free Bike Rental Package. ♦ Admission to the Aspen Art Museum is FREE and will still be free after the new museum opens next month. Closed Mondays. E. Hyman and S. Spring, 970-925-8050. [Read more…] about Aspen IS Affordable in Summer
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