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Colorado’s Bargain Season

Discussion in 'US - Western States Timesharing' started by RNCollins, May 27, 2019.

  1. RNCollins

    RNCollins TUG Lifetime Member

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    Colorado’s Bargain Season
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/travel/colorado-ski-resorts-cheap.html

    By Steve Knopper / Travel / The New York Times / nytimes.com / May 14, 2019

    “The weekend before Christmas, a night at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, the luxurious hotel at the center of the Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado, costs $1,489. In July, it goes for $659. But on a recent Saturday night, my wife and I paid just $189 for a similar room. We had to add $30 for valet parking, but breakfast was free and with spa treatments half-price, we spent only $80 for a half-hour in a copper bathtub-for-two, which included champagne, robes, slippers and tinkly new-age music.

    I love Colorado ski towns just after skiing ends, during what locals call mud season. (The expression is too dirty for Aspen, which has rebranded it “the secret season.”) For roughly two months, beatific mountain villages empty out, chichi hotels become affordable, “drink the bar dry” specials pop up and shops go half-price or more....”

    96B65BB9-CDAA-4C72-859B-7023A9A5E7EA.jpeg Taking a spring break: Gondolas at the Steamboat Ski Resort sit in a parking lot after the mountain closed for the season.
    Photo Credit: Benjamin Rasmussen for The New York Times
     
  2. JohnPaul

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    We are using Marriott Bonvoy points for a night at that Ritz Carlton in January. For fun I booked the same room to see a cash price - $1600!!!
     
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    That must be close to 200K points for one night, not exactly a giveaway.
     
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    60,000
     
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    60K points for a room that would cost $1600? That doesn't add up.
     
  6. JohnPaul

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    What doesn't add up is why anyone would pay $1600 for just a very nice hotel room.
     
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    Now it's down to $1400.
     
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    What a bargain! Better book it quick! :D

    Kurt
     
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    I know it's not Colorado, but I just booked Residence in Atlanta airport for 35,000 points for two nights with breakfast included. So 17,500 per night. That wasn't bad. Since I have 750K points to use after my points in SPG got multiplied by 3, I decided to start using them.

    I was very happy with 35K points for two nights because I do like the Residence Inns, and it's mid-June. The price would have been $400 + tax.
     
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    $189 is pushing it.

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