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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby Steve Gio » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:41 pm

Stayed at snowshoe before for $80. They have been all booked as well and they are $115. Super 8 is $120. I think I have searched as much as possible. You notice on summit.net that saturdays are NA. I know there are plenty of mid week deals but I get crap for vacation time so out of luck there. Super 8 is kind of a pit for $120 per night.

Thanks for the help anyway guys.

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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby paul109876 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:02 pm

I stayed at a Super 8 right at the Dillon, Silverthorne exit off of 70. I was pleased and it was cheap. I stayed at the Super 8 in Georgetown for a couple of days last year and it smelt like mildew.....
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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby TravelingMatt » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:24 pm

I've stayed at that Super 8 in Leadville. It's tolerable for one night, wouldn't want to stay much longer than that tho. If you really want to be near Breck or Vail that's pretty far to go to save $20 or whatever.

If it's a not a weekend in ski season, you can often get the Frisco Holiday Inn on Priceline for $40-50. Decent place although getting a bit shabby, and don't count on the pool/hot tub/sauna to all be working. They're supposed to be remodeling it soon but I've been hearing that for tha past couple of years now.
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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby swoodyut » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:58 pm

The Luxury Inn in Silverthorne is no-frills but clean. Free cold breakfast in the morning. Microwave and mini fridge. Their website makes it look like they're sold out for this weekend, but I bet if you call they might have some cancellations and willing to do a deal. Here's the matrix of their published rates:

http://www.luxuryinnsuites.com/rates.htm

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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby Steve Gio » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:50 pm

Thanks swoodyut, I did call them and they are all booked up. I just called again and no cancellations. They said they are booked every weekend thru March. Called just about everyplace I think. Usually I have no problems getting $80 a night (g or t) at this time of year. I think this year there have been a lot of sold out weekends. Think we are just gonna day trip tomorrow and maybe snowshoe near Mt. Evans Sunday or something.

Thanks for all the feedback folks.

Steve

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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby swoodyut » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:43 pm

Last suggestion - try vrbo.com or homeaway.com too. I’ve gotten some screaming deals for larger (6+) groups and imagine you could do the same with a smaller group. My strategy is to search by properties that still have openings, determine my max budget, and then start at the top and make low-ball offers, although I try not to reach too far – don’t need to waste people’s time. I can typically keep the cost down to $40-50 per person / night. Also, condos/homes always have a kitchen, and typically ample hangout room, both of which are major bonuses to cut down on food/entertainment expense over a hotel room.

For example, I got a large, gorgeous, historic, pet-friendly, private outdoor hot tub, parking included, private home in downtown Breckenridge for the last ski weekend in April ’09. It slept 12 (we only had 6) and I got it for $600 all in for the weekend.

I get turned down a lot, often get zero response whatsoever, but there’s almost always a taker or two, someone willing to work with you. Typically, individual owners are much more flexible – the one’s run by property management groups tend to stick pretty religiously to their minimum # of nights (the second-most common reason I get turned down, after price).

Don’t give up. Good luck.

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Re: cheap lodging Summit County

Postby Steve Gio » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:48 pm

Well I didn't give up and just booked the Dillon Inn. More than I wanted to spend but we will get a day of xc and a day of snowboarding in back top back at least. I know I always see deals for larger condos and stuff but its just my wife and I so we try not to spend too much. Its just a place to sleep after playing and we always bring food instead of eating out.

Anyway thanks for all the suggestions.

Steve

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