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Cheapest lodging for Loveland?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
The deals on their site still seem expensive for my ("lower") class. And the offer is for two people only. Cheapest so far for two people:
http://www.lovelandreservations.com/georgetown_super8.html

Anything cheap for single person?

Somebody suggested years ago, that the shack on the top of the mountain was unlocked one night... is that still the case? This adventure might save me $100/night!
post #2 of 9
Easy. Have you looked at the Super 8's price directly?
post #3 of 9
Georgetown Inn is quite a bit less.  I stayed there in October -- very basic, but adequate.

 http://www.georgetownmountaininn.com/Rates_Georgetown_Mountain_Inn.html

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Actually, the link I posted for $150/day is Ski & Stay package for two, and includes two lift tickets. So, that's $75/day for sleeping + ski lift ticket.... But, that deal is only for two people minimum, and I wasn't interested going with anybody else.
post #5 of 9
 Ah.  My bad.
That does bring up a pet peeve of mine -- why are there no solo ski and stay packages?  I realize they would have to be more than double occupancy, but still...    It would cost about $140/day for a single room plus a single lift ticket.  Its almost the same price to get the double room and throw away one of the lift tickets as to book solo.

Doesn't anybody want to fight for my business?
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post

That does bring up a pet peeve of mine -- why are there no solo ski and stay packages?  I realize they would have to be more than double occupancy, but still...    It would cost about $140/day for a single room plus a single lift ticket.  Its almost the same price to get the double room and throw away one of the lift tickets as to book solo. 

As a frequent solo traveler, I disagree.

The "package" in Loveland is nothing more than throwing together the room cost and 2 lift tickets, and just taking a poultry few percent off the total! (hence my hint to just check the room cost with the hotel directly). It's really not much of a "saving" in the "package"!

When there're substantial discounts in the package, often times they WOULD do a single package by passing along the saving. All you have to do is call up the reservation office and ask!

I've done it often enough with success. Though in the case of Loveland, I wouldn't bother if it were me. The saving is too small to bother dealing with an "aggregator". Just book the motel and buy lift ticket seperately. You'll have the the added freedom of choosing WHERE to ski each day. A-basin and Winter Park are both within easy driving distance of Germantown.

post #7 of 9
 Well, I suspect you are a better negotiator than I am.  I usually get someone saying "no, I don't see anything like that on the list."

And, yeah, this is a poor example.  For a bigger deal, for example, the JH Steep and Deep in past years has had deals where 2 camps plus a room at the VCI equals very nearly the cost of two camps. 
post #8 of 9

No negociation required. I simply asked "I'm traveling by myself, is there a single's version of the package"? Or, "what can you do for a single"? 

What I do first though, I add up the ala cart cost (for 2) of all the items in the "package" just to see how much "saving" the "package" really offer. (use that formula, you'll immediately notice the Loveland "package" isn't much of a "deal" to bother duplicating) I then divide the "saving" by two and that produces the theorecticall saving PER PERSON.

Now, if I substract that "saving per person" to the sum total of all the items FOR ONE (do keep in mind you're paying for the whole room, not half of a room). Ideally that should be my price FOR ONE! I would ask them if they can "do that". To be honest, I don't always get that price. But often enough, I got offers that are pretty close to that. And sometimes, I even got offers that beats that (like, they gave me the WHOLE saving, not just half of it)!

Mind you, it's still more expensive than having someone to share with since I'm having the whole motel room all to myself after all!

post #9 of 9
Try priceline.com, and do the "Name Your Own Price" bidding in the Dillon-Silverthorne-Frisco area.  Start really low (always do this, unless you're need to book soon), and see if it accepts it.  If it doesn't, bid again when it lets you the next day at a slightly higher price, or try adding areas to bid right away.  

Since Dillon is pretty much the lowest cost area in the region, you'll be pretty much sure that's where you're staying, even if you add other areas.

I've always saved at least half the hotel advertised price using the Name Your Own Price feature... usually I'm closer to 60-75% off.
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