We’re in that sweet spot between summer and winter, when the weather is still fine, the high-season crowds have gone home, and the deals are rolling out. Did we mention the foliage? Yes, it’s that time of year again, so what are you waiting for?
Water’s Edge Resort & Spa
There’s no place like Connecticut to experience the New England foliage, and you can get the best of all worlds by heading straight to the Connecticut shore. Water’s Edge Resort & Spa in Westport has a deal from $299 that includes a one-night stay, two tickets for a 2.5-hour trip on the Essex Steam Train, and $100 food and beverage credit. To book call 1-800-222-5901 or visit The Water’s Edge Resort & Spa site.
Lake Morey Resort in Vermont
Or head north to Vermont where you’ll find classic fall experiences like cider-making classes. The Smash, Sip & Stay package at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont, is available every weekend between September 20 and October 20. Prices for adults start at $398 per adult and $80 for kids under 12 and includes: a two-night stay(Friday and Saturday), daily dinner and breakfasts, an apple cider-pressing lesson, and a “cider hour” with s’mores making by a bonfire. To book call 1-800-423-1211 or visit the Lake Morey Resort site.
Also in Vermont, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa is offers a special savings of 15 percent off room rates. The Autumn Glow Package is available Sundays through Thursdays (except holidays) now through October 31, 2013. Rates start at $229, with a two-night minimum stay. For three nights or longer, rates are from $199. That includes daily breakfast, 20 percent off coupon for the spa or restaurant, maple leaf treats, and a self-guided driving tour. To book visit the Stoweflake website.
We’re coming up on low season in Britain which means discounts galore. Save up to 20 percent off BritRail Passes so you can explore England, Scotland and Wales by train. Beginning September 1, 2013 BritRail’s Low Season Discount is available for travel from November 2013 through February 2014. The classic BritRail Pass works on the Great Britain National Rail Network; the BritRail South West Pass covers train travel from London, through the Cotswolds, along Cornwall and Devon’s scenic coastline, and into Wales. To book call 1-866-938-RAIL or visit Britrail’s website.
Smith Fork Ranch in Colorado
Most people never think of Colorado when it comes to foliage, but we’re going to see some brilliant colors this fall. Smith Fork Ranch, located halfway between Aspen and Telluride, has a Lodging with Breakfast deal starting at $389 for a double occupancy room. Or check out the the Colorado Luxury Ranch Experience for $1,652 (based on double occupancy) which includes a two-nights stay, horseback riding orientation and trail ride, fly-casting lesson and fly-flying experience, a 50-shot round of sporting clay, archery and hiking guided by ranch wranglers or outdoor guides. To book call 855-539-1492 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And, of course, fall also means it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Kimpton Hotels is launching its 72-Hour Flash Sale at 12 mid-Atlantic properties, with rates from $95 a night. The deal will be valid from 12 am ET on Tuesday, September 24 through 11:59 pm ET on Thursday, September 26, for stays from November 22-December 1, 2013. All guests can take advantage of perks, including a hosted evening wine hour and morning coffee and tea, plus free Wi-Fi for Kimpton InTouch loyalty program members. All rates are based on availability, do not include tax, and are pre-paid and non-refundable. To book, visit www.kimptonhotels.com/earlybird and enter rate code TURKEY. (Note: This website will go live when the promotion launches.)