From last minute summer escapes to upcoming winter specials, there are plenty of discounts and packages to help you explore the great outdoors.
The Deal: 2-day 1-night Yellowstone Snowmobile Adventure
The Source: Goosewing Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Details: Strap up with a snow suit, boots, helmet and mittens (provided by the ranch), then snowmobile through Yellowstone National Park. Recover at your superior lodging in the Yellowstone area, then return for a second day. The package includes all meals as well as transportation between the lodge and activity areas.
Savings: From $945 per driver (you may drive own snowmobile or ride double) and $672 per passenger. The ranch offers discounts for groups of five or more people, reducing the price to $883 per driver and $628 per passenger (a family of five or more with three drivers and two passengers will save $274). Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and passengers must be at least 6 years of age.
Expires: The package is available Dec. 15, 2008 through March 15, 2009.
To Book: Call the ranch’s reservations line directly at 888-733-5251, or fill out an online form for them to contact you.
The Deal: Camping Family Fun Pack
The Source: Hot Springs KOA Kampground in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Details: The package includes two nights’ accommodation in an RV and four admission tickets to Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Amusement Park. As a bonus, enjoy two 12-inch pizzas delivered to your campsite and four rounds of mini-golf.
Savings: $207 for four people, a savings of more than $75. Each extra person is $40.
Expires: Oct. 26, 2008
To Book: Reserve at 800-562-5903 or at www.koa.com.
The Deal: Fun on the Snake River
The Source: Days Inn of Jackson Hole in Wyoming.
Details: Package includes accommodations and a whitewater rafting trip down the Snake River, which flows out of Yellowstone National Park into Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Also included is breakfast daily.
Savings: Rates start at $169 per person for a two-night stay, based on double occupancy and includes taxes and surcharges. Booked separately, accommodations and the rafting trip would cost $205 per person.
Expires: Sept. 31, 2008. Book at least seven days prior to arrival.
To Book: Call 307-733-0033 for reservations or book at www.daysinjacksonhole.com.
The Deal: Summer Romance Package
The Source: Evergreen Lodge in the forest bordering California’s Yosemite National Park.
Details: Spend two nights in a new cabin and receive a welcome basket and wine, breakfast both days and lunch and a three-course dinner one night from the lodge’s restaurant. Select any item from the dinner menu, which includes dishes like wild boar tenderloin. For $100 more, upgrade to the Enhanced Romance Package, which includes two, one-hour full body massages.
Savings: The $285 per night rate package averages a savings of $50, depending on meal items ordered. The Enhanced Romance Package Full body massages usually cost $85 per person, totaling an additional savings of more than $50.
Expires: Sept. 4, 2008
To Book: Call 209-379-2606 or fill out an online reservation request at www.everygreenlodge.com.
Yellowstone snowmobile tours are our specialty. Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours, Inc. has been in business for over 20 years. We are the largest operator of multi day snowmobile trips in the greater Yellowstone area. On our tours we utilize the finest lodging and restaurants available. Our guides have years of experience and we feel they are the most knowledgeable professionals in the field. When planning your holiday call us first to discuss what we have to offer.
Visitors to Yellowstone drive environmentally friendly Arctic Cat TZ1 Touring 4-stroke snowmobiles with heated hand grips and seat warmers for driver and passenger. Outside the parks you hit the trails and play in powder on a current model Polaris 550 Touring and Trail RMK snowmobiles. Transportation to/from lodging accommodations and tour trailheads is by warm passenger van.