Hotel Discounts, Free Kids Camp, Columbus Day Music Festival

This week’s deals are for a Branson hotel, free Florida kids camp and golf, a music festival in Aruba, and family retreat discounts for Utah or South Africa.

Branson’s Chateau on the Lake Discounts

The Deal: Summer Resort Special from Chateau on the Lake, Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Mo.
Details: Stay two consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday and receive a $40 resort credit towards a meal, spa or lake activities. Nightly rates start at $164.
Savings: In addition to the $40 resort credit, children 11 years and under dine free. Also included in the package is a 20 percent discount on spa treatments for parents.
Expires: Sept. 30, 2008
To Book: Visit to reserve.

The Deal: Spa Chateau Couples Retreat, Chateau on the Lake
Details: The package includes one night in a Chateau King room with a view of Table Rock Lake; two spa services for two; all day access to Spa Chateau’s sauna, steam room and whirlpools; breakfast delivered to your room; and late check-out.
Savings: Packages start at $620 per couple, about a $100 savings off regular rates.
Expires: Dec. 30, 2008
To Book: Submit a package request online at

Innisbrook Ultimate Summer Getaway

The Deal: Ultimate Summer Getaway
The Source: Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Details: Enjoy a family breakfast each morning in any of the resort’s club houses, free dinner for kids under 12, two days of Camp Innisbrook (which includes lunch and activities such as crafts and swimming), two rounds of golf on either of the resort’s Highlands courses and an hour of tennis court time each day.
Savings: The package costs $999 for five days and four nights. Priced separately, accommodations and activities would reach past the $1,500 mark, saving you more than $500.
Expires: Oct. 1, 2008
To Book:

Columbus Day Weekend Getaway in Aruba

The Deal: Music Festival Package
The Source: Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Details: Book a stay for at least four nights at the newly renovated resort and receive tickets to Aruba’s 7th Annual Music Festival on Oct. 10 and 11. Select a standard or garden view room and score two Preferred Seating ($75 value) tickets for two to see headliners Gloria Estefan and REO Speedwagon; book a room at the resort’s top-floor Tradewinds Club level, and get tickets for Gold Circle ($125 value) seating.
Savings: Standard rooms start at $259 per night, based on double occupancy; Tradewinds Club level rooms start at $484 per night. Including accommodations and tickets, the package offers a savings of up to 25 percent and is valued at $500.
Expires: The package is valid for stays Wednesday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 12 and is based on availability. Cancellations are accepted without charge through Oct. 1.
To Book: Call 800-223-6388 and request code M16 or reserve at

Family Vacation in Utah

The Deal: Family Vacation Package
The Source: Inn on the Creek in Midway, Utah.
Details: Luxurious accommodations, including a fireplace and full kitchen, for up to six guests.
Savings: Rooms usually go for $189 per night, but this deal starts at just $140, a $49 discount per night.
Expires: Sept. 31, 2008
To Book: Contact the Inn at 800-654-0892 or visit to reserve.

Bushmans Kloof Family Affair in South Africa

The Deal: Family Affair package
The Source: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in South Africa.
Details: Accommodations, four meals daily, and children’s and Lodge activities. The packages are especially designed for families with children under 10 years old, though the lodge does not usually accommodate young children.
Savings: Rates start at R4800 (about $627) for adults and R1950 (about $255) per child for the three-night package, for $348 in savings per adult.
Expires: Remaining 2008 packages are available for Dec. 7 to 10 and Dec. 11 to 14.
To Book: Contact the hotel at +27 (0) 21 685 2598 or via e-mail at Learn more at

Destinations: Palm Harbor, Utah, South Africa, Branson, Aruba

Themes: Family Travel, Golf, Outdoor Adventures, Spas

Activities: Arts and Entertainment, Golf, Safaris, Spas