Have you picked out a place to stay during this foliage season?
This is just a quick “Good Morning”! to talk about lodging during foliage season. As I often will tell all of you I don’t stay very often in hotels/motels, B&Bs or Inns, so I’m not big on making recommendations.
But! This doesn’t mean I don’t do research. 🙂 I just added a new affiliate to my site B&B.com and I wanted to see what benefit it might be to those of you doing research for your autumn jaunts to New England.
I clicked the Ad in the left side of the page and then I chose Vermont and let it make recommendations. First, you need to remember not every place that you can stay is a part of their site. So if you don’t see a place or none of the B&Bs have the prices you are looking for, then try Travelocity, Trivago, or Hotels combined which can be found on this page, here on my site.
You will see the banner Ads like this one from time to time, And yes, I apologize about Ads on the site. I will try to keep them at a minimum.
I clicked my Ad to see what they offered.
I chose Vermont Sept 25th to 28th and I found a place in Stowe for $68 a night!! I was ready to book at that price but when I went and clicked the link, I saw $135 a night and up?? So I called Michael Seaberg at the Northern Lights B&B which is on the Smuggler’s Notch road.
He told me that B&B.com does that alot and when I asked him about the price, he said sure, its a real price. “it’s our mid-week in April price” and B&B.com will always show the lowest offered price.
So rule one is check very carefully before you book since you may get drawn in with the low season price. I called because I was in disbelief over that price and I interviewed Michael on when his busiest part of the foliage season is (1 Oct – Columbus Day weekend).
Also he said the summer has taken over as his busy season, even more than the rather short foliage season. Hiking and climbing, and mountain biking are taking over from leaf peeping as what sustains their business.
Rule number 2.
This will keep me from making money when you click the Ad. I’m recommending that you click through to their website and talk to them personally because what the booking sites don’t tell you is that many of the B&Bs will over discounts for AARP, AAA, and military discount which at the Northern Lights is 15% off.
Maybe they can still offer the discount after you have booked it, maybe not. Just keep that in the back of your mind. The autumn season is the high season for many Inns, hotels, B&Bs and they survive or go out of business based on a few short weeks. So I don’t expect to find real cheap prices, but you can check around as long as you don’t wait until 4PM on the same day you need the room. At that point you take what you can get… 🙂
Questions? drop a comment…
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I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.