Did you know “National Plan for Vacation Day” is Tuesday, January 28th? A “holiday” to start planning your next holiday is something we can definitely get behind!
How do you normally plan your vacations?
A) Use online travel agencies (OTAs) like Booking.com and Expedia?
B) Use rent by owner websites like VRBO and Airbnb?
C) Go direct to a property’s website and #BookDirect?
If you answered “C”, you know you get the most out of your vacation when you book directly with a property.
Congratulations on being a savvy traveler!
If you didn’t know that, here is why #BookDirect is the best option:
Get the Best Rate Available & the Best Availability
Our rates will always be the same or lower than the OTAs or RBOs. We also offer return guest discounts all year, and will often make specials available to those who sign up to receive our exclusive offers first. If you ever find a lower rate, we promise to match it.
Looking for a 3-night stay when we have a 5-night minimum? If we have a 3-night stay available in between two reservations, we’ll let you book it. We can also offer room moves, if available, to accommodate your dates when you can’t find availability close to the lifts anywhere else. The OTAs and RBOs just can’t offer this type of flexibility.
Priority Condo Selection
Our reservations staff can help you find the condo that will best fit your needs. All our condos are individually owned, and we know them inside and out. Do you need specific bedding? Want to make sure you have a sleeper sofa or washer/ dryer? Need a walk-in shower vs. a bathtub? We can take your requests and try to get you into the best accommodation available for your dates. You will not get this when you book a generic unit type on an OTA.
Pre-trip Planning with our Local Experts
Our concierge staff can help you set up everything you need ahead of time, so your vacation goes off without a hitch! We’ll contact you well in advance of your arrival date with suggestions for ground transportation, dinner reservations, activity and tour ideas and more. We’ll share tips on how to get the best lift pass prices, where the new hot spots are and what not to do – like rely on Uber or Lyft to bring you to or from the airport.
A More Personalized Experience
Planning on celebrating a birthday or anniversary? We can help you make it special. Trying to plan a family reunion? Let us help. When you call Lodge at Lionshead you get an actual person right away. Not an automated directory that takes several minutes to navigate. Our staff loves helping our customers plan, and have, the best stay possible. It is why we are rated the #1 Vail Specialty Lodging Property on TripAdvisor and why 40% of our guests are repeat customers.
My advice, and what I do personally, is to use the OTAs as a search engine to find available properties in the destination you’ll be visiting. When you find a property you like, visit its website for even more information and to book directly. It can make the difference between just finding a place to stay or having the vacation of your dreams.
So why not book your next vacation in Vail, CO with us and enjoy the magic with Lodge at Lionshead.