Best Fall Getaways Where Off Season Prices Are A Bargain
Falls is a wonderful time to go traveling. Days are still warm, evenings are cool and comfortable, and nature puts on a show for all of us to marvel at. What makes fall travel even more enticing is off-season bargain prices in much of the world. From New England to California, north and south, everyone has their red marker out, crossing out the high season prices and lowering them for savvy off-season travelers.
Here’s a sampling of some of the best discounts available from now until holiday season hits:
#1 Element Boston, Fall Rates from $146 per night
Boston has welcomed two brand new hotels and they both offer a unique hotel experience. First up is Element Boston in the Seaport District. Element is Starwood’s eco-wise brand of lodging. This hotel endeavors to enhance guest’s well-being by offering a design with comfort in mind, complimentary healthy RISE breakfasts (think smoothies, egg white omelets, granola etc), and evening RELAX wine receptions, a saline swimming pool, fitness center and a free bikes-to-borrow program. This is a great place to have a pampered but fit getaway.
#2 Aloft Boston, Fall Rates from $136 per night
If you’re into Boston’s nightlife scene you may already be familiar with this new Seaport District hotel. The Aloft brand by Starwood stays ahead of the curve by offering cutting edge technology throughout the property. They have just piloted a new concept in room comfort by launching Voice Activated Rooms. Guests will have a brand new way to interact with their room. Turn up the air conditioning, turn down the lights, switch on the TV all by voice control. Its W: XYZ Bar is popular for no-cover acoustic performances by emerging local artists and surprise DJ sets.
#3 Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, MA – Fall Rates From $99 ($320 in summer)
While everyone is heading north to the mountains, it’s a great time to scoot off to Cape Cod. With off season rates, uncrowded beaches and all the fun that attracts crowds in summer, the Cape is a great choice for fall. The Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Old Silver Beach is accustomed to entertaining guests. Don’t miss the October Scarecrow Competition, festivals at Cape Cod Fairgrounds, 47th Annual Scallop Festival and Cape Cod Brew Fest.
#4 Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, MA – Fall Rates From $119 per night ($519 in summer)
No more politicians on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, off-season is finally here. Luckily there’s plenty of lively activity yet to come including the annual Food & Wine Festival. The 125 year old historic Harbor View Hotel commands an ideal Edgartown location a short stroll from museums, galleries, and the Edgartown Lighthouse with deeply discounted fall rates.
#5 Kelley House, Edgartown, MA – Fall Rates From $108 per night ($369 in summer)
A sister property to the Harbor View Hotel, the Kelley House is one of America’s oldest and most historic inns, having begun its life in 1742. Take advantage of their custom three-speed cruisers to pedal to an uncrowded beach and tour miles of bike trails and country roads.
#6 Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid NY – Fall Rates From $282 per night ($448 in summer)
Fall foliage is spectacular in the Lake Placid area of New York and the luxury Whiteface Lodge, famous for its classic Adirondack charm, is an ideal place to enjoy the best of the fall season. Share a cocktail in your private Lean To by a fire pit and munch on homemade cookies at turndown. One of the lodge’s adventure concierge guides will make sure you have an active getaway.
#7 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Layton, NY – Fall Rates From $139 per night ($379 in summer)
This lovely town full of Gilded Age architecture and romance, is perched along the banks of the mighty St. Lawrence River. Stroll along gallery-lines streets, go for boating adventures to nearby islands and don’t miss fall festivals including the Clayton Jazz Festival and fun family-friendly Punkin Chunkin.
#8 The Raleigh Miami Beach, FL – Fall Rates From $195
For those who want all the South Beach glitz and glitter, comfort and luxury, you can’t do better than the 1940’s Raleigh Hotel. The impeccable beachfront hotel offers colorful views of city lights and clear blue ocean. Miami’s pulsing nightlife, art galleries, boutiques and trendy restaurants are steps away.
#9 The White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, AZ – Fall Rates From $275 All-Inclusive
This historic Dude Ranch began it’s life in 1900 and has been under the care of one family for three generations, 50 years. This Dude Ranch is note for welcoming guests to experience iconic “Old West” adventures while being treated to today’s modern creature comforts.
#10 Hotel La Rose, Santa Rosa, CA – Fall Rates From $159
This is another turn-of-the-century 1900’s historic hotel. It’s location is ideal being centrally located to Sonoma County’s wineries, the Redwood forests and the Pacific coast. The hotel is also just a short stroll away from Santa Rosa’s inviting downtown district.
So north or south, east or west, there are great bargains out there for the fall season!