In the middle of the holiday hustle bustle, it can feel like the season’s passing you by. When December ends, you look around and realize you never had the chance to relax with loved ones. Planning a holiday getaway BEFORE the holidays can help you avoid those feelings. You can enjoy the togetherness you’re missing and save money in the process. Park City is the perfect spot with snowy mountains, cozy rental homes and tons of ways to save when you’re traveling pre-holiday.
Here are five reasons why an early-season Park City getaway should be on your wish list:
Better rates on rental homes.
When you travel to Park City before the holidays, home rental rates are 47 percent lower, on average. Add that to the value you already get from staying in a rental home, like multiple bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen, and a getaway becomes increasingly affordable. When you’re first to hit the trails, you can take advantage of pre-season deals like up to 15% off* lodging on stays from November 23 – December 25, 2016.
Pick of the litter.
You’ve heard it before: the early bird gets the worm. When you travel early, you can take your pick of Park City’s home rentals, from ski-in/ski-out condos like Mont Cervin Plaza and Silver Star #18, to larger, private houses like 6599 Lookout Drive. Occupancy is often lower before the holidays, so you won’t have to fight fellow bookers to stay in that sprawling mountain home with the hot tub you’ve been eyeing.
In addition to having your pick of rental home, you’ll have full run over the mountain. Crowds are substantially fewer in early December, meaning you won’t have to wait in long lift lines or weave in-between other skiers and snowboarders on the slopes. Off the mountain, quieter restaurants and shops in town can make for a more enjoyable vacation experience.
Cost savings extend beyond lodging. Pre-holiday flights from popular hubs like Los Angeles, Denver, Atlanta and Houston are nearly half the price of those during the holidays. For example, on Kayak, a round trip flight for December 19 – 25, 2016 travel is $157 USD, compared to $299 for December 26 – January 1, 2016 travel.
Fun and festive events.
Part of the fun of the holidays is the anticipation that builds as you indulge in seasonal delights. Park City has a number of festive events during the month of December, including a Holiday Sing-a-long at the Egyptian Theatre to get you into the spirit of the season. If you’re in Park City on December 17th, you’ll even get to see the annual “Santa Comes Down the Town Lift” event as he rides to town on a sleigh lit up with twinkle lights. Decemberfest will also be happening all month with après ski musical acts, village entertainers and more.
With many schools letting out in mid-December, beat the holiday rush by planning an early season Park City getaway for the family.
*Deals are subject to change. Bookings are limited, subject to availability and are on a first come, first served basis. See additional deal terms and conditions here.