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Dec 27th, 2002, 01:22 PM
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A place to stay in NE at fall for less then 200$?

We are a family of 4 and planning to travel around New Engkand on October 2003. From the info I've gathered so far it sure looks like an expensive vacation. I can't find an accomodation for less then 150$ and in some places for less then 200$. Is there any reasnoable way to go around that? where should we look for, while making reservations?
 
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Dec 27th, 2002, 01:55 PM
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Are you restricting your "looking around" to the web? If so, there are lots and lots of places that don't have websites. Depending upon where you're planning to stay, the big chains are not usually represented. And, some towns/areas are pricier than others. For sure, rates are their very highest during the fall, but there are plenty of moderately priced places to stay, though they do book up quickly. Once you've narrowed down your overnight destination(s) check websites for that town and lodging there. Or, phone the Chamber of Commerce and ask them to mail literture. Most towns/areas have comprehensive lodging literature. If you could be more specific, you'll probably get some recommendations here.
 
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Dec 27th, 2002, 07:02 PM
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You're not going to see much foliage at night while you're sleeping, so stay away from the most touristy areas.

Weeknights you'll find the cheapest sleeps on the coast, weekends near the airports.
 
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Dec 28th, 2002, 07:34 PM
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The answer is Priceline. Look at www.biddingfortravel.com before bidding.
 
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Dec 28th, 2002, 10:17 PM
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Priceline is definitely NOT the answer when you're booking this far ahead. Plans can change, priceline bookings CANNOT be changed.
 
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Dec 29th, 2002, 03:38 AM
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The major chains in New England include: Holiday Inn, Mariott, Days Inn, Red Roof, Best Western, Fairfield, Comfort Inn. Check their websites if you plan to stay in city areas. The more rural you get, the less apt you are to find a chain so you will have to check with chambers of commerce. Try a town/city name and then look under lodging in the Yellow Pages. Refer to an area map as well. Cities, such as Providence RI are very expensive but you can find lodging 10 minutes away in places like Warwick.
Visit Yankee Magazine's website for some route ideas.
www.newengland.com
 
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Dec 29th, 2002, 06:27 AM
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Why would hotels, all of which sell out in prime locations during leaf peeping season, make any availability for Priceline reservations? They won't. They can pick and choose and at the rate they want to charge, (and it will be hefty). If by chance someone cancels at the last minute, there will be 3 more lined up to fill that slot.

Jill has the best idea so far. New England is so compact you can easily do a circle from MA into the southern 1/3 of VT and back in a day. Albany might offer better rates and VT is a short drive off. It's always nice to stay in the thick of things though, so you may just want to bite the bullet and take the more expensive reservation then enjoy all the ambience the area has to offer.
 
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Dec 29th, 2002, 03:30 PM
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Consider travelling around the Adirondacks instead. Great scenery, really authentic towns. Reasonably priced.
 
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