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Real Deals: October 2009

Exclusive discounts for Budget Travel readers.

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Before you book... These trips and starting prices ("From") sell out quickly, and details may change. Call the companies for complete info. Most rates are based on midweek dates; weekend travel can raise the price. Under "Why It's a Deal," round-trip flights are based on the lowest October departures on kayak.com at press time. Usually not included: service, security, and visa costs; hotel, car-rental, and airport taxes. Check each listing for fuel surcharge details. Prices are per person, with two people sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. The single supplement ("SS") is the extra fee charged to solo travelers. Some companies will pair singles at no additional cost.

UNITED STATES

Bretton Woods, N.H., from $198
One night at the Lodge at Mount Washington Resort and the choice of a half-day canopy tour, 18 holes of golf (until Oct. 19), or a 50-minute spa treatment (massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure) per person. The price is per room. Book by Dec. 7 and mention BUDGET. Why it's a deal: Booking each component separately would cost at least $357. When: Until Dec. 15. Contact: Mount Washington Resort, 877/873-0626, mountwashingtonresort.com.

Central Coast, Calif., from $148
One night at the Cass House Inn in Cayucos and the choice of one $50 dinner credit at the Cass House Restaurant or two tickets to Hearst Castle, about a 35-minute drive away. The price is per room. Why it's a deal: The regular room rate in October starts at $165. You also receive the dinner credit or Hearst Castle tickets (a $48 value) at no extra cost. When: Oct. 1–Dec. 20. Contact: Cass House Inn, 805/995-3669, casshouseinn.com.

Las Vegas, from $387
Three nights in a junior suite at the Signature at MGM Grand, a $50 credit at the MGM Grand Spa, and a $50 beverage credit redeemable at Studio 54, Tabú, Wet Republic, or the Signature or MGM Grand pools. The price is per room. Book by Dec. 1 and mention LUXE. Why it's a deal: You receive the spa and beverage credits at no extra cost. When: Oct. 15–Dec. 15 (from $387). Contact: The Signature at MGM Grand, signaturemgmgrand.com, 877/727-0007.

Nashville, from $169
One night at the Hotel Preston; dinner with wine at the Gerst Haus, Valentino's, or Zola restaurants; a guidebook to match on Germany, Italy, or France; a $25 breakfast credit; and Wi-Fi. The price is per room. Mention CULTURESHOCKBT. Why it's a deal: This price is $70 less than the regular package rate. You also receive the breakfast credit and Wi-Fi at no extra cost (a $35 value). When: Until Nov. 30. Contact: Hotel Preston, 877/361-5500, hotelpreston.com.

New York, from $199
One night at the Muse New York hotel, half a block from Times Square; breakfast; and a flight of wines at Nios restaurant. The price is per room. Mention PINS. Why it's a deal: The regular rate in October starts at $329. You also receive breakfast for two (a $40 value) and the flight of wines (worth about $20) at no extra cost. When: Until Dec. 15. Contact: The Muse New York, 877/692-6873, themusehotel.com.

Portland, Ore., from $155
One night at Hotel Fifty, parking, and a $50 gift card to Pioneer Place mall. Mention BTMALL. The price is per room. Why it's a deal: Booking each component separately would cost at least $74 more. You also receive a free room upgrade worth at least $20. When: Until Dec. 24. Contact: Hotel Fifty, 877/505-7220, hotelfifty.com.

Sonoma County, Calif., from $198
Three nights at the Flamingo resort in Santa Rosa, breakfasts, tasting passes valid at one of 11 wineries, and half-price tickets to the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Snoopy's ice rink. The price is per room. Mention HARVESTBUDGET. Why it's a deal: You receive the third night free and all the extras at no additional cost. When: Oct. 5–8, Oct. 11–Nov. 25, Nov. 27–Dec. 24, Dec. 26–Jan. 31. Contact: Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa, 800/848-8300, flamingoresort.com.

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