Deal of the Day: A Family Getaway in the Shadows of Mt. Rushmore from $169
Few colossal mounds of granite are more universally recognized as Mount Rushmore, which has been making jaws drop since its completion in 1941. Of course, any journey to this awe-inspiring landmark is guaranteed to be remembered for a long time, but you can enhance those memories when you stay at the rustic-chic Lodge at Mount Rushmore, located mere minutes from the main attraction and an hour from Deadwood and Badlands National Park. And bring the family. This kid-friendly spot has an indoor pool and plenty of other ways to keep little ones entertained.
This exclusive offer of $169 for two nights clocks in at 50% off the standard price of a two-night stay. Just plan your stay between August 15 and October 16. Wifi and a Rushmore National Monument parking pass are complimentary, hot breakfast is provided each day, and the views are free.
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Deal of the Day: Quaint Yet Luxurious Virginia B&B for $149, Plus Dining Credit
Widely recognized as a romantic getaway, Northern Virginia’s Fauquier County countryside feels like such a dreamy throwback escape that it’s easy to forget it’s less than an hour’s drive from the bustle of Washington DC. This Travelzoo exclusive deal at the Poplar Springs Inn & Spa will have you running for the hills—this region’s picture-perfect rolling hills, that is. (No wonder the area is a destination for horse-lovers.) This offer gets you a 55% savings on a night at this dreamy retreat, which strikes a perfect balance between quaint and luxurious. But there’s much more to lure you here than the cozy yet posh quarters, which underwent a million-dollar renovation two years ago. Surrounded by 172 acres of forestland. the hotel’s full immersion experience includes forest trails, a new saltwater pool and an indulgent spa.And of course the dining here is supreme, which is only to be expected given that this is the heart of Virginia’s wine country. There’s plenty of local vino to pair with the elegant New American cuisine at the property’s award-winning Manor House Restaurant. The enchanting lakeside locale features stone walls and soaring ceilings. When you book your stay, you receive a $50 credit to use on a meal here. This offer is good for arrivals Thursday to Saturday through November 26 (some black-out dates apply.) To learn more or to book this deal, click here.
Deal of the Day: Charming Wine Country Inn From $189
What can we say about California's amazing Sonoma County that hasn't already been said? The vineyards, the dramatic coastline, the orchards, the forests! This Travelzoo exclusive deal to the Inn at Occidental caught our eye because it gets two people into a cozy, colorful inn in the Russian River wine region, just 90 minutes from San Francisco, for $189/night. That's a savings of more than 45 percent for this coveted area. The Inn at Occidental feels like home, with antiques, heirlooms, and quilts adding to its charm. You'll enjoy breakfast for two and tasting passes at Sonoma County wineries. And if you're able to pull yourself away from the snuggle-inspiring inn, you'll love exploring nearby Bodega Bay's headlands, Sonoma's legendary redwood forests, and swanky Healdsburg's shopping and dining. This offer is good for arrivals Sunday to Thursday through September 29 (with the exception of September 5). To learn more or to book this deal, click here.
Join Our #BT_Chat About Vacation Rentals on Monday July 11 at 1 p.m. EDT!
Mark your calendars: We're hosting our next #BT_Chat Monday, July 11, at 1 p.m. EDT all about Vacation Rentals, and we want you to join us! The chat is co-sponsored by Wyndham Vacation Rentals (@Wyndham_Rentals), and we'll be joined by a multitude of participants who have an insider's perspective on how to get the most out of a rental experience this summer and beyond. One lucky #BT_Chat participant will win a $100 gift card to Wyndham Vacation Rentals! Here are three easy steps for following along and chiming in with our #BT_Chat. 1. Get Your Tweet On Log in to your Twitter account (or create one here) shortly before the chat starts at 1 p.m. 2. Join the #BT_Chat First, follow @BudgetTravel on Twitter. Then, in a separate tab or window, search for the hashtag #BT_Chat and click on "All" at the top of the page so you can see the questions and other people's answers as they come in. Depending on how chatty you are and how many people are responding to your answers, you may want to open a third tab or window to help keep track of notifications. 3. Chime In! Feel free to re-tweet our questions out to your own followers so they can participate, too! The most important thing is to add #BT_Chat to your answers so the rest of us can see them. Take this as a fun, informal opportunity to chat with other people who care about travel as much as you do. Use the questions we ask as a jumping off point for conversation and to make new friends over the Twittersphere, and above all, have fun!
Deal of the Day: 4 Nights in Puerto Rico From $349
We love Puerto Rico for so many reasons: It's a U.S. island with easy entry (no passport!), and you can choose among activities as wide-ranging as salsa dance lessons, golf, luxurious spa treatments, swimming, snorkeling, and, of course, eating the tasty culinary delights that fuse Caribbean, Spanish, and Asian influences. This Travelzoo exclusive deal to Gran Melia Puerto Rico can save you up to 50 percent off typical rates, with a four-night stay from $349. (Upgrades and longer stays are also available at a discount.) On amazing Coco Beach and often lauded as one or Puerto Rico's finest resorts, Gran Melia offers an oceanfront pool, swim-up bar (!), two golf courses, spa, yoga, water sports, and several restaurant options on-site. This deal is good for travel through November 17 and nabs you four nights for up to two adults and two children for $349, including a $25 daily food credit, To learn more or to book this deal, click here.