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Get Outta Dodge: The Best Winter Deals to Book Now

Now that the holiday season has passed, it’s the perfect time to book a vacation. While you may be exhausted from holiday travel, keep in mind that airlines tend to offer some of the best flight deals right now, plus hotels offer disconnected rates to encourage winter travel. Check out the below deals, some are a short drive from Seattle, while others are a direct (and reasonably priced!) flight to get you on your way. Take advantage of these deals and get your 2020 travel goals off to a strong start!

For a Quick Trip North: Vancouver, BC

At less than 3 hours from Seattle, Vancouver is a great weekend destination to set your sights on. And luckily, Seattleites can take advantage of the exclusive Residents Rate Offer at Fairmont Hotel locations both in Vancouver and Victoria BC. This special rate offers 25% off of the standard room rate at Fairmont Empress. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Fairmont Waterfront.

For A PNW Drive Away: Portland, OR

Another easy driving destination at just under three hours from Seattle, Portland is the quirky city that you should be visiting this winter. There are plenty of hotels to choose from, but we’ll help narrow down your search with these three options offering discounted rates this season.

  • Trendy boutique hotel The Hoxton is currently running a special “2020” promo, offering rooms at 20% off when you use booking code “2020” (valid for stays before 4/30/2020, direct bookings only for stays booked by 2/29/2020).
  • Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland is currently offering the “Winterlust” package, with up to 20% off nightly rates, plus a $15 transportation credit. Kimptons are known for being incredibly dog-friendly (no fee for your pup!) and also serve up a hosted social hour every evening with live music and local beer and wine. Voodoo Donuts even makes an appearance every last Thursday of the month.
  • And finally, stay at downtown hot spot Ace Hotel Portland using code STAYLONGER and score 15% off if you book three or more nights. This is another pet-friendly option where your four legged friends stay free. Make sure to swing by the Stumptown Coffee connected to the lobby before heading out to explore.

For Ski Town Bliss: Ketchum Limelight in Sun Valley, ID

If you’re seeking a ski getaway, check out hidden treasure Sun Valley, ID. With daily nonstop flights under 2 hours (SEA-SUN), you’ll touch down in this beautiful picturesque ski town with ease.

Stay at Limelight Ketchum, located in the heart of Ketchum with easy access to the slopes. There are two great deals to take advantage of, with averages winter season rates from $228 per night. If you’re a current season pass holder at any resort (EPIC, IKON or Sun Valley for example), your pass will earn you 25% off a Deluxe Room (or higher rated room) when you stay 2 or more nights ). No ski pass? No problem. Other guests can book the Ski and Stay Package and receive up to two lift tickets daily for this winter season (based on availability, offers cannot be combined). Rates include complimentary breakfast and transportation to the local airport, town and ski mountains. And while in Sun Valley, take advantage of The Limelight's exclusive partnership with Zenergy Sports Club and spend a day at the club for just $25.

For Warmth & Relaxation: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Arizona

And finally, if warm weather is what you’re seeking this winter, take the just-under 3 hour direct flight into Phoenix, AZ. If you’re strategic with your booking you can score this flight for under $200! Once in Phoenix head out to Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. There are lots of specials to choose from. If you’re booking a couples trip, direct your attention to the Romance in Paradise package which offers a 28% savings (perfect if you’re planning a Valentine’s getaway). The package includes your choice of a Mountain Casita, Mountain Suite, Spa Casita or Spa Suite, one dinner for two at elements, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne.