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Elevated Escapes at 13 Luxurious Mountain Properties up to 50% Off

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas,  September 2018 … Ride the rails in Tennessee and Virginia. Walk on the wild side in Wyoming.  Go jump in a mountain lake. Admire breathtaking foliage.  Catch a cruise over Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. Hike or bike through the stunning rocks that make up the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Link up with a llama in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Raise a glass in a California vineyard. Find fabulous entertainment at Dollywood Theme Park.

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection are offering exclusive experiences at 13 premier mountain resorts. From the Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Tetons, these value-added programs feature savings up to 50% on romantic getaways, family fun and great adventures that will set spirits soaring. These promotions are available for a variety of fall dates set by each individual hotel and resort.  Some blackout dates may apply.

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Teton Mountains Travel Savings

Snow King Resort, Jackson Hole, WY
“Wyoming Wildlife Adventure.” Guests of the Snow King Resort can encounter Wyoming’s stunning wildlife with a safari into Grand Teton National Park with Scenic Safaris. The buffalo roam here--so do elk, moose, bighorn sheep, wolves, coyotes, black bears and grizzlies. The Wyoming Wildlife Adventure package offers a 25% savings on accommodations and two adult tickets for a sunset safari that includes dinner. The safari is normally $330 for two adult tickets, Snow King is offering this for $247.50.

Rocky Mountains Travel Savings

Garden of the Gods Collection, Colorado Springs, CO
“Stroll or Roll through the Garden of the Gods.” Guests can hike or bike their way through the Garden of the Gods National Landmark with a fabulous package from the Garden of the Gods Collection.  Priced from $279 the package includes luxury accommodations, transportation to the park, a hiking map of the National Landmark, gluten-free trail snacks, resort amenities and a savory breakfast for two each day.  Also included are complimentary water, access to the resort’s Fitness Club and various classes, free WiFi, local calls and complimentary valet parking.

Tivoli Lodge, Vail, CO
“Vail Getaway.” With Old World charm and modern luxury, Tivoli Lodge is just short walk from the chic shops, restaurants and entertainment of Vail Village, and the slopes of Vail Mountain are a short ten-minute drive by hotel shuttle. The Vail Getaway package offers 50% off luxury accommodations, complimentary use of the Vail Vitality Center and free bike rentals.

Sierra Nevada Mountains Travel Savings

Forest Suites Resort, Lake Tahoe, CA
“Emerald Bay Fall Cruise Package.” Panoramic views in fall colors and a host of activities for every age and taste show Lake Tahoe at its best. The Emerald Bay Cruise Package offers suite accommodations, a cruise over spectacular Emerald Bay, daily breakfast buffet, WiFi, self-parking and resort activities, all in the picture-perfect Heavenly Village.

San Bernardino Mountains Travel Savings

Lake Arrowhead Resort, Lake Arrowhead Village, CA
“Fall in Love with Lake Arrowhead’s Lifestyle.” Set in picturesque Lake Arrowhead Village, this landmark resort is offering 30% off accommodations booked for two or more nights. Lake Arrowhead features hiking, ziplining, bungee jumping and rock climbing, plus boating and swimming from its private beach.

Santa Cruz Mountains Travel Savings

Chaminade Resort & Spa, Santa Cruz, CA  
“Fall for Santa Cruz.” Wine lovers can enjoy the Autumn festivities that make Santa Cruz a superb Fall getaway. The resort is offering 25% savings on guest room rates with bookings of two or more nights, a $50 resort credit good at the resort’s spa and restaurants, and a wine tasting for two at Beauregard Vineyards.

Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Savings

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
“The Train Lovers Package.” Calling all Rail Buffs, the Train Lovers Package lets visitors explore the scenic Roanoke Valley and America's railroad heritage with lodging accommodations, breakfast in the award-winning Regency Room, and tickets to the O. Winston Link Museum and the Virginia Museum of Transportation located just steps from the hotel.

The Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
“Southwest Virginia Outdoor Adventure Package.” Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg provides the perfect base camp for an outdoor adventure. Guests can hike local trails, explore the New River or enjoy a scenic walk or drive. The package includes overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet, Adventure Snack Pack of water, fresh fruit and granola bars, free parking, WiFi and local shuttle service.

High Hampton Resort, Cashiers, NC
“Choose Your Own Autumn Experience.” The High Hampton Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers an exceptional selection of mountain experiences and a great offer: Book three nights and get one free, plus a $75 resort credit. Guests can wander the scenic 1,400-acre resort with a friendly llama companion, encounter a falcon, relax in a superb spa, take to the tennis courts or tee off on a mountainside golf course.

Smoky Mountains Travel Savings

Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa, Pigeon Forge, TN
“Stay & Play.” This Fall visit to the Smoky Mountains puts guests in the midst of great family entertainment, sports and the world-renowned Dollywood Theme Park. Stay & Play offers 10% off luxury accommodations, and two and three-day admission tickets to Dollywood and free door-to-door transportation. Resort guests also receive a free Dollywood Time Saver Pass each day, good for ten rides and unlimited daily shows. And, no need to carry your Dollywood purchase around the park--the Dollywood shops will deliver them to the resort free.

Appalachian Mountains Travel Savings

The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga, TN
“Fall Mountain Escapes.” All aboard the steepest passenger rail train in the United States, The Incline Railway. The Chattanoogan hotel offers this singular train trip, travelling straight up Lookout Mountain with stunning views of the Tennessee Valley and a trip to the trails of breathtaking Rock City and Ruby Falls.  Priced from $219 per person, the package includes deluxe accommodations, passes to The Incline Rail, Rock City and Ruby Falls, full buffet breakfast and free overnight self-parking.

Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV
With the “Autumn Sips & Splendor-Winery Tour Package,” the rustic Stonewall Resort makes the most of the Fall season.  Priced from $145, the Autumn Sips and Splendor Package includes overnight accommodations for two in the resort’s newly renovated lakeside lodge, tour & wine tasting for two at Lambert’s Winery, two souvenir wine glasses and a cheese plate.

Green Mountains Travel Savings

Topnotch Resort, Stowe, VT
“Leaf Peeper Package.” Spectacular shades of red, orange and yellow light up the mountains in Vermont’s most famous ski and resort town. The Topnotch Resort Leaf Peeper Package includes 15% off luxury accommodations in a guest room or resort home, daily breakfast, and a special Leaf Peeper Guide showcasing the best spots to view the superb fall foliage.

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