Friday, October 29, 2010

Breckenridge Ranked #8 Ski Resort for 2010  

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

Ski Magazine has released their 2010 ski resort rankings, and Breckenridge Ski Resort has come in near the top of pack at #8 out of 30 famous ski resorts!

Breckenridge Resort Ranked #8 for 2010
So, what makes Breckenridge so awesome? Readers from Ski Magazine said, "Breckenridge is a polarizing place." Its wind-scoured steeps and miles of beginner terrain inspire heated reactions, both positive and negative—sometimes even from the same person. "I have a love-hate relationship with Breck," says one reader. "I hate the road in, and Peak 7 is a nightmare. But when it snows, all the hassles float away." Not surprisingly, Breck's always-busy Main Street receives high marks for its après scene (No. 6) and off-hill activities (No. 7). See the full Article in Ski Magazine.

And, make sure you are getting the best savings on your vacation to Breckenridge? Book by November 1, 2010 and save up to 35% on your luxurious Breckenridge lodging with us at ResortQuest!

Best Shopping in Breckenridge- Best Experience, Best Items and more!  

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

Shopping is all about having fun, whether you are looking for the perfect souvenir, the perfect little black dress, or the need for some retail therapy has risen! Breckenridge's shopping scene is really fun because everything is centrally located downtown with tons of options. Here are the top 5 picks we have for a unique shopping experience in Breckenridge:
  1. Big City Blues
    Located right downtown, enjoy their wide array of designer jeans, tops, accessories, jewelry and fun outfits meant for a night out with friends or out to parties. The staff are more than willing to help and have a great sense of style! Located at 224 S. Main Street
  2. Goods
    Enjoy shopping in this 25-year-old establishment that has kept up with the trends! Find everything from clothing and furniture to shoes and gifts! They have a wide variety of children's and junior's clothing with awesome accessories and more. Located at 105 South Main Street or visit the website: http://goodsbreckenridge.com

Steamboat Resort Ranks #14 in 2010 Ski Resort Rankings  

Steamboat Snow, Activities and Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team

Steamboat Ski Resort has been ranked number #14 out of 30 ski resorts ranked by Ski Magazine for the 2010 ski year! So, what is so fabulous about Steamboat?

According to Ski Magazine's readers, "After all, Steamboat continues to endear itself to readers who hail it as the "best all-around resort for families" and "my favorite resort anywhere." The positive comments tend to be unanimous:

Snowing in Steamboat Oct. 23, 2010  

Steamboat Snow, Activities and Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team

Last night, Steamboat got their first in-town snow! It was beautiful to wake up to a snow-covered landscape with the remaining fall colors poking through. And, it came just in time for Halloween — a classic mountain Halloween where every costume has to be big enough to fit your winter parka underneath!

Check out the photos and don't forget to book your Steamboat Winter Vacation — see our best winter deal and book by October 30, 2010 to get up to 30% off lodging and 20% off lift tickets!

Snow on Baldy!!  

Sun Valley Hike, Bike and Snow Blog 

Snow on Bald Mountain in Sun Valley
Yippee... Snow on Baldy... We had snow last weekend. Plan your trip to Sun Valley, or get out and enjoy what's up top. Winter is looking like it will be here shortly. Forecasts show good snow conditions for the 2010/2011 winter season. 

Check out our Sun Valley Vacation Specials and Packages, like the First Tracks Special, Turkey Turns Thanksgiving Vacation Special and Winter White Sale.

What's New at ResortQuest Northwest Florida?  

By Michelle Tommey, ResortQuest Northwest Florida

Seawatch "A" Vacation Rental
at Gulf Trace in Beaches of South Walton
Check out our newest vacation rental, Seawatch "A", recently added to our Gulf Coast rental inventory on Northwest Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast.

Seawatch "A" is the perfect place for your next family gathering. Situated in Gulf Trace Community, Grayton Beach, Seawatch "A" is a two-story duplex home that sleeps 16. "A" is the west side of the home. Each floor has its own living space, giving you plenty of space to relax and create family memories. Enjoy the fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the second floor wrap-around deck. The first floor gives you access to the spacious patio and pool area, and public beach access is located just a short walk away.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Get Fit! Strength Training with Ted Ligety for Skiing  

Steamboat Snow, Activities, & Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team Blog 

It's important to be in good physical condition when you decide to hit the slopes this winter in Steamboat Springs. Here are some workout tips from pro skier Ted Ligety and Ski Magazine

Working out to tone those skiing muscles will not only prevent some types of injury but it will also make your day at Steamboat Ski Resort much more fun — no leg cramps! 



 
While you are physically preparing for winter, have you booked your ski vacation yet? Steamboat is offering up to 30% off your lodging and discounted lift tickets when you book by October 30, 2010 — get on it!
 

Travel Tips to Breckenridge: What to Pack?  

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

So, you are headed to Breckenridge! Congrats — you've booked your lodging and ski tickets, and now all you have to do is pack... It doesn't have to be a daunting chore but actually fun and quite simple. You don't have to bring the whole closet, just remember to pack light, and you can always wear the same sweater twice — we are a relaxed town here to have fun!

Have you booked your Breckenridge Vacation yet? Book by November 1 and save up to 35%!

Here are a few things to remember when packing:

High Altitude:
Dress for the Weather: Breckenridge sits at 9,600 feet, so the temperatures and weather conditions can change quickly. Dress in layers and dress for cooler temperatures.

Calling All Romantics! Top Romantic Activities in Steamboat  

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals Blog

(Blog Post by Cindy — ResortQuest Concierge!)
There's no time like the present, and what better time to plan a weekend getaway with that special someone than right now while the fall colors still abound, a relaxed pace prevails, and lodging deals in Steamboat Springs are hard to resist! So, grab your loved one and get yourself up to the 'Boat!

Here are my picks for the perfect romantic day in Steamboat:

Grab a cup of coffee or chai from Amante Coffee in the Wildhorse Plaza and stroll on down to the Yampa River Core Trail as it meanders along the Yampa. From there, head over to the Botanic Gardens and saunter along the paths, taking in the fall blooms, tranquil pond, bronze sculptures, and the new solar-powered Trillium House — a perfect spot to plan a Steamboat Springs wedding or anniversary gathering!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wyndham Exchange & Rentals Welcomes ResortQuest,
Celebrates Formation of World's Largest Vacation Rentals Business  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PARSIPPANY, N.J. (October 20, 2010) — Wyndham Exchange & Rentals, part of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), welcomed ResortQuest to its family of brands following the previously announced acquisition, which was completed on September 30, 2010.

ResortQuest, a leading provider of full-service vacation rentals in the U.S. with a diverse collection of nearly 6,000 high-quality U.S. vacation rental properties, joins Wyndham Exchange & Rentals to form the largest full-service vacation rentals business in the world with a diverse portfolio of more than 85,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries.

Aspen Travel Guide: Tips for an Easy Trip to Aspen  

ResortQuest Inn at Aspen Blog

Aspen is a destination ski town, however getting here does not have to be hard! There are many forms of travel, lodging options and activities options that can enrich your vacation, and here are some of our tips for navigating your way to the Aspen Valley!

  1. Get Lodging! We, of course, recommend our own Inn at Aspen, which is ideally located at the base of Buttermilk Ski Resort and only a few minutes into downtown Aspen or 15 minutes from Snowmass. Also view the aspenchamber.org website to see a full list of lodging options in Aspen. But, we bet you will like our pricing and our location.

  2. Plan the Best Transportation Options. Whether you fly, drive, rent a car, book a shuttle, caravan, sled or dumb and dumber style—Vespa your way, you will be glad you made the trip!
    • Aspen Flights - United and Frontier have added extra flights, making it that much easier.
    • Driving - See our driving directions, but you definitely don’t need a car to get around Aspen. Aspen and Snowmass are super pedestrian friendly, with large sidewalks, outdoor malls, and you're in a small town!
    • Public Transportation in town is free! All ski shuttles, cross-town shuttles and airport buses are free. Buses depart on average every 10 minutes. Buses out to the Inn at Aspen are only a few dollars. No more treacherous winter driving, or paying for gas or parking ($15.00 for on mountain, and $2.00/hour in the town).

  3. Schedule the Fun! Enjoy one ski ticket that allows you access to all four of Aspen’s supreme ski resorts! If you take a day off from skiing, indulge in the other amazing activities Aspen holds... from the Krabloonik Sled Dogs and cross-country skiing, to shopping downtown Aspen, strolling the Art Galleries or taking a spa day!

  4. Plan for the Altitude.
    • Sunscreen! Using sun screen in the Rocky Mountains is as important as using a seat belt or wearing a helmet. Use SPF 30 and re-apply frequently. Be aware that the sun's reflection off the snow is strong even on cloudy days.
    • Water! It is easy to become dehydrated at high altitude, especially after you have been playing hard—drink lots of water!
    • Altitude! You’re at more than 7,000 feet in Aspen Snowmass, so you may feel the effects of altitude sickness. If you start to feel dizzy or nauseous, or have a headache on the hill, head back to the base and drink more water. You can help prevent altitude sickness by limiting your physical activity for the first few days and drinking alcohol only in moderation.
Stay with us at the Inn at Aspen and save money to spend on other parts of your vacation while you stay in supreme ski-in/ski-out location at Buttermilk! See our current Lodging Deals!

Delicious Aspen Restaurant Deals: Aspen’s Dining Scene in the Off Season  

ResortQuest Inn at Aspen Blog

Things begin to slow down a bit this time of year in Aspen, CO — its like a calm before the winter storms! But despite the slower feel, this is one of the best times of the year to get amazing restaurant deals in Aspen — that’s right... “deal” and “Aspen” in the same sentence! See our recommendations of the best Aspen restaurants!

Stay at the Inn at Aspen while you sample this delicious fare and take in the beauty and calm of Aspen! Stay for as little as $89/night.

Here are the Aspen Restaurant Deals for Fall 2010! For a complete list of restaurants, go to EatAspen.com. Do beware — a lot of restaurants close during November before ski season begins. Check at EatAspen for current dining hours.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sea Colony ranked among Tennis Magazine's 2010 "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S."  

ResortQuest's Sea Colony Blog

Tennis Magazine ranks Sea Colony among its
"Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S."
Tennis Magazine ranks Sea Colony — "The Premier Family Beach & Tennis Resort Community" — among its "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.," including No. 3 for "The Budget Conscious." The tennis publication's November/December issue adds national recognition to the list of local, regional and global honors earned by the resort community and its tennis staff.

27th Annual Wine in the Pines — Godfather Style in Keystone, CO  


ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

This October 22-23, 2010, enjoy Keystone's annual celebration of wine! This year's theme for Wine in the Pines is "a celebration of wine and work by Francis Ford Coppola.

Don't miss this event — book your lodging in Keystone or Breckenridge now and receive our best deal or 25% off 2+ nights or 33% off 3+ nights.

This two-day extravaganza hosts the Winemakers Dinner at the Keystone Ranch on Friday, which features a six-course meal prepared by Keystone Ranch Genius Head Chef Jason Kassib paired with exquisite Coppola Vineyards reserve wines. Guests are encouraged to wear pinstripes, pearls and denim.

2010 Florida State HOG Rally 
October 20-23, 2010 — Destin/Ft. Walton Beach  

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog

Hop on your Harley and get ready for the 2010 Florida State HOG Rally! The rally begins Wednesday, October 20 and runs through Saturday, October 23 at the Emerald Grande in Destin. This is the host resort and location for all registration and on-site activities. If you did not pre-register, the registration fee is $35 and must be completed at the Emerald Grande. ResortQuest is proud to be a sponsor of this revved-up event! 

ResortQuest would like to welcome you to the beautiful Emerald Coast with a special H.O.G. Rally offer on stays of 2 nights or more between October 18-25, 2010 at some of our most popular resorts near the main event site at Harborwalk Village. Visit http://www.resortquestnwfl.com/hog-rally/ for more details. 

Calling all Sisters! Sisters, Women, Females Unite in Steamboat Springs, CO  

Steamboat Snow, Activities, & Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team Blog

Sisters in Steamboat Weekend
All women deserve love and pampering, and this weekend in Steamboat is devoted to just that! So, sisters (biological, kindred, friends and otherwise) come to the 2nd annual Sisters in Steamboat Weekend.

Book your Sisters in Steamboat lodging now at any of our ResortQuest Steamboat properties, and stay in pure luxury to rejuvenate and replenish your soul!

Fall Snow Dusting  

Sun Valley Snow, Hike and Bike Blog 

The forecast looks good for
snow in Sun Valley
The weather is turning... Get out and enjoy the last few days of fall. Dusting on the peaks last night. This post will be turning to winter soon... Get the latest and greatest on the skiing... Will begin posting snow photos soon.  

Forecast is good for SNOW... tune up your skis and boards... be ready!  

Check out our Sun Valley Vacation Specials and Packages, like the First Tracks Special, Turkey Turns Thanksgiving Vacation Special and Winter White Sale.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thunder on the Gulf, Orange Beach, Alabama
October 13-17, 2010

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog 

Thunder on the Gulf 2010
Orange Beach is getting ready for the races! Thunder on the Gulf will take place this year October 13-17 at the Gulf State Park Pavilion on the beach. Spectators can check out the massive race boats, racers, festivities and official race merchandise, while enjoying spectacular views of our beautiful coast. 

Also in town during the event will be Bon Jovi on Friday night and Brad Paisley on Sunday evening! These concerts are free but are ticketed events, and ResortQuest has just a few free Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley tickets left. Please visit our website for information on how you can get these free tickets when you book one of our gorgeous condominiums!  

Summer in Steamboat Wrap-Up 2010

Steamboat Snow, Activities, & Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team Blog  

Steamboat's summers are absolutely amazing, and as the summer days have faded into a colorful fall, we are remembering summer with a video — enjoy the warm memories while getting ready for winter!  

Don't forget to book your lodging and save big on your ski vacation and lift tickets!  



Learn more about Steamboat Springs.
Learn more about ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals.
See our Winter Lodging Deals.  

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall Is in the Air!!

Sun Valley Hike and Bike Blog

Enjoy fall in a ResortQuest
Sun Valley Vacation Rental
Beautiful weekend, and fall is in the air. Winter is just around the corner, with cool, crisp mornings. The deer and elk are coming down into the lower valley, as the leaves continue to fall. It's so beautiful here this time of year.

Don't miss the last breath of fall; drive up for the weekend or, if you live here, get outside and enjoy... Old Man Winter is looking at us, and we hope he is good to us this winter...

Check out our Sun Valley Vacation Specials and Packages, like our First Tracks Special, Turkey Turns Thanksgiving Vacation Special or Winter White Sale.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breckenridge's 1st Spirits Festival! Discover your love for a great drink!

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

Breckenridge Spirits Festival
Breckenridge has always known how to throw a good party, however, this festival is going to put it over the top with the 1st Breckenridge Spirits and Crafts Festival.

The festival begins this Friday, October 8, with $18.59 restaurant deals celebrating the year Breckenridge was founded — 1859. Enjoy fabulous cuisine, drinks and something a little different. Then, get ready to pay homage to the time of Prohibition (how did they cope?) with a fabulous weekend of activities on October 15 & 16th, with the Prohibition tour, poker ride and, of course, the distillery grand tasting!

Book your stay with ResortQuest Breckenridge and receive up to 33% off Breckenridge Spirit Fest Lodging. You can stay downtown where all the action is, and you can even have discounted bike rentals so your poker ride is complete — no drinking and driving!

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival, October 8-10, 2010

ResortQuest of Northwest Florida and Alabama Blog

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival
The Seafood, Wine, and Music Festival is once again returning to Panama City Beach, October 8-10, at Frank Brown Park. This year's festival will feature FREE wine tastings, celebrity chef exhibitions from local chefs, amazing food from local restaurants, and more than 75 retail, antique and art vendors. Don't miss a sneak peek at the Emerald Coast Cruizin' car show!

Ski in Steamboat This Winter with Our Ten-Day Lodging Sale

ResortQuest Steamboat Springs Vacation Rentals Blog

Steamboat Springs 10-Day Ski Lodging Sale
Skiing, Snowing, Saving, Playing! It's all in Steamboat this winter when you book with ResortQuest Steamboat!

And, it's time to get serious and book your Steamboat Springs Winter Ski Vacation now, because the deals are as good as they are going to get!

We told you earlier about our early bird deals, and now it's the Ten-Day Ski Sale! Book by Oct. 15, 2010 to receive these incredible lodging deals throughout the ski season.

It's the Better Deal for our Best Guests — If you book by Oct. 15, you can save up to 35% off your ski vacation to Steamboat, along with 25% off your lift tickets! That's right, this is one of the few times you can actually purchase discounted lift tickets! That means you are saving money across the board! See the details and promo code info for this Steamboat Springs Ten-Day Ski Sale! and book online now to secure your savings!

See you on the slopes in Steamboat — Ski Town, USA!

Breckenridge's Snow is Calling — Ski Breckenridge with our Ten-Day Lodging Sale

ResortQuest Breckenridge Blog

Be in Breckenridge, Ski in Breckenridge, Save in Breckenridge and Love Breckenridge this winter with ResortQuest Breckenridge and Keystone.

10-Day Breckenridge Ski Sale
Stay with us this winter to stay in some of Breckenridge's and Keystone's premier properties — and if you take advantage of this 10-Day Sale you could save up to 45% off your lodging! Book online by Oct. 15, 2010!

The deals will not get any better than this, so you must book by Oct. 15, 2010 to secure these deals!

Save even more with 30% off your ski or snowboard rentals through our amazing crew at ResortQuest Ski and Sport, with convenient locations around town! Ask for the discount at time of booking!

You'll save some serious cash on both lodging and ski rentals that can be used to make your vacation even better! Learn more about ResortQuest's Ten-Day Deal for Breckenridge or Keystone, and book online now to reserve these amazing prices.

See you soon in Breckenridge!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Is in the Air

Sun Valley Hike and Bike Blog

Fall in Sun Valley
Fall is in the air with great lodging specials and fall events. Trailing of the Sheep and Jazz Jamboree.

Sun Valley is the place to be for Fall Fun...
This weekend Ernest Hemingway Symposium on Friday and Saturday, and the Community Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, with the Blessing of the Animals at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday... plus hiking, biking and fishing.

Get out and enjoy the weather.