Calling all members! We’re still offering our popular refer-a-friend program: refer your friends and family to us and, when they buy a membership, you’ll receive a FREE bonus week AND a free direct exchange or world bank! Travel where you want, when you want, and help your loved ones do the same.
For more information about our referral program, or about purchasing a membership, contact our Membership Development Director here.
A unique way to explore Lake Tahoe, and one of its most historic estates, is to cruise a 1950 woody to Thunderbird Lodge. The cruise begins on the east shore, where the captain and crew will offer you a continental breakfast along with a fascinating history of this beautiful area. Once you reach Thunderbird Lodge, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the estate, including the Thunderbird Yacht (one of the most valuable wood boats in the world), followed by a picnic lunch overlooking one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see. This cruise is a delightful, one-of-a-kind experience, and we highly recommend it! Find more information here. Or choose from a range of other tours, by land or boat, to explore this unique area.
Looking to save money on your next vacation? Here are a few ways to keep costs down:
1. Cook your own meals.
It’s always fun to explore local cuisine, but an easy way to cut costs is to cook at least some of your meals yourself. Choose easy meals that you’re already familiar with (no need to add stress to your vacation!), or research local speciality shops and get into the spirit of your destination, perhaps by hosting your own Bar-B-Q in Texas or cooking locally sourced seafood in Florida. Call ahead if you’re wondering what kinds of grilling or kitchen items are available (we keep many useful items on hand for our guests, which can be borrowed from the front desk). Slow cookers are one easy way to eat well without too much trouble.
2. Travel off-season.
If possible, it’s always a great option to travel during less popular times of the year. For example, while summer and winter are extremely popular times to visit Tahoe (and come with long lines and higher prices…) the spring and fall are gorgeous, quieter and much more affordable. Depending on your favorite activities, you may find that travel during less busy times is much more relaxing as well. For Perennial Vacation Club members, travel to our home resorts during their off-seasons comes with 3 extra nights! (Check with the Reservations Department about what weeks apply.)
3. Do some research, and watch for deals.
Pre-planning your trip can often reveal many cost-saving options, whether it’s purchasing tickets to parks or shows in advance, or taking advantage of local happy hours. For Perennial Vacation Club members, we sometimes have units available for rent at amazing prices. Contact Reservations to check availability.
4. If you haven’t already, become a member!
Perennial Vacation Club is a wonderful option for many individuals and families looking to travel yearly at affordable prices. Whether you opt for one of the club’s signature resorts or use the exchange program to explore other destinations, membership is one of the best travel deals around. Find more information and contact Patricia, our Membership Development Director, here.
Do you have suggestions for ways to cut vacation costs? Leave a comment below!