When you think of booking a vacation rental, many people’s first thought is to go through a booking service like AirBnB, VRBO, or HomeAway. These companies are essentially online travel agents that bringpotential guests and home owners and managers together for the purpose of increasing exposure and maximizing bookings. What most travel bookers don’t understand is that these homeowners are mainly managed through a vacation rental company that allows bookings directly through their own direct sites for a lower price. If you are looking to book Aspen and Snowmass direct vacation rentals, check out the direct rental pages through The Timberline to save you money.
How Direct Booking Saves you Money
First, AirBnB, VRBO, HomeAway, etc. are simply there to be a go between between renters and owners. In the case of VRBO they charge an upfront listing fee and gain exposure to the traffic generated by their ad spend. And in the case of AirBnB they charge an unreasonably low 3% fee on each booking you get through their platform, but guests pay a service fee in addition to the rental amount. Along the way these companies sought more and more control over the available inventory, and how property owners and managers were to conduct business. These online companies have moved to a more pay-per-booking model with heftier transaction fees, more similar to hotels and they have sought to discourage any cross-listing of a property on multiple sites. If you choose to book Snowmass direct vacation rentals through a property’s management company, you will save money on these excessive fees and in many situations you can get a better nightly rate.
Why Book Direct Vacation Rentals in Snowmass Over Other Methods
Booking direct simply means reserving a stay directly with a professional management company or host like the Timeberline. Some of these benefits to consider when working towards a direct booking strategy are: Direct communication between guests and owners/managers allows for more personal connection and vetting before either decides to rent a vacation rental home, more control over house rules and terms and conditions, more payment options and flexibility, the owner/manager has more control over cancellation policies, extenuating circumstances, and other provisions. Along with these direct benefits, when booking with The Timeberline you are also supporting a local Snowmass business. Timberline is located and operated in the very city you are seeking to visit. Stimulating the local economy ensures that you can continue to visit this amazing vacation destination for years to come.
Direct Booking in Snowmass
Snowmass is full of amazing ways to take in the beauty that Colorado offers. No matter what season you choose to visit Snowmass, there is something exciting to do. In the winter you will have full access to some of the best winter sports in the entire county. Snowmass is home to beautiful mountains and hundreds of miles of ski trails that vary in difficulty and natural beauty. From the beginner trails on Snowmass Mountain to the white knuckle passes on Aspen Mountain, there is a winter sports option for everyone.
If you are visiting in the summer, the snow gives way to fresh greenery that provides the perfect backdrop for outdoorsy activities. We absolutely love the hiking trails around Snowmass, but the best way to take it in is through mountain biking. Much like the ski trails, there are trails of various difficulty. Snowmass has options for anything from downhill mountain biking to cruising through town. A favorite of ours is taking a beach cruiser style bike through Snowmass Village, hopping from brewery to brewery and stopping at the various little shops in town. There is no end to the amazing and distinctly Colorado activities you can participate in with a trip to Snowmass.
Live in Comfort with Our Snowmass Vacation Rentals
While time in Snowmass often focuses on outdoor fun, those guests that book into our Snowmass vacation rentals will find plenty of space paired with a bright ambiance waiting to welcome them during those indoor moments as well. Enjoy open concept designs that offer up an ease of transitions between interior living spaces and exterior features such as balconies, patios, or decks depending on the property selected. Privacy is a priority in these properties with multi-floor options making it simple to socialize before retiring for a great night’s rest.
When it comes to furnishings, guests are often thrilled to find that the interior of these vacation rentals speak to Colorado-inspired style through color palettes and patterns. Enjoy rustic-chic appeal while indulging in the comforts of home that you deserve. In all of our direct vacation rentals in Snowmass you’ll find a kitchen as well. This is an underrated feature of the vacation rental since you are able to completely cook for yourself. Many visitors are hampered on their trip by the significant cost of eating out. Since you can save a bit of money by purchasing food from a local store, you can divert this considerable savings to more fun aspects of your trip.