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Why Booking Early for Your New England Fall Vacation Isn’t Enough

The familiar-sounding phrase “Book early for your fall vacation” has plenty of validity, but that will only get you half-way there.

Yes, it’s true that booking early for the New England fall foliage season is important as, by August, many of the higher quality hotels across New England start to fill up quickly. But starting and ending one’s hotel trip planning there by only reserving a room early could be a costly mistake.

What is equally important: making sure you find a room at the lowest rate. That might sound obvious, but the reality is that it gets overlooked — even if you think you’re getting a good deal.

When booking a hotel on an online travel site that promotes low rates, how do you really know that you are really getting the lowest price? One way to ensure you are getting the best price for your New England fall vacation is to compare rates amongst the most popular travel sites. We, at the Thrifty New England Traveler, are dedicated to finding you the best New England hotel deals and have partnered with the hotel price comparison site, It’s really a brilliant concept, keeping things honest by showing you what each travel site offers as a price for a given hotel room.

You’ll find some well-known hotels through hotel price comparison that travelers seem to love for the New England fall foliage season, including Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt., Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vt.,and the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, N.H. To take it a step further, you can find thousands of hotels, inns, resorts, bed and breakfasts and motels in New England by state: Connecticut, Maine, Hotels in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. There, you’ll find hotel reviews and photos, and many other options that allow you to hone in on what you are looking for in a hotel (including price).

When choosing the best price, you will be redirected to that travel site where you can proceed to book a room. You can start your hotel price comparison search right below for the some of the most popular New England towns during the fall foliage vacation — just find your chosen destination, plug in the dates and you’re on your way to starting the foundation for your fall vacation!

Litchfield CT
Bethel, Maine
Camden Maine
Rangeley Maine
Lenox MA
Stockbridge MA
Williamstown MA
Jackson NH
North Conway NH
Manchester VT
Stowe VT
Woodstock VT

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