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Enjoying the arrival from autumn doesn't have to be expensive. Read on for some great deals.
updated 9/4/2007 9:51:49 AM ET 2007-09-04T13:51:49

Crested Butte, Colo., $105 per night for a two-night stay
This high-country destination is covered with wildflowers. Outdoor enthusiasts have a range of options, including salmon fishing, and the variety of restaurants in the town is unusual for a skiers mecca. The starting rate of $105 per person per room is for a two-night stay at the Grand Lodge Crested Butte, a full-service hotel by the slopes. Other hotels in the area with similar deals at higher rates can be found at the Gunnison Crested Butte tourism Web site. United Airlines offers flights into nearby Gunnison-Crested Butte airport.

When: Sept. 1 to Nov. 17, 2007. By availability. No restrictions by day of the week.

Details: Rental car not included. Hotel taxes are 13 percent, plus a 2 percent fee, and a $9 a night fee. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 877/326-1467, gunnisoncrestedbutte.com.

Cascade, Colo., $180 per night for a 4-night stay
The Fall Extravaganza in the Rocky Mountains package at the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins in Cascade, Colo., includes a four-night stay, a trip to Pikes Peak on a cog railroad, a two-hour horseback ride through the Garden of the Gods, a picnic lunch, a supper with entertainment at the Flying W Ranch, and breakfast daily.

When: Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2007. By availability.

Details: Four-night stay required. The $718 rate is based on a stay in October in the least expensive of the lodge's six rooms. Rates rise by your date of stay and the size of the room you book, with the most expensive room being a suite available in September for $1,058 for four nights. Tax is 4.9 percent. Tips are not included. Based on double occupancy. Ask for a discount if you're traveling solo.

Contact: 888/298-0348, bnbfinder.com.

Ashland, N.H., $189 per night
The Golf Free package features a stay at the Balsams Grand Resort in Dixville Notch, breakfast daily, and unlimited rounds of golf on the resort's 18-hole course in the scenic White Mountains.

When: Through Oct. 14, 2007. By availability.

Details: Taxes of 8 percent and tips of 15 percent are not included. Based on double occupancy; the single traveler's rate is $99 per night.

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Contact: 866/380-6798, thebalsams.com.

Lake George, N.Y., $210 per night for a 2-night stay
The Foliage at the Lake Sunday Getaways package at the Sagamore in Bolton Landing, N.Y., includes a stay in either The Lodges or the Historic Hotel, snacks in the evenings, and breakfast daily. For $280 more per couple, the Land, Air, and Lake package allows you to have a two night stay and to add your choice of a lunch cruise on the Morgan as it sails Lake George or a two-hour sightseeing train ride. For $450 more per couple, you can ride a hot-air balloon, with free champagne upon landing.

When: Sept. 9 to Oct. 14, 2007. By availability.

Details: Based on double occupancy with arrival Monday through Saturday. Tax is 7 percent. A service charge of 18 percent applies.

Contact: 866/385-6221, thesagamore.com.

Jonesville, Mich., $215 per night for a 2-night stay
The Southern Michigan Fall Colors package at the Munro House Bed & Breakfast and Spa in the southern part of the state offers a two-night stay in a room with a fireplace during early October, when the colors are usually at their peak, breakfast daily, and dinner daily, starting at $429 for two nights.

When: Two night stay required. From Sept. 21 to Nov. 7, 2007. By availability.

Details: Taxes of 6 percent plus $2 per night. Tips are not included. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 800/320-3792, bnbfinder.com/munro.

Norwich, Conn., starting at $458
Slideshow: Autumn’s awesome rainbow The Romantic Country Getaway package at the Spa at Norwich Inn in Eastern Connecticut offers lodging at the 1930s Colonial Revival-style inn, rose petals scattered from the door to the bed, a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, breakfast and dinner daily, and use of the spa's facilities (including a sauna, a whirlpool, and an indoor pool), starting at $458 per night.

When: By availability. From Sept. 4 to Dec. 1, 2007.

Details: Based on double occupancy. All rates here are inclusive of taxes and tips. For a stay on Sunday through Thursday, the rate for a one-night stay is $458. On Fridays and Saturdays, a two-night stay is required. In this case, the rate is $559 for the first night, and $448 for the second night.

Contact: 800/275-4772, thespaatnorwichinn.com.

Highlands, N.C., $679 per night for a 2-night stay
The Leaf Looker package at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa in the Smoky Mountains, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes a stay for two nights at the Inn or the Lodge, champagne on arrival, breakfast daily, access to spa facilities, a picnic lunch for two and a picnic blanket and a disposable camera.

When: Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, 2007. By availability.

Details: Based on double occupancy. Tax and service charge included.

Contact: 866/526-8008, oldedwardsinn.com.

This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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