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Travel by: Aug. 31

The deal: Colorado is America’s best-kept summertime secret, and though we’d like to keep it that way, the Kick Off Summer in Telluride package is way too good to keep under wraps. At an inconceivable, early-bird special rate of just $496/night ($575/night during festivals) between June 1 and Aug. 31, The Peaks, a Grand Heritage Resort and Spa in Telluride, is sponsoring a 5-night package with an exclusive for ShermansTravel readers.

Kick Off Summer in Telluride includes:

•    A 20 percent discount when you mention ShermansTravel at booking (up to $460 off)
•    Five nights for the price of four (a savings of up to $575)
•    $150 spa credit for each night stayed (worth $750 for five nights)
•    Two rounds of golf per day for four days (worth up to $1,640)
•    A total savings of up to $3,425!

About the hotel: Located in Telluride, among the cloud-grazing apexes of the Rockies, The Peaks Resort and Spa is designed with optimal comfort and relaxation in mind. The 820-square-foot guestrooms, comprising a living room and bedroom, are outfitted with king-sized beds and down comforters, large bathrooms with double-sink vanities, cable TV and floor-to-ceiling windows with the best views of the Rocky Mountains.

Guests can visit the spa, the restaurants, and the world-class golf course on the resort. Other activities include hiking, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, whitewater rafting and a plethora of summer festivals celebrating everything from jazz to strawberries.

The dollars: Rates are per room, based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees not included.

The catch: This package is not applicable to penthouses or cabins.

Booking details: Call 1-800-789-2220 and reference ShermansTravel to get a 20 percent discount.

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