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by Jonathan Vatner | May 09, 2011

It's startling to realize just how much money can be saved at hotels and resorts by booking during periods of low demand. At resorts, that means midweek in the off-season. For example, three nights in a junior suite at Mountain Lodge at Telluride (mountainlodgetelluride.com), costs $837 per adult over a typical weekend during ski season (when booking at least 10 rooms). Midweek during the summer -- a beautiful time to be in the Colorado mountains -- that rate falls to $387. The property also offers discounts on F&B and meeting-room rental during the summer, but not the winter. Check with your hotel contacts to find best seasons and dates for optimal savings.