With the summer season over and the kids back in school, luxury resorts are rolling out the deals for travelers with more flexible schedules. From flash sales to special packages, properties across the country are offering post-Labor Day deals to lure both kid-less adventurers and families looking for a fall retreat.
The Four Seasons in Maui, for example, has launched Couples Season, which offers resort credits and free activities such as canoeing, paddleboarding or lessons in cooking and cocktail mixing.
"When asked to develop the best possible couples experience, our expert concierge staff embraced the challenge and came up with 20 surefire activities for couples who want to make memories that will last a lifetime," Mark Simon, the Four Seasons Maui's marketing director.
Couples Season runs through November, and Simon said he expected his team to continue to add experiences to take advantage of the resort's "awe-inspiring" location.
In Wisconsin, the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa north of Chicago has reduced rates of $199 in September, along with $50 resort credits.
Mission Point Resort on Michigan's Mackinac Island has fall rates from $145. The family-friendly destination is situated on 18 acres on the shores of Lake Huron and offers lake activities, lawn games, a spa and dining.
For a different-type of beach retreat, Half Moon, a RockResort in Jamaica, is offering four-night getaways starting at $210 per night. Five-bedroom garden-view villas start $971.25 per night, for four nights. The villas come with a cook, butler and housekeeper as well as private swimming pool and two six-seat golf carts.
Deals abound at mountain retreats, including other RockResorts in Vail and Breckenridge.
In Park City, Utah, the ski resort’s newest luxury boutique hotel, Washington School House, is dropping its room rates to $295 from a summer high of $375 and a winter peak of $1,295.
The Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vt., is offering post-Labor Day rates starting at $265 midweek, a 33% change from August rates. The resort offers a number of outdoor activities, including canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, trail running, biking and ziplining. It has an award-winning, 35,000 square foot spa; indoor and outdoor tennis facilities; and two restaurants, Flannel and the Roost, that specialize in farm-to-table cuisine.
Correction: This report was updated Sept. 5 to correct pricing on the five-bedroom, garden-view villas: The rate is per night.