It’s not too early to start booking your hotel and rental car for camp. I’ve done some searching and found a few tidbits I thought I’d share to help you save some money.
First of all, I discovered that trying to book a rental car directly through the company’s web site is NOT the way to go. For example, when I input the dates of 3/25 - 3/29 at Hertz.com, the cheapest car was $92 / day. Inputting the same dates on Kayak.com resulted in a lowest price of $36 / day FROM HERTZ!
A trick I discovered last year, for those who wait too late, is that many car rental companies consider Thursday the start of weekend rates. So, last year, I made 2 rentals; 1 for Wednesday ($90) and 1 for Thursday - Sunday ($92.)
As of right now, that’s not necessary. It looks like the price stays the same whether you start your reservation on Wednesday or Thursday. Just remember to use those alternative sites like Kayak or Priceline or even Google to check for the best deals.
Last year Ben made arrangements with a local hotel to get group pricing. It turned out to not be the great deal we thought it would be, so this year we’re letting everyone book their own. Here’s a link with seven hotels within just a few minutes of Ben’s house.
I’ve already plugged in the dates of 3/25 to 3/29 in that link, so if you book off of it, make sure that’s the dates you want.
If you need any help making reservations, let me know.