For travelers looking to score a holiday bargain, Cyber Monday is becoming a post-Thanksgiving tradition that rivals turkey and football. Cyber Monday falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with cost-conscious travel deals flooding the Internet. Many deals are announced at the eleventh hour, so keep your eyes open for last minute specials. Here are some of the eco-aware hotel and resort discounts we’ve uncovered.
Stay Local: Northeast
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
Mohonk is an iconic Victorian castle resort surrounded by 40,000 acres of forest and protected wildlife just 90 miles north of NYC. You may ride the bus direct to New Paltz so Mohonk is a fine car-free vacation. If you’ve never experienced the resort, get ready to never want to leave.
Bookings for the Cyber Monday deal begin on Monday, November 27 at 8:00am and end on Friday, December 1 at 8:00pm. Stay two nights on select weekends between 12/8/17 – 4/8/18 to receive a 25% discount. If you can sneak away midweek, they sweeten the deal to 40% off valid from 12/5/17 – 4/29/18.
Higgins Beach Inn, ME
Higgins Beach Inn is a warm and welcoming seaside gem. Higgins Beach Inn is offering savings on gift certificates valid for both rooms as well meals at their delicious restaurant. Receive 5% off gift certificates of $50, 10% off certificates of $100, 15% off gifts of $250 and 20% off gift certificates of $500. Call 207-883-6684 to purchase while supplies last.
Meadowmere, Ogunquit, ME
Charming Meadowmere Resort in the heart of adorable Ogunquit, has a deal on select dates now through March 31, 2018.
Save 50% on travel now through March 31, 2018, Sunday through Thursday night stays only, select rooms only. Blackout dates 12/30, 12/31, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19 apply.
This offer expires at 10am on December 1, 2017. Online booking code is FLASH.
The Lodge at Woodloch, PA
The Lodge at Woodloch is a leader in bringing sustainable practices to the wellness industry. It is located in a scenic corner of Pennsylvania’s majestic Poconos and is easy to reach from NYC via public transportation. A truly pampering getaway can be yours for a big discount when you call 800-Woodloch (press option 2, then 1 for reservations) from 8 am on Black Friday until 5 pm on Cyber Monday. The sale starts on Monday, November 20 for members of the Last Minute Club. There is no cost to join the club, just call Woodloch and tell them you’d like to be a member. The discount is available for stays starting January 2 through March 29th. To learn more about a Woodloch Spa vacation, click here.
Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor, NY
Get cozy by the blazing fireplace as you sip a hot toddy at this gorgeous boutique hotel walking distance from the jitney and all of Sag Harbor‘s off-season charms at Baron’s Cove. The hotel is offering a bona fide deal on Cyber Monday, when rooms are $99 per night and include a $50 dining credit per stay. The deal is only available online with promo code CYBER. Blackout dates apply.
Cliff House, ME
Nestled across 70 oceanfront acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, Cliff House recently reopened following a top-to-bottom revitalization. It’s a captivating coastal destination with distinct dining options featuring a menu of sustainable ingredients and a topnotch spa that utilizes local Maine ingredients. Cliff House is offering a Cyber Monday special discount rate of $145 per night. Book between November 23-29. This rate is valid for stays from December 1, 2017 until December 1, 2018. Blackout dates apply.
Car-Free New England With Lark Hotels
Those looking for an off-season getaway to New England destinations are in luck on Cyber Monday. Lark Hotels will offer 20% off any stay from December 1, 2017 through April 30th, 2018 at Gilded and The Attwater (Newport, Rhode Island), Captain Fairfield Inn (Kennebunkport, Maine), Pomegranate Inn (Portland, Maine), The Hotel Portsmouth (Portsmouth, New Hampshire), and Lark Hotels’ newest downtown Salem property, The Hotel Salem. All these destinations are accessible via public transportation.
Lark Hotels embrace the locations they are in, but in playful, unexpected ways, with an eye towards sustainable practices. Think “sense of place” with imagination and just a touch of mischief.
A curated small plates breakfast is included at the above properties, with the exception of The Hotel Salem. . The morning’s spread includes a few bites of various breakfast foods, ranging from French toast and fruit salad to baked eggs and overnight oats.
Go Further: Explore the States
Kimpton Hotels, A model of social inclusivity
There’s a reason we love staying at Kimpton Hotels. They are committed to creating a culture that reflects diversity and treats everyone with inclusion, respect and fairness, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, religion, physical ability, sexual identity and gender identity. Numerous LGBTQ-friendly initiatives are embedded into the guest experience. The free drinks each afternoon and loaner bikes are perfect perks.
They are offering up to 30% off room rates at many of their stylish properties, bookable from November 23 – 28, 2017 using rate code KPWS. Consider a car-free getaway to the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore, Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle in Washington or the pampering Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia.
Book a room during the sale and Kimpton will donate $5 to The Trevor Project and No Kid Hungry. You need to be a Kimpton Karma Rewards member to get this discount, but it’s one of the best loyalty programs out there plus it’s free and easy to join.
The Opal Collection, an ensemble of luxury hotels and resorts stretching from the Florida Keys to Maine, is offering a Cyber Monday travel deal.
Save up to 50% on all Opal Collection properties including two Adirondack gems, The Sagamore Resort on Lake George and Lake Placid Lodge on Lake Placid. This sale starts at midnight on November 27, 2017 and only lasts 72 hours.
Viceroy is a luxury chain of twelve hotels incorporates environmentally conscious practice across the brand. Its Second Nature program strives to raise awareness and influence behavior to preserve natural resources, reduce waste and lower the carbon footprint. Comprehensive recycling, biodegradable cleaning products and an employee incentive to use mass transit are just a few of their efforts. The Cyber Monday special offers significant savings of 30-40 % off room rates. You must book between November 27-December 4th, 2017.
Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA.
Sleek meets sustainable at the Shore Hotel, Santa Monica’s first LEED Gold Certified hotel. During the 72-hour flash sale, guests booking stays from November 27, 2017 through February 28, 2018 will receive 30% off partial ocean view rooms. The 72-hour booking window begins at 12:01am on Monday, November 27 and ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 29. Use booking code ‘CYBER’ at checkout.
Find Yourself Way off: International
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa on Bocas del Toro in Panama is situated adjacent to an environmentally protected national marine park. The resort overlooks its namesake beach, considered one of the world’s most pristine. The resort was designed to complement the natural landscape and prides itself on being a responsible ecotourism destination. It is the first resort in Panama to be Green Globe Certified. It built and utilizes one of the largest solar power plants in Latin America. In the Bocas archipelago, visitors travel place to place by boat.
The Cyber Monday Island Vacation Deal includes Fourth night free when booking three consecutive nights, two specialty cocktails, two canopy zipline passes, complimentary round-trip airport pickup and island boat transport and Wi-Fi.
This special can be booked from November 24th at 12:00 a.m. until November 27th at 11:59 p.m. and is valid for travel from January 2nd to April 8th, 2018.
Kuoda Travel is a personalized travel company that focuses on people-to-people experiential travel in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. They are offering an adventure itinerary to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas for Cyber Monday. This deal will save travelers $1,100 per person.
The cost is $4,280 per person (originally $5,350) for an 8 day, 7 night Peruvian adventure including accommodations, some meals, private transfers, private tour guides each day and lots of adventure including ziplines, rapids and biking. Good for travel from April 2nd to September 30th, 2018. The rates are per person, based on double occupancy and include taxes. Book by January 15, 2018. Find all details here or call 1.800.986.4150.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica
Spread across 900 acres of protected rainforest, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa envelops guests in maze of exotic flora for a sustainable getaway in one of the world’s most biodiverse destinations. Located just minutes from the base of the Arenal Volcano, the resort was built around a network of thermal mineral springs and cascading waterfalls that are naturally heated by the volcano’s magma. The springs provide a natural heat source for the resort and its amenities, including open-air spa, which features a naturally heated relaxation pool and 11 private Jacuzzis. Newly designed Orchid Rooms mimic the tropical environment with natural skylights, stone-floor showers and electricity/water conservation systems. The carbon neutral-certified property is home to more than 500 species of local plant and wildlife, with more than 1,200 trees added through the resort’s reforestation program. The Cyber Monday special offers up to 3o% off best available rates + daily breakfast, starting at $230 per night for travel from August 27-December 17, 2018. Use code CYBER when booking.
Luxury in Costa Rica
Villa Buena Onda in Guanacaste is partnering with Hacienda AltaGracia to offer an adult-only winter time or early spring deal to Costa Rica for a 25% savings during peak season.
The booking window is Nov 27th – Dec 15th, 2017, valid for stays from Jan. 3rd- April 30th, 2018. The deal is good for 3-night stays in a Premium Casita at Hacienda AltaGracia (breakfast included) and 4-night stays in Ocean View Suite at Villa Buena Onda (a la carte meals included) for a total of 7 nights.
The original value for two people is $4,600. The Cyber Monday deal dips the price to only $3,450 for seven nights at these two beautiful properties. For additional information, click here.
Friendly Planet Travel
Connecting the world and enriching lives through authentic and affordable travel experiences, Friendly Planet Travel is a global tour operator offering personalized service and curated itineraries to some of the most iconic international destinations. Friendly Planet Travel makes intimate cultural travel possible with small group and customizable journeys to Asia, Africa, Central America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Through their foundation, they are involved in a variety of projects, from building a school in Nepal to installing clean water systems in Cambodia. Travelers who book a Friendly Planet Travel packages on Cyber Monday have the chance to save up to $1400 per person on 68 immersive tours to over 40 destinations. The sale starts at 12am on Monday, November 27th and lasts 48 hours. Packages include, airfare, most meals, English-speaking guides and accommodations.
Photo credits: Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa, Allison Tibaldi, Lark Hotels, Mohonk Mountain House
Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.