ASPEN, Colo., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When booking a ski vacation, many travelers often prefer a classic lodge, cozy chalet or a slopeside condo to other accommodations, making vacation rentals a popular choice for skiers. However, whether the rental property chosen is managed by the owner directly or a vacation rental management company can have a huge impact on the overall experience.
A survey of more than 7,100 people by Ski.com in collaboration with Wyndham Vacation Rentals illustrates the fear travelers have when it comes to vacation rentals. The results showed that:
- 38 percent fear being misled by photos that misrepresent the unit's location and/or interior
- 26 percent are afraid of renting a dirty unit
- 23 percent worry scammers will steal their payment
- 13 percent report their biggest concern is either a lack of housekeeping and in-unit amenities, navigating a difficult check-in or not having onsite management
To help travelers find a trusted rental option and provide peace-of-mind, Ski.com offers the largest, most diverse collection of professionally managed vacation rentals in Ski Country.
"Booking a vacation rental directly from an owner can expose travelers to unnecessary risks that can be easily avoided by booking through Ski.com," said Kathy Harding, Ski.com managing director of hospitality. "Why gamble on a rental that might be risky from booking through check out? At Ski.com, we know the ins and outs of our vast collection of vacation rentals, and we ensure travelers get the accountability, cleanliness and security they cannot necessarily count on when renting from a stranger."
Professionally managed, vacation rentals offered by Ski.com, such as those managed by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, offer a straightforward check-in process, housekeeping services and in-unit amenities like coffee and toiletries, onsite management and no laborious checkout requirements. Plus, many Ski.com vacation rentals include ski-vacation staples like hot tubs, ski-in/ski-out locales and on-demand shuttle services.
"We applaud Ski.com for educating the ski traveler on the benefits of professionally managed vacation rentals," said Bill Anderson, vice president, operations, Western region. "It's a goal we share together, as well as the reason we created the Vacation Rental Bill of Rights®, a service pledge to guests that lets them know they'll have a great experience."
Ranging from studios with kitchens to private homes with more than six bedrooms, Ski.com vacation rentals can be packaged with discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rentals, ski school and more. Here are some examples of vacation rental deals that include lift tickets.
Ski.com Vacation Rental Packages
Property and Destination
Beaver Creek, Colo.
Valid 1/9/16 to 3/15/16
Book by 11/23/15
Deal ID: 306672
at Trappeur's Crossing,
Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Valid 11/25/15 to 4/5/16
Book by: 11/25/15
Deal ID: 306910
Lion Square Lodge,
Valid 12/31/15 to 3/29/16
• Four nights' lodging in a two-bedroom condominium
Book by: 11/23/15
Deal ID: 306421
To see more Ski.com vacation rentals, visit http://www.ski.com/ski-vacation-rentals. With questions about booking, call a Ski.com Mountain Vacation Specialist at 800-916-9463.
Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Aspen, Colo., Ski.com is North America's largest provider of mountain travel. The company specializes in custom vacations to more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, and offers the largest selection of mountain lodging and ski vacation components. Averaging more than 20 years of experience, Ski.com's 65 Mountain Vacation Specialists lead the industry with unsurpassed expertise and first-hand experience.
About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professional manager of vacation rental properties, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. Backed by one of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to over 105,000 vacation rental properties in more than 550 unique destinations worldwide. Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. More than 25 regional rental brands fall under the Wyndham Vacation Rentals umbrella including Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks, Novasol, and ResortQuest. Through this collection, Wyndham delivers distinct vacation experiences ranging from beachfront condos, private homes and villas to private residence clubs and yachts. Many properties offer kitchens, washers and dryers, and other home-like conveniences along with maid service, spas, fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com. Also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.