Trying to get away is harder than you might think

Jared and I are considering taking a mini-vacation in September/October - we were originally planning on going down to Gatlinburg, but we recently decided that it might be more cost-effective to just visit Hocking Hills for a weekend. It's closer, which would mean less money spent on gas, and even though it's not quite as breathtaking as the Smoky Mountains, it's still a very scenic place to visit. So for the past week or so I've been pricing cabins in the area, hoping to find something relatively inexpensive. This has proved to be a difficult task - most cabins range from $150-$200 a night, even in late October. Yikes! Anyhow, as I was checking the availability of cabins from a particular company, I saw this message at the bottom of their page (emphasis added):

"Please note: There is a 2 night minimum on the weekend at the weekend rates. A weekend is considered Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum. Lodges are 3 night minimum - Memorial Day through Labor Day.

We apologize that our rate structure is illogical and the system can not always quote your rates correctly."

Wow. Really? Can't you just... make them logical?

I think maybe we'll be camping instead. At the very least, we won't be renting a cabin from THIS company.

2 Responses to "Trying to get away is harder than you might think"

Ryan responded on 7/26/2008 6:00 PM #

Wow, that's really dumb!

luckeyfrog responded on 8/04/2008 7:03 PM #


Speaking of getting away, I think you visited Chicago not too long ago... can you think of anything free or close to it that Ryan and I should try to check out while passing through for a day?