Jun 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

The C Lazy U Ranch, in Granby, Colorado, is just the place to live out that City Slickers fantasy. The working dude ranch, at 8,300 feet in the Colorado Rockies, is offering 15 percent discounts from June 8 to 15 (making an all-inclusive seven-night stay $2,125 per person) and 18 percent discounts from August 24 to September 14 ($2,025). Saddle up one of 173 horses for a ride across the ranch's 8,000 acres, fly-fish on private Willow Creek, or read this magazine by the pool. Contact: 970-887-3344,

If you've ever wanted to sample R&R rock-star style, take note: Until August 31, the Grenadines island of Petit St. Vincent—known for its two miles of white beaches—is offering 35 percent off its high-season rates. Normally a staggering $910 per double per night, rates drop to $585 per night and include meals, plus the use of catamarans, sailboards, snorkeling gear, and sea kayaks. Contact: 800-654-9326,

Want to ride Utah-esque snow in June? Head south to Portillo, Chile. For $1,820, two can stay for seven nights on the shores of Laguna del Inca, surrounded by snowy peaks in the cruise-ship-like Hotel Portillo (complete with a restaurant, workout room, spa, cinema, swimming pool, and disco). You also get seven days of lift tickets and good eats. Contact: 800-829-5325,
(New Trip)

Orca Alert
CETACEAN LOVERS will not be denied on the new Wild Orca Adventure sea-kayaking trip from Northern Lights Expeditions. After 21 years of spotting killer whales in the Broughton Archipelago, northeast of Vancouver Island, owner David Arcese has selected a new base camp on the archipelago's Cracroft Island. Arcese is so confident you'll spot a free Willy, if a guest fails to see an orca, he or she will get another trip for free. Dates: June-September. Cost: Three- to five-day trips, $699 to $999. Contact: 800-754-7402,