Earth Day may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop your environmental good deeds. Once again, RockResorts is teaming up with Breckenridge Hospitality, Keystone Resort, and Grand Teton Lodge Company to offer the “Give and Getaway” package for vacation-goers looking to get their hands a little dirty this summer and fall. With full- and half-day eco-projects ranging from hiking trail maintenance to working on a sustainable farm, there are plenty of voluntourism options from Aspen to Miami, and even the Caribbean!
As an added incentive, participating guests receive 20 percent or more off room rates during their stay and free extras like work gloves and backpacks (these vary by hotel). Rates start at as little as $59/night at La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, topping out at $555.75/night for a 5-night package at The Landings St. Lucia.
A minimum 2-night stay is required (the night before and night of the project), and some hotels have a maximum stay; see the individual hotel sites for specifics. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Find further information at www.giveandgetaway.com.
Here’s the full list of participating hotels with their project dates:
- Keystone Resort, CO: May 22, June 5, June 10, August 7, September 25
- Hotel Jerome. Aspen, CO: June 12
- The Arrabelle at Vail Square / The Lodge at Vail. Vail, CO: June 19, July 24, September 18
- The Pines Lodge / The Osprey at Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek, CO: July 24
- La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. Santa Fe, NM: July 26
- Grand Teton Lodge Company, WY: September 25
- Snake River Lodge & Spa. Jackson Hole, WY: September 25
- The Landings St Lucia: Ongoing
- Tempo Miami: June 19, August 28, September 25
- One Ski Hill Place, Breckenridge, Colo.: May 22, June 5, June 12 & 13, July 10-11, August 7, September 27 & 28, October 2 & 9