The last of the winter months seem to draw out like no other. After the holidays are over, the city seems bleak with snow and ice everywhere. However; a short road trip to some of the most amazing ski resorts on the Eastern Seaboard can be nourishing to the soul. Ski season is almost over but there are many beautiful slopes all over the east coast to take advantage of. Last weekend to celebrate the long weekend, a bunch of friends decided to go to Vermont. We decided to go to Stowe ski resort. I was tasked with finding an SUV that would fit all five of us and keep us within the budget. My first stop was AAMCAR, the company I use right next to my house on the Upper West side. I checked their web-site and found exactly what we needed but the price was a little higher.
Some of the rental locations in LGA airport were offering the same type of vehicle for $50 cheaper. I called AAMCAR and spoke with the agent who said that normally they would match the rate but they were almost sold out of the vehicles so the best he could do was meet me half-way.
Now, I must digress here. Anyone who lives in Manhattan knows the travails of going to any of the area airports. It is expensive, time consuming and generally not worth it unless you are actually going to the airport to leave NY. So it was a no brainer for me. I made the deal and we had a wonderful time in Vermont. The resort was amazing, the route was scenic and safe because of the all wheel drive vehicle.
I was especially happy when we got back that night and I was able to drop off the vehicle and be in bed all by midnight. Definitely worth the trip and it was a very smart decision to do some comparison shopping before deciding on AAMCAR!