10 great last-minute summer getaways

Haven't made your vacation plans yet? Lucky you. This year the best deals come to those who waited.

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5. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

"High-end ranches here normally sell out a year in advance - you'd be out of luck if you waited till now to book," says Caroline Bach Wood of Brownell Travel. With a recession on, however, there are vacancies ... and deals.


Jackson Hole is a resort town with Western character, right down to its ranch-style resorts. These offer stunning valley or mountain vistas (the Grand Tetons are on the edge of town), plus activities like horseback riding and hiking.


Luxury hotel: Spring Creek Ranch (springcreekranch.com). Get a fourth night free, most of the summer, at this ranch set on a wildlife sanctuary. Rates start at $550 a night.

Mid-range hotel: Goosewing Ranch (goosewingranch.com). Stay in a cabin on a working ranch. Rates are 30% off Aug. 23 to Sept. 27; three nights for two people with meals and activities start at $612.

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Last updated May 20 2009: 11:57 AM ET
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