Weekdays and winter are an ideal match for low rates at lodgings inside Zion and Sequoia & Kings Canyon national parks. Fewer visitors and snow are bonuses for those ready to bundle up to explore the off-season side of these parklands in Utah and California.
When: The offer is good Sundays-Thursdays from now through March 20, based on availability. Weekends cost $15 more a night.
Tested: I found availability for $139 rooms on Jan. 12-14. Rates usually run $185 a night for rooms, $192 for cabins and $226 for suites. Note the package isn't available around Christmastime or New Year's Eve.
Info: Winter Escape Bed & Breakfast Package, Zion Lodge, (888) 297-2757
When: The rates are good through the end of March, subject to availability.
Tested: I found a room available March 9-11 for the $99 rate, excluding tax. As a comparison, an online check shows rooms at the lodge start at $207 a night during the month of June.
Info: National Park Hot Rates, Wuksachi Lodge, (866) 807-3598