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‘No Vacancy’ signs get a workout in July

Brief by Central Staff

Tourism – July 2001 – Colorado Central Magazin

If you’re looking for a motel room in Chaffee County, July is when you’ll have to look the hardest, because that’s when room occupancy peaks — 86.3% last year, and 91.6% in 1999.

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July is also when the price is highest, with an average daily room rate of $73.58 last year. As you might have guessed, the average rate is lowest (just over $50) when the occupancy rate is lowest — 29.6% in April and 24.9% in November.