Summer rentals business on the mend in Estes Park
Machin thinks that’s why Machin’s Cottages continued to do well even during the teeth of the recession. “No, the recession didn’t affect us at all,” he said. “And this year’s been fine. We’re about booked up for the summer.”
That’s not true for all. This year is shaping up to be the second straight year of recovery after 2009 and 2010 hit many summer rental businesses hard. But business is still off for many of the cottage, cabin, resort and condo owners throughout the bucolic Estes Park environs.
“If there’s something unique about your place, you don’t have to lower prices,” said Steve Vest, co-owner with Annie Boston of Annie’s Mountain Retreat. “We’ve held the line, and July is almost all booked up here. We
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