Well, we pored over the suggestions so far and based on our reserarch we were prepared to make a reservation at Curry Mansion starting next April 1, 2014 right at the start of the reduced season rates. DW checked yesterday to confirm what the rates were for April 2014 and "Steve" confirmed the rates would be the same as this year. So we called today to make a reservation and "same Steve" advises the rates next year are increased 23.4% plus the reduced seasonal rates don't start until May 1, 2014.
I guess we are back to square 1 looking for decent rate.
My motto is.... "a dollar saved is better than a dollar earned. I don't pay tax on the dollar I saved."