Winter Getaways off the Beaten Path

By Jeremy Del Nero on 12 December 2013
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It’s that time of year again; everybody’s in a frenzy shopping for the right gifts and making travel plans for the snowy weeks ahead.  The perfect antidote to the chaos of the holiday season is to escape to a less populated nook of the globe – preferably one that’s under a foot or two of snow.  Read on for our top five recommended winter getaways.

The Equinox Resort
Manchester, Vermont 

DSC_0228While most of our suggested hotels are located outside of the U.S., here’s one that’s a little closer to home: the Equinox Resort in Vermont.

Take a romantic road trip with your wife, husband, or dog up to Vermont to luxuriate in a quintessential New England winter setting in Manchester.  We’re only used to seeing this level of luxury in midtown Manhattan.

Savor a fireside cocktail with your loved one, then hit the roads at the hotel’s Land Rover Experience Off-Road Winter Driving School.  If you have some free time and would like to partake of something unusual, go ahead and train in the art of falconry: tours and lessons are offered just outside the hotel by a gentleman who we assumed is on staff.

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras
Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia

Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras

From its lofty perch in the High Tatras mountain range in northern Slovakia, the Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras beckons to those seeking escape from hustle and bustle. If you aren’t one to join numerous guests rushing to the slopes don’t worry,  you can kick off your shoes in front of a fireplace and have a glass, or two, of mulled wine.

Take a break from TV, news, and the media in general by booking a Deluxe Room Lake View for a picturesque water scene, tall spruce trees and mountains are included, right outside your window.

This relaxing snowy retreat wouldn’t be complete without a tasty meal.  Better yet, you don’t have to burden yourself with choosing a dining venue; the Grand Restaurant may be the only restaurant in the hotel, but it offers delicious meals.  Try the paper-thin black chicken or the gnocchi at dinner.

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