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Winter Getaway Lodging in New England

You might think you have a general idea of what a Winter Getaway in New England might look like. Insider heads-up here: it’s even better and probably a lot more varied that you are expecting. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts all have their great ski areas, of course, with skiing, snowboarding, rentals, lessons, and lots of indoor entertainment for adults and kids. But you can also step away from the white powder for all kinds of other fun. Guides offer unusual adventures like dog sledding, ski mobile tours, ice fishing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Got an appetite? Resorts, hotels and downtowns in every state have unique restaurants cooking up healthy, creative dishes, very often from locally sourced foods. Then there’s the indoor fun: wine tasting, shopping, spa treatments, indoor water parks for the kids, theaters and live music everywhere. Winter also brings frosty festivals, usually with indoor and outdoor entertainments. New England is glorious in the ice-and-snow months!

New England Winter Getaways
Frozen Lake Fun - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Lakeside inn’s natural beauty, hospitality make it an ideal getaway resort

A wealth of winter activities await you just steps outside your door at the Lake Morey Resort in the snow-capped hills of Vermont. The resort boasts the country’s longest ice-skating trail: a 4.5-mile loop around beautiful Lake Morey). A nearby trail system (and free equipment) will satisfy every level of cross-country skier or snow-shoer, and alpine skiing is just minutes away. But if you’d prefer soaking in your Jacuzzi while just watching the lake from your spacious suite, that’s OK, too. Other indoor fun ranges from a pool and fitness center to a comfy dining lounge and rooms for cards, billiards and other games. Check out winter specials for New Year’s Eve, Carnival Weekend and ladies’ getaways.
Winter Exterior View - Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa - Whitefield, NH
Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Mountain View Road Whitefield, NH, 03598 Phone: 888-260-4929

Indoors and out, this resort has lots of options for your grand getaway

Is your idea of a getaway a trip to the spa – or a day on the ski trail? You can do both, and much, much more at the majestic Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. From your elegantly appointed room or suite, the panoramic view is breath-taking, especially in winter with snow-covered mountains. Go snowshoeing on the resort’s trails, or snow tubing down its hills. Put on cross-country skis and enjoy the north country’s glistening beauty, visit an ice castle or go dog-sledding! Afterward, come back for a couples massage in the Tower Spa or just float in the indoor pool. Dine elegantly in the 1865 Wine Cellar or casually in the tavern.
Winter Wedding Sleigh - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Inn & Resort

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Get a dose of ‘rustic luxe’ at this inn snuggled in Vermont’s mountains

Set aside workaday stress and escape to the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, a cozy winter lodge in Vermont, where your room might overlook a lake, mountains or a snow-filled meadow. Or book a cabin for two and sit before a wood-burning fireplace. Want to spend your getaway getting active? Ask for a cross-country ski and snowshoe trail pass, take a guided snowmobile tour of the resort grounds or head for the ice-skating rink. When you get back, unwind in the hot tub, or soak up the steam in the spa’s cedar sauna, or enjoy s’mores by the fire. Other seasonal delights include horse-drawn sleigh rides and downing a frosty Vermont brew by the tavern’s stone fireplace.
Exterior Winter White Mountain Hotel & Resort North Conway New Hampshire
White Mountain Hotel & Resort

2560 West Side Road North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-7100 Toll-Free: 800-533-6301

A winter wonderland of activities and relaxation ideas at this mountain resort

New Hampshire’s winter wonderland quality is shown to its best advantage at the White Mountain Hotel and Resort. Wake to a sparkling snow-covered landscape, then head to the resort’s Ledge’s Restaurant for a complimentary full breakfast (enjoy those panoramic views). Fortified, set out for your day of skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing or skating. Or perhaps you want someone else to do the moving: Then check out the sleigh rides and dogsledding options. More sedate activities include shopping (from outlets to old-fashioned general stores) or, back at the resort, a dip in the year-round heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. Enjoy a glass of wine by the fire pit on weekends or a cup of hot chocolate (with cookies) in the lobby.
Winter Sunrise - Point Lookout Resort - Northport, ME
Point Lookout

67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-789-2000

Tucked into the woods, right by a bay, this resort is the ultimate in great escapes

If the idea of a rustic cabin tucked away in the coastal Maine woods says “at last, a real getaway” to you, look no further than the fabulous Point Lookout Resort, 387 picture-perfect mountainside acres overlooking Penobscot Bay. Book a one-, two- or three-bedroom white pine cabin and enjoy rustic atmosphere combined with modern amenities like the resort’s fitness center, bowling center and cafe. All the cabins are fully furnished and toasty warm (some have gas fireplaces), and they all serve as great launching sites for skiing, snowshoeing, toboggan sledding, ice fishing and skating as well as indoor-day activities like visiting galleries, lighthouses, shops and museums. Ask about Winter Wonderland, romance and bed-and-breakfast packages.