For those who prefer cold New England night’s to Florida’s warm winter days, here are a few great Winter Wonderland for singles, couples and families.
Bretton Woods, NH
Thrill-seekers can escape to a winter wonderland full of adventure, new memories and stunning mountain views at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort. Guests can experience the resort’s new Bretton Woods Canopy Tour — one of the longest of its kind in the U.S., and one of the longest zip lining tours in New England. With nature center stage, guests will experience changes in ecosystems as they descend over 1,000 feet of elevation. Comprised of nine zip lines, two adventure ski bridges, hiking and even rappelling deep in the forests of Bretton Woods this tour gives even the biggest adrenaline junkies a rush. Seasonally, the resort offers a long list of additional activities including Nordic and Alpine skiing, dog sledding, ice wall climbing and snow shoeing in the winter. Rates starting at $229.
Visitors to New England can indulge in the bounty of Maine’s local ingredients at Portland’s hottest new restaurant, Evo Kitchen + Bar. Located in the Old Port section of Portland, the 53-seat kitchen and bar with floor to ceiling windows is the perfect place to watch the snow fall and enjoy a meal. Chef Matthew Ginn – recently named “Maine Lobster Chef of the Year” is keeping the Portland culinary scene hot, cooking with styles of the Levantine region to create dishes such as Squid a La Plancha with shishito peppers, swiss chard and cilantro; Muhammara with peppers, walnuts, pomegranate and molasses; and Sujuk with spicy Turkish sausage, local pork and navy beans.
For vacationers looking to get out of the city and into the woods, Mountain Top Inn & Resort, surrounded by beautiful mountain views and snow-topped peaks. The resort is offering a “Nordic Ski & Snowshoe” package, with daily access to over 37 miles of trails, the ice rink, as well as a country breakfast each morning. After a long day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, guests can retreat to the new Mountain Top Spa & Salon. The Spa menu allows guests to experience Vermont through locally sourced and naturally derived ingredients with offerings like the Vermont Coffee Roasters Coffee Scrub and the Wild Harvested Chaga and Wildflower Body Wrap. Nordic Ski & Snowshoe starting at $198
This winter, couples can turn up the heat in their relationships, and stay warm, at Boston’s favorite boutique hotel, XV Beacon beside gas fireplaces located in every room. XV Beacon has personalized service and intimate experiences for all couples. Guests can book the “Romance on the Hill” package and become even more enamored with a New England winter with early check-in, a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a rose petal turn down. Additionally, for couples staying in the Beacon Hill Studio Room, they can inquire with the concierge about in-room couples massages. Pricing from $495 per night for two people.
Fly Private to New England
Private Venturing to New England in the winter can be a challenge, but New York travelers looking for a way to get to Boston or Vermont this winter with ease through Tradewind Aviation. Founded in 2001, Tradewind Aviation offers on-demand private charter and scheduled shuttle service with the comfort and convenience of private charter perks including (no TSA security checkpoints at the airport, private gate entrance, exclusive FBO lounges, complimentary on-board snacks, drinks and checked baggage) for the cost of a single seat. This winter the company has launched shuttle routes from Westchester County Airport to Boston Logan and Morrisville-Stowe State Airport in VT (the only direct flight to this wildly popular ski destination in over 30 years). Rates to Stowe start at $350 plus tax per one-way flight. Rates to Boston begin at $395 plus tax per one-way flight.