Once the cold weather hits, you may prefer to cuddle in at your warm home. But there are so many spots to be discovered, with more fun and even more than in the summer. Whether you want to ski, experience winter adventures or eat delicious food, we picked for you few winter getaways around the US that offer it all.
Juniper Springs Resort, Mammoth Lakes, California
Change your sandals for winter boots and head to Mammoth, one of the California’s premier ski resorts. If you are not in a mood for a day on the slopes, you can also go snow shoeing, visit the local waterfalls, go for snowmobiling adventure, take gondola rides to enjoy the panoramic views, experience stunning landscapes and delicious eats on a snowcat tour rides. Resort is family friendly and offers heated outdoor pools, fitness center, game room and DVD Movie library. For extra coziness all rooms offer built-in fireplace. Juniper Spring Resort was recently named one of Conde Nast Traveler’s top 50 ski resort properties.
Mather Lodge, Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas
This rustic getaway is an unique escape to see stunning nature and experience fun and adventure activities. The iconic 3,471 acres park is filled with plenty things to see and do including 20 miles of hiking trails around Petit Jean Mountain with overlooks, bridges, and historic structures. Historic treasure, a warm rustic mountain lodge built of native log and stone, combined with natural beauty of overlooking Cedar Creek Canyon – Mather Lodge – is the only lodge built in Arkansas by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Some rooms are designed in rural style and some in modern, all are fully equipped. The lodge offers swimming pool, two small meeting rooms and it is pet friendly.
Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, Idaho
In this 80 year old pleasant legendary lodge where everything has been fully refurbished the guests are presented with an entirely new experience, with much larger rooms, 20,000 square foot tranquil spa, yoga studio, fitness center and glass enclosed outdoor pool. Here you can experience every type of skiing and endless list of activities, sleigh rides, ice skating, horse riding, hiking and sport shooting. If you prefer life off of the mountain slopes, there are plenty of cute shops and eateries to enjoy.
Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort, Bluefin Bay, Minnesota
Stay snugged in at any of Bluefin Bay’s waterfront hotels with sweeping Lake Superior views or venture out to explore nearby attractions. The Lutsen Mountain Ski Resort offers world class scenery and terrain, the ancient Sawtooth Mountains rise 1000 feet above the coast of Lake Superior topography unlike any other Midwest location. It brings more of what you expect in a ski trip, more runs, more elevation and more epic days on the slopes. Lutsen offers 95 sweeping runs over four mountains with a lift serviced vertical rise more than double that of other regional resorts. This is indeed a paradise for passionate ski fans.
The Historic Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska
The Last Frontier State and Anchorage in particular thrive mostly during the winter months. With festivals, ski races, dog sled tours, ice fishing and prime northern lights sightings, this popular destination boasts crystal clear days that lead into ideal star-gazing nights and unforgettable memories. The Historic Anchorage Hotel established in 1916 offers elegant rooms with upscale amenities, fitness center, superior service and is ideal for family vacation, business travel and group trips.
Photos: Josh Wray @ Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Ray J Gadd /Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley Resort, Kevin Syms / Sun Valley Resort, Historic Anchorage Hotel Press, Pixabay