Got the winter blues? Are you feeling cooped up and restless? Don’t despair. Before you fall into a seasonal slump that lasts until spring, get out of the house and let the great outdoors lift your spirits. You can thaw your icy mood and create wonderful memories with an adventurous winter getaway.
The Chanric Inn
Sometimes the perfect change of scenery is just what the doctor ordered when you are met with a case of the winter doldrums. The Chanric Inn, located in Calistoga, CA, helps you take the chill off of winter with a romantic hot air balloon ride for two. You will feel as though you’re floating in air during the entire stay with services such as on-site massage therapists who will soothe your body and mind with amazing treatments; cooking classes; wine country tours, and a gourmet multi-course brunch. The warm rays of the California sun, and the heat from the chemistry between you and your beloved will help erase all thoughts of a chilly winter from your mind.
Lake N Pines Lodge
If the promise of snow tubing, beer, dinner, and a movie doesn’t get you excited about ending your winter hibernation, nothing will! Lake N Pines Lodge, in Interlochen, MI, offers all of the above during an exhilarating and relaxing getaway. After the thrilling rush of snow tubing on the hills of Timberlee, enjoy the beautiful scenery on the gentle ride back up the hill on the state-of-the-art handle tow. Upon your return to the inn, a relaxing dinner at a micro-brewery and movie theater tickets awaits. The pampering continues the next morning with your made-to-order breakfast.
Farm by the River with Stables
Feel like a kid again at Farm by the River B&B with Stables, in North Conway, NH, on a magical journey to the “North Pole” on the Polar Express Train. With year-round horseback riding, pony rides, and sleigh rides, you’ll find yourself frolicking in the picture perfect snow like a child and forgetting all about the cold. Then, warm your aching bones in a luxurious two-person Jacuzzi. A fireside breakfast in the morning overlooking your own personal winter wonderland will be the perfect ending to your getaway.
Make winter woes a thing of the past. These romantic, festive, and family-friendly activities will leave you feeling warm and cozy about the upcoming holiday season.