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8 Great Ideas for Planning One the Best Winter Getaways in the US

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Seasonal Getaway Ideas

When you think of winter, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s snow-capped mountains and cozy sweaters. Perhaps holiday festivities and hot chocolate come to mind. The season ushers in an exciting array of vacation ideas. Whether you’d like to travel somewhere with warm weather or visit a snowy destination, we’ve compiled a list of the best winter getaways! If you’re planning this vacation with your sweetheart, get a free copy of our Romantic Getaway Guide. Just fill out our form, and we’ll provide custom recommendations for you and your partner! 

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8 Ideas for One of the Best Winter Getaways 

“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter.” — John Burroughs 

Warm-Weather Winter Vacations 

For the Snowbirds

There’s a reason why all the birds fly south in the winter. If you’d like to escape the snow and ice in your hometown, pack your bags and plan a warm-weather getaway! Snowbirds flock to states like Florida, South Carolina, and Texas to enjoy warmer temperatures. Enjoy pleasant outdoor adventures without having to worry about all of the heavy coats and layers. There’s no better way to spend your winter than walking on warm sandy beaches or exploring parks and natural landscapes. Don’t forget your sunglasses! 

Where to Stay 

Casa Grandview 

West Palm Beach, FL 

 

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Inn on Lake Granbury

Granbury, TX

 

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Winter Sports & Outdoor Activities 

For the Adventurous 

If the idea of dashing through the snow appeals to you, visit a ski destination for the ultimate winter adventure! When you stay somewhere that gets a lot of snow in the winter, you can indulge in an array of exciting activities ranging from dog sledding and snowboarding to snowshoeing and cross country skiing. The best part of getting out in the ice and snow during the day is curling up by the fire with a glass of red wine or a hot cup of cocoa in the evening. 

Where to Stay 

The Lake Placid Stagecoach Inn

Lake Placid, NY

 

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The Torchlight Inn

Park City, UT

 

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More Adventurous Winter Getaway Recommendations 

If you’re looking for more specific suggestions on where to go for a little adventure this winter, check out some of the following blogs. 


Romantic Winter Wonderlands 

For the Sweethearts 

Taking time to honor your relationship with your partner can do wonders for both of you. This winter, make time for yourselves. Plan a romantic winter getaway and enjoy some quality time together! Spend time exploring unique attractions. Cozy up by a crackling fire after a long day. Wake up to stunning vistas from your luxurious room. Many Select Registry properties offer specials and packages that cater to romance so that you can easily enhance your stay with features such as wine-tasting, spa days, and dinner reservations. 

Where to Stay 

The Canyon Villa Inn

Paso Robles, CA 

 

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The Esmeralda Inn, Restaurant & Spa

Chimney Rock, NC

 

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More Romantic Winter Getaway Recommendations 

Surprise your sweetheart with an unforgettable romantic getaway! The following resources detail where to go in the winter for Valentine’s Day, for your honeymoon, or for a cozy retreat in a luxurious cabin in the US. 


Storybook Holiday Getaways 

For the Festive 

Escape the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and family quarrels this year! Celebrate the holidays by treating yourself to some much-deserved peace, quiet, and pampering. It can be so much fun traveling somewhere new and experiencing the holiday season in a whole new light. For example, some towns go all out for Christmas with festive decorations, enthusiastic caroling, and unique shopping in their town centers. Allow visions of sugar plum fairies dance in your head and lull you to sleep in beautiful accommodations at a Select Registry property. 

Where to Stay 

Bentwood Inn 

Jackson Hole, WY

 

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The Sayre Mansion

Bethlehem, PA

 

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More Holiday Winter Getaway Recommendations 

Whether you’re traveling for a quiet Christmas or festive New Year’s Eve, the following travel resources detail some of the best destinations for a holiday celebration! 


Additional Winter Travel Resources

Planning the perfect vacation can be a lot of pressure. That’s why we’re here to help! We have endless suggestions on where to go this winter. Maybe you narrowed down the month in which you would like to travel. Perhaps you know that you’d like to stay in the Midwest. Either way, the following resources provide you with wonderful ideas to get you started. 


Stay Select No Matter the Season

Whether you’re heading south for warm weather or seeking out snow for adventures, staying at a Select Registry property allows you to experience one of the best winter getaways. Our elite selection of B&Bs, boutique hotels, and luxury lodges & cabins feature unparalleled services, high-quality amenities, and stunning gorgeous accommodations. Regardless of the type of lodging you might prefer, you can rest assured that you’re in trusted hands at a Select Registry property. Browse our properties and start planning your vacation today! 

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