Looking for the best winter weekend getaways here in the states? Try these locations on for size.
Methow Valley, Washington
Tucked into the beautiful upper end of Washington State’s Methow Valley where the loudest sound comes from the swish of cross-country skis, Rolling Huts offer the ideal romantic winter escape. They come complete with wood-burning fireplaces, platform beds and kitchenettes. Step out your door and ski to get your morning espresso, and after dark take in the magnificent show featuring billions of glowing stars, and perhaps even the aurora borealis.
Taos, New Mexico
In Taos, visitors can enjoy the magic of the Southwest along with great skiing. The local ski area offers high altitude trails and stunning panoramic vistas with fantastic mountain restaurants. The city offers a wide range of accommodation options, including unique upscale inns and romantic B & Bs. Taos is an artists’ haven, with an abundance of art galleries including traditional art as well as contemporary fine art. You’ll also find a number of day spas, world-class dining opportunities and the chance to take a romantic hot air balloon ride over the picturesque landscape.
Surrounded by the majestic Grand Teton Mountain Range, Jackson offers the chance for all types of snow-filled activities, amazing wildlife viewing and the Western spirit of romance combined with some of the most breathtaking scenery on earth. Enjoy a stay at one of the many luxury resorts found here and indulge in steamy spas, ski the snow-covered peaks or take off on snowmobiles together in this remote wilderness area where you’ll feel as if you’re the only two people in a 2 million-acre park. At the National Elk Refuge, you can even take an inspiring sleigh ride through a herd of thousands of elk.
The Berkshires offer a quintessential dream-like New England wintry romance with its open roads, small towns and classic red barns blanketed with sparkling snow. Couples will find plenty of opportunities for alone time while cross-country or snowshoeing over mountain trails, exploring the landscape that looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. At the Blantyre Hotel, you’ll find a beautifully decorated 110-foot Christmas tree, rooms with four-poster beds and fireplaces as well as the chance to enjoy a sleigh ride, ice skating and even winter picnics complete with homemade hot chocolate.