Romance at Rabbit Hill
A lovely getaway for two in Vermont
By Alice Shapin
When the snow falls and the air gets chilly, romance blooms! This cozy Vermont inn has just the thing for cuddling lovebirds.
Where: Rabbit Hill Inn. 48 Lower Waterford Rd., Lower Waterford, VT. 800- 762-8669; www.rabbithillinn.com
What’s special: The White Mountains create a spectacular backdrop for this elegant hideaway. Rabbit Hill Inn occupies a fully refurbished house and tavern, both more than 200 years old. Guestrooms feature fireplaces, double whirlpool tubs, and private porches with magnificent mountain views. Rabbit Hill’s award-winning dining room serves seasonal, “pasture-to-plate” fare from local farms in an intimate setting. The 19-room property was among just three country inns to make Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotels” list in 2009. Guests enjoy a full gamut of activities, and Vermont’s snowy winters provide affordable options for wide-ranging interests. There’s a 6.5-kilometer cross-country ski trail on the property. Nearby ski centers have additional trails, as well as ski rentals, lessons, snowboarding, and tubing. Rabbit Hill partners with Alpine Adventures to offer guided snowmobile tours, complete with snowsuits and gear, through the scenic White Mountains. For a romantic outing, sleigh-rides offer gorgeous views in a winter wonderland. Snuggle up and take in the scenery on a guided dog sled tour, or drive your own team for a more thrilling adventure. Rabbit Hill Inn is a member of Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America™.
The deal: Includes one romantic dinner for two as well as breakfast and afternoon tea and pastries daily. Rabbit Hill’s Romance Package for Hudson Valley Magazine readers starts at $415 for a savings of 28 percent.
When: Valid Sun.-Thurs. nights now through Feb. 10, 2011. Be sure to mention “Magazine Special” when making your reservation. Blackout dates: Dec. 22, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011
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