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The Other Woodstock

Tired of Woodstock, New York? Try Vermont’s version, complete with a skier’s dream course, environmentally conscious eateries — and one incredible spa package just for Hudson Valley readers

Tired of Woodstock, New York? Try Vermont’s version, complete with a skier’s dream course, environmentally conscious eateries — and one incredible spa package just for Hudson Valley readers.

Where: Woodstock Inn & Resort. 14 the Green, Woodstock, VT. 888-481-8802; www.woodstockinn.com

What’s special: Vermont’s take on Woodstock is one of New England’s most charming year-round destinations. (Seriously — the town was even named “the prettiest small town in America” by Ladies Home Journal Magazine.) The nostalgic mainstreet is filled with boutiques, galleries, antiques shops, and restaurants, and its 142-room resort showcases a modern-yet-rustic décor, featuring natural materials throughout. The lobby’s six-foot stone fireplace alone is ideal for curling up with a book or enjoying après-ski activities. Thrill-seekers parttake in the Suicide Six downhill ski area, and the Woodstock Inn Nordic Center is a prime destination for cross-country skiers and snowshoers.

The Inn’s three restaurants emphasize fresh, local ingredients to the delight of eco-minded foodies. Looking to unwind? The Inn’s newest addition — a 10,000 square-foot LEED-designed spa — celebrates each season with a nature-inspired full spa menu. Each season, a different signature treatment takes center stage; the spa’s design even maximizes light and the surrounding views with indoor and outdoor relaxation and contemplation spaces, like the Great Room. Guests are surrounded by high vaulted ceilings, custom furnishings, and a wood-burning fireplace. The outdoor meditation courtyard has a sauna and hot soaking pool, too. Even while the temperatures drop, your feet will stay toasty with radiant heating and the warmth from the outdoor fire pit.

The deal: “Pampered & Great Spa Escape” package includes accommodations for two nights and $888 in spa credit, for $888 (based on double occupancy, excluding taxes and service charge). Mention Hudson Valley Magazine and receive a fruit and cheese plate upon arrival — a $30 value.

When: Valid Sun.-Weds. now through April 28, 2011 (excludes holiday periods)

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