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Flying South for Winter


Valley snowbirds take flight this winter with an exclusive deal on a sunny Floridian isle.

Where: Elizabeth Pointe Lodge. 98 South Fletcher Ave., Amelia Island, FL. 800-772-3359; www.elizabethpointelodge.com

What’s special: This 25-room boutique lodge — a member of Select Registry of Inns™ — was voted the No. 2 small hotel in the United States in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2008. Rock the day away on the oceanfront port, kayak the Intracoastal Waterway, or enjoy the amenities at the Ocean House, decorated in West Indies décor reminiscent of the Caribbean. The lodge is 22 miles from Jacksonville and offers 13 miles of scenic beaches, fine dining, shopping, and museums.

The deal: Get a third night free; Sunday through Tuesday arrivals required. The discount is not valid with other discounts, on holidays, or special events. Hudson Valley Magazine readers receive a split of champagne or wine. Rates start at $210 and include a full oceanfront breakfast, morning newspaper, wine and hors d’oeuvres reception each evening, and complimentary lemonade and cookies baked fresh daily.

When: Valid through the end of January 2011

For up-to-the-minute deals, follow Alice Shapin on Twitter @greatraveldeals

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