The days may get short. The winds may howl. The snow may fall. But for intrepid travelers, the winter months offer a chance to enjoy some unique—and uniquely awesome—experiences.
You won’t necessarily have to travel far. But traveling in style comes highly recommended.
So if you’re looking to do more than admire this year’s icy wonderland from inside your living room, now’s the time to book a 10- or 15-passenger Ford van and start planning your escape.
Where will you go? What will you do?
Here are few ideas.
AN ALL-INCLUSIVE GETAWAY
Looking for (swanky) shelter from the winter storm? The Lodge at Woodloch offers luxury accommodations, gourmet meals and over 35 daily classes to help you and your friends explore your passions and discover some new ones.
You can snowshoe and ice fish. You can have the resort’s Spa Concierge help you plan a unique itinerary that spans treatment rooms, soaking pools and MindBody studios. You can even self-administer a dry snow massage in a room that’s been chilled (14-23 degrees) to mimic a winter forest.
Needless to say, you’ve got options.
A FAMILY-STYLE WINTER CARNIVAL
Carboard sled building. Ice sculpting contests. A virtual 4-mile sleigh bell run. For almost 100 years, the Greenfield Winter Carnival has been helping families embrace the cold and make memories.
This year, the carnival will be held February 5th-7th. The festivities (slightly adjusted to keep everyone COVID-safe) usually kick off with a torch lighting ceremony in downtown Greenfield and continue throughout the entire weekend.
From sledding and skating to paper snowflake contests, the carnival has a little something for everyone—especially the little ones.
A COZY STAY IN THE CATSKILLS
Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, The Eastwind Hotel & Bar has it all.
You can glamp in a fully insulated luxury cabin with panoramic window walls, explore the surrounding trails or just sit back and enjoy a signature cocktail at the lounge.
Nearby, Windham Mountain offers beautiful views and enough skiing and snowboarding to make you feel like you’ve earned another signature cocktail at the lounge.
Winter is coming. And that means it’s time to plan a winter adventure. And that means it’s time to rent a 10- or 15-passenger Ford van and mark your calendar.
Wherever you decide to go, just remember to bring some warm socks.
No matter where in New England you travel, you’re in for a treat. The views, the fresh air—it’s only a van trip away.