Check out the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont, two Marriotts in Cancun, and the ‘Year of the Horse’ at Alisal Guest Ranch in California

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By Paula Conway
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Have a little slice of nirvana in the dead of winter at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont.

Deal: Book the “Seven in Heaven” package for $777, which includes a two-night luxury accommodation for two, $777 of spa credit to be used from arrival to check-out, use of all spa facilities including whirlpool, steam room and sauna, along with access to the fitness equipment and indoor swimming pool. This offer is valid through May 22 for Sunday through Wednesday arrivals, excluding holidays and other blackout dates.

Experience: The Woodstock Inn & Resort is home to a 10,000-square-foot LEED-designed spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance with nourishing treatments and organic products. There’s also a Great Room with a cozy fireplace for spa visitors. Don’t miss the 100-minute “Deep Forest” treatment, which begins with an exfoliating body scrub and hydrating wrap and ends with a full-body massage. The 41,000-square-foot Racquet & Fitness Club includes indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball, an indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment, a steam room and a sauna. The resort’s private ski mountain features 100 acres of skiing on 23 trails, available for alpine and Nordic skiing.

Book it! Online at or by calling (888) 481-8802.


The Spa Great Room at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in VermontThe Spa Great Room at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Vermont

Sink your toes in powder-white sand and set your eyes on one of the world’s brightest blue beaches at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort or JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa.

Steal: Book the “Better than a Sweater” package for a getaway to Cancun, Mexico. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, a beach tote (includes Manta beach bag, waterproof camera, facial towel, sun block and refreshing gel), a daily $50 resort credit and WiFi for two. Rates from $209 per night at CasaMagna Marriott Cancun and $379 per night at JW Marriott Cancun Resort. Valid for travel through April 22.

Experience: These two hotels are mega-destinations, located side by side in the heart of Cancun’s vibrant Hotel Zone. There are nine international restaurants between them, including Thai, Japanese and Italian, and the JW Marriott features a 35,000-sqaure-foot Mayan spa.

Book it: Visit or or call 1-800-228-9290 with promotional code PK9.


The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has a special “Year of the Horse” offer.The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort has a special “Year of the Horse” offer.

Celebrate the Year of the Horse at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. It’s a stunning 10,000-acre working ranch in Solvang, Calif., just an hour north of Santa Barbara.

Deal: Book the “Year of the Horse” package and enjoy a night for two, including breakfast and dinner — and horseback riding — for $395 per night. This offer is valid from Jan. 31 through Feb. 14.

Experience: All guest cottages and suites are telephone- and TV-free. Visitors can explore more than 50 miles of horseback-riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6,500-square-foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre lake with water sports.

Book it! Go online to or call (805) 688-6411.