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5 Dreamy winter vacations

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5 Fabulous winter getaways

Imagine relaxing with a cup of hot chocolate by the glow of a flickering fireplace, skiing down powdery mountains or ice-skating on a sparkling pond. Sound like the perfect storybook winter vacation? It is—and here are five fabulous winter getaways that will live up to your winter vacation dreams.

5 Fabulous winter getaways

2Bethel, Maine

Located in Maine's Western Mountains region, the lumber town of Bethel is synonymous with perfect skiing thanks to the modern Sunday River Ski Resort and traditional Mount Abram Family Resort nearby. Those seeking even more winter sports might want to stay at the Bethel Inn Resort. The classic New England hotel offers ice skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as rentals and lessons. After an exhilarating day outdoors, relax in the resort's spa with a massage, facial or manicure/pedicure. Deluxe rooms and luxury townhouse rentals are available. A deluxe suite starts at $190; a one-bedroom townhouse with a fireplace is $230.


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