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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

3Cooperstown, New york

This historic village in the heart of New York state is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, Cooperstown also makes for a charming winter retreat, with ice-skating on the pristine 10-mile Lake Otsego, snow tubing, cross country skiing or simply strolling along the quaint Main Street. Interested in learning new cooking skills? Take one of executive chef Michael Gregory's popular cooking classes at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, where his ever-changing menus focus on the freshest seasonal ingredients. Stay at the historic Cooper Inn, which was built in 1813 and converted into a hotel in 1927. Rooms start at $115.

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