Historic Getaways

Wintertime Wonders

Beat the mid-winter blahs with a refreshing blast of fun

With the hectic holidays now just a memory, why not take some time to enjoy the wonders of winter. Plan a romantic getaway with that someone special, head to the hills with the whole family or stroll the sandy shores. Whatever your pleasure, National Trust Historic Hotels of America member hotels offer something to beat those mid-winter blues. A complete list of packages can be found on the Historic Hotels of America website at www.historichotels.org. Some packages can be booked through HHA online or by using 800-678-8946 (look for the icon). A portion of the proceeds from reservations booked through HHA are returned to the National Trust. All offers are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Unless specified, tax and gratuity are included. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Editor’s note: The Historic Hotels of America make your visit very special and we can attest to the pleasure through personal visits at most of those listed below. Mary Gallagher

West

La Playa Hotel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
800-678-8946/831-624-6476
Romance Package (thru Mar. 30, 2006)

Rekindle the romance this winter with a special getaway for just the two of you. Includes one night’s accommodations in an ocean or garden view room, champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, breakfast in the Terrace Grill, and all taxes and gratuities. $285 per couple, per night Sun. – Thurs. Additional nights from $200.

The Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, Calif.
800-678-8946/858-454-2181
Creature Comforts Package (ongoing)

Located in the village of La Jolla, this European-style boutique hotel is within walking distance of beaches, shops and the Children’s Pool with its famed seals and sea lions. Package features two-nights in a standard room and two adult tickets to the San Diego Zoo or Wild Animal Park. (Additional tickets can be purchased at the front desk.) $359 per package; double occupancy.

Napa River Inn, Napa, Calif.
800-678-8946/707-251-8500
Romance Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Come celebrate your love in one of the world’s most romantic regions – Napa, California. Escape from the outside world and delight in a weekend to remember, including one night’s stay in a superior room with fireplace and view of the river, chocolate-dipped strawberries, bottle of champagne and breakfast in bed. From $209 per night, based on double occupancy.

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, Calif.
805-646-1111
Girlfriends Package (ongoing)

This getaway is designed just for the girls. Pamper yourselves with one night in a newly renovated room, and your choice of two activities per person per night (choose from aromatherapy, art classes, horsemanship, golf etiquette, wine tasting, trail ride or Spa Ojai’s signature Kuyam treatment) and a personal Friendship Journal. From $255 per person, per night, double occupancy.

The Pierpont Inn, Ventura, Calif.
805-643-6144
Romantic Hideaway (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Break away with the one you love to a historic setting by the sea. Enjoy two nights’ lodging, welcome basket, breakfast or brunch on Sunday, one dinner for two in Austen’s Restaurant, one-hour massage per person and guest passes to the Pierpont Racquet Club. $395 per couple, Sun. – Thurs. and $445 per couple Fri. & Sat.

The Governor Hotel, Portland, Ore.
503-224-3400
Romantic Farnese Palace (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Modeled after the Fanese Palace in Rome, the Governor Hotel still holds a great deal of Italian Renaissance décor and romantic atmosphere. Make history with a lovers’ package featuring overnight accommodations, parking, rose petal turndown, bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles, $50 dinner voucher for Jake’s Grill and a romantic gift basket. $300 – $350 per couple, per night.

The Heathman Hotel, Portland, Ore.
503-241-4100
Snuggle Up Package (thru April 1, 2006)

Winter is here and the Heathman offers Snuggle Up, a comforting package for couples in need of a little time away. In addition to a luxurious guest room, the package is completed by a continental breakfast for two, hot chocolate or hot cider, complimentary valet parking and a commemorative fleece blanket to snuggle up in together. Rates start at $219 plus tax, double occupancy.

Midwest

French Lick Springs Resort & Spa, French Lick, Ind.
812-936-9300
Preservation Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Be a part of history as French Lick Springs Resort undergoes as $150 million restoration and expansion. Watch as skilled artisans restore the hotel’s grand 1902 lobby to its original splendor and tour the historic property and nearby West Baden hotel. $82 per night, single or double occupancy.

St. James Hotel, Red Wing, Minn.
651-388-2846
Powder & Pamper Package (thru Apr. 2006)

The St. James Hotel offers classic elegance, enchanting Victorian guest rooms and distinct dining. Nearby, the Welch Village Ski and Snowboarding Resort offers abundant outdoor activities. Package includes overnight lodging and breakfast for two, free parking, two day-long adult lift tickets for Welch Village and complimentary hot morning beverage. $169 per couple, per night Sun. – Thurs. $219 per couple, per night Fri. and Sat.

Hyatt Regency St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
314-231-1234
Mardi Gras Package (Feb. 1 – 28, 2006)

Experience the Mardi Gras spirit in the historic Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. Package includes one night’s deluxe accommodation for two, complimentary breakfast in the Station Grille, free beads at check-in, self-parking for one vehicle. From $144 per night, double occupancy.

The American Club Resort Hotel, Kohler, Wis.
800-678-8946/920-457-8000
Spa Experience (thru Apr. 30, 2006)

Experience a two-night getaway that’s perfect for winter. Your stay in a Club guest room includes access to the Kohler Waters Spa, discounted spa services, evening beverage and hors d’oeuvres, spa lunch and continental breakfast. From $460 per couple.

Southwest

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Ark.
479-253-9766
Hot Spa – Cool Adventure (thru Mar. 16, 2006)

This winter make lifetime memories inside and out at Eureka Springs. Begin a three day getaway by luxuriating at the New Moon Spa followed by dinner for two. On day two experience an Arkansas Outdoor Adventures tour and cocktails in Dr. Baker’s Lounge. Day three begins with breakfast for two ends with spa and salon services. Package also includes complimentary bottle of champagne and an Aveda spa basket. Weekday $475 and Weekend $599 per person, double occupancy.

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, N.M.
505-982-5511
2 for 2 Winter Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Experience the charm of Santa Fe with the perfect getaway package. Two people stay for two nights and enjoy a complimentary dinner in La Plazuela Restaurant. From $429 – $679 per couple.

Mountains/Plains

Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.
970-920-1000
Skier’s Rx (thru Apr. 16, 2006)

Find the antidote for your winter blues in Aspen. Package includes three nights’ lodging, continental breakfast, dinner one evening, a full-day Ski Doctors Gold Plan Private lesson, one après ski massage and a signature Manhaspen cocktail or glass of wine each evening. From $855 per couple, per night. From $945, Feb. 9 – Mar. 24.)

Strater Hotel, Durango, Colo.
970-247-4431
Train Packages (thru Apr. 26, 2006)

Take the trip of a lifetime on the famous Durango Silverton narrow Gauge Railroad. Special package includes two nights’ lodging at the Strater Hotel, deluxe continental breakfast and a ticket for the railroad’s Winter Cascade Canyon train ride. $134 per person, based on double occupancy. Not valid on holidays or during spring break.

New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride, Colo.
970-728-4351
Resolution Ski Package (thru Feb. 16, 2006)

Discover why Bon Appetit calls the New Sheridan Hotel “the perfect spot to center yourself.” Take a break from the ordinary and experience the extraordinary beauty of winter in Telluride. Enjoy free lift tickets when you stay two or more nights. Rates from $104 per person, per night based on double occupancy.

Wort Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyo.
800-678-8946/307-733-2190
Jackson Hole Ski Package (thru Mar. 30, 2006)

Escape to Jackson Hole with a three-night stay in a deluxe room, two-day lift ticket at Jackson Hotel Mountain Resort, complimentary ski shuttle and storage, full breakfast each day, use of the Jacuzzi and fitness room and hot beverages in the hotel lobby après ski. $516 per person, based on double occupancy, includes all taxes.
Mid-Atlantic

Hotel Lombardy, Washington, D.C.
202-828-2600
Winter Wonderland in the Nation’s Capital (thru Feb. 28, 2006)

Enjoy a two room suite overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of our nation’s capital, just steps from the White House and surrounding attractions. Package includes accommodations, dinner for two, champagne and truffles. $159, per night, double occupancy. $50 each additional adult, children 12 and under stay free.

Hotel Monaco, Washington, D.C.
202-628-7177
Monuments by Moonlight (ongoing)

Experience the stunning monuments of the nation’s capital like you’ve never seen them before. Package includes deluxe accommodations for two, private evening limousine tour of the monuments, his and hers keepsake cashmere scarves and a bottle of champagne. From $244 per room, per night for deluxe accommodations. $274 – $444 per room, per night for suite accommodations. All rates are for double occupancy.

Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.
800-678-8946/410-539-8400
Winter Getaway Package (thru Mar.11, 2006)

Discover the charms of this historic city with a stay at this downtown landmark property. Receive the best available room upon check-in and full American breakfast for two adults in the Lord Baltimore Grill. $119 per night, double occupancy.

Antrim 1844 Inn, Taneytown, Md.
410-756-6812
Winter Special (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Enjoy the perfect, cozy romantic winter getaway at Antrim 1844. Set the mood by beginning with butlered hors d’oeuvres and an intoxicating six-course meal served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Spend the night in an elegant mansion room then awake to a delightful continental breakfast tray delivered to your door followed by a gourmet breakfast in the mansion. $119 per person Sun. – Thurs., $139 per person on Friday night and $169 per person on Sat. All rates based on double occupancy.

The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.
717-533-2171
Heavenly Hershey (thru Apr. 13, 2006)

Relax this winter with a trip to the Spa at Hershey. This delicious experience includes deluxe accommodations, a Spa Rain Shower, 20 minute traditional massage and $225 credit per person to be used toward other spa services or products. $310 per night single occupancy, $418 per night double occupancy; three night minimum.

Leola Village Inn & Suites, Leola, Pa.
717-656-7002
Do Not Disturb Package (thru Jan. 31, 2006)

Picture an evening of no interruptions – except for dinner being delivered to your door! Relax in a Jacuzzi suite and enjoy unlimited complimentary movie rentals all night long. A special welcome basket of movie treats, pizza delivered from the restaurant and a deluxe breakfast the next morning complete the package. $259 per couple.

Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pa.
800-678-8946/570-595-7401
Shed the Winter Blues (thru Feb. 2006)

Shed your winter blues with an invigorating stay in Skytop. Take to the great outdoors with downhill skiing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and tobogganing. Relax indoors in the indoor pool and whirlpool, enclosed ice skating rink and full-service spa. From $237.50 per person, per night, including three meals daily. Two-night minimum required. Holidays excluded.

Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa.
814-865-8500
Very Romantic Lion Package (ongoing)

Warm your heart this winter with a romantic escape with that someone special. Package includes overnight accommodations, champagne on ice, welcoming chocolates, dinner in the dining room or Garden restaurant and breakfast in bed the next morning. $239 per night for deluxe room, $279 per night for a suite, double occupancy, special events excluded.

The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va.
540-839-1766
WinterFest (Feb. 3 – 5, 2006)

The WinterFest celebration includes music in the mountain lodge, night skiing and snowboarding. Adventurous types will enjoy the rail and terrain park but everyone appreciates the spectacular Torchlight Parade with fireworks. Other amenities include afternoon tea, fitness center and trails, indoor pool, nightly movies, valet parking and resort shuttle. From $195 per person, per night, featuring breakfast and dinner daily.

Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center, Staunton, Va.
540-885-4848
Historic Getaway (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

From the cobblestone streets of Staunton to a well-appointed room in the historic wing of the hotel, this package lets you explore the “Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley.” Getaway features luxury guestroom, breakfast buffet, overnight parking and $50 gift certificate redeemable at downtown shops and restaurants. $149 per couple, per night.

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
304-536-1110
Valentine’s Weekend (Feb. 10 – 12, 2006)

Make it a Valentine’s Day to remember at The Greenbrier. Package includes breakfast and dinner daily, luxurious accommodations, welcome gift, romantic rose petal turndown service with champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and romantic gift. Enjoy live music and dancing, a $150 activity voucher per room. $250 per person, per night, double occupancy.

Northeast

The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, Conn.
860-886-2401
Healthy Pleasures Package (Jan. 15-20, Feb. 12-17, Mar. 12-17, 2006)

Rediscover a healthier, happier you with laughter therapy, nutritional consultations, mindful fitness classes and luxurious spa services. During this five day program learn stress reducing techniques while experiencing the supportiveness of community as participants learn and dine together. $1,865 per person, single occupancy, $1,565 per person, double occupancy. Rates include guest room for four nights, all program classes, meals and snacks, daily treatments and access to all areas of the spa.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa, Portland, Maine
207-774-4200
Romance Escape for Two (thru Apr. 30, 2006)

Retreat and rejuvenate in Portland’s historic waterfront Old Port. Enjoy a deluxe room for two, champagne and chocolates, a rose-petal bubble bath and a sumptuous breakfast in bed. From $229 per couple, per night.

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston, Mass.
617-426-2000
Girl’s Night In (ongoing)

Why go out on the town when you can enjoy a night in? It’s the ultimate girl’s getaway for you and nine of your closest friends. Unwind and relax with a private yoga or core fusion class, choose a classic “chick flick” for evening entertainment, indulge in strawberries and champagne and soothe yourself with cucumber slices and face masks. $949 per night for ten guests, based on double occupancy.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass.
617-267-5300
Celebrity Chefs Weekend (thru Feb. 25, 2006)

Food lovers will learn the fundamentals of cooking from some of America’s greatest chefs. Each two-hour class features specialty preparation, wine tasting and discussion. Package includes overnight accommodations and two tickets to the Celebrity Chefs culinary program. $259 per couple, per night.

Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Mass.
800-678-8946/508-945-0096
Winter Escape for Two (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Escape to the beauty of Cape Cod, without the crowds and tourists. Stroll the windswept beaches, relax in front of a roaring fire, enjoy a majestic sunset and breakfast for two in the ocean view dining room. From $230 – $580 per night, double occupancy.

Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord, Mass.
800-678-8946/978-369-9200
Winter Wonderland (thru March 15, 2006)

Winter is a special time. The Colonial Inn is nestled in downtown Concord where you can stroll along historic streets peeking into distinctive little shops. After a long day outside in the cold, kick back and relax with a cup a hot cocoa by the warm fireplace located in the main inn. Package includes overnight accommodations and full breakfast for two each morning. $99 per person for up to two people and $109 per person for up to four.

Cranwell Resort Spa & Golf Club, Lenox, Mass.
800-678-8946/413-637-1364
Romance Package (thru Apr. 30, 2006)

Cranwell’s majestic setting is an ideal country getaway. Package includes overnight lodging, Escape with your sweetheart with this special two-night package.Stay in the historic hotel or the Lodges, enjoy a three-course dinner, chocolate amenity upon arrival and welcome wine reception. $202 per person, double occupancy.

The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA, N. Adams, Mass.
413-664-0400
Ski & Stay Package (thru May 19, 2006)

Experience the simple wonder of the Berkshires in winter. Two nights of accommodations tucked around one full day of skiing at nearby Jiminy Peak with hot chocolate and Viennese pastries on your return from the slopes. Package also includes breakfast each morning. $279 per couple midweek and $379 per couple on weekends with all taxes and gratuities included. Upgrade to a suite for an extra $60 per night.

The Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Mass.
800-678-8946/978-744-4080
Exploring the Artful Teapot (thru Mar. 5, 2006)

Experience a warm winter getaway in the heart of historic Salem. The historic Hawthorne Hotel is proudly sponsoring The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm, now on exhibit at the renowned Peabody Essex Museum. Package features deluxe accommodations, breakfast, special welcome gift, complimentary beverage in the Tavern and tickets to the Peabody Essex Museum. $169 per couple.

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, Mass.
413-298-5545
Winter Romance Package (thru May 25, 2006)

That special someone deserves special attention! The romance package includes overnight suite accommodations, dinner in the main dining room, full breakfast and a basket of flowers, chocolate and more romantic surprises on arrival. $365 per couple Sun. – Thurs., inclusive and includes all taxes and gratuities.

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y.
800-678-8946/518-644-9400
Sweetheart Getaway (Feb. 10 -12, 2006)

Escape with your sweetheart with this special two-night package. Stay in the historic hotel or the Lodges, enjoy a three-course dinner, chocolate amenity upon arrival and welcome wine reception. $202 per person, double occupancy.

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.
800-678-8946/845-255-1000
Girlfriends’ Midweek Getaway (thru Mar. 23, 2006)

Be as active or as relaxed as you wish, but most of all indulge in friendship! Enjoy your choice of $125 worth of spa treatments, use of steam sauna, mineral pool and solarium. Savor chocolate treats, a midnight snack, 10% outlet coupon book, fitness classes, ice-skating or cross-country skiing, three meals daily and afternoon tea and cookies. $364 per person, per night Sun. – Thurs., double occupancy. Two night minimum stay required.

The Algonquin Hotel, New York City
212-840-6800
The Midtown Attitude (ongoing)

Enjoy two nights’ accommodations in a classic room, two free shared-ride airport transfers to New York City and dinner reservations for two at a fine local restaurant. From $720 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. Valid Sun. – Thurs. Two night minimum required.

Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa, Saratoga Springs, NY
518-584-3000
Powder & Pamper Ski Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Come to picturesque Saratoga Springs to soak and ski away your post-holiday stress. Package features two nights’ lodging, breakfast for two one morning, dinner for two one evening, two juniper herbal mineral baths and two lift tickets at the nearby West Mountain Ski Resort. $476.32 per couple.

The Thayer Hotel, West Point, N.Y.
800-678-8946/845-446-4731
Hudson Valley Package (thru Apr. 16, 2006)

Experience classic hospitality amid the history of West Point. From your vantage point high above the Hudson, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations, dinner and breakfast and your choice of a tour of the military academy, the Boscobel Estate, Millbrook, Clinton or Cascade Winery or the Dia Art Foundation. $279 per couple, per night, Sun. – Thurs. 299 per couple, per night, Fri. and Sat. $339 per couple for Sat. night combined with Sunday brunch.

The Inn at Newport Beach, Newport, R.I.
401-846-0310
Newport Getaway (Feb. 15 – Apr. 1, 2006)

Enjoy a comfortable stay at a classic New England inn, located just a stone’s throw from Newport’s “First Beach” Getaway includes overnight lodging, continental breakfast, two tickets to your choice of a scenic tour of Newport or the famous mansions tour. $85 for one night and $130 for two night stay Sun. – Thurs., $99 for one night and $158 for two night stay Fri. and Sat. Rates based on double occupancy.

The Providence Biltmore, Providence, R.I.
800-678-8946/401-421-0700
Skate and Stay Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Relax in a warm and cozy room at the Biltmore after a fun-filled day of ice skating at the Bank of America’s outdoor skating rink. Stay warm with a complimentary coffee at the hotel’s own Starbuck’s coffee house. Package includes accommodations, ice skating admission, skate rental and Starbucks coupon. Deluxe accommodations are $179 per package, $199 for a junior suite and $219 for a premium suite. Maximum four persons.

The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester Village, Vt.
802-362-4700
Stratton Ski Package (thru Apr. 15, 2006)

Realize a skier’s dream come true – crowd free slopes, a hearty meal in cozy surroundings, a relaxing soak in a Jacuzzi and a peaceful slumber. You’ll find all that and more at the Equinox this winter. Package includes three nights’ lodging, breakfast daily, complimentary use of the Avanyu Spa fitness facilities and a three-day lift ticket to Stratton Mountain (valid Mon. – Fri.) From $109 per person, per day, Sun. – Thurs., $149 per person, per day weekends and $249 per person, per day on holiday weekdays and weekends. One night package is $129 per person, per day.

Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, Vt.
802-388-4961
Winter Getaway (thru Apr. 30, 2006)

Pamper yourself in luxury and elegance. Relax in front of the fire with a good book, stroll down scenic Main Street or hit the nearby slopes or cross-country trails. Two-night stay includes welcome fruit and cheese plate, breakfast each morning, dinner one evening, self-guided tour of Middlebury, afternoon tea, 15% coupon to the gift shop, passes to the fitness center, gift bag and evening milk and cookies delivered to your room. $200 per person, double occupancy.

Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vt.
800-678-8946/802-253-7301
Heart of Stowe Romance (thru Mar. 18, 2006)

Winter is a magical time at the Green Mountain Inn. In addition to two nights’ accommodations, enjoy a bottle of bubbly and a box of handmade truffles, souvenir champagne glasses, a three-course dinner and bottle of house wine and a full country breakfast daily. Add-ons include massage treatments, horse-drawn sleigh ride or moonlit snowshoe tour. $239 – $275 per person for standard room. $282 -$326 per person for deluxe room. Luxury rooms and suites from $316 – $470 per person. Two night minimum.

South

The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Fla.
800-678-8946/305-445-1926
Historic Biltmore SPA Splendor (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Lose yourself in historic splendor this season at the majestic Biltmore Hotel. Indulge in a junior suite for two nights, welcome spa amenity and a $250 Biltmore Spa credit. $980 based on double occupancy.

The Windsor Hotel, Americus, Ga.
229-924-1555
Romantic Getaway (ongoing)

Romance the one you love with a romantic winter getaway. Package includes accommodations in a chamber room, champagne and roses, dinner for two in the dining room and continental breakfast. $225 per night for a chamber room. Suites range from $250 – $325 per night. Rates include tax and gratuity.

Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island, Ga.
904-261-6408
Winter Wonderland (thru Mar. 15, 2006)

Revel in this rare opportunity to experience history, along with the winter beauty of a barrier island, at a stunning historic inn. This four day package features three nights lodging, complimentary bottle of wine and a copy of the photo journal, “Seasons of Cumberland.” Boat transportation, three-hour wilderness excursion, use of bicycles, kayaks and fishing equipment included. Also enjoy three sumptuous meals, including hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet candlelight dinner. From $395 – $575 per room, per night, double occupancy.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Ga.
800-678-8946/912-635-2600
Romantic Fantasy Package (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Melt the heart of that someone special with a trip to Jekyll Island. This romantic two-night package features deluxe accommodations with a Jacuzzi garden tub, gourmet chocolates, long-stemmed rose at turndown, continental breakfast one morning, picnic lunch and bicycle rentals one day and a keepsake photograph. $619 per couple thru Mar. 2. $769 per couple Mar.3 – 31. Rates include taxes and gratuities. Resort fee extra.

The Mulberry Inn, Savannah, Ga.
912-238-1200
Ghosts and Tea (thru Mar. 31, 2006)

Experience the “other” side of Savannah with this otherwordly package. Fine accommodations, afternoon tea and breakfast each day will put you in the spirit for a haunted history walking tour of this majestic Southern city. Take home an autographed copy of “Haunted Savannah.” $250 per couple for a one-night package. $450 per couple for two nights. Rates include parking, taxes and gratuities.

River Street Inn, Savannah, Ga.
800-678-8946/912-234-6400
Savannah’s Fare (thru Mar. 15, 2006)

Sample the sumptuous sights and smells of Savannah. Enjoy a Paula Deen Trolley Tour and get to know the South’s favorite cooking enthusiast – Paula Deen! Sip evening wine and champagne, accompanied by delightful hors d’oeuvres, chocolates at turndown and the delicious aroma Godiva coffee brewed in your own room. $210 per couple, per night for two-night stay.

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, La.
800-678-8946/504-523-3341
Haunted New Orleans (ongoing)

A city steeped in mystery, a hotel steeped in history combine for a package not fit for the faint of heart. Two night package includes accommodations at the Hotel Monteleone, welcome cocktail in the Carousel Piano Bar, use of the hotel’s exercise facility and heated rooftop pool and the lively Haunted New Orleans Walking Tour. From $431 per package, double occupancy.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, N.C.
828-526-8008
Valentine’s Overnight Package(Feb. 10-14, 2006)

Romance is in the air at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands. Enjoy this time with your special someone in the most romantic and luxurious place you can imagine. Package includes welcome amenity, deluxe accommodations for two with champagne arrival and rose petal turndown, gourmet continental breakfast each morning, special five-course Valentines dinner in Madison’s, and couples chocolate delight in The Spa – Bliss for Two Massage with chocolate raspberry massage oil with chocolates to share. $939.00 inclusive per couple.

Mid Pines Inn, Southern Pines, N.C.
910-692-2114
Golf Lovers Package (thru Feb. 20, 2006)

Hit a hole in one with this golfer’s dream come true. Enjoy all the golf you can play at Mid Pines, along with range balls, bag handling and club storage. Overnight accommodations in a standard room and a full buffet breakfast round out the package. $105 per person, weekdays and $115 per person on weekends. Rates are double occupancy and a two-night stay is required. $20 premium to play Pine Needles Golf Club.

Hotel El Convento, Old San Juan, P.R.
800-678-8946/787-723-9020
A Walk through History (thru Apr. 30, 2006)

Walk in the steps of the Conquistadors and discover how much fun it is to discover Old San Juan, a 16th century Spanish colonial city, during an entertaining, historical and cultural walking tour. Your guide will narrate pirate stories, legends and historical facts as you explore twelve famous and infamous sites in the old city. Package features deluxe accommodations, use of fitness center, hotel signature bag, complimentary afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres as well as the walking tour. $320 per couple, per night. Minimum three-night stay, double occupancy.

Kings Courtyard Inn, Charleston, S.C.
800-678-8946/843-723-7000
Romance Package (thru Mar. 16, 2006)

Experience all the beauty and elegance of Charleston at the Kings Courtyard Inn. Relish the personal service and incredible dining that will make your stay a memorable one. Two-night package includes deluxe accommodations, $100 dinner for two at Circa 1886, roundtrip rickshaw ride to the restaurant, champagne upon arrival, in-room rose and chocolate-covered strawberries at turndown on the first evening. From $530 per couple.
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