I’ll admit it - after a few years without a real vacation, the prospect of going to the snow is really appealing to me. The rain is really falling here in California. After a severely dry winter, we’re seeing record rainfall over the last 3 days.
Tahoe is packed with snow, but we’re thinking of doing something a little different, for a little longer. We have friends in the Northeast, and have been thinking of finding ways to get out there for awhile now. So, as I dream, I poke around the web for ideas.
I found out about a place called the Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, Vermont that offers both Ski vacation packages and Family vacation deals, not to mention Romantic weekend getaways. We’re a family of four, so cost is always in our decision process. This place lets kids under 12 stay and ski for free! Even after that, the rates are really reasonable.
Plus, they offer everything from an old-fashioned New England sleigh ride, to a dog sled ride to a snowmobile tour. Pretty much any snow-related activity for kids is there for the taking. We had done snow-shoeing several years ago in Taos, so seeing that as an offering also got my interest.
With the cost of airfare also within reach, this deal is exactly the kind of push we would need to justify the trip. Our lives are hectic. We haven’t had a vacation in over 4 years, and we’re really ready to show our young kids a little more of the world… or at least the US!
Winter means enjoying the fresh air, snowy mountains and time with family. If everything goes well, we’ll find the means to vacation at a place like the Green Mountain Inn.