SnoCountry’s Best 'Still Room At The Inn' Bets
After all the great early snowfall this season, right now is the time to plan your last-minute holiday getaway. Although many lodging options may have been booked up months in advance, there’s still room at the inn for that perfect mountain winter retreat.
Availability at these lodging properties is confirmed as of Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.
New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley is home to numerous resorts including Wildcat, Attitash, and Cranmore. The Bernerhof Inn in Glen is offering free next-upgrades for Jacuzzi Fireplaced rooms. Stays include a cooked to order Gourmet Breakfast and midday Bernerhof Bakery items. Rates start at $139. Visit the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber for other area lodging options.
With over five feet of snow in November, early season at Beaver Creek has been nothing short of epic. Book your winter vacation at the Pines Lodge, located slopeside on Beaver Creak Mountain, by January 7, 2015, and save up to 30 percent off lodging. This ski-in lodge features expansive views and is the perfect place to bring your family for the holidays. Rates starting at $649.
At the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Northern Idaho, you can book ski and stay packages with tickets to Schweitzer or Silver Mountain starting at $299 for two adults. When you’re not skiing, The Holiday Light Show boasts over 1.5 million lights and the largest on-the-water holiday light display in America.
At Jay Peak, nearly all of the lodging is ski in/ski out, including the new Stateside Hotel and Tram House Lodge, located within walking distance of the Pump House Indoor Waterpark and Ice Haus Indoor Arena. Reservations for ski and stay packages of two nights or longer also receive a complimentary ticket on arrival. Ski and stay packages start at $165.
If you’re looking for luxury, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s mid-mountain location provides for ski-in/ski-out access on Northstar’s “Big Easy” run. Consistently touted as one of the nation’s top family-friendly ski resorts. Activities in the Village at Northstar are accessed from the hotel by an intermountain gondola. Rates starting at $899.
Photo: Top Right: The Pines Lodge at Beaver Creek, Co.; Top Left: Bernerhof Inn, Glen, N.H.; Center Right: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Idaho; Center Left: Stateside Hotel, Jay Peak, Vt.; Bottom Left: The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Northstar, Calif.