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Getaways for the Long Weekends

The official ‘holiday’ season might be long behind us, but the time to celebrate is not over just yet.

January and February bring forth opportunities that provide a change of pace to the festive period. Add more relaxation and revitalization to your new year with array of three day weekends this time of year brings. Wherever you’re based in the United States, with this guide we will give you a spark of inspiration to make your fantasies a reality.

Zipline Through Napa Valley

Located among the serene vineyards of the Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch offers breathtaking views and a relaxed atmosphere. The eco retreat’s tagline states ‘a private canyon retreat perfect for complete renewal in nature’ and with features such as free-standing cottages surrounded by misty forests and wellness classes that range from yoga to ziplining through the the canopy, we couldn’t agree more. Less than a 2 hour drive from San Francisco, both adventure and relaxation await!

Dip into the Desert

Located on six hundred acres of untouched beauty, Amangiri is the destination for a secluded, romantic getaway. Neighbouring the largest Native American reserves in the U.S., the calm and harmony of the untouched natural surroundings are evident the moment you arrive. Under ochre, pink and dazzling stars relax in the outdoor pool, dine by their floor-to ceiling windows or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take the opportunity to hike to horseshoe bend, to feel overwhelmingly small in an awe-inspiring canyon. 

Take a Roadtrip & Stay in a Treehouse

A golden oldie, Big Sur is a favourite in all guidebooks, yet somehow the idea of hitting the meandering coastline of Highway 1 never gets old. For a more relaxing getaway than getting stuck in rush hour traffic, head to the unspoilt nature of Big Sur. Overlooking the ocean on 9 foot stilts the Post Ranch Inn is blessed by the raw beauty of its location, and ensures tranquility by enforcing that you refrain from using cell phones and television. If you’re looking to forget the world for a weekend, you’ve found the perfect place.

Relax in Hotsprings

Hot springs next to a teepee with stunning mountain views - check, check and check! At Colorado’s Dunton Hotsprings, you can feel pampered at this luxury resort that mixes rustic vibes of communal living (think long share tables serving locally grown fare), with the privacy of your own lodge. Set in a serene location backing up to aspens galore, the area is a getaway off the trodden path, lending this weekend destination to the perfect location to unwind and experience the unique.

Ski on the Pure Powder of Vermont

Winter weather shouldn’t put a damper on your getaway opportunities. Instead, embrace the colder temperatures and head to Vermont. Voted the best ski town in the East by Outside Magazine, Waitsfield is a perfect destination to set your skis to snow over the long weekend. Alternatively head to the jacuzzi at Twin Farms, tie up the laces on your snowshoes, and get ready to sip hot chocolate around a log fire. Embracing the winter getaway has never been easier.

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