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Adriana Herdan | Photo: Courtesy of Skytop Lodge | January 2, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, the holidays usually leave us exhausted and eager to take a break. This is why we have compiled a list of winter getaways for when you need to take a vacation from your holiday vacation. The best part is that you wont even need to take plane to arrive at these nearby retreats.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa: Located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Mirbeau Inn & Spa’s breathtaking views make it the perfect spot for a romantic spa getaway. Inspired on Monet’s home in Giverny it will make visitors feel as if you’re walking through one of the artist's paintings. Details: Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY
Skytop Lodge: Escape to the Poconos for a weekend full of winter activities such as skiing, ice skating and sledding. Not much of a snow person? No problem! Skytop Lodge also includes a full-service spa and even a winter biergarten for non-skiers. Details: Skytop Lodge, One Skytop, Skytop, PA
American Yogini Juice Fasting and Yoga Retreats: This luxurious yoga and juicing retreat is a great option for those looking to detox after all the holiday excesses. This resort can provide the coaching and tools to make each day more meaningful or simply experience a relaxing weekend. Details: American Yogini Juice Fasting and Yoga Retreats, South Jamesport, NY
The Rittenhouse Hotel: If you are more of an urbanite than a nature person, visiting Philly’s thriving art scene is the winter escape for you. From the Barnes Foundation to the Institute of Contemporary Art, this city has no shortage of exhibits for an art aficionado. The best part? They are all within minutes of The Rittenhouse Hotel. Details: The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
Gurney's Inn: The Hamptons isn't just a summer colony. Enjoy the best of the beach off-season with a relaxing ocean-side stay at Gurney's Inn, while relaxing with year-round indulgences like the Seawater Spa. Details: Gurney's Inn, 290 Old Montauk Highway, NY