White Christmas Dreams in Vermont

With Woodstock Wassail Weekend

  • Date

    DECEMBER 6-9, 2018 | THU / SUN – 4 DAYS

  • Location

    Vermont

Overview

Bing Crosby singing White Christmas evokes dreamy images of gentle snow falling on a quaint Vermont country inn. Wrap yourself in the warmth of the holiday season in Vermont where the scent of pine needles waft through the air, the sound of sleigh bells jingle in the distance, and evergreen wreaths adorn wooden covered bridges trimmed in soft lights. Spend three nights at The Lodge at Spruce Peak, a luxury accommodation with a host of winter activities from skiing and snowmobiling to ice skating and snowshoeing. Venture to charming towns to sample Vermont treats, see historic sights, and partake in the Woodstock Wassail Weekend festivities.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Woodstock Wassail Weekend including the Annual Holiday House Tour
  • Traditions of a 19th century Vermont Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum
  • Wassail Feast at Woodstock Inn
  • Visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
  • View the State’s Christmas tree and Victorian inspired decorations at the Vermont State House
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory tour
  • Candy cane making demonstration
  • Accommodations at The Lodge at Spruce Peak

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Burlington, Vermont
  • Escorted
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

Itinerary

Thu, Dec 6: Depart Indianapolis for Burlington, Vermont. Transfer to Stowe, stopping to explore Cold Hollow Cider Mill, a leading producer of apple cider and provider of specialty Vermont food products, including pure maple syrup and homemade apple cider doughnuts. At Laughing Moon Chocolates watch as candy makers boil, pull, turn, roll, and twist to create candy canes – you may even try making one yourself. Check in to the award-winning Lodge at Spruce Peak and enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the lodge. (Meal: Dinner)

Fri, Dec 7: Travel to Montpelier to visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks where the Morse family’s eight-generation maple experience is shown via video and live presentations. An outdoor museum and folklore dioramas depict early farm life in Vermont. Delight in Burr Morse’s soft sculpture and woodcarvings of Vermont folk life characters and mythical creatures. Continue to the Vermont State House for a tour and to see the State’s Christmas tree and Victorian inspired decorations on display. Head to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour where you will watch a MOO-vie, see how the world-famous ice cream is made and sample the flavor the day. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of the resort. (B)

Sat, Dec 8: Depart for Woodstock, considered one of the prettiest small towns in America and the perfect holiday destination during its annual Wassail Weekend. Experience the traditions of a 19th century Vermont Christmas at Billings Farm & Museum. Visit the authentically decorated farmhouse and the dairy farm for interactive programs, farm life exhibits and special holiday programs. See some of Woodstock’s most elegant and historic homes splendidly decorated for the holidays during the Annual Holiday House Tour and enjoy the Woodstock Wassail Weekend festivities including a parade, Yule log, caroling and 400 luminaria on the idyllic Village Green. At the Woodstock Inn, cherished for its preservation of New England history, heritage, and elegance, conclude the day with a Wassail Feast, which celebrates a longstanding tradition of sitting with family and friends, eating, drinking and toasting to health. (B,D)

Sun, Dec 9: Transfer to Burlington and fly home. (B)

Hotel

The Lodge at Spruce Peak.
Located at the base of Mount Mansfield, this luxury accommodation is part of the Stowe Mountain Resort. The Lodge and its restaurants are the recipients of many awards, including the “#1 Resort in the Eastern U.S.” by SKI Magazine and the AAA Four Diamond Distinction for its Solstice Restaurant. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access • restaurants • bar • fitness center • heated outdoor pool (open year round) • indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis • spa.

PRICING

  • Complete Package
  • Double P/P – $1,899
  • Triple P/P – $1,819
  • Single – $2,219
  • Child (under 18) – $1,499
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $1,439
  • Triple P/P – $1,359
  • Single – $1,759
  • Child (under 18) – $1,039

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