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Deals: cold- and warm-weather getaways

Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, VT. 4

Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, VT. 4 hours from NYC. In winter there are many winter activities options, including 10 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails at the inn andfive nearby cross country touring centers. Downhill skiing at Stratton, Mount Snow or Bromley is just 25 minutes away. You never need to leave the inn to experience the adrenaline rush on our toboggan, skate under the lights on our pond or snowshoe through endless untracked wilderness out our back door. for a Marjorie Robins Travel cover story about Bed and Breakfast Inns. Credit: Handout

Looking to get away? Here are some of this week's top travel deals:


The Windham Hill Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property in southern Vermont, has an upscale stay-and-ski package through April 1. The deal starts at $710 double and includes two nights' lodging (nightly rate typically from $255); one dinner for two at the Windham Hill Restaurant; three-course gourmet breakfasts; and two adult lift tickets to Stratton Mountain (value $69-$87 each) or Bromley Mountain ($49-$65). Taxes not included. Blackout dates are Feb. 17-20.

INFO 800-944-4080, is offering a Kids Fly Free, Stay Free and Ski Free deal on packages to Snowmass, Colo. One free air ticket for a child 12 or younger, with a maximum value of $500, is included with each adult lodging-and-lift-ticket package of at least five nights. Also, lodging, lift tickets and a group lesson are included for up to two children a couple. Pricing varies by resort. Cheapest prices apply to Sunday and Monday departures March 4-19. Book by Feb. 17.

INFO 800-908-5000,


In honor of its 20th anniversary, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is introducing freebies on 2012 cruises. Specials include free land programs or a hotel package (property is based on the category of suite). For example, on Alaska cruises, passengers can take a Mendenhall Glacier river float at the Juneau port (normally $179), a sea otter and wildlife tour in Sitka ($179) and a George Inlet cruise-crab feast in Ketchikan ($179). The luxury hotel package includes a free pre-cruise stay with breakfast and transfer from hotel to ship.

INFO 800-285-1835,

Book an interior cabin on MSC Cruises and receive a free upgrade to a balcony stateroom. The Move Up in the World promotion applies to cruises this year and next in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Europe. For example, a balcony stateroom is now $366 a person, including $67 taxes, for a four-night Bahamas cruise aboard the MSC Poesia departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Nov. 27; balcony rate before promotion starts at $606. Book by March 31 and request WAVE promotion code.

INFO 877-665-4655,

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