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Deals: Mohonk Mountain House Valentine's package

The Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New Paltz

The Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New Paltz is seen from a snowshoe hike from one of its many trails. Credit: Newsday File / Jeff Schamberry

This week's travel deals stretch from upstate New Paltz, to Pennsylvania and beyond.


The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz is putting a sweet spin on Valentine's Day. The historic resort is hosting an "Art of Chocolate"-themed weekend Feb. 10-12. Visitors will see cooking demonstrations of recipes starring chocolate as an ingredient and taste samples from around the world. Rodolfo Espinal, from Manhattan's MarieBelle New York Chocolates, will discuss how chocolate morphs from bean to bar and teach attendees how to pair the confection with wine and other liquor. Rates from $236 a person a night (double occupancy) include three daily meals, afternoon tea and activities such as ice skating and cross-country skiing.

INFO 800-772-6646,


Seven Springs Mountain Resort, in southwestern Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, has a deal for sporty families. The Winter Family Memories costs $596 for two adults and up to two children (ages 11 and younger) and includes two nights in the Main Lodge (normally from $475); unlimited skiing from 4 p.m. day of arrival until 7 p.m. day of checkout (value $54 a day for an adult, $44 a day for a child); daily breakfast; one dinner at the Slopeside; one family-size pizza a room; a snow tubing session ($20 adult, $17 child), a round of miniature golf, a game of bowling and a roller-skating rental for each person; a Bear Trap Fun Zone game card for each child; and access to the indoor pool and fitness center. Valid Sunday-Wednesday, through March 28; some holiday blackout dates.

INFO 866-437-1300,

Rail sale 

Rail Europe is offering 20 percent off BritRail passes for winter travel, valid for first-class and standard trips. For instance, a three-day, first-class adult ticket, good for unlimited travel anywhere in Britain, costs $239 instead of the usual $299. Book by Feb. 14; travel through Feb. 29.

INFO 800-622-8600,

Above, Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New Paltz is seen from a snowshoe hike from one of its many trails.

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