Get a free golf lesson at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas in the Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy of Casa de Campo.

Skiing and Luxury in Vermont

Where: Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT; 802-332-6853. 

What’s special: This elegant resort in Vermont’s Green Mountains reflects the beauty of the area. Guest rooms feature wood-beam bed frames, hand-dyed blankets, and luxurious linens. The common areas beckon guests to sit in the sunlit areas or by the massive fireplace. There are four restaurants, each serving farm-fresh cuisine. The 10,000-square-foot spa has 10 treatment rooms and a relaxation area with vaulted ceilings that’s filled with natural light. Nearby is the Athletic Club where guests have access to an indoor pool and gym with a slew of classes. Only steps away is Main Street with shops, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. And there’s skiing at Saskadena Six, one of the oldest ski areas in the country, perfect for families and advanced skiers. Guests can also cross-country ski and snowshoe on the resort’s 45 kilometers of groomed trails. 

The deal: “The Washingtonian Winter Escape” includes accommodations for two, all-day ski passes for two adults at Saskadena Six Ski area, and a hearty breakfast for two. Washingtonian readers also receive a bottle of red wine upon arrival. To book, call 866-474-9152 and request the “Washingtonian Winter Escape.“

When: Valid for stays Tuesday through Thursday through March 9, 2023.

DC Hotel Staycation

Where: Hotel Madera, 1310 New Hampshire Ave., Northwest DC; 202-296-7600.  

What’s special: Located in Dupont Circle, the hotel offers in-room coffee and tea, welcome-cocktail evenings, and a new fitness center. The on-site Firefly restaurant serves American comfort food, custom cocktails, wines, and local microbrews. In addition to daily breakfast and dinner, there’s a weekday happy hour and weekend brunch. Guests can explore the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods—Embassy Row with its grand mansions, The Phillips Collection, Kramerbooks, as well as bars, boutiques, and restaurants. Just two blocks away is a Metro stop. 

The deal: Washingtonian readers receive 15 percent off the Best Available Rate, a complimentary room upgrade, and choice of free breakfast or free parking. Rates start at $139 a night. To book, click here.

When: Valid for stays through March 31, 2023. 

Hotel Bargain in Boston 

Where: Boston Hotel Commonwealth, Boston; 617-933-5000.  

What’s special: Whether guests are there to tour Boston’s many colleges or to sightsee, this hotel in Kenmore Square is a great place to stay. Nearby is Fenway Park (tours available year-round), the House of Blues, Boston University, Cambridge/MIT, Boston Public Garden, Newbury Street, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The hotel is also steps away from a T stop (the public transportation), which will take you all over the city. Each of the suites feature king-sized beds, a separate living area, views of Kenmore Square, a writing desk, two TVs, and marble bathrooms with Malin + Goetz bath amenities. The hotel has complimentary coffee, bottled water, and a fitness center. On-site is the Pescador Coastal Grill, featuring fresh seafood caught in local waters; Blue Ribbon Sushi, with Japanese cuisine including A5 Wagyu steaks; and Tsurutoontan Udon Noodle Brasserie, which creates fresh udon noodles daily. 

The deal: “The Washingtonian Exclusive” deal includes complimentary overnight parking, an upgrade to a Commonwealth Suite, and a welcome bottle of sparkling wine in celebration of the hotel’s 20th anniversary in May 2023. Rates start at $200 a night. To book click here. 

When: Valid for stays January 8 through March 31, 2023.

Getaway to Key West

Where: The Marker Key West Harbor Resort, Key West, FL; 855-485-9291.

What’s special: Located by Key West’s historic seaport, the resort is a tropical getaway. Guest rooms have a balcony either overlooking the lush gardens or the Key West Harbor. Guests can enjoy three pools, a poolside bar, a fitness center, and the on-site Starboard restaurant serving cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients as well as hand-crafted cocktails. It’s an easy walk to Duval Street where guests can enjoy a great selection of restaurants, shops, bars, and galleries—and, of course, a slice of key lime pie. 

The deal: TheWashingtonian Exclusive Deal” includes breakfast for two daily and two welcome drinks at Starboard Restaurant. To book, call the hotel at 855-485-9291 and mention the Washingtonian deal. 

When: Valid for stays through February 2023. 

Golfing at Casa De Campo

Where: Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Dominican Republic; 866-818-4966.  

What’s special: This 7,000-acre resort offers the country’s only private beach, plus five pools, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boating, fishing, sailing, tennis, horseback riding, a shooting center, a fitness center, a spa, and seven dining options. Its three championship golf courses include Pete Dye’s signature course, Teeth of the Dog, carved from the rugged rock and coral of the Dominican coastline and ranked not only number 20 in Golf Digest’s “World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses,” but the top course in the Caribbean.

The deal: The “Unlimited Golf” package includes deluxe accommodations; daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner; use of a four-passenger golf cart; unlimited play on two Pete Dye-designed courses; and a preferred rate on the Teeth of the Dog. Guests also have one round at the 245-acre Shooting Club, and unlimited horseback riding and use of the tennis courts, fitness center, and non-motorized water sports. Washingtonian readers get a complimentary 30-minute lesson on the Golf Learning Center. To book the lesson, call 809-523-8115 and mention Washingtonian. 

When: Valid for stays through July, 2023.

Alice Shapin

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