Each year, as the temperature drops, many people find their moods dropping as well. Commonly known as the “winter blues,” experts believe that one in five Americans are affected by these mild depressive symptoms each year.
So what if you escaped the frigid weather and cozied up in a luxurious hotel this year? Whether you’re traveling solo and basking in some self-care time or bringing along friends or family, there’s a myriad of options available that go above and beyond your typical weekend getaway.
And don’t worry: If you admittedly love a good winter wonderland vibe, we’ve got you covered with a serene Catskills getaway. From New York City to Italy, keep reading for four getaways that will help you beat the blues this year.
1. Dream Midtown
Restore and rejuvenate with light therapy, vitamin patches & CBD creams in NYC
Winter in NYC can be cold, dark and dreary. To beat the winter woes, Dream Midtown is offering a “Winter Wellness” package including light therapy lamps from Circadian Optics (optimal for sufferers of seasonal affective disorder) and Zigii bundles which feature healthy products such as a Hath CBD patch and an Odisea CBD face mask.
The package is now available for booking for stays through March 1, 2020. Rates start at $285 per night.
2. Eastwind Hotel & Bar
Connect with nature in the serene Catskills
Travel to upstate New York to Eastwind Hotel & Bar to unwind and reconnect with yourself. The hotel located just a two and half hour scenic drive from the bustling city offers.
You’ll arrive to a land filled with outdoor adventures, cozy Saturday evening suppers, craft cocktails, vintage games in the Salon, and more. Set against the stunning backdrop of Windham Mountain, solo travelers can embrace the outdoors on a hike without worrying about bringing winter gear.
Eastwind offers snowshoes, and with their partnership with Hunter Boots, guests can borrow boots, backpacks and umbrellas. Before or after the adventure, visitors can warm up their muscles in the wooden-barrel sauna, and even practice some meditation with mountain views.
The drinks aren’t too shabby, either — see for yourself. Rates start at $189 per night.
3. Hutton Hotel
Learn with the ‘Fender Play In-Room Experience’ in the Music City
Music buffs, unite! After visiting the Grand Ole Opry, Music City Walk of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, music lovers can head back to their hotel on Music Row to expand their knowledge through the Fender Play® In-Room Experience.
This exclusive in-room offering features a curated menu of iconic Fender instruments for guests to use alongside the immersive learning platform, the Fender Play® app.
Guests who book the program will have guitars, basses and ukuleles from Fender’s most popular series delivered to their rooms along with a pre-loaded iPad, Mustang™LT25 amplifier and headphones to complete the experience.
And, when you’re ready for a nibble, head to the hotel’s restaurant, Mane & Rye, which welcomes diners with all-day breakfast, lunch, happy hour, and supper.
The Fender Play™ In-Room Experience can be booked ahead of stays through reservations, on-site with the Concierge team. Rates start at $260 per night.
4. Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel & Spa
Escape to Italy for a tranquil spa moment
Whether you’re traveling solo or with a friend/loved one, perhaps you’re looking for a bit of self-reflection time. In that case, hop off to Italy’s Terme di Relilax Boutique Hotel and Spa. Yes, we said Italy — it’s about time you treat yourself.
Located in the ancient spa town of Montegrotto, just outside of Venice, Italy, Relilax has served as a wellness sanctuary for global travelers since 1892. Relilax offers world-class accommodations and services, including a full-service spa, three mineral pools, and two seasonal health-focused dining establishments.
For a unique, introspective experience be sure to try the “emotional shower” treatment – a treatment meant to pamper the five senses. Guests walk through an “emotional labyrinth” -—over river pebbles, under downpours and streams of alternating hot-and-cold water. Chromotherapy, along with different types of mists and fragrances surround you, creating an experience that reawakens your senses of sound, smell and touch.
Rates start at $273 per night. Bon voyage!