Classic hospitality and simple pleasures are still alive and well at The Deerfield Valley Inn, nestled in the lush Green Mountains of West Dover, Vermont, less than two hours northeast of Albany.
Retreat to a time before texts and traffic with this week's Escape: a two-night stay for two in a Standard ($245) or Deluxe Room ($275) at this 1885 inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Or, if you're feeling adventurous, opt for a two-night stay for two in a Standard ($370) or Deluxe Room ($400) between now and September 15 with registration for two to The Green Mountain Adventure Challenge, a treasure hunt for six permanent objects, plus other booty, hidden throughout this vast wilderness.
All options include daily breakfast for two, a $15 dinner credit at 1846 Tavern & Restaurant, a $30 voucher toward a Vermont State Historic Sites pass, a $25 voucher toward a future stay, and a Manchester Outlet discount booklet. Oh, and did we mention unlimited tea, cookies, and cake? Now that's hospitality.
If you opt for the Adventure Challenge package, you'll get a Treasure Hike Mission Packet, comprising pictures of the six secret objects you're hunting for, maps of the trails they're on, and instructions on what to do when you find them. All of the hiking trails are within a 15-minute drive of Dover and Wilmington, and finding all six objects requires about 15 hours of hiking. You can use as few or as many days between now and September 15 to complete the task. The prize? A cash drawing for which you'll be entered with each object you find.
If you opt for the basic package, you'll have plenty to keep you busy, too. Go wine tasting at Honora Winery & Vineyard, then tee off at Mount Snow Golf Club. Shop for fabulous finds at Wilmington Antique & Flea Market, or fill your basket with juicy blueberries, raspberries, and other ripe picks at the Boyd Family Farm.
Whether you want to do everything or nothing at all, grab this Escape for the ages—the clock is ticking.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON December 19, 2017
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 20, 2012
The Deerfield Valley Inn
A Two-Night Stay for Two ($245 to $400), Daily Breakfast for Two, $30 Credit Toward a Vermont State Historic Sites Pass, and $25 Voucher Toward a Future Stay