The 6.5 acres that surround Nordic Hills Lodge are sprinkled with oak and sugar maple trees that provide a scenic backdrop in autumn, when the leaves change to fiery shades of orange, yellow, and red. When the snow comes in winter, guests only need to travel about 5 miles north to reach Mount Snow, where ski season usually begins around Thanksgiving.
There's a warm, comfy vibe inside the Norwegian-style lodge. You can read a book before a crackling fireplace in the library or warm up in the Finnish sauna. The dining area has a BYOB wet bar set up with a blender and glasses, so that you can whip up your own apres-ski cocktails or puree your top-secret cocktail recipes.
This Groupon includes a $10 credit for 1846 Restaurant and Tavern, where you can dine on seasonal menu items such as grass-fed beef burgers, Maryland crab cakes, half-roasted duck, and fresh seafood from Maine.
Wilmington, Vermont: Old-Fashioned Ski Village with Year-Round Adventure
Downtown Wilmington presents a tranquil, postcard-worthy New England scene, with tree-lined streets, mom-and-pop diners, antique shops, and red-brick buildings dating back to the 18th century. Just up Route 100, you'll find Mount Snow. In summer and fall, visitors go hiking and mountain biking along the 600-acre park's maple-lined trails. Nearby Green Mountain National Forest is a great spot for snapping pics of fall foliage.
Winter brings countless skiers and snowboarders to Mount Snow's more than 100 trails. They vary in difficulty from wide, beginner-friendly runs to more challenging terrain.
What You Get
Stay for two in a king room, standard room, group room, or family room
$129 for a 2-night stay with a $10 dining credit at the 1846 Restaurant and Tavern; valid October through December 14th (up to a $250 value)
$199 for a 2-night stay with a $10 dining credit at the 1846 Restaurant and Tavern; valid January through March 1st (up to a $300 value)
Policies and Fees
Book by: 11/14/13 (Option 1) or 2/1/14 (Option 2)
Travel window: 10/17/13–12/14/13 (Option 1) or 1/2/14-3/1/14 (Option 2)
Blackout dates: not valid 1/1/14, 1/2/14, 1/17/14-1/20/14, and 2/14/14-2/23/14.
Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $25 fee. 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.