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1. Posted by Swoon0 (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


Flying to Boston at Christmas time, can anyone tell me the best places to go in these states for guaranteed Snow at Christmas, Not going for ski-ing just a romantic Christmas getaway. Or maybe somebody could suggest an itinerary, have 9 days.

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by vsrajan (Budding Member 12 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If previous experience is any guide, New Hapmshire, Vermont and Maine are all good bets for a white christmas. If you go to a ski lodge, u are guarenteed snow, natural or man made.

3. Posted by Swoon0 (Budding Member 2 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for that, any ideas on how to get (cheaper) lodging around there, all seem to be quoting about 200 USD per night - not cheap at all, considering some of the places I've looked at look like shacks !!

4. Posted by Marissa108 (Budding Member 17 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

i lived in NH last year and there are some great little towns to check out. Brattleboro in VT is a cute townc, Peterborough in NH, Portsmouth in NH has shops, coffee places, restaurants, and scenic spots. I'd say the bed and breakfasts around that whole area are all charming and not badly priced.

5. Posted by chapter11 (Budding Member 21 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

If you want to go way up north, I suggest the Northeast Kingdom area of Vermont. It is gorgeous there, and usually has snow after the end of November. A lot of the hotels will arrange things like renting xcountry skis, snowshoes, even snowmobile rentals. The Wildflower Inn is a nice place for a romantic getaway up there, and I think they're reasonably priced. In NH, I recently stayed at the Darby Field Inn, and they do horse drawn sleigh rides, and it's a gorgeous drive on the Kancamangus Highway just to get there.

Josh Roberts

6. Posted by saraeg (Full Member 39 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I've lived in Maine the majority of my life and there are some definite cute spots that would be great for a get away, and will most definitely have snow (although there's none yet). Portland is a wonderful city that you can find more reasonable accomodation (if you search for it) with nice little inns like The Inn at St. John's (which is pretty central) or if you were more interested in staying in the mountains, you could head up to the ski resort areas and not stay by the mountain (to cut down on costs). Places up near Rangeley can be quite nice. Also, a much more reasonably priced spot you could spend some time would be up in Poland Spring, at the Poland Spring Inn, which is very picturesque and a lot cheaper than other places. There isn't a whole lot to do, but it's beautiful and about a half hour from Portland.