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From world-class luxury resorts to mountaintop ski hotels, Southern Vermont has an amazing selection of lodging for a state with such a small population. Check in to Woodstock Inn & Resort, which is the only member of Laurance Rockefeller’s original vaunted Rockresorts that the billionaire didn't sell. During the warmer months, hit the Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course; while wintertime brings fun in the form of its downhill ski resort, Suicide Six. If activity is what you're craving, look no further than The Equinox Resort & Spa, where you'll find everything from esoteric outdoor pursuits such as falconry and off-road driving instruction to a relaxing spa and a handful of restaurants. Perhaps you're more of a skier, in which case you'll want to book a room at Castle Hill Resort and Spa, which sits just a few minutes from the slopes at Okemo Mountain Resort.
But if you're looking for a romantic getaway, there are a couple of places that have a special place in our hearts. Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Twin Farms, which is really on the border of Northern and Southern Vermont. It sits on 300 acres of private land — including its own personal ski hill — and includes a spa. Another intimate hotel, Windham Hill Inn, is set in the secluded Green Mountains with its own network of hiking and skiing trails.
For more of a bed-and-breakfast experience, head to The Jackson House Inn. Located just west of Woodstock, the 18th-century Victorian home-turned-inn is full of charm and luxe amenities like four-poster beds, updated suites with fireplaces and walk-out patios, and complimentary champagne every evening.