25 February, 2024, 04:59

Magical Holiday Getaways

This season, uncover the magic within Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ properties, where accommodations adorned in festive décor set the stage, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit with nearby events and attractions for an unforgettable experience at every turn.

Here are five joyful escapes for the season:

  1. Jackson Hole – Where Alpine Elegance Meets Holiday Magic

Visiting Wyoming alpine town Jackson Hole during end-of-year festivities is like stepping into a real-life holiday movie scene. With snowcapped trees, festive lights, and a cozy downtown area, visitors can enjoy a festive stroll through Jackson’s streets. Snow King Resort is a wintry spot with easy access to skiing, snowboarding, tours of Yellowstone National Park and viewing of incredible wildlife like bison, grizzly bears and elk. Elevating the festive cheer, WinterFest, presented by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Teton Village Association, adds an extra layer of magic with delightful family events and family-friendly après-ski gatherings.

  1. Roanoke – Holidays in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Step into The Hotel Roanoke’s holiday tradition, Fashions for Evergreens. Now in its 22nd year, this winter wonderland transforms the hotel into a festive display from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day with over 30 exquisitely decorated trees by local organizations. Beyond the seasonal splendor, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center provides a warm retreat where guests can curl up next to the fireplace, making it the ideal place to stay and immerse in the holiday magic. Amidst the dazzling lights of Explore Park’s Illuminights and the Southwest Virginia Ballet’s Nutcracker, Roanoke emerges as an irresistible holiday haven, where historic home tours and trees adorn towns with a glow.

  1. The North Shore – Festive Fun Under the Sun

At Turtle Bay Resort, the holidays come alive in paradise, blending the spirit of the season with the beauty of Hawaii’s North Shore. Guests can participate in the Reindeer Scavenger Hunt – an experience that invites guests to explore the resort’s stunning surroundings while hunting for reindeer-themed clues, solving riddles, and participating in fun challenges. Swap skis for surfboards and trade snowflakes for sunshine as you bask in the warmth of palm tree-lined beaches and savor sun-kissed festivities, creating holiday memories in the heart of Oahu.

  1. Manchester – Merriment in Vermont’s Green Mountains

Nestled amidst Vermont’s snow-capped Green Mountains, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa offers guests a quintessential New England holiday experience. The season comes alive with a host of onsite events, from the enchanting Holiday Tree Lighting to the festive Santa Brunch and exhilarating New Year’s Eve celebrations. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the magic, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of the picturesque resort.

  1. Scottsdale – Seasonal Delights in the Desert

Experience the festive spirit of the Valley of the Sun, where Scottsdale boasts over 33 holiday events. For a perfect blend of celebration and relaxation, make Mountain Shadows Resort your holiday haven. Indulge in the jolly season with not only a plethora of local events but also with the resort’s enchanting activities. Discover the allure of the desert with guided adventures, tee off on the picturesque 18-hole golf course, or relax in a poolside cabana – each offering an additional touch of delight to enhance your holiday getaway.