Pamper yourself with a winter wonderland vacation

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 6, 2012

(BPT) – The holiday season is magical, with colorful lights sparkling in the snow and festivities abounding. But once the holidays are over, don’t let the lingering winter force you inside. Instead, use the winter months as the perfect opportunity to take a winter wonderland vacation.

When the snow arrives, the outdoors become a fantastic playground for kids and adults alike. The snow provides everyone with an excuse to get outside. Wintery outdoor activities can range from the more extreme adventures like dogsledding and downhill skiing, to a more moderate pace of snowshoeing, ice skating and cross country skiing – bringing a rosy glow to cheeks and noses.

Bring a little fun, excitement and pampering to your winter months by taking a long weekend, or even a week-long trip to the snow country, and discover how much fun it is to play in the snow during the day. Then cap off each night with a luxurious dinner before falling asleep in comfort, dreaming about the activities of the day.

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Couples looking for a romantic getaway can also plan the perfect holiday, complete with spa treatments or cozying up to the fire with hot chocolate warming their hands.

For your next winter wonderland escape, make certain you pamper yourself well. Book your getaway at The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wis., which is one of the few Forbes Five Star, AAA-Five Diamond rated hotels in the world. Spend your days skiing, snowshoeing, skating, ice fishing and even clay and trap shooting. Or take an open-air, horse-drawn carriage ride through the winding streets of Kohler Village, breathing in the cool, crisp, fresh air.

If your muscles feel a little sore from all the exertions, the Forbes Five-Star Kohler Waters Spa is known for its healing hydrotherapy water services and innovative treatments, including the WaveMotion Body Treatment, which will have you feeling pampered and relaxed in no time at all. And just imagine lounging back in the rooftop whirlpool, the steam of the water enveloping you in a snow globe setting with snow gently falling all around you.

Of course, one doesn’t need to spend every day of their winter wonderland vacation outside. The American Club Resort also offers Yoga on the Lake, indoor tennis at the Sports Core and lessons at the Kohler Golf Academy, allowing guests to pursue and perfect their summer seasonal interests. For the culinarily inclined, one can fill their belly at any of the 11 restaurants throughout the resort – including Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates at the Craverie – or enjoy the Demonstration Kitchen Series, interacting with Kohler chefs and learning tips and tricks for cooking at home.

Don’t let the long winter months after the holiday season drag you into the cabin fever doldrums. Instead, don your hat and mittens – as well as some sunblock – lace up your ice skates, and glide out into the sparkly winter wonderland for a rejuvenating and relaxing vacation.