As Vermont's Green Mountains rumble through the southern end of the state, they arrive at Ludlow, a "low-key and unassuming" town (per Frommer's) that's home to The Pointe at Castle Hill hotel, where an exclusive package has sent prices down 50%.
Visit Sundays-Thursdays through Nov. 30 for $79 per night in a room with two double beds or one king with sofa bed. Weekends are $20 more per night, with a two-night minimum. Suites are available for $129 per night midweek.
Bookings come with a $25 credit toward a 50-minute massage at the Aveda spa and a $25 credit toward a three-course prix fixe dinner for two at Castle Hill Restaurant -- a wood-paneled dining room in a historic building next door.
The hotel is a ten-minute drive from Okemo Mountain, crisscrossed with hiking trails, golf courses and zip-lines. The hotel is also within an hour's drive from Manchester, Woodstock, Quechee and Weston, which offer historic town centers and antiquing.
Note: Stays Oct. 10-12 are $129 per night. Bookings require a one-night, non-refundable deposit at time of booking.
This deal is not available on: Sept. 16-17, 21-22, 28; Oct. 1, 7-8. Dinner credit not valid on Sept. 8, 12, 28; Oct. 5.