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Five Family-Friendly Vacations You Can Take This Winter

Welp. I think we’ve all accepted that 2020 isn’t going to be our year to visit the Viennese Christmas markets.

But take heart, would-be wanderers: you can still satisfy your travel itch and enjoy a fun family getaway closer to home. We’re spotlighting five family-friendly stateside destinations where you can safely indulge in winter activities, relaxation, and some much-needed pampering, all with the added amenities and perks we can offer you through our Virtuoso partnerships.

What’s more, if you’re a DIY traveler and prefer to take the reins, you can utilize our convenient self-booking tool to snag these opportunities on your own (although we’d love to be of assistance *wink*). Once you’ve sealed the deal, we’ll follow up to make sure you receive our white-glove treatment. You book, we VIP!

So, why wait? Get in touch and we’ll help you reserve that perfect escape you didn’t dare dream you could take this winter (because let’s be honest: we all deserve a break from reality).

1. Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail, CO

Spread out in spacious rooms with beamed ceilings, heated bathroom floors, and custom-made Bavarian furniture. Nestled in the heart of Vail Village, with views of the village or Gore Creek, the chalet-style Sonnenalp Hotel evokes the charm of the Bavarian Alps right in the midst of Colorado’s bustling ski capital.

This family-owned property exudes Old World hospitality, with five generations of ownership stemming back to Bavaria. The Kids Club will enthrall your kiddos while you relax in the spa. Be sure to let us set you up with the best packages to ski or explore wooded trails on a guided snowshoe adventure. Check out Sonnenalp’s COVID-19 protocols here.

Wonderful World Travel Advisor Virtuoso amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily a la carte breakfast for two guests

  • $100 USD equivalent resort or hotel credit to be utilized during stay

  • Early check-in /late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary wifi

For travel between 1/3/21 – 4/4/21, book by 3/31/21 and receive the following: For stays 3 nights or longer, we will add an additional $300 food and beverage credit, per stay, per room. Good for any room type.

Book through our Virtuoso booking tool or contact us to coordinate the details for you at no extra charge.

2. Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, WY

Think antlered chandeliers, sweeping views, and hand-hewn log cabins, painstakingly restored and outfitted with gracious amenities and authentic Western décor. Luxury accommodations meet rustic charm in this working dude ranch strategically situated between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Medicine Bow National Forest. Brush Creek Ranch is an award-winning, all-inclusive luxury ranch resort, designed for discerning travelers, ambitious adventurers, corporate group retreats, family dude ranch vacations, and upscale ranch destination weddings. There’s skiing. And a plentitude of authentic outdoor adventures for every season, including Orvis-endorsed fly fishing and wing shooting. Brush Creek has implemented strict disinfecting and sanitization policies to protect guests.

Wonderful World Travel Advisor Virtuoso amenities:

  • Full breakfast, served in Trailhead Lodge Great Room Dining Hall (included in rates)

  • $150.00 per person (up to 2 paying adults per room) towards ANY premium activity of his/her choice

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Book directly through our Virtuoso booking tool to receive these amenities, or reach out and we’ll take care of your booking for you!

3. Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, FL

Keep winter’s chill at bay while basking in the sun at one of the resort’s three oceanfront pools or playing a round of golf. Sprawled across 356 glorious acres with a private golden beach, Boca Raton Resort & Club is for romantics and families alike, offering dazzlingly unique experiences, like festive Holiday Light Intracoastal catamaran cruises and a Mediterranean-inspired Beach Club featuring an idyllic, light-filled lobby with panoramic views.

Maybe you had to cancel that Aegean yacht cruise this year, but you’ll be channeling Sardinia, Sicily and the Greek Islands as you savor a D’Olivia cocktail, crafted with Castlevatrano Olive Oil Infused Vodka, Rosemary, and Wild Sardinia Vermouth. Ya mas!

You’ll have a choice of five room styles, 13 restaurants and bars, the acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Spa, two health clubs, championship golf, and activities for all ages, including a children’s activity center. Hilton’s Clean Stay protocol provides extra peace of mind during your stay.

Wonderful World Travel Advisor Virtuoso amenities:

  • 4th Night Free (Virtuoso Exclusive Promo for travel from 10/01/20 – 01/31/21, not available 12/24/20 – 01/03/21)

  • daily breakfast for two guests

  • one-time $100 resort credit to spend on spa, dining, golf, tennis and more

Head over to our Virtuoso booking tool to book yourself, or contact us for assistance.

4. Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Prefer an iconic Southwestern landmark where the Sonoran sun will chase away the chilliest of late-winter blues? The resort has undergone extensive renovations and won’t reopen until March 1, 2021. It’s definitely worth a look if you want to plan ahead. Frequented by dignitaries and celebrities since 1929, the Biltmore remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture, luxurious facilities, and storied history.

Stargaze with the kids and then enjoy a cigar-rolling or bourbon-tasting experience, evoking the resort’s glamorous Rat Pack era. Choose from five dining options, an award-winning spa, a full-service salon, eight pools, four tennis courts, two championship golf courses, fitness center, and hiking trails. This 39-acre property, tucked in a lush oasis, offers breathtaking views from its location near the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Stay tuned for the newly-opened resort’s health protocols.

Wonderful World Travel Advisors Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily full breakfast in the restaurant for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD food & beverage credit

Book the “Welcome Back” resort credit package by January 4, 2021, for stays between March 1, 2021 through April 30, 2021, and receive up to a $200 daily resort credit based on the room category. Book by December 24 and receive a Patio Fire Pit Category Upgrade on a Standard room booking.

Click here to book through our Virtuoso booking tool, or contact us and we’ll take care of all the details.

5. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, Beaver Creek, CO

Baby, it’s cold outside... So after a day on the slopes, why not kick back, relax and sip a cocktail at Brass Bear Bar, the centerpiece of the Hyatt’s newly-renovated grand lobby? This ski-in/ski-out resort has all the amenities of a fine European village and is delightfully family-focused. Let the kids enjoy the ice-skating rink (open year-round!), while you relax in the Aqua Sanitas Water Sanctuary or partake in a signature Glow Body Scrub. Did we mention sleigh rides? All the guest rooms have great mountain views; ask for step-out balconies at the time of booking. Trust us, before you leave, you’ll be planning your return trip for summer activities like horseback rides, hikes and more ice skating. Find the hotel’s health and safety protocols here.

Wonderful World Travel Advisors Virtuoso amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

  • Daily buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom

  • $100 USD Resort credit, to be utilized during stay

  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

4th night free for stays until this Christmas

5th night free through April 11, 2021

To book this package, use our Virtuoso booking tool or contact us and we’ll handle the booking for you.

Hopefully, we’ve provided some travel inspo for the bleak winter days ahead. Whether you’re a restless couple who’ve been cooped up too long together, reduced to bingeing past seasons of Bachelor in Paradise (hypothetically speaking, of course), or busy parents trying to corral your stir-crazy kids for another virtual learning session, let us plan your perfect escape.

Relax. We’ve got you.

The only travel anguish you have to experience is choosing which of these life-changing getaways will be your sanctuary this winter.

Ready to begin? Reach out here.


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