The Joys of April GetawaysPosted by Darren Drevik on Mar 31, 2014 in Letters from Vermont | 0 comments
If there is a month that’s ideal for a quick New England getaway vacation, it’s April.
Don’t believe us? Consider:
Spring skiing is awesome- if you’ve ever skied Jay Peak in -15F weather, you’ll appreciate the joy that is April skiing. The snow is rarely icy, and the slopes aren’t crowded. The temps are so comfortable you can wear light clothing while rushing downhill or whooshing cross-country. “Bluebird skiing” with comfortable temps and sunny skies brings a special joy.
Road conditions are rarely tough – Getting from Boston, New York or. Ontario to Montgomery Center sometimes requires extra effort in January and February. By April, the risks of slippery roadways has diminished. The drive to Jay Peak is always worth it. In April, it’s just that much easier.
For foodies, April is the magic month – If you’re a foodie, April is the month you need to be in the Montgomery/Jay Peak area. syrup making is in high gear, and a visit to a Vermont Sugarhouse is a must-do for anyone who treasures pure, natural and organic foods. Getting into Montgomery’s legendary restaurants, from The Belfry, the Snowshoe Lodge and Bernie’s to more recent additions such as the Big Jay Tavern and The INN, is easier in the less crowded month of April. And a visit to local cheese spots or Ben & Jerry’s is like a private tour.
Avoid the Spring Breakers – There comes that point in your life where a weekend getaway doesn’t include keg-stands and jumping of motel balconies into swimming pools. When you’ve reached that point, a quiet romantic weekend in the Green Mountains is for you.
You can save some serious coin – We saved the best for last: room rates in April are significantly lower than the high seasons of winter, summer and fall. A romantic weekend package for two at the Phineas Swann costs as little as $299.