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We may be too old to imagine our flaxen wisps of hair rescuing us from atop a locked tower.

And it's been a while since we pictured ourselves as the prince looking for the foot to fit the glass slipper.

But the upside of growing up? Now we can afford a fairy-tale getaway that we'd only dreamed of once upon a time.

Escape to Ludlow, Vermont, for a two-night stay ($499) on the grounds of the Castle Hill Resort and Spa in a Castle Queen Room at the Castle or a Condo Hotel Suite at The Pointe Hotel. Indulge in the opulent luxuries fit for a modern day romance, a place where the magic abounds.

Each home-away-from-home accommodation proves that fantasies do come true, with elegant handcrafted furnishings, hardwood floors, Jacuzzi tubs and heirloom-quality linens—all complemented by a chilled bottle of sparkling wine upon your arrival.

Wish upon a star every night, and wake each morning to a continental breakfast for two at the Castle Restaurant. For dinner, enchanted epicureans dine on scrumptious cuisine—courtesy of Executive Chef Alphonsus Harris—in the candlelit, wood-panelled dining room.

Chef Harris serves French-influenced American cuisine using local, fresh produce and quality meats on the prix fixe, four-course dinner menu, changing with the turn of the seasons.

Enjoy storybook serenity with a 50-minute Elemental Nature Massage for two at the full-service spa. This award-winning Aveda Concept Spa is in the resort's historic carriage house, just steps from where you and your own Sleeping Beauty slumber.

The Elemental Nature Massage restores a healthy balance through aromatherapy and Swedish massage techniques. Afterward, bask in the pleasure of the spa's state-of-the-art exercise equipment, including an Aveda Spa Pool, hot tub and Pilates and yoga classes.

Surrounded by the lush Green Mountains, you'll swear you're in a setting that's make believe. Fall in love with the charming town of Ludlow, with quaint shops, craft fairs, and covered bridges. Let your locks down on the slopes of Okemo Mountain, ranked in the top three by Ski Magazine for snow quality in the east.

In the fall, take a drive through the country to see the spectacular colours of the fiery mountainside. Or hike, bike or fly-fish the rugged rustic outback—by far the fairest in the land.

Escape to a land far, far away, have a kiss to break the magical spell and live happily ever after.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a castle queen room at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa or a condo hotel suite at The Pointe Hotel
  • Daily continental breakfast for two
  • 50-minute Elemental Nature Massage for two
  • Access to the Aveda spa pool, hot tub, and fitness equipment
  • Chilled bottle of sparkling wine
  • Book by 28 September

 For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

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