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Embrace a different side of presidential politics with this week's escape to The Inns at Equinox in Manchester, Vermont.

The grounds of this luxurious resort and spa have been graced by several of our nation's commander-in-chiefs: You can find the names of Presidents Taft, Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harrison on the guest register.

Add your name to the list of visiting dignitaries and enjoy all this unique property has to offer, including impeccable service and a stunning array of activities.

Arrive by motorcade and check in for a one-night stay, Sundays through Thursdays ($129) or Fridays and Saturdays ($179). Superior queen rooms offer country charm intermingled with contemporary touches.

Explore your surroundings, taking in the carefully restored columns and original fireplaces of this AAA Four Diamond property, officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally known as Marsh Tavern, the inn was a meeting place for the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolution.

Retreat from the stress of election season with a $20 credit toward a massage at the Spa at Equinox, which features a heated indoor pool, gym and yoga studio, in addition to a full menu of body and facial treatments. Choose among offerings that emphasize ingredients indigenous to Vermont including a White Clay Body Mask, Mountain Man Facial or Mother Earth Massage.

Leave campaign-trail cuisine behind and dine on finer fare. Gather at the Chop House for rib-eye, rack of lamb, or wild Atlantic salmon.

Those with a passion for outdoor adventure can enrol in the Landrover Experience Driving School to learn how to roam the countryside in style from seasoned driving professionals. The Equinox also hosts the British School of Falconry, the nation's first school of its kind to offer instruction on handling hawks.

Direct any dissenters to shopping in Manchester Village, where an abundance of antiques, outlet stores, and fresh farmers' markets can encourage anyone to compromise.

As your term comes to end, the polls point in your favour. This kind of expertise in relaxation and rejuvenation is sure to score a victory when it's time for re-election.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two in a superior queen room, Sundays through Thursdays ($129) or Fridays and Saturdays ($179)
  • $20 toward a massage
  • Resort fee included
  • Book by 5 February

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

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