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Contrary to popular belief, winter is no time to hibernate. Make the brunt of the colder season bearable by escaping to Aspen Meadows Resort, an upscale mountain village in storied Aspen, Colorado.

You'll cave for this one-night stay in a deluxe one-bedroom suite for two for $199. With its king-size bed, walk-in shower, private patio, pull-out sofa and large ceiling-to-floor windows with sweeping river or mountain views, this hotel will make you want to dig your claws in and never leave.

Wake up early to hit the slopes on any of Aspen's four famous mountains for a day of skiing and snowboarding amid gorgeous Rocky Mountain views. Your hotel offers convenient shuttle service between downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain. If your hide needs some TLC, you can indulge in a spa treatment at the Aspen Aesthetics Spa. Opt for a rejuvenating facial or an invigorating European massage to make your skin feel as smooth as honey.

For a slower pace, head out beyond the trees and discover Aspen's historic downtown area, where you'll want to get your paws on the high-end shopping or take in some culture at the Aspen Art Museum or the Wheeler Opera House.

Thaw out back at your hotel and feed that grizzly-size appetite with a gourmet dinner at Plato's, where you'll sink your teeth into entrées like diver sea scallops, butterscotch-glazed pork chops and Colorado lamb sirloin before washing it down with a healthy selection of top-shelf cocktails.

Leave it to Aspen to provide you with the bear necessities for a vacation that's just right.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two in a deluxe one-bedroom suite
  • Shuttle service between downtown Aspen and Aspen Mountain

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

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