Tired of the endless, bickering car rides over the river and through the woods to Grandma's cluttered ranch house filled with toilet-paper-cover Barbies and lace doilies? Tired of the AeroBeds, dry turkey and wine in a box? Why not leave it all behind and take advantage of holiday family travel promotions?
Every year, the topic of holiday vacations looms large. The options are vast and the advice is sparing. Mom wants a quiet week at an inn, Dad would love an all-inclusive week of sports in the mountains and the kids want to go to Disney (again). What's a busy mom to do?†
This year, take some tips from Poshbrood.com
, a hip, family-friendly travel site that caters to families in search of that perfect getaway. They know how to relax mom, excite dad and give the brood something to grin about.†
A Magical Mountain Weekend
Best For: Lively broods looking for a variety of activities to choose from.†
The Homestead is "heaving with families" (in a good way) and offers the best of all worlds: luxurious spa services, a bowling alley, an indoor pool, a community of children for the kids to bond with and wonderful food.†
Holiday Package Details: The Homestead is offering its "Holiday Lights & Ice Unlimited Activities Packages," which start at $259 per night. These packages offer families a diverse array of activities, including ice skating, hayrides, horseback riding, a variety of sports, historic tours and a holiday light show. Prices include a room for two adults; additional adults and children over six cost an extra $50 each.†
For More Information: Call 540-839-1766 or visit www.thehomestead.com.
What: A chic and sophisticated family-friendly getaway.†
Hip families who are interested in a non-Times Square
NYC experience and enjoy cool boutiques and exploring neighborhood restaurants.†
Poshbrood's Take: "You had us at 'rooms start at 425 square feet'"!
Holiday Package Details: Book now and receive a 15 percent savings for travel from November 18th through November 28th, 2010. The hotel is offering a special Thanksgiving
prix-fixe menu that includes one-of-a-kind Italian-influenced dishes such as Tacchino Ripieno alla Piemontese and Prosciutto al Forno. The Trump Kids program will welcome your little ones in style with an activity packet, coloring book, personalized calling cards, a stuffed animal and a kids' menu. Rates from $359/night.†
For More Information: Call 212-842-5500 or visit www.trumpsohohotel.com.†
Where: The Grove, London, U.K.†
What: Luxury hotel, golf and spa resort outside London.†
Best For: Jet-setting broods in search of the perfect family-friendly international getaway. Poshbrood's Take: "The Grove offers several holiday package deals for globetrotting groups, but we like the Royal Russian Christmas break," which gives you four nights for the price of three.†It includes delicious holiday feasts, a mini Moscow Olympics, candlelit carols, kid-friendly activities like ballet or costume-making, giant cozy fires and winter walks and cycle rides. The Grove's kids' club will watch the brood while parents enjoy the Sequoia Spa or just relax by the fire with a good book.†
Holiday Package Details:†Package starts at ¬£955 (approximately $1.517).†
For More Information: Call +44 (0) 1923 807807 or visit http://www.thegrove.co.uk/.†
Hershey's Holiday Cottage Package
Get your chocolate
on, four-star style.†
Best For: Big broods looking for an upscale, woodsy getaway.†
Poshbrood's Take: "Relax and reconnect in the cozy privacy of your very own four-bedroom cottage festively decorated for the holidays."
Holiday Package Details:†The cottage sleeps 8 to 12 comfortably and includes the following amenities:†
- One-day admission to Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Hershey's Really Big 3D Show at Hershey's Chocolate World and The Hershey Story Museum†
- Twenty percent discount on spa treatments (Monday through Thursday)
- Milk & holiday cookie delivery
- Daily breakfast in the Circular Dining Room
- Complimentary ice-skate rental
- Nightly s'mores roast†
- A four-bedroom luxury cottage from $1,585/night. (Remember, the cottage sleeps 12!)†
For More Information:
Call the Hotel Hershey
at 1-717- 533-2171 or visit them on the Web at http://www.thehotelhershey.com/accommodations/cottages.php.†
Hyatt's Holiday Deals
What: Save 50 percent off your third night, with rates from $79.†
Best For: Stylish families who are on a budget but want space, separate bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.†
Poshbrood's Take: "The free daily breakfast and evening socials are icing on the cake!"
Holiday Package Details: Stay two nights between November 19th and January 17th and receive 50 percent off the third consecutive night, with rates beginning at $79. Enjoy more space at this all-suite nonsmoking hotel, plus features like complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a full kitchen in every suite.†
For More Information: Call 1-866-974-9288 or visit http://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/summerfield/.