(Closed) Cold honeymoon during the winter?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We had a winter wedding and winter honeymoon! We’re just not “beach people” really, so we purposefully chose a destination that would make us feel both energized (lots of activities) and pampered: the Mount Washington Resort!

We’re both native New Englanders, and for us this was honeymooning in the state we currently live in. But driving up to the snow-covered White Mountains and staying at one of the most luxurious places in NE was wonderful. We upgraded our room, did the zipline, went snowshoeing, went to the spa, and had five-star dinner every night. 

There are sleigh rides, dogsledding rides, fireplaces, panoramic mountain views, fabulous food, a zipline, nordic and alpine skiing, tubing, the spa, the pools and hot tub (indoor and outdoor), and with the old-world historic charm added in, it’s romantic as anything πŸ™‚

Other places besides the Mt. W I’d suggest: Christmas Farm Inn & Spa in Jackson New Husband, the Stoweflake in VT, and a few of the other hotels in the MA Berkshires. 

Let me know if you want more info on our honeymoon or these other places (it’s what I do for a living, in part)!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Omigosh you should go Sugaring Off in Quebec! I love sucrerie de la montagne in Rigaud, Quebec (I actually JUST got married there lol! Winter weddings for the win!)! There are adorable cabins to stay in on the grounds, a sleigh ride that runs daily, DELICIOUS food and of course maple syrup taffy and other treats!! I don’t think it would make sense to stay a whole week there, but it would be an amazing place to stay a couple of nights! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@LovinChrist18:  Our wedding date was January 22nd. There really is no way to guarentee snow on a given day — this winter has been nearly snowless except for the regions in higher elevation. 

In most parts of MA, we got two real snow storms: Halloween weekend (my shower) and January 21st (welcome dinner/day before wedding). We were incredibly lucky that we had any snow at all this year, and it sort of felt like good old Mother Nature was on our side πŸ™‚

Remember, there’s always the possibility that the exact opposite will happen, and you’ll get a blizzard or nor’easter that could prevent guests from getting there — vendors too! We put a “weather clause” in many of our contracts, which meant either the vendor would try to find a substitute if they couldn’t make it, or we’d get some/all money back if they didn’t show. 

Normally, NE has tons of snow, especially in the mountains. I wouldn’t worry too much about having the snow or not, since it’s completely out of your control. If you’re looking to have snow on your honeymoon, think elevation and north — Quebec or Montreal are great options, but beware of traveling there during Carnival. Prices triple and there are children everywhere!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@LovinChrist18:  I had a winter wedding! I picked February (the 18th) because I figured “Well yeah there is ALWAYS snow in February”! Well wouldn’t you know it, this was THE MOST MILD WINTER I have ever seen! Where I live (Just north of Toronto) there has been almost no snow at all, even though we usually get tons this time of year!! I was panicking, but luckily in Rigaud, Quebec on the mountains where I got married there was alot of snow! Enough that my DH’s car got stuck in a snowbank the day after when we were trying to leave for our honeymoon. πŸ˜›

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

look into big bear! they have cozy cabins u can rent

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m biased because I’m from Colorado, but look into Breckenridge. Lots of cozy B&Bs, sleigh rides w/ hot cocoa, ice skating, snowshoeing, etc. Really beautiful! If you want a less crowded mountain town, try Frisco, CO…very close to Breck, but not as busy. 

My only thing would be to check with places before you book about age requirements to check in. I just recognize your username and I think you’re pretty young… I don’t know a single mountain inn/B&B/hotel that allows check-ins to anyone under 21. But that might just be this area. Good luck! 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re having a September wedding, but holding off to have a winter honeymoon. Fiance was really wanting a ski honeymoon, so that’s what we’re doing. We originally were thinking Aspen, but not we’re seriously considering Whistler, BC. We’ll probably do a condo rental through VRBO.com and go for about 10 days.

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