Why This Underrated New England City The Perfect Destination For A Winter Getaway

Some of us love venturing into a winter wonderland full of snow and fun activities. The cold months roll around and we find ourselves eager to bundle up and take advantage of chilly opportunities like ice skating and snowboarding. Others like to relax in a hot tub and be warm and cozy while taking in snowy white views, or snuggle up by the fireplace and engage in conversations with those we hold dear. Whatever your winter style is, you're likely to find something that suits you in the underrated winter getaway of Burke, Vermont.

The town has a population of almost 1,400 and is home to a ski resort and numerous trails for mountain biking. You can relax in nature and go for a winter hike or grab a cup of coffee and a hot meal in a diner. The town is quaint and full of great winter fun that's good for friends, family, and solo travelers.

Hit the slopes or join a yoga class

Whether you're an avid skier or you're just learning, you can have the perfect ski trip at Burke Mountain. They have several trails that accommodate all ski levels and they offer lessons, which is great for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard properly or those who simply want to improve their technique. You can get passes that range from half a day to a full day. Prices range from $45 to $162 for adults; $45 to $118 for youth and seniors; and $45 to $120 for college students. If you go midweek, you can maximize your savings. 

Another outdoor activity that'll get you moving is biking, as Kingdom Trails offers fat mountain bikes for winter adventures. You can bike their 31 miles of groomed trails, and you can rent a bike from their on-site stores, Village Sports Shop and East Burke Sports.

If skiing and biking aren't for you, that's okay. You can instead venture into town and find something fun. Just because you prefer indoor activities to outdoor ones, that doesn't mean that you can't stay active when in Burke. Reach out ahead of time and try to catch a belly dancing class with Alia Thabit Traditional & Avant-Garde Belly Dance, or join a yoga class with Sweetwater Studios where you can also browse their wellness products.

Where to grab a bite and lay your head at night

When your stomach starts growling, you'll need a spot to grab some food. Burke Publick House has 4.5 stars on Google and serves classic pub cuisine. If you want something a little fancier, then check out Salt Bistro, which has a 4.7-star rating on Google and serves everything from baba ghanoush to linguine. Auntie Dee Dee's Homemade Vermont Baked Goods is the ideal spot for some homemade bread and pastries. Choose from croissants, cookies, and more if you're looking for a scrumptious dessert.

If you're wanting to spend your nights somewhere cozy and homey, then the delightful bed and breakfast Inn at Mountain View Farm is a great spot for you. You'll be staying in a historic building where each room is unique, and you'll find a buffet breakfast filled with delectable items and have the opportunity to participate in afternoon tea. If you're traveling with a group of friends or with your family, you may want somewhere spacious. A cabin is the ideal option for your wintry retreat. The Solitude Guest House on AirBnB is a modern cabin with six beds in two bedrooms. This spot is a guest favorite.