Vacationist Hotel Deals: Lake Tahoe + St. Lucia
This winter may be Lake Tahoe’s best yet, thanks to a slew of new restaurants, just-opened trails, and adventurous snowcat tours to back-country skiing. A bonus? You can access all 6,000 mountain acres from the 56-room PlumpJack, at the base of Squaw Valley, for less than $130 a night when you book with Vacationist. Or, for those who want to leave the snow behind, there's up to 33 percent off stays at St. Lucia’s Jade Mountain, where the weather is so warm that suites are built without a fourth wall—for unobstructed views of the sea.
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PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn - up to 30% off
Olympic Valley (Lake Tahoe), California
At PlumpJack, a 56-room hotel at the base of Squaw Valley, there's no request too large for the enthusiastic staff, who perk up to help you find the best ski trail, choose the right Californian wine, or carry your bags up the stairs. But the hotel's history is what sets it apart: The inn was built for the 1960 Winter Olympics, and after a recent renovation, the property is refreshed; it now offers three new suites, flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, and in-room Keurig coffee machines. However, you didn't come to this area just north of Lake Tahoe to sit in your room. The hotel is located a few steps from the resort's gondolas, which whisk you to the slopes in winter and biking trails in summer. There's a seasonal outdoor pool and sundeck, year-round hot tubs, and an on-site café that serves dishes such as roasted California quail and maple-cured Berkshire pork loin. (Sale ends in 5 days.)
Jade Mountain - up to 33% off
Soufrière, Saint Lucia
Located at the highest point of the island, near the west coast town of Soufrière, Jade Mountain wraps around a hillside, its exterior all curves and rough stone. Inside, each of the 28 suites is unique, but they all share impressive features: infinity pools or jacuzzis, 15-foot ceilings, and loftlike architecture—even the raised bathroom is essentially part of one huge space. Walk into the living room and it seems as if you've walked into the Pitons: suites have only three walls, offering open-air, panoramic views. Designed and owned by Russian-Canadian architect Nick Troubetzkoy, the resort has bold and organic architecture that celebrates the natural beauty of St. Lucia. (Sale ends in 2 days.)
From top: Photos courtesy of PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn; Jade Mountain.