The Neverending Thanksgiving
If you feel like you can't get enough of Thanksgiving, perhaps a weekend getaway is in order. At the 104-year old Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., a Thanksgiving family weekend package combines a memorable feast with an an array of complimentary activities. The package includes accommodations, two dinners and two breakfasts per guest, a breakfast-with-Santa event, holiday cooking and cocktail demonstrations, holiday cookie decorating, live music, classic movie screenings and a special Black Friday sale in the resort shops. The offer is available from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec.1, with rates starting at $615 for double occupancy.
Meanwhile, leave it to the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., to combine Thanksgiving with craft classes, bingo and wine tastings, among other activities. The fun begins on Wednesday, Nov. 27, when an "annual tree lighting ceremony in the Great Hall takes place followed by a visit from Santa," said a hotel spokesperson. Then, Thanksgiving day guests can indulge in a brunch or dinner buffet in the Grand Ballroom, which sidelines turkey in favor of a brown sugar and honey glazed Virginia ham, with candied sweet potatoes,and warmed Homestead donut bread pudding. To top things off, take advantage of the magic shows, fly fishing, horseback riding and mini golf available. Rates begin at $352 per night.