Powder Weekend at Sterling Ridge Resort

For snow lovers, it's been a tough winter in New England, but that trend took a big shift recently. Luck would fall in our favor as 30 inches of snow dumped in Northern Vermont in 3 days, and what better place to bask in the snowy glory than the  Sterling Ridge Resort .  Sterling Ridge is located in Jeffersonville, VT, which is around a 3.5 hour drive from Boston, and a little bit north of Stowe. It was one of the more unique properties we've stayed at, as it features private cabins and rooms inside larger cabins. For our stay we had a 2 bedroom cabin, complete with a living area, kitchen, wood stove, and deck overlooking the resort pond. It was the perfect culmination of an authentic Vermont experience. It's no surprise that one of the main winter attractions in the area is skiing. On our first day up north we hit the slopes of  Smugglers Notch Resort . This was during the height of the snowstorm and it was a ski day to remember. During the morning I m

Rush Creek Lodge and Yosemite National Park

Yosemite national park had been our bucket list for a while, and the wedding we were attending in Napa gave us the perfect excuse to weave this into our trip out west. We made the four hour drive from the rolling hills of Napa, through the flat plains of Central CA, until we reached the Sierra Nevada mountain range. For accommodations, we stayed with the Rush Creek Lodge . The resort boasts 143 rooms, suites, and hillside villas, and is only a few miles from the entrance to the National Park. Many of the rooms feature amazing panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Our room was in the perfect location with a view of the pool area and mountains. Inside the rooms have a new, clean, luxurious feel, with upscale bathrooms. We also had a nice deck to enjoy the scenery. Outside the room amenities, the property itself features a ton of activities to enjoy while you're not in the national park. The main attraction is the outdoor heated pool and t