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October 12, 2008
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Windham Hill Inn in the southern Vermont community of West Townshend, a new sister property to Maine's award-winning White Barn Inn, has caught the seasonal spirit. Its Halloween package, valid Oct. 30-Nov. 1, features two nights' lodging; a Halloween night hayride; a Halloween dinner for two at the Windham Hill Restaurant, followed by a reading by the fireplace; a gift from Burdick's Chocolates; a three-course gourmet breakfast each morning; afternoon tea and trick or treats plus evening savories; and use of the inn's 6.2 miles (10K) of groomed trails for hiking and walking. Rates start at $529.50.

Visit windhamhill.com or call 800-944-4080 or 802-874-4080.

One day left

Preseason rates on all season passes at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vt., are valid through tomorrow. After that, all passes are full price. For example, with the Ultra Pass, skiers and snowboarders can take the slopes every day at Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stratton, and even Crested Butte in Colorado, with no restrictions. The price is $1,369 for adults but jumps $100 after tomorrow.

For details on all passes and prices, visit okemo.com or call 802-228-1600.

Shopping specials

From now through Christmas, lodging places throughout New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley have a Harvest to Holidays promotion, with savings on shopping sprees. Those who book stays at participating inns will receive purses called Shopping Survival Kits that come with coupons, small gifts, energy bars, and samples. Package prices vary. For the various offers plus information on area events, visit mtwashingtonvalley.org or call 800-367-3364.

Paris from $630

TourCrafters has a four-night Paris Package that starts at $630 from Boston, including round-trip airfare, accommodations at the modern Hotel Quartier République Le Marais, daily breakfast, service charges, and taxes. The package is valid Nov. 1-March 31, except the last half of December. Visit tourcrafters.com and look under Hot Deals or call 800-482-5995.

RICHARD P. CARPENTER

Most prices quoted are for double occupancy. Offers are subject to availability. Richard P. Carpenter can be reached at carpenter@globe.com.

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