On a midwinter weekend when you can't decide whether to hibernate or go out and play, visit a snowy perch in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, that encourages a little bit of both. It can be a slippery drive getting there, but for the setting alone, the Notchland Inn (800-866-6131, notchland.com, from $195), nestled in the 800,000-acre White Mountain National Forest, is worth it. And there's little reason to leave once you're there, unless you feel like strapping on snowshoes (rentals are $5 a pair) for a walk into the whisper quiet. Back at the inn, curl up with a book in front of one of the common-room fireplaces or take a soak in the outdoor hot tub. - Joe Yonan
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