GETTING THERE: The best way is to drive up Route 12 from Woodstock; it is a five-hour trip from New York City. The nearest airport, in Lebanon, N.H., is 40 minutes away. US Airways Express flies to and from New York's LaGuardia Airport.

RATES: Rooms and cottages range from $950 to $2,600 nightly.

WHAT YOU GET: Rates cover breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, all beverages (including wine and drinks from a well-stocked bar) and unlimited use of recreational facilities, including equipment ranging from mountain bikes to croquet sets to snowshoes.

CONTACT: or 800-894-6327.