The Ultimate Christmas Vacation

Sometimes, when the hubbub of the holiday season gets to be too much, we start daydreaming about spending the holidays away. It's so nice to imagine someone else doing the cooking and cleaning and decorating, but we always worry that a hotel just wouldn't feel like home. 

But what if there was a holiday getaway that not only felt a bit like home, but like home with really cozy furniture, clean fluffy towels, a freshly vacuumed car, perfectly decorated Christmas tree and not-too-dry turkey?

Turns out there is such a place in Greenough, Montana, and it's called the Resort at Paws Up

Christmases here are straight out of a storybook: There's ice-skating and jingle-bell sleigh rides (with horses that look like they might just burst into song at any moment) through frosted forests…

parties for the kids, a twinkling tree, a turkey in the oven and yes, Santa Claus, too.

Here, you stay in your own private home, which comes with your own car in the garage, plus a cook's kitchen, a loft game room, three master suites and a six-person hot tub on your private deck.

And when you're done opening presents, there are tons of fun things to do, from dog-sledding and horseback riding to cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, and even a biathlon.

The resort's all-inclusive Christmas package (which includes accommodations, meals, airport transfers, most activities and all the holidays extras—even your own personal Santa!) is a splurge—rates start at $570 per person per night—but when the getaway is this good, who needs presents? To learn more, click here.

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