The nearly year-long pandemic has forced people inside and altered both domestic and international travel in a way that few could have anticipated. Fortunately, more information is available on how to stay safe, allowing previously stringent lockdown rules to flex and domestic travel to resume. 

One of the first things to consider is what you are looking for during some much needed time away. Rather than staying a few days or a week somewhere, you can also do short day trips to resorts and still enjoy all of their offerings. Luckily, most winter activities, like skiing, skating, or snowshoeing, are all socially distanced options to participate in. "Staycations" allow for all of the fun of going somewhere close to home without the hassle of traveling for hours and days to get somewhere.

Cocktail Sneakers are inventoried in luxury destinations around the country, including inns and resorts. We are excited to highlight two such destinations in Wisconsin and Vermont. If these are not close by, a list of our client locations can be found on our website. Explore somewhere close to you!

The Sundara Inn and Spa located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin is one of our many special client locations. Surrounded by a pine forest, the Sundara is the pinnacle of relaxation. Their spa involves 26 treatment rooms for anything from a hydrating facial to salt therapy. The Inn and Spa require health intake forms to be filled out before visiting and a check-in procedure before entering the facilities. Face coverings are required in all indoor common areas and treatment rooms.

Photo courtesy of Sundara Inn and Spa

Image credit: Sundara Inn and Spa

Additionally, Sundara Inn and Spa’s Infinity Edge Pool is hot and ready for people to dip in year-round. People can social distance and enjoy the picturesque setting outside without a mask. Even their dining options and wine cellar are well publicized around the country. Reservations are required so that proper distancing and protocols can be followed. What’s not to love about the Sundara Inn and Spa?!

Another of our client locations is the Spruce Peak Lodge  located in Stowe, Vermont. It is the most stunning place to visit for a slope side escape. The Lodge is set right on top of Stowe Mountain. Spruce Peak and the state of Vermont take COVID-19 very seriously. Any visitors traveling from another state must sign a Certificate of Compliance regarding quarantining. The Spruce Peak website communicates its commitment to social distancing, sanitizing, requiring face-masks, and other measures for ensuring guest safety. 

Spruce Peak offers any winter activity imaginable, including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, dog sledding, or even horse-drawn sleigh rides. The Spruce Peak Village offers a variety of restaurants, with their Mansfield Terrace Private Igloo Dinners being a hit for socially distanced dining. A perk to being a member at Spruce Peak is their exclusive services and amenities, including access to The Club for shopping Cocktail Sneakers!

After deciding where to visit, one of the next things to decide is what to pack. Each pair of Cocktail Sneakers comes with a canvas tote bag, which is made specifically for easy travel in mind. Even though ski/snowboard boots and snow boots are often winter shoe staples, they are also typically dirty and clunky… not an ideal look! Bring your Cocktail Sneakers tote to change into a stylish sneaker after snowy activities. One of the best feelings is getting to slip your feet into something light and comfortable afterward.

Destination Luxury featured Cocktail Sneakers in their recent article on “Après Ski, Sundance Style for 2021!” They highlighted the Outsider booties in both black and blush as footwear collection necessities.

cocktail sneakers outsider bootie

“The collection of elegant, classic, and timeless designs delivers elevated casual options for women who favor comfort, style, and versatility, a perfect pairing with our after-ski wear”. 

Cocktail Sneaker’s Professional  sneaker in black and navy are also great choices for a getaway. The deep colors of patent leather offer a stunning shine. They will illuminate beautifully from all of the twinkly lights and fireside set-ups around the resort lobbies and restaurants. The slip-on Professionals can bring you from your relaxing spa appointment straight to a fancy dinner. There’s no need to overpack when one of two Cocktail Sneakers can do it all! Since luggage always seems to fill up way too fast, having shoe options that take a woman from sunrise to sunset are a must! 

All of our client locations of inns and resorts  are very careful regarding COVID-19, but it is all based on each person’s comfort level and ability to visit. After the past crazy year, who doesn’t deserve a little escape?! 

Visiting somewhere and showing off your Cocktail Sneakers? We love hearing about each of your adventures!

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