Minturn, CO getaway
Stay and play on a dime
For less adrenaline and more exertion, snow- shoe up the nearby moderate 4.5-mile Meadow Mountain Trail (above); park at Holy Cross Ranger Station (24747 U.S. 24).
Holy Toledo 2, three doors down, carries brand-new boutique clothing, samples, and overstock at half off retail (155 S. Main; 970/827-5288).
Then head to the Turn-table restaurant (on the site of the former railroad turntable) for the best green chili around and a toy train set that makes its way around the ceiling ($; 160 Railroad Ave.; 970/827-4164).
Ask for a room in the inn’s timber-frame River Lodge and fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing Eagle River. From $99.