Deals: In the East and the West
• To celebrate its 110th anniversary, the Hotel Wolcott in midtown Manhattan is offering reduced rates through the year. Book a room by March 31 and pay $110 a night for a standard queen or twin room, plus $19 taxes. The typical rate is about $200. Breakfast is included. Based on availability; valid on stays Sunday through Thursday. 212-268-2900; www.wolcott.com/ann110.
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• Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado is offering savings up to 35 percent on hotel and condominium lodging for the remainder of ski season. For example, a night at the slopeside Pines Lodge in late March starts at $484, including taxes and resort fees; rate is typically $727. Book the Beaver Creek Spring Escape package by April 5 for travel through April 20. Blackout dates and minimum stays apply at some properties. 800-953-0844; www.beavercreek.com.
— The Washington Post
Head west for country music
Here’s a road trip to pencil into your Texas travel planner: this month’s Outlaws and Legends country music festival in Abilene. Headliners of the three-day music party will include singer-songwriters Robert Earl Keen and Leon Russell. Other musicians include Tommy Alverson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Jason Boland. The event will be at the Back Porch of Texas, an outdoor venue, March 28-30. Sunday is a free family day with performances by Randy White, Don Smerek and others. The Back Porch of Texas is at 3350 N. Clack St., Abilene. For tickets, $45 or $65 at the gate, as well as VIP and all-access passes, $350, and camping and tailgating information, visit www.outlawsandlegends.com or call 325-660-8458.
An indulgent farewell to winter
Resorts West in Park City, Utah, offers a four-day, three-night Mountain Zen Package that will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and adherents of the pampering arts. It includes five nights at a four-bedroom luxury condo or private home with private hot tub, a snowshoe tour and crater yoga adventure for four, four lift tickets at Park City Mountain Resort, a 60-minute massage or fireside facial for four guests and an evening of gourmet dining and wine pairings. It starts at $1,650 per person plus taxes and fees based on four guests, including all gratuities. 877-773-1117 or 877-214-0102; www.resortswest.com
The ‘coolest’ small town
Berlin, Md., has been named “America’s Coolest Small Town” in a nationwide contest. Budget Travel magazine gave the small Maryland town top honors recently, citing that Berlin is good for beach lovers, hikers, bird watchers and history lovers alike. It was also the backdrop for the films Tuck Everlasting and The Runaway Bride. Berlin beat out 14 other small towns in online voting since January; nearly 138,000 votes were cast. (Berlin received more than 28 percent of the total with 39,000 votes.) The top five small towns were:
1. Berlin, Md.
2. Cazenovia, N.Y.
3. Buckhannon, W.Va.
4. Travelers Rest, S.C.
5. Mathews, Va.
— The Associated Press