If you're seeking a mid-winter getaway for a little rest and relaxation, one of your dream destinations is real close to Central New York.

Jetsetter.com has published its list of the World's 11 Dreamiest Winter Spa Retreats, and there's one very familiar name: Whiteface. While the mountain resort is well-known for its Olympic skiing, sledding and skating venues, it's also been officially recognized for its world-class comforts. The top-notch spa at Whiteface Lodge was hailed, along with others across the U.S. and in Switzerland and Canada. Here's the glowing description from Jetsetter:

The resort is built from hand-milled timber, while, inside, it's everything you’d want in a cabin getaway: cast-iron fireplaces, deep leather armchairs, mounted deer antlers, a perfectly placed wooden balcony, and an onsite restaurant serving up North American fish and game...snowshoes are provided in winter for exploring the trails, while the full-service spa is an ideal respite for rejuvenating moisture-zapped skin. Psst—go for the Adirondack exfoliation, which combines mineral crystals with essential oils."

Credit: TheWhitefaceLodge.com

If you're not up for the short trip to Whiteface Lodge in charming Lake Placid, another New York destination, AIRE Ancient Baths in Manhattan's Tribeca district, also made the list, as did the nearby Equinox Resort in Vermont.

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